Get your website ready for the surge in website traffic!

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by kirkmbrown2001, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. kirkmbrown2001

    kirkmbrown2001 LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Speaking of surges ... check out what happened when we found the tallest pines in Oregon recently, and Portland's KGW added my website link to the article they snagged from the newspaper story.

    My site jumped from about 1,100 daily page views, up to over 2000 page views. My peak last summer was 1,800, with maybe 1,300 daily. So I may hit 1,500 or more daily this spring and peak over 2,000 in summer even without articles running.

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  3. DLC0806

    DLC0806 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Pittsburgh, PA
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    Do you think people really search lawn care services and mowing services in
    outside city suburbs? thats an overall..
     
  4. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sure they do.

    But it seems that the folks searching for the suburb they are in, still use the main metro city name 60% of the time.

    But some folks use no city name, and Google knows where their computer is located and just supplies the search results based on location.
     
  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    I have noticed that Googles keyword ad tool picking up key phrases with city names included when it did not a month ago. This is good.
     
  6. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Senior Member
    from Raleigh
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    wow 2000 a day? that is a lot of pageviews!
     
  7. Lurch01

    Lurch01 LawnSite Member
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    I make most of my money buying and selling homes on the internet so SEO is very important for me. I have 3 money making websites and my lawn care business one is the best so far. Yes these reports are accurate and up to date.

    Thanks for info.
     
  8. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just has a Mystery Spike in traffic. Not the one shown above, triggered by the Pine Discovery news story.

    This one started yesterday. And instantly spiked my daily pageviews to near 2300, even higher than the spike shown in the reply earlier.

    Google Analytics and my other stats tool, show that the extra 1000 pageviews was the result of about:

    560 "Organic Searches" on a Bing Page, for "Stratosphere Giant"

    And zero of the organic searches were on Google or Yahoo.

    That tells me it was not due to some TV show that ran in the US or something. Because that would get more people using Google, with a mix of search engines.

    Anybody want to take a guess? I am very curious about this one.

    For some reason, about 560 people, through a bunch of different IP addresses, went to my Stratosphere Giant page, with about 440 secondary pageviews afterward.
     
  9. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Found the reason without looking. Just happens someone I follow on twitter, Save the Redwoods league, posted a link showing where the traffic came from.

    On Bing, under Travel, there was a heading of world's tallest stuff. One of the 17 things was Redwoods.

    The mini-article had a link for the previous world's tallest tree. That link opened a Bing organic search window for "Stratosphere Giant". And my web page for the tree was one of the top results.

    Over 700 people "liked" the Bing topic, showing enough viewers to account for my spike in traffic.

    Almost thought I'd never find the reason, and surprised to have found it by stumbling upon it.

    http://www.bing.com/travel/content/search?q=World%27s+Tallest+Tree%3A+Redwoods%2C+California&FORM=TRSSPG

    If they store it for a while, that link should show the page on Bing.

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  10. crslolbkr

    crslolbkr LawnSite Member
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    awesome! i'll keep my fingers crossed
     

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