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Jan 2nd, 2013, 11:05 PM
Lol, My Google Search Traffic Reported: New Years Resolution
I was bored and just looked at my analytics for the year from month to month. Lol, this is how my 2012 year looked with Google organic only:
Jan- 11,688 searches
And by following the trend now, my Jan 2013 traffic from Google is projected to be 1,984 !
Wow, I've came a long ways. Working on this site has been the biggest waste of time in my life.
My New Year's resolution: I think its about time to abandon ship and get a real business dealing with people face-to-face. lol, I am still constantly improving things with Google only to see my traffic going down each month.
Last edited by ericwoo; Jan 2nd, 2013 at 11:10 PM.
Jan 2nd, 2013, 11:54 PM
Your traffic stats suggests that you experienced a major steep in May and never recovered from that. Have you checked whether your website is hit by Panda as that was the time (April 2012) Panda was rolled out globally.
Last edited by danielwood; Jan 3rd, 2013 at 05:24 AM.
Jan 3rd, 2013, 12:13 AM
Panda rolled out 2011, I'm thinking April 2012 was more than likely Penguin. You have link problems. Have you ever looked at your backlink profile?
Jan 3rd, 2013, 01:12 AM
Abandoning the ship because the shore is not visible yet is a stupid thought. Sorry to be blunt.
Did you have a map in the first place? If you did, did you bother getting a compass?
Jan 3rd, 2013, 05:25 AM
Thanks test-ok. corrected.
Originally Posted by Test-ok
Jan 3rd, 2013, 09:48 AM
Actually, it's not. Matt Cutt's has said the same thing that if you clean up the spam, and you don't recover, then it is better to just get a new domain and start new. To continue putting time and resources into fixing a sinking ship that is unlikely to recover is actually the most idiotic thing to do, especially if you can buy a new ship that floats for a less price and is nicer.
Originally Posted by NewDelhiSEO
I believe I was hit by Penguin and the Panda updates in 2012. Yes, I did look at my backlink profile and there does seem to be a decent amount of crap links that I forgot I made back when I first started out. Not a lot of them but there is a more than a few. I have been removing most of crap links this past week and analytics continue to show a decline after every improvement I make. I am even going through every page of my site, fixing any grammar issues with grammar software, improving the content, and adding helpful pictures.
Originally Posted by Test-ok
I will be putting another month or 2 into this, and if nothing improves- I will stop working on this site and move on.
Jan 3rd, 2013, 11:56 AM
Where does it say anything about creating a new website on a new domain? Lord Matt Cutts is not mentioned here either.
My New Year's resolution: I think its about time to abandon ship and get a real business dealing with people face-to-face. lol,
You were talking about abandoning "SEO" and getting into "real business dealing" whatever that meant to you.
Well if you don't know how to fix ships, please don't pretend to be a Ship Builder. You are right. Buy another ship. Make sure you hire a good builder, a good captain this time. Obviously if you try it yourself you are most likely going to sink the brand new vessel too.
To continue putting time and resources into fixing a sinking ship that is unlikely to recover is actually the most idiotic thing to do, especially if you can buy a new ship that floats for a less price and is nicer.
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