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All of a sudden, once the duplicates were out, traffic fell dramatically and I could not believe my eyes.
Left it for nearly a month in hope to have the site re-indexed properly, as I did some architectural and structural changes and nothing.
Last week I re-included all duplicates by changing my robots.txt file and traffic surged up to normal levels again!
Isn't that weird? Has anyone experienced anything similar in the past?
This is an 8 years old "authority" site in its specific country ranking for every generic "widget" keyword I could come up with.
For the moment I am leaving it with duplicates and have asked for a new cms... Just wanted to showcase it here cause is the first time I come across this issue.