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Getting Traffic seems difficult
I think less popularity is the problem

 3:24 pm on Nov 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi everyone,
I've got a site that deals with rating java applications for free. I've read in several articles to build up a good search engine rank. I tried that and got a PR 5 within 4 months of operation, which i hope is good. However the traffic to the site has been low, only about 100 pageviews and about 20 visitors everyday. I think that the popularity of the site is very less amongst the java community. I need ideas to make it more popular to them (at minimal cost, coz the site dosent intend to make money or give out in chunks).

Thanks in advance.



 3:42 pm on Nov 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

How well do you rank on all your pages?


 3:44 pm on Nov 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Well, the index has PR 5 and other internal pages have a PR 4


 3:56 pm on Nov 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld shashank_hi.

There are a quite a few threads on building traffic here. A bit of reading will go a long way towards helping you. ;) Perhaps these for starters [google.com].


 3:57 pm on Nov 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

PR 5

4 months of operation

Since you keep mentioning PR, I assume you are focusing on Google.

What year were these articles written? Did any of the articles mention the difficulty of getting new sites to rank well in Google?


 4:00 pm on Nov 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Getting rank on google was not the principle of my question, but well, if it helps getting a good traffic, who minds it. I just wanted to refer that I suppose a good PR (if pr 5 is good) also hasnt helped me get a good traffic. :(


 8:35 pm on Nov 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

when I mentioned ranking I wasnt talking about page rank but pure rank.

i.e at what number do you appear for your search term


 1:49 pm on Nov 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

For the term java, applet etc, i'm listed out of the first 100 while for certain terms i do get a page 1 or page 2, but they rnt searched often.

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