Msg#: 4038694 posted 1:45 pm on Dec 7, 2009 (gmt 0)
I would like to get feedback from webmasters who experienced huge drop in traffic because of these (caffeine) changes. We lost almost 40.000 daily visitors. Site is well established and quite old with lot of natutural backlinks, online since 2004. What do you think ? Are these changes temporary or permanent ?
Msg#: 4038694 posted 10:55 am on Dec 31, 2009 (gmt 0)
Since I was asked to go outside a few pages back, I figured I'd sit back and watch the progression of this topic as I have an interest in finding out the commonalities amongst those experiencing this huge drop in traffic.
Maybe OT but, I found a handful of sites that have taken major hits in the SERPs. They share something in common. Speed. Every single one of them was slow. Their servers were slow to respond and the browsing experience was less than satisfactory.
Is it possible that you've fallen prey to this whole page speed thing?
Oh, the other thing that handful of sites had in common was AdSense. Since it was just a handful of sites, that doesn't really prove anything. Personally, I think I'm close to the target.
Msg#: 4038694 posted 4:03 pm on Jan 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
Yes, it improved 10 %. It is now showing a similar behavior, like in Nov. BUT, still, November was the month I lost 20% of visitors. We will have to wait and see if traffic improves or not. God bless us all.