Why indicators metrics fell after optimization?

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On the website (as in the old code and the new) at the bottom, in the footer, are counters Metrics and LiveInternet.
The new code was launched on the website on the New 2019.

As a result, the download speed increased, Speed test Google showed excellent optimization results. Externally, on all browsers and gadgets too, everything looks and works great. But, oddly enough, Yandex.The metric immediately showed deterioration in two indicators of a site:

1. Attendance in the Metric has dropped against LiveInternet 50-100 people a day. Early Metrics showed a relatively attendance of more than Li about the same 50-100 people a day. And considering that the Metric can "see" even those visitors who "does not see" Li (for example, those who are turned off at the JS), then the Metric needs to show more than Li.

2. Refusals have increased. With the old code the failure was at the level of 7-8%, with the new code failures stable steel 9.5-10.5 per cent.

What could be the reason of such "miracles"?

What was done:
1 - Deleted all (except SEO and CKeditor) plug-ins and has prescribed the proper functions.
2 - On the left only the code (HTML, CSS, JS) for the page, nothing more on the page doesn't load, no hidden elements.
3 - turned Off some functionality of WordPress:

// Disable the REST API itself
 add_filter('rest_enabled', '__return_false');

 // Disable the filters in REST API
 remove_action( 'xmlrpc_rsd_apis', 'rest_output_rsd' );
 remove_action( 'wp_head', 'rest_output_link_wp_head', 10, 0 );
 remove_action( 'template_redirect', 'rest_output_link_header', 11, 0 );
 remove_action( 'auth_cookie_malformed', 'rest_cookie_collect_status' );
 remove_action( 'auth_cookie_expired', 'rest_cookie_collect_status' );
 remove_action( 'auth_cookie_bad_username', 'rest_cookie_collect_status' );
 remove_action( 'auth_cookie_bad_hash', 'rest_cookie_collect_status' );
 remove_action( 'auth_cookie_valid', 'rest_cookie_collect_status' );
 remove_filter( 'rest_authentication_errors', 'rest_cookie_check_errors', 100 );

 // Disable events REST API
 remove_action( 'init', 'rest_api_init' );
 remove_action( 'rest_api_init', 'rest_api_default_filters', 10, 1 );
 remove_action( 'parse_request', 'rest_api_loaded' );

 // Embeds the associated REST API
 remove_action( 'rest_api_init', 'wp_oembed_register_route' );
 remove_filter( 'rest_pre_serve_request', '_oembed_rest_pre_serve_request', 10, 4 );

 remove_action( 'wp_head', 'wp_oembed_add_discovery_links' );
 // pasting from other sites
 remove_action( 'wp_head', 'wp_oembed_add_host_js' );

 add_filter('xmlrpc_enabled', '__return_false');
March 23rd 20 at 19:21
2 answers
March 23rd 20 at 19:23
To this question you will answer as your metric. Stop looking at visitors look at the page in the index the queries and everything else. Maybe you drank something that affected the indexing or something. Without a detailed debriefing blind here you can only read the tea leaves
March 23rd 20 at 19:25
What is the relationship between optimization and attendance?
Or under the optimization, You mean change:
design
- functional
content
- html structure

If it's not changed, there is no correlation with optimization.
(design - html structure)
The design is also partly changed, for example change the header of the site, but were mostly removed unnecessary nested DIV-s. Popup with Fancybox (with lots of nesting) was moved to its lightweight code without any libraries or plugins.

(functionality)
Of functionality, nothing was removed, added a new page (services)

(content)
Here, as before, the updated information in the old articles and adding new. - Diamond commented on March 23rd 20 at 19:28
Well, if have changed the design, it may be a drawdown, as in the eyes of the SS website has changed, maybe the PS is analyzed and after some time concluded and will restore or not the position in the SS. - Jany.Marquardt commented on March 23rd 20 at 19:31

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