The title is catchy and strangely enough it’s true that my Website visitors increased by about 100 daily instantly. There are hundreds of factors that Google, Bing and other Search Engines take into consideration when ranking where Webpages appear in the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs). We know that things like having quality links pointing to a Website and making Websites simple to navigate are SEO ranking factors.
What is often overlooked in SEO analysis is considering if our permalinks and titles attract people to click on our results in the SERPs. A title like Get a free Website will always attract more people to click than Spend over $5000 and get a website thrown in. In Google Adwords (as I expect in organic Search Engine rankings), the proportion of times a person clicks an advert as opposed to how often an ad is shown is measured and is influential as to the ad placement (i.e. advert placement is about more than just paying the highest cost per click).
Anyway, back to the relevance of this title of the post and how my visitor numbers increased; my domain name was eckstein.id.au and I was getting frustrated with people constantly asking what the domain extension .id.au was all about so I decided to change my domain and trading name. My new domain name is organicwebcomau.wpcomstaging.com and, for whatever reason, my visitor numbers have increased as has the time spent on the Site in addition to a higher proportion of repeat visitors. Of course I made sure that all 301 redirects were in place and so on therefore making navigation simple for the Search Engines.
Just a simple domain name change and Website analytics look better. Contact me if you need help in moving your WordPress Website to a new domain or host.