Help: Webtraffic Decline from 1, 500 to 150 a Day
Hi, I am new to this community and am grateful for any help or guidance.
Last week I completed a website redesign to Studiopress / Parallax theme. As soon as my developer made the switch to the new site, my traffic plummeted from 1, 500 sessions per day to 150.
Initially, there were Sitemap errors. I have resolved those.
And Google had cached versions of my mobile site m.diligetiagroup.com - That has all cleared up. Google is now serving my responsive / correct webpages instead of the cached mobile ones.
Traffic still remained low. I started to Google myself, logged out, and noticed the following error:
If you search "asset investigation" You will see my site appears on the first page. In the results but with the following error: A description for this result is not available because of this site`s robots.txt – learn more.
If you search: comprehensive background investigation you will see I am on page 1 with Authorship.
comprehensive background check investigation - I have 2 results, 1 with authorship, 1 without and all is fine.
So I look into my webmaster tools and look at Crawl > Blocked URLs: robots.txt analysis
It says: I have blocked 345 URL`s... "Syntax not understood" next to Line 1: User-agent: *
My Robots.txt looks like this:
I am at a loss for the sudden drop in traffic.
I do not know where to turn or what else to do.
Can anyone provide me with some direction? Troubleshooting or suggestions.
I am grateful for your help / advice.?