Algorithm Update cut traffic in half
Good morning WAers...
I started my website in March of 2016. I was sailing along pretty good for awhile and steadily gaining traffic. On a good day my site would attract up to 1500 unique visitors. Then on August 1st Google did an algorithm update and my SEO traffic dropped to about 78 people and has stayed there for the last 16 days.
I did some research last night only to discover this Google update targeted mostly health and wellness websites. urgh....that's me. The articles said "there's not a thing you can do about it".
I've worked my butt off day in and day out, sometimes up to 10 hours a day for 2 1/2 years. I'm not sure what to do or where to go with this, but I'm leaning towards throwing in the towel and chalking all my hard work and money up to a great creative experience.
P.S. curious if this has happened to anyone else? or if you've seen a signigicant reduction in traffic since August 1st?