Long Tail Search Traffic: A Slow Google Death?

Aug 4, 2014 • 8:21 am | comments (43) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Long TailEGOL, a long time SEO and webmaster, posted in the Cre8asite Forums thread saying long tail traffic from Google "ain't what it use to be."

He said back in the day he would write an article and get more than twice the traffic he does now from a similar article. He said, he would "write an article of about 2500 words with several photos for a really difficult keyword, toss it up, and get at least 50 to 100 visitors per day - almost without fail. Now I am lucky to get 20 visitors per day."

Yea, sure, we had Panda pay us a visit in 2011, but EGOL, is a smart man, who writes smart, unique, experienced and useful content.

Truth is, I think part of the issue is the swiss army knife where searchers do not need to click through anymore. But of course, there is more competition out there these days.

As Gabs said in the thread, "Here in the UK google is pushing "ok google" so if you don't find a way soon to get ok google to go to your site for "more information" you could be dead in the water..."

Forum discussion at Cre8asite Forums.

Image credit to longtailkitty.tumblr.com

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