Why Search Engine Traffic is Crap!
If you have just started your first blog or website. Then you probably would have read. Or maybe someone has whispered in your ear. About how important it is, to get free organic traffic.
From all of the major search engines. Such as…
Google, yahoo, and Bing.
While the above statement is true, for the most part.
I have to tell you that getting search engine traffic is a major pain in the ass.
At the time of me writing this article. My search engine traffic is my lowest form of traffic. In terms of holding visitors attention. According to Google Analytics stats.
I am by no means a SEO novice.
So I can make a fairly well educated guess, why this is happening.
First, Affiliate Marketing is a very competitive niche. So getting ranked for the top keywords. Will be extremely difficult.
Second, The best keywords usually go to the web sites. That have been around the longest, and have good authority with Google.
Third, Getting good search engine traffic takes a long time.
Fourth. There are some Affiliate Marketers. Who are using Black Hat techniques. To keep their page ranking in google.
“So you can see why. I say search engine traffic is crap!”
What you need to do.
Especially if you are just starting your first blog or web site, is to focus on. Direct and Referred Traffic.
It will take you quite some time, to see any significant results. From either of these traffic sources.
They are largely dependant on the brand image of your web site.
“Or to put it bluntly” You need visitors to like your web site first.
You will get virtually no direct or referred traffic. if your site is just basically, one big sales pitch. About a dodgy product or service.
You will also get minimal search engine traffic.
Which means that you have managed to kill your online business. Before it has even started.
How can you stop this disaster from happening to you?
It’s simple really.
Just write or have quality content on all of your web pages.
To get Direct traffic. You need visitors to book-mark your content.
By doing this, they have given you a sign that your written content is good.
Once this happens, you will start to get the same visitors coming back. To see if you have any new content for them to read.
Having got them gripped.
By the sheer quality of content on your site. You will eventually start to get refferal traffic from a lot of other web sites.
If you are lucky. Both of the above situations.
Might happen at the same time. But the end result is that you will get loyal long term customers, and more sales.
“Which I’m sure you won’t be complaining about.”
As for search engine traffic.
“Lets just say that I was being a little economical with the truth.” when I said it was crap. In fact, it is the cherry on top of a very big cake.
Search engine traffic is the gift. That just keeps on giving. So long as you feed it with original quality content.