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the main indicator for me is webmaster world and how the excitement and contributions have dried up
I was getting good traffic for the first few years but in 2013 all my traffic disappeared I publish articles but receive like 5 or 10 visits from Google newsIs that about google or about human users? Are there still the same number of searches, making the same queries, only instead of #2 you're now coming in at #227? Or are there fewer searchers because those same humans are getting their recommendations from FB instead?
All my traffic comes from social media now
Or are there fewer searchers because those same humans are getting their recommendations from FB instead?
When I post an article link on my twitter or facebook ill get anywhere from 100 to 500 visitorsAny way of telling how many of those 100-500 are legitimate visitors who will spend time reading the article and then going on to explore the rest of the site? I have one category of content that gets listed in a respectable curated directory, and I've noticed that every time a new item is listed, there will be a flurry of visitors. (This, incidentally, is a good way to confirm that some browsers have stopped sending a referer, because I know where they're coming from although logs say "-".) But I have the definite impression that most of them are just routinely clicking whatever is new in the directory; I could be publishing tables of logarithms to 8 decimal places and they'd still click.
Whats funny is yahoo and bing still use the same old ranking that google did before they started tampering with algos
You can't churn content fast enough to compete. Freshness is it. Doesn't matter what you're saying, so long as you're saying a lot, and often.
Those search results have been taken over by sites of big conservation organizations, university sites, arboreta, and even the U.S Forestry Service.In that case, stop thinking about google and start figuring out how you can get those big-ticket sites to link to you. That's assuming your real interest is getting people to spend time at your site, regardless of how they got there.
NEVER ask for links that all links should be organic by people who search and find your article and decide to share it without being asked to spread it