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Traffic is NOT staying

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by funkybunker, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. funkybunker

    funkybunker Supreme Member

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    All of my traffic is mobile, my website is optimized for mobile as I've tested it on phone emulators. My website speed is generally 1 - 2 seconds to load. Page size can vary (homepage is roughly 1mb, internal pages is often less) and I'm operating WP Total Cache and Cloudflare CDN. I'm on Shared not a VPS so that's the only factor, could this REALLY drive traffic away that much? My site is easy to navigate on a phone even though it's not the most beautiful. Anyone have any input? This is only today's traffic, the other day had 450 visits and only 470 pageviews. This is all coming from FB ads.
     
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    Maybe people are accidentally hitting facebook ads. But like you said, your site isnt the most beatiful. Try making the landing page more attractive. Ugly websites usually drive me away instantly.
     
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    there could be alot of factors. depends on your niche and what people are seeing once your site loads. whats your bounce rate?

    Ive had good average time spent on site from facebook, i was providing information and focusing on value. also it was from posting in targeted groups. I havent had too much experience with fb ads traffic.
     
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    It could be they don't mean to click on Ads, but they're showing in Newsfeeds. Maybe the spam ads have gotten to people & they don't like knowing they clicked on an ad. My site looks great on a desktop but nobody's visiting on one. Speed and usability are there as far as my data tells me. The majority are coming from Android and it looks different than other phones but still a simple layout to navigate. I'll keep tweaking my audience depending on the ads and see if I can target in on the people who stay.
     
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    Just found out from a friend my site takes 5 seconds to load on her phone, so my test servers aren't precise. The max time recommended is 2 seconds so I'm going to setup a VPS and see if it can handle the traffic load + supercharge site speed.
     
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    This is Statcounter, right? IIRC, Statcounter is only able to track visit length if the visitor clicks on another link on your site. So they might be staying on your homepage for longer than 5 seconds, but Statcounter is just unable to track it.

    This caused me SO MANY headaches in the past I cannot even tell you.
     
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    This +1. Most traffic stats only count time spent on site once they view another page. So rather than saying, why are people staying for a short time. You should be asking why your bounce rate is so high. If this is a single landing page, then it may be fine. If it's a site with multiple pages, and you want them to keep viewing them, then you have a problem.

    Use Google pagespeed insights to see your site how Google sees it (https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/). It may give you some easy things to fix too!
     
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    Wow I didn't know that. Thanks for the insight buddy. Any recommendations for a better tracking service (obviously Alexa but I'm open to hear more)
    Thanks bud, this amount of insights should help a ton.
    My site is a article-based site so obviously it does pose a problem. I've seen my site's performance improve again as my sitespeed increases. There's definitely a connection.