I just want some help with a traffic issue that is affecting my website. After the most recent google update my website lost about 5,0000 visitors per month in traffic. Previous to that it was successfully gaining 2,0000 + new visitors per month.
Does anyone have an idea why my website lost so much traffic due to this recent google update?? I have heard of websites being affected by between 1-4% but never 40%.
The one issue I am aware of that could affect the rankings of keywords on google is that I have about 200-350 issues of duplicate content involving videos on my website. But this is out of 25,000 pages with original content.
Could these 200-350 items of duplicate content be the reasons why my keywords has been downgraded on google and why I have seen such a big drop in my monthly traffic figures of 5,0000 visitors?
And If I fix this issue of duplicate content does that mean I will re-gain the 5,000 visitors per month I had previously lost?
Or are there any other possible reasons why google could downgrade the ranking of keywords after the latest update?