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I'm on Google page 1 with a highly targeted keyword, but very little traffic. Why?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by gotstano, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. gotstano

    gotstano Registered Member

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    I am using Squidoo, Ezine and video marketing to promote a Clickbank product in this example and here is what is happening:

    My product is for motion sickness.

    Google keyword research shows the keyword phrase "Anti nausea" as having 18,000 searches per month.

    Google keyword research shows the keyword phrase "Nausea remedies
    " as having 12,000 searches per month.

    I chose "Anti nausea remedies" as part of my keywords in my title ect. for a squidoo lens, an Ezine article, and a viralized video I made, expecting to see a high amount of traffice if I made it to Googles page one. Makes sense so far?

    Okay, so on to my question. I am now on page one of Google right this very moment, if you want to search for yourself you will see that this is a fact. (I DEFINITELY am not trying to get traffic by posting this, I am just looking for insight from an educated group of IM'ers)

    So my question is where is all the traffic? I have VIDEOS, an Ezine article and a squidoo lens ALL on the front page and no one is clicking them. (Maybe a view or 2 per day is all each of my listing get) I totally don't get it????

    I would understand if my material was low quality and I got no sales, but not even views? I thought if I *build* it they would come?

    Someone please explain what's going on here because I have several campaigns where this is happening and I'm at a complete loss?

    Hopefully this post will help others experiencing the same thing.

    Best of luck to all of us!
     
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  2. suntuu

    suntuu Regular Member

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    well for these type of keywords m having that much amount of searches per month , people do really bother about top 3 or 4 sites.

    but still you should have got few views , are you sure you have your traffic tracking scripts rightly installed
     
  3. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    1 - Just being on page one may not be good enough. The average difference in traffic between result 1 and result 2 for a given niche is something like 1000% (if they are both pretty much the same)

    2 - Google AdWords is notoriously unreliable. Did you use exact mode when doing your keyword research? Always put keywords in square brackets like this - [keyword] Broad mode is not reliable for keyword targetting.

    3 - Your keyword might not be very effective with regard to marketing. Do most people who google motion sickness want to buy something for it online? If someone asked me that question in the street, I would answer no.
     
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  4. eskimo

    eskimo Regular Member

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    you need to be number 1 on page 1!
    think about what the people are looking for - an anti nausea remedy
    if i was looking for that, im pretty sure i could find exactly what i need in the first 3 or 4 results.

    you must almost be there, so put in that little bit of extra work and try get to number 1

    nice niche by the way
     
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    simplybebop Regular Member

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    Read his first post. jeezz
     
  6. Money2spare

    Money2spare BANNED BANNED

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    I just did a check on your keywords "anti nausea" and "nausea remedies"

    My results for the keyword tool I use reports as follows

    anti nausea= 1300 searches per month
    nausea remedies= 2900 searches per month

    Total of 4200 searches per month.. Divide that by 30 and your looking at roughly 140 searches per day.

    The top sites are swallowing up these few visitors and by my search I only found you listed on page 1 in the 9th spot for the term "nausea remedies".... So this may explain why you have to little views.

    Invest in better research tools :)
     
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    pdoods Regular Member

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    Like Micallef stated always remember to use EXACT match if you do kw research with adwords tool.
     
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  8. gotstano

    gotstano Registered Member

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    This really helps. Thank you!
     
  9. gotstano

    gotstano Registered Member

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    I tried exact math by using [brackets] and "quotes" and the google keyword tool offers the exact same results. Still trying to figure this out.:frusty:
     
  10. nick-harper

    nick-harper Newbie

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    Sometimes I have found the Google Keyword Tool is really out. I have ranked 1st and 2nd for a keyword which apparently has a lot of traffic and I hardly got much traffic at all.

    I am sure there are much better (paid) tools around though, might look for one myself to see just how many searches my keywords are really getting.
     
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    always use exact match.

    and if you are not the number one listing, the clicks on your page will be significantly less..

    most clicks will go to the first listing obviously. and the least traffic goes to listing nr. 7.

    avarage traffic distribution over the first page of goole goes a bit like this:

    Number 1 - 58.36%
    Number 2 - 13.45%
    Number 3 - 9.82%
    Number 4 - 4.00%
    Number 5 - 4.73%
    Number 6 - 3.27%
    Number 7 - 0.36%
    Number 8 - 2.91%
    Number 9 - 1.45%
    Number 10 - 2.55%

    so if you are number 5 on googles first page for your keyword, only 4.73% from 4200 people who search your keyword per month wil end up on your site, wich is only like 200 visitors a month..

    this means:
    target small keyword phrases and aim to be nr. 1, and nothing less to get the most traffic.
    or taget a massive niche and get a first page listing. (with 100.000 searches 4% still is 4.000 visitors).
    while 4% of 4200 is next to nothing..

    or you could dominate the entire first page for a small keyword with web2.0 properties. and make sure listing 2 to 10 are all yours. wich would give you 42% of the traffic. wich would be something like 1750 visitors a month.

    its just a bith of math ;)
     
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    DutchRebel Regular Member

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    also: make sure your site description makes sense.

    in your google listing, the first line is your page title.
    the 2nd and 3th line are site descriptions.

    if these don`t make sense or are cut off in a weird way, ctr will be much lower.

    you can set this yourself with meta discriptions. this way you controll what is displayed in the listing.

    if you don`t do this, usualy there will be 2 parts of sentences displayed wich contain the searched keywords.
    these can be for axample the first and last sentence of your page, wich obviously doesn`t describe your site accurately and usualy don`t make sense.
    this obviously doesn`t entice people to click your listing!! wich would result in an even lower ctr, wich means even less visitors..
     
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    google only gives out estimates for the keywords.they just don`t give out real numbers for some reason.

    and since all other tools just leech off the estimates from google no tool will give accurate results. google simply wont give them out.

    also if you are persuing a populair niche,a lot of people use google for research(a lot of tools do so too)..
    every time an other marketer researches a keyword in google. google will ad this search qwuery to the monthly total of searches.. google doesn`t know if you are really searching or just researching.
    this will also inflate stats. specially for terms like weight loss, golf and dog training for example.
     
  14. sunnyblue

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    That is an interesting data. However it is really hard to be number 1 in google. Even first 10 pages is hard for some hot keyword.
     
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    are you sure you page title is catchy and what the vistors are looking for that might me the problem you should look into it hope that helps brother
     
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    I dont know where you got your search volume from but I just ggooogled it using google keyword tool and it shows 170 searches per month globally -

    see attatched pic
     
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    Search Volume is too low - by miles

    page position is for the "phrase" match - eg: - my site "cute pick up lines" ranks , I think 6 or seven on page one with no seo being done, but does not rank at all for pick up lines, or pickup lines - you see - google is ALL about RELEVENCE - your page is number one for "anti nausea remedies" an exact prase that gets only 170 searches per month globally

    My advice - either find another key prhase with high volume (min 3000 / month) and low comp (max 8000 page results for the phrase entered into google in quotations marks "phrase" matched search results ) or chose anotheer niche
     

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  18. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    You should get on position 1 - page 1 and the FLIP the site immediatelly!
     
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    The only problem is no one is searching for the keyword phrase you chose.

    You took to highly searched phrases in the niche, and tried to combine them into the one phrase you mentioned. You, in turn, then ranked for the combined phrase and not the ones actually being searched for.

    Plus, there are only 2 adwords ads on the right side, which means it is not that profitable if other advertisers are not advertising for it.

    Also, if you use the quotes to check the competition, there is still 115,000. Which is way too many, but rather strange you got that high with EZA. If you use the term "nausea remedies", there are only 44,000 direct competitors, but without the quotes is it 10,000,000 competitors.

    Try to research the keyword choices a bit more, more long tail keywords, and see what that turns up.
     
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    you have research 2 good keywords then gone for a different keyword. are you using google analytics to see where traffic is coming from?