If I rank on first page of Google, how many page views should I get?

by tgib
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If I have a website that ranks on the first page for a keyword that has 600 exact searches per month. How many page views should I get? And pardon my ignorance but what is this ratio called for future reference?
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  • Profile picture of the author KeyboardHustler
    About 600? ... It's almost impossible to say. Make sure you have an attractive headline to get the attention you need.
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  • Profile picture of the author Toplink
    Originally Posted by tgib View Post

    If I have a website that ranks on the first page for a keyword that has 600 exact searches per month. How many page views should I get? And pardon my ignorance but what is this ratio called for future reference?
    That would depend totally on the topic wouldn't it. And how many people are searching for it.

    If you are on Page 1 for a weight loss product, you would probably get millions of page views a month.

    But if you were on page 1 for 'inner tube glue' for an XYZ 1912 motorcycle, maybe you would only get 1 ?

    Internet marketing in my mind it about finding the Market and the market need! If there is no market, there is no sale.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingBees
    TOP 1: 32.5%
    TOP 2: 17.6%
    TOP 3: 11.4%
    TOP 4: 8.1%
    TOP 5: 6.1%
    TOP 6: 4.4%
    TOP 7: 3.5%
    TOP 8: 3.1%
    TOP 9: 2.6%
    TOP 10: 2.4%

    I'm not actually convinced and would expect the top spot to be the majority.

    Although the more you delve into it, the more it becomes apparent that the 32.5% could be pretty close to reality but is also just another figure that might not mean anything at all.

    Top Google Result Gets 36.4% of Clicks [Study] - SEW - A great study from Search Engine Watch in 2011 showing 36.4%

    1st Position in Google Receives 53% of Clicks - SEO | Receptional Blog - Another study but this time 53%

    I think the lesson to learn here is from 600 monthly searches, you could get 600, you could get 500, you might even only get 50.

    There are so many factors affecting Google, especially as they seem to be pushing ads more and more and adding features to listings such as expanding on some websites, local listing, pictures and so on

    Secrets of the 7-Result SERP - Moz - This is what you have to contend with.

    That's just my 2 cents anyways. Not very conclusive I know, but it's there to let you know NOT to focus on what you'll get because there's not much you can do to predict that. The only way to answer it is to get ranking on page 1 and ultimately in that number 1 spot.
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    • Profile picture of the author dburk
      Hi tgib,

      Forget averages.

      There is no data, outside the data collected on your own listing that you can trust. The CTR will vary a great deal from niche to niche, and from keyword term to keyword term. The effectiveness of your specific page tiles and description snippet will play a significant role in the CTR.

      Also, the level of competition from sponsored listings (including AdWords text ads and shopping results ads), sitelinks, reviews, video thumbnails, image vertical results, news vertical results, Google + author name and image, Local pack, in-depth articles, and related searches section at the bottom of results page. Each keyword term may have a different combination of those page elements which all compete with the organic listings and add a lot a variables to consider.

      Unless you know all the variables and have data for your listing page titles and text snippet used on the keyword term in question, you can only speculate, and at best it will be just a wild guess.

      As a general rule:
      • Branded keyword terms tend to get higher CTR for the brand sites than generic terms.
      • Keywords with commercial intent tend to get higher CTR on sponsored results (ads).
      • Non-commercial keyword terms tend to get higher CTR on organic results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Silentkiller1
    No one can predict it. This totally depends on how good is your website and how much time people spend on your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyIMer
    The Top 3 positions get about 60% of ALL search traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pdomain
    600 searches per month...

    If you managed to get first position, you may get 50% of 600 searches means

    300 visits per month

    10 visit per day
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  • Also depends on which position you are on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Davison
    Although you need to look at the numbers to determine what traffic you may get the reality is often very different. I have had sites that on paper should get me lots of traffic when getting on page 1 but haven't. I have also had sites that shouldn't get much traffic but they did. Sometimes you don't know until you get there.

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  • Profile picture of the author NShankar
    If you are in No.1 you can expect around 25 %. If there are no google ads in top then it might be little higher. But no one can predict exactly how much visitors you will get. If you want to know for sure, try to run a PPC adwords campaign and become a top bidder for that keyword as Exact match and check the data after few days.

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  • Profile picture of the author TomBuck
    If you have eye catching titles and are 1st you should be able to get 45-50% of the traffic. Not always the case but its usually around there.
    Depending on whether you get traffic from other related keywords will depend on your total traffic, so its impossible to say really. But should be atleast 40% of the exact match searches.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    It also depends on If there's 3 PPC ads above the 1st organic position.

    Just because your ranked #1 on organic SERPs doesn't mean your getting the largest percentage of search traffic, you might get the largest percentage of organic traffic ranking #1 but that's not the total amount of search traffic that's available.
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  • Profile picture of the author tanvir12
    Your online reputation can impact virtually every aspect of your digital marketing program from the conversion rate on your pages to your click-through rate in paid search. Controlling the conversation around your brand is critical to upholding and improving reputation.

    In the long-term, monitoring social activity and proactively combating sources of negative sentiment while engaging the positive is a core strategy.

    While long term strategies are great, board members and C-suite executives aren't known for their patience, especially when it comes to the online perception of their brand.

    So what can savvy digital marketers do in the short term? Dominate the entire first page of Google for brand related search queries.

    Dominating the first page of Google requires an understanding of the various data types Google displays and how to take advantage. Let's look at how you can monopolize all brand real estate on the first page of Google.

    Tanvir Hossain
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  • Profile picture of the author yordanov
    First 3 positions and you will get 60% of 600. So if it is specific niche you can expect 10-20 sales month.
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  • Profile picture of the author HN
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    • Profile picture of the author dburk
      Originally Posted by HN View Post


      Hi, HN,

      Your data is not that meaningful for this topic.

      Your data includes searches for many different keywords and is likely heavily weighted to searches for your particular website name, or brand, and likely includes a large proportion of previous visitors that are clicking personalized search results. It will not be a very good indicator for your own traffic on a generic keyword term, and even less relevant to the OPs question.
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