Roots 'n' Shoots: November 2015

Why is RnS Moving to

Google had brought out an algorithm update in May 2017. With previous updates like Panda or Penguin, Mr G had penalized blogs or websites with low quality content and those more focused on aggressive adverts (including multiple ads or pop-up ads in articles). However, many blogs/websites that weren't shady got penalized beyond recovery too and a lot of people lost their income. The May 2017 update has had wide-scale effect on blogs and websites, but without any explanation from Mr G as to why or what it does. RnS has been hit by it too and hard. RnS organic search stats (i.e. users from Google) have dropped by 75% since. Even though RnS is not a source of income, I tried to figure out why RnS is being culled. It seems that it doesn't really have anything to do with RnS per se, but likely because RnS is FREE and not paying for page ranking (via AdWords or Ad Ranking). Now it is likely being aggressively shoved to lower page rankings to accommodate the paid ads.

I cannot rely on Mr G anymore to get RnS' content where it is needed. So I am busy moving RnS to Wordpress where you can find me as Whisker Flowers @

I am also imposing 301 redirects from already moved posts and pages!

- The Shroom - (AKA Whisker Flowers)

Sunday, 15 November 2015

An Introduction to the Soil Micro-Ecosystem Guest Post @ Gardening Know How

An Introduction to the Soil Micro-Ecosystem

I have posted an article on a large website Gardening Know How and to prevent double posting I decided to post a link to the original article here and as mentioned in the post all follow-up articles will also be done @ Roots'n'Shoots.

I would like to send a shoutout at Shelley Pierce, social media coordinator of Gardening Know How for asking me for a post as well as hosting the article! Thank you for the opportunity it is well appreciated. So in my default scientific setting the post is a bit on the uncommon topic of the Soil microecosystem, but more importantly on how to utilise this natural process to your food growing advantage. Considering that 2015 is the international year of soils I thought it be suitable contribution to the movement too!

Please find the articles at the following links:

Original Article @ Gardening Know How 

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- The Shroom -

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