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Hi Guys

Can anybody explain my topsy-turvey pages rankings on google? I create pages and blog posts full of KW researched words and phrases, images, text, and video. I post and get indexed by google. When I start to track rankings I get a little despondent.

On a day to day basis, many of my pages go up 150 spots, great the following day down 70 bad, then up 50 spots then down 120 spots then up 150 spots??? sometimes even out the top 200. Can anybody explain this? There seems no stability, even after some time after indexing?

Thanks, Guys

Costa
#google #pages #rankings
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  • Profile picture of the author Shalini V
    Just do Do follow link for Suitable keyword ....
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    • Profile picture of the author Costarica61
      Originally Posted by Shalini V View Post

      Just do Do follow link for Suitable keyword ....
      Can you explain this statement please not sure what you mean?
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    I don't think anybody can give you a definitive answer other than the "Google Dance" (they try new pages in different spots to see their user metrics vs the other already ranking pages before finally settling on where they think it needs to be ranked right now).

    Also, you will get different results depending on the device you are using and whether or not you are logged-in to your Google account for any property.
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  • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
    Rankings on Google is not permanent so expect some decreased and increase with the positions in the search results. We all know Google changes its algorithms everyday so there is nothing new about it. Just make your website for the target users.
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    • Profile picture of the author Costarica61
      I think I have done all that you say.. The rankings are far far too erratic over quite a long period of time.
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  • It sounds like your pages may have some gimmicky SEO in them that causes Google to "false positive" them. Unfortunately for you, Google is truly editing its algorithm daily (even if there is no major announcement, edits are truly pushed on a daily basis, some large some small). The swings are probably due to changes made daily which identify your SEO which is actually a bit gimmicky and pushes it back down the ranking ladder.

    What does "full of" mean? I wonder if keyword stuffing is possibly an issue for you? Also, your off-page picture does need to look natural as that could also have an impact on how your content is being evaluated by the algorithm.
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    • Profile picture of the author Costarica61
      Originally Posted by Measurable Impact View Post

      It sounds like your pages may have some gimmicky SEO in them that causes Google to "false positive" them. Unfortunately for you, Google is truly editing its algorithm daily (even if there is no major announcement, edits are truly pushed on a daily basis, some large some small). The swings are probably due to changes made daily which identify your SEO which is actually a bit gimmicky and pushes it back down the ranking ladder.

      What does "full of" mean? I wonder if keyword stuffing is possibly an issue for you? Also, your off-page picture does need to look natural as that could also have an impact on how your content is being evaluated by the algorithm.
      Hi

      Thanks for your assessment but I would say there is nothing gimmicky that I am aware of. I have all the current SEO requirements on my pages as per the general consensus from the webs SEO experts. This is also helped by the Yoast plugin.

      Regards

      Costa
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      • I can't assess without more understanding of what you are doing so I would not call what I wrote an assessment but a guess based solely on what you have written. If I were to try to assess, my first place would be overoptimization (gimmicky SEO) and then I would significantly analyze the backlink pattern to ensure it is natural and organic.

        Rankings rarely fluctuate as regularly as you say yours do so there is probably a reason yours are (I base this statement on over 15 years of SEO professionally across multiple industries). I probably should have suggested you work with a professional to assess the state of your SEO as without more background and specific examples to analyze, all anyone will be able to do is give you guesses on why you have the issues you have.

        He appears to be suggesting that you get quality one-way links from relevant websites-always a great suggestion but must be done in a way that does not appear unnatural to the search engine.

        You brought up an excellent point that I did not elaborate on in my original message-even solid on-page optimization can be considered over-optimization IF it is not in line with the norms of the other ranking pages in the SERP.

        Also, gimmicks don't always have to be on-page. A few bad "link neighborhoods" could signal to the engines something you don't want them to see so again, reviewing on-page and off-page is key to pinning down what is going wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesandersonicb
    Do social bookmarking on high DA sites...
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi Costa,

    Google traffic, and the online business world, are best observed month to month and year to year. Focus on monthly outcomes and let go checking day to day stats because everything fluctuates. You will be more successful, you will focus on the process, and you will sleep better buddy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Costarica61
      I am talking about this fluctuation daily over the last 6 months for the same keywords/phrase
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      • Profile picture of the author Blakers1
        Originally Posted by Costarica61 View Post

        I am talking about this fluctuation daily over the last 6 months for the same keywords/phrase
        Everything you are describing is normal and something you have to overcome with time and work.

        Someone previously pointed to your on-page possibly having some 'gimmicky' SEO tactics in place. While that could be the case, often we find that even legitimate on-page work can fall outside of competitor averages leaving you overoptimized for a particular keyword.

        I would suggest learning how to use CORA and/or Page Optimizer Pro to see how your on-page stacks up against the competition. Find competitor averages and match them.

        Once that's done if you still have massive fluctuations in rank, it's time to build quality links until your ranking is where you want it to be. It's literally that simple...but actually doing the work isn't LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author Augustinus
    It is normal that ranking fluctuate, focus on your work and they should stabilize after time.
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  • Profile picture of the author david finch
    This may be happen due to the Google algorithm update. Google continuously trying to improve it self Due to this many sites notice this up and down curve.You just focus on your quality work.
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