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Analyze this traffic drop, I have no idea where it comes from

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by pilar, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. pilar

    pilar Junior Member

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    Hi BH'ers,

    I have a new Hip Hop/music/urban entertainment site (wordpress blog) running since two weeks. After the first 3 days suddenly the traffic began to rise because the site and blog pages has been indexed in google. I was happy to see a daily increasement of the organic traffic as you can see in the Analytics dashboard image.

    On Wednesday 2nd of June I had my peak day with 321 visitors, most of the traffic came from Google through 153 different keyword searches, then the day after the traffic was bad. I've noticed that I got 158 visitors with 63 keyword searches. (also from this point I've noticed that the keywords that has a lot been searched for the few days does not appear in Google SERPS anymore, almost all of them suddenly totally disappeared. I don't know how this suddenly happens, whether it's an issue of duplicate content or lacking of backlinks. If it's a lack backlinks then how could it be that those keywords were ranking well the days before? So I have a strong feeling that it's a duplicate content issue in some way as Google Webmaster tools mentioned 14 "duplicate title tags" in html suggestions.

    Another thing that makes me unsure is whether it was good or not to add the TITLE of the blog post in the first line of the content linked to same blog post, see one of my blog posts for an example, I did it to almost all of my blog posts. Also I have posted 2 full articles from another website and did not edit the content, just spin the title a little bit.

    I hope someone can advice me what to do as I don't know what to do exactly in order to get the traffic and rankings back.

    I've included some screenshots below, hopefully it will help a bit.

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  2. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey Regular Member

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    i'd spin those articles or at least make sure you're giving full credit to the source. Also i noticed on your latest few posts you have double links to the page... not quite necessary. You could also try adding:
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    <link rel="canonical" href="most relevant page url" />
    if you have duplicate content on your own site. It's hard for me to tell... you have a shit ton of links going every which way.
     
  3. pilar

    pilar Junior Member

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    Thanks, maybe I should not double link the posts with titles:)