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I'm #4 in Google - How much better is #1?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by timtation, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. timtation

    timtation Registered Member

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    I have a lot of keyphrases I'm targeting... But I've managed to get one up to #4 in Google.

    I'd like to hear from some of you guys who have been there, then kept going and managed to get to #1. How much of a difference was there for you traffic-wise between being a few slots down and being at #1?
     
  2. artizhay

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    I read this a long time ago...it was something like #1 position gets, I don't know, 67% of traffic (it was some decent percentage) for the term, then it trickled down from there. Regardless, #1 will always get the best traffic.
     
  3. character

    character Regular Member

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    yea you will most likely receive at least DOUBLE the traffic you're currently getting..

    think of how many people google something and only visit the first result/page they land on
     
  4. avlopez

    avlopez Newbie

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    Yeah I think it was around that range...
     
  5. jeppo

    jeppo Newbie

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    Not sure where you guys got 67% but the breakdown I've seen is
    #1=42%
    #2=12%
    #3=8%
    #4=6%

    and it goes down from there.
     
  6. howard_hughes

    howard_hughes Elite Member

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    I agree with this one, but there are some exceptions to this.

    Suppose, you are on #1 and a brand like Ebay on #2, then most people will go to Ebay, so the "Brand" factor should also to be considered (If Any).
     
  7. Mr Ex

    Mr Ex Regular Member

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    How much #1 is better than #4? Depends on whats in #2 and #3.
     
  8. DMSEsquire

    DMSEsquire BANNED BANNED

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    I always give the first 5-ish a look, it all depends on how the search terms match up. If I'm looking for something, and the first page that shows up only has a few bolds in the body/title, I'll happily click the fourth one first if it bolds more.
     
  9. bobbylove321

    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    When I was number 6-10 positions on the first page, I got about 2% of the traffic.

    When I was 3-5 positions, I got about 6-15%

    When I reached position 2, I got about 25-35%

    And number 1, I get about 60%
     
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  10. wpbacklinks

    wpbacklinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    YOu can think yourself.

    you want to search things on google, you type e.g. "dog accessories"
    and you will find dog accessories site,

    will you hit the #4-#10 first? no, i think you will hit the #1 first
     
  11. Anoninator

    Anoninator Newbie

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    Heh, #4 for an okay-ish traffic keyword will be tiny traffic. #1 for that same keyword and you will increase traffic by at least a factor of 4-5 I'd say.

    Point is, that #1 position is worth throwing everything you have at it.
     
  12. iamsgf

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    Just keep working hard and you will soon find out the difference in traffic between #1 & #4 :D