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Google Page One with a 135,000 hit per month keyword and barely any clicks

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by danastos, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. danastos

    danastos Newbie

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    I got a client to page one on google for a particular keyword with 135,000 global and local searches. He has been on the number one spot approximately a full month (cleared cache and logged out of gmail). I had a few people check around the country and he shows up number one as well in other markets. Now based on what I read 35% of all search traffic goes to the number one spot. Correct me if I am wrong but 35% of 135,000 is 47,250 clicks. Well, we are no where near that. Only got about 80 clicks in 30 days and some of those clicks where from craigslist ads... Am I missing something or is Google lying?
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Did you tick the 'Exact' search box and not looking at 'Broad' search results in the keyword tool?
     
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    Pilfer7 Regular Member

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    many keywords seem to have high numbers when they are included in other keywords, for example
    if the word shoes had 1 million searches per month maybe 10% of those searches are for tennis shoes, maybe 3% is for baby shoes and so on and so forth. ranking for "shoes" isn't going to give you that other traffic.

    also like stated above, did you select exact match when you looked to see the search volume?
     
  4. Stizerg

    Stizerg Power Member

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    According to my statistics, first spot get 10% of exact search volume. In you case it's 135000*10%=13500 clicks or less.
     
  5. danastos

    danastos Newbie

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    lol......You guys are right....I never knew about this exact match thing till now....That reduced the number of searches down to 260......now that makes freaking sense!!
     
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    damn thats a big reduction.
     
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    There you go :D you got 30% of your traffic from being in the no. 1 spot!

    But seriously, on my baby authority, every week I try to find a new niche to grow into, and one week I made the mistake and forgot to check "exact". 10 hours of work gone for what I later learned to have only 20 exact matches! Sigh..... I make sure checking "exact" is the first thing i do when using keyword tool.
     
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    Lalalaenhund Power Member

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    Classic mistake, haha.
     
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    That is so funny. How much did you charge them for their "money" keyword?
     
  10. anhhung

    anhhung Newbie

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    5400 exact match got me around 160 visits per day. Makes sure to also check exact match otherwise you'll be wasting a lot of time :)
     
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    DanTe_0101 Senior Member

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    lol your client must be pissed...
     
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    ►Снαмρ◄ Junior Member

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    Oh Man It happens... you will never repeat this mistake in future
     
  14. concentustech

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    I think most of us at some time have made this crucial mistake and learn from this. Clicking on exact search for me comes first before i even place in the keywords into G to be sure.
    Although my niche is quite small at 720 local per month i get hits of over 140 per day and some days over 200. so feel lucky to get the extra unique views.
     
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    Google keyword tool searches is not accurate and pisses me right off, you get 140 a day from 720 local search, am ranking no 1, for 3600 exact, and barely get 20 unique off it. face palm