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MemberDecember 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm
I don’t want to bore anyone so I will keep it simple, I went full blown manic and spent considerable time working on my website / web project, however my search traffic is at a complete stand still. I’ve followed practically every SEO guide there is, the only thing I can think of is that my pages are not that old, I don’t have many backlinks, and I previously used the domain name to develop websites for my clients, some of those pages got picked up my google which I had to manually request removal for. As of now the website loads in 500 miliseconds and has just under 1200 words, following guidelines for some bits of microdata, h tags, ect.
I often feel for the people I see spending thousands of dollars and struggling to drive traffic, and here I’ve hardly spent anything and already feel like shit.
Can anyone shed some light on this?
UPDATE: Today (12/23/2019) I have managed to go from page 12 to page 7 without changing anything since this post apart from building 3 more back links of low quality. Not sure if it was the time, the backlinks or both but I am going to work on building high quality backlinks and be more patient. Thanks for the insight
albaniaxGuestDecember 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm
What time-frame are we speaking off?
Competition of the terms you’re trying to achieve?
How many links did you build & what kind?
1.200 words is total, so a one-pager?
Is the new niche a lot different to web dev?
bigtechie6GuestDecember 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm
Based on your description, it could be that your domain is blacklisted or being penalized or something. Maybe check Google Search Console for any manual actions or something?
thesilvermooseGuestDecember 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm
Check GSC and see if you got any manual actions against the site.
theeastcoastwestGuestDecember 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm
New site; few backlinks; domain used to be something else; sounds like that about explains it.
I think maybe read some more SEO guides.
tytonmediaGuestDecember 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm
how many backlinks
Edward_MorbiusGuestDecember 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm
> On page 12 of google for low competition keyword
It’s possible that nobody is looking for what you have.
Low competition keywords are typically that way because nobody is interested in them.
Viper2014GuestDecember 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm
“and I previously used the domain name to develop websites for my clients, some of those pages got picked up my google which I had to manually request removal for. ”
This I would investigate further
painyaGuestDecember 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm
Timeframe matters a lot. How long ago did it get indexed?
gordon_patersonGuestDecember 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm
How often do you create and publish optimized posts and/ or pages in your niche?
reigoriusGuestDecember 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm
Is there any substantial search volume you target that warrants a slice of that traffic?
kalanatdGuestDecember 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm
RemindMe! 1 day
NonprofessionalUrlGuestDecember 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm
Also …create a “google my business” account for it…that throws it up on first page quick. If it is the kind of website for that anyway ….
XigXagSEOGuestDecember 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm
PM me your domain name if you wish and I will run some crawls for you to see if there are any major issues.
doltron3030GuestDecember 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm
It sounds like you have a one-page design. There’s often not enough content depth with a single-page website to rank for anything and search engine bots will tend to think your user behavior metrics are terrible when users can’t access any other pages (100% bounce rate).