One of my sites experienced a drop of over 70% in daily Google visits from June 9th to June 10th and hasn’t recovered. In other words, the site had experienced natural growth right up to June 9th and then… Poof – it just dropped 70% and stayed there.
I don’t really know why this would have happened and the site has been growing organically since 2010. Looking at the logs, all other search engines and sources are driving traffic but Google is definitely the lion’s share.
I’ve checked my Google Webmaster Tools and no Manual Actions appear. It’s just as if from one day to the next, 70% of the traffic just vanished.
Anyone have any suggestions on where to check?
From:AllGood Date: 06-30-19
You’re using Google analytics? Can you spot any drop in rankings (keywords, etc.)?
From:David Date: 06-30-19
Thanks David – I took this up on a different thread and have gotten some excellent advice from the forum members. Several of my top ranked keywords dropped off the top ten which would definitely have an impact.
From:AllGood Date: 08-18-19
I’m not sure how much help this can be for you now but in the future, if you are working with organic traffic especially google you can check https://mozcast.com/
to see if Google has made any update the day your rank dropped. This kind of massive traffic drop is usually caused by one of these updates: panda, penguin, above the fold ads (I think it also called page layout update) and EMD. Over the past couple of years, I have been a victim of all four and most of the time they take away upto 80% of your traffic.
From:affdhex Date: 08-18-19
Happens to my sites too. The reason mine drop in traffic is because my pages get de-indexed. If I wait a few months it gets re-indexed again lol.
From:lems142 Date: 09-19-19