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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by txholdem, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    so i struggled to rank my site and finally i get to rank #3 on a keyword which according to google has a local monthly search of 10K-20K. what do i get? 0 visitors in 24 hours? a BIG ZERO!

    i have had another site which google says local monthly was 100 and i got 1000 visitors a day!

    What in the world is going on? i noticed that google analytics has changed but still, the total count should be significant...?
     
  2. mrankin

    mrankin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Are you sure the ranking is correct - you're not logged in to Google when searching?
     
  3. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    thats the other interesting thing - when i am logged in i am #23, when I am NOT, I am #3. usually its the other way around...
     
  4. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    and the rankings are the same on different computers.. so its not some kind of cache problem..
     
  5. SEORocks

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    I know this goes against all the rules when building a site but I have tested this a few times with my own site, no clients.

    I did the research with several tools, logged in and out of Google and the results for the research were about the same.

    This is the part that goes against everything you learn. I picked the keywords I thought were better in my eyes and what I thought people would be looking for. I did this based only on the word and not the search results. I have had so many sites in the past that based on research the site should get 3,000 - 4,000 visits a day and get hardly anything and keywords that should get that many a month got about 500 or more a day.

    Personally I do a quick check to see when I Google a keyword, what ads are showing and I use that to gauge it more than anything else...again this is for my own sites.

    For clients, I still use the supporting research for them but I do tell them what I have done and if they want to test a more obscure keyword, it is their call.

    I hope this helps.

    I wish you much success.
     
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    [exact] local monthly searches or broad?
     
  7. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    google keyword tools exact 10K

    my ranking prase #14 broad #3
     
  8. christoss1959

    christoss1959 Senior Member

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    Have you tried using a software? Or if you still want to do it manually go to the private mode of your browser before performing the search. Are you sure you are ranking for the google you searched for? You may be ranking in google.com when the keyword is that high for google.co.uk
    My last 2cents are it also depends on who is first when you are third. If its a wikipedia entry then you may end up getting almost no traffic at all..
     
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    theindiaphile Senior Member

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    This is, unfortunately, something I've experienced myself. I ranked 1 for a keyword supposed to deliver 50,000 per month. How much am I getting a day? - around 10. I'm not kidding... Google is full of shit, which is like saying water is wet, I guess....
     
  10. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    it turns out after i clear my firefox cache, my ranking appears at #20..

    Now can someone give me a suggestion:

    My PR is way above those in front of me. almost in all categories of SEO I am dominating. What is the quickest fix that can push me to the top? obviously #20 is not going to cut it, when it gives me 0 visitors.
     
  11. loclhero

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    That is a fucking CLASSIC line...hilarious.

    But regards to googles searches per month and how it relates to money, I'm in a similar situation with the first niche site I did. About 28,000 searches per month, I spent gobs of money through services here on BHW and elsewhere for backlinks and got numerous keywords on the first page of google. I still have my emd ranked number 1 and has been since November. At BEST, I make about 20 bucks a month. That's right, a month.

    The niche just does not translate to clicks/money. It's health related and I've heard from others that health related sites are crap for adsense income.
     
  12. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    it sounds like thats bad for your health too. :D
    and the 28,000 searches is broad? exact?
     
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  14. loclhero

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    No that was exact! Weird huh. I have just moved on to find other niches, the little earnings I get for the site is just auto pilot now so I don't worry. Live and learn I guess