SEO Mistakes: Why 91% of Content Gets No Organic Traffic
Have you ever wondered how much organic traffic other web pages get? Ahref Developers studied ~1 billion pages of content and found two common SEO mistakes holding 91% of content from ranking on Google.
Also, they found that 4.5% of pages get less than 10 search visitors each month. While the stats may seem alarming, our data points to two common SEO mistakes to avoid to be in the top 5% of web pages across the entire internet!
The first SEO mistake we discovered is that pages with no traffic do not have any or many quality backlinks.
In fact, they found that 55.24% of pages have zero referring domains pointing at them. And 29.79% of pages have backlinks from less than three websites. Some marketers believe that link building is useless.
However, we found a clear positive correlation between the number of referring domains pointing at a page and its organic search traffic. And the same goes for the total number of keywords a page ranks for.
Bottom line: if you want to get organic traffic to your pages, then you need to build links as it is foundational and an SEO best practice.