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Anyone else's traffic drop suddenly around Thursday last week?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Stu784, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Stu784

    Stu784 Regular Member

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    On Thursday my Google Analytics account showed that my steady stream of over 200 visitors per day suddenly dropped to around 20 and has been the same for the last 4 days.

    I'm still ranking number 1 in Google.com and 3rd in Google.co.uk.

    I know we've just gone through Friday 13th but to lose 90% of my visitors... Really??

    Anyone else experienced this?

    What's going on?
     
  2. Stu784

    Stu784 Regular Member

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    After some investigation I have found that my home page of my blog was still intact however all my categories and pages were throwing up an error with my hosts logo on it.

    I then went into my Wordpress admin and upgraded from v3.0 to v3.0.1 and all my pages are visible once again... Phew!!

    I guess my sudden drop in traffic wasn't down to everyone going on Holiday after all :)

    Should my traffic suddenly climb back up again I'll update this thread.
     
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    What version of wordpress were you using prior to upgrading it?
     
  4. sgmoney

    sgmoney Junior Member

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    He upgraded from v3.0 to v3.0.1 so I guess it was 3.0? :x
     
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  5. Stu784

    Stu784 Regular Member

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    I originally upgraded from v2.9.2 to v3.0 using the same theme and I had no problems at all.

    I then went to look at my blog this morning to find out why my traffic drop so drastically and found that when I clicked on my page and category links the pages weren't there.

    I then upgraded from v3.0 to v3.0.1 with my fingers crossed (things couldn't get much worse and I had a DB backup from last week).

    Hey Presto blog back to normal.

    Just checked my Adsense page impressions which resets at 8am each morning and I've already had over 100 so far (Its now 2pm). Which is more than the last 4 days in total so I guess things are back to normal.