CCN.com, a Cryptocurrency news site is shutting down after experiencing 71% fall in mobile traffic due to a recent update to Google’s search rankings. Google’s core update shuts down CCN.

 

The news was posted on the site, by founder Jonas Borchgrevink:

CCN was founded in the summer of 2013 as CryptoCoinsNews. We have been around for six years. We are (were?) the crypto-related news site with the highest amount of traffic worldwide. Although CoinDesk and CoinTelegraph have been friendly competitors with us the past six years for the #1 Alexa spot.

Everything came crashing down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update, that was claimed as “designed to improve our results.”

 

“Most have little noticeable change but help us continue to incrementally improve search,” wrote Google’s SearchLiaison.

 

Sites such as the Daily Mail were also apparently affected by the update, leading Borchgrevink and others to speculate that CCN’s conservative posts led to the reduction in search activity. Google’s core update shuts down CCN.

 

Borchgrevink wrote:

 

While CCN is unbiased as a news site – meaning no political agenda from the editorial board – we have allowed all sorts of opinions from journalists and guest writers. From the far left to the far right. Many of our political Op-Eds have been “Pro-Trump.” Remember: We are mainly a crypto centered news site. Cryptocurrencies started with Bitcoin in 2009 as a counteraction against the financial meltdown and the cartel-like power possessed by banks and The FED (which is privately owned). Bitcoin is, or at least was supposed to be, DECENTRALIZED. We are true to the crypto community with our slogan: We Are Anti-Elite, We Are Anti-Centralization.

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