Why Has My Traffic Dropped? - Any Ideas?

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The website is https://30dayfitnesschallenge.co.uk/

Over the past couple of weeks the traffic to the website has strangely dropped. There has been not a single spammy link put into place. None of the content has majorly changed either. There has been a huge decrease in impressions on Google webmasters despite there being no crawl issues etc. So I'm a bit stuck on why this has happened.

Has anyone else experienced anything similar? If so how did you overcome it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Triple 888 SEO
    Hi,

    Just looked and no Sitemap, this could be causing a few issues.

    Nick
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by Triple 888 SEO View Post

      Hi,

      Just looked and no Sitemap, this could be causing a few issues.

      Nick
      not having A sitemap will not make a ranking page drop
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  • Profile picture of the author dmschools
    I see a lot of people saying to add backlinks. What is the best way to get backlinks? I'm having the same problem with my site.(schoolsfordigitalmarketing.com)
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamel Hassell
    Have you upgraded your content
    have you checked page load speed
    do you have a responsive theme
    How about your keywords
    what methods are you using to promote your website ?
    Is your content authentic ?
    Is it engaging and valuable ?
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Have searches for your keywords go down?
    Have you lost rankings?
    Has Google de-indexed any of your pages?

    Originally Posted by Sam Hammonds View Post

    The website is https://30dayfitnesschallenge.co.uk/

    Over the past couple of weeks the traffic to the website has strangely dropped. There has been not a single spammy link put into place. None of the content has majorly changed either. There has been a huge decrease in impressions on Google webmasters despite there being no crawl issues etc. So I'm a bit stuck on why this has happened.

    Has anyone else experienced anything similar? If so how did you overcome it?
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Google pushed through a broad core algorithmic update about a week and a half ago that caused many pages to drop (and some to rise). It was an update that centered around the content on pages and how they best matched a user's query. The best explanation of it that I have read so far is here - https://www.searchenginejournal.com/...update/242425/
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  • Profile picture of the author dynamyt100
    Around the 22nd Jan you begun a MASSIVE spike in Backlinks. Surely this should have improved your ranks and traffic? When did the actual downturn occur?
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by dynamyt100 View Post

      Around the 22nd Jan you begun a MASSIVE spike in Backlinks. Surely this should have improved your ranks and traffic? When did the actual downturn occur?
      Of course, a "massive spike in backlinks" might be a red flag - especially if they are ones that you placed, yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Originally Posted by Sam Hammonds View Post

    The website is https://30dayfitnesschallenge.co.uk/

    Over the past couple of weeks the traffic to the website has strangely dropped. There has been not a single spammy link put into place. None of the content has majorly changed either. There has been a huge decrease in impressions on Google webmasters despite there being no crawl issues etc. So I'm a bit stuck on why this has happened.

    Has anyone else experienced anything similar? If so how did you overcome it?
    What's your competition doing? Did you fall in the rankings for your main keywords?

    Maybe your competition created better content, better SEO or did something else to jump you in the rankings. This could be the cause of your drop in traffic.

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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    It seems that Google rolled out their second core algorithm update of the month this week that could be having adverse effects, as well. https://searchengineland.com/google-...er-week-296600
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  • Are u make the sitemap of your website ????


    if your ranking is dropped
    then share your content on social media
    as well do off page optimization according to keyword ranking ................
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Originally Posted by Sam Hammonds View Post

    The page and the site in general is only optimized for

    30 day fitness challenge

    and its still ranking for that. You might have picked up longtail before and a recent algo change took this away. I'm seeing a spike in people reporting their traffic is down who haven't done anything with their site and don't have any SEO maintenance going on some times for years.

    You can't just sit on a site and think its going to always keep bringing in the same traffic and money. Google makes many change every year but people are surprised when their traffic drops and think there is one thing after months or years of SEO neglect that is going to change that around fast and without significant changes to the page.

    From the anchor text to the page titles this site is optimized for one major term with little keyword research or effort to pick up long tail or secondary keywords. The good news is you might have rode a wave of traffic you were not properly going after. The bad news is the gravvy train may be over
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