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Blog's Traffic Flatlined. Not in Sandbox. Still Index

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by BigMarcusStud, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. BigMarcusStud

    BigMarcusStud Senior Member

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    So the traffic pretty much says everything. I have a blog that's getting about 130-140 UVs a day. Two nights ago, it dropped to 19. Last night, it dropped to 5. I'm pretty sure it's still dropping judging from the lack of Adsense earning.

    I checked using the "site:mysite.com" to see if my site is still indexed and it's still there. I'm still ranking the same for my keywords. So what gives? Any ideas? I'm stumped!

    Thanks to those who will give me ideas and rep to the one who'll be able to give the answer.
     
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    BigMarcusStud Senior Member

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    I now know what's wrong. All my inner pages and posts are down. I can access the homepage just fine. I can even access the dashboard and put up a new post. But when I tried to view the new post, it showed a 404 error. I checked and all inner pages and posts are like that. Weird.

    I'm now speaking with hostgator tech support to have this resolved.
     
  3. arwen

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    maybe a problem with permalinks setting and htaccess
     
  4. BigMarcusStud

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    Yes, it was the permalinks. All I needed to do was to put it back to the basic setting and then just re-save my custom permalink. Apparently, it sometimes happens when you transfer hosting.
     
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    Thanks for the update BigMarcus, I added this as a note for when I'm moving a WP based website.
     
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  7. BigMarcusStud

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    Yes. That's the first thing that the agent asked me - if it's on WP. Note that the permalinks itself won't change. It's still there. You just need to change it back to the basic setting first and saving it before placing your custom permalinks again.