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Moved up to 1st page of google but getting less traffic

"33,100/month" for keyword but not traffic gettin



7:22 am on Jun 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Google showing searches as "33,100/month" for my keyword and am at 1st page of Google across most of the Google Data centers.

1. Now am getting "30 visits" per day(avg) after ranking at 1st page for <my keyword>.

2. But when i was ranking around 30th to 40th position for <my keyword> traffic was "37 visits" per day(avg).

3. Am not sure where am going wrong:

A) is the keywords that i have been using is not trendy?

B) is it not enough to be on 1st page? or i have to be there on 1st or 2nd position to be eligible for maximum no. of traffic?

C) might be ppl have mentality, companies who are ranking on 1st page could be very expensive...or something like that?

4. or might be it is very early to judge the traffic, as my site reached to 1st page...just 2 weeks ago?

I hope to get feasible answer from the web experts here :)

[edited by: jatar_k at 1:01 pm (utc) on June 19, 2009]
[edit reason] no specifics thanks [/edit]


10:26 am on Jun 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It could be a whole host of reasons to be honest. Some examples could be:

- Your wording was better than the competition down in 30th but not as clear or as good where you are now.

- The first page can often have a lot of what I call "gunk" like youtube videos, wiki pages and other "not relevant to sales" based sites. If you're now in amongst them maybe you're being more readily missed

- The engine is still in a state of flux and not everyone is getting the same results

- Are other countries getting the same results as you

etc etc.

I have sites that are 1st page on one word biggies which have over 170 million results but the actual traffic is down in 10th place compared to lesser know but more focused long-tail or medium-tail searches.

I would suggest giving it a while longer before taking any decision which could result in your listing going back down.


6:28 pm on Jun 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Great question... I am in the exact same boat. After researching a niche phrase I spent the last year trying to get to the front page. A couple days ago I noticed I was second place, so I danced a jig and went to check my traffic log and zippo. Like the original post, I was getting the same amount of traffic on page 5 that I am on page 1.

Simonuk thanks for the possibilities. I was worried that all the research into keywords using Google was flawed and I wasted all my time.


7:15 pm on Jun 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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After getting the real scenario, i assume that 1st position is not much important, we have to get our site for the keywords which potential buyers would be searching? what say?


5:10 pm on Jul 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

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This is a bit embarrassing but for some reason Google was giving me different results when logged in to my Google account. After logging out everything went back to normal, back to page 5.


5:30 pm on Jul 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

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@JasonLee - It was showing you a personalized results, whenever you wanna check your ranking, always log out and look for your keyword in Google :)

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