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MY WEBSITE RANKINGS DROPPED VERY MUCH

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  1. jedixraja

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    i do not know if this is the right place to create this thread, but i am feeling so bad as i am typing this,yesterday i changed address on google webmaster tools, from my old domain to the new one, as i have already 301ed the old domain to the new one.I wanted quicker crawling so i decided to change address, immediately after doing so, my web ranks decreased for the domain i 301ed to, i removed the change of address immediately, now my traffic keeps going down, please help me, this website is all i have got , i cherish it so much, what could i do now

    ILLUSTRATION: here is what i mean, i 301d siteA to siteB, then did a change of address , pointin siteA to siteB, immediately after the change of address, siteB traffic dropped massively
     
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    What do you mean with change the address?

    When you do a 301 it is normal to lose some traffic but not too much if you make redirects the right way.
     
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    i mean google webmaster tools change of address, used to transition indexing to another domain
     
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    Why did you remove the change of address?

    It takes a week or so for the rankings to move over to the new domain.

    I did this very recently with my site and all was fine after a couple weeks.

    Do the change of address with google again and wait
     
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    0k, check if you have the same number of indexed pages, errors, urls changed in sitemap, no 404 errors, etc. Sometimes the issue comes from mistakes in the htaccess file (be sure it is 0k).
     
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    i removed it because immediately i changed the address i noticed a very massive drop in my traffic, i had like 600 onliners that day, immediately i changed the address, it moved to 156 onliners, i checked my traffic counter, i couldnt see much google traffic, it reduced very massively, please someone help me
     
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    Did the 301 work properly? You shouldn't have lost traffic because it would get directed to the new url/s

     
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    the site i 301d has quite a number of errors, could this be it passed some bad reputation to my current domain?
     
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    here is what i mean, i 301d siteA to siteB, then did a change of address , pointin siteA to siteB, immediately after the change of address, siteB traffic dropped massively
     
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    You mustn't have done it correctly for all the urls on your site. Remove the 301 until you can work out how to do it properly