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WP 3.6, replytocom and lost traffic (3 posts)

  1. greentalk
    Posted 10 months ago #

    It is hard to know if it is the chicken or the egg. On August 5 I upgraded to WP 3.6 from the last revision.

    On 8/14 I read that I should go into my google webmaster and tell google not to index my replytocom since I have 3000 indexed.

    On 8/19 I got a message from Google telling me my top url lost 78% of its traffic and basically asked what the heck did I do.

    I noticed all my top urls took large hits and most them have alot of comments.

    I went back to google webmaster and reversed what I did. (I originally had let Google decided.) Now google says they are going to ignore my replytocom on their own

    I don't do any black hat seo and basically a blogger. My theme is Thesis which contains a rel=canonical link in each post.

    No one over there knows what happened.

    Right now my traffic is cut in half. My top urls are not getting any love. I am beside myself because I can't find anyone who knows what to do.

    My host has no idea either and thinks it has to do with my WP 3.6 update.

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    This doesn't sound like a WordPress issue - updating WP should not have any effect on Google. But since you obviously changed something on your Google Webmaster account - that would seem like a more likely cause. Have you asked on Google's forums?

  3. greentalk
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I did. But no reply. In the meantime, I can't get my numbers back up.


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