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    Question Is SEO the right choice for my website niche?


    Hi,

    I'm at a point now where I'm not holding SEO as high of a priority as I use to. My website niche doesn't have a high search volume when it comes to my best primary keywords; so I feel SEO for my website is just not worth the time and money.

    For example, on Adwords for an exact match on my primary keywords I'm only getting 500 average monthly searches. I then compare this to a more well known niche "inbound marketing" and this primary keyword is receiving 27,000+ average monthly searches. I know Adwords isn't 100% accurate in telling me what the exact search volume is but it's a good gauge .

    Recently, after the Google "Penguin/Panda" algorithm updates my primary keywords dropped from being ranked around page 1 or 2 on Google to page 7+ now. However, even when I was at page 1 or 2; I wasn't really receiving much organic traffic from Google because of the low search volume of my niche.

    I'm changing gears now and focusing on other verticals of traffic sources, and I'm seeing my website grow more through these channels than trying to rely on Google's organic searches to bring in good traffic.

    I know SEO is important especially if you are targeting high volume keywords, but I just lost faith in SEO for my specific website niche. I just don't believe SEO is the best option for my website in bringing good traffic leads.

    Thoughts? Am I right in thinking SEO isn't for every website? Or have I not found the right SEO agency to work with; which is a whole other topic because it is so hard to weed out the good from all the crappy SEO agencies out there?

    Thank you!
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    Because SEO is all about helping search engines figure out what each page of a website is about and how it is useful for users, I think SEO is important for all websites. SEO lets you give clues to the search engine about what your site contains and helps to promote your site on the search engines. Though you've found other traffic sources than search engines imagine how much more traffic you might be able to get with good SEO and the help of the search engines.
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    I have a number of clients who don't really need SEO specifically, and I have others who rely on it totally.
    The non-needers tend to have a good geographical or market reputation and rely heavily on traditional business promotional methods and advertising, always ensuring that their web address features prominently. For the rest, effective use of Facebook and similar social media facilities has provided brilliant results.
    So, depending on your industry and market, hopefully you have choices, and maybe SEO is not the only answer.
    I am an ethical SEO with 11 years experience and I am shocked at the constant flow of SEO 'con' and scam stories. Our business area is riddled with bad practice and rip-offs!
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    Contemporary, the competition in every niche is so high, that every site need SEO to rank well. It's depend on the quality of work you are doing. The better SEO you do for your site the better rank you will achieve for your site. Try to diversify you SEO techniques. Make backlink form broadbase and high PR site. Always take niche sites to make backlinks. And along with SEO, do some SMO also.
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    You do not need to rely on SEO as there are a lot of ways to get traffic. But this does not mean that you need to give up on SEO. For me, SEO is still the best way to get traffic. If SEO is not working well for you, you must have been missing something or you need to re-analyze your site or your keywords.

    I also suggest that you seek out other ways to build traffic to your site- paid traffic is good but you must weigh if the traffic converts well. You may also try paid ads from social media or you may also promote your site (for free) on social media sites.

    I hope that helps.
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    Yes SEO is really the right choice if you are working on making a good place for your website on searcgh engine. Use SEO techniques like social bookmarking, image baklinking, rss feed, podcast, etc. To create backlinks, use quality contents and also related to your website. These techniques are good for getting more traffic.Do niche wise posting for getting your website related traffic.
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    As this is a time of high competition in every field and every one wants to get rank on search engine, So SEO is basic requirement to get rank on search engine. SEO experts have techniques which help to to get constant result on search engine.

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