Hot At Sphinn: Too Much Search Traffic, Web Designers Vs. Web Developers & More

sphinn-logoCan you have too much search traffic? The first answer that probably comes to mind is “no,” but what about when search represents 70% … 80% … or even a higher percentage of a website’s overall traffic?

That was the theme of the “Discussion of the Week” last week on our sister site, Sphinn. We asked, How Much Search Traffic is Too Much?, and we had a variety of opinions on the matter. Our favorite comment came from Sphinn member Anthony Mangia of Mangia Marketing. Here’s part of his reply:

I wouldn’t necessarily say that there is such a thing as “too much search traffic,” but you certainly want to diversify your traffic sources. A ton of websites learned this the hard way when the Panda update crippled their traffic and made what were once extremely successful websites into virtual non-factors.

Visit the Sphinn conversation to read the rest of his comment and/or to share your own opinion.

Also last week, an article from Smashing Magazine about the relationship between web designers and web developers — and the need for better “design etiquette” — was the most popular story among Twitter users.

Read on for a full recap of last week’s Sphinn activity.

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  • Discussion: How Much Search Traffic is Too Much? – Marketers, do you pay attention to the breakdown of traffic to your website (or your clients' sites)? We look at traffic as coming in three ways: Search, Referral and Direct. In the new "Discussion of the Week," we want to know: Is there such a thing as too much search traffic? What do you consider to be the ideal breakdown between those three traffic types? Or, do you not care at all where traffic comes from? The floor is open….

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Hot On Sphinn: August 29 to September 4, 2011

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