Thank you, Michael George for getting my site back up.
As background, my site was doing well getting around 38,000 - 39,000 unique visitors/month. On April 12th, prior to Mobilegeddon, my site took a dive. It wasn't horrible, but it was a big drop. I went from an average of 1,446 sessions/day down to 1,045/day. (yes, I've switched metrics but the ratio is what matters most.)
It was a 28% decline. the majority of this was mobile (went from around 500-600/day down to 30-35/day. and I had a bit of a penalty in desktop searches, too. Ugh.
The major issue was speed...my pages weren't loading fast enough on either mobile or desktop. There was also a 2nd issue due to changes hostgator made to my site on March 30/31st. I turns out that I got a notice on google webmaster tools on April 1st, but I was so busy I didn't notice this. (I don't go to webmaster tools that often...oops). So, on April 12th, my site declined 28%. I noticed that right away on Google Analytics.
I did a bit of research and found that there were several site speed issues with my site. One of google's tests showed me 3 things that should be done to fix it. The only thing is, I had no clue what that techno mumbo jumbo meant and no idea how to fix it myself. I didn't want to mess things up further. Plus, this is my super busy season, so my time is better spent on working with customers and closing sales.
Anyway, fast forward with Michael George to the rescue. He somehow fit me in to his busy schedule. He quickly diagnosed the issues and fixed them yesterday. This is just in the nick of time, too as my appointments for the week have slowed down...so I needed my site to be working for me 24 hrs a day.
Michael AZ SEO Expert: Phoenix SEO Consultant is a genius and fixed many things for me...things I never could have figured out for myself. Totally worth it to bring in the expert!
So, here are the results....
As you can see, the drop in my site traffic occurred on April 12th (I learned this on April 13th and by the time I got to April 15th, the trend was confirmed). Yesterday, site traffic is up...and bear in mind that the work was done yesterday (completed around 2:30pm EST) so it's not a full day's worth of traffic. Now, my site typically gets the most traffic on Mondays, so comparing it to Sat/Sun is not fair. But, if I can compare to last Monday, it's up 35%.
Here are the results by desktop vs. mobile vs tablet.
You can see that both mobile and desktop (the 2 areas that had a penalty) have bounced back.
I will be keeping a close eye on things, esp over the next week as more data (and time) will allow me to better assess the results.
Thanks again, Michael George. You're the best.