Some websites confirmed that a Google Algorithm update happened last September 4, 2013 early in the morning. I also noticed a 70% – 80% sudden drop on my websites pageviews, but before this happens, I also noticed that I am getting a large amount of traffic on my site which almost equal to the total pageviews of previous days for only a half day before the drop.
To confirm my doubt about the sudden drop of my site traffic, I’ll check my webmaster tools account and a saw one message stating that;
“https://www.efrennolasco.com/: Big traffic change in top URL, Search results clicks for https://www.efrennolasco.com/candy-crush-saga-tips-how-to-change-your-facebook-account-using-ipad-or-ipad-mini/ have decreased significantly.
The number of clicks that your site receives from Google can change from day to day for a variety of factors, including automatic algorithm updates. However, if you have recently made significant changes to the content or configuration of your site, this change may be an indication that there are problems.”
When I saw the message I search for answer whether it only happen on my site, I found this post and confirmed that there is a change in the Google algorithm and not only my site is affected, but moz.com didn’t confirm the changed other than the August 20, 2013 Unamed Update as mention their website.
Check out the sudden drop on my website traffic, I am using Google Webmaster and Statcounter to monitor my site traffic.