My domain, elfenvald.com, was hosted for 2 years by ‘companyx’. It’s a graphics site, offering downloads of items for BladePro, Paint Shop Pro, 3d textures, stuff like that. For the last 6 months, I was running 10000 downloads a month.
July 1st I moved to dreamhost. I now have had 1800 downloads since the 1st. If the site continues at this rate of downloads, I’ll have only 1/2 the downloads that is normal for my site. Actually, this rate goes back 1 1/2 years ago, before I had built up the internet awareness that I had one month ago.
Okay, the puzzlement. Google dropped my domain. I used to be 2nd on the list if you did a search for 3d textures, and now, I am not even on it. (that was just one example). Yet I see the google robots in my stats, so I know they are coming into the dreamhost site.
The only difference between today, and 1 month ago, is that I am registered with network solutions, newdream isn’t. If you do a whois on newdream, at network solutions, the response is ‘error’. My previous host also was registered with Network Solutions.
Is that impacting google?
Has anyone else moved their domain, only to experience such a dramatic drop in activity?