1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

ranked for exact match but not getting traffic

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by 7yearitch, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. 7yearitch

    7yearitch Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    489
    Likes Received:
    142
    Occupation:
    dog food tester
    Location:
    growing on trees
    as per the title, i ranked a website no 1 page 1 for a local term. the site is emd, and i see it on top of the serps if i type in "keyword" in google with quotes. the thing is, i'm not getting any traffic from G. i'm beginning to think that people in my country aren't savvy enough to do exact match search, and they just do broad search for whatever they want.

    how do i get ranked for broad search? thanks
     
  2. intruder2600

    intruder2600 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    68
    I never heard about someone searching like "keyword", how's your website ranked on keyword (without "") ?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 4
  3. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    12,788
    Likes Received:
    22,037
    Occupation:
    I don't actually have a job
    Location:
    It's an Algo, of course it can be gamed.
    Home Page:
    He's right, nobody except us SEO geeks uses quotes when searching a term.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  4. SEO Power

    SEO Power Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2014
    Messages:
    2,637
    Likes Received:
    680
    Occupation:
    Self employed
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Searchers don't use quotes while searching on Google. So if your site is ranked on the first page when you search for your target keyword in quotes, you will only get a tiny amount of traffic. However, if your site is ranked on the first page for your keyword without quotes, you will get a good amount of traffic.

    So, what you should do now is search for your keyword without quotes and find out where your site ranks for it.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. 7yearitch

    7yearitch Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    489
    Likes Received:
    142
    Occupation:
    dog food tester
    Location:
    growing on trees
    ok, guys, that clears it up. rank for term without quotes. back to work now. thanks!
     
  6. JasonS

    JasonS Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2012
    Messages:
    2,990
    Likes Received:
    914
    Home Page:
    I wonder, if you were building backlinks with keywords and quotes.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. juanpopo

    juanpopo Power Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2010
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    97
    this is happening yto me aswell, I understand the results diplayed with the quotes are different from the results that don't use them, but It doesnt make any sence to rank for the exact phrace the user is tipping and don't getting the results other websites are getting
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. PaperToy

    PaperToy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    88
    You should also clear your history / cache because if you don't, you'll see your website ranking higher than what it really is.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. 7yearitch

    7yearitch Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    489
    Likes Received:
    142
    Occupation:
    dog food tester
    Location:
    growing on trees
    nope, just the money terms and a few long tails and generic. none of them with quotes. i read somewhere that exact match is more targeted, which is why i tried checking that. quotes = exact match results if i'm not mistaken.

    exactly. where do you live? i live in a developing country so i guess the users here aren't that savvy to begin with. i've enjoyed traffic from ranking exact match terms before, but that was from a US kw.

    this is new to me.. thanks. anyway i know i just need to build more links + authority now. thanks a lot guys!
     
  10. juanpopo

    juanpopo Power Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2010
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    97
    Im ranking for US keywords, no tergeting the local market, since It wont be profitable in my Niche, I really dont end to understand how Google algorithm works, I remember I startet to rank for a High competition keyword, and all of a sudden, it stoped ranking
     
  11. Spuffed

    Spuffed Power Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2014
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    161
    Occupation:
    Sleeper
    Location:
    Somewhere on the Internets.
    What does searching with Quote marks do?
     
  12. juanpopo

    juanpopo Power Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2010
    Messages:
    621
    Likes Received:
    97
    It gives results that contain the exact phrase
     
  13. redrubies

    redrubies Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    2,560
    Location:
    USA
    My kids think I'm the best internet detective ever. I don't tell them that it's all in the quotes. lol
     
  14. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    751
    Likes Received:
    4,189
    Location:
    NE US
    How many searches does the phrase have ?

    A lot of local niches don't get much traffic in the first place. So you gotta build lots of geo-targeted pages and rank all your inner pages as well. More than half my traffic comes from the hundreds of long tails I target, not the 5-10 main phrases.
     
  15. rankwatch12

    rankwatch12 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2014
    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    13
    Home Page:
    Really need to work hard for getting ranks on "broad" keywords. Try out highly authoritative and relevant guest blogging and forum commenting.