3 weeks ago, after a few years of steady growth, I’m suddenly seeing site visits going down significantly (approx 75% of usual). Yes, we’ve had a “down” week once in a while, but 3 in a row, going steadily downward - no. I can’t think of anything to explain this, so I wanted to ask if anyone else might have noticed something like this.
Could there be some internet phenomenon behind this?
I noticed another topic in this board, about a Firefox feature and discussing whether it would block Matomo (Firefox Anti-tracking). I was trying to find the list of sites that it blocks, but I couldn’t find it. However, Matomo does not report any significant change in Firefox use for browsing my site. (If Ff was blocking my site, it seems l like I would see a drop for Firefox visits, relative to other browsers.)
Could this or some other similar software be behind this? Or is anyone aware of something else?
Let me know if you need some more info to help answer this. I’m not the most tech-savvy person around, and I’m not sure what other info might be needed to research this.
Fyi, my site is a portal style of forum (SMF) which provides support for an open source graphics program. It’s not really social in nature, other than being a forum…I mean, we don’t discuss the weather or BFFs or “likes” or that kind of thing- it’s only for helping people learn how to use a graphics program. And nothing has happened that the community is aware of, that would suddenly change overall interest in the program.
Thanks for any comments or insights to how I can research this more.