These are the January 2018 server logs from a client using a “SVN preferred vendor’s” SEO services. This client has paid for SEO for several years.
The first chart below shows the daily visitors and total website visitors for the website. On the surface this seems like a decent amount of traffic visiting the website. January’s total is 1,551 total site visitors.
Let’s dig a little deeper and look at the quality of these visitors. The next chart shows the amount of time spent on the website for each visitor. Of the 1,551 total visitor 1,338 spent less than 30 seconds on this client’s website! That’s a quick visit… because these are automated bot traffic, not humans. Humans buy commercial real estate, bots do not.
The final chart below shows the keywords entered into search engines to find this site. Not surprisingly, not many humans are searching for this site. (despite the reported 1,551 monthly site visitors.)
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