Roots 'n' Shoots: December 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, 16 December 2017

Christmas Present: New Blog @ Whisker Flowers

Prince Charming Perhaps?
I am very pleased with the decision to move Roots 'n' Shoots to Whisker Flowers over @ Wordpress!

So far I have moved all my posts there (it is in the draft side). Before I post them (currently at 2 times per week) I read through them, give them a clean-out, an update and add some new pictures. I am especially spoilt for pictures these days, as many of my posts back in 2011 had my own photos and some of them aren't that great - but with all the free and PD photo websites available lately, there are tons of photos for me to choose from to spruce up a lot of the older posts! See, Mr Prince Charming above for example, isn't that a cool photo? (One that would not have been public domain/free back in 2011 when I started this blog!!!)

Best Blog Christmas Gift I'd say! 🎄

Ta-ta For Now 🐈

The Shroom Whisker Flowers 😸

Come join me @ Whisker Flowers & take a trip down memory lane as I update & post all my articles there!

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