Numbers don't add up. What am I doing wrong?

by Kpick
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Hi Warriors,
I was hoping I could be some advice here. One of my sites is not pulling in what I think it should.

After a lot of keyword research and backlinking I'm just not getting the traffic the research shows I should get.

To research my keywords I use Market Samurai & Google keyword tool.
I'm ranking very well for some tough competition.

For example:


keyword 1. Search volume = 40,500. My rank = #2. Hits on site this month = 28
keyword 2. Search volume = 14,800. My rank= #2. Hits on site this month = 3

I could go on with about 30 keywords but I wont. All of them look about the same.

I also have a very low bounce rate of 18% to 40%.

Any ideal on why the numbers are looking this grim?

Thanks in advance,
K.
#add #numbers #wrong
  • Profile picture of the author pdrs
    Have you checked the keywords with [exact] checked in Google keyword tool, and not Broad?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kpick
      Originally Posted by pdrs View Post

      Have you checked the keywords with [exact] checked in Google keyword tool, and not Broad?
      Yes, I have also done "exact match". The numbers drop dramatically but still a very substantial amount of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author pdrs
    You should always go by exact match, it's pointless to even look at broad if you're going after a specific keyword.

    What are the numbers of the two you mentioned with exact match enabled?
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  • Profile picture of the author ljestrada
    Well it could be a few things.How long has your site been up? Are your links working correctly? How many backlinks to you have? You can have a good targeted "buying" key word but lack of backlinks will hinder your exposure.Depends on how you did your SEO also.Just my two sense...
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    • Profile picture of the author pdrs
      The OP mentions that they're already ranking #2

      Originally Posted by ljestrada View Post

      Well it could be a few things.How long has your site been up? Are your links working correctly? How many backlinks to you have? You can have a good targeted "buying" key word but lack of backlinks will hinder your exposure.Depends on how you did your SEO also.Just my two sense...
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  • Profile picture of the author ljestrada
    I would check for redirects then.Someone could be stealing your traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author celenco
      Originally Posted by ljestrada View Post

      I would check for redirects then.Someone could be stealing your traffic.
      How is that even possible?
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  • Profile picture of the author pdrs
    yeah just did a quick look via pm for the OP, he's not ranking where he thinks he is unfortunately. We've all been there I'm sure!
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