Google Search Engine Traffic Returns

My traffic is back! I have been observing this trend for about a week now and I’m can finally conclude that my traffic from Google is back.

After a month of suffering from no traffic from Google, it finally came back last week. When I checked my stats, I can already see that Yahoo and Google are now starting to share in giving me web traffic. A few weeks before, it was usually Yahoo only since I was gone from Google search engine results.

I also checked the keywords I was optimizing and found some of rankings back to where they used to be. I still can’t find the other keywords but it is already a good start. So in line with this, I would like to share what I did to gain my Google Traffic back.

Know the reason why you got dropped in the first place

If you got dropped by Google, then probably you did something wrong in their guidelines. So the first thing you should do is to know what did you do. Here are some probable reasons you got dropped.

  • You bought/sell “peyd” links
  • You have “peyd” posts
  • You engaged in black hat seo such as hidden text, keyword stuffing and other black hat seo tactics.

Correct those mistakes

After knowing what you have done “wrong” in the eyes of Google, you should correct those. In my case, I was guilty of engaging in Peyd posts so what I did was look at Google’s Webmaster Guidelines on paid links. I found out that Google accepts Paid posts as long as it has the no-follow attribute on it. (Source)

Not all paid links violate our guidelines. Buying and selling links is a normal part of the economy of the web when done for advertising purposes, and not for manipulation of search results. Links purchased for advertising should be designated as such. This can be done in several ways, such as:

  • Adding a rel=”nofollow” attribute to the <a> tag
  • Redirecting the links to an intermediate page that is blocked from search engines with a robots.txt file

So upon knowing this, I quickly browsed through all my posts and added nofollow to all paid posts. It was a bit troublesome for someone lazy like me but I had to do it because I need the traffic so I spent half a day reading through posts. After doing that, it’s time to tell Google that you have turned over a new leaf.

File a Google Reinclusion Request

This is the last step on getting your traffic from Google back. You have to file a Google reinclusion request. Basically, you need to tell them what you did wrong, what you did to fix them and ask them to recinclude your blog/site into their rankings. Then you just have to wait for around two weeks if your traffic changed or not. This is what I did and right now, I’m enjoying search engine traffic from Google again.

For more info, please watch the video on how to file a google reinclusion request.

I hope you can get your rankings back. Good luck! πŸ™‚

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19 thoughts on “Google Search Engine Traffic Returns

  1. well, well, well… very well said…! glad that your google search results visitors are back… hehehhe… πŸ˜›

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    congratz pal, πŸ˜€

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  3. Umh.. add no follow is that breaking review rules? But if U already paid.. I think thats fine ^^
    Congratz. My http://video.persusi.org lost its traffic from google T___T so sad

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  4. After a longer time I look by and read myself this very interesting and well written contribution again once here. Really very informatively! Greeting from Germany

  5. Neat post — I enjoyed reading it. Congrats on your traffic!

  6. That is very good to hear πŸ™‚

    I tend to get a little bit of traffic from yahoo and other search engines, but the bulk of my traffic comes from google. Due to my niche, without paying, the only chance I have with yahoo is coming up on long-tail searches.

  7. Good stuff, Allen. Glad that you have your Google traffic back. Now make sure you don’t screw up again. πŸ™‚

  8. @yatot – Thanks for the support. πŸ™‚

  9. @Ling – Yes! I will try my best not to screw up again. πŸ™‚

  10. Great news! πŸ˜€ Pero minsan kahit pabayaan mo lang babalik lang kusa ang traffic πŸ™‚

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  11. @Jehz – Uu, pwdeng xang bumalik pero d ako mpakali hangang hindi bumalik eh kaya aun, ginawa ko lahat para lang bumalik xa. ^_^

  12. congrats on that.

    traffic is very important to any blogger.

    i’m still working on getting traffic to my blog. hopefully, i can reach a thousand visitors a day.. it’s a lot of work and a lot of luck..

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  13. @Inday – Oh good luck on that but I agree it is a lot of work. Even just maintaining the amount of traffic you get daily is already a lot of work. However, do keep on posting. πŸ™‚

  14. @Inday – Hello there, the way you comment where you used your keywords as the author name and the link goes to your post instead of your blog is already a seo technique. um what exactly do you want to know? I’m not sure if I’m the right teacher you want to learn from. πŸ™‚

  15. @Inday – Actually you are already doing good. Your posts are all events that people would be searching for a specific time. However, their traffic won’t last I think so you should find topics/keywords to optimize that people are going to search all year long. I’ve been looking at the results on Beijing 2008 medal count keyword and it seems that your blogs (if you are the owner of them) are high on the serps for them. That is great! πŸ™‚

  16. Beijing 2008 Pictures says:

    thanks allen.

    but if you do have other tips to share, please do let me know. i will be very thankful if you do.. πŸ™‚

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  17. You can try to read up on some of the tips I’ve written in
    http://silkenhut.com/category/blogging-tips/

    ^_^ Perhaps you can find something helpful there. πŸ™‚

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