Ranked No.1 at Google for Invisible entrepreneurs but no traffic?
I am ranked #1 for that silly phrase at Google. So What?
Here's a secrët. You can be ranked #1 at Google for the phrase "Waterfall Watches" if you put the phrase on your page 4 times and in metatags twice. How do I know that? I did it in 2001 and still rank number one in Google for the phrase in 2005. On another of my sites I rank #1 for the phrase "Screeching Camels" by simply putting it on the page once in a comment about silly SEO guarantees.
I'll wager that many phrases you've targeted for your business are almost as silly and deliver NO traffïc to your pages from the search engines. Don't take that too personally. Simply look at your traffïc statistics to see what phrases are bringing visitors to your web site. If your logs show no delivered traffïc for keywords you thought were golden, you've targeted the wrong phrases.
I'm always fascinated when discussions of search engines focus excessively on ranking of a particular site in one particular search engine without checking corresponding statistics about referred traffïc delivered to the site from the targeted keyword phrase. Referred search visits from engines is not taken into account. Anyone who looks at their rankings without looking at how much traffïc is referred and DELIVERED to your site through the rankings is missing the most important part of the story!
When you chëck your site traffïc statistics for where visitors are coming from and in what numbers, for which keyword searches and from which search engines, you will be astonished to see that things you think are important are sometimes not so important. I've struggled for years to gain top rankings for "Small Business Ecommerce" and have achieved #1 at Google #5 at MSN and #13 at Yahoo (at this writing).
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