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Growth of Conversions on a New Site by @stonetemple via @sewatch

Growth of Conversions on a New Site by @stonetemple via @sewatch

Launching and growing new sites from scratch can seem more like torture than pleasure. One thing that can make the start even more painful is waiting for the conversions to start coming. Interestingly, the conversions don't seem to grow along the same curve as the traffic, they grow more slowly. Why is this the case? Let's explore. Short answer: because the initial traffic you get for your site will be on non-competitive keywords. The reason that they are non-competitive is that they are non-converting. Note: this article doesn't apply to sites that start with a huge and successful PR campaign, or that take off early by going viral. It applies to sites that go through a more organic growth pattern. Here's a chart of what the traffic growth for the website might look like: The time intervals on the x -axis don't really matter (days, weeks, months...) as this is all relative...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2081690/Growth-of-Co...

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