90% Drop in Site Traffic

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  • #1395315

    davidderrick
    Member

    @raincoaster. Thanks, but the numbers collapse for me at least happened around March. Am sure it is to do with Google’s changes with image searching.

    #1395316

    raincoaster
    Member

    Okay, then we have some contradictory info. The image search thing affected EVERYONE. This report of a 90% drop is new, or am I misreading?

    #1395318

    davidderrick
    Member

    Can only speak for me … with me it was about a 70-80% drop, and it was back in March(ish) and has stayed there.

    #1395321

    @davidderrick I hope that’s the case with me. I’m down to 16 views now from 250/day. Google says everything is fine. I honestly have no clue what the issue is. I am glad I found out about proper tagging and have picked up some new followers, and I don’t write for numbers, but it’s kind of cool to see people reading.

    #1395323

    I think things are improving, or it just might be wishful thinking.

    #1395324

    On my end, at least.

    #1395325

    My site has lost nearly all google traffic in the last week, down from 60-70 hits a day from google to 8-10, still looking for an answer.

    #1395340

    auxclass
    Member

    While my traffic down and sharper and earlier than last year (Boating Safety is VERY seasonal) – according to Quantcast my ranking in the U.S. for popularity is better than a few months ago with LESS traffic – granted up 10,000 to 15,000 spots is not a large change down where I am at – but maybe a lot of traffic off in the U.S. ?

    #1395345

    ryan020
    Member

    my site is dropped by 60 percent and still dropping by 200 visitors a day. my main key word still ranking at number 1 page google, the clicks has been dropped significantly. I know this because I tested with various of computers, including my samsung phone. My trafic has been stable for the past months, even after introducing penguin 2.0, I still can’t figure out what has happened. There were no announcement of Google penguin alc. upgrade or so. weird weird, a big lesson that we should never rely on Google. p.s. I don’t do backlinks, we write 3 articles per day.

    #1395349

    My traffic appears to be improving somewhat. Google Webmaster Tools show the number of impressions appear to be slowly growing back.

    #1395352

    It’s weird my traffic is back today like nothing ever happened. Must have been a google or WordPress issue, just wish we had, had some answers.

    #1395353

    I’m in the exact same boat! I went from about 2-2.5k views a day to about 500-600 :(. I’ve tried doing a lot of research, checked my webmaster tools, and STILL can’t find an answer! If anyone has any tips, please let me know!

    Ps. My views dropped slightly earlier than google’s big crash thing.

    Thanks!

    #1395361

    While it’s just beacuse I wrote a review of a movie just released in theaters, my site has hit a record number of hits today.

    #1395370

    I have 3 blogs and only 1 of them has experienced this massive traffic reduction and that one is an image rich blog. My content and my images.
    And yes, I guessed it was something to do with google as my searches reduced to almost nothing on August 9th / 10th.
    Other 2 blogs stats and search traffic unaffected.

    #1395371

    raincoaster
    Member

    Could you please be more specific and say WHICH URLs are affected and which are not?

    #1395377

    This blog is the one that lost the traffic. (From 40 to 60 views per day to 3 to 5 per day)
    http://knanaknits.wordpress.com/
    These blogs didn’t lose traffic.
    http://mytinybroodofbackyardchooks.wordpress.com/
    http://sleepinghorse.wordpress.com/

    #1395378

    fau4u
    Member

    I expect SUPPORT from WordPress, not passing the buck… I have written hundreds of articles on WordPress and am a Paid Upgrade member. The Traffic Count is down 70% and there is a Reason, and its not GOOGLE. I have examined this Thread which offers no support whatsoever.

    Apparently WordPress is experiencing these sporadic “outages” and has not given any information as to why this issue apparently continues for some of us. Please Examine the Graphic link below, and get to work on this matter.

    Notice the trend-lines for web traffic. Although I titled this issue traffic down by 50%, now that another week has passed, the traffic is down suddenly by 70%. The dropbox image below shows that August 7,8,9 were the dates when traffic crashed. There has been no changes on the number, frequency, or topic materials, on my postings over the past 4 months…

    #1395379

    jackiedana
    Member

    Again, I’d like to assure everyone that there is nothing wrong with WordPress.com.

    Looking at the stats for some of your sites suggests nothing is out of the ordinary. For example, fau4u, I can see that while your August stats are lower than July’s, you have already had more visits this month than you did in June, and August isn’t even over yet. July was a great month, likely due to a couple successful posts, but that doesn’t mean you are losing traffic. In fact, August 2013 is already your second best month since we started collecting stats.

    If the rest of you looked at your stats, you might see similar patterns.

    Although it seems from this thread that everyone is having issues with their site traffic dropping, there are many other WordPress.com users who are seeing traffic increases (but of course they won’t be posting here).

    I understand that it can be disappointing to not see growth in site visits every month, it doesn’t mean something is “broken”.

    As SEO experts will tell you, it’s bad practice to compare one month with another – July and August are just not the same. Once you have had a year or two worth of stats, it will be more meaningful to compare, say, August 2013 with August 2014. You might see a natural rise and fall at certain times of the year, which may also correlate with your blog. For example, tech blogs might see spikes right before big announcements; blogs focused on films may see boosts around Oscar time; educational topics, when school starts; and so forth.

    And in the end, the internet can be a harsh mistress, and there isn’t always an obvious reason why one month does better than another.

    I’d recommend folks read our tips for improving traffic here:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-more-views-and-traffic/

    #1395381

    It just seems so crazy that my website (holleewoodhair.com) would drop so drastically overnight. It’s also wierd that it happened on August 9, which is the same day everyone else’s website dropped. There has to be something wrong. I’m trying to get to the forums for August 9-10, to see if other people posted about the same problem, but can’t get back that far :(

    #1395382

    raincoaster
    Member

    Before you go much farther, you’d best remove ALL those ads and all the affiliate links from your site; any of them can get your blog suspended, which means of course zero hits at all.

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