squash1 - 7:39 am on Sep 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
Hi everyone, just wanted to add that i sent Tedster the stats for my site the other day to show him the huge traffic spike that lasted for a few hours. One single page from my site constantly gets 4000-5000 visitors per day, then out of the blue, last thursday at 5pm it started getting 5000 PER HOUR which lasted till midnight. After this the traffic went back to its original number of visitors, which has stayed the same for the past 4 days. The ranking for this page has stayed in exactly the same position as far as i can see through all of this. It looks like google just opened up the taps for a short while and then closed them again. The keyword in question is a single keyword, no long tail, which gets around 9 million searches per month, and the site is an affiliate site. Considering i rank at position 3 for this keyword i would expect more than 4000-5000 visitors per day, more like the 5000 per hour that i got last thursday would be closer to the true amount this page would get. Also, the site is in the UK if that makes any difference at all. The site does not have google analytics on it either. I would really like to know what can be done get this higher level of traffic. Any ideas?