Why Your Blog is Not Getting Traffic – Especially From Search Engines, Here is The Reason

Recently I started allowing guest bloggers in my tech blog with different type of revenue sharing and bonus payment 5$ per 3 articles. I got several inquires and few people submitted articles also. But,  to be honest, I didn’t find the reasonable reason to approve them or expect to get traffic from search engines. What I understand is, still some of the bloggers are not clear about the quality of articles or how to attract search engines and visitors. Here I’m sharing few tips to increase the search engine traffic for your next article or blog from my experience.

Let me make something clear, you are not alone in internet, there are plenty of bloggers, blogs and websites available. And most of the bloggers literally dying to get the latest news and publish them as first one in internet. If some new product or service is released in USA and when you woke up next day in south Asian countries such as India or Sri Lanka then you are late on that. The new product release and reviews almost would have covered the blog world by that time. This is the reality, Google gives importance to publishing date and time too. Normally people who published first get in to first page (most of the time).

Ok, lets go to our point, why your blog is not getting traffic especially from search engines.

1) You are already late.

2) So, how your article will reach the visitors?

This is the very important question everyone should ask before start writing an article. Because of you are late in specific topic, it doesn’t mean you can’t get traffic at all for your article. But, you have to guess and work smartly to drive the search engines traffic through some holes.

Specially when you target search engines, just think what keyword (or combination of words) every visitor will type in Google and reach your article. If you get and guess the keyword phase, then go and type the same in Google and see the results.

If the exact keyword is already covered by top blogs in well earlier time, lets say before 6 months or one year, then it might be difficult to beat them and get in to first page. Because,

a) You are late for specific keyword

b) Your competitors are well established with higher PR, indexed links and incoming links.

So, in this case better you leave the keyword and article idea instead of wasting time and not getting any traffic, or if you are still wanting to publish the same article, then find out the different keyword phase which can drive traffic to this article.


Long Articles Work Better

When you have long articles more than 500 words,  you have more possibilities to get more search engine traffic. Because it may get extra traffic by more word combinations. In my experience I get extra traffic to specific long articles via some keywords which I never planned to target. But, these additional useful words bring more traffic.

Most of the new bloggers struggle to write an article around or more than 500 words. They are limiting their self and articles within less words or sticking with only specific keywords. Write anything widely and cover everything from top to bottom. It will satisfy your visitors and search engines also.


In a nutshell,

Before start writing an article, find out and decide the keyword (or a sentence or the question) that an internet user will be typing in Google to reach your new article. If you find its difficult to target and get in to Google’s first search result page, better leave the idea and look for new one.

If you write the same thigh which is already covered on internet with your less words writing style, then I’m afraid to say you can lead the search result pages with the keyword you want to target.


My advice is, just consider these points, think seriously and understand the reality and difficulties. If you see some top articles in top blogs, you could realize the time and hard work they have invested in drafting that successful article or blog, also that will very long, unique and informative.

I’m hoping these points will help or give some ideas to find out the correct keyword and write articles according to it.

Share your thoughts.

28 thoughts on “Why Your Blog is Not Getting Traffic – Especially From Search Engines, Here is The Reason”

  1. Interesting idea about making posts longer. You’re definitely right about being late to cover news. News is covered so fast these days you’re better off adding analysis or opinion and making a semi-original blog post instead of just trying to cover the same angles as everyone else.

  2. Hello Mr. Dinesh,
    I can understand what you say. It is a good advice for techies.
    But not every one is going to write technical related topics. In that case, from my point of view and from my experience, good quality articles do the job.
    I do not have many articles in my blogs. But I make it a point to be precise and informative whenever I write and to my surprise ( of course, I mean it. My intention is to write good articles and however, I am not sure whether I am doing so or not ) I get some good traffic whenever I post in my blog.
    May be people come just to go off!

    • You are correct. Quality is more concern than quantity. But, make sure people can reach your quality articles. If no direct and regular visitors, SEO and social networking then your quality articles will be wasted.
      Good luck, by the way you have really quality articles in your blog

  3. Dinesh,

    Thanks for this post. Being smart is important rather writing articles and then waiting for visitors.

    I think you can decide on Keyword and check how can you write on the topic.

    Dinesh, keep giving such valuable tips to us. 🙂

  4. Dinesh,

    One more exercise I did immediately is: I searched on “Why your blog is not getting traffic”, your blog is getting 2nd rank for this term with other prominent bloggers and I see that others have already covered this topic, but still you ranked 2nd. Can you tell us the reason please?

  5. What i feel is, articles which are posted depend on the users who search for it and the users who’re guided to it.
    Will the feedback given to posts/articles play a role in the post’s visibility criteria in google?

    Or, when ppl search for “Why your blog is not getting traffic” then get to see various results. But, if they insist in clicking this particular post’s link, will it increase the visibility criteria of the article?

  6. I was looking for this kind of information for quite a while, thank God I came across your blog. Great tips and tricks to get traffic from search engines. Keep up the good work.

  7. Thank you for a wonderful and informative post. I write articles for some blog site and this really gave me an idea on how to write one! thank you again!

  8. Well the competition is getting more and more tough as many blogs/sites are built on a daily basis.Old blogs for sure have good number of backlinks so they will dominate if you choose the same keyword combination.
    I really enjoyed reading this post !! 🙂

  9. Thanks for sharing such an informative advice. I was not aware that Google considers time-constraint in indexing articles. This is really challenging criteria, and therefore many bloggers can’t compete in such fierce competitive world. Only the best can survive in the web world.

  10. I am facing the same problem with you, I have one blog that accept guest posts, but mostly they do not bring traffic because they are more concerned with backlinks to their blog incoming by placing a link on the article or author bio

    • @Aziz,
      You are correct, most of the bloggers want that only by guest blogging.
      Even if it doesn’t bring any traffic but make sure its not reducing the quality of your blog. That is very important.

  11. Hello Dinesh

    Here is the another tricks for writing unique article. Just look Ezinearticle ( try old article ) you get 1000 article,
    1.now what i do combine at least 5-7 article and just take main point of each article and create a long 750-1000 mega article .

    2.then put it on your blog and also submit link to digg.

    3. now take these link submit web and article directory and put it into ping.

    now you see your article get popular by search engine and traffic comes easily.

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