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[closed] Lost my website traffic from search engine - Changed my website WordPress theme (20 posts)

  1. Tom Jes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am changed my website WordPress theme. Now lost my website traffic from search engine(google), anyone please help me

  2. Steven Jones
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You'll have to provide a lot more detail than that. For example what theme did you used to have and what theme do you have now?

    Are you using a plugin for SEO?

  3. Tom Jes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i am converted to xhtml to html5,

    yes yoast plugin for seo

    may i can recover old website traffic?

  4. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    how are you measuring the lost traffic?
    if are you using google analytics,
    have you moved the necessary code into the new theme ?
    (unless you are using a plugin for the analytics code)

    is the seo plugin new, or did you have it before the theme change?

  5. Tom Jes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @alchymyth
    Hi
    my old theme (xhtml) is free wordpress theme, now( html5) its premium theme, keeping old theme layout style, seo plugin is not new.

    this is my first time..

  6. Tom Jes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please help me, still my website is down....

  7. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    my website is down....

    what happened from 'lost my website traffic' to 'website is down'?
    is that the same problem?

    please post a link to your site to illustrate what is going on.

    now( html5) its premium theme

    have you contacted the seller of that premium theme and asked for support?

  8. Tom Jes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    its given by my friend.. he is also looking whats problem :(
    so sad...:(

  9. Amar Ilindra
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I too faced similar problem when i changed theme in one of my site Geek Dashboard but my Alexa rank is decreasing now

  10. Tom Jes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Android Capture

    how is your traffic now?

  11. Tom Jes
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    when it happened ?

  12. risingmoon
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    some seo plugins are not friend for wordpress, i think.

  13. precogtyrant
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    maybe it is because of the heirarchy of the heading tags i.e. h1, h2 tags and some other html elements that changed when you switched to a new theme. Also there could be extra unnecessary widgets that could be bleeding away the link juice.

    or sometimes, it just takes a while before you recover your traffic.

  14. TDP'sGM
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't know if this helps at all, but we haven't changed our website in Years (5+). There apparently was a shift in the Google Algorithm a few months back and our conversion/traffic went way down. (That one was a NON-Wordpress site. It wasn't spammy, and there was no advertising on it. All we advertised was a service that we provided for a particular area. That is it. Like I said, it has been very steady and very consistent up until a few months ago, and then it hit a HUGE decline.

    I have seen this before, with clients of ours too, and the Google shifts.

    Sometimes they (Google) re-tweak the algorithm and things come back, but it can take a few months.

    I realize that this may not 'fix' your issue (or mine), but hopefully it can provide a possible reason for the decline, some hope, and some piece of mind that what you have done may have had nothing to do with it.

    Wish I had more to offer.

  15. Arevico
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You mentioned that the theme was given to you by a friend. Make sure that it isnt an pirated premium theme, those often include spammy footer links. As for aything seo related, I'd recommend you to get an google webmaster account. This will give you several diagnostic options like
    - keyword checking
    - backlinks,indexed pages, malware alarms, etc

  16. maddyacca
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah there could be spammy footer links, but anyone can make them nofollow by adding simple wp external links plugin. Nobody knows here why em recommending thesis, first use that and after that you will know what i was saying.

  17. XarranBs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There is no need to install analytic - yuck...
    Better go with some seo toolbar, or there are also many on page link analyzers.
    A agree that it could be the backlink problem, as mentioned.
    But, there is another factor that is measured by search engines, 'stability?' - you call it... In fact, the less your page changes, the better authority you get in the eyes of google.
    So, if your site suddenly changes, there might be a hit, but as long as you have the same link structure, it should recover itself with time.
    If your structure changes, you would need some more time to regain authority...
    Cheers.

  18. andy2grant
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    might be some google update hit your site badly

  19. suriyansuresh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    While changing theme we have to be very careful with site structure and heading tags compatibility with the old theme, because it affects seo. You have to wait for google re-index your site.
    And check for 404 error pages in google webmaster fix it.

  20. Avi Jit (skyhitblog)
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't think a Google update had hit your blog. The theme you're using now may have bad coding or disturbing your SEO plugin. In my blog when I changed theme I got increase in traffic, why? because it's seo optimized. But your new theme may have problem. Try reverting back. That may work.

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