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Images traffic a precursor to regular search traffic?

     
4:45 pm on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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My 3 month old site finally starting getting some google love from google image search as of this past weekend. Was just wondering if anyone has seen this as a precursor to an increase in regular search traffic? (non images)

Also the tiny bit of non-image serach traffic has ticked up a little at the same time but not near as much as images.

11:18 pm on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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As far as I know, Image Search is a relatively separated out function at Google. I've never seen image traffic as an early sign that organic text search rankings are "on the way". Maybe others have?
11:22 pm on Mar 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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A friend of mine gets 70% of his traffic out of the images on one of his website with people buying what he sells (not the images themselves).
12:39 am on Mar 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Also note that each day has seen an increase in the scope of keywords and traffic. I hope it never stops :)
1:16 am on Mar 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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each day has seen an increase in the scope of keywords and traffic

You are still speaking about Image searches, correct?

2:43 pm on Mar 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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after some additional analysis, organic text search traffic DID start increasing at the same time as the images (% wise but not volume). Not sure if this is of meaning, but this all happened at approx 90 days of the site going live.