I've not seen a thread here yet discussing how and why does G limit the amount of traffic it sends through to a domain. Or I just don't know the proper keywords to search for. I'm pretty sure some of you must have experienced this " throttling effect " or "traffic cap". Site starts out normally - first few months: (0-4k/day) Then after the Jan 9th update: (4k/day down to exactly 1400/day) The site was penalized for spammy backlinks, but that's not the point. Getting the exact same number of visitors ( +/- 5% ) each and every day proves there is some kind of artifical " ceiling " of the amount of traffic G sends to the domain. ( subdomains included ). This is the 3rd site that got hit this way, the first one is stuck at exactly 2k/day for years now. No amount of content / backlink spam seems to affect it. Neither positively nor negatively. - Which is nice for stable passive income but still.. Does anyone have more info on this? Is it possible to escape or just do what I usually do - forget about it and rebuild on a new domain?