How much traffic is considered good in the first month?

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I was wondering how many unique visitors is considered good in your first month since starting a new website?

I started my website (link in the signature) about a week ago and i had about 80 unique visitors so far.
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    There are no numbers for that. Usually, not much happens until you get rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeyXoto
    Originally Posted by RottenWord View Post

    I was wondering how many unique visitors is considered good in your first month since starting a new website?

    I started my website (link in the signature) about a week ago and i had about 80 unique visitors so far.
    Hard to say mate,

    It really depends on where you are in google. For example, if your on Page 9 of google and still getting 50 hits a day, it's impressive , if your on page 1, not so good.

    Where are you in google, how many hits are u getting? Also what niche?

    Joey
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    • Profile picture of the author WinstonTian
      It depends, but I'll try to give you a more specific answer...

      It all depends on the "quality" of the traffic. What does quality
      mean? It simply means this:

      The probability for customers to GIVE you money.

      In other words, conversion rates. If you have a high conversion
      rate and a low traffic count, it could be justified.

      However, if your conversion rate ranges low, you might want
      to compensate with a higher traffic count. But think about it
      this way...

      Conversions are so much more worth it.

      If you convert at 2% in sales out of 1000 prospects at a sale of
      $10, you get $20.

      If you convert at 1% in sales out of 2000 prospects at a sale
      of $10, you get $20.

      You're going to need at least DOUBLE the amount of traffic if
      your traffic does not convert well enough to equalize the sales.

      It's far more effective to drive warm, targeted leads to a good
      converting page, but it's also one of the hardest things to do
      in internet marketing. But that's really where the hard part is.

      Driving traffic should be pretty simple - integrations, buyer
      traffic, email swaps, solo ads, PPC, media buys... All of these
      are fast, and very targeted.

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    • Profile picture of the author RottenWord
      Originally Posted by JoeyXoto View Post

      Hard to say mate,

      It really depends on where you are in google. For example, if your on Page 9 of google and still getting 50 hits a day, it's impressive , if your on page 1, not so good.

      Where are you in google, how many hits are u getting? Also what niche?

      Joey
      well, i submited my sitemap a few days ago and all the pages were indexed today but i still haven't got any organic traffic visitors which really sucks. i don't know, i guess i should be more patient.
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      • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
        Originally Posted by RottenWord View Post

        well, i submited my sitemap a few days ago and all the pages were indexed today but i still haven't got any organic traffic visitors which really sucks. i don't know, i guess i should be more patient.
        What have you done to promote your pages?

        It could take months to get any decent traffic if all you do is publish pages and don't promote them.
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        • Profile picture of the author RottenWord
          Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

          What have you done to promote your pages?

          It could take months to get any decent traffic if all you do is publish pages and don't promote them.
          well, i made a twitter account and a facebook page for my site. pretty much no followers or likes. i try to submit the articles to stumbleupon, digg and reddit. i an new to this thing so i can't say i know a lot about promoting a website.

          i also try to comment on blogs and create backlinks.
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          • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
            Originally Posted by RottenWord View Post

            well, i made a twitter account and a facebook page for my site. pretty much no followers or likes. i try to submit the articles to stumbleupon, digg and reddit. i an new to this thing so i can't say i know a lot about promoting a website.

            i also try to comment on blogs and create backlinks.
            Aah - that's going to be an issue, you should take some time to learn about what plugins are available for the types of content you're publishing.

            By default you should set up your site so that any new content automatically gets pushed out to:

            Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Delicious, Blogger and Tumblr profiles
            1 - all the top social bookmarking sites (see below)
            2 - twitter
            3 - facebook
            4 - Google+
            5 - Pinterest
            6 - LinkedIn
            7 - Blogger
            8 - Tumblr
            9 - rss update services

            Also you can pull in images from sites like Picasa / Flickr / SmugMug in order to have new images and content fed to keep your site current when other sites update their rss feeds etc.

            You should be able to set up your site so that you get at least 100 new links every time you make one new post.
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  • Profile picture of the author fin
    What exactly is your 'business?'
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  • Profile picture of the author ComputerChris
    Totally depends on the niche in my eyes.
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficmasters
    Numbers mean nothing if they are not converting, focus on making those conversions and nailing it every month!
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    • Profile picture of the author RichBeck
      Originally Posted by trafficmasters View Post

      Numbers mean nothing if they are not converting, focus on making those conversions and nailing it every month!
      trafficmasters,

      SPOT ON! I would focus on split testing.... and split testing some more...

      Figure out what converts first.... Worry about traffic volume later...

      God Bless,

      Rich Beck
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  • Profile picture of the author ArranWood
    As many have said above it's hard to answer, but based on what your site is and if you have done no real internet marketing, 80 is a great number.

    P.S. Love the domain, you can do a hell of a lot with that site, but a WP blog like that really can't cut the mustard. With that domain and a focused plan, you can easily make double figures per month.

    Best of luck
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    • Profile picture of the author RottenWord
      Originally Posted by ArranWood View Post

      As many have said above it's hard to answer, but based on what your site is and if you have done no real internet marketing, 80 is a great number.

      P.S. Love the domain, you can do a hell of a lot with that site, but a WP blog like that really can't cut the mustard. With that domain and a focused plan, you can easily make double figures per month.

      Best of luck
      Arran Wood
      could you expand a little? what can i do with this domain and why a wp blog isn't great?
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    You should be able to get between 100-300 visitors a day to any new site with just a little well targeted social marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author wifemassage
      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      You should be able to get between 100-300 visitors a day to any new site with just a little well targeted social marketing.
      I agree with you,I got almost 250-300 in the first month for my blog from social networking sites and then it was indexed by google and traffic increased to 600
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  • Profile picture of the author Edengarz
    It's really hard to give you the exact numbers about viewers but it matters on quality stuff that you have presented. Just focus on targeted social market and you will eventually get lots traffic to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author kswaz
    I only had like 1 or 2 visitors a day
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    • Profile picture of the author RottenWord
      Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

      Aah - that's going to be an issue, you should take some time to learn about what plugins are available for the types of content you're publishing.

      By default you should set up your site so that any new content automatically gets pushed out to:

      Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Delicious, Blogger and Tumblr profiles
      1 - all the top social bookmarking sites (see below)
      2 - twitter
      3 - facebook
      4 - Google+
      5 - Pinterest
      6 - LinkedIn
      7 - Blogger
      8 - Tumblr
      9 - rss update services

      Also you can pull in images from sites like Picasa / Flickr / SmugMug in order to have new images and content fed to keep your site current when other sites update their rss feeds etc.

      You should be able to set up your site so that you get at least 100 new links every time you make one new post.
      wow. thanks for this response. i will try to do that.
      Originally Posted by kswaz View Post

      I only had like 1 or 2 visitors a day
      and how did you grow the visitors? what kept you going when you saw that you only have a few visitors a day? how many do you have now?
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  • Profile picture of the author danilion55
    when i started my site which is in signature ( two months old ) receives 2500 Unique visiters and 3500 page views. I was satisfied with the visit and the next month i received doulbed
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  • Profile picture of the author DerekGann
    It's all depends on promotion of your blog.

    I have a year old blog that was received around 200+ visitors daily in the first month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Avnery
    If you are testing your site for traffic perhaps the biggest metric is conversion,that's what
    really counts what action do you want visitors to ultimately take on your site.
    I may get 200 visitors to my site and they do nothing except hit the back button that will not be useful.
    The longer visitors stay on page the better for you because it means they are finding your content helpful.
    Know what you want from the traffic then count your success based on actions taken.
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  • Profile picture of the author davepilgrimus
    For micro niche keywords... the best you can typically do starting out in a low competition area is around 100-200 a day. So great job! You are off to a great start. You just need to find other areas to bring you traffic.

    Remember slow and steady wins the race. Your doing great! Just keep building on what you already have...
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