I agree with the above, however, you're on the right track with one thing, the top 1/4 of your pages! This is of course what the visitor will see first and should be used wisely, depending upon the objective of the page, to get the correct message across and cause the visitor to continue reading or take some other action.
nates450r wrote:Well that was sort of my idea, becouse im having a problem with a high bounce rate i mean im getting traffic (100-250) search engine visits a day and those are spread over all my article pages. my site is fairly otimized.
from the stats about half of the daily traffic land on an article page then bounce around to diff articles the other half is bouncing off. but the thing is the articles are about 90% relevent to the (searched keywords) but the visiters are not staying on page long enough to read the article.
when you look at a magazine cover the big bold text is what catches your, the big bold text is facts and stories contained in the magazine.
at the top of the article pages if i had big bold text with short facts contained in the article i thought it would might translate into people staying on page and reading.
i dont know maybe its a dumb idea it was just a thought.
mark schaaf wrote: I like you have a high bounce rate coming in from long tail keywords and have specific information on each page so I kind of don't get why someone goes to a specific page to get some specific information and not read what is there.
gradyp wrote:I'm finding more and more that "Google" traffic (ie organic search engine traffic) tends to be more "tire kickers" than most other forms. Most of my traffic that comes from other blogs, for example, tends to be more repeat visitors and tends to stay on my site longer and have a lower bounce rate than traffic from Google (and other search engines). So my goal in May is to develop more traffic from other sources such as guest posting and YouTube videos to see if I can 1) improve my traffic and 2) improve my conversions.
We should be careful of placing all our eggs in Google's basket. Can it help? Yes. But as many have seen in the last few years, a simple change can have profound effects.
mark schaaf wrote:I think my biggest problem is trying to put something in the article that will get them to buy something not just all the information I am giving them. I do know if most people are like me they may go to my site 5 to 10 times before they make a commitment because when I planned all my trips before I put together this site I would do the same. I also know the niche I am in is a very difficult one but get a little discouraged when reading how some people ln this forum are getting 3 and 4 hundred clicks a day and I may on a good day get 10 to 15 and I am on Yahoo page 1 position 1 for 3 different long tail keyword strings. I know I should branch out a bit and let my main site just sit and take it's course and I plan to but also feel like a newbie in trying to figure out what other markets to try out. Mark
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