Search Traffic Growth Profile for New Websites

There is no universal right or wrong to the overall SEO process and strategy. There are many ways to get to the end destination of ranking. This flowchart aims to show some of the stages new sites go through, and to help visualize the process of ranking.

Hope you like it! Feedback welcome. :)

Here is a larger image, and a PDF version.

Published: December 15, 2008 by Aaron Wall in seo tips


December 15, 2008 - 9:12pm

Hi Aaron

Great flow chart!

You wouldn't happen to have a pdf version lying round anywhere would you?

I'd love to print this off and show a few colleagues.


December 15, 2008 - 9:16pm

Will add a link to that in 15 seconds INKODE. Thanks for the reminder!

December 15, 2008 - 10:35pm

Great post Aaron. That last graph in particular has given me a nice boost as we're currently getting a big push on to lift our site through the rankings. We've spent time making sure we're the best in our market, now that we are we want to work on our rankings.

December 16, 2008 - 1:41am

Aaron, the use of flowcharts are a great way to explain others not too familiar with SEO how it works, I have been printing them and been passing them to co-workers, thanks.

December 16, 2008 - 2:23pm

Ditto Aaron - thanks for the easy way to help them see what's happening.

Tom McCracken
December 16, 2008 - 6:40pm

Great chart Aaron! Makes it painful for me though, wish I had the budget to subscribe to you, but times are a little tight. =(

December 16, 2008 - 7:09pm

We all start somewhere Tom. I wasn't wealthy (by any stretch of the imagination - credit card debt, unemployed, etc.) when I got started in the SEO game.

December 17, 2008 - 4:14am


I am regular reader of your blog. Thank you for the information which you always share with us, it helps a lot in my work.

I wanted to stumble the picture but couldn't it was large.

Thank You,

December 17, 2008 - 5:53am

Your welcome Norma. Glad you find it useful. :)

December 18, 2008 - 4:29pm


I'm about to launch my first web site. Your traffic growth flow chart is very helpful, and just what Dr. SEO ordered.

How do you rank allocating some of your marketing budget to PPC for a "new born" small business site?

Thanks for all of your valuable imformation.

December 19, 2008 - 6:18am

PPC spend can be nice for market research purposes. How much to allot depends on how much budget you have and how well you know the market.

December 26, 2008 - 9:05am

Thank you for the flow chart. I found your site today and started reading your archives and came across this post. Felt the need to register and thank you! I think I'll be reading a lot of your posts from now on, definitely some good information in here.

December 26, 2008 - 11:25am

Glad you like it Tao. :)

This site has thousands of posts built up over the last 5 it is easy to lose a couple hours, days, or weeks reading through it all!

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