It might take a while to start working, and then, once you get used to seeing double-digit Image Manipulation growth in organic traffic year over year, you suddenly hit the dreaded plateau. It is increasingly difficult to make serious gains. SEO growth WordStream traffic Image Manipulation growth since 2009 See how the growth slope is less steep towards the end? I remember when there were lots of spammy stuff you could use to get mediocre content to rank. (Not that I would create Image Manipulation mediocre content myself . No. Not at all.)
It's not so easy anymore - partly because Google's algorithms have gotten much smarter, and partly because the competition is simply bigger. There are Image Manipulation more sites and businesses, but the first page of results hasn't grown. It's okay if it was - few people scroll down or click through to page 2. second page of google results Recently, while doing my SEO reports, I noticed Image Manipulation a few instances where a page on our site saw a drop in organic traffic.
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