Google-Bot-Crawl

So, I’m assuming that your website is suffering from the same syndrome that mine is, and you don’t really know WTF is causing what I’d like to refer to as: The Post Google Bot Crawl Traffic Drop Syndrome. For those unaware of this, let me engage you for a brief moment.

Google’s Bot periodically crawls and indexes websites/webpages based on certain levels of priority, which not only helps webmasters get their content out there for the world to consume, but also keeps the Google page index up-to-date. A drawback of this, at least from personal observation, is that every time Google indexes the pages of my website, I see a significant traffic drop following the crawl, for the next 2-3 days. I’ve tried almost everything, and nothing seems to be helping. My website has a GTmetrix score of 95%, with average page-load time of about 3 seconds – which stems from the Javascripts that I have on my homepage and blog-post pages. I’ve also implemented almost all the major performance enhancing plugins available for WordPress with no avail. I simply don’t know WTF is going on!??

Some possible reasons that I’ve come up with so far, well mainly 1 reason, is that I don’t update the content on my website with Daily Frequency, or the frequency of a content driven website like TechCrunch or Deadspin or Gawker, etc… That is probably the only legitimate reason I’ve been able to come up with. Other than that, I just don’t know WTF else am I supposed to do?

If you have the answers that I’m looking for, and know WTF is causing the traffic drop, I would appreciate if you can share your ideas in the comments section.

Posted: April 1, 2016 at 6:49 pm

Post Google Bot Crawl Traffic Drop Syndrome!