When analyzing top 10 in g0g1e, is it a waste of time? :fencing: Let say g algo is made up by hundreds of variable, each one has their correlation and perhaps a formula connecting the variable through a complex function. Assumed I had figured out, say 47 variable/elements that influence the serp, then I want to shoot some kw for 1st position, don't bother to get <1(an example) because the traffic received in top 10 isn't linear at all. Safely assumed, 31% vs 3% , I'm sure the times/effort taken to take 1# required less than 10fold work. When I look at the first result, yes! I will outrank this site/page but when it comes to results of #2, #3 , sometimes you will notice you can't beat them! (based on my own made up assumption) 1)So when you analyze the top 10, I'm sure you are analyzing with some formula, like blp, age, authority, theme relevant, on page factor, point me out if I'm wrong. 2) When you analyzing certain position (lower position is available), it seems you can outrank them but the fact is it will contradict when you analyze them all. 3) If someone is able to analyze without any contradiction, BINGO, billionaire. 4) If contradiction exist, why bother analyze, research? I'm little confused here, hope bhw can help me on this subject, thanks!