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Old 02-09-2013, 09:18 AM
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One thing to think about is if you can compete for the keywords. When I look up Babys First Christmas for example, I see some high authority sites. So you need to drill down to find keywords that you are able to rank high for if you are depending on Google traffic.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:04 AM
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It's really hard to say without seeing your blog. It could be a number of reasons.

But most importantly, you need to be consistent with blogging to keep your numbers up, get sales, etc.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:34 PM
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Are you working with keywords and check competition at all or are you just writing posts and pages on baby topics?

If you check your keywords and competition before you start, you are not "shooting in the blind". Let me give you a real example.

the keyword "baby gifts" have a exact monthly search volume of 33.100 but very high competition which means it can be really hard to rank in the search engines for that phrase.

if you drill down and pick a keyword like "unique baby gifts for girls" it has 590 monthly searches but only 431 real competitors, this keyword you can rank for.

If you know what keywords to go after and you optimize your posts you will see the traffic go up.


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Okay, I'm new to SEO and all of this stuff. I didn't have a main focus for my blog, I was just focusing on gifts but realized I needed to narrow it since gifts are too huge a market without specializing. So around Christmas time, in early Novemeber, I started making a lot of posts about Christmas. Within a few days, my blog started taking off. I went from 1 view a day to 200 views a day by Decemeber.

I wasn't able to keep posting for a lot of reasons, and didn't post for about a month and of course I knew my views would go down, and took them awhile to go down. Problem is I thought that once I started posting again I would see the same nice results I saw before.

So I've decided to change the focus of the blog to babies. I understand these are 2 different keyword sets but I can always post about baby's first Christmas, christmas gifts for babies, Christmas toys for babies etc.

So basically, I have made some 'baby' posts and my views just will not go anywhere. I'm barely getting any organic traffic. I'm dying ot get my stats back up; but I hope it won't take months and months.
Does anyone have any ideas about what the problem is? If I got a lot of traffic because it was Christmas time, well everyday of the year is baby time in a sense. People are always searching for baby items?
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:43 PM
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Thanks everyone. I haven't had time to respond, but traffic is very slowly picking up.
veronica, I check key words, but I would choose words based on search volume not competition.

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1 - I think it's easy to understand why you got traffic then and not now. A few months ago, intentionally or not, your content contained was indexed and your pages were well-ranked with keywords people were searching for at the time. Now one or all of those factors aren't there.
That really seems to be what happened. Me being new, I thought that since I had so much 'Christmas' traffic I'd get the same for 'babies.' I'm finally getting people searching for baby stuff. I'm having a hrd time posting regularly, but hopefully I can get that together.
Thanks again everyone
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:12 PM
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If you are having a hard time posting regularly, enter a ton of drafts when you ARE able to write. That way when you hit a block or just don't have the time, you already have some posts to one click publish
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:49 AM
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The problem is that if you go after high competition keywords it will be very hard for you to rank them in the search engines.

This is how I check REAL competition.

I go to Google and type in my keyword using "" so say that my keyword is "how to get rid of baby rash" typing in the phrase without "" shows 3.600.000 results.
Typing in "how to get rid of baby rash" and go to the last page of Google it will tell me that my REAL competition for that keyword is 18 ... now that would be a great keyword to target.

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Thanks everyone. I haven't had time to respond, but traffic is very slowly picking up.
veronica, I check key words, but I would choose words based on search volume not competition.

lindastacy


That really seems to be what happened. Me being new, I thought that since I had so much 'Christmas' traffic I'd get the same for 'babies.' I'm finally getting people searching for baby stuff. I'm having a hrd time posting regularly, but hopefully I can get that together.
Thanks again everyone
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