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#1 on keyword, yet no traffic, why?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by wonsong82, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. wonsong82

    wonsong82 Registered Member

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    I started doing a serious SEO for two of my sites, outsourcing most of the tasks.
    Both are retail stores in NYC.

    been 2 months so far, targeting two keywords for each website.
    For the first site,
    I was able to get #1, #6 for each keywords, the both keywords contain "new york" or similar, so its highly targeted.
    They both have 4k exact local.

    date / #key1 / #key2 / weekly visit / daily visit avg
    668 95
    10/23/2010 #8 - 602 86
    10/30/2010 #7 #25 704 101
    11/6/2011 #1 #61 743 106
    11/13/2011 #3 #13 713 102
    11/20/2011 #1 #8 692 99
    11/30/2011 #1 #6

    so far this is the result. wierd.
    I checked the search engine traffic and found barely none came to the site with the keywords.


    Result for the other site's similar.
    I targeted two keywords, #1 : 74,000 exact, #2 : 9,900 exact.
    Now rankings for both keywords are key#1 : #2, key#2 : #15

    Before I started doing SEO, I was getting 1126/weekly visitor, 161avg daily.
    Last week, I only got 652 weekly visitors, 93 avg daily.

    Can anyone tell me what is going on??

    is it that 'exact search volue' from google keyword tool is no longer highly related due to all the changes in google such as demographic based search, gps based smartphone search etc??
     
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    DamageX Elite Member

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    You forgot to log out of your Google account.
     
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  3. PauloPaul

    PauloPaul Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I apologize if this is patronizing but are you sure you're tracking your rankings correctly? If your doing it from your PC you will get personalized results. Try private browsing in firefox to get the results without any bias.

    Other than that it can only be that your title and meta description are not compelling so people are not clicking on your listing.
     
  4. wonsong82

    wonsong82 Registered Member

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    thank you for the tip though.
    I use traffic travis and it seems its not personalized.
    I tried private browsing and result were the same.

    I don't know, it could be seasonal thing though cuz two of the sites are 1. bar, 2. restaurant.

    It was my first SEO project though. So for the normal perspective,
    how much traffic (in percent) should i expect from the 'exact match volume' if you become #1?
     
  5. wunzzz

    wunzzz Junior Member

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    About 30%, in my experience.
     
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  6. thetermy

    thetermy Regular Member

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    Traffic travis just uses your own browser, it doesn't really help. Try market samurai for ranking trackings
     
  7. Baadier

    Baadier Regular Member

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    Using your own browser can work, just add this
    Code:
    &pws=0
    at the end of the google search url in the address bar.

    The alternative is to add a custom search engine and set a keyset to automatically call it. I have this setup in Chrome. It makes it a ton easier to check.
     
  8. Zouper

    Zouper Junior Member

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    maybe try the search from other IP/friends/work PC?