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« on: June 13, 2013, 12:40 »
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I have seen a big drop in traffic this month, and in turn, a drop in sales.

I haven't spent much time working on my site lately as I have been very busy with other projects. I'm wondering if anyone has experienced similar results?

Analytics chart below....


« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 12:54 »
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How much of the drop is because you are not working on your site?  Unless you set things up specifically you working on a site is considered traffic.

I can't comment about the actual amount... I changed the way my traffic is recorded, split out my Stock site, so I don't have long term traffic reports.

« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 13:06 »
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How much of the drop is because you are not working on your site?  Unless you set things up specifically you working on a site is considered traffic.

Very true, but not enough to make this drastic of a change.

Monday, May 20th: 202 visits from 190 unique visitors.
Monday, June 10th: 21 visits from 20 unique visitors.

I'm poking around on Google Image Search and finding some of my previously higher ranked images have fallen much lower in the results.


Leo Blanchette

« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 13:16 »
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I see some problems! So we have a slight diagnosis!

Fill out your author info completely and save it.it is in your User area and settings area. Admin is a User name that may be hurting you.

Both incoming AND outgoing network links have Seo so ensure you are networked.

Also try to follow upload and content advice in help area.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2013, 13:20 »
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Is it just my kindle or are you lacking descriptions on many of your images? http://stompstock.com/image/vintage-australia-tourism-vector-graphic/

« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013, 13:24 »
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Is it just my kindle or are you lacking descriptions on many of your images? http://stompstock.com/image/vintage-australia-tourism-vector-graphic/


Thanks Leo

I am lacking descriptions on most images.

However, that hasn't changed from the beginning.

« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013, 13:29 »
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I see some problems! So we have a slight diagnosis!

Fill out your author info completely and save it.it is in your User area and settings area. Admin is a User name that may be hurting you.



I'm having trouble understanding where this area is, what is the problem with having "admin" as a user?

I haven't been paying much attention to the progress you have all been making with SY. I'm lost on the Symbiocard, I created a CSV file and it has one of my buyers listed in "symbiostock_first_name" and "symbiostock_last_name". Can't find where I can change this.

Sorry for all the questions...

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013, 13:35 »
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You had a pretty huge spike of starting traffic for a new site as well! Your images have a good sellable style. We should see if your traffic drop matches the date you upgraded to v2. I wonder if your title only trick squeezed your keyword density really well? Were your high ranking images title only?

Questions are fine sy is supposed to be good seo tool and I think you will recover when some basics are addressed.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2013, 13:39 »
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This may or may not be related - but this post made me go and check my google webmaster stats. I found that I had gone from a handful of page not found to 1000 on 5/8/2013 and it has stayed at that level ever since. The top problem pages are listed below. I've no idea what I did back on 5/8 - a new release perhaps? Anyone know what the cause of all these errors is, and would that cause Google to downgrade my site?

Steve

   Priority   URL   Response Code   Detected

1
feed/
404
5/24/13

2
comments/feed/
404
5/24/13

3
search-images/landmark/simplexmlelement.--construct
404
5/19/13

4
search-images/red/page/3/
404
5/24/13

5
image/interior-of-antique-hand-wown-watch/
404
6/1/13

6
hello-world/
404
5/20/13

7
search-images/yellow/page/3/
404
5/5/13

8
search-images/white/page/16/
404
5/5/13

9
search-images/building/page/3/simplexmlelement.--construct
404
5/1/13

10
search-images/pylon/simplexmlelement.--construct
404
4/30/13

11
search-images/sparks/simplexmlelement.--construct
404
4/30/13

12
search-images/freshness/simplexmlelement.--construct
404
4/30/13

13
search-images/canoe/function.stripos
404
5/11/13

14
search-images/tourists/function.simplexml-load-string
404
5/4/13

15
search-images/washington-monument/page/2/
404
5/5/13

16
search-images/beach/function.stripos
404
5/12/13

17
search-images/job/function.stripos
404
5/12/13

18
search-images/washington-dc/page/4/
404
5/9/13

19
search-images/transport/simplexmlelement.--construct

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2013, 13:50 »
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These are not significant to hurt you and some are actually corrections.

« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2013, 13:53 »
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You had a pretty huge spike of starting traffic for a new site as well! Your images have a good sellable style. We should see if your traffic drop matches the date you upgraded to v2. I wonder if your title only trick squeezed your keyword density really well? Were your high ranking images title only?

Questions are fine sy is supposed to be good seo tool and I think you will recover when some basics are addressed.

I have no idea when I made the upgrade to v2. Is there a log?


Leo Blanchette

« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2013, 13:59 »
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When my computer is on I can see when v2 became available


jareso

  • Boris Jaroscak
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2013, 02:50 »
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If your website was completely new than your previous higher traffic may have been caused by effect of initial traffic boost that new websites receive from Google when they are being included in its SERP for the first time.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2013, 03:06 »
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Do you lot use Google Analytics in conjunction with WM Tools and mark events etc?

I use them. I just don't mark events.

edit -

Here is around the time v2 started going public - 24th May 2013
« Last Edit: June 14, 2013, 03:11 by Leo »

« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2013, 07:08 »
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forget about Google Images, after their latest redesign it's dead as a SEO way to get traffic.

i had 8000 images on google images, then suddenly only 1000 were indexed, and now i get barely 60 to 100 visits per day !

well, it's a photo blog i abandoned 2-3 yrs ago but what . .. it was doing fine until 6 months ago, now it's game over, i'll close it down.

so any ideas to bring visitors ? none at the moment, it simply requires too much investment nowadays, especially if your keywords are about travel destinations, it's just impossible to compete with tour operators, travel sites, etc


« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2013, 23:05 »
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If your website was completely new than your previous higher traffic may have been caused by effect of initial traffic boost that new websites receive from Google when they are being included in its SERP for the first time.

This.

Although the rule of thumb doesn't mention traffic fall from 120+ to around 20 per day. I would guess the loss of an initial boost is hurting but there must be something else going on. Where exactly are you being hit the most? Google Organic and Referral?


 

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