6 Reasons: Why Did Your Website Traffic Dropped?

Some of the bloggers experience such situation in which they have good traffic at their blog and they are getting a handsome amount of money out of it but after some time the traffic suddenly falls and they are back to zero.


This thing can destroy all your dreams of getting a popular and successful blogger. You should take notice of its reasons to avoid this situation.

Identify the Problem

First of all you have to make sure that the problem is with the search results. For this purpose after loging in to Google Analytics follow the path:
Now check for the last 6 months. If the curve is becoming shorter, it means you are in a serious problem.


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Question 1: Is there something wrong with the Analytics Tracking?

If your tracking code is changed you will face such problem. Don't do anything with footer.php file as it has the tracking code and you may do something wrong with it if you are not experienced.
You can use any of the Analytics checkers for the correction of this problem. Many free Analytics Checkers are available on the web.

Analytics Tracking

Question 2: Have any Significant Website Changes Occurred?

Redesigning of the website is also sometimes very harmful for the ranking of that website. On the other hand if you have removed some content from your website it can also drop your search engine ranking. Use the Wayback Machine to interface with the client. It will tell you if there is some change in the design. You can check the content that was very popular at some time but now is not available by Top Content Page in Google Analytics.

Changes Occurred

Question 3: Is there any sign of Being Hacked?

If your website is hacked it will not be easy to detect it but it will harm you. Your website will have spamy post in a new directory. You readers will most likely be unable to access these posts and they will not have much effect on your readers but search engine will notice such type of activity. Your ranking falls when search engine detects spamy posts.


Install Google Webmaster tool to be able to detect such type of activity immediately. Moreover, manually searching "links:youurl.com" on Google will also help you.
After removing the spamy content you will get your traffic back gradually.

Question 4: Has the Algorithm been Updated?

There is a chance that you lose your traffic due to a change in the algorithm of the search engine. Check if other sites are also experiencing such problems.


If the problem is caused to to the new algorithm, it means you require professional help. Hire someone who knows well about the traffic problems. he might be able to help you.

Question 5: Are you Facing Penalty?

it is also possible that you are facing a ranking penalty. The reason for the penalty is the violation of the rules of the search engine for example there maybe spamy content or copied content on your website. Figure out what is the reason and then fix it.


Question 6: Is Negative SEO the Problem?

Negative SEO is also a reason sometimes. Negative SEO means that any of your competitor has automated a great number of spamy links at your website.
You can get rid of these links by using Google Webmaster tool.

Negative SEO



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