A few months ago my web traffic started to plunge. From about 1,500 page reads a day, I was down to 1,000. On some days, it was less.
I finally figured it out. My Google page rank has gone from a 5 to a 4. That means Google is much less likely to suggest visiting my site in response to certain keywords.
It’s not like this is a business to me. Still, I’d like to see my traffic increase, not decrease.
What to do? I’m not totally sure. But, I will ask a favor as you read this. If you ever see a reason to link to my site, please do. That’s true if you have your own site or even if you’re posting to a public spot (though please, only link if my content is germane to what’s being discussed). Links are good. Links are helpful.
Unfortunately, getting back to a “5” might take months, if I get back at all.