One of my sites is a year old now. After only two months, with fifteen blog posts published, it was getting 2,500 visitors from Google per day.
10 months later, and with 70 blog posts now, it is still getting 2,500 visitors per day from Google.
About 90% of that Google traffic goes to 4-5 blog posts - all of which were published in the first couple of months of the blog.
Basically, everything published after the first two-three months gets virtually no search traffic.
What could the reason for this be? And how could I possibly fix it?
I know everyone says this, but the quality of content is very good and the social sharing numbers are through the roof with lots of natural links generated purely from other bloggers finding and linking.
One article I posted about 3 months ago has had 29,000 Facebook "likes", 11,000 pins, 170 Tweets and 140 G +1s.
It's one of the most shared pieces of content in the market and has had over 400,000 page views but no search traffic! It's not even targeting competitive keywords and has over 1200 words so you would expect it to pick up at least some Google traffic!
Another of my blog posts, published just under a month ago, doesn't even come up in Google on the top 3 pages (I stopped looking after that) even if you paste the article title into Google word for word. The top 7 results are websites that link to my article using the exact same title - so why am I not getting link value from that.
Again, this post has had thousands of FB likes and shares, thousands of pins and hundreds of thousands of visitors in the first month of it being published.
Lots of my articles are like this and no matter what I do, new blog posts just don't get any rankings.
Are there any tests I can run on my site? Any troubleshooting tips? Any people I can turn to who specialize in things like this?
A few extra notes;
- The site did reach 4000 daily Google visits in May but I think it got punished in the May Panda 4.0 update and dropped back down to 2.5k daily visits at which it has stayed,
- Even when the site did reach 4k daily Google visits, nearly all the traffic was going to posts from the early days of the blog.
- GWT say there are no manual actions.
Thanks in advance for your help.