WT** - My Website Has Died.

Last Update: November 10, 2018

I do not know WTF has happened with my site.

It looks like it has flatlined and dropped off the internet sphere...

It looks like at Nov 7th it took one last breath then flatlined.....!!!

Why on earth could this be happening?

I have never had big numbers in my visitors even when I was getting a good referral flow. I ranged around 100 daily visitors and then for a good 6-8 months Feb-Sept this year I barely did anything on it. (Maybe I am reaping the reward (NOT) for that!)

But the last few months I have picked up my game and recently have been blogging Reviews nearly every day, so I am at about avg 5-6 posts weekly, for the past month and a half or so.

And my site has well over 125 posts plus a number of those are on Google's page 1. Although in saying that, I did see a few drop off page 1 as well!.

And I usually get sitecomments so atleast some people are visiting.

I seriously do not know whether to laugh or cry. :)) :(((

You all know how tough it is to constantly get posts out there.

I am very frustrated however, one thing I wont do is give up.

So has anyone else seen a huge drop in their traffic of late?

Or like me, lost their traffic all together?


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MontanaTeal Premium
oh my gaa!!!! I am so sorry that this happened to you!!!!
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shazzaWA Premium
Yeah, I will work it out. Just keep on going I guess!!!
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techhound Premium
The chart you are showing does seem like a progressive but gradual drop. It's odd that you would get a complete drop in traffic, though.

Have you checked to see if Google Analytics (GA) is still working? Sometimes, updates to the plugins that use GA will knock out the value. I've had that happen.

Access your website with the GA real time view to see if you get any hits. If you have set up GA to hide your machine from stats, try a different device such as your smartphone with the Wifi setting off. You'll want to use your Smartphone provider's data access as that should be different from your regular internet.

Of course, if you have set your smartphone up to not be tracked in GA that won't work and you'll have to remove the features that don't track you to start tracking you in GA.

If you are able to get real time hits from GA, then you'll need to check your Webmaster tools which is now search console to see if Google is giving you any warnings about your website.

Hope this helps,
Jim
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shazzaWA Premium
Thanks for that Jim,
I went on my son's phone and got my site up and it doesn't say anyone live is on it so there must be a problem there.
My traffic has definitely dropped, however, I just know going by the fact my referrals have stopped too. It really sucks at the moment!!
I will see if there are warnings inside the Google console.
Thanks heaps for your help.
Sharon
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techhound Premium
Hey Sharon, overall it does look like you are losing traffic from your chart, but you do want to check out why your GA isn't getting hits. The complete drop off led me to believe that is what happened and your son's phone should show up in the real time.
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shazzaWA Premium
Yeah well it is not showing up at all. And it does show how the traffic is trailing off so Google doesn't like me anymore...lol
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techhound Premium
LOL
I think the complete drop off is on account of GA getting disconnected. Can't say for sure, but with your son's phone it should have registered. Even algorithm changes as others have stated usually take effect much quicker. As Zsolt (@smartketeer) stated, the algorithm change happened in August. And Ken's (@Rubberbandman) comment shows that change happened back in September. In both cases, algorithm changes tend to hit websites quicker, but who knows how the Big G operates!
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AlexMonroe Premium
Like WT you know :) and I have no idea what would cause this??? Is the site via WA or via another provider now? It's the only thing I can think of!

In other words, if you have changed over to GO DADDY or someone else, then maybe this might change things? Let me know when you find out the answer, please.

Alex
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shazzaWA Premium
Hi Alex,

No, this site is hosted here at WA, I have changed nothing but increased my productivity and doing all the right things. As in regards to low comp keywords, reviews, getting site comments etc.
I am stumped and it is not what I need right now, I am supposedly gunning for Vegas... boy do we get obstacles HUGE and small thrown at us in this Internet game!
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AlexMonroe Premium
Well, it's time to go to the mattresses LOL I hope you understand this reference :)

Alex
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smartketeer Premium
MANY people had huge losses after the last Google update that has been released in August :(
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shazzaWA Premium
Looks like it has just kicked in for me. They could have let me have some visitors...Actually, that is what it feels like, a bloody good kicking!!!
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Msagayan Premium
stay calm what u did?
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shazzaWA Premium
Yeah I will stay calm Marilyn ... from tomorrow....argghhh!!! lol
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