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Need opinion of a SERP/ranking veteran

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by kontentguy, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. kontentguy

    kontentguy Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    I know its impossible to comment here without knowing keyword/competition, but curious for any advice: this is a very competitive keyword which has been giving me 3.5 weeks of crazy flip flopping b/w position #3 and #10-11.

    Curious if anyone has seen this pattern before and can possibly give some insight, even general insight if you've had something similar with your own rankings. Im just rly confused here as to the 3+ wks of flopping bw near top of page 1 to page 2.

    (sidenote - no links have been built in past 8 weeks (i got a few links in march), and then i added 250 words of content on may 19 (in response to that 3 day slide).

    TIA
     
  2. MisterF

    MisterF Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Why only 250 words ?
    Was that a fresh post or adding to an existing one?
     
  3. kontentguy

    kontentguy Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    existing post, already at 1250 words
    client is hesitant to add too much more content, otherwise i woulda dropped another 1000 easy
     
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    Try to update content once a bit more and keep track on results for 7 days.
     
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    cloudyseo Junior Member

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    I always get this kind of volatility on competitive keywords with high volume. It's hard to say something without a proper overview of the keyword, competitors and such...

    Here's my opinion: As the keyword is competitive, a lot of backlinks are being removed/added naturally (or not) on the 1st page sites (your competitors)...so this makes Google move you up and down until you get a significant boost to get on #1.
     
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    Maybe CTR and Bounce Rate?
     
  7. kontentguy

    kontentguy Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    I added another 300 words on june 3. I've literally never seen such hopping before for an establish inner page (created in january) on a trusted web site.

    Has anyone seen hopping like this before?
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    At the very least im pleased that my baseline is seem to have moved up from position #10/11 to #8/9
     
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    I have the same thing as well for one keyword with 550k MS. It went to page two every 3 or 5 days then went back to 8. I built a few links for the past week (my own PBNs) but it won't budge from 8. While other keywords showing some good SERP. I'm thinking to build more links in near time and see how it goes.

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