Anyone Else Feel Like A Tortoise ?

Last Update: April 23, 2019

Seriously...... I Feel Like A Tortoise

Getting traffic from Google is definitely not a sprint. I'm at just over one year with my website. Doing all the right things re SEO'ing the bejayzus out of each and every post, however, organic traffic is still inching along at a slow pace.

It IS improving month on month but boy it's slow and more boring than watching paint dry. I'm in a health/medical niche and can only assume the Google update last year has contributed to how slowly it is assigning traffic to my site.

I'm glad I'm able to make more progress with Pinterest or I would be going mad by now and questioning if anything I write is of interest to anyone at all anywhere in the world.

One encouraging thing I read recently on a blog here, (sorry I can't remember who posted it) is that Google doesn't fully optimize your post until it is approximately 9 months old.

After reading this, I checked out my posts that are receiving organic traffic and it seems that some of my older posts have started ranking a bit better in the last couple of weeks. So this 9 month thing does seem to hold merit.

I'm hoping it has a snowball effect, albeit a slow snowball, and other posts keep moving up the rankings.

Anyone else having this experience?

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davehayes Premium
Yes and it is the way it is sadly
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Crazyhaggis Premium
Well, glad I’m not alone at least!
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davehayes Premium
No your not but the upside is that ideally you will have a bus which pays you in the long run
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MikeAdkins Premium
This just seems to be the way of it. I am way behind you on time and input so at this stage I don't have to worry too much about this aspect - I am still tortoise in the writing content stage! Regards Mike
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Crazyhaggis Premium
Just keep going with the writing...
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JonLake Premium
"Anyone else feel like a tortoise?"
No thanks, I have just had my dinner!!!!! :)
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Crazyhaggis Premium
Haha!!
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Fintyd Premium
Hi Ann, if it's any consolation my site is also in the health niche, like you it's slow slow slow! I did notice a pick up when i started searching for health blogs. I left a comment where i could leave one,including a link to my site i also added my site to Google business, suddenly i had a burst of traffic........
It may help
All the best
Fintan
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Crazyhaggis Premium
Thanks what is Google Business?
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Fintyd Premium
Ask Google
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Crazyhaggis Premium
OK thanks I’ll check it out
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Tirolith Premium
Yes I am not a hare.
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LLettau1 Premium
Just as the Tortoise was persistent you will get there. Perhaps your blogs show too much emphasis SEO and not enough just plain natural writing style from the heart.
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Crazyhaggis Premium
Plenty of writing from the heart as my blog is about an illness I have experience of. You are right about the need to be persistent though.
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MKearns Premium
Best of luck in getting your sprint together. Ann!
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Crazyhaggis Premium
Thanks Mike, I’d love to see it becoming a sprint.
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RuthlynB Premium
I am hoping for the snowball effect too, I get some traffic from my social media sites and a couple of sales too but from Google not so much. Anyway, working and patience is the name of the game.
Wishing you more traffic and sales, all the best.
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Crazyhaggis Premium
Yes definitely keeping working is key. All the best in your traffic building endeavors too.
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