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Did some 301 redirects and lost all the traffic

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by fifty875, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. fifty875

    fifty875 Junior Member

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    I just modified .htaccess from 11 websites hosted on the same server to make301 redirects to one main website and after 1-2 days almost all the traffic shown in Google Analytics. After that I modified the .htacces file how it was last time.

    What should I do now the see the normal traffic again? Should I send Google a consideration request or to eliminate this links first with the disavow tool?

    I kinda need this fixed soon...

    Some help woud be appreciated.
     
  2. fifty875

    fifty875 Junior Member

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    Want to mention that all the rankings remain the same...
     
  3. drywallrob

    drywallrob Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You should have left it alone for a few days. Maybe some of the sites you are redirecting are penalized? But it should take a few weeks before you get a penalty if it is penalized.

    I wouldn't disavow. If any damage is done, it will work itself out over time. Work on other projects.

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  4. fifty875

    fifty875 Junior Member

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    I did buyed organic traffic from fiverr before but this doesn't affected the analytics traffic, ony 1-2 days after I did the 301 redirects I started to lose the traffic showsn in analtics. The rankings are the same and in Webmaster tools I see that normal traffic is coming...weird.

    What can I do to at least track something, is there a analytics setting or did anybody came across something like this?
     
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    Move on, they will come back, only problem is, don't know when.
     
  7. kazhkaz

    kazhkaz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think the problem is with buying organic traffic. If nothing else has changed then this is the issue.
     
  8. fifty875

    fifty875 Junior Member

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    The gig with traffic was active when I did the 301 redirect.
     
  9. fifty875

    fifty875 Junior Member

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    I get an answer from another fiverr user:

    "If you bought "organic traffic" from people around here, this means they have a tool that uses proxy to google for your domain or a combination of your domain + keyword, find a website and click it.
    These are no natural visitors but you might already know that.


    When you have a penalty, the best way to fix it is not to buy crap traffic.
    You have to fix your on-page and off-page factors then submit a reconsideration request.


    Hope it helps."
     
  10. counselor_X

    counselor_X Regular Member

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    Are you sure you didn't mess up your Analytics code and caused it to stop tracking visitors? Maybe you accidentally deleted your verification on your site's header or something.
     
  11. fifty875

    fifty875 Junior Member

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    No, I didn't touched the code.

    I think the site got sandboxed or something, it still ranks but it didn't rank for "brand name".

    I also think that while the traffic gig was active, I did the 301 redirects and that triggered something to G and slapped me.

    I didn't get a manual penalty but the traffic is still at maximum 40 visits per day from 1500/day....