Small Successes – You Just Never Know

Jennine E. EstesDon’t get me wrong, I love it when I see our most highly engaged authors have success with us… But it’s also fun when brand new authors have smashing traffic success.

Check out this article by EzineArticles expert author Jennine E. Estes: Quick Tips On How To Build Your Trust In Your Relationship

As of this blog entry, her Aug 22, 2007 article received 17,403 visitors! That’s a home run (especially for a Basic level author with 3 submissions LTD (Life To Date))… and it’s so out of the ordinary, that I had our developers check into it to make sure the traffic was legit. Turns out, the bulk of the traffic came from Yahoo.

The lesson: You just never known when or which article of yours will hit a traffic home run and bring oodles of more visitors back to your website!

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Hi Chris!

This is really very interesting! Congratulations to Jennine!

I guess the success is due to the subject.
I noticed that my articles in relationships – love about ‚¬“love and fear‚¬, ‚¬“love and expectations‚¬, etc, have many views and many clicks!

This is a very nice category!
My best articles about depression or craziness don’t receive the same attention!…

Comment provided November 5, 2007 at 4:39 PM

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Chris,

Sorry to sound naive, but why would you check the traffic to her article? What purpose does that serve?

She gets a lot of views. That’s a good thing, right?

How could she manipulate the amount of views that she’s received?

I’m a little confused about this. Could you please clarify?

Thanks!

Comment provided November 5, 2007 at 10:06 PM

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Chris,

We run reports all the time to track anomalies…

She didn’t manipulate the views at all.

I’m trying to make the point that you never know which article of yours will hit the next home run in terms of attracting your ideal readers to your expertise…

To give a perspective: The average article only receives 10-50 views in the first 90 days and if it’s lucky, it’ll see 200 views in a year.

Comment provided November 5, 2007 at 10:27 PM

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Chris,

Thanks a lot for the clarification! I appreciate it!

Thanks!

Comment provided November 5, 2007 at 10:31 PM

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Vern writes:

Hi Chris,

I read up on the article itself
and have to admit that it is
as good as it sounds.

No wonder she gets a lot of
views. Its not keyword stuffed
and written in a sense to really
give the best content in a clear,
concise manner.

I hope that more authors like
her will be up and coming
in directories like EzineArticles.

Really inspiring.

Though it would be nice to see
how she achieved this. Perhaps
a submission to newsletters about
the links in EzineArticles maybe? ;)

Cheers,
Vern

Comment provided November 6, 2007 at 12:56 AM

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Chris, are you serious when you say that ‚¬“the average article only receives 10-50 views in the first 90 days and if it’s lucky, it’ll see 200 views in a year‚¬?

Most of my articles have 10-50 views in the first days and 100-200 views in the first week!
But only 10% of these readers visit my site.

Of course, everything depends on the subject. As I sad before, articles with attractive subjects tent to receive more attention and visits than articles with subjects that only a few people care about.

Comment provided November 6, 2007 at 5:15 AM

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Mihai Petrescu writes:

Thats’ right how could she manipulate the amount of views that she’s received?

Comment provided November 6, 2007 at 7:04 AM

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Mihai,

She can’t…and if anyone figures out how to do it; you can rest assured we’ll counter-respond by muting whatever game strategy they attack us with…

Why would you or anyone assume that Jennine got the traffic through fraud? Let’s give people the benefit of being a good person first until found otherwise. :)

Comment provided November 6, 2007 at 7:13 AM

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Right. My article ‚¬“Dream Interpretation ‚¬€ Dead People in Your Dreams‚¬ has 1.686 views from 08/17/07 till today.

This is a subject that is not of general interest, otherwise it could receive the same attention that Jenine’s article received.

Comment provided November 6, 2007 at 7:36 AM

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Edward Weiss writes:

Congratulations Jennine. Now, a question for Chris. I thought Yahoo didn’t pick up EzineArticles articles. Is THIS an anomaly?

Comment provided November 6, 2007 at 1:36 PM

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Such an inspiring post.

Definitely shows the power of articles, and particularly article marketing. It’s a great story. I hope the traffic helped.

One thing for sure, there’s hope for all of us. I keep promising to add more credibility to my website by writing more articles, and this post is the push I needed.

Thanks Chris. Always good to be reminded of the power of well written articles.

Sincerely,
John Adams

Comment provided November 6, 2007 at 1:46 PM

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Edward,

Who knows… Give it a few weeks to a month and I’ll get back to you.

Yahoo is back on our radar again or we’re back on theirs… either way, it appears to be a good thing. :)

Comment provided November 6, 2007 at 2:43 PM

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In Yahoo only a few of my articles appear through EzineArticles ‚¬€ most of them appear from my site.

Comment provided November 6, 2007 at 3:22 PM

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Edward Weiss writes:

Yep. Just checked and my EzineArticles articles are on Yahoo now.

Guess the new management made some major changes. Good for EzineArticles and me!

Comment provided November 6, 2007 at 10:14 PM

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sara brady writes:

Very interesting! Jeanine rocks!
Poingnantly and expressively written.

Comment provided November 7, 2007 at 12:23 AM

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Lance Winslow writes:

Jennifer is a great author, more folks should consider what she is saying in her 5-star articles.

Comment provided November 7, 2007 at 3:27 AM

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Edward,

I wish we could take credit for the Yahoo thing, but the truth is that we didn’t do anything different… Just trying to manage by best practices and keep crappy content out (so as to build more loyalty and trust with our readership)

Comment provided November 7, 2007 at 10:12 AM

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Mack writes:

You have hit the nail on the head. Authors never know which article will be that home run and for the most part shouldn’t worry about it. If you have a topic that is interesting to you then there is a good chance that it will be interesting to someone else also. So just write or blog about it.

Comment provided November 7, 2007 at 11:45 AM

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Only my best articles appear in Yahoo through EzineArticles.

Fortunately, I use the article links in my home page and my site appears with them when the article is not that special.
This way I’m in the top also in Yahoo, but in Google I have pages and pages, while in Yahoo my articles appear in only a few paragraphs.

My son said that the new generation prefers Yahoo!

Comment provided November 7, 2007 at 12:54 PM

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Jennine Estes writes:

Thank you everyone. I have recieved a lot of traffic to my website in the last few days. I am excited to do more articles.

Comment provided November 7, 2007 at 4:12 PM

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Hi Chris,

What do you mean by – “…. the bulk of the traffic came from Yahoo.”

Comment provided November 8, 2007 at 6:35 AM

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I’ve been following this post quite closely, especially with the indexing information.

I keep hearing lots about yahoo and how well articles index and rank within the yahoo search. And we all know the power of google.

No mention of live search (MSN). Why is that, do you think?

MSN tend to index more pages than the other 2 major search engines, at least as far as resrearch shows. They are definitely “less fussy”.

I was wondering what others think, or are we all so focused on google, and then yahoo that we’ve lost site of the other search engines?

I’ve always known the power of article marketing. But it has only been recently that I’ve really hit it hard. It is a winner, there is no doubt of that.

The ezine blog has helped with my research and marketing education, so many thanks for that. Wishing you the very best,

Sincerely,
John Adams

Comment provided November 8, 2007 at 8:51 AM

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Rajkumar,

The bulk of the traffic that came to this particular article of Jennine’s came from the Yahoo search engine.

Comment provided November 8, 2007 at 9:04 AM

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All,

MSN was our #2 referrer of traffic (SE wise) until recently… with Yahoo proving they have a greater audience power than MSN.

Keep in mind that we’re not out to get any un-deserved traffic referrals from any of the search engines… and that means we appreciate every single traffic referral and know that trust content credibility are key factors in the decision that SE’s must make before they can present our member’s articles higher up in their SERPs.

Comment provided November 8, 2007 at 9:08 AM

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I thought that was awesome and encouraging. Props to you Jennine keep up the great work! I’m new to EzineArticles but I’m loving it and learning a lot.

Comment provided November 8, 2007 at 5:28 PM

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This was a very good beginning for you Jennine!

You have to focus now on how you can convert all these readers in clients.

Comment provided November 9, 2007 at 4:22 AM

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Jennine Estes writes:

Christina,
I agree. I am trying to figure out how to convert the traffic into clients. Any ideas?

Comment provided November 13, 2007 at 8:33 PM

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It seems that you have to build an email list to keep your visitors near you and keep them informed, so that when they decide to buy your products or hire your services they know how to find you.

You can give away something free like an ebook about your field and collect email addresses to convert your visitors in clients with time.

There are many other things you can do; you have to study with the experts. Chris may have more suggestions to give you. By the way, the one I’m giving you is something I learned from him (and many other experts) and I’m going to do it now.
I just finished an ebook that I’m going to give entirely free of charge to build my email list and inform people, give them advices about basic craziness prevention, etc. Only now I understood that this is necessary.

Comment provided November 13, 2007 at 9:08 PM

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Lance Winslow writes:

I would like to take this opportunity to recommend a book that I have been reading thru all day:

“Increasing Hits and Selling More on your Web Site” by Greg Helmstetter – 1997.

Subtitle: Proven Web Marketing Techniques that will: Increase traffic on your website and Turn your visitors into customers.

Some of the information in this book is old, and yet every time I re-read it, I pick of another great idea to help me in my websites. It is quite a complete guide, and yet in 1997, it hardly mentions Google or MSN.com, amazing how the world has changed isn’t it?

Still, the book has some GREAT ideas and is one keck of a great resource for the Internet Website Entrepreneur.

Comment provided November 13, 2007 at 9:23 PM

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Jennine Estes writes:

Thank you Christina and Lance for your help!

Comment provided November 14, 2007 at 2:35 PM

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sara brady writes:

Thanks for the recommendation ‚¬“Increasing Hits and Selling More on your Web Site‚¬ by Greg Helmstetter!

Comment provided November 16, 2007 at 9:31 PM

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