On Monday, cryptocurrency news site CCN announced that it was shutting down due to a dramatic drop in traffic it attributed to the recent Google June 2019 Core Update. Today, an announcement on the site suggests that those plans have been shelved – at least for now.
According to CCN, the company has been receiving feedback this week from “SEO experts and product experts in Google’s Webmasters Forum,” as its team has attempted to identify the reasons for its sudden loss of visibility on Google:
While we’ve been working in the dark, trying to get to the bottom of our massive visibility drop on Google, a friendly helper in Google’s forum mentioned that ‘CryptoCoinsNews.com’ – our previous domain- is reappearing in Google searches. That was a massive surprise for us as I personally requested a domain name change in 2017 from CryptoCoinsNews.com to CCN.com. Since that change, ‘Cryptocoinsnews.com’ was effectively absent on Google. Now it’s back and is inexplicably using recent 2019 articles from CCN.com. This is abrupt and confusing.
The announcement appeared to leave open the possibility that something other than Google’s recent update caused the problem and said that CCN’s team is working on “fixing it.” They are being aided in that effort by “multiple SEO teams.”
The post ended on a positive note:
There’s still a good chance that this won’t correct our visibility on Google overnight, but I’m hopeful we are on the right path to figuring it out.
Enough said. CCN.com is back.