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Organic traffic down 50%. Why?

Discussion in 'Traffic Analysis' started by robcub, May 6, 2013.

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    I have spent much time trying to do "what Google wants". I have written weekly blog posts in my WordPress blog since 2006. I have tried to write useful articles for others in my niche and I have been rewarded with loyal followers.

    Off-site I have only got natural in-bound links from people who like my stuff and I've only ever done maybe 10 guest posts. I also get natural social shares. I have never indulged in any paid links.

    Ever since 2006 my organic Google rankings and organic traffic has been increasing, as you'd expect as I constantly add quality articles.
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    However, since at least the beginning of the year my organic traffic has started to fall to a point I now have the same traffic as two years ago!

    This is quite an extreme drop of at least 50% of organic traffic.

    It looks like I've suffering some Google penalty but, for what, I don't know.

    http://robcubbon.com

    Any suggestions?
     
    robcub, May 6, 2013 IP
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    enous Well-Known Member

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    PR4, Alexa 80881, seems very good site, i can find anyproblems...
     
    enous, May 6, 2013 IP
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    V_RocKs Well-Known Member

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    Have you seen differences between the good times and the bad times when it comes to your bounce rate, exit rates, page views, etc? I would need a lot more information to give you something solid. If those also experienced fluctuations it could be that Google thinks you are nothing more than a big advertisement for the "How To Market Yourself Online" ad towards the bottom of the page.

    Checking ahref.com I can say that I can see you lost a lot of links into your site in December. You also lost a lot more in the past month. This could be because more and more bloggers that used to link into you with dofollow links are switching them to nofollow in a strategy to stop bleeding pagerank on their own end. Also if somebody mentioned you in a blogging for dollars forum the forum might have changed to nofollow links as well.
     
    V_RocKs, May 10, 2013 IP
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    humtuma Notable Member

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    I think ,penguin/panda killed your website. You have to recover your website.
     
    humtuma, Jun 6, 2013 IP
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    V_RocKs Well-Known Member

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    Google might not like that you use dofollow links to offsite content that you might not be really trying to give pagerank to.
     
    V_RocKs, Jun 7, 2013 IP
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    Your site looks great! But I can see sharp decline in traffic in jan and in apr 2013. In Jan, google did an update on image optimization. Not sure if you were hit by that (well, I was) and not sure what happened in april. May be you can check out if you've spammed your sites/images with keywords.

    By the way, I read an article on 'Freelancer vs Entrepreneur' on your site. I loved it since I was considering myself a 'freelancer' till now and I have now decided to call myself a 'business owner'. Here's what you said - "Freelancers get paid per hour for the work that they do; business owners can get paid in their sleep."

    Amazing!!!
     
    TPvinod, Jul 29, 2013 IP