Kahsoon.com is Losing Traffic Like Crazy
Posted on 7th June, 2006
I noticed today Kahsoon.com traffic has gone up from the usual 20K per day, to a meteoric high of 40K and then dropped again to a ‘depressing’ 15K yesterday, all within the span of one month. That’s a very significant drop in traffic if you ask me.
Kahsoon’s traffic change in one week
Kahsoon’s traffic change in one month
If I were the owner of Kahsoon.com, I would be worried by now, probably scrambling around trying to figure out what’s happening.
This likely has to do with the change in Google algorithm, the Big Daddy update. It may had dropped many pages from its index starting from 14 May while at the same time allowing other pages to fill in the void and gained higher ranking due to fewer competitions.
On the same date, several bloggers started to experience an increase in their blogs’ traffic. While I personally have experienced an increase in my blogs traffic, I do not see an equivalently dramatic drop in traffic for the past few days.
Check out PaulTan.org traffic. As we can see below, something happened on the 14 May but his traffic has stabilized more quickly than Kahsoon.com.
It looks like Google ranking is stabilizing and started to re-include previously dropped pages.
So what can we learn from this? Well, do not depend on a single source to get your traffic from, in this case the Google search engine. The change in its algorithm can wipe out your traffic over night.
Anyway, I hope Kahsoon.com will manage with less traffic. I wish him luck, if he could recover from this, it’s even better for him.