Page Views DECREASING? (4 posts)

  1. jockgilchrist
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello all,

    I have no idea how this has happened, but recently I checked my Google Analytics Dashboard, and discovered that the overall Page Views number for my site has decreased. It went from over 1000 to now being around 980. Likewise, one of our posts previously had about 180 views, and then yesterday afternoon I checked and it was down to 85 views, and then yesterday night it was at 75.

    I'm not sure how this is possible. Is it an error with the plugin, or with WordPress? Have I been hacked or spammed?

    I'm relatively new to WP so don't have a lot of experience troubleshooting. Any insight you can offer would be MUCH appreciated. Thank you!

  2. Andrew Nevins
    Forum moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It may be worth asking this on Google's forums too: http://groups.google.com

  3. jockgilchrist
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Good point. How do I pose the question on one of the forums?

  4. Krishna
    Posted 2 years ago #

    As Andrew Nevins suggested above, this is a question that you have to take up with Google forums as WordPress do not have any control over how search engines work.

    BTW, apart from your analytics account help links, also look for any error messages in your Webmaster Tools account.

    In general, frequent updating/ addition of fresh content, increasing organic inbound links, etc. can improve your traffic.

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