I have a question (maybe a stupid one). Does the organic search in google for "keyword" has more weight by a visit from link like <a href="site">keyword</a>. Does anyone has any observations about that ?
Well it goes like this. I have a personal portfolio website and I have it from a 2 years now. But I didn't G optimized it at all for a year and a half. Now its on 5th page with a middle competitive keyword phrase. Till' yesterday I monitored my site with AWstats of my host provider C-panel. And yesterday I register with G Analytics. After I put the verification code, I asked a couple of friends of mine, to type my "kyword phrase" in google and visit my site from Google. Now when G showed my first report, it goes like this. Visits 12: google (organic) -> Visits: 6 -> %Visits 50.00% (direct) ((none))-> Visits: 3 -> %Visits 25.00% And here are 3 visits from some forums. But I don't think that those forums links (which are "mysite.com" type) gives me any ranking boost (besides the visits itself). I also don't think that the direct traffic can rank me up on this "keyword phrase". So my site got 2 positions up for this "keyword phrase" for one day. And I asked myself, how powerful actually is the organic search in front of anything else.