After so many panda and penguin updates from Google, here i am giving you some tips to recover from the traffic drop. There are lots of and lots of blogs and sites are getting hit by Google search engine updates. And many of them get lots of financial damage with due respect to the drop in traffic.
Why i am writing this? After the recent hummingbird update and penguin 2.1 i can give you tons of blogs and sites which got almost 30-60% of huge traffic drop. Though, Google claims that only 1% search query will be effected. And these 1% can bring 80% [almost] of change in your monthly income, in case, if you are only depended on the Google traffic.
So, here is some of the tips i have observed while checking the traffic stats of my blogs via google webmaster. Before i write more, i am assuming that your blog are verified from google webmaster and google analytics. Because google analytics stats will help you to understand the scenario much better and easy way.
How to Find the Reason
Before you do anything, find the reason, why google hit you? There are lots of updates are going on nowadays by google to making “search more user friendly”. [Semantic web search]. so, its kinda hard to find the reason for the traffic drop. But i am giving you some tips and tools to find the traffic drop for your blog.
Then the next question that comes into your mind is, how to find the reason for traffic drop? which google update has hit my blog? its quite important to know as it will give you right direction while working for the recovery. so, here is tool called Barracuda’s Panguin Tool which will exactly tell you about which google update, your blog has been hit.
you can just go to the home page and allow google analytisc access to this tool, and this tool will automatically fetch the google anaytics data and via using their own tool, they will show you by which google update your blog is got hit and you will get the traffic drop reason.
So, now you will get the details by which alog update, your blog has been hit, the reason for traffic drop is now comes to your mind.
Harsh Aggrawal has mentioned the Reason for getting hit by Google Panda :-
- A website with low quality (Thin content)
- A website which works as content farm
- A website with useless pages indexed in Google (Same as content farm)
- A website with improper SEO structure
- Duplicate content
- Too many advertisements
- Poor grammar
- Slow site loading time
- SEO over optimization (Black hat SEO)
Reasons for getting hit by Penguin updates
- Over-optimized anchor text
- Links to and from ‘bad neighbourhoods’
- Too many links from irrelevant sites
- Black or grey hat tactics such as comment spam, links from spun content, guest posts from questionable sites etc.
How to recover from Google Panda – Penguin – Hummingbird updates
Well, there are lots articles already available on internet which has give a good solutions for such problems. you can follow the below links, if you need a tutorial for the recovery. Else, i would suggest you to do it your self and not make any more backlinks, as backlinks are dead.
Promote your blogs on Google+, facebook, LinkedIN and twitter as much as you can. That’s key to get traffic nowadays.