Rank 3 but no traffic

by Lett
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I am ranking #3 for a keyword (i have checked my rankings in google and scroogle through a lot of different browsers and different proxies and almost all the time my ranking is #3) which get 40'000 searches a month, but less than 200 people went to my website searching that keyword. How is that possible? I can't believe that while i rank nr.3 i get only 200 people out of 40'000 to go to my website.

Does anyone knows what could be wrong?
#rank #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author KenJ
    It Could be that the listing provided by google (And ultimately yourself) is not related to the search term.

    So while you appear as result 3 the text in the title and description do not appear relevant.

    Just an idea

    Kenj
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    • Profile picture of the author Lett
      Originally Posted by kenj View Post

      It Could be that the listing provided by google (And ultimately yourself) is not related to the search term.

      So while you appear as result 3 the text in the title and description do not appear relevant.

      Just an idea

      Kenj
      Thanks, but listing is very related to the search term.
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      • Profile picture of the author KenJ
        Well that beats me. I wish I was in control of google and its visitors

        Good luck with that project

        Kenj
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  • Profile picture of the author joetheseo
    Originally Posted by Lett View Post

    I am ranking #3 for a keyword (i have checked my rankings in google and scroogle through a lot of different browsers and different proxies and almost all the time my ranking is #3) which get 40'000 searches a month, but less than 200 people went to my website searching that keyword. How is that possible? I can't believe that while i rank nr.3 i get only 200 people out of 40'000 to go to my website.

    Does anyone knows what could be wrong?
    Sure,



    Google Heat Map tells the story.

    Keep pumping to rank 1!

    Maybe also get more deep pages?
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    • Profile picture of the author Lett
      Originally Posted by joecrupie View Post

      Maybe also get more deep pages?
      Thanks, but what do you mean by "more deep pages"?
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      • Profile picture of the author mainstreetcm
        Originally Posted by Lett View Post

        Thanks, but what do you mean by "more deep pages"?
        I believe he means try to get some of your deeper website pages ranked as well.
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      • Profile picture of the author joetheseo
        Originally Posted by Lett View Post

        Thanks, but what do you mean by "more deep pages"?
        More deep pages.. Write more articles about semantically related keywords, stick a link at the bottom to your affiliate program, or to the review page on your site.

        Mix it up, keep testing... You can just write small articles if you don't have much time, just something to give Google more of a reason to come to your site.

        15k Still means 100 HITS /day on that ONE keyword... Not to mention if you make LSI posts you're going to see even more traffic.

        Also instead of testing different Title and Description to try and get a better CTR... Build more links... It could take a week for Google to update your SERP Title and Des. in the results!

        Just keep pumping and pumping links until you get to rank 1... But worry about the dumb "Google Sandbox", just don't spam blogs... and build good links to web 2.0s, forums, etc.

        Rank 3 IS NOT going to get you hardly any traffic!
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    • Profile picture of the author ZXT
      First time I've heard about Google heat map. Thanks for sharing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Highdefinition
        Maybe that keyword was searched through "Broad" category, try to do "Exact" match. Some keywords show 100k per month search as "broad" but when you try thet "exact" match it only shows 540 month searches.
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        • Profile picture of the author Lett
          Originally Posted by Highdefinition View Post

          Maybe that keyword was searched through "Broad" category, try to do "Exact" match. Some keywords show 100k per month search as "broad" but when you try thet "exact" match it only shows 540 month searches.
          Wow, thanks a lot for your post. Yes, i was looking at "broad" match, but now i looked at "exact" match and still get 15k local and 25k global searches.

          I will test few new titles and descriptions, maybe with them i will be able to get a way better CTR. Thanks everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author duia
    Can this keyword really get 40'000 searches per month? Where to find this data?
    If this search data is from AdWords, I will have to tell you that the data there is not accurate all the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author OpticalOut
    So the keyword says 40,000 searches a month in google and you are getting 200 per month? Have you looked at trends for the term? If the searches per month are correct, you could have a poor title tag that is pushing visitors away and significantly decreasing your CTR to your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lett
      Originally Posted by OpticalOut View Post

      So the keyword says 40,000 searches a month in google and you are getting 200 per month? Have you looked at trends for the term? If the searches per month are correct, you could have a poor title tag that is pushing visitors away and significantly decreasing your CTR to your site.
      Thanks a lot, i think that my title tag is pretty good but i might be wrong, so i will try another tags too. Thanks again.

      Originally Posted by communityn

      Is this a seasonal product/been in the news recently? Maybe when you checked for the last two months or so, it showed over 40k but not the searches have gone down.
      No, the term has been searched 30k-45k every month for past few years...

      Originally Posted by Prawn

      Google is personalizing your search because you visit your own website so much. Use a different computer.
      As i already mentioned in the first post, i used different proxies, browsers also, i used websites like scroogle, most of time my rankings was shown as 3rd.
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  • Profile picture of the author communityn
    Is this a seasonal product/been in the news recently? Maybe when you checked for the last two months or so, it showed over 40k but not the searches have gone down.
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  • Profile picture of the author Prawn
    Lol

    Google is personalizing your search because you visit your own website so much. Use a different computer.
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  • Profile picture of the author lisaweyn
    If you ranking 3 and getting 200 people out of 40000, then see if you can improve the layout,structure and colour of your site. Then I hope you wll have your fair share
    of visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author zakaquab
    You are telling the global search volume and your page has been rank with a particular geographical area not worldwide. That is reason you are getting less traffic on your website. Try to check your SERP on different region like US, UK etc and hope you will get the picture.
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    • Profile picture of the author joetheseo
      Originally Posted by zakaquab View Post

      You are telling the global search volume and your page has been rank with a particular geographical area not worldwide. That is reason you are getting less traffic on your website. Try to check your SERP on different region like US, UK etc and hope you will get the picture.
      Global search volume is not worldwide. It's the average monthly searches in your country/region. Local is the searches from the previous month.

      Hold your mouse over it and look for yourself
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  • Profile picture of the author actionplanbiz
    Maybe Make your Title Tag a little more clickable?
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