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My website is losing Traffic day by day
jackfro




msg:4576026
 7:08 am on May 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hello SEO Experts,

I have a website which is losing traffic day by day. Unique Content, Meta title, tag, Description, keyword density are OK but yet my post is not ranked.

On the other hand, Some website which are not maintain these rules or instruction, they are on top ranking. Just i am surprised with Google behavior.

I can't understand whats the reason? Why Google doing this.

I think its OK when i post a article with a High Competition keyword but when when i post a local article with a low Competition keyword, why its happen?

Please help me. This is me website URl: < sorry, no personal domain names

Just waiting for your answer.
Thanks all in advance.

[edited by: tedster at 11:47 am (utc) on May 21, 2013]

 

tedster




msg:4576138
 12:01 pm on May 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

I wish there was an easy answer. A few years ago, there usually was. But today your complaint is pretty common, and finding "the answer" is very challenging. I'd suggest studying the sites that are now ranking well for your keywords and seeing what they've got that your site doesn't.

zeus




msg:4576165
 12:27 pm on May 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

tedster - to see what the other sites do better, well these days i also think that got obsolete, if you see what ranks on the first 3 pages, its almost as if they shuffle part of the results. Mostly you will also not be able to see why those sites ranks better.

tedster




msg:4576169
 12:35 pm on May 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

I hear you, but I mean looking at more than traditional SEO factors. Sure, I look at backlinks and the like, but I also look for social media presence, mobile version, website usability, page speed, other non-searcch traffic approaches (newsletter sign-ups, RSS feed, etc) - a completely open mind just taking in an overall impression.

Sand




msg:4576193
 1:26 pm on May 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

Without knowing any specifics, my recommendation would be this:

Don't just look at the pages that are ranking above you. It's too easy to say 'oh that's crap, Google doesn't know what they're doing.'

Instead, take a step back and look at entire body of the sites that are outranking you. What information do they have that you do don't? How is their information organized in ways that yours isn't? Are there any opportunities for you to develop your content strategy in a way that would make your site more similar (in terms of information architecture) to the people who are doing really well?

I think this is a worthwhile thing to do, not only for the obvious reasons. More and more, I suspect that Google is using the universal semantics of a given site to evaluate the relevance of any particular page on the site for a query.

In years past, ranking was more or less on a page level -- get the right title, keywords, alt tags, etc on a page and you would rank. But that's obviously not true anymore. Panda and Penguin have shown us that they are more than happy to make decisions on the domain level. I believe that sites are evaluated for relevancy, authority, etc, and then pages from those sites are returned.

Site-wide semantics seem to be really important. More than once, I've been able to get my homepage to rank for its target terms by adding those terms across the site and not actually touching the homepage itself.

Of course, I have no hard proof that site-wide semantics are so important to individual page rankings. But it's something I've come to believe.

jackfro




msg:4576241
 3:54 pm on May 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thanks all for your response.

My website backlinks quality are good then my competitors and on-page SEO is better then their.

Some website authors copy my Website's post and paste in their blog but yet their post being ranked. I become surprised when i see it.

What's Google doing in this factors? Is copy-paste allow Google, is it want to say?

Someone please tell me How to rank a Blog post with a specific keyword. For few days I want follow your rules or strategy.

Robert Charlton




msg:4576335
 9:56 pm on May 21, 2013 (gmt 0)

jackfro - Just guessing here... it's looking like there's a big update in progress, and that Google may well have reverted to old data and is rebuilding the index. It's likely to be a major update that might take a while to settle out.

For the time being, I would simply not jump to any conclusions. In the long run, I believe that tedster and Sand are offering excellent advice.

Hard to say what your problem is, but it might be helpful to all of us to know when your traffic started to drop. Various reports have the big Google data change happening somewhere on May 16-17, 2013, which isn't to rule out all sorts of other anomalies.

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