Update Focusing on doing small daily tasks consistently and hoping it'll compound. I've redesigned the homepage and main category page of site 1 with content and ajax post to infinite load more. That should help link juice flow through from my home page to my other articles. With that done I won't be doing any other major changes to the site and just let it sit and regain rankings. Earnings For Yesterday: I had one high ticket order and some other regular ones. My traffic didn't completely fall off apparently as I'm hovering between 300 visits a day. I'm still down by half from 600 - 700 visits so the $150+ earnings that I had earlier this month won't be there every day. I'll get 5 more niche edits and see if it helps or makes things worse while adding the 26 articles I ordered this month. Apart from that, I won't be touching site 1 until January after the holidays. EDIT: I'm seeing other sites in my niche with similar articles taking a complete nose dive with traffic.... maybe I was being impacted by that and not the SSL and other changes? Not sure if I should buy links or not now. When you have a major technical problem for a few days and google crawls the site then you'll lose rankings pretty fast. Especially in my case as I was adding content so fast over the last month and my crawl rate increased. Some of my rankings have remained the same but for more competitive terms I've lost most of those rankings. I do have sidebars but no social share buttons. I'm more interested in doing more with opt-in forms to start capturing emails. If you guys know any great software for WordPress I'd love to give it a try. I know that Elementor has some with great designs built in but I'm already using thrive and really can't bother switching to elementor right now. Either way, I'm hoping that the rankings will jump back up fast unless I'm impacted by the recent update which I doubt. Thanks for the suggestion I checked it out earlier and might consider it for future sites. Thanks.