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Specific keyword ranking - Organic vs direct links



9:48 pm on Jul 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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 ?

Best regards!


11:15 pm on Jul 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Do I understand your idea correctly? ...that a backlink with a given keyword for anchor text has more power if traffic actually clicks on that backlink?

If that's what you're asking, it's the first I ever thought about the idea. It's an interesting idea, but I don't think Google would have access to that much traffic data.


2:50 am on Jul 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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.


2:54 am on Jul 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Organic ranking is always in flux, especially on the deeper results pages. I don't think you can draw any conclusions at all from data this minimal.


3:03 am on Jul 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thanks. Yeah I also thought that I can't but I was thinking if anyone has an answer to this. Thanks again & have a nice day.

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