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Problem with visitors and search count

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thebigventure
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Problem with visitors and search count

Hi I've finished the affiloblueprint course and I am ranking #1 for "make cash online" ... That keyword gets 18000+ monthly searches yet from ALL my pages I only get 500 visitors a month.

Is google making up these figures? Or should mark ling be teaching us other guidelines to use?

Thanks
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kakaboo
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18k?? I ran a quick search and the broad match gave me 6k+ searches, exact 1.6k searches.. nowhere near 18k...

but one shouldnt really 100% believe the figures any keyword research tool shows, because no one can look into the future and predict how many people would be searching for that term next month... sometimes they are also influenced by a lot of factors such as vacations/seasonal holidays/etc... they should be treated more like 'estimates'

then again there would also be some competitors who check their rankings 10 times a day by typing the keyword they want to rank directly into the search bar... which skews up the results even more

but congrats on getting #1... i am still struggling with it lol.. since you alraedy know how to get to #1, just keep ranking more keywords until you see one that brings in sales and a lot more traffic!
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jcdean
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Are you really number 1?

Google customizes your search. It moves sites that you frequent high in the serps. It does this just for you.

Does Traffic Travis say you are number 1?

this site is number one when I search, is this yours? cashash.com

if it is I don't have a clue.
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stefan1601
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the broad match is indeed 18k, the exact is 6k. It should be a really competitive kw, but you can get rank 1 with only 39 backlinks (from yahoo explorer). the 2nd rank have 22 bl and the 3rd have 83 bl.

No idea what happened here, but congrats on your #1 rank
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Thanks guys,
Yeah cashash.com is mine... it's #1 in TT too

See my issue though is even if it's 6k exact (gave me 9k though) but anyways...
I'm still only getting OVERALL 550 average per month in visitors... doesn't make sense.. I'm starting to doubt the google keyword tool, which is not good because it is what I was taught by Mark Ling to determine keywords.
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One thing that you have to realize is that although that is how many searches the keyword gets, that doesnt mean you will get that many visitors. Especially in some niche markets with a lot of competition. Some of those searches will be other marketers doing keyword research who will never see your site, and some will be people who don't really know what they are looking for when they type in a search query.
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True thankyou mate
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how much are you making on this site then?
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That's an old site. Had it going since mid 09. Since then only made about $700 from it. All it has now is some age and 1 PR with Google.
I'm currently in the middle of a challenge (www.thebigventure.com) check it out there, and that's on starting up 5 sites. So I may throw that into the challenge and just totally revamp the page, without losing any rank for those pages that are ranking.
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Hi
Do you have google webmaster tools? It shows you how many times you have appeared in searches and how many times you were clicked. It also tells you where you are ranked on average for each key word e.g 1.8 A keyword at #1 gets about 40% of the clicks and at #3 10% of the clicks. I have found this to be true across many keywords. Google does personalize your search. My sites are often in the #1 place on my computer but in webmaster tools my keywords are shown at an average position as low as #9 and that makes a big difference to traffic.
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