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Ranking and traffic

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by remetiffy, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. remetiffy

    remetiffy Newbie

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    Hi

    I've been asked to check out a friend's website. It is in the carpet cleaning sector and has been managed by an SEO company for a fee. He has about 40 keyword phrases which the website is supposedly optimised for and he gets a printed report on the position of the keywords every month. They all rank in the top 3 with most of them being first. My friend thought that was good until i asked him what traffic he was getting for each of the keywords. He didn't know. I've had a look and entered the keywords into google keyword planner and most of his keywords get no traffic. Is there any other way to check out the actual traffic to his site like looking in the cPanel?

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  2. asap1

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    https://www.semrush.com/ or google search console.
     
  3. SunnyLeon

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    For real data, if he doesn t have ga or other analytics on his website, check out awstats from his cpanel. That shows data on traffic based on keywords countries and more

    That s website hosting cpanel, just to be clear:)
     
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  5. remetiffy

    remetiffy Newbie

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    Thank you for all your replies, they have given me food for thought.

    I have now checked all his keywords using various free and paid sources. It seems this guys keywords get no traffic. This is a local carpet cleaning company covering the north of England but mainly his home and surrounding towns. You can see his website http://www.officeandhomecarpetscleaned.co.uk/. I have gone through the whole thing and I see there are very few posts targeted at any specific keyword. The url does not target any specific keyword. I have conducted some of my own keyword research and I have found a few phrases aimed at a nearby city that has a bit more traffic, in the hundreds/month. I am thinking of recommending to the guy he starts a new site aimed at those keywords specifically, I can also get a url with the phrase in. What do you guys think of the plan please. Thanks
     
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    Which one would you recommend to someone who's new to SEO?
     
  7. mangoodi

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