Well, It Was Fun While It Lasted. Anyone Else?

Last Update: May 09, 2020

I was exctied to make my April update post because my traffic was going up so nicely!

You can see that here.

Well, it was fun while it lasted!

My traffic has dropped like a bomb the past week or so.

I know Google is in the process of, or already did an algorithm update.

So maybe it's from that.

I may have also gotten bumped from some good spots in Google. Maybe I had some snippets and they're gone?

I don't know.

This is how it goes with Google.

This is a reminder I really need to expand more into other sources of traffic - mainly YouTube and Pinterest.

Has your traffic changed at all since the algorithm update?

I'd love to hear what's happening with your traffic lately. Let me know in the comments below!

- Christina

P.S. I've been doing this long enough to not be super worried. These things happen and you just gotta keep moving forward. :)

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MelWaller Premium
Change is constant.

I know these metrics/stats can have importance and help us make adjustments if needed, but the only metric I have ever used is how much money did I make this month?

And I don't get excited about that either, because its going to fluctuate for a multitude or reasons.

I just keep moving forward and I am never going to give up in whatever I am doing and funny thing is the income keeps growing as time goes on.

Hmmm, this comment should be a post! Thanks for the idea!

To Your Success!

Mel
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cld111 Premium
Yes, you're so right! There are tons of factors for why these fluctuations happen. Just gotta roll with it!

- Christina
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chiew76 Premium
Hi Christina,
My site is relatively new, and was only getting around 8 views per day, but was at least getting views. From 4th to 7th I had zero views, and then finally yesterday I had 2.

I know it's probably too early to know with a site like mine, but I did wonder if it was the new Google update.

Anyway, I think if we continue to provide valuable information and keep our readers in mind when we write, in the long run these updates shouldn't affect us too much.

Like you say, driving traffic from social media can also help in the short term.

Enjoy the weekend,
Best regards
Chris
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cld111 Premium
Good to know, Chris! If you're still early days, so it could just be Google figuring out where your content goes and which keywords to rank.

They'll let you rank for more things eventually, which will bring in more traffic.

Keep it going!

- Christina
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chiew76 Premium
Yes, I hope so! For now I'll just concentrate on writing good content and hopefully will rank better soon.

I hope you see a resurgence in traffic soon!
All the best
Chris
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Dave07 Premium
Hi Christina
Yes I have seen a flattening off in Google traffic in the last month too. Some posts still doing well but many getting little or no traffic at all,
It's definitely a reminder of the importance to have a range of traffic sources. I'm focusing on building up YouTube at the minute and still getting some from Twitter too.

Cheers
Dave
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cld111 Premium
I definitely need to work more on expanding my traffic sources. There's just so much to do with so little time! It's hard to focus on too many things at once.

How is Twitter going for you? I have a love / hate relationship with that platform. haha

- Christina
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Dave07 Premium
Twitter is dull!!! But it's good for sending traffic and easy to just create a few tweets, write a few comments or share a post or video. All of which can send small amounts of traffic to your site.

Thats why I like Youtube - create a video once and it can send traffic to your site for years!
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cld111 Premium
Yes, Twitter is there and then it's gone in a flash!

- Christina
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RamiSociable Premium
Hi Christina,

Yep mine was going up nicely in April and bombed in the last week.

I have read that this situation will persist until the algorithms settle down with the new instructions and as you say always the case. Authority sites are being hit in both traffic and ranking and newer sites are finding it harder to get a look in.

However I believe there will always be ups and downs and you have actually hit the nail on the head how we become more resilient through ingenuity and adapting to lessen the effects.

Still you were made very happy by seeing the numbers!! ha ha

Have a great weekend!!

R.
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cld111 Premium
That's good to know! I don't wish for anyone's traffic to drop, but it's nice to know I'm not alone.

We'll just wait it out and see what happens in the coming weeks...!

- Christina
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RamiSociable Premium
Christine, we have no choice we can only hope the algorithms come to their senses and restore us back to our hard won positions....its a ghastly sight on our charts presently!! ;

R.
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nudge1969 Premium
I haven't really noticed a change in traffic, I'm generally around the 200 - 230 visitors per day mark for the last 2-3 weeks.

Although you probably remember when I had a huge spike in traffic last year. For 3 days I had over 1k visitors, then it dropped over the next 2 weeks to roughly where I am today, lower actually.

I think it all depends if a post you've written is getting traction. It may be a popular keyword for a period of time, then drops off, or other bloggers get higher rankings over you.

So many variables, just keep working at it Christina.
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cld111 Premium
I'm thinking it's something like this. Some spots had snippets and those are probably gone now.

Good to know your traffic is approximately the same. It helps me to have an idea of what others are experiencing.

- Christina
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