1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Good SERP ranking but no traffic?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Enlightened-SEO, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Enlightened-SEO

    Enlightened-SEO Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi,

    I've managed to get my two keywords ranked highly in g00gle

    keyword 1 is bouncing between #3 - #1 : 1300 exact searches per month
    keyword 2 is bouncing between #2 - #5 : 6000 exact searches per month.

    I am only receiving an average of 5 visitors a day?

    Anyone able to give me some pointers or info as to why I am not getting any traffic.

    Thanks in advance,
    Enlightened
     
  2. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    2,038
    Likes Received:
    2,465
    How do you check your rankings? Maybe you are getting a false reading. How long have you been ranking for it? If you want to PM me your site/keywords I can check the information better for you. I am not interested in stealing your niche or something so you don't need to worry.
     
  3. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,103
    Likes Received:
    1,457
    1. Make sure you're logged out of your google account.
    2. 1300 visitors per month is 43 visitors a day. If you get to #1 you'll get 20 visitors a day. At 2-3 you'd get about 4-5. 6000 searches per month is 200 searches per day, which means if you were #1, you'd be getting around 80-100 visitors a day. At #3-#5, you'd probably get about 20 visitors a day.
    So all that being said, you're probably logged into your google account. Try going to zend2.com or *****cloak.com and going to google then search.
     
  4. Ramsweb

    Ramsweb Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,121
    Likes Received:
    658
    Occupation:
    Internet Marketer - Self Employed
    Location:
    In front of my PC
    Sorry...didn't read the post properly and am editing the answer. It could be that you just moved up to #1 in a few datacenters while you rank lower in others. Wait a couple of weeks to see if you move to #1 across the board. Traffic should improve then.

    Also, remember that the Google search keyword analytic tool shows a 12 month trailing average. So, if you have something seasonal, the search volume for the current month can be very different from the 12 month trailing average.
     
  5. Enlightened-SEO

    Enlightened-SEO Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    1
    I check my rankings in multiple ways.

    I use Market Samurai, Google, Google with a USA proxy and my work, at home.

    It varies between all of them but I am in the top 5 on all checks...
     
  6. Ramsweb

    Ramsweb Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,121
    Likes Received:
    658
    Occupation:
    Internet Marketer - Self Employed
    Location:
    In front of my PC
    Are the first few listings from big name authority sites that are very popular. If people are seeing what they need in the first 3 results, the other positions will get very little traffic.
     
  7. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    2,038
    Likes Received:
    2,465
    In addition, if your domain name or description are terribly written and unprofessional looking, you will get very little traffic. Also, if you are "bouncing" in the ranks, consider the lowest position as your average, just to be safe.
     
  8. Enlightened-SEO

    Enlightened-SEO Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    1
    Yes both keywords have an authority site above it.

    A fresh check I am #3 for kw1 and there is two authority sites above me
    #5 for kw2 and there is 1 authority site and a couple of others above me <-- fresh keyword I'm ranking at the moment.

    Will I be able to out-rank an authority site?
     
  9. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    2,038
    Likes Received:
    2,465
    We are unable to answer that.

    Anyone can outrank anyone else, for any term, in theory.
     
  10. Enlightened-SEO

    Enlightened-SEO Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    1
    If anyone is keen to mentor me on a new keyword I should try rank for and give me some tips and pointers along the way, would be sick.

    As I said above, I ranked the two keywords I chose pretty easily. I am still going to see if I can out-rank those authority sites and see if that changes the traffic. I would like to be given a keyword that I can rank for pretty easily, just so I can have some proof that being #1 means all the difference.

    I am able to offer web development related services in exchange for your help if you require them :).

    Thanks in advance,
    Enlightened
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011
  11. gegejosper

    gegejosper Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    75
    Home Page:
    Did you check the exact option for keywords? That must be the true traffic for keywords. And can you name keywords here, so I can analyze things for you.
     
  12. pen---

    pen--- Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    6
    to turn off personalized search put this behind the google url
    Code:
    &pws=0
     
  13. Enlightened-SEO

    Enlightened-SEO Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    1
    please read my posts, i am using exact search... and i'm using multiple proxies, locations and software to check my ranking.

    Who here is doing micro niche sites and getting a decent amount of traffic?
     
  14. Ramsweb

    Ramsweb Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,121
    Likes Received:
    658
    Occupation:
    Internet Marketer - Self Employed
    Location:
    In front of my PC
    The problem with authority sites is that many people might actually use Google to quickly find the relevant page on the authority site. For example, if someone was looking for a cell phone review, they might just type xxx cell phone in Google to look for that phone's review on an authority site like Cnet. They already know what they want to see. Even if Cnet is listed at number 2, they might just click there right away. That way, authority sites can be a real pain even when you get to the top three.

    But, authority sites usually don't target keywords in a literal fashion. They usually write for readability while people like you and me write for readability and search engines. So, you have a bit of advantage to beat them and get to the number 1 spot...where you will get at least 45% of the traffic unless you have something ridiculous in your page title, as Kickflip has suggested.
     
  15. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Messages:
    2,311
    Likes Received:
    1,387
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    ORM and SEO company owner
    Location:
    California
    Home Page:
    "Micro niche" by definition don't have a lot of traffic. To make money you need more searches or more micro niche sites.