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Lost Google traffic after WordPress 3.8.3 update (8 posts)

  1. kurtzky
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hello. My site's Google traffic plummeted when it auto-upgraded to WordPress 3.8.3 on April 15th. No major activities in my site happened that time except for the version update, so I'm assuming it's the primary reason for my site to get de-indexed. My posts totally disappeared from Google search results beginning April 16th, and my traffic hasn't recovered up to this writing.

    Is there any way to avoid getting de-indexed by Google when WordPress auto-updates to another version? Thanks. :)

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 months ago #

    so I'm assuming it's the primary reason for my site to get de-indexed

    I'm sorry but it isn't - unless your site collapsed and you didn't fix it for a prolonged period. Updating WordPress will have no impact on your SEO.

  3. kurtzky
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi Esmi. How long is "prolonged period"? Since my traffic dropped I've been monitoring my site's progress every day and I did not experience any prolonged site downtime since then.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 months ago #

    How long is "prolonged period"?

    Weeks?

  5. kurtzky
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hmm. I don't think my site's down for weeks. I'm wondering why my traffic suddenly dropped without me doing any major overhaul on the site. After I received the WP auto-update email notification on April 15th, the plummet immediately took effect the next day.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 months ago #

    I have no idea what caused this but it won't have been the WordPress update. You need to look elsewhere.

  7. himanshudix2009cool
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    May be there is a Google Panda Update , You should check it out because a wordpress don't have any effect on search engines results.

  8. Viktor Nagornyy
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    If you use Google Analytics to track traffic. Check out this free tool that pulls in your traffic data and overlays Google changes. It will show you if your traffic was affected by a Google update/change.

    http://www.barracuda-digital.co.uk/panguin-tool/

    Not affiliated with them, just an awesome tool.

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