Gratifying Google

Last Update: March 15, 2022

Well it's been almost 3.5 years and I'm close to calling it a day. Why? Because, I see that pleasing Google and pleasing the public are 2 different things.

Google wants 2000+ word posts. Most people are bouncing off my pages because they are between 500-1500 words long. Maybe I should break up the paragraphs into 2 sentences per paragraph?

Maybe.

All I know is that people have very short attention spans and lots of text with pictures is not cutting it like 3 years ago when I had traffic.

There must be a way to resurrect a dying site, but I'm at a loss. There could be more reviews I think...

What do you think? Look at https://skinclear.org to find out!

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bazboy247 Premium Plus
I can see that you have put a lot of work into your website, however there is massive wealthy affiliate banner on your side bar which is in no way relevant too your niche
Sometimes this can effect your rakings

Try putting links in your content to amazon so it looks less like a sales page

Your website looks very clean and professional it just needs to be a bit more subtle

Another way to do this is build a list first then you can promote products via your list

Get rid of the click here to buy buttons and put links in your content this way they do not need to read the whole page


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Stella741 Premium
Thanks for all your feedback! I need to get going with my site and probably break up the paragraphs. A lot of work!
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - how do you know that the length of your posts is why people are bouncing off your pages? And even if you have a high bounce rate, it's not necessarily a bad thing.

Google Analytics is quite misleading when it comes to bounce rates. It only measures when people jump from your post by clicking a link.

However, if they have not clicked anything because they learned everything they wanted to know from your post, there is no need for them to click and go elsewhere.

The only time it matters, is when you have a 100% bounce rate to a product review. That means they haven't clicked on your affiliate link.

And Google doesn't necessarily expect 2000 word posts. As you may know, I am collaborating on a website with Partha, and of our 100 posts so far, very few of them are over 800 words, yet we have numerous keywords ranking on page 1.

As far as I can see, you haven't added any new posts for 6 months, and I am sure you know that Google expects sites to be active.
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Stella741 Premium
I almost lost access to my site due to issues with my gmaiil and WA logins.

That's why there's a 6 month gap.

Have to get my site up and running smoothly again. Thanks for all the feedback. Much appreciated.
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JeannineC Premium
Do you have a homepage besides the juicing page? I felt like you were proposing on the first date - ready to ask me to buy something/do something. I wanted to get to know you first.

By any chance did you run your content through Grammarly? There are some rough transitions which may be off-putting to readers.

Sometimes it's the little things which make people click away. But all those things can be fixed!
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feigner Premium
serving two masters is a pain...
you have several keywords still listed for that site, so may be worth taking those and creating more content around them...questions or problems to be answered
you may then be able to improve the ranking of these keywords...
when creating posts use hte sub headings as a scannable piece of content, then if they want ot find out more then they read the details...
and use a table of contents to show what is in the post...and internal links for seo....
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FKelso Premium Plus
My posts occasionally reach 2,000 words, but more commonly they are around 1200. I don't seem to be having problems with Google.

I never go over 3 lines to a paragraph if I can help it.
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Stella741 Premium
Thanks, I may have to re-jig all my posts! Bah humbug...Still it's got to be done if I'm to make progress.
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FKelso Premium Plus
Yep, I know -- ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Good luck!
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