Traffic Dip After DNS Changes To Cloudflare


#1

Hello Guys,

I’m using free Cloudflare with dedicated SSL Plan. As soon I changed my cloudflare DNS, blog traffic dipped almost 50%. Could you please tell me the reason. I’ve checked over the internet and yes, many folks have these sorts of experience.


#2

Possibly bots which are now blocked by Cloudflare.


#3

Bot or Seo penalty due to bad neighbors?


#4

Not sure what you mean. My point was that you might have less visitors because (more) automated robots are blocked now.


#5

Many websites share same IP with cloudflare. What if websites on my IP are spammed and facing google penalty. I’ve read lots of article about this theory. Just to confirm, I think this is the best place.

Check this article. https://serverguy.com/case-study/cloudflare-seo/


#6

The IP address has no relevance here. Sharing an address is common.


#8

JohnMu @ Google had some thoughts on that article:


#9

You don’t say how you are measuring traffic, but Cloudflare provides caching which would never hit an origin and DoS mitigation, IP reputation filtering and other services to block / discourage ‘bad’ traffic.