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Did Mobile Site Kill Traffic?

  • I recently added WPTOUCH to my site for a supposedly well-regarded free mobile plugin. I don’t use mobile sites very often for my own surfing, so I don’t really know the impact it has had or how well-received it is. However, I did notice a 40% drop in traffic since I put it in.

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    Might this be because my site went mobile and stats aren’t collected this way, or is it just that the mobile site is bad and visitors don’t like it? Like I said, I really don’t know anything about mobile sites and hardly ever use them, so I’m really just throwing darts in the dark.

    Any help or ideas?

    Thanks for your time.

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  • Might this be because my site went mobile and stats aren’t collected this way

    Yes…review with the service used…if a device does not recognize a site with a mobile setup it can strew results as noted…

    Using wptouch should not in any way lead to drop in traffic.
    What software do you use for checking your website traffic ? have you checked the traffic from other stats software, like using Jetpack.

    I have used Jetpack exclusively. I just now installed Google Analytics in my theme’s GA field, as well as in WPTouch’s field. I guess I should wait a little bit?

    Thanks for your time.

    Tourq — Did this happen to coincide with the latest WP upgrade? 3.5.1. We had the same dramatic traffic drop about that time and can’t figure out why, although we didn’t implement a mobile theme. Maybe the mobile theme breaks something else. I’ll look into that and let you know if I find any link there.

    Thanks. I upgraded to 3.5.1 earlier. I think I’ll turn off the mobile theme for a week to see if that is it.

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