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More Traffic - Less Conversions? This Doesn't Make Any Sense..

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by agag2, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    Hi
    I cant figure this out my site shot up in google SERPS (first page closer to the top) and I'm getting MORE visitors BUT not a single conversion (so far) I used to get like 1 in every 5-10 now it's like 20-30 amd no conversions.. It's very targeted and all this is coming form Google..

    My only theory is that being higher could make it worse..

    Because people read 7 review before they buy (just a number I read) so since my website is one of the first they go to someone eldest websites and click there link after and then buy..

    What do u guys think?
     
  2. dannyhw

    dannyhw Senior Member

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    Are you basing this on 20-30 hits only? That's not enough no matter what your niche.

    And yeah as a general rule conversions are better when you're farther down the serps but it depends on lots of things. When you're #7 and people are visiting your site they're probably actually looking at the listings and if you're #1 they're more likely to be just clicking.

    What you should be concerned with is your actual earnings over time, not the conversion ratio.
     
  3. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    Does anyone else see this? (that conversions are better when your lower down..)
     
  4. mrcashout

    mrcashout Newbie

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    i dont think it matters how many reviews someone reads before they buy. To be honest with you i believe your conversions are going to be higher the less you sound like you want to push the product as a sale.