I'll get straight to the point, as our time is extremely valuable.
Several months ago I created a website in the extremely competitive "repair credit" niche, as I don't get discouraged by high competition. Top rankings for keywords that receive decent traffic in this niche are insanely valuable as you may know so I decided to go for it and see if I could achieve the desired results.
So I invested in link building using several of the popular methods, article marketing, link exchanges, bought some one way links etc and waited for the results.
Here's how I stand after six months:
- I'm on the first page of Google's results for the term "fix credit" - searched for 4.400 times/ month, estimates Google's keyword tool(exact match), with 282,000 competing sites using the exact (quotes) search.
- I'm also on the first page of Google's results for the term "credit fix" - searched for 2.400 times/ month, estimates Google's keyword tool(exact match), with 205,000 competing sites using the exact (quotes) search.
I also have several other top rankings, I won't detail further, these 2 are the best keywords for which I'm appearing on the first page of Google.
Now here's my problem. The site get's about 30-40 visitors per day, and in the month of September it has received exactly 4 visitors from "credit fix" and 1 visitor for "fix credit" from Google.
Needless to say, I find this extremely frustrating. I know how things work, the keyword tool provides only estimates, results fluctuate, the title and description that appears in Google's results is very important in term of getting clicks etc .... but 5 visitors from these 2 keyphrases? I simply can't explain that ... 5 visitors from fix credit and credit fix. 2 word phrases in the repair credit niche that receive good amounts of traffic every month according to every keyword tool and common sense. I have never received such low stats for keywords that receive that much traffic.
The site does generate average to low income each and every month(considering the small amounts of traffic), it's not bad, but it definitely isn't great. I want to take it to the next level, I want to improve, I want to get the kind of traffic I should be receiving for those keywords, I would like to know what you recommend I should do in this situation.
At the moment, I'm thinking of continuing promotion on those 2 keywords to force a #1 or #2 ranking as those get about %80 of the traffic anyway, and see how the stats change.
What is your opinion on this matter, what would you do in my shoes, where did I do wrong?
Thank for reading!