I've made this post on a similar forum, so I'm reposting it here to see if I can get any more ideas: I swear I've never had so many issues with sites jumping around as these. I consider myself fairly knowledgeable at SEO but this one has me stumped. The situation: I have 2 sites, both targeting different keywords, both on different hosting (not that it matters). Both are in the same niche, but targeting completely different keyphrases. Both sites have 100% original unique content. I add an article about 1 per week (sometimes more, sometimes less). Both wordpress blogs. They are both about 8 months old. My problem: they will not stop jumping. They are not doing the typical Google dance for 2-3 weeks and then settling down. When they are ranked, they are both #1 or #2 for their respective keyphrases. They rank for about 2-3 days, then go off to page 10-20 for 4-5 days, come back for 2-3 days, go, come back, go come back. What's weird is they both seem to be ranked at the same time, and leave at the same time, even though they are targeting different keyphrases and are on different hosts. They have been doing this since DAY 1. 8 months later, still doing it. I'm doing the standard backlinking - article marketing, blog commenting, profiles, manually finding authority sites, etc. I build backlinks very slowly and very steadily to them. I'm seriously about ready to give up on them, they are taking up most of my time trying to figure it out. I guess my question is has anyone else had something similar happen to them? If so how did you resolve the situation? I've had sites dance before, many sites - and this behavior is completely abnormal. I'm seriously about ready to give someone $1000 in cash to figure this out. Maybe I should have labeled my post that to get more views. Thanks for any feedback/help in advance.