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Search Console data - strange flatlining

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  1. kontentguy

    kontentguy Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    Anyone have an idea as to why the data has flatlined?

    I know from Google Analytics that the page is still getting (the same) organic traffic as before it flatlined, and rankings for the page are fine as well.

    The issue isn't international/country, I've checked that. The URL is the same as well.

    Any technical SEO people have an idea? Would greatly appreciate some assistance.

    TIA

    edit: the attached image is the last 90 days, and the flatline began on Feb 14
     

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  2. bartosimpsonio

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    I don't see what you mean. There's nothing flatlined on that image or am I missing something?
     
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    The flat-line is the red line at the very bottom of the attached image. You'll see the transition of where it changes colors from grey to red.
     
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    Are you two the same account?
     
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    Lol man, get more traffic and clicks and it will get straight
     
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    No... Haha Just coincidental, I looked at the image and saw on the right side that there was a red line on the very bottom going across and when I saw on the left side that it was a different color that it was the flat-line that he was referring to.
     
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    Oh now I see it the whole right hand side is zero.

    Seems to me like GWT simply stopped collecting data for this site, either that or it was manually penalized.
     
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    It has to be one of those two for it to just suddenly drop. As you mentioned, he either stopped collecting the data or received a manual penalty. From the sounds of it, it doesn't sound like he stopped collecting data or he wouldn't have posted this thread in the first place so it was more then likely a penalty.
     
  9. kontentguy

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    its no manual penalty
    its a corporate website with no shady on or off site work
    and all of the pages have plenty of GWT data except for the page from the screenshot above, and maybe a few more pages...

    What do you mean by them stopping to collect data? i certainly didnt remove any code (and as i said above, most of the site's pages are displaying plenty of data in GWT) so its still collecting some data..

    any other ideas?
    tia
     
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    It seems to be an issue on google's side, not yours. You don't need any client code for GWT to collect data on your site. Seems like a glitch cuz if you're not penalized you should at least see spikes. Didn't GWT stop collecting data for everyone on a day in march? They probably have something going on back there.
     
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    Yea i know they had a 2 day data fuckup in March so im not concerned about the page performance. But the part that affects me is i dont have much keyword data over the last 30 days, which i use for page optimization. I'm going to re-submit the pages via fetch as google and see if that helps.

    Thanks
     
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    You didn't change this site to https did you?

    If so you need to add the https version to see the data, it won't show for the http one and it kinda looks like exactly the chart you show.
     
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    oh shit.
    good call!!!!
     
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    Did this too to a couple of sites. Don't worry, the data is all there on the https version.