jbayabas - 12:47 am on Aug 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
That's staggering! From 4500 to 600 is a big drop. Usually, you should be getting at least 2000 still.
How often do you update your site(s)? I think I may have figured out how google ranking works. It's how often you update your sites; the type of visitors you're getting; where they came from; repeat or new visitors; and how long they stay on your sites.
I only had one site when I started. My traffic took a nosedive about 2 years ago. Then I did something clever -- I separated my main site into 6 new sites. Let's say if your topic is about fashion, you can separate it to different categories with new domains: baby fashion, teen fashion, women fashion, advice fashion, and so on. Within a year, I was able to recover my lost traffic and it just keeps growing and growing. However, I work many hours a day -- at least 8 hours.
The secret to success is keeping your new visitors. The moment they land on your page, you have to get them hooked so they stay longer and get them to come back to your site again and again. How to accomplish this? Regular update; fast page load; well designed site; easy fluid navigation; great fun/relevant/interesting/popular/unique content.