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    Can't get no visitors for 2 years. please advise


    Hi guys, I'm new here. We have this website ultimatepearls.co.uk it is a pearl jewellery shop. It was launched 2 years ago and no matter what we do there is simply no visitors. We are getting 5-10 visitors per day. About a year ago I used sponsoredreviews service, it gave us PR3 but still no organic visitors from Google.

    Maybe there is something fundamentally wrong with the website? Any advise would be much appreciated.
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    Hi epicom,

    You didn't mention your rankings! What are they like? (If you aren't ranking well, that would explain the lack of visitors very easily, and if you're ranking but for rubbish keywords, then too the answer will be self-evident).

    Anyway... I took a quick look:

    You have 1180 pages indexed.

    Your home page title is: "Pearl Jewellery - Pearls UK, Pearl Necklace, Pearl Bracelet, Pearl Pendant" Why don't you add the word pearls a few more times? (Joking... this is a very spammy title)!

    Looking at the meta-description of your home page is also like a spam-fest: "Pearl Jewellery Shop, Pearls Shop UK, Pearl Necklace, Pearl Bracelet, Pearl Pendant, Pearl Earrings, Freshwater Pearls, Japanese Akoya Pearls, Tahitian Pearls, South Sea Pearls, Chinese Akoya Pearls"...

    The meta-description has no effect whatsoever on your rankings, it's only potential value is to attract people to your site from the listing in Google... I suspect that your description will do the opposite (people do not like spam)!

    These are the 2 things that hit me very quickly; they show a lack of understanding of the basics of seo which will - of course - be the overall reason for your lack of rankings (that and the lack of good quality backlinks).

    You have no alt tags on any of your images... You should add them.

    You should review your target keywords and optimise your pages accordingly - target the general phrase(s) with your homepage and get more specific as you get deeper.

    Also fix your titles and meta-descriptions; (not only will the spam not help you, it will definitely deter visitors).

    If you need a starting point, try the "New to Seochat/Seo..." link below.

    Good Luck

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    You only have the word Pearl 247 times in the home page code. Google: Keyword stuffing

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    • zico82 agrees : Also a lot of misspelling of the word pearl across the site; peral, pealr. Not very good if pearl is what you are targeting
    • ClickyB agrees : Just enough for a reeeeeeally nice necklace :lol!:
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    Also, you have almost no content on the site. Just product photos and prices. These days, in order to rank in Google you've got to be adding value to the user.
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    He does have a few articles about pearls, their history and value.

    Some of the phrasing and grammar errors make me think that English is not the first language of whoever is writing them. Am I wrong about that? You may want to have someone proofread your website and help you tweak the language in your articles.
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    Hey Guys...check This out!!

    The OP isn't coming back for any web help. It's a cheap poor attempt at link building.
    Seems their link building techniques are as good as their optimization skills.
    Last edited by Test-ok; Nov 5th, 2012 at 05:38 PM.
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    I don't get it, why would you spam a bunch of seo boards crying about how bad your website is for a few links? People who purchase expensive jewelry like to check up on the site they're buying it from to see if they are a trusted seller.
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    Well your site for the particular keyword "Pearl Jewellery" is not scoring very high...these are jsut a few that i see

    Here are a few reason why:
    1. Your domain age is not very old
    2. more social media is needed
    3. more useful content is needed, there is not much at all on the homepage
    4. need more image alt tags
    5. HTML and CSS errors need to be corrected

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    Is it possible that all that spamming could be the work of a competitor out to harm them?
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    Originally Posted by eeyipes
    Is it possible that all that spamming could be the work of a competitor out to harm them?
    I highly doubt it.
    As F-up as that site is..help isn't required or needed
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    Originally Posted by SEOhostingcouk
    Well your site for the particular keyword "Pearl Jewellery" is not scoring very high...these are jsut a few that i see

    Here are a few reason why:
    1. Your domain age is not very old
    2. more social media is needed
    3. more useful content is needed, there is not much at all on the homepage
    4. need more image alt tags
    5. HTML and CSS errors need to be corrected
    For ClickyB, i did read the post, "Maybe there is something fundamentally wrong with the website? Any advise would be much appreciated."

    So i was giving a few suggestions as well of what else i saw that is fundamental.
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    Originally Posted by eeyipes
    Is it possible that all that spamming could be the work of a competitor out to harm them?
    A competitor has hacked their website and added their keyword loads of times? They're getting cleverer

    Originally Posted by SEOhostingcouk
    For ClickyB, i did read the post...
    Yep you read the post...
    If you'd read the thread like I suggested, you would have spotted:

    1. The huge issues with keyword stuffing which were discussed.
    2. Lack of content was already identified.
    3. Image alt tags were already mentioned.

    ...most of all if you had read the first post by test-ok you would have realised you were wasting your time.

    PS: HTML and CSS would not affect rankings like this and he can't do anything to change his domain age.
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    Originally Posted by ClickyB
    A competitor has hacked their website and added their keyword loads of times? They're getting cleverer



    Yep you read the post...
    If you'd read the thread like I suggested, you would have spotted:

    1. The huge issues with keyword stuffing which were discussed.
    2. Lack of content was already identified.
    3. Image alt tags were already mentioned.

    ...most of all if you had read the first post by test-ok you would have realised you were wasting your time.

    PS: HTML and CSS would not affect rankings like this and he can't do anything to change his domain age.
    Well in that case you may want to go and discredit almost everyone in the forum as you can see the same answers over and over, even the post below your orginal one states keyword stuffing, which you did as well, but u didnt give him a discreditation....i assumed this was a forum to give your opinions, which i did along with others that stated the same thing, but for some reason only my post seemed to piss you off? Im not here to be attached my posts are only meant to help out, if i had written something that deserved that discrediatation then i would understand but that is not the case here.

    PS while HTML and CSS is not the biggest factor it is still a factor, even SEJ has a post on it, http://www.searchenginejournal.com/on-page-seo-factors-which-ones-have-the-most-impact-on-rankings/40926/

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    • ClickyB : 1: I mentioned kw stuffing in title/desc, kernelpanic mentioned kw stuffing in page body so not the same thing. 2: Read test-ok's first post... after that answers (aimed at the o/p) are pointless!

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