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Traffic Dropped from 100,000 to 40,000 - Why?

and what can I do about it?

     
6:52 pm on May 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I started a site back in 2004 that grew to 100,000 uniques a month, mostly from google, and then I lost interest I wasn't making much money and the code got really messy.

I haven't added any new content for a couple of years and just recycle old content on the homepage randomly (there's a hell of a lot so the average user would never know) - is that reason enough for our google traffic to have dropped off?

I'm now redesigning and recoding the site. What should I bear in mind to restore traffic?
8:05 am on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

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What should I bear in mind to restore traffic?

Watch you don't slip on the Penguin sh*t!

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10:31 am on May 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I haven't added any new content for a couple of years and just recycle old content on the homepage randomly (there's a hell of a lot so the average user would never know) - is that reason enough for our google traffic to have dropped off?


If you're not adding fresh content to the site, I wouldn't expect traffic to improve.

I'm now redesigning and recoding the site. What should I bear in mind to restore traffic?


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