Globetrotter - 4:56 pm on Jan 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
@backdraft7 Iíve got a banner on the right side as well and on some pages 2 extra banners. Iíve never spend money on adwords. So maybe we can rule out adwords?
Same here, de serps remain the same, even if you check with proxies. But when you check Google Analytics you see big fluctuations in total traffic and google seems to correct it. Iíve seen the pattern over and over again since my first post on this topic. But there seems nothing I can do to change it. May I ask the percentage of traffic you get from google? Is it more or less then 75%?
In awstats Iíve got 60.000 different search phrases in December same for October and November 2010. When I compare this to Februari March April (also 2010) I have the same traffic levels but 40.000 to 50.000 different search phrases. So it might be we get traffic of different keywords in the same total amount as we were used to.
Iíve never really optimized for any key phrase, but since last month Iím working on this one. So I cherry picked some keywords and start researching them. One thing I found strange was that for the key phrase I choose there was around 165.000 searches per month and low competition. For months Iím at the second position for this key phrase and I ďonlyĒ get 200 visitors a month according to analytics. Some of the information but be wrong?
I was seeing the same traffic patterns as you describe until (I think it was) March this year. I do not think itís because of the economy because in my sector the dip was already there because of other influences (think of global natural disasters etc). In March I did a major website update, where the internal linking part, design, html and navigational menuís where radically changed (but I did not changed the urls) and all this time my (total) traffic levels never changed. This is again abnormal behavior if you ask me.