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Is CTR a Ranking Factor? Personal Case Study

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Vladamir, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Vladamir

    Vladamir Power Member

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    So after waiting for Rans thread on ctr and his tests on using clicks to influence for months and him being banned I figure i would do my own mini test, very small budget but worth a try.

    Firstly I read the following 2 articles claiming CTR actually is a signal so I decided to try.
    CTR Is a Raning Factor Case
    https://indagomedia.co/ctr-ranking-factor/
    Does CTR Help SEO
    https://moz.com/blog/does-organic-ctr-impact-seo-rankings-new-data


    Keyword (not actually the keyword)
    Best Mountain Bike -

    2400 unique monthly
    Low competition
    Current Position #5

    Bought from serpclix $100 worth of traffic aka about 500 us and europe ips to go in and click my listing and stay on site for a bit as naturally as possible. Did this for 5 days.

    Day 1 Position #4
    Day 2 Position #4
    Day 3 Position #4
    Day 4 Position #4
    Day 5 Position #4
    Day 6 Position #4

    Conclusion: Not sure what to say here, the keyword has fairly low competition and a huge boost in ctr technically should have at least boosted it one position but nothing happened. Probably will refrain from buying any more ctr clicks unless i see someone having huge success, if its a question of I didnt get enough clicks bought, for $100 buying any more clicks to move on position on a 2400 unique keyword would not at all be worth it.
     
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  2. ambushiv11

    ambushiv11 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I will watch this discussion. I did a kind of an internal test myself with an automated software and it really helped but not for long and I also hated to "artificialy" inflate my clicks.
     
  3. darulez

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    you just rose to #2 of doing dumb shit to prove others wrong on my personal list form this forum. congrats.
    cant tell you who #1 is, cause he is banned..

    i know, I am bit behind doing dumb shit atm, I had to focus on not doing dumb shit for a while
     
  4. Vladamir

    Vladamir Power Member

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    Its a hard job brother someone has to do it, this forum has too much broscience
     
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  5. darulez

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    oh, btw. if anyone ever asks if you can rank with nofollow links. tell them yes. tell them it just takes a year till you see results.. Im to lazy to share details.
     
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    I am going to follow this!
     
  7. ambushiv11

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    You ruin all the fun!
     
  8. SEOMobster

    SEOMobster Registered Member

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    ROFL ~ dont forget to tell them to write good content. ^^
     
  9. darulez

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    nope. sadly, with the shit I tested in 2017 I cant tell that anymore..
     
  10. hiepdn

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    Are you serious? Could you please share more details?
     
  11. Vladamir

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    Basically you can rank anything, content doesn't necessarily need to be good probably just at a good level of english. However if you want natural backlinks and people actually sharing your stuff great content and ctr are great. Its easy to do so why not
     
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  12. hiepdn

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    Thanks. Now that does make sense. Then obviously you would have to tweak your content to improve conversion later once you got your ranking sorted out.
     
  13. webmasterbd

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    HELL!!
    Well same here for a 6 months old site,ranking on the top 10 for multiple keywords for low competitive keywords but no matter what on page tweak I do they are not moving on the top 5 even though my content length is bigger then theirs & on page was tweaked to the perfection!