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Pos 1,2 or 3 (is it important)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by freeufcdotinfo, May 7, 2011.

  1. freeufcdotinfo

    freeufcdotinfo Power Member

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    I have many pages ranked on page 1 of google, my question is interms of sales do you think being at #1 is that much of a big deal, is there any research that shows sales difference.

    Do you think people feel that your biz is more trustworthy if its at #1 opposed to #4.

    Sounds like a silly question, but when I search it does not make much difference to me.

    Your thoughts???
     
  2. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

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    It doesn't matter to us because we're webmasters.. we think differently. Same reason we wouldn't click ads. ;)
     
  3. freeufcdotinfo

    freeufcdotinfo Power Member

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    Thats what I thought...

    So is it that big of a deal being rank a few notches above - if so is there anyone with experience of this..
     
  4. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    First spot gets much more than everything else combined.
     
  5. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    This is basic SEO.
    #1 gets a ton more than #2 or #3.
    And after that, you don't really get much. 4-5 a bit, but after that very little.
     
  6. Windmill

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    It does. The vast majority of traffic only looks there. I know I myself naturally also only look in the first 3, because you usually find exactly what you want there, so why would you look below that?
     
  7. fnd80

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    the fact that people think #1 doesn't matter much more than 2 or 3 shows exactly how little people around here know, but try to sound like experts on.

    the percentages vary slightly by the report you read, but on average, #1 gets 42% of the clicks, #2 gets 11%, #3 gets 8%....all the way down to #10 that gets 3%.

    heres a nice little graph:

    http://www.slowseo.com/images/articles/se-clicktrough-graph1.gif

    In summary...yeah, getting to that top spot matters.
     
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  8. zmoney

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    Man, at that rate, your almost better picking low search per month stuff so you rank and be #1 for everything heh. Damn I saved that image to my comp... coool..
     
  9. th1221

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    A site of mine rotates from 1-4, and just by checking my visitor stats, I can tell where it is on any given day. So yeah, it makes a huge difference.
     
  10. wholesalereplica

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    as per the stats, #1 makes a massive difference to traffic
     
  11. DamageX

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    While the #1 spot definitely gets the lion's share of the traffic, it may not necessarily affect your sales. It all depends on what site/page holds the top spot. If it's an info site like Wikipedia but the surfer is looking for a review and you offer a review, you'll get your sale. If the top spot is something similar to what you're offering then you'll be outsold every time. Again, traffic alone isn't everything.
     
  12. jon_xx_x

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    Exactly, I have put up about 20 sites in tihe last few months targeting anywhere from 1,000 exact searches monthly, to 8,000. Almost all are number 1, and are bringing Too many people here are a) impatient and b) unrealistic. OMG "sex" is search for millions of times per month, I'll spin some content and send a million profile links to it and I'll be in the money!
     
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    Doesn't matter - if people find what they are looking for on the first sport, then will they never see your site at pos. 4!
     
  14. zmoney

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    People don't think. Remember, humans are creatures of habit. Click first result. Click BLUE links, click click click. They also want to move FORWARD. So if they are on site #1, they probably are more willing to click on links on that page to move them forward toward the information they are looking for. NOT hit the back button and start back where they came from etc... imo...