Really getting no traffic at all to my website.
I've mentioned this site before, when I first started it, I went from low traffic and steadily to higher and higher.
I transferred my website to my own www.com and on day one I had over 3,000 unique visitors according to statcounter.
The following days looked the same but steadily and rather quickly, after transferring my site to a host, my large amount of traffic per day started going down.. and down... and down.
I post articles just as often as I did to begin with and I have gone as far as changing the way I do things multiple times to try and get my traffic back but looking at my stats...
My recent keyword activity only expands for the last 3 days currently, and in the last three days I have had a total of 14 searches.
7 of which are encrypted and the rest of which are search results that I see just about every single day..
"frank frazetta" - "warhammer 40k" etc.
My results really just don't change.
My recent came from results are showing that everyone is coming from the same old locations... which is where my website originally started from.
I left that portion up as a subdomain of my now current site and since switching, I will post my article on the sub domain but I will link them to my main site, so I haven't quit working on my original portion, but my 'recent came from' is just about as low as my search results.
I'm getting nothing.
I get no clicks, I get hardly any traffic. I get zero searches.
I have another website that I barely work on that only has 18 current articles and it gets more searches than the site mentioned in this topic.
I've checked google webmaster tools, I've checked every corner of everything and my site is obviously being crawled...
I'm wondering if my titles are just in that large of a competition for keywords?
Is that possible that for the 400 articles I have out there, every single one has too much competition?
My website deals with fantasy, science fiction and future material.
Any clue otherwise what might be happening?
Where were you hosted before and did you do some kind of redirect to your new site?
First of all, I would suggest that if you are not getting your stats from Google Analytics, to use them. Other stat counters pick up robot activity which isn't a very true picture of your website's traffic. Check all of your redirects and go over changes that were made. It could be something so simple. Like a small change in your links when you switched companies or a configuration you overlooked. You may want to articulate your new problem to your new host provider. Sometimes they can be very helpful.
To give yourself a boost in search engine rankings you may want to do some keyword optimization. These days, there are really not a lot of easy keywords to win. Your niche isn't SEO related or dealing with making money, so I think it's probably one of the less competitive niches to rank for.
Hopefully you'll be able to push to the top 3 with some link building efforts. I'd try building some good quality Link Wheels if I were you. They have worked so well for me with challenging keywords. I'd imagine "make money online from home" to be a pretty decent one to rank highly for, so definitely keep pushing it up.
Money is DEFINITELY a decent term to rank for though. Hands down! Actually, any term trying to rank for the word money has a lot of competition, as money is one of the most competitive niche's online. (over a billion pages indexed on Google!) I don't expect to rank for that term anytime soon if at all. If I do, I will definitely thank Google! LOL Click Bank and other similar large sites don't even rank for those types keywords often. I online use the term in my SEO because it is honest and tells people who do find the website, what one of the benefits of being there is.
Originally Posted by brainsickmedia
Link building is always a good thing. But like Lisa said, natural is the best way. For instance, I promoted one website with doing a lot link building and it did help. But one of my celebrity articles Jill Scott got popular and people started giving thumbs up. The traffic for that one topic made the front of the page for that keyword I was targeting at the time.
I'm not that familiar with Link Wheels though.
Hey sorry for the late reply, my email didn't notify me of any updates until this last one which is unusual.
But, I read through the comments and I contacted my host 'webhostingpad', they have yet to reply but I just sent the email a few minutes ago.
I sort of edged away from using Google Analytics at some point and I dominantly started to use statcounter (felt it provided more information) but man do I regret not checking on my analytics account every now and then because I just found out that my analytics tracking code was somehow... in some way... implemented onto one of my fiances old domains.
I checked my site code to see where my analytics script was and what a surprise... it wasn't there anymore.
I have no idea how that happened but Google Analytics has not been browsing my site for ages... it has actually been browsing an entirely different website, though under the account of www.mysite.com
So I wonder now, could that have anything to do with my traffic decreasing so drastically?
I've changed my site countless times - titles, theme, adsense placement, etc etc and it seems the more effort I put into my site, the less traffic I am getting.
I wonder if Google bots may have recognized the difference in domain name and which domain was being tracked and maybe penalized my results?
Maybe not? I'm still looking further into it all.
I guess at some point in time when working on my theme I really screwed some things up.
Hopefully it doesn't get worse.
Reading into some things..
My tumblr account is log.devilonadinosaur.com
My website is www.devilonadinosaur.com
It looks like since they are technically on the same domain, although one is technically through Tumblr.. Google may be penalizing my site by decreasing my index count because both sites are within the same name = duplicate content = screwing me over.
Will update when I find more.
Is this information agreeable?
So searching for site:www.devilonadinosaur.com compared to site:devilonadinosaur.com will obviously show different things.
www is restricted to my actual website.
Since I was using the subdomain of log.devilonadinosaur.com (by the way, www.devilonadinosaur.com is the website in question, lol) Google was categorizing my two sites under the same domain of devilonadinosaur.com
site:www.devilonadinosaur.com = 754 results
site:devilonadinosaur.com = 4,970 results
Therefore, Google was recognizing my content as repeating, since I would post anything and everything that I put on www onto my log.
Therefore, because of the repeating content, most of my content has been ignored and/or ranked lower = no traffic.
Awful that it took me this long to find this out.
I've changed my log.devilonadinosaur.com back to devilonadinosaur.tumblr.com
I had a big problem with duplicate content one time when I was switching over the names of a lot of my pages. That is good you figured it out. It is no joke if you have duplicate content that matches word for word for a lot of the content of a page then you will get penalized hard. When this happened to me it taught me to think more before I just make a post title or make any kind of large scale changes to my website. I read through this entire thread and am glad to hear you figured it out. Good luck moving forward!
The same once happened with me due to the duplicate content .When I feel that the reputation of my website is going down then I update my content and Google is now very much strick about duplicate content.
Originally Posted by Seanguy75
I would suggest you to share your links over social media to attract more traffic.
Does your website ever hacked?