Web Traffic Loss
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Web Traffic Loss
Lost traffic and don't know what to do?
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Simple steps for website traffic if you’ve ever experienced loss

Simple steps for website traffic that helped me significantly 


I started Groovy Mail in 2011 and for the first few months I had lots of traffic (to me) but aparrently it was low for traffic standards to a website. But it was bliss to me I had traffic coming towards my groundbreaking new website and I was pleased. The only thing was I needed better quality traffic and despite my best efforts I couldn’t really increase my traffic sources. Then I made a significant changes to my website in January 2012 which stuck me in the Google ‘sandbox’. It was pretty depressing within 4 weeks I completely dropped off from google search with 0 traffic reports towards my website. I searched the web for solutions and here is what I found:


Google Webmaster Tools:

Index my pages

re-write my robots.txt file

Upload my site maps


Yahoo and Bing webmaster Tools:

Sitemap submission

Index my pages


Attracta Seo Tools:

Sitemap submission across all search engines

Blacklisting checks

Linking checks


SEO Yoast:

Tag rewrites

Meta Tag uploads

Page analysis


Social Media:

Artice uploads

Directory uploads across the web. But still no traffic and then I found this article on problogger.net:



At this stage I had nothing to loose and started the process as advised in the article by problogger.net


Step 1: Well loved directory upload and tags back.


” I joined Technorati and made my profile, verified my blog: J8VWB4GCDB6T and started manually making Technorati tags. I tagged every key word in each of my posts. Initially I did this manually but them I learned a WordPress plugin called SimpleTags that made the job a whole lot simpler. I found that by tagging my post effectively they were getting a lot more attention then their untagged counterparts, and as an added advantage I was getting focused, quality traffic to the site!


Step 2: Feedburner headline animator blocks


I leveraged my existing website. I’ve been running my business website for a few years and that was getting modest levels of traffic that was relevant to my blog – so why not try to drive some of that to my new blog! I placed a few FeedBurner headline animator blocks on some of my most well loved pages and after a day or so I noticed a significant increase in traffic for 5 minutes worth of work on my part.


Step 3: Trackback links to well loved sites


Finally, I made effective use of trackback links to well loved sites. If I commented on a post on another site I would make sure that I set up the appropriate trackback for it. The results from this are varied depending on the site and post that you are linking to but since I liked to comment and interact with the wider blogosphere anyway, it was free traffic!


Low and behold it worked! I got my traffic back to my website and it was better than ever!

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