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I would say I am a little disappointed seeing the drop in traffic to my Squidoo lens, right as it was getting close to moving to 1st Tier. What kind of drop in traffic are we talking about? I had 190+ visitors per day for several days in a row. Then Google gave me a little warning yesterday that I somehow ignored - only 90 visitors yesterday and 1 visitor today..., and when I do a search for my keywords, my Squidoo lens is nowhere to be found. I think my Wedding Songs First Dance 2011 lens is unique and very helpful to brides trying to pick the best song for their First Dance, and I believe it deserves the VIP placement on Google. But I was so worried that if I make any changes to my lens, the traffic is going to drop, that I didn't update the lens for a couple weeks. Well, I should have known better. Google is always after the most up-to-date content, so if you want your lens to rank high on the Search Engines, update your Lens on a regular basis. It doesn't have to be every day, but once or twice a week is good. My Wedding lens is competing with well-known sites like "The Knot" and "Get Married" - very recognized sites in the Wedding industry, so if I want my lens to beat the kind of competition, I certainly have to work hard. So I added content to my lens, added new tags, and I will be looking for ways to add some backlinks to it as well. I am sure I will get the traffic back! I would love to hear from you. What do you do if you see a sudden drop in Google traffic?
Update on 5/24/11 Google is sending traffic my way again :) Super Excited!