Anyone noticed traffic drop today

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Hello everyone, till sunday I was getting good traffic but since Tuesday I found its going down. Today traffic is less than half of what i used to get till now.

Did anyone also saw traffic drop?
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    • Profile picture of the author flipfire
      I've not had any adsense websites tank. However one of my amazon affiliate sites has dropped off the face of the earth.

      7 first page rankings and just disappeared. No other sites have been touched though.

      2 months old site as well. and it wasn't just crap content either. Had 75 indexed pages. (this wasn't your usual kind of amazon affiliate review site)

      Regards,

      Lee
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  • Profile picture of the author drriddim
    yup here in europe too. My wp blog site seems to be deindexed all together, my old html site (same domain) is still in the SERP.. I am clueless..
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Tovey
    My website seems to have dropped out of existence this morning.
    I've either been thrown off Page 1 or added to this Google Local thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author samscott10
    yeah there was a new google algorith change in relation to affiliates

    theres a blog about it - Google algorithm updates
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  • Profile picture of the author lutherlars
    Yukon:
    Do you purposely keep the txt on your pages to a minimum, so it is easier for you to make more internal links with related txt that, could be part of say, a 1000 word article on a page? This way, you are breaking up one 1000 word article, into one short paragraph of txt with 100 words plus ten internal linked additional internal pages.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by lutherlars View Post

      Yukon:
      Do you purposely keep the txt on your pages to a minimum, so it is easier for you to make more internal links with related txt that, could be part of say, a 1000 word article on a page? This way, you are breaking up one 1000 word article, into one short paragraph of txt with 100 words plus ten internal linked additional internal pages.
      I do keep my on-page text to a min. I don't have a need for an article, let alone a 1,000 word article, that's just not the nature of the niche.

      If I was into articles I would break the articles up into smaller chunks of info. (very focused) to squeeze more internal links out of the same content & to keep my traffic from dosing off, lol.

      The site howstuffworks had a decent example of breaking content up into very focused pages, not sure why they changed things about this article because the old style was solid IMO. It's very easy to create 100% relevant internal links with a single subject spread out over multiple internal pages & still be user friendly.

      That series of pages for that one article is basically a silo. It could use some tweaks but it's still solid for SEO & easy to navigate.

      Build a few more articles that were all setup as a series of internal pages & you could own a niche like weather (example).

      Example of article series (site structure):
      • Weather (index page)
        • Hurricanes (category)
          • Supporting page
          • Supporting page
          • Supporting page
          • Supporting page
          • etc...
        • Hail Storms (category)
          • Supporting page
          • Supporting page
          • Supporting page
          • Supporting page
          • etc...
        • Tornadoes (category)
          • Supporting page
          • Supporting page
          • Supporting page
          • Supporting page
          • etc...
        • Blizzards (category)
          • Supporting page
          • Supporting page
          • Supporting page
          • Supporting page
          • etc...
        • Floods (category)
          • Supporting page
          • Supporting page
          • Supporting page
          • Supporting page
          • etc...





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      • Profile picture of the author Fernando1954
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        Build a few more articles that were all setup as a series of internal pages & you could own a niche like weather (example).

        Example of article series (site structure):
        • Weather (index page)
          • Hurricanes (category)
            • Supporting page
            • Supporting page
            • Supporting page
            • Supporting page
            • etc...
          • Hail Storms (category)
            • Supporting page
            • Supporting page
            • Supporting page
            • Supporting page
            • etc...
          • Tornadoes (category)
            • Supporting page
            • Supporting page
            • Supporting page
            • Supporting page
            • etc...
          • Blizzards (category)
            • Supporting page
            • Supporting page
            • Supporting page
            • Supporting page
            • etc...
          • Floods (category)
            • Supporting page
            • Supporting page
            • Supporting page
            • Supporting page
            • etc...



        For an Ecommerce site where you have the category then separate pages for different types of product in that category would you link each product page back to main category page.
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        • Profile picture of the author yukon
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          Originally Posted by Fernando1954 View Post

          For an Ecommerce site where you have the category then separate pages for different types of product in that category would you link each product page back to main category page.
          If your talking about nesting categories/pages deeper than one category, really that's up to you which category, sub-category page you want to throw all the supporting pages at (internal links).

          I usually don't go more than one category deep on my own sites.
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          • Profile picture of the author Fernando1954
            Originally Posted by yukon View Post

            If your talking about nesting categories/pages deeper than one category, really that's up to you which category, sub-category page you want to throw all the supporting pages at (internal links).

            I usually don't go more than one category deep on my own sites.
            I have around 60 products based around Pest control, so would the best practice be to link back to main category page and not the Pest control (index page)


            Pest control (index page)

            rat poison (category)
            product page
            product page
            product page (Link these pages just to rat poison cat)
            product page
            Etc...

            Mouse poison (category)
            product page
            product page
            product page (Link these pages just to mouse poison cat)
            product page
            Etc...
            Rat traps (category)
            product page
            product page
            product page (Link these pages just to rat traps cat)
            product page
            Etc...
            Mouse traps (category)
            product page
            product page
            product page (Link these pages just to mouse traps cat)
            product page
            Etc...

            Bait boxes (category)
            product page
            product page
            product page (Link these pages just to bait boxes cat)
            product page
            Etc...
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          Originally Posted by Fernando1954 View Post

          For an Ecommerce site where you have the category then separate pages for different types of product in that category would you link each product page back to main category page.
          I forgot to mention breadcrumbs, you could pass authority back to both a category & sub-category at the same time If you wanted, just depends on what you want to do & what makes sense for traffic.

          You could do this as breadcrumb nav. links

          Home > Category > Sub-category > Product page



          ...or this.

          Home > Category > Sub-category > Product page
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  • Profile picture of the author Lyanna
    Yes, I noticed some traffic loss but this has been happening since August 21. I had my sites going up and down since then though the general trend has been down. In the SERPS all I have noticed is that in my niche they are dominated by the big guys. The big guys are always there the difference is that this time they have 2-3 listings per keyword. So my site was pushed back to the second page for some high volume keywords because the same big websites are there but now they take up two or three places.

    This, along with what Cutts tweeted asking about small sites makes me wonder if they have again bumped up the big authority websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author denharsh
    There has been report of a Google update after 29th August 2013. I see a traffic improvement after that..
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  • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
    The site howstuffworks had a decent example of breaking content up into very focused pages, not sure why they changed things about this article because the old style was solid IMO.
    With a table of contents a visitor can go to and read the specific page of content they want with one click.

    Without a table of contents a visitor has to read and click through every page trying to find the specific page of content they are looking for.

    Being less user friendly results in more time on the site, more pages (also less bounce) and more page views.

    IMHO you can tell which sites are more interested in Google and technical metrics than their readers because they use this tactic to chunk an article across many different pages.

    The site could, after all, have the entire article on one page and, like Wikipedia, use a table of contents using bookmarks to help the reader navigate one long page.

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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by kindsvater View Post

      With a table of contents a visitor can go to and read the specific page of content they want with one click.

      Without a table of contents a visitor has to read and click through every page trying to find the specific page of content they are looking for.

      Being less user friendly results in more time on the site, more pages (also less bounce) and more page views.

      IMHO you can tell which sites are more interested in Google and technical metrics than their readers because they use this tactic to chunk an article across many different pages.

      The site could, after all, have the entire article on one page and, like Wikipedia, use a table of contents using bookmarks to help the reader navigate one long page.

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      Wikipedia does indeed break up articles.

      What they do is turn just about every one of their articles into a bunch of short summaries, combine all those summaries to form a complete article, then link out of those articles too more focused subtopic articles & repeat... over & over...

      Notice how Wikipedia articles usually have an internal link pointing to a more detailed article below each <h2> tag (screenshot below), the location on the page that the jump-links at the top of the article jump to on the article page.

      Example Wikipedia article here.

      There's more than just basic articles on Wikipedia, it's a boat load of relevant internal pages passing authority back & forth between pages. It's not just one article ranking in Google SERPs all by it's lonesome.





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  • Profile picture of the author SoCal Digital
    I have noticed that my websites that have been created within the past 2 months that were ranking on pages 4-8 for about 5-7 keywords each have all dropped off.

    I thought it was a Google dance but it seems that new domains are carrying less weight in this recent algo update?
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  • Profile picture of the author lutherlars
    New domains are always gonna get some love early before being demoted to their true ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    I got drop down in traffic on one of my sites last week badly, but this week it is going good and improved. The other one is at the same place with stable traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
    I'd say the part of the web that Google supress from search or de-indexes is starting to get big.
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  • Profile picture of the author dressupdown
    I agree. My traffic dropped about 50% from Monday - Thursday. What is going on!
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    • Profile picture of the author IndianaJones
      Going forward I will never build a business on SEO. All my traffic or most of it will come from paid advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author nated
    Traffic has been dropping consistently for me too. Sometimes it's been rather sporadic. I have been getting some good traffic, not from search engines, but from blog comments and answer sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shift5
    I think its about Google Dance. If recently increased your effort in SEO, in huge volume, definitely its Google Dance. Your site's rank will be back after they finish calculating your position and it might improve your rank. But don't hope too much, it's just my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Earl Gray
    I've lost more than 90% of visitors since last week. I've being doing some changes to websites, but it shouldn't impact that much, it's due to Google update.

    I didn't do black hat and I suppose I'll get on the board again.
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  • Profile picture of the author NestZone
    Also experienced a drop in traffic, and unique visitors.
    Started experiencing this from last weekend.
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