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0.34% traffic coming from search engine
most probably google

 7:12 am on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)


One of website which is around 50 days old has till now got 0.34% traffic from search engine out of total 100%.

Is this too low and do I need to worry about?

Secondly does Google Analytics only show traffic coming from Google Search Engine or all?




 9:10 am on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

That is low, if it's too low depends on the site, I guess. If your targeted audience mostly does not use search engines and you generate traffic via other ways, it's normal. But in general, since your site is still relativly new, you will see an increase there. Where do the other 99.66% come from? links? typeins?

Google Analytics counts all hits, not just the ones generated by google serps.


 9:37 am on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Ok what if I tell you that 0.34% is actually 680 visitors from search engines? Is it still low in first 50 days!?

And I can only see traffic coming from Google search engine in Google Analytics although when I check my web server logs, it does show that traffic is also coming from Live and Yahoo.


 10:57 am on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

can't really say anything to the GA-issue since I don't use it and never have.

In 50 days 680 visitors sent by search engines is quite allright - but where does the rest come from? Are you sure you're not counting robots as visitors? Google, yahoo and msn might hit your site pretty hard and if you don't filter them, you'll have much higher visitor numbers than you actually do. Might be worth a check, though the outcome might be depressing ;)


 11:32 am on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

I am quoting figure from Google Analytics which differentiates between user and robot traffic.
Rest are direct and referral visitors.


 1:28 pm on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

I am curious why you cannot see your Yahoo and MSN traffic in your Google Analytics. The tool does report it both as SE-traffic as well as in referral site reports.

As far as your low percentage of inbound traffic from SEs, this is pretty normal as you begin to be able to get ranked, in my opinion. Are you only ranking/getting traffic for brand terms right now?


 1:40 pm on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Oh ok my mistake. I see when I click on the link Search Engines in GA it opens a detail page and shows traffic coming from other search engines too. So that figure 680 above is from all search engines combined.

I am getting traffic based on current news & event keywords like for instance Apple has recently announced iPhone 3G so I get traffic on this keyword.

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