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lakeerieartists
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on 12/02/2011

I have noticed that over the last few weeks, my overall account percentage of traffic from Google has gone up noticeably.  It is now at 42% and steadily increasing.  Good to see that (using the Wizzley stats).  Of course, some pages are higher or lower individually.


Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of an online art gallery, Lake Erie Artists Gallery and a freelance writer
TerriRexson
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on 12/03/2011

Where's the rest of the traffic coming from? My traffic is mostly search engine traffic, I'm getting a bit through backlinks but not a big percentage (2% from Squidoo). (And of course there are some internal Wizzley visits - 9%.)

My google traffic is 64% google.com + 9% other googles that have enough to show up (there are more googles hidden in Other). Then there's even 1% Bing. So at least 74% search traffic in total. Yahoo is also in Other. 

Are you managing to drive a lot of traffic through backlinks or social media? I'm afraid I don't do much of either. It always seems like that would take extra time that I could be using to write more content. 

 


lou16
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on 12/03/2011

Mine is at 53% Google, 15% Others, 12% Wizzley, 10% Squidoo, with yahoo, bing, ask & other googles taking up the rest.

As far as backlinking goes, I've done a few blog posts to some and have interlinked from pages on other sites ie I linked to my top 10 Lady Gaga costumes from my Squidoo Lady Gaga Costumes.   I haven't really done as much backlinking as I feel I probably should though.


lakeerieartists
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on 12/03/2011

Bit.ly  21%, Wizzley 17%, the rest is other including some miniscule amounts from other googles.   My pages automatically feed to Twittter when they publish, and Facebook along with some other automatic feeds.  Haven't done much systematic backlinking either. 

I actually have not tried to feed from Squidoo, because that is not going to be buying traffic for the most part, if anything my articles feed to related articles on Squidoo.  But not too much of that either unless they are part of a backlink network to a specific niche on Squidoo.


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mandeesears
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on 12/03/2011

I have a lot less pages than most of you but am very happy with my traffic and clicks are really picking up too. 

63% - Google, 10% Wizzley  and the rest a mixture including my websites and Squidoo. The indexing is very fast with Wizzley!  


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wrylilt
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on 12/03/2011

I have 58% traffic from Facebook (from one viral Facebook page), then 22% from Google. But that 22% still equals over five and a half thousand views so I can't complain. The rest is divided between other search engines and 4% from Wizzley.

lakeerieartists
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on 12/03/2011

Wry can you explain a little more about the Facebook page? 


Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of an online art gallery, Lake Erie Artists Gallery and a freelance writer
wrylilt
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on 12/03/2011

I wrote an article about an hour after Facebook made changes to the huge news feed - it had a list of ways to get the old news feed back or change it. Shared it with a few friends, they shared it and so on... ended up with 3k likes. LoL

(Pity it made me less than $20 for over 20k hits though!)

Jimmie
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on 12/03/2011

Wow! Terri & Mandee, your Google traffic is amazing! Congrats!

I'm nowhere near that. Finally reached 40% Google for my overall statistics, a new high for me.

I've got 17% Wizzley traffic. 18% others.

7% is my own blog. 5% FB (not my doing, though)

The rest is squidoo, pinterest, Twitter, and Bing, each with 3-1%.

Terri, I've been hearing that Google traffic converts the best, and it makes sense when we look at your wonderful earnings. I'm trying hard to do my keyword research before I write. (I know you don't do that, Terri. But I don't have as much of a pulse on hip things as you do.)

Marie
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on 12/04/2011

My breakdown is currently as follows:

66% Google.com

9% Google (other countries)

8% Wizzley

The reminder is under 'Others' so I don't know what they are.

Bear in mind that I don't use social media - so no twitter, facebook or G+ for wizzley pages.


wrylilt
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on 12/04/2011

 

Bear in mind that I don't use social media - so no twitter, facebook or G+ for wizzley pages.

Doesn't mean other people aren't tweeting or liking your pages! Smile

TerriRexson
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on 12/06/2011

 

Jimmie: 03. Dec 2011, 21:40

 

Terri, I've been hearing that Google traffic converts the best, and it makes sense when we look at your wonderful earnings. I'm trying hard to do my keyword research before I write. (I know you don't do that, Terri. But I don't have as much of a pulse on hip things as you do.)

Yep google traffic is great - especially the long tail traffic because you have just what they want.

Actually I really don't have much clue what's going on in the modern world - we don't watch much TV and no adverts. I don't read popular magazines etc. Plus I'm in the UK and my customers are in the US and what's popular can be quite different - or at least on a different timescale. So I have to do research - it's just not keyword research. It's market research. These days a lot of it comes from the unrelated purchases I get on Amazon. And of course my kids, though I have to put a US spin on things. 

I do use sometimes use keyword research for checking vocabulary. Otherwise I can use completely the wrong vocab for a US audience. 

I don't do all that exact match, search volume, competition checking stuff though. I think there's easier buying traffic to be got from the long tail. 

 


Marie
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on 12/06/2011

 

TerriRexson: 06. Dec 2011, 03:32

 

I don't do all that exact match, search volume, competition checking stuff though. I think there's easier buying traffic to be got from the long tail. 

 

Funnily enough, I've stopped bothering to look at all the keyword data and research for Wizzley pages. So many times on Squidoo, I'd do all my keyword research according to the seo 'experts' and yet those pages where I really expected to get great traffic sat with zero visits every week.

So for Wizzley I've just gone for writing about topics/products that I know about and can talk at length about with zero keyword research. I've just tried to ensure that the content of the page exactly matches what someone would expect to see when reading the title.

It is weird that my zero-SEO Wizzley pages are getting good and targeted traffic and sales. Not a single one gets zero visits a week which is the case with a ton of my Squidoo pages.

So now I'm questioning whether it's even worth my time doing keyword research when I could just be busy creating new pages instead.


Jimmie
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on 12/06/2011

kinworm,

I think that it's like Terri says - do the research for vocabulary. I have been more diligent to research with the keyword tool, and I often find phrases that I wouldn't have thought of. I am careful to use those variants in my content. I don't think that's keyword stuffing. That's simply using keywords as a thesaurus so that I cover all the different ways people express an idea.

Terri,

That's interesting that you don't watch TV. We really don't either. No time for TV when you have to WRITE! I assumed you did (like most people do). I do find that not watching TV means that I don't understand somethings I encounter (mostly meaningless things, of course). One consequence is that I am not aware of new products. When I shop at big stores, I always see something new that I'd never heard of. My friends look at me like I'm crazy. Not crazy, just too busy creating content to consume it.

lakeerieartists
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on 12/06/2011

Actually not watching TV means that you will approach things from a different perspective which is a good thing.  You aren't just repeating the ads on TV.

We watch TV in the evenings when we are exhausted from the day.  It is a good way to relax, especially since we do not go out too often.

Jimmie, you are right, and just using the tools to come up with other ways of saying the same thing will help your writing get found.  Keeping in mind that people say things differently even a few blocks away from you will help you remember that across the world, they still use a stovetop and call it a nob, or a hob.  Forgot exactly.  Wink


Paula Atwell (aka lakeerieartists) is the owner of an online art gallery, Lake Erie Artists Gallery and a freelance writer
TerriRexson
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on 12/06/2011

 

Jimmie: 06. Dec 2011, 08:51

 I do find that not watching TV means that I don't understand somethings I encounter (mostly meaningless things, of course). One consequence is that I am not aware of new products. When I shop at big stores, I always see something new that I'd never heard of. My friends look at me like I'm crazy. Not crazy, just too busy creating content to consume it.

My Mum and sister think I'm from another planet. They're always saying 'you know that advert', um no, 'you know that song', never heard it, etc. 

I watch a handful of programmes - all recorded so we can watch them when it suits us and skip the ads. 

My kids do watch TV, but again, specific shows and a lot of it is wildlife programmes. (They actually don't realize we have always on TV channels full of kids shows just like at their cousins' houses!) 


bhthanks
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on 01/01/2012

based on my wizzley statistics, I've got traffic from 52% google.com, 4% google uk, 4% facebook, 2% ask, 1% google ca, 1% websearch, and also traffic from others such as google ph, google au, google fr, google sg, google hk, google za, peoplepcsearch, aol, optimum, twitter, yahoo, google kr, google hu, google tr, google.my, mywebsearch, pchsearch, and a bunch of different websites that i never heard of before...

when you look at your general statistics and it says "others", you can go into statistics for each page and see where the traffic came from. you can also check google analytics for more info and sources of traffic...

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