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Deleting a post or page that lost its traffic, Bad or Good?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by elmostreet, Aug 10, 2012.

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  1. elmostreet

    elmostreet Registered Member

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    I do have a blog that discusses a topic about a certain game. This game was very popularly since the time that it has been released wherein I'm receiving good amount of traffic from my visitors. As time goes on, the players got bored because the game developers suddenly stopped upgrading the game. This had affected my traffic until a year passed that I no longer receive any visit from my posts about this particular game. Actually, the game developers had decided to close the game.

    On my researches about my issues, I came into a blog that discusses deleting a low quality of post(content). The author claims that if your posts or pages does not receive any visits for the whole period of 1 month then it is considered by google as low quality(actually my post are not low quality but a well written content which was the reason why I used to receive good amount of traffic from before, I only lost my traffic when the game had finally closed down).

    So to all SEO experts of BHW, I would like to hear your advices regarding about this issue before performing deletion on these posts that lost its traffic.

    Thanks,
     
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    hmm, I've never heard of anyone benefiting from deleting content. Most people say that you should never delete content.

    Personally I would leave it there, since I doubt it actually harms anything.
     
  3. elmostreet

    elmostreet Registered Member

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    According to the article that I've read, its the new rule of the Google updates. The author claimed that if you have a lot of these kinds of pages (content without any visits) then your entire site can be affected which could result into being penalized. So the only possible solution is either to delete the post or rewrite. As for my case, it cannot be re-written because the topic no longer exists.

    I myself is getting confused as well and wanted to hear more of your opinions about this issue.