So... this project revolves around the doc lead gen site. Let me show you some history what lead to this point. Even my own fuckups. While I am not at fault, I could have mitigated some of the fallout with a faster reaction. So here is the timeline. Keep in mind this is a set and forget operation. This site has turned in about low $xxx per month, sometimes less, sometimes more. Completely passive. 4th of May I called my hoster, asking to get rid of a domain registration. Little did I know that would be my downfall. 2nd of June Last known lead received. It is not unusual for that site to go without a lead for a while. 4th of June Hoster turns off the hosting. NOT the domain. I don't notice, because set and forget, passive income, yadayada 10th of June Meeting with the doc, talked about some improvements, cash collected. Rest of June Rank tracker tells me rankings are tanking. I chalk it down to google dancing. 4th of July I decide to check why the rankings are tanking. Wow.. this is bad. Better check the site... WTF... Lots of calls with the hoster the last days. Long story short, they messed up and deleted the data for all my domains. I wasn't notified of the killing of the hosting package because the employee did it on her own after my phone call. Seems if I don't initiate it on the site, the message isn't processed as usual. The admin needs to start the process, which she did not. So I did not know. Data is only kept 7 days. Yep, all gone. I might have done something would I have known or kept a VERY close eye on the numbers.. but yeah.. set and forget and all that. Where do we stand now? Project Phoenix Out of the ashes, anew. This site was on spot 3-5 for several niche keywords. As the downtime was a month, I'll have a climb, but nothing too bad (I keep telling myself). Funnily enough, rank tracking tells me some things are still moving UP in rank, while the rest is tanking. (Reaction time, much, google?) 1. Move everything to new host I already killed all the registrations at the host and will receive the transfer codes today. After that, I can move to a new hoster. 2. Rebuild Rebuild the site. 3. Rise This gives me the opportunity (ha!) to improve the content, add some more, and maybe include some bells and whistles. I'll also be forced to hit social media, build new links, and research some more channels. TL;DR Bad luck, incompetence, and loose tracking lead to downfall of a passive income site. Let's rebuild.