Roots 'n' Shoots: October 2017

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)

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Roots 'n' Shoots Is Moving!

Luggage by stux

After much deliberation I have decided to migrate Roots and Shoots to Wordpress! After looking at the state of the blog in the aftermath of Google's algorithm change it was very clear that RnS has been demoted to a 'new blog' with all the disadvantages, but none of the benefits or prospect of further growth.

Here I am trying to grow by planting seed in barren soil, therefore moving to Wordpress will bring renewal and growth! If Google doesn't want RnS, then me and my content are leaving!

I am working on setting up RnS over @ Wordpress, hopefully I can move all RnS content to Wordpress by the end of the year!

So watch this space for the address of the new home for RnS!

Ta-ta For Now!
The Shroom

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