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Should I be worried about the drop in organic traffic over the last few days in this graph? And what might have gone wrong? I haven't bought any links or done anything else related to SEO. Today is looking like being considerably down again, will see a record low.

I religiously check organic traffic every day

Thanks
#worried
  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Seymour
    It seems like a volatile niche. Are you ranking for just a few keywords or mostly low-searched long tail keywords? Because the search numbers will greatly vary day to day. Can't really say by just looking at the graph. Who knows, maybe your rankings dropped recently as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Allegrif
      Originally Posted by Dennis Seymour View Post

      It seems like a volatile niche. Are you ranking for just a few keywords or mostly low-searched long tail keywords? Because the search numbers will greatly vary day to day. Can't really say by just looking at the graph. Who knows, maybe your rankings dropped recently as well.
      The latter. We're a politics forum, only been around a couple of months. Is that kind of organic traffic okay for a start up forum in your opinion? Thanks for the response.
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  • Profile picture of the author rajibkp
    Last week one of our site dropped 30% organic traffic, Trying to figure out what's wrong ! we never tried black-hat or gray-hat seo strategy so thing becoming more difficult to figure out .
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    If it is a U.S. based political forum, it's probably pretty normal. Search volume and activity was probably a lot higher leading into last week's election. After the election, most Americans don't care about politics any more until the next election.
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    • Profile picture of the author Allegrif
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      If it is a U.S. based political forum, it's probably pretty normal. Search volume and activity was probably a lot higher leading into last week's election. After the election, most Americans don't care about politics any more until the next election.
      We're international, but the majority of our users are UK-based.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
    Do you track rankings? I guess not since it's a forum, not a niche site. MikeFriedman has a point. If that's not the reason, then it could be a penalty. But I don't see any reason why Google would penalise a politics forum.
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