How Do I Revive My Dying Website?
It's been about six months now since I launched my website. Although I wish I could share tales of great success, the opposite is true. At four months in, I was finally starting to get some reliable traffic and earn some money. However, in the last two months, that has all disappeared. My traffic is literally a tenth of what it was two months ago, and my bounce rate is nearing 100%.
Two things happened during the last two months that I believe contributed to this problem. First, my daughter's health took a negative turn, and I had to cut back on work to care for her. While I continued to post new content to my site, the frequency dropped from daily to about twice weekly. Second, I posted some wrong product info in a review that resulted in several product returns. That info was taken directly from the manufacturer's website, but was still wrong, and readers called me on it publicly. Although this gave me the chance to correct the error, it still damaged my credibility.
My daughter's health is improving, and I'm posting a bit more frequently. However, people don't seem interested in reading what I post. Did I wreck my chances with this website, or do I just need to ride this out? If I stick with it, how do I get traffic back? I really don't know what to do at this point, and am feeling very, very frustrated.