Why did my website suddenly lose almost all traffic?

Prakash R July 14, 2014
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I own a tech website which was getting 300+ visitors daily. Suddenly my traffic dropped down to a single digit.

I didn’t even get a notice from Google that they were penalizing my site. I still don’t know what the reason was for the traffic decrease. I’m hoping that you will help me out.

Thank you!

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  1. Mirs Lin
    July 15, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Yeah, I agree that S said. But here may be have another says,that you have closed Site Index. You can check it.

  2. Jan F
    July 14, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    As for Google penalizing your site I suggest you read through the Google Webmaster Guidelines as well as the following detailed article.
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35769?hl=en
    http://blog.kissmetrics.com/penalized-by-google/

    My personal suggestion in that regard simply is stop optimizing your website and SEO for search engine rankings and traffic and start optimizing it for your page, your content.

    Google penalizing your site could be the major reason for your traffic dropping. That being said, the only one who can answer that would be the webmaster, so probably you.
    There are tools like Google Analytics or Piwik designed to help you understand your traffic, your visitors. If you want to run a successful homepage it should be mandatory to analyze and know about your visitors and (URL) referrers.
    http://www.google.com/analytics/
    http://piwik.org/

    If you don't know where your visitors come from then it's impossible to say why the numbers dropped.