In the past 90 days we’ve seen a steady decline in traffic Google is feeding us.
Before Discourse, our community lived in Vbulletin.
I’m afraid something is off with the transition.
A year ago, we saw an average of 200 clicks per day to the site, today that number officially reached zero.
I have a feeling the discourse slug c/c/279331 has a lot to do with it.
Of course, the huge amount of 301 errors that arouse from the transition didn’t help either.
While the community is big and thriving, this obviously has taken a toll on the community’s traction and presence.
our site is in Hebrew so it may not help too many to view it but for whatever it’s worth it’s sport enter .co.il - I prefer not to be crawled picked up by Google so just connect sport + enter + .co.il sorry to be annoying with that.
you need to build a list of the old URL and build redirect mapping either in nginx or directly inside Discourse /admin/customize/permalinks. Before you embark in such effort, it’s worth checking with SEO experts if it makes sense at all now: 90+ days have passed and Google may have already decided to scrap he old URL since they haven’t worked for so long. I’m not SEO expert though, please check.
The first thing I’ve done is install the sitemap plugin… waiting to see if it has any effect (after 1 week nothing changed, traffic still dropping.)