help... i'm ranked #1 on google

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i have a site that suddenly ranked #1 on google for several hot major terms, and #2 for others.

i wasn't ready for this.

can i modify the page right now? or will it have an immediate effect on rankings? any advice on how much i can modify it or what i can modify?
#google #ranked
  • Profile picture of the author JennSpencerIM
    are you certain its not just your personalized settings showing that? typically when people are surprised they got 1st in google, there's something going on. it doesn't just happen without a lot of work. or is your site name the exact term you typed into the search??
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    • Profile picture of the author xtrecoolx
      Originally Posted by JennSpencerIM View Post

      are you certain its not just your personalized settings showing that? typically when people are surprised they got 1st in google, there's something going on. it doesn't just happen without a lot of work. or is your site name the exact term you typed into the search??

      Quick interruption here. Does this also happen with Yahoo?
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      • Profile picture of the author go
        bing and yahoo too or just google?
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  • Profile picture of the author tht222
    Before you get too excited wait a day or two, your site might disappear from page one pretty soon - I hope that it doesn't, but this has happened to me in the past.
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    • Profile picture of the author summerm
      Originally Posted by tht222 View Post

      Before you get too excited wait a day or two, your site might disappear from page one pretty soon - I hope that it doesn't, but this has happened to me in the past.
      thanks for the warning-- i know it could... that's why instead of going to bed like i was about to-- i'm stuck trying to figure out how to get an optin box in asap. totally not prepared nor experienced on the backend.
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    • Profile picture of the author deloriagod
      Originally Posted by tht222 View Post

      Before you get too excited wait a day or two, your site might disappear from page one pretty soon - I hope that it doesn't, but this has happened to me in the past.
      Yep, that's happened to me too. One of my domains got to #5 in just a few days and I was excited but wondering how it got there with so little work.. Then it totally disappeared for a few days and finally reappeared + settled down on page 2.
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    • Profile picture of the author dadamson
      Originally Posted by tht222 View Post

      Before you get too excited wait a day or two, your site might disappear from page one pretty soon - I hope that it doesn't, but this has happened to me in the past.
      This is very true.

      Google sometimes "tests" a page by putting it #1 for a few days and then knocks it back down.

      This is known as the Google Dance, though not many people talk about the positive side of the dance

      I am hoping it is a permanent ranking for your sake but just don't get too excited yet.

      Leave it a couple of weeks.

      Cheers,
      Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author SydneyFreelance
    Originally Posted by summerm View Post

    i have a site that suddenly ranked #1 on google for several hot major terms, and #2 for others.
    If it was any other situation I would love this. Hope the traffic continues to flow for you
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    • Profile picture of the author summerm
      Originally Posted by SydneyFreelance View Post

      If it was any other situation I would love this. Hope the traffic continues to flow for you
      Thanks for the good wishes! Right back atcha

      To update anyone who cares about my soap opera...

      got an opt-in box in, above the fold! looks pretty ugly compared to the rest of the site, and not standing out much, but hey-- better than nothing for now. hooked up to mailchimp. hooked up to google analytics (i hope... takes awhile to turn on). i'll see what happens in the morning...
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Nolan
      Originally Posted by GoogleSuperstar View Post

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      I'm the number one of the competition of GoogleTV in New York City.

      Well, this will be a large media event. I like the Warrior Forum very much and a cooperation is a profit for all parties.

      Best wishes,
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      So are you going to post this in all your posts or just the first 12 you've made?
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      • Profile picture of the author FrankBowman
        Originally Posted by Maverick_ View Post

        So are you going to post this in all your posts or just the first 12 you've made?

        ..........LMAO.........
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  • Profile picture of the author buckz55
    watch out lol google loves to break dance , I had a site drop from page 1 to page 10 before...sucks
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  • Profile picture of the author Abhinandangarg
    it's may be personlize term and may be search search term is same like your domain age.
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  • Profile picture of the author JudyKelly
    I'm jealous.
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    • Profile picture of the author summerm
      In the clarify of daylight I know exactly how this happened. It's not some fluke :-)
      Weeks ago, a single very high profile site added a tiny link to my site...
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  • Profile picture of the author sam236
    Well, that is a good thing but you do not have to be so excited because it might disappear due to the fact that no much work was done in optimizing your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    I will advice you seek more opinion on this, sometimes ago i had similar challenge and was afraid of making some structural adjustment to my site. Well, a SEO expert adviced me not to mess with my site "title", its the most important thing. I later made the adjustment without altering my site title and it didn't affect my ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author thetruth23
    Is it a wordpress site?

    got an opt-in box in, above the fold! looks pretty ugly compared to the rest of the site, and not standing out much, but hey-- better than nothing for now. hooked up to mailchimp. hooked up to google analytics (i hope... takes awhile to turn on). i'll see what happens in the morning...
    Well done for changing it. It had to be done regardless.

    It may affect your rankings (let us know if it did and how significantly), but if you achieved that ranking before (not out of luck) then you can achieve it again.

    Just make sure you're giving your newly found traffic reasons to stay on your website. It pleases your customers if there is valuable content to be found, and it pleases Google because (in therory) it means they've served up a good website to whoever was searching that keyword. Lastly, that should please you too!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tacit
    If you wanna be certain you're not just #1 because of personalisation, you can go to the proxy site hidemyass.com, goto google within that, then enter your keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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    Why do you sound so panicked and hurried as if your ranking is only temporary?
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    • Profile picture of the author Loloy Diango
      After more than a year, how is your website doing in the SERPs today?
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