As part of my new question and answer series, here are some of the questions my customers have been sending:
How long does it take for my new website to get some traffic?
You probably won’t see much return on the things you post for at least a month. That’s why we want to get things up sooner rather than later so we can see the traffic as soon as possible.
After looking at my Webalizer statistics, it looks like I’m getting a lot more traffic than I thought. Is this accurate?
These statistics include a lot of automated search traffic. This comes from the search engines like Google and Yahoo! scanning the site to determine what to return in their search results. A good rule of thumb is to assume that anywhere between one-third and two-thirds of your traffic is automated rather than human eyes on the screen.