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    Newbie jeronimo's Avatar
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    Traffic comes from the wrong places
    As an affiliate working on SEOing my site, I travel a lot and working from the place I travel in. In the last few months I've been visiting a country and working on my site. To my surprise (and my dismay I might add) I am finding out that most of my traffic comes from the country I am working in. My site is a USA based and intended for the English speaking market and the traffic from this country is no use for me. What am I doing wrong? Can this be avoided?
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    If u have submitted the site to google webmasters tools - choose the optimize for United States option. If u havn't - submit the site to GWT and do so.

    I think no traffic - specially free is bad. U can always slap on adsense. Some will definitely click. Find affiliate networks which ship worldwide, add a translation widget.
    Last edited by Jhangora; September 28th, 2010 at 11:55 PM. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeronimo View Post
    To my surprise (and my dismay I might add) I am finding out that most of my traffic comes from the country I am working in.
    Is it possible that you are most of your traffic? You can bet you are at least part of your traffic, and I wouldn't be surprised if your clicking on your own search results is giving the engines the idea that your site is popular in whatever country you're traveling in. In short, your own clicks are skewing not only your clicks, but potentially the search results in your current IP space as well.
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    Good point Eathan.

    If you are looking in GA, you can exclude your own IP from the stats. Go to the dashboard.

    If you are looking at Alexa, the only way I know is not to have the Alexa toolbar installed.

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    Newbie jeronimo's Avatar
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    How to exclude?
    How do I exclude my IP?

    Quote Originally Posted by ladidah View Post
    Good point Eathan.

    If you are looking in GA, you can exclude your own IP from the stats. Go to the dashboard.

    If you are looking at Alexa, the only way I know is not to have the Alexa toolbar installed.

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