I've been ranked!

Last Update: March 25, 2014

Only a few weeks in at WA and a quick Google search of my website name (Art Completes Us) puts my site in the very first link of results! A search for one of my keywords, "how to choose art for your living room" and I'm on page 3. Not too shabby!

I'm far from the first page of results in every category, but I'm already seeing a few bits of traffic each day that came from Google, so I must be doing something right.

One thing that I did notice is that even though I recently set up Google Authorship between my website's Google+ page and my website, it wasn't showing my site's Google+ plus profile picture next to the article when I searched for it. Any clue why that might be? Is it just because I wrote the article before setting up Authorship?

Another weird thing I'm noticing is how big of a difference there is between the traffic that is being collected by my Jetpack plugin and the stats listed on my Google Analytics account. I've been getting about 30 visits a day according to Jetpack but I haven't seen a single visitor on Google Analytics since my first 6 visits during the week I set it up. I know that Analytics only tracks a certain kind of visitor, but is that all that could be happening?

Anyway, mostly just wanted to gloat a little bit - the last time I designed a website on my own (without WA), it took me almost a year for me to even be able to find my website name in a Google search. So it's the little things, I guess.

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AlexJD Premium
Really cool site. Very relevant to me right now. I'm loving the responsive design, too.
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hhendri3 Premium
Thanks, Alex! I enjoyed poking around yours, too. :)
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forsthomas Premium
If you have had ttraffic Before to your website, It shall work, I´ve also seen differenses between other analytic tool and google and google is the real one.

Thomas
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Wayne Wallace Premium
Congrats on the ranking!

Google decides when to show your picture in search, if you see it in the rich snippets tool it's working.

I would certainly say that Google analytics is more accurate if you're using it correctly.
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hhendri3 Premium
Thanks, Wayne! I wonder what I'm doing wrong. It hasn't shown any visits at all in weeks. Jetpack has been tracking 25-50 visits a day! I have to get to the bottom of this.
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Wayne Wallace Premium
Can't really say I'd just check the setup
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David_S Premium
Nice work!
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hhendri3 Premium
Thanks, David_S!
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