Rankings Dropping Like Flies
Every day we see others posting success stories around achieving page one rankings with help from the training here at WA. I have been one of them. Recently I blogged about having numerous page 1 ranked posts, a few of which were in the #1 spot.
Precursor: I moved my website to a new domain name just over 1 month ago. The old website is still running and has the auto redirect that WA applies for you.
I changed to the Yoast SEO plugin from the All In One Plugin about two weeks ago.
This morning I logged into Webmaster Tools to take a look see of what was going on with one of my sites. To my surprise, I found a boat load of information I was not prepared for.
My rankings were slipping at a rapid pace. I don't mean 1 or 2 spots here and there. I am talking slipping to the tune of 2 or 3 pages, A DAY! Wait, what?
Check traffic time. My pages were averaging 250 - 300 clicks a day. Now, 20 on a good day. All coming from social media. What the Hell is going on here? And then I saw this.
Hmmm. That can't be right. I have submitted sitemaps. Even double checking to make sure they are there. I have fetched every new post as it's been written and submitted. No errors are showing.
What am i missing here? Is there something about Yoast and sitemaps that I am not aware of? I don't know if it has something to do with Yoast or not. I feel like I need to switch back to All In One and Google Sitemaps plugin. Didn't have any problems with them. I switched to Yoast based on feedback from the community and really like the features it has to offer.
Anyone else have similar experiences with Yoast?