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My autoblog gets traffic.. but.. what can we learn here.

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by pdoods, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. pdoods

    pdoods Regular Member

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    Three weeks ago I set up my autoblog: progamingworld.com and here's some of the traffic stats:

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    I'm pulling content through RSS feeds from various game sites and also from Yahoo Answers using CC. There's no original content.

    As you can see I'm getting decent traffic to my blog (well yesterday my site was down for a while so thats why the traffic drop), BUT no Adsense ads clicks.. it has around 300 pages indexed by Google, but as you can see, very very small part of the traffic is organic, and even most of that is my own checking how many pages Google has indexed... :eek:

    In my site title I use keywords: Gaming News, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PC Games

    In my site description I use: ProGamingWorld is devoted to latest of games and gaming world on any platform.

    And my site keywords: Gaming News, Games News, Games, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PC Games

    Most of the traffic has come from Twitter and Stumbleupon and that kind of traffic seems to be 'ad-blind'.. so to get clicks, it must be organic.

    Sooo... the conclusion:

    I'm trying to break into big niche with too saturated keywords and too few backlinks and my site gets buried under millions of other similar sites and people can't find it in Google.

    OR

    it's too early to tell.

    What do you think?
     
  2. justthinking

    justthinking BANNED BANNED

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    First thing I would do is get your ads up higher on the page. Above the fold. I see the small text ads at top but I had to look for them, then had to scroll down half the page to even see an ad I could actually 'see'.
     
  3. rawasch

    rawasch Junior Member

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    I think it's normal you don't get organic search traffic after just 2 weeks, especially for the keywords you're going for. I think you should choose some long tail keywords and try to rank for them first and then go from there.
     
  4. spikyy

    spikyy Junior Member

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    I suggest you to use google analytics to analyze your traffic. The AWstats is not really good.
     
  5. pdoods

    pdoods Regular Member

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    Good point. I lifted up the sidebar adsense ad unit and I also added 468x60 unit just below the subject line of first post.
     
  6. pdoods

    pdoods Regular Member

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    hmm.. you're right. I'm just learning to use the Analytics and it gives me pretty specific info! How often does Analytics update? Is it realtime?

    And why does awstats show 250+- visitors per day when Analytics show only 2-10? Is it because Awstats count all the spiders as visitors too?

    So according to Analytics, my blog actually LACKS of traffic! Only 2-10 visits per day And most of the traffic is Direct...

    Now this is very very interesting...
     
  7. pdoods

    pdoods Regular Member

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    Now I have a boost of traffic, lot's of referrals coming from Blackhatworld.com.. :D
     
  8. thesilent

    thesilent Supreme Member

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    I see, alexa rank 289k, nice. Are the people from BHW ad blind too?
     
  9. FreeTheTV

    FreeTheTV BANNED BANNED

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    There's a http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blogging/70572-semi-automatic-blogging-better-safer-cleaner-easier-way.html.