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Google Webmaster Impressions

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jlei523, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. jlei523

    jlei523 Regular Member

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    Under Google webmasters, search queries, you can see the number of impressions you have had for each keyword.

    In this case, do the impressions mean that someone actually saw your link in the search engine?
     
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    lllaer Registered Member

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    should be, more impression means more traffic, in my opinion...
     
  3. Chrisss

    Chrisss Senior Member

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    G will show 10 results on a page. So if you are on page 1 position 10 and someone make a search. Then will you get an impression even though that the user only look at no1.
     
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    linkdropper4 Junior Member

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    Yes this doesn't mean someone necessarily saw your link. Think of a CPM banner at the foooter of the page. Each pageload is an impression but that doesn't mean anybody SAW your banner. I wouldn't trust the big G on this number either. We all know their monthly searches in the adwords tool aren't right so why would they tell you the correct number of impressions you got?
     
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    webhulk Registered Member

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    That impression means - your listing appeared for a given query but that has got nothing to do whether the user saw it or not..
     
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  6. jlei523

    jlei523 Regular Member

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    If my website showed up at #20 but the user just clicked on #1 and never saw my website because it was on the second page, does that count as an impression?
     
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    kojan Newbie

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    I don't think it does. On a few of my keywords it the impressions consistently increased as my rankings increased. It mellowed at once I got to the first page.

    This isn't something I've completely tested or tracked though, so it's just my 2 cents from observtions.
     
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  8. Chrisss

    Chrisss Senior Member

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    No - it have to be on the actual site.
     
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    This!

    You answer your own question :D