You have worked hard to make your website and post frequently but eventually, the result you get is a big fat ZERO. You just keep watching your site status over and over again ― that way your days are long gone, but you don’t get any benefits.
Then you start to wonder where you went wrong, why even such good posts have no place in search results. Why people are not giving the proper value for your posts. So everything is a lie? Is all just standing on luck?
No dear, not everything stands on luck. This is not the case at all. In fact, there is not much difference between establishing yourself through study and building up your own successful website. They both need more research and more enthusiasm and they both will help you to earn social respect and money as well. But the key difference is, one is your need and another is your passion.
Money or respect whatever you earn from your passion, the happiness of which is never derived from anything else. Speaking the truth, we understand you and value that dormant hope in you. And that’s perhaps why we popped up on your screen with this post.
To get a good number of organic traffic to your website, you need to make some qualitative changes in your site.
Here in this article, we will discuss exactly why you’re not getting traffic to your website as your expectations and how to recover your site from this frustrating situation:
1| Slow search engine recognizing:
Generally, search engines like google, Bing and Yahoo take a long time, from weeks to a few months, to fully recognize your posts and other web content and to classify them with the best competitors. Make sure you have submitted your sitemaps properly on the search engines. This post about Submitting Sitemaps To The Search Engines will help you to do that.
Create some professional profiles and business pages on social platforms like Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and etc. for your website. And don’t expect anything, just keep sharing your posts there every day. It will help you to brand your site.
3| Your website has the low Domain Authority (DA) and low Page Authority (PA):
Domain authority (DA) represents how authoritative a website is on a scale of 0-100. It is calculated by Moz, an SEO software provider. The score is largely based on the quality of links going to a website, as well as the MozTrust and MozRank scores. The website with higher DA is more likely to rank in the search engines.
Page Authority (PA) is also a metric that was developed by the Moz, whereas domain authority is for a whole domain and sub-domain, page authority is only for an individual page ranges from 1 to 100.
If you want to become an authority you have to dominate your niche. To do so, here are the things you need to follow:
- Everyone is giving two or more unique information in their posts. So you also have to find some unique information about your post. Sum up all the important and interesting information of your top-ranked competitors’ posts, share them with your own expressions and bring more value than all your competitors combined.
- Try to make your website on the focused niche. Do research. Be the best in your niche. Outlearn everybody else. Experience the new things, experiment and innovate.
Your website’s backlinks tell the search engines how informative your site is. It increases the value of your website in the search engine. If you make dominating posts, you will get high-quality backlinks automatically. Because people who follow your site will link your posts in their site contents. To get such backlinks, you need to have patience because it takes a few months to years to properly optimize and build a dominating post. And don’t waste your time making low-quality artificial backlinks because some of these irrelevant backlinks could hurt your site’s SEO ranking.
5| You didn’t optimize and update your older posts:
Just because you’ve published a post doesn’t mean you should forget about it. Always try to make evergreen posts and keep updating them at least once in every six months. Here we are not talking about updating just a few words or images in your post. You have to research more for the particular post topic and need to add some more useful and cutting edge information about this.
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“You wrote and published some of your 6 quality posts on your site within a week then forget to open the post editor for a long period. Four months later, you suddenly felt that you had a website and you start writing for it again.” ―Thus, through irregularities, no one can ever succeed. Patience, regularity and discipline are the three key factors behind any success stories. So be patient and keep writing, try to publish at least once a week. Set your small goals, make a particular day of the week as your post publishing day.
7| You are writing short length posts with lack of information:
It will be great if you make your posts neat, clean and more informative within 500 to 700 words. Try to give multiple information within your one post. You can briefly discuss any related things that are interesting. It will make your posts more engaging and informative at the same time.
Don’t try to time pass with your readers by using repeated words like “so friend.. so friend..”. If you want to see them engaging with your posts, recommend them at least two other relevant posts from your website. There’s a 60% chance, they will read one of them.
Use free online tools like Counting Characters to count your post words and pixels.
Choose the perfect tags/labels for your posts and use some meaningful search-friendly keywords especially the longtail keywords in your post. The first keywords should be search friendly and with an interesting term/phrase.
9| You are missing the golden rules of Post Headline SEO:
Make your post headline simple and catchy by using the long-tail keywords that tend to be very interesting. The headline should be within 70 letters and search-friendly.
10| Your SERPs are not properly optimized for the SEO:
Try to make your SERPs within 160 words. Make it unique, briefly informative and interesting so that people will click the title to read more. And don’t forget to put your focused keywords in it.
11| Your website contains a higher quantity of duplicate contents and general contents:
If your website contains higher quantities of duplicate contents and general contents than the unique contents, then it’s hard to rank in search engines. In fact, most of your posts are considered to be plagiarised contents, and plagiarism hurts SEO.
These plagiarisms could be cured with some article re-writing skills and effort. Try to make your posts with your own expressions and thoughts. Start finding more and more synonymous words for your niche, and keep them in your mind. Check sentence examples for the proper use of those words. To do that, you can experiment on Your Dictionary and Ludwig Guru like free online grammar tools.
Try to publish or share your each and every post on Pinterest, Quora, Medium, Twitter and Facebook. Give some informative and worthy short descriptions and a catchy headline with your each and every share so that people will likely click on your link.
To make your website and posts more informative, try to provide some worthy internal links that direct the readers to your other important posts. And also give some external links that direct the readers to different reputed websites. Don’t give such external links that direct your readers to your top-ranked competitor-posts because it could hurt your post SEO.
Bear in mind, internal links make your website more informative, whereas external links make your posts more informative, and people come to your site consuming the unique data information available in your content. Therefore, more informative your posts means more traffic to your website.
14| You’re escaping from sub-headlines and post decorations:
Decorate your post contents with a few sub-headlines, readers-friendly lists and tables, informative images and videos, and a Post Content Summary Box as the News websites do.
Provide high-quality unique images in your posts. Optimize your image Alt text, captions, descriptions and sub-headlines for the proper SEO.
15| Perhaps your posts have too many grammatical errors and low readability:
Posts with grammatical errors and low readability can never be ranked in search engines. Sort out the errors and correct them.
Grammarly is a very useful tool to do that. It not only sorts out the error words but also suggests a bunch of suitable words and phrases. Another free but useful online grammar checker tool is Reverso Speller.
And to enhance your post readability, try to make your posts with active voice instead of passive voice as much as you can.
When you prepare your keywords and post topics, find out the actual problems that people are facing due to the lack of information and try to resolve them in your post by filling up the information gaps.
Try Ubersuggest. It’s a free SEO tool to research keywords.
It will be best if you optimize your post for SEO after writing it completely. Because you should not write only to get traffic. Write always for your readers and their real needs. Achieving your readers’ faith is one of the most important SEO tricks to get a long term big return like the Mutual Fund Investment.
17| You’re making your post without proper introduction and conclusion:
Make an SEO friendly unique introduction and a conclusion with clear visions. To make them SEO friendly, put your longtail keywords in the initial and in the ending paragraphs of the post content.
18| You’re using too long paragraphs and sentences within your posts:
Don’t make any paragraph too long in your post. Try to keep them within 4 to 10 sentences. And don’t use too long sentences in a paragraph. Try to keep them within 20 words.
Before you publish your post, replace your post permalink (slug) with suitable SEO friendly keywords in your post settings. Then publish it.
20| You’re looking not so confident in your articles:
If you aren’t looking confident in your article, your audience can sense your hesitancy and it will make them more reluctant to buy your words. So be confident. Write (but don’t publish) every day. It will make you more confident, and you will be better at the end of that year.
Bear in mind that, you can optimize and update your posts for the search engines anytime. It’s never too late to do that. Therefore, try to make evergreen posts for your website so that you can get some time to compete with this world.
Basically, if you follow all these guidelines for at least six months, you will start to get the positive results means a good number of traffics to your website. But never quite or show a lack of interest, otherwise, you will end up losing your valuable time and money both.