I Changed SEO Plugins & My Traffic Dropped.Here's What You Need To Do.

Last Update: June 23, 2019

Hey there!

I thought I'd share a recent experience...

Recently I had to search hours for an answer that I never thought I would find.

I mean WA is like a treasure box...there is so much information here, sometimes, it gets hard to find the answers...


So, I figured this post could help someone out, if you ever end up in this situation.

Anyhow, I changed my SEO plugins ... I went from AIO to Yoast SEO...

Why?

I don't know....

...Sometimes, I get tired of AIO and then I switch to Yoast SEO and

vice versa.... I know I need to stop it but, hey, I wouldn't know what

to avoid unless, I test things out, right?


Well, a couple of days ago, I got into one of my SEO switching moods and made the switch to Yoast SEO, but, this time, my traffic had completely disappeared.


I didn't know what had happened... All I know is it didn't look good...


My first thought was Yoast SEO broke my site and dropped my traffic.

I mean that would make sense to me because, in June 2018 Yoast caused rankings to drop on many sites...


By the way, I have nothing against Yoast I actually prefer Yoast...

Anyhow, I immediately took Yoast SEO off of my site and added my AIO back...

That didn't fix the problem...

So, I searched for a while and finally, found the answer within WA.

This same situation happened or was shared by someone 5 years ago. Funny thing, is I can't find that post anymore. :D


See the image below...

The numbers are too small for you to see but, I had 1 visitor that entire day....

Oh man, I almost panicked...


I thought I broke something or ruined my entire SEO for a long time.

Well, after hours of searching for the answer to fix this problem of mine. I discovered that the answer ended up being simple.

The Google Analytic tracking link broke or some kind of way disappeared.


So, if you ever change an SEO plugin and all of a sudden your traffic in GA stops or drastically drops.


Make sure to grab your Google Analytics code.

Then copy and paste it back into your theme header.

The next day, you should see traffic continue as usual...


Okay so, I am done switching SEO plugins...lol


Thanks for reading.....To your continued success


....onward and upward...


La'Kisha

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Dlethco Premium
Thanks for the information, that will come in handy I am sure. Thanks again
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lakbar12 Premium
You're welcome..

I'm sure it will be useful one day...especially, if you decide to change SEO plugins...Now, you know the quick fix...Glad this was helpful...
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herinnelson Premium
Wow, interesting, La'Kisha! I actually have both on my site, but only fill out the Yoast information. I've been nervous about getting rid of AIO for some reason. Which one did you end up going with?

Erin :)!
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lakbar12 Premium
I ended up back with AIO...

Although, I like the features of Yoast for someone reason, I've noticed when I have the AIO plugin installed, I get more rankings..I don't know it could just be my wishful thinking...lol

Either way, they are said to both be great plugins...
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Benjamin89 Premium
Have you tried All-In-One SEO? That's what I use.
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lakbar12 Premium
Yes, I am using All-in-one SEO now...So, all is uphill from here...
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SaraPoyner Premium
Just shows, don't always trust the data!! You could spend hours fixing what isn't broken : )

Well done on persevering and sharing. thank you
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lakbar12 Premium
You're absolutely right...

Lesson learned...lol..

Thank you and you're welcome...
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BenjisDad Premium
I'm actually testing out not having an SEO plugin at all. So this should be interesting. Lol.

Thanks for the information!
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lakbar12 Premium
WOW...that is a big move...LOL...

....let us know how it goes....Indeed it should be interesting....LOL...I hope all goes well though....
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BenjisDad Premium
Will do.
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MarionBlack Premium
You'll need another way to create and update your sitemap, Chris.
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