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When will a new site start receiving traffic from Google?



10:14 pm on Dec 31, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Can any SEO Expert tell me when a new site starts receiving traffic from Google?

I have a regularly updated 2 weeks old site which is having approx 200 unique posts and 700+ images but still getting 0 visitors from the search engines.

Sitemaps are submitted in the Google and Bing Webmaster tools and no errors are reported there.

Also how to Analyze a site for any SEO mistakes

Any help will be highly appreciated.



1:55 am on Jan 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Two weeks is too soon for most of new sites. Have you tried site: command to see how many pages are indexed?
And then, even if you see number of pages from the site indexed using site: command, do these pages rank for keywords that are being searched?
One thing you may want to follow with a new site is "Search Queries" option in "Traffic" section of Google Webmaster Tools - this will tell you if you are getting any impressions and for which pages/keywords.
Good luck.


2:23 am on Jan 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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A few incoming links that actually get a few visitors will start the ball rolling, Google will pick up your site via the data they collect from their beacons. It seems to get pages evaluated more quickly.


3:01 am on Jan 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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A website shows up in the search results one or two months after it has been registered (if it is not deindexed). Getting backlinks from relevant websites will also help in improving search engine traffic.


10:49 am on Jan 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

My guesses would be that your site is either simply not appearing high enough in the SERPS for anyone to find it, or that the page title and/or snippet of info that appears below your site's entry in the SERPS isn't compelling people to click on it. Is it in a highly competitive niche? Are you getting any impressions in the SERPS at all?

In contrast to your experience, being rather bored over Christmas I published a new mini site. Just 2 pages, 2000 words, a couple of dozen pictures, exact match domain name in a rather specialised travel niche. I did some basic on-page SEO but didn't cover everything I might have done. The site has no back links at all. To speed up indexing I filled out Bing's online site submission form and added it to my Google Webmaster Tools account.

The site was indexed by Google within 24 hours and within 72 hours was appearing in the top 5 for my chosen search keyword phrase. Bing indexed the site in 72 hours and it went straight in at number 2 in the SERPS for the same keyword phrase. The site is already getting some traffic. Not a lot, as its niche is quite esoteric so I wouldn't expect many people to be searching for this kind of thing, especially at this time of year, but it's certainly getting impressions in the SERPS and people are clicking.

As to SEO analysis, apart from sifting through the advice provided on this very forum, I'd start by looking at the SEO analysis tool in Bing's Webmaster Tools which should highlight any major problems.


11:03 am on Jan 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Is your Google webmaster account full of other sites that do well in Google ?


12:08 pm on Jan 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

Not at all. The account contains one other, 12 year old site about an entirely different subject. That site did fairly well until April 2011 whereupon a large black and white bear gave it a thorough mauling and it lost 50-60% of its traffic. I added the new site to that WMT account as I was curious to see if any of that negativity would rub off but it doesn't appear to have done. I plan to let the new site settle for a month or so and then pop a bit of AdSense on it and see what happens.


1:17 pm on Jan 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

2 weeks old site which is having approx 200 unique posts and 700+ images

Unique? 14+ posts every day, how long are these posts? That's a huge amount of posts for one person to do, assuming one person?

From where are the images?

Even if the images are unique and correctly optimised/formatted, it can take weeks/months for them to appear these days even on a well-established widget site.

Are you sure people are searching for your widgets and images? I have a friend who had a site with a couple of thousand fantastic unique images, all taken by himself in his home country, yet no one anywhere was searching for them!


2:12 pm on Jan 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I launched this site with 150 unique posts which are well written and proofread.

Images are taken from the Stock site.

Site is being updated regularly with the new contents since its launched.

Sitemaps are submitted and no errors are reported.


[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 4:51 pm (utc) on Jan 1, 2013]


2:51 pm on Jan 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

Site reviews aren't allowed in this section however before everyone starts making suggestions I can advise that bushib is in one of THE most competitive sectors, supposedly the second-most competitive sector!

A lot of hard work and time is required with plenty of quality backlink references and even then, such is the competition, that even I wouldn't take it on by myself.

[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 5:18 pm (utc) on Jan 1, 2013]


2:57 pm on Jan 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Who wrote the "150 unique posts", bearing in mind that the images,,,

Images are taken from the Stock site.

Might those posts be re written stock descriptions perhaps? if they are re written, algos might very quickly tag them as dupe content


3:15 pm on Jan 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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All posts are unique 450 to 1100 words on the various topics in the same broad niche.

They are not the rewritten descriptions of the images. Images are just to add value to the posts.


5:59 pm on Jan 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Well based on huskypups comments and the description above, I'll commiserate with you.

I launched a site 18 mths ago, under 70 articles, in a competitive widget sector, got a few obvious links then left it to its own devices, it only started getting 1 unique per day average after 14 mths. It ranks for many queries, just beyond the point were visitors end there search, mid page 3

And every time I think about what i'd need to do to progress it further, it hurts :)

it was just an experiment,but i enjoy the sector , so some hurting may be in order soon :)

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