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Water Benefits Health News -- Important Update about Natural Health Solutions
December 29, 2018

Water Benefits Health News, Issue #57

December 29, 2018

Hello Water Friend,

I am writing to let you know about something that should concern every person who is interested in natural health solutions.

In August of 2018, Google implemented an algorithm for its search engine that has negatively affected tens of thousands of natural health sites, such as my Water Benefits Health website.

Since Google is still the king of all search engines, this has had a critical impact. This algorithm (called “Medic”) is based on artificial intelligence. What it has done is to basically push all medical-based sites to the top of the Google search engine pages.

At this point, rarely will you find any natural health site on the first few pages of the search engine results when you search for specific keywords related to just about anything related to your health.

The only exceptions are a few natural health sites such as Dr. Axe's or Dr. Mercola's websites, but that is because they are medical doctors and have high-media profiles.

Smaller websites such as mine, which previously had numerous pages listed in the top 10 search engine results because of visitor popularity and several other relevant factors, are now so far down the list of Google search results we are no longer found!

Bottom line, if a natural health practitioner or educator such as myself is not a medical doctor or is not related to a medical organization, we are not recognized as a viable authority or educator, according to Google's AI.

In addition, even though I have nearly 30 years of health and nutrition experience, including formal education, years of independent research, direct experience with thousands of people, etc., Google considers the information I share could be a threat to the well-being of internet searchers--as if people can’t think and discern for themselves!!

Even though most medical doctors have only a few hours of nutrition education during their many years of medical training and rarely even give advice to patients regarding diet or the importance of hydration, they are supposedly better qualified than someone like myself to share information about health, nutrition and drinking water.

I could go on and on about how frustrating and unfair this is, but I am sure you get the point.

What this means for me is that since my website traffic has dropped 75%, it has become an ineffective use of my time to continue to research, write, edit and post articles unless I can get some traffic back through other means, such as social media or word-of-mouth referrals.

Thus, I am going to give my website another 6 months or so to see if I can regain traffic.

I will let you know next summer whether I will continue writing about the miraculous healing properties of water and how we can protect water as the valuable resource it is.

The way you can help me and many other high-quality natural health sites is to consistently share any good articles you read either through your social media accounts, email, or whatever means available.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support.


Nancy Hearn, CNC

Articles to Share

Here are a few of the most popular articles on our website in case you wish to share with your family and friends:

The Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

Water and Brain Function - How to Improve Memory, Focus and Concentration

Water Filter Reviews and Recommendations

The Health Benefits of Drinking Water

Water Nutrition - The Foundation of Good Health

Water and Salt - Balanced Intake Is Essential for Health and Hydration

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Nancy Hearn is a certified health and nutrition consultant, hydration specialist, fitness advisor, and freelance web writer. She is the author of and has published numerous health articles and eBooks.

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