A week ago I have subscribed to CloudWays CDN and then I have removed the subscription for the following reasons:
- No Canonical tag for Image URL’s which decreased my SEO
Canonical tags are important and most CDN’s implement it whereas CloudWays CDN has not taken care of it which resulted in poor rankings for my blog posts.
Even Jetpack has a free Image CDN know as Photon which implements the canonical tags intelligently but CloudWays CDN didn’t.
My blog is a Niche blog and each and every published blog post mostly ranks on 2nd or 3rd pages of SERP right away.
After CloudWays CDN it didn’t happen and they’re not even in top 100 positions of Google, Even my previous rankings started dropping and resulted in 35% traffic down in a week.
After some people posted about canonical tags handling of CDN on the community. I checked about this found it’s not handled by CloudWays and removed it right away. My rankings started to grow.
What should CloudWays Do about this?
- Until they fix all these issues they should label the option as Beta like they did on the announcement page.
- They should let the customers know about this issue.
- Support on this is very poor and it should be improved with knowledge base
Wrong Information to Customers?
When I subscribed to the addon the CC people that I chatted with about the billing told if you subscribe on 15th of this month It’ll last until 15th of next month again wrong information
I even saved the chat transcript because I knew the info is wrong during the time of chatting
Billing information should be accurate. Another unfair thing is if we remove subscription in any case for testing, subscribing again costs us another 1$ for the same application in the same month.
What should Cloudways focus instead?
They should focus on launching Linode servers as promised instead of launching beta features like the Cloudways CDN.