Organic Traffic Dropped at Year End.

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Help: Can anyone explain if there is a possibility that the organic traffic and keyword ranking can go down during festive season or year end?
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  • Profile picture of the author ilee
    Not so much rankings. But probably the searches for the keywords you're targeting.

    For example I can't see the sun lotion niche doing very well at Christmas. Your rankings are probably the same (are they? Check now.), just less people are searching.
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  • Profile picture of the author Web Choice UK
    Thanks for the suggestion. Most of my keywords were ranking on position 1 and 2, but now they have dropped to 6 and 7. Is it possible that site wide links are responsible. How can i find out where the problem area is? Appreciate your response.
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    • Profile picture of the author ezeonlinebiz
      Originally Posted by Web Choice UK View Post

      Thanks for the suggestion. Most of my keywords were ranking on position 1 and 2, but now they have dropped to 6 and 7. Is it possible that site wide links are responsible. How can i find out where the problem area is? Appreciate your response.
      Yes. Sitewide links are very dangerous. It is regarded by Google as low quality links. Try as much as possible to get rid of them now.

      Use tools such as Ahrefs or Majestic SEO to find those links and remove them by either using the link disavow tool in your Google Webmasters' account or contacting the webmasters and ask them to remove it.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMeasierluck
    Rankings have nothing to do with seasons, its all about your links and the google updates.
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  • Profile picture of the author Web Choice UK
    Is there a free too to analyze the reason for decline.
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  • Profile picture of the author danielmav
    You can check Webmaster tools if there is any message for you. Keywords ranking has nothing to do with season, organic traffic may go down, but not the keywords position in SERP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shirlyn
    Hi,

    Because of the new algorithm update changes it would be possible. I think you check your webmaster account for more details.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Today (Dec. 23rd) is Festivus so yes, traffic will be very low while everyone is busy wrestling around aluminum poles.
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  • Profile picture of the author aliblogger1985
    I don't think so because penguin algorithm already hit organic result in past few days so there is no chance at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author upontynes
    Possible for seasonal keywords and hence it would all depend upon your niche.
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  • In festive season there are chances of drop of traffic of the website as less people surf on internet and also it depends upon the nature of the service you are offering.

    But, keyword ranking should not drop. If keyword ranking is dipping you should properly analyze the website and make sure there is no such fault exist in website due to which keyword ranking is dropping.
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  • Profile picture of the author Web Choice UK
    Thank you all for your valuable response. How long does it take to get the sitewide links removed using webmaster tools?
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  • Profile picture of the author rcvnb
    I noticed low traafic to my site by 20% on and around christmas day. It picked up & was back to normal after christmas.

    Again I noticed low traffic by about 22% on 31st December. It's still low on 1st January.

    Are you also experiencing the same?
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  • Profile picture of the author Web Choice UK
    Yes but my traffic doesn't seem to improve even now. I am very much concerned. Does sitewide link hamper the keyword ranking.
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  • Maybe its happened .Because I didn't get traffic so well these days.
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  • Profile picture of the author SnackMemory
    Traffic can change based on both the time of day and the time of year. Ranking however are less inclined to change due to that. But your competition habits might change during this time, and that might effect ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Originally Posted by Web Choice UK View Post

    Help: Can anyone explain if there is a possibility that the organic traffic and keyword ranking can go down during festive season or year end?
    I think this is a normal Google Dance effect! Looks strange for a traffic decrease for example on Valentines day and another improvement the day after it... Don't think so!
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Originally Posted by Web Choice UK View Post

    Help: Can anyone explain if there is a possibility that the organic traffic and keyword ranking can go down during festive season or year end?
    I think this is a normal Google Dance effect! Looks strange for a traffic decrease for example on Valentines day and another improvement the day after it... Don't think so!
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  • Profile picture of the author jsam757
    not like that but if your backlinks fall or more backlinks increase to competitor's..
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
    It depends on whether your target keyword is a seasonal keyword or not and whether any significant algorithm updates happen. The festive period doesn't affect rankings and traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author infear_takao87
    It's about what people want in Google.. in the end of the year, most of them likely need a gift or something like that for Christmas instead of other niches. Just my thought!
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  • Profile picture of the author Web Choice UK
    Thank you for your valuable suggestion. Which is the best tool to detect site wide links?
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