An interesting comparison of highly ranked web sites reveals some interesting findings. The researchers looked at the top 10 web sites for helping people lose weight. They then analysed the quality of the material offered on those web sites. The Mayo Clinic, for instance, ranked 9th in terms of web traffic, but was in the top three for quality. There were several other interesting differences, as well. For example, one of the worst in terms of quality of material (MSN Health and Fitness) was one of the best in terms of traffic ranking. So what does this tell us about the Internet? Well, for a start, traffic isn’t always the best guide to success. Just because you have lots of people looking at your site doesn’t mean it will do well. Those masses of people could take a look, realise your site is not very good and depart. Whereas, lower numbers of people might look at your site, realise it is very good, stay around and even buy some things from you. The most important measure of success for a site isn’t the numbers of people you get. So, if you are an Internet marketer, stop chasing traffic and chase business instead.
Graham Jones is an Internet Psychologist who studies the way people use the online world, in particular how people engage with businesses. He uses this knowledge to help companies improve their online connections to their customers and potential customers and offers consultancy, workshops, masterclasses and webinars. He also speaks regularly at conferences and business events. Graham is an award-winning writer and the author of 32 books, several of which are about various aspects of the Internet. For more information connect with me on Google+