I recently added a new feature to a website, which resulted in a few hundred extra pages being added to the site.
I added these new pages to google sitemaps, with the hope that they would attract some 'longtail' queries.
However, it seems that traffic from google has dropped off significantly since this addition.
One problem might be that these new pages are rather light on content (although, they are very useful), and that they outnumber the 'normal' pages on the site.
- Is this the most likely reason for the problem? If not, then what?
I would like to get back to the google traffic I had before this change, but am not sure about the best way to go. As I see it, my options are:
- Remove the new pages from the site map (I don't think this will make a difference now)
- Change internal links to the new pages to no-follow
- Just wait?