Google Top 4 Position for Product Name Keyword. No Traffic???

by meafim
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Hi Warriors,

I'm a bit bemused by a website that I have been working on for about 4-6 months now and invested money in. It is currently bouncing positions #1-4 for the main keyword term (which is the product name) and also sitting consistently at #1 for a secondary product name keyword term.

Google Keyword Planner shows over 1000 search results per month for the first keyword term, and around 200 for the second.

I know my title and description are compelling enough to click on in the search engine results, but I seem to get next to nothing in terms of traffic. And by that I literally mean a few clicks here and there.

Even under the old Google Keyword Tool, using "exact match" there were well over 1000 avg searches a month.

I'm at a loss to understand this and was wondering if anyone could help shed a light on what may be happening here???

Thanks
#google #keyword #position #product #top #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    First things first - How are you determining your position?
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  • Profile picture of the author GyuMan82
    It could be a wide variety of reasons.

    1. Keyword could be seasonal.
    2. Make sure search volume is correct for your country

    Also even if you were #1 for a 1,000 exact match term, you're still only expected to get somewhere between 12-20 hits a day. This number could be less especially if there is a lot of Google shopping results.

    Or as Mike is implying you made the bonehead mistake of Googling with personal search on. lol
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      No I wasn't implying that. Its just that depending on various issues you can rank number 1 in the North East US and be at position five in California. Even greater differences for different countries.
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  • Profile picture of the author dumitrumidon
    Being there does not mean you will get the same traffic as the GKP shows. Try to rank for long tail keywords contaigning your product name. Try soovle.com for keyword suggestions.
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  • Profile picture of the author meafim
    Product is in the relationships niche, so it's not really seasonal (except valentines day might help lol)

    It's world wide search. I've checked all that. One thing I have noticed is that the search volume has dropped since I started the campaign. Maybe the product is not as popular as it was and keyword planner results have yet to catch up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Laubster
    Look in Keyword Planner and look at annual fluctuations. Then look at Google trends (if it even registers). And did you say worldwide? Local Search Volume is the only # that matters, not worldwide searches.
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    • Profile picture of the author meafim
      Originally Posted by Laubster View Post

      Look in Keyword Planner and look at annual fluctuations. Then look at Google trends (if it even registers). And did you say worldwide? Local Search Volume is the only # that matters, not worldwide searches.
      Done everything you said. Trends looks ok. Local results halves the search volume to around 500. How do I look at fluctuations in keyword planner?
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      • Profile picture of the author GyuMan82
        Originally Posted by meafim View Post

        Done everything you said. Trends looks ok. Local results halves the search volume to around 500. How do I look at fluctuations in keyword planner?
        If the local search volume is only 500, then even at a #1 spot you're only looking at 5-10 hits a day tops.
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        • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
          Originally Posted by GyuMan82 View Post

          If the local search volume is only 500, then even at a #1 spot you're only looking at 5-10 hits a day tops.
          This. I generally don't mind going after these types of KW's if they're buyer oriented though.
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  • Profile picture of the author jovykhan
    Even under the old Google Keyword Tool, using "exact match" there were well over 1000 avg searches a month.
    What I notice now with Keyword Planner is that it won't change the volume of searches even if you use broad, exact and phrase match the number of searches is still the same. May this gives you the wrong impression to your keywords' number of searches.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dead Body
    check ave.position from WBT and mention here exact google url where you got rank 4.
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    • Profile picture of the author InterNauert
      Sounds like you are just trying too hard... focus on ranking well for a variety of phrases instead of just one and you'll be better off. At least that has been my experience.

      With my site(s), I'm targeting wiring diagrams, but I'm targeting them for every make and model of vehicle from 1950 up. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it in the end.

      I'm in the process of getting my site indexed again, but Google picked up 500 pages of the site the day before yesterday. Traffic is inevitable.
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      • Profile picture of the author koreancowboy
        Originally Posted by InterNauert View Post

        Sounds like you are just trying too hard... focus on ranking well for a variety of phrases instead of just one and you'll be better off. At least that has been my experience.

        With my site(s), I'm targeting wiring diagrams, but I'm targeting them for every make and model of vehicle from 1950 up. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it in the end.

        I'm in the process of getting my site indexed again, but Google picked up 500 pages of the site the day before yesterday. Traffic is inevitable.
        Hey man, I'm sharing your sites with my car buds tomorrow morning (I'm in the auto niche as well, I have a Toyota recall/news site, and a classic car site).
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  • Profile picture of the author veekay31
    You can search other keywords in the same niche and add those long tail keywords. If you want to go with limited number of keywords then it is best to launch a Adwords PPC campaign and find out the impressions you get for the keywords. This won't cost you much and you'll get a good idea about the keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author easypr
    which tool you are using to see the traffic of your website, if you're using google analytics check, can you add code correctly in your website or not. Because if your keywords in top 5 position and you not getting any traffic, than their will be a some issue from our side. So check it correctly..
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  • Profile picture of the author alexnob
    My advice: if you can show some small income proof from this site, sell it NOW! 1000 search/month along with 4-6 month investing without return, is worth for me to stop now!
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