What am I doing wrong for SEO.

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Did google burp again. Lost about 50% of my search engine traffic. I have all unique content and optimize for SEO but don't understand why I get dinged like this. I ma listing my site incase someone can help and see anything wrong.
www.bobtheblindguy.com
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  • 2point2,

    Sometimes losing traffic may not always be a result of something that happened with Google or what you were doing in terms of SEO. Have you made any changes to the site lately? How about your hosting company? Have they done anything to your site based on the amount of traffic headed there? Sometimes hosts will start limiting traffic if you exceed your account limits.

    Here is an example of that,
    Bandwidth Limit and Data Transfer (Traffic) Quota
    Hope that helps,
    Shawn
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    • Profile picture of the author benzwm02
      Originally Posted by TheContentAuthority View Post

      2point2,

      Sometimes losing traffic may not always be a result of something that happened with Google or what you were doing in terms of SEO. Have you made any changes to the site lately? How about your hosting company? Have they done anything to your site based on the amount of traffic headed there? Sometimes hosts will start limiting traffic if you exceed your account limits.

      Here is an example of that,
      Bandwidth Limit and Data Transfer (Traffic) Quota
      Hope that helps,
      Shawn
      yes, check over any recent changes you made, sometimes it is no always 100% goog's algo changes
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      • Profile picture of the author 2point2
        The only changes I made lately was adding a survey in my sidebar and tweeking my opt-in form. I'm puzzled, I use I optimize all my post with the all in one SEO plugin and use only original content.
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  • Profile picture of the author BobbyHicks
    Dude, I'm amazed you get traffic talking about blinds. Lol, your a blind expert! That is awesome. I didn't know anyone actually cared about blinds.
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  • Profile picture of the author BobbyHicks
    Now I want better binds just from you looking at my site! Dang it Bob!
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  • Profile picture of the author seobuzz
    Search traffic is very much volatile in nature and its never reliable. Also notice if the changes is short term or not. Occasionally you may not get the amount of traffic which you expect, its dependent on the niche.

    Try to diversify your traffic sources, in that you way you won't be too much dependent on single traffic sources like Google or something.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaytav
    I always get the problem of Bandwidth limit exceeded. You can check with the hosting to make sure they are good. Also check the content of your site whether it is very much relevant with what your site has to offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author hirithk
    Hi,
    Do proper SEO, submit quality links your keyword rankings will remain same and you will get good traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author hadtic
    first thing i would after taking a look at the site is move the ad out of the banner as ads should not be above the fold anymore and check for hidden txt as this is now penalized by google. Your site load time also appears to be an issue so i would look at theat. Overall their are lots of minor things that will be adding up and giving you a Panda Penalty. Good luck and hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author soniamit
    Have you still using any software for grab back-links for your website ?....

    have you remove bad back-links for your website ?
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Having unique content is not enough to guarantee your position in the SERP.

    What truly matters is your back link and how you use your anchor.

    You probably have linked to a bad neighbor or gone beyond the limit of anchor/URL.
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    • Profile picture of the author 2point2
      I appriciate everyones feedback and need to fix any issues but not sure where to start and need help with how to fix issues. I also checked webmaster and they say I have no errors but have 43 warnings. This is what the warning said
      When we tested a sample of URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some URLs redirect to other locations. We recommend that your Sitemap contain URLs that point to the final destination (the redirect target) instead of redirecting to another URL.
      http error 301. I checked the url it referred to and it looked fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author DPM70
    As Syed said above - your site takes an absolute age to load.

    Once you get on there you are hit by spam so I suspect your bounce rate is high.

    The signup promises Window Treatments which is a far cry away from anybody looking for blinds. The site is a mess, frankly.

    What are you trying to rank for?
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  • Profile picture of the author Backlinko
    They make 500+ updates per year...which means 1-2 per day.

    That being said, natural hiccups and burps are normal.
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  • Profile picture of the author DPM70
    Can't tell for sure without seeing your stats but you might have been flogging a dead horse? Did your site ever recover sufficiently from this?

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    by bobtheblindguy on Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:08 pm

    My blog has been bouncing from page one to two then pg 5 and now I can't find it. I am aware of the google dance but now it's no where to be found for the last 3 days. Have been doing backlinking everyday. Any suggestions on what to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author montozza
    Maybe it is because your recent changes. Check everything, put it like the way it was and wait to see is the traffic increasing again.

    If it is not the reason, then check for your backlinks. Maybe someone is doing a negative SEO campaign for your website. Delete every suspicious backlink.

    If it is not because of changes or because of negative SEO campaign...maybe it is just because of a Google dance.
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    • Profile picture of the author 2point2
      If it is not the reason, then check for your backlinks. Maybe someone is doing a negative SEO campaign for your website. Delete every suspicious backlink.
      Where do you delete them, google webmaster?

      Once you get on there you are hit by spam so I suspect your bounce rate is high.
      All I have on my landing page is a banner at the top and two banners in the bottom sidebar. I don't think it looks spammy but I could be wrong. What are you referring to?

      Did your site ever recover sufficiently from this?
      I did, though it has been a constant battle. It was just two weeks ago that my traffic took a nose dive, again.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonbrien
    I think this must be because of your back links which you have made previously and now Google Penguin's update has been removed them.
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  • Profile picture of the author pinkhand
    Even I am noticing the same thing my website traffic is dropping day by day and google rankings also fluctuating alot..I dont know why it is happening because I am doing lot of hard work on keywords and offpage tasks but not getting the proper traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author redchillies
    Review the changes you made to your website, submit quality content and links, and do proper SEO in order to get back your traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author jclindayag
    Hi 2point2!

    It happens when you have made changes in your plug-ins of your hosting site. Check if you have made a duplicate content out of the changes you made in your plugins (if any). If not, check your link density.
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  • Originally Posted by 2point2 View Post

    Did google burp again. Lost about 50% of my search engine traffic. I have all unique content and optimize for SEO but don't understand why I get dinged like this. I ma listing my site incase someone can help and see anything wrong.
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    Have you been building high quality backlinks to your site?
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    • Profile picture of the author 2point2
      Update

      Here's what I've done so far. To improve load time I deleted 4 plugins but added two, thin out revisions and wp super cache. I also have the all-in-one SEO pack and the Platinum SEO pack. Not sure why but is this a problem? I addition I am trying to clean up some on page SEO issues such as; too long of an URL and making sure keywords are in H1 tags. Will see how it goes.
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