Are these figures good?

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Hey all,

My site basically set up in early June. I've made some efforts to try and get the website 'out-there' so to speak but I've a lot more to do - basically because I know nothing about this sort of thing. Anyway, given that the site is 2 months old, are these figures satisfactory for the type of site I've set up (i.e. pertaining to how medicines work from an academic perspective; pharmacology/pharmacy etc);

1st Month; 200 Unique - 450 Visits
2nd Month; 1000 Unique - 3,000 Visits
This Month; so far 300 Unique (3 days worth of visits)

So - just wondering what to make of these figures and whether or not I should be pleased at the traffic its getting for the particular niche I'm using.

Thanks in advance for replies.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
    yes those numbers are good.. sounds like you picked a winner. Now check your bounce rate and how long people are staying there
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  • Profile picture of the author OSElijah
    In my experience, that's a little slow on the start, but that all depends on your niche. If you're getting 100 UV/s a day, its not bad, but it's not the best. You should really do some keyword research and see what your ranking for, and how many searches happen for those particular keywords then compare that to your current statistics. Hope that helps mate!
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    • Profile picture of the author healthsphere
      Originally Posted by Thomas W View Post

      yes those numbers are good.. sounds like you picked a winner. Now check your bounce rate and how long people are staying there
      Thanks - just I thought it would be considered bad given I hear of many sites getting 10,000+ uniques a month etc.

      Originally Posted by OSElijah View Post

      In my experience, that's a little slow on the start, but that all depends on your niche. If you're getting 100 UV/s a day, its not bad, but it's not the best. You should really do some keyword research and see what your ranking for, and how many searches happen for those particular keywords then compare that to your current statistics. Hope that helps mate!
      I've never really understood the ranking and keyword part to be honest. As far as I'm aware is it as simple as choosing a word with low competition and high search and popularizing it on the site?

      It does help, so thanks ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Ninja Ana
    Those numbers are great considering its a two month old website. The 600 % increase over the previous month is on its peak. Put more new issues on drugs that are effective, less costly, its usage and benefits will add more traffic on your websites. Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author healthsphere
      Originally Posted by Ninja Ana View Post

      Those numbers are great considering its a two month old website. The 600 % increase over the previous month is on its peak. Put more new issues on drugs that are effective, less costly, its usage and benefits will add more traffic on your websites. Good luck
      Originally Posted by monkmonkey View Post

      Very good numbers considering the age of the website. Nice!
      Originally Posted by yasser View Post

      good figures. keep up the good work. always add fresh content.
      Thanks all - I'm uploading new content on a daily basis, sometimes twice daily basis and it helps keep my social media tools nice and active too. Cheers!

      I'm greedy though, I'd like more ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Looks to me like your website is a total winner. Now you just need to capture emails and follow up with subscribers about your offers which may earn you commissions. You should be very proud of yourself for getting this traffic so fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayParker
    Your numbers are good, it would be interesting to know how are you monetizing that traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Reeves
    Originally Posted by healthsphere View Post

    Hey all,

    My site basically set up in early June. I've made some efforts to try and get the website 'out-there' so to speak but I've a lot more to do - basically because I know nothing about this sort of thing. Anyway, given that the site is 2 months old, are these figures satisfactory for the type of site I've set up (i.e. pertaining to how medicines work from an academic perspective; pharmacology/pharmacy etc);

    1st Month; 200 Unique - 450 Visits
    2nd Month; 1000 Unique - 3,000 Visits
    This Month; so far 300 Unique (3 days worth of visits)

    So - just wondering what to make of these figures and whether or not I should be pleased at the traffic its getting for the particular niche I'm using.

    Thanks in advance for replies.
    Sounds like you're off to a good start. Congrats.

    To answer your question though, it really depends on how you're driving traffic and what keyword(s) you're targeting. Not so much to do with the site's general topic which you mentioned was pharmacology.

    With just the topic of the site it's impossible to say if those are optimal numbers...but what can be said is 100 unique visitors a day is definitely enough to start making something.

    If it's search engine traffic (I get the feeling it's not, but you didn't mention) then you'll know exactly what to make of the figures based on what kind of traffic the keyword(s) you're ranking for are capable of delivering.

    Sites generating 10,000+ unique visitors a month (from search at least) can do that because first off, they're targeting a keyword(s) capable of delivering that kind of traffic.

    Is the traffic from search or some other source?

    Regards,
    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author retsced
    Yes, it would be nice to know where you are getting your traffic from. The numbers are way above the average for a new website. Keep it going and growing. Oh, and by the way, take that bloody social sharing floating button off the side of your pages. It's very distracting and unprofessional for the niche you're in. Okay, that's just my opinion, but it's very annoying

    Keep moving forward and always look to scale what's working best for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author acebingo2006
    yes its a great start
    keep up the good work
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    • Profile picture of the author healthsphere
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Looks to me like your website is a total winner. Now you just need to capture emails and follow up with subscribers about your offers which may earn you commissions. You should be very proud of yourself for getting this traffic so fast.
      Originally Posted by JayParker View Post

      Your numbers are good, it would be interesting to know how are you monetizing that traffic.
      Originally Posted by Chris Reeves View Post

      Sounds like you're off to a good start. Congrats.

      To answer your question though, it really depends on how you're driving traffic and what keyword(s) you're targeting. Not so much to do with the site's general topic which you mentioned was pharmacology.

      With just the topic of the site it's impossible to say if those are optimal numbers...but what can be said is 100 unique visitors a day is definitely enough to start making something.

      If it's search engine traffic (I get the feeling it's not, but you didn't mention) then you'll know exactly what to make of the figures based on what kind of traffic the keyword(s) you're ranking for are capable of delivering.

      Sites generating 10,000+ unique visitors a month (from search at least) can do that because first off, they're targeting a keyword(s) capable of delivering that kind of traffic.

      Is the traffic from search or some other source?

      Regards,
      Chris
      Originally Posted by retsced View Post

      Yes, it would be nice to know where you are getting your traffic from. The numbers are way above the average for a new website. Keep it going and growing. Oh, and by the way, take that bloody social sharing floating button off the side of your pages. It's very distracting and unprofessional for the niche you're in. Okay, that's just my opinion, but it's very annoying

      Keep moving forward and always look to scale what's working best for you.
      Thanks for all the replies guys.

      @ JayParker; That's the thing - I'm increasing traffic daily but I've no idea how to effectively monetize this type of site, it being an educational site at that. My knowledge of this type of thing is very low and as you can see, it's only been a few weeks since I've tried to even increase traffic. It's difficult to know which are the most effective ways to monetize this site, at least for me, maybe others here or yourself have ideas?

      @ Chris Reeves; Traffic appears to come from a combination of search, social media, blogs and so forth - the general recommendations and all that. I haven't been posting on fora on other sites either yet which is apparently another area I should look into even though the sites I look at do not allow signatures to appear with links to your site. I want to 'rank' my website highly but I'm unsure as to how to do this effectively.

      @ Retsced; I was hoping to increase my Facebook Likes because for some reason I'm struggling to increase it even though my Twitter following has several hundred. I agree it's a bit distracting, I'll remove it later and try to think of other methods to increase my Facebook status.

      Thanks again for the replies - as you can see most of my replies are mostly 'I don't know's' simply because I'm totally unsure of the answers given the vast amount of info out there on this stuff - sort of confusing tbh. Learning though ;-)

      As for the OP above who mentioned getting emails. I was thinking of blocking off my main articles as 'Registered Users only' type thing...but worried people wouldn't be bothered and traffic would decrease? Am I looking at this too pessimistically and would it be a good idea? Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author alexhs88
    If the site you are speaking for is the one you have in your signature i will give you 2 advices
    1. why the homepage ends at com/wp/? it should be .com!
    2. you should change your permalinks to post name! much better for seo MUCH
    also you could fill the white space at the right with some clickbank product if you want to make some extra$

    by the way your numbers are very good for start
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    • Profile picture of the author healthsphere
      Originally Posted by alexhs88 View Post

      If the site you are speaking for is the one you have in your signature i will give you 2 advices
      1. why the homepage ends at com/wp/? it should be .com!
      2. you should change your permalinks to post name! much better for seo MUCH
      also you could fill the white space at the right with some clickbank product if you want to make some extra$

      by the way your numbers are very good for start
      Appreciate the comments. I'll look into the /wp/ later - I'm not sure how to remove it as it's a redirect thing I think (??).
      I'll also change the permalinks later and I'll look into a clickbank product too even though I'm unsure how it works to be honest, can you give more details pls

      Thanks ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author andynathan
    Traffic does not matter if you do not convert. However, it seems like you have targeted traffic, so it should be easier to convert.

    Here are a few ideas:

    1. Use Google ads while you figure put your plan of action.

    2. Create a plan. To do this poll your readers to find put what theywant to know more about. This could be tied into your email marketing efforts.

    3. Take action on your plan and use put the best way to monetize your site.

    Basic, but effective. It just takes time to do, which is whyost people never do it.
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    • Profile picture of the author healthsphere
      Originally Posted by andynathan View Post

      Traffic does not matter if you do not convert. However, it seems like you have targeted traffic, so it should be easier to convert.

      Here are a few ideas:

      1. Use Google ads while you figure put your plan of action.

      2. Create a plan. To do this poll your readers to find put what theywant to know more about. This could be tied into your email marketing efforts.

      3. Take action on your plan and use put the best way to monetize your site.

      Basic, but effective. It just takes time to do, which is whyost people never do it.
      Yes - I'll try and put Google Ads around the site - I just don't want to make it look crammed but don't want to do less either - so I need to strategically place them I guess - any recommendations?

      I'll definitely take into consideration polling readers, appears to be excellent marketing strategy.

      Thanks for the comments man
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  • Profile picture of the author think more
    Wow,Those figure are great!
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  • Profile picture of the author Pakblogger2012
    Very good figures.
    Well done man.
    Definitely your quality contents and SEO has worked well.
    Keep it up and post more fresh contents.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexhs88
    i can help you with your wordpress if you want i am always happy to help send me a message if you have any question

    is your wordpress installed in the root folder? or its in thehealthsphere/wp/ folder?

    if you change your permalings now you will loose traffic from google untill your new links will be indexed again in google

    clickbank is very easy to use just sign up and go to marketplace you will find the way if not just pm me


    i cant send you a message so if you want you can send me a private message with your email or something
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  • Profile picture of the author vgvetter
    Great for 2 months in service!

    Will bet it will only get better.... and fast.

    You've earned it... It's a beautiful site!
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  • Profile picture of the author WinstonTian
    All numbers are redundant if....

    Wait for it...

    Wait for it...


    *drumroll...*

    You are not selling ANYTHING!

    You should not be looking at numbers at your current stage. I'm
    not preaching, but telling it as it is from experience. Your traffic
    has two stages...

    1) The qualification round

    Is your traffic targeted to your offer? If it's mismatched to your
    message, your offer, your product or even your niche... then
    start focusing on higher quality traffic, or conversions will
    become a painful sore in the ass.

    2) The scaling-up round

    When you're positive that the kind of traffic you're driving is
    converting well for your offer... then well, scaling up matters.

    Quality > Quantity!

    And I really do not mean leaving quantity alone. Quantity comes
    after you've confirmed a healthy conversion rate.


    - Winston Tian
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    • Profile picture of the author healthsphere
      Originally Posted by WinstonTian View Post

      All numbers are redundant if....

      Wait for it...

      Wait for it...


      *drumroll...*

      You are not selling ANYTHING!

      You should not be looking at numbers at your current stage. I'm
      not preaching, but telling it as it is from experience. Your traffic
      has two stages...

      1) The qualification round

      Is your traffic targeted to your offer? If it's mismatched to your
      message, your offer, your product or even your niche... then
      start focusing on higher quality traffic, or conversions will
      become a painful sore in the ass.

      2) The scaling-up round

      When you're positive that the kind of traffic you're driving is
      converting well for your offer... then well, scaling up matters.

      Quality > Quantity!

      And I really do not mean leaving quantity alone. Quantity comes
      after you've confirmed a healthy conversion rate.


      - Winston Tian
      I doubt you consider site visitors worthless if you utilize Google Adsense for example which is what I'm doing at the moment... ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author wAvision
    good work...not bad for just starting out.

    Looking at your site, I find the social media share bar to be annoying. When you scroll it stays with you, which is fine, BUT it covers up the content on your site...try moving it out further so it does not overlap content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Johan Shaw
    Yes good start but you can further improve it .And in future you will get more traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tasleem Khan
    Thats good. Keep up with the fresh content. See how long people are staying on the site.
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