So I was curious...
I have a site that I started about 4 months ago that recently moved from basically non-existent to #2 on Google for my targeted keyword.
For about 2 weeks I was getting about 200 visits a day.
Yesterday I noticed that Google had moved me to #9 on Google and traffic went down to about 5 a day.
The only thing that I can tell that I changed recently with the site was:
-Adding W3 Total Cache Wordpress plugin to speed up site
-Using Gzip wordpress plugin to speed up site
-Optimizing and repairing the database
-WP Minify to increase speed
*Adding 1 new article to the site
I had speed tests done on my site which is why I added these plugins after doing research to improve the speed (which they did very noticeably increase the speed)
I also added a new article to the site because I had heard that Google likes new articles to keep high on the rankings, and I may be able to target more keywords also to rank with.
Do you know why my site might have dropped in the rankings? Should I reverse any of these changes that I made? Should I just be patient and wait to re-rank? Any advice would be much appreciated!