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Keep in mind that click through rate is dependent on your ranking. Most of the clicks go to the first site, and the second site gets about half of what's left. Any site that is in position 5 or 6 with have a low CTR similar to what you are seeing. I looked through several pages of data in Webmaster Tools for my site. All the queries for which my site had ...


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According to Google, "Impressions - How many links to your site a user saw on Google search results, even if the link was not scrolled into view. However, if a user views only page 1 and the link is on page 2, the impression is not counted." (source)


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Just because someone clicks on a link, doesn't mean Google thinks it's a good link. There are hundreds of other factors. First, Google is fully aware of the hundreds of games website owners use to try to boost their rankings. I'm sure Google has even accounted for scripting programs that will visit your website from multiple IP addresses and navigate to ...


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Search engines have no idea when a user clicks on links on other site or your site. They also have no idea what kind of traffic your site receives or where it comes from. This is just one of many myths and misconceptions about SEO. You can safely ignore it. Alexa may know these things sometimes as they rely on spyware software installed onusers' computers ...


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I have been into SEO for about 8 years and am good at SEO. CTR really does affect Google ranking. Google in past has denied use of Google Analytical's data for ranking sites. But I am sure, it is using the data to rank websites. How CTR affects ? Case 01: I am into PHP programming & Linux server administration too. Whenever I search for PHP problems ...


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There is more than one way to think of Click Through Rates (CTR). I cannot comment about Alexa much, but I can comment about Google a bit more. If you do a search on Google, and you click a link, that is a click-through. Google measures impressions, meaning how many links to your site are created for each query. They also measure how many queries where ...


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Bing appears to use AJAX to track clicks. I used the Firefox plugin Live HTTP Headers and observed what happened when I clicked on a result in Bing. The search result page did a post request with an XML payload with lots of information about what I clicked on: http://www.bing.com/fd/ls/lsp.aspx POST /fd/ls/lsp.aspx HTTP/1.1 Host: www.bing.com User-Agent:...


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You actually have good click through rates (CTR)! Impressions can be more than one per page and people often confuse these numbers when looking at them. I look at Queries vs. Clicks. If your ratio is something like 1:1 (1 to 1) or approaching it, then you are doing rather well. A click through rate of 1% can be considered good by some. More than that, then ...


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You're lucky google hasn't issued you a warning (or have they?). According to this: http://adsense.blogspot.ca/2006/12/ad-and-image-placement-policy.html Google is advising publishers against aligning images to ads in a way where there the odds of a relationship between the two are good. What I would suggest is have text in-between the ads and the image ...


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Mystery possibly solved? Google pushed out Panda 4.2 on July 18 2015, however, prior to that there was a Quality Update (also called Phantom 2) that some say is related to the Panda roll-out. Clues to hits are fluctuations as some call them tremors and spikes. Here is a quote from: http://www.thesempost.com/google-panda-update-everything-we-know-about-...


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One solution is to change the position with css. As you are going to be swapping the ad positions I would rename them in the HTML too to save confusion. <div id="imagesequence"> <div class="prev">...</div> <div class="ad_right">...</div> <div class="image">...</div> <div class="ad_left">...</div>...


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A 10% CTR is quite high. From what we've seen on running Ads is that: Branded terms (the company you're providing Ads services for) will receive high CTRs - around 20-40% Emergency type phrases that deem people want to get service very quickly and don't want to look through the entire front page will receive 15 - 35% CTR. Examples, emergency plumbers, ...


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Competition isn't entirely relevant as a separate factor (it does impact CPC and CTR, but you already have ideas for these). Basic figures would be: Minimum: (Avg monthly searches / expected CTR) * Top of page (low range) Maximum: (Avg monthly searches / expected CTR) * Top of page (high range) This would give you what you should expect to set as a monthly ...


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Whether it will count as legitimate or not is something under Google’s control, however you should avoid such practices as google is a data company and it has multiple data gathering points, for example Google Analytics. When you will use a proxy address, it is likely that Google will already know where this address has been used previously and on which ...


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There is no way to track link clicks in emails without directing the user to a landing page on your website first. You can get open and basic analytical data from the email using Google Analytics Measurement Protocol but this only works by adding a hidden image to the email so only captures opens and client information but can not track link clicks where the ...


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I think my response is little late:) For all people who faced the double click penalty, sudden drop on page CTR, sudden drop on earning; you must change ad placement and ad block with new one because the google robot has detected a fraudulent click on your website. What to do after changes, nothing ! Just wait from 1 to three weeks and your website will be ...


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Similar to the answer that Stephen provided - remember to keep the relevancy equal across the route that search visitor uses. For instance, they type in 'double glazing company in London' They see an Ad with title: 'Highly Recommended Double Glazing Business in London" The description also contains London, then they need to land on a page that is all ...


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Here are some tricks that I have learned to increase click through rate and AdWords quality score: Use the keyword in your ad. This gets an instance of bold text into the ad which catches the eye more easily Use numbers instead of superlatives. People get turned off by "Best accounting software" but might be more receptive too "80% more usable" or "...


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Three basic rules for writing meta descriptions: Use a meta description that is likely to lead to higher click-through rates. Do you think that your brand name will make a user more likely to click on your listing? If so, use it. If not, don't use it. Don't use duplicate meta descriptions. Don't use a meta description at all if you can't think of an ...


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This thread on WebmasterWorld keeps track of day to day changes in the Google SERPs. There are several reports of a "Panda algorithm data refresh" around that time, especially around sites targeting the UK. It seems very unfortunate that you would be hit by Panda a month after making changes to try to make your site higher quality. It is unclear how much ...


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Not necessarily as traffic can be 'direct' i.e. some one can come to the site by just typing in the URL, there are also situations were a refered visitor, can be read as direct by Google Analytics.


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