The power of SEO traffic

Before we answer what is SEO traffic, lets first answer what does SEO stand for? SEO means Search Engine Optimization. SEO traffic refers to the number of the visitors who looked, searched and found a certain website by clicking the links on the search results that directed them to the location of that website. One can segment the overall SEO traffic of a website in order for them to know the percentage of the SEO traffic for all the webpages and sections individually.

The SEO traffic is a traffic that website owners do not pay for. In addition, some website owners pay for the SEO traffic brought by people clicking the ads on the search result but the one they are paying are the ads.

It is the organic traffic gained from various search engines including the major ones like Bing, Yahoo and Google. A website has more traffic depending on the keywords they used in the content of their websites. Google has recently changed its algorithm. SEO traffic is capable of improving the website’s ranking in various search engines.

What people look for in a website is a fresh, unique and quality content. So, companies strive hard in improving their website content and that includes choosing a good and right SEO. The content and the SEO would be the key in bringing website traffic. SEO traffic is an effective way to be a high-ranking website. The keywords used are not supposed to be any keyword one can think of but a keyword that people would use in order to find the company or business’s website.

Where does SEO traffic come from

SEO traffic comes from the people who have searched the internet using the search engine they prefer and with the use of specific keywords. These keywords serve as the key for people finding the business or company’s website easily and these keywords were the one who helped in generating traffic to your website. People using various devices also contribute in adding SEO traffic to a website.

What are the benefits of SEO traffic

More chance of generating more income
Those keywords were created for the sake of a specific target audience or market. SEO traffic gives the business or company more chance of generating more income since it means that their target audience can really find their website. Thus, there is a higher chance that they have purchased the products and services found in the website.

Earn the publics trust

People tend to visit websites that they think are credible and trustworthy. If your website has a lot of SEO traffic, it can serve as a stepping-stone in earning the public’s trust. Keywords plays a big role for this since they are used in the website’s content and if it has a high quality content, then there is a chance of people sharing your website’s content using various means which means more people would get to know about it.

Gain more attention

SEO traffic can also help in gaining more attention of the users. Having a high traffic means that many people are looking forward to your website’s content. It also means that it has already acquired the attention of many people. Being able to search them easily means people would get to see your website.

Gain a stronger online presence

Whatever traffic it is does not matter for all of them helps you in gaining a strong online presence. Strong online presence means that people are aware of your website’s existence and that it is searchable online. Even though your website might have a strong online presence, SEO traffic could make it stronger to the point where you can outstand your competitors.

How it can affect and help a website

SEO traffic can affect a website since it becomes a proof that people are interested in the contents of the website. It also means that many people have already visited it and that it still gets the attention of the users. Having consistent and high website traffic is important for it means that its content still serves and provide for the people’s needs. It also determines how useful the content is for the users. The SEO traffic also shows how easy customers can track down the website. One of the reasons for having a low SEO traffic may be because they had a hard time looking for your website. If this happens, there is a chance for them to look for other alternatives like your competitors. Thus, you might lose a customer as well as profit.

In case a website has a low SEO traffic, it only means that the content needs some improvement so that people would be interested in typing in keywords related to the website. It also affects how the users view a certain website. It can also form doubts if the contents of the website are relevant. It helps the website and the business to grow without the need of spending money.

Overall, SEO traffic is a powerful thing a website can use in outstanding others.

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  1. John Rico

    I didn’t know that SEO traffic is that important when it comes to generating income from your website. I thought that I should just write random contents and the site visitors will follow. So how did you able to know this stuff about SEO? Did you go to any school or training?

    1. Stephen (Post author)

      Hey John,

      Thanks for stopping by. Everything I learned about internet marketing and making money online, whether with SEO or other ways, I learned through Wealthy Affiliate. I encourage everyone to read my review here.

  2. Carlton Gonder

    Hi Stephen,
    Thank you for writing this great article on SEO traffic, because I like to get a different perspective on how things work. What I like is that you have giving me a stronger knowledge of what I need to remember what I am to do as I am creating my content so that my readers can find it without having to go through multiple pages perhaps not even finding the content. As far as the online aspect of SEO traffic, this is key to getting traffic for your business.
    Yours Truly,

    1. Stephen (Post author)

      Hi Carlton,

      I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment on my site. I hope I’ve been able to shed some light on what seo traffic is, and how maybe you can apply it to your site. Thanks again, and let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see me write about, specifically. All the best!

  3. Chris

    A few years ago, when I first started out building up my own sites, I went straight for the email marketing route as I thought it was the quickest way to draw in traffic. The main probelm I found was the quality of the traffic – and that’s what SEO traffic tends to bring you! Over the last two years I’ve realized that the ONLY quality, targetted traffic is the organic kind. Great article – I hope this helps a few newbies out!

    1. Stephen (Post author)

      Excellent points, Chris. SEO is the way to go! Thanks for your comment.

  4. Maarten

    Hi Stephen,

    SEO is a term people tend to avoid. It is however necessary to become accustomed with if you want your site to be successful.
    I’m glad to see you give a decent overview of what it really is. It is however not that easy to just find the right keywords and get a high ranking on google. I guess there’s some sort of a process for it?

  5. Christine

    Thank you for your very comprehensive explanation of SEO traffic. I have noted that it is very important to get recognized by the major search engines such as google, yahoo and bing.

    Trust is the first component in getting these search engines to rank your site highly. Is this correct?

    1. Stephen (Post author)

      Hey Christine! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. You are absolutely correct. Search engines need trust. The more relevant content you create, the more site trust you gain. Best to you!

  6. Mark Walush

    This is a very nice guide on what SEO traffic is and why I should care about it. As a blog writer myself, it is incredibly difficult to try to incorporate SEO into my articles, yet try to stay fresh and exciting. Articles like this renew my ambition to really buckle down and improve my sites rankings so I can bring in much more traffic.

    1. Stephen (Post author)

      Hi Mark, I agree, I have trouble with SEO myself while trying to stay original, and keep my audiences attention. It’s something we all need to keep on top of. I’m glad my article may have helped spark some ambition for your next post. All the best to you!


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