Why Your Traffic Has Decreased

A small decrease in views once in a while is totally normal however if you notice a consistence decrease in views you may be making some of the following mistakes which luckily are very easily fixable!

Not responding to comments-  A large number of bloggers really enjoy communicating with one another and socializing with everyone. Commenting is a very important part of the blogging experience and not replying to comments may be one of the reasons your readers aren’t returning. A lot of people may prefer to read blogs from people they can interact with.

Not being active- I say this a lot but it’s definitely true- WordPress is very much a two way street. If you don’t support other blogs they are going to stop supporting you too. If you notice that someone consistently likes and comments on your blog make sure to return the favour. This will encourage people to keep coming back to your blog. If you don’t return the favour people may stop returning to your blog over time. For more on how to be active on WordPress click here. 

Not being consistent- If you don’t post consistently at the same time readers may not know when to visit your blog for new posts. If you don’t post for a while they may also think you’ve stopped blogging which is pretty common sometimes. Scheduling your post and remaining consistent can really help increase your traffic. For more on how to schedule your posts click here.

Not using tags well- I always say this as well but tags are super important when it comes to blogging! Not using the correct tags or the tags that could bring you optimum views can really cut down your views, likes and follows.

For more on how to use tags correctly click here.
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87 thoughts on “Why Your Traffic Has Decreased

                    1. Not really I’m okay so far because I have online classes and stuff but I feel like after the semester is over it might be a little more difficult. How about you?

                    2. I am reading a lot and playing with my kids. I helped my Beloved do the dishes last night. As soon as my sore throat goes away, I will go back to work.

                    3. Thank you! I am trying to be cautious just in case. Normally, I have a strong immune system and do not want to pass any icky stuff along. I have been feeling silly lately. Hopefully that is contagious!

  1. How do you feel about a consistent posting at same time every day, and once in a while adding an additional post (at a different time)? Or, should one just que all posts up with the others, that are set to post at regular time?

    1. I think as long as you continue to post at your usual time posting additional posts should not be a problem as long as it’s only once in a while.

  2. Thank you for sharing these tips. I have been trying to get better at blogging.Sadly I am still trying to get use to having a work college and my writing. I hope you and anyone reading this is doing well despite everything that is going on in the world.

    1. It takes a while to get used to but don’t worry you’ll get the hang of it! I didn’t blog consistently for almost an year when I first started university. Hope you’re doing well too!

  3. So true! Also spelling and grammar, and not too much text speak. One or two ‘lol’ I can let slide, but if the writer chops and changes.between writing and text talk, I switch off. NY brain literally reads lol as “lol”, like as in lollipop. Too much chop and change and I will just get frustrated and close out the tab! Great work, keep it up 🙂

    1. Yeah sticking to one style is a good idea! I think it can be frustrating for many people when the writer keeps switching. Thanks for that addition!

  4. I just started blogging and this advice has helped me a lot, especially about tags. Now I have started using tage and my traffic has increased, thank you!

  5. Tags have always been a weak spot of mine, honestly.
    Hope I can get a better grasp on them soon 😐

  6. I’ve just started a new blog. I was at it since four years but I’ve come back at it again. How do you say we combat writers block? I mean with being consistent, writers block does get in the way. So reading your tips, I loved them and was so helpful. I’m hoping you could help me out here a bit with my little battle? 🙄

    1. I totally understand how you feel and writers block is totally normal- we all experience it at some point! What helps me is writing about multiple topics instead of just one- so basically I write about whatever I feel interested in at that point instead of forcing myself to write on a specific topics. There are also daily prompts that can help give you more ideas on what to write about. Hope that helps!

  7. My biggest problem is trying to be active. Between work and everything else going on in the world it has become difficult. What I have learned to do is to save all of the emails and go through them all in one or two nights and read the blogs. WordPress time is one of my favorite times! Thanks for the Tips!

  8. I love this post so much. I needed this! I just returned to blogging and now I’m doing my best to gain good blog traffic again. 🙂 Thank you for this!

  9. Nice post and you raised valid points. I have been sporadically posting on my blog and that does affect the traffic and blog visibility.

  10. I think these are very major tips that some bloggers think they know but do not actually value. I’m glad you’ve taken precious time to carefully outline these tips that can help me and other bloggers blog better. 💚

  11. You Make some really great points! Consistent and often posting should be better for us now. With schools closed for the rest of the school year we should have a blog coming at least once a week now because teens are bored w on line school from home but STILL want to be creative and learn … blogging is fun for many! If you know of a teen from anywhere in the world that would like to write a guest blog for us please send them our way! Teens can find us the easiest On Instagram @simpleteenlife1.

  12. Lately , my blog has been in such a weird place because I am consistent with posting and showing love to others’ posts; however, I’ve noticed a steady drop in my WordPress traffic each month (but growing Google Search traffic) and I cannot figure out why.
    I have started to play with my tags, so I’m hoping that’s the issue. Otherwise it’s a content issue lol – but I’m not willing to compromise what I want to write about for views!

    1. Honestly that does tend to happen sometimes. It’s quite normal and the tags/categories are probably the culprit. If not it maybe the time you’re posting- even if you post consistently if you don’t post at the optimum time it doesn’t really help much.

  13. Thanks for your advice. It’s kinda difficult for me to find the right moment to write and post something on my blog. But, I’ll try my best.

  14. Awesome !! True facts spoken whilst keeping the framework simple and attractive. As a new blogger learnt a lot from this article. Nice work

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