Interesting case study on rankings

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I've got a travel website ranking #2 as from today.

Haven't added content since November last year
and haven' added back links even longer.

The other interesting thing is that content was pulled manually from
article directories and Youtube.

Just changed the titles and a few words within the content when loading.

It was sitting #5 yesterday.

Beating out 10 year old domains, keyword in domain, higher page ranked.

Competitors include national airline and Government tourism website.

Could be more what the others are doing wrong, not so much me doing right!

Any changes in your website ranking in the last 24 hours?

Best,
Ewen
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  • Profile picture of the author salikkhan
    How did you do that then? Beating old domains, authority sites is just impossible sort of.. can you guess any specific reason?
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  • Profile picture of the author kkchoon
    May be just a QDF? Wait few more days and see...
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    • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
      Originally Posted by kkchoon View Post

      May be just a QDF? Wait few more days and see...
      Yeah I'm happy to do nothing but wait as the whole site is an experiment.

      It was at #4 last week then went back to #5 until today.

      It's got to be a combination of Google and others making changes.

      Best,
      Ewen
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  • Profile picture of the author StoneWilson
    Wait few days more and share feedback again with us, if it's standstill, then congratulations.
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    • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
      Originally Posted by StoneWilson View Post

      Wait few days more and share feedback again with us, if it's standstill, then congratulations.
      Yes I'll report back in a few days.

      I've taken a screen capture to keep as a treasured memory if it it takes a tumble.

      Best,
      Ewen
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      • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
        Have been checking every day and has been sitting at #2.

        Still there today.

        Best,
        Ewen
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  • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
    Nice job! Keep it up and you'll be number one. I personally believe that CTR from the SERPs is a part of the algorithm, as well as bounce rate back to SERPs after clicking on a result.

    Therefore they could be testing your site and modifying results based on what I just mentioned. How much has your traffic gone up since you ranked #2?
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    • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
      Originally Posted by RevSEO View Post

      Nice job! Keep it up and you'll be number one.
      The funny thing about this is that I'm not doing anything to the site or links...last back in November.

      So "keep it up" will mean, do nothing! lol.

      Best,
      Ewen
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  • Profile picture of the author jtooder
    RevSEO, interesting theories and definitely makes sense given how the web is evolving.

    Will all the Google Analytics data being compiled, it would only make send to factor these things into the algorithm.

    I think a test is in order... Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexanderFaust
    How did your website rank back in November? Did your site came out of nowhere right on #2 spot?

    Anyway congrats!
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    • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
      Originally Posted by AlexanderFaust View Post

      How did your website rank back in November? Did your site came out of nowhere right on #2 spot?

      Anyway congrats!
      It was around #7, #6, #5 back then.

      Best,
      Ewen
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