Google not sending article traffic?

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I have plenty of unique articles on one of my sites yet google dosent send any traffic to them. Google only send image traffic for this site. What should i do? The articles list in google index within seconds of writing but nothing else.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Are you targeting the right keywords for your articles? Are your articles engaging enough to get social mentions?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Images are easier to rank than articles. You have to target long tail keywords with not alot of competition, if you expect traffic fast without doing any seo.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Maybe I'm missing something, but why in the world would anyone try to get 'image traffic'? Unless you have some kind of CPM ad deal where you just want the impression, I don't see how it helps you.

      People searching for images are looking for images, right? They aren't thinking about your product, CPA come-on, opt-in offer or anything else. And the odds of getting them to turn the corner and turn on to your offer seem pretty slim.

      Now if you get your jollies from watching the hit meter spin, have at it. Otherwise, junk traffic is just wasted bandwidth. If I'm wrong, please enlighten me...
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Hi PS2home:

    I get a lot of traffic from Google images. Put a lot of images on your pages. Articles do not generate a lot of traffic for me. Also, the traffic from articles sites has poor conversion. Third strike is that after panda Google now penalizes a site if they have too many links coming in from articles sites, and this really hurt a lot of us. Hope the best for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author dalegolden
      Originally Posted by seobro View Post

      Hi PS2home:

      I get a lot of traffic from Google images. Put a lot of images on your pages. Articles do not generate a lot of traffic for me. Also, the traffic from articles sites has poor conversion. Third strike is that after panda Google now penalizes a site if they have too many links coming in from articles sites, and this really hurt a lot of us. Hope the best for you.
      I think you have missed the raised points of @JohnMcCabe.

      People searching for images are looking for images, right? They aren't thinking about your product, CPA come-on, opt-in offer or anything else. And the odds of getting them to turn the corner and turn on to your offer seem pretty slim.
      You may get a lot of traffic from images but it is not going to help to increase your site's conversion. Also, never did @ps2home were talking about article site backlinks, he was talking about his own site's articles which are not getting traffic from google.

      The articles list in google index within seconds of writing
      This is very good for you. I also think the problem is with the focus keyword within the article. If you are using wordpress, I would like you to use SEO Yoast plugin which will help you to optimize your article.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneymakerway
    I haven't noticed an article in the Google search
    for some time. It's usually come up with a blog or video
    or some social media when I type certain keywords in
    the search bar.

    Maybe it's because Google favors a lot social media,
    engagement and activity.
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  • Profile picture of the author AHayes183
    Hi,

    What sort of keyword density are you using for your articles? 1% in my experience is still the most effective - in the title and say 4/5 times per 500 word article. Anymore and some say Google might punish you, although I think just from a readability stand point you shouldn't have any more.

    Also make sure to use a plugin like "All in One SEO" which is a great tool for SEO. Make sure to use the keyword you are targeting in your title, description and keyword box.

    Lastly, ranking depends on the competitiveness of the keywords you are using. If your competitors have been around for a while and are seen as more relevant for those keywords, Google will give them preference. You can use some article marketing (i.e. writing articles on that keyword and submitting them to 4 or 5 article directories for backlink power) but I usually only use this for web pages that I'm having difficulty ranking over, and don't think it's cost or time efficient for your usual blog piece.

    Long story short, keep adding relevant, helpful content to your website, and make sure you are using proper SEO, and with time your content will climb the ranks. If you are going to build backlinks, then just use article marketing on the pages you really want to rank for, and consider a service like Directory Maximizer.

    I'm on page 1 for a lot of terms including "Article Marketing" and don't use any super secret.
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  • Profile picture of the author trade4861
    PM me with a link to a few of your articles, I'll take a look at them. I have many years of ranking well with articles in Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig B
    If only it was that easy to simply write unique articles, add them to your site and automatically get traffic from Google

    Are you even doing any off-page SEO?
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    Getting traffic doesn't depend only on using the right keywords.

    If your articles are not attracting the right audience, perhaps they are not well-written.

    If you are not a good writer you should outsource this part to somebody else. If your articles are poorly written they won't have the effect you desire.







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