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Massive Traffic Drop Over Night
35k Wordpress Website
Typically gets million sessions a month
Traffic drop was 90% day over day
No manual action indicated
No change in robots.txt, meta robots or removal requests
A few recently added WP plug ins (Nitropack) but it has been disengaged
Only action was to remove ~4500 tag pages.
These tag pages had no traffic - ever and the articles they linked to were low authority /. no authority pages that received no traffic in 18 months.