My website and Google traffic

by Nickro 29 replies
Hello guys , ive been working at my website for 3 months and i still cant get good organic traffic .
My website is with funny pictures and humor .
Most of my traffic is from social sites BUT my Google Organic Traffic is little .
Its only almost 4 months old , so as a new site that might be the reason that google dosent send me more traffic.
I made the website PR 4 so i guess i have some value from that .
My traffic daily is from 1500 to sometimes 5000 unique visitors .
The seo that i made for the website is : blog commenting , Article posting , Link Exchange , Youtube video , Social bookmarking , directories , profile links .
This are some statistics from google webmaster tool , Search queries :




Links to my site 162.354 , picture from google webmaster tool :



As you can see my homepage has the most links , should i increase the links of other posts ? not only the homepage?

I dont know what to do to increase organic traffic , this is my first website and all that ive done is from reading this forum .
The website is PR 4 alexa rank 660.000 .
What can i do to improve my organic traffic and seo ?
Its true that the keywords that im using are competitive , that might be the only reason? ive made keyword research best as i could , all the keywords related to this kind of websites are competitive.
Could someone advise me if my on page seo is wrong ? or maybe some strategies to improve my backlinks for this kind of website ( funny pictures and humor ) ?
Im curently adding about 3-6 posts a day , so its hard to add links to all of them .
Im not using any software to add backlinks , all done manual .

Sorry for the long post and i hope i didnt forget to add something , maybe someone could give me some advice .

The website is lolmode.com if anyone would like to analyze .
Have a nice day , Nick.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oliver Williams
    1500+ per day is a very large amount of traffic are they human visitors? What are you doing to monetise this traffic. Have you considered targeting more keywords?
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    • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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      Was interested to see, but your link is down and can't access direct from url either.
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      • Profile picture of the author Nickro
        Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

        Was interested to see, but your link is down and can't access direct from url either.
        Website is up , im even logged in wordpress panel , maybe you made a mistake when you wrote the link.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickro
    Yes , real visitors , i checked my cpanel users stats , wordpress stat and of course google analytics , all show unique visitors .

    Im curently targetig 3 keywords that im using in my website title and description , im doing this couse ive read you rank better if the keywords are found in the title and description .
    Im using google Adsense , brings me about 2 euros per day , sometimes 5 euros .
    Reason why i want organic traffic is couse its a better traffic , more targeted , adsense brings in more money .
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  • Profile picture of the author bhola badshah
    Originally Posted by Nickro View Post

    Hello guys , ive been working at my website for 3 months and i still cant get good organic traffic .
    My website is with funny pictures and humor .
    Most of my traffic is from social sites .
    Its only almost 4 months old , so as a new site that might be the reason that google dosent send me more traffic.
    I made the website PR 4 so i guess i have some value from that .
    My traffic daily is from 1500 to sometimes 5000 unique visitors .
    The seo that i made for the website is : blog commenting , Article posting , Link Exchange , Youtube video , Social bookmarking , directories , profile links .
    This are some statistics from google webmaster tool , Search queries :




    Links to my site 162.354 , picture from google webmaster tool :



    As you can see my homepage has the most links , should i increase the links of other posts ? not only the homepage?

    I dont know what to do to increase organic traffic , this is my first website and all that ive done is from reading this forum .
    The website is PR 4 alexa rank 660.000 .
    What can i do to improve my organic traffic and seo ?
    Its true that the keywords that im using are competitive , that might be the only reason? ive made keyword research best as i could , all the keywords related to this kind of websites are competitive.
    Could someone advise me if my on page seo is wrong ? or maybe some strategies to improve my backlinks for this kind of website ( funny pictures and humor ) ?
    Im curently adding about 3-6 posts a day , so its hard to add links to all of them .
    Im not using any software to add backlinks , all done manual .

    Sorry for the long post and i hope i didnt forget to add something , maybe someone could give me some advice .

    The website is lolmode.com if anyone would like to analyze .
    Have a nice day , Nick.
    your traffic is pretty good. The theme of your website demands social networks as most of the fb users and social networks involve humour and fun.

    So the best way is to create your own fb page, have more likes and fans to get more traffic.

    Have patience and keep on doing your stuff... keep in mind that its the consistent work that will bring you charm..
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  • Profile picture of the author neilward
    According to Google Webmaster tools you are not getting 1500-5000 unique visitors a day or am I missing something?
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    • Profile picture of the author Nickro
      Originally Posted by neilward View Post

      According to Google Webmaster tools you are not getting 1500-5000 unique visitors a day or am I missing something?
      As i said i get most of my traffic from social sites and little traffic from google , thats what the post is about , how could i increase my google traffic
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
        Originally Posted by Nickro View Post

        As i said i get most of my traffic from social sites and little traffic from google , thats what the post is about , how could i increase my google traffic
        The better question is why you even want to focus on Google traffic. Given the type of content your website has (and your stats are backing this theory up), social sharing is going to be the best way to bring eyes to your site.

        Focus on growing that traffic stream. There is no reason to have a love affair with Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author johan_malmo
    So, how do your 3 keywords rank? Doesnt it just come to that? If you're currently targeting 3 keywords then you should rank them top 3, then go after more keywords after that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickro
    On one of them i am on google page 1 , and on other they still give me some little traffic but im far from page 1 , they are very hard to rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author IulianP
    Try to rank for also other keywords that have bigger research.
    Step by step, one by one
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickro
    Most of the keywords that im trying to rank have over 100.000 exact match search , so if i go for bigger keywords it will be probably harder to rank , since i dont even rank for most of the ones that im trying to rank now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew1122
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    you dont need seo for "funny" sites,i used to have one and got 6000 uniques on the very first day,what you need is social media
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    • Profile picture of the author brentb
      Nickro, I pmed you, please respond! Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickro
    I have twitter , facebook share , facebook like and stumbleupon submit on every page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickro
    Yes but after having a better look at my google adsense account i saw that the traffic from social sites is not that good compared with traffic that comes from google .
    Users that search this kind of content are more valuable for my site since thats what they are looking for.
    Traffic from social sites its not that good since they come on the site but only 15 % of them really convert in facebook likes or even come back to the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
    Well, your traffic probably doesn't convert because all of the actual content is stuff that was old on Reddit like two months ago, which is an eternity for funny pics on the internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickro
    This could be a reason but i dont think so since ive been doing this for almost 4 months i try to post only fresh . And its hard to think that all of my visitors have seen the pictures allready . The internet its way too big .
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
      Originally Posted by Nickro View Post

      This could be a reason but i dont think so since ive been doing this for almost 4 months i try to post only fresh . And its hard to think that all of my visitors have seen the pictures allready . The internet its way too big .
      You'd be surprised. I'm squarely in your target market. Seen each and every picture on your first couple of pages. It was like a bad memory of /r/funny.

      Yes, the internet is a big place; but the content you are using originated from some very big and well trafficked websites, the type of websites your target audience uses on a regular basis.
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      • Profile picture of the author Nickro
        Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

        You'd be surprised. I'm squarely in your target market. Seen each and every picture on your first couple of pages. It was like a bad memory of /r/funny.

        Yes, the internet is a big place; but the content you are using originated from some very big and well trafficked websites, the type of websites your target audience uses on a regular basis.
        Joe , i understand that you are a big fan of reddit , but to be honest all the things posted on /r/funny on reddit are from other sites , its not original , just viral , and viral things usually are on more sites not just one , thats just the way it is .
        And to be honest not all the internet its on that board on reddit . I still get on many of my posts , facebook shares , stumbleupon shares , retweets etc. that means not all the people saw them , it all depends , im sure not everyone its using reddit for entertainment , most of the people are using google to find funny content .
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        • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
          Originally Posted by Nickro View Post

          Joe , i understand that you are a big fan of reddit , but to be honest all the things posted on /r/funny on reddit are from other sites , its not original , just viral , and viral things usually are on more sites not just one , thats just the way it is .
          And to be honest not all the internet its on that board on reddit . I still get on many of my posts , facebook shares , stumbleupon shares , retweets etc. that means not all the people saw them , it all depends , im sure not everyone its using reddit for entertainment , most of the people are using google to find funny content .
          Never said otherwise. You're missing the point. Your target market is seeing that reposted content on other sites before they get to yours. You're at the bottom of the funnel. You don't offer anything that the bigger sites don't already provide.

          You asked why your traffic was no good and not converting, I'm giving you the reason. They see crap they already saw and click away instead of clicking your ad. You do with the advice what you want. Your site doesn't pay my bills so I couldn't care less :rolleyes:.
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  • Profile picture of the author Certitude
    I wouldn't focus exclusively on search engine traffic at the expense of social traffic. You need both but it sounds like you're already doing pretty well from social.

    I would try going for a lot of long tail keywords. This will bring in a little traffic for each minor keyword and also add diversity to your link profile. As you start to rank for these long tail keywords I would step it up to include keywords slightly further up the tail. Don't go for the uber competitive keywords to begin with. Build up a foundation of long tail keywords first.

    Also, don't point all your links at the homepage. Have links pointing at different pages and use appropriate keywords for the different pages.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nickro
      Originally Posted by Certitude View Post

      I wouldn't focus exclusively on search engine traffic at the expense of social traffic. You need both but it sounds like you're already doing pretty well from social.

      I would try going for a lot of long tail keywords. This will bring in a little traffic for each minor keyword and also add diversity to your link profile. As you start to rank for these long tail keywords I would step it up to include keywords slightly further up the tail. Don't go for the uber competitive keywords to begin with. Build up a foundation of long tail keywords first.

      Also, don't point all your links at the homepage. Have links pointing at different pages and use appropriate keywords for the different pages.
      Could i target for some keywords even if i dont have them set to my homepage keywords?
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      • Profile picture of the author fenixpro
        Originally Posted by Nickro View Post

        Could i target for some keywords even if i dont have them set to my homepage keywords?
        Yup, longtail lower competition keywords is what I would go after as well. I would research at least 150 and then create a page or post for each - semi targeted to that keyword. You could install a blog that is visible or not visible on your homepage and simply post there.

        Or more tediously, you could create separate pages for each article.

        If you want to beef it up a bit, you could then backlink to each of those posts to give them a little more juice, but depending on how competitive they are, they may rank W/O SEO. Keep in mind that longtail keywords that rank on their own are usually under 1K exact searches / month - but it just depends.

        If you have the cash you could outsource and or automate this whole process.
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        • Profile picture of the author Nickro
          Originally Posted by fenixpro View Post

          Yup, longtail lower competition keywords is what I would go after as well. I would research at least 150 and then create a page or post for each - semi targeted to that keyword. You could install a blog that is visible or not visible on your homepage and simply post there.

          Or more tediously, you could create separate pages for each article.

          If you want to beef it up a bit, you could then backlink to each of those posts to give them a little more juice, but depending on how competitive they are, they may rank W/O SEO. Keep in mind that longtail keywords that rank on their own are usually under 1K exact searches / month - but it just depends.

          If you have the cash you could outsource and or automate this whole process.
          So basically youre saying that i should find 150 long tail keywords with about 1k exact month searches with low competition of course and make a post for each ? ok i understand this and sounds good , what do you mean by making a blog and backling each of those posts?
          What about semi targeted to that keyword what do you mean by that?
          So if i make a post for a long tail keyword , i should use the keyword in the title of the post , description , content and page keywords?

          Sorry to be a newb but like i said in the first post , ive only been doing this for almost 4 months .

          And thanks for the advice.

          Cheers Nick
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    Ok dont want to argue or something , thanks for the advice !
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  • Profile picture of the author BizEffortsOnline
    Heh, I wish I was getting 1500 people a day to my site.
    Work work work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickro
    Anyone with more suggestions?
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    Using keywords in your domain name is important, but so is using them in your directory path and file names. Whichever software application you’re using to publish your website, ensure that it’s creating file names that are rich in your targeted keywords. Also, use dashes instead of underscores to separate your file name keywords.
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