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Where is the avalanche of traffic Big G? Makes no sense!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by xenter, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. xenter

    xenter Regular Member

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    I've been ranking for a 2 tough keywords.

    1st keyword at #2.

    Local monthly exact match = 27100

    2nd keyword at #4

    Local monthly exact match = 14800

    These rankings have been steady like this for almost 2 weeks now and I still get ~50 visits combined daily for these 2 keywords.

    Anyone have an idea of why this is the case? :confused:
     
  2. critman

    critman Regular Member

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    Are the keywords so specific that people are actually looking to go to a specific domain? I see this a lot with product/service niches - specially branded ones.

    Also, how's your description like? One of my sites, I just tweaked and did a little call to action to the description and traffic actually increased.
     
  3. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    1. depends on your keyword
    2. depends on who's number 1
    3. depends on how many paid adds display on top

    In my experience when there is one or no paid adds number 1 & 2 can make a difference from 200 to 700 daily for a generic informational keyword. If there are more than 2 paid adds number one barely gets 50% of searches.
     
  4. xenter

    xenter Regular Member

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    The keywords are as generic as you can get like "dog house" for example.

    The description is like this:

    Dog house for Sale! Discover a wide selection of dog houses, dog beds, and dog towels all up to 40% off.
     
  5. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    well, if it's a generic keyword, for instance "wool blanket" & you are actually selling them, then imagine than majority of that traffic is not really searching to buy anything, so they have no interest in visiting your site.
     
  6. critman

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    The only other thing I can think of is the trend for that keyword. Maybe the traffic stats are skewed since it's a seasonal keyword?

    Other than that, lablinks may be right.
     
  7. xenter

    xenter Regular Member

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    Even if they are not buying anything, they should at least visit my site right? I also have an PPC ad at the very top. So I have 1st position with PPC and 2nd position on natural search. PPC is getting barely any traffic too.

    The 1st position belongs to Amazon...

    I checked into the seasonality, there isn't any significant changes. Traffic never falls below 10K local monthly exact search...
     
  8. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    My point is if your description says that you are selling something & I'm searching for information, I'm not gonna click on your site.
    Other than that your ranking info may be messed up. Have you checked your rankings from different IPs? Is it possible that from other locations local listings show up & your site is nowhere?
     
  9. jb2008

    jb2008 Senior Member

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    #2 gets around 10-15% of traffic, so you should get around 3k traffic on the first keyword.

    #4 gets around 5% so maybe add another 700-1000 per month to that.

    30 x 50 = you're getting 1500 per month when you should be getting around 4000. It's a big difference, but it's not so much that there couldn't be on page factors that are adversely affecting your CTR, for example the intent of searchers, the paid ads, the relevance of no 1 listing, the relevance and quality of your title/description ...
     
  10. jdog37

    jdog37 Power Member

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    Check your adwords account to see how many impressions your ad is getting. That should let you know how many actual searches your keywords are getting.

    You can also check insights for search and get an idea if your keywords are more seasonal, or in what months your KW gets the most searches.
     
  11. xenter

    xenter Regular Member

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    Just checked adwords. It's getting ~1000 impressions a day. So WTF. I guess I have to change the description? Should I change the Title tag? I'm afraid that I'll lose rankings if I do.
     
  12. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    I don't think anybody can help you any further, unless they look into your specific case.