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My Dead Site Just Exploded With Traffic... What's Going On?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by milton, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. milton

    milton Regular Member

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    For a long time I tried pumping traffic to my site... never could get it to stay. Took HARD effort. I pretty much let it die the last few months...

    Now it has exploded with traffic. I am getting 700 uniques a day, tons of pageviews, and half the traffic is from google search.

    What's going on?
     
  2. Taktical

    Taktical Elite Member

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    You must have ranked for something. Or one of your links has.

    Your analytics account will tell you what keyword is working for it.

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  3. agore123

    agore123 Newbie

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    Maybe you just got out of the sandbox?
     
  4. zerocoolflo

    zerocoolflo Regular Member

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    what sandbox ? omg, first read what the OP said then try to put sh***y answers

    Thanks

    *facepalm
     
  5. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Sounds like the G dance or sandbox or some other kind of deal has changed... that happens. Feel free to transfer the site and the site files to me.

    Actually, I saw a site do that very recently; it went from 25 - 30 UVs to thousands in just a couple of weeks from Google.

    Hopefully you have monetized the site and are taking advantage of the traffic.
     
  6. milton

    milton Regular Member

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    I was never in the sandbox. I've never done any SEO for this site. Analytics tells me I'm only ranking for like 1 word "an insurance quote" which has nothing to do with the site. It's a humor site.
     
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    This has happened to me before. All of a sudden you're ranking #1 for a keyword and your traffic explodes. Don't question it, enjoy it while it lasts!
     
  8. Longover

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    This is a current trend with Google in the past 1-2 weeks.

    I am seeing a lot of sites showing up in the SERPS that are half a year to a year old (maybe more). A lot of them have never ranked on page one before or did for a very short time.

    Aside from my own sites, I have seen some new stuff showing up. New, or should I say, old competitors are popping up.

    So you're not alone in seeing this. Just more crazy Google updates. Jump on the roller coaster and hold on to your butts!
     
  9. fxzombie

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    Why in the world are you complaining! Milk it for all its worth!
     
  10. milton

    milton Regular Member

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    Is this gonna last? Is it permanent?
     
  11. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP

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    sure you're not getting hit w/scrapebox spammers?
    just make sure you've got anti spam turned on ;)
     
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    redstone.1337 BANNED BANNED

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    Make sure you monetize the traffic well with some CPA Offers. ;)
     
  13. milton

    milton Regular Member

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    No, I'm not getting any comments (I set up the page to get mail whenever I get a comment). Yes anti-spam is on.
     
  14. milton

    milton Regular Member

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    I think I know what happened. Gawker posted something on my site.
     
  15. milton

    milton Regular Member

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    700 unique views this morning. On track to have the best day ever.

    Still in the hole on this site.. making money with AdSense...
     
  16. milton

    milton Regular Member

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    I have AdSense on.. should I put CPA stuff on too?
     
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    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    You stopped promoting it wrong!
     
  18. milton

    milton Regular Member

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    Lol. I've never built backlinks on it.

    Will this traffic stay or is it hype?
     
  19. kappa84

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    Maybe your site got hacked...I know someone that got massive traffic due to the fact it was ranking for a weight loss pill or something alike and when he checked twice his site was hacked and was acting as a transfer site/buffer site...
     
  20. HostStage

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    I'd bet more on a Panda effect.

    If this a humor site, then all your content is useful for google's eyes.

    You may have win some strong backlinks, or social network spreading ...