Joined: 15 May 12
15 May 12 6:14 pm
Don't worry about getting links outside for your niche. A site like this isn't going to hurt you. Reducing your article length is a bad idea. Adding pictures might help with traffic but not with conversions.
I suspect the travel niche has a very low conversion rate in general. Lots of lookers, few buyers.
Like someone else mentioned, you MUST
start a list. Google traffic is great and all but you need to filter out the people just looking for information from the people really interested and looking to buy. In my opinion your site is good enough in the SERPs, leave off of your SEO efforts for a while or just stay the course if it isn't too much work.
You've brought them to water, now you got to get them to drink. Switch focus and spend all of your time building conversions and getting subscribers.
Start testing different page layouts, different text, different button colors, anything that improves your conversion rate. Google/Facebook ads are a great way to test this. Build two almost identical pages with one little change, a blue button vs a red one and see which converts better. Split test tell your eyes bleed.
Every single page needs to have multiple areas where people can subscribe and links to your products. Widen the funnel and grow as many links to your money pages as possible.
Have you tried advertising and other paid traffic methods yet? No idea what you are selling but there may be better options than Google search traffic for finding customers.