Why do strong links often dip rankings before boosting?

jamie3000

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When I build a set of strong links to a page it often dips down in the rankings for a while before shooting up.

What is this behaviour?

What is the advantage of this to the end user? If a page suddenly becomes popular and attracts links you'd want it at the correct position as quickly as possible right?
 

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I've not been as involved in SEO over the last few years, although I used to assume it was a temporary safeguard of sorts just in case someone was manipulating their rankings and Google needed time to manually review the situation.
 

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Is your website is new, As It is because Google measuring your website's and its content authenticity? And links authority before ranking top on the SERPs. It generally happens with every website. Don't worry, Just keep working on it. Sooner or later you will get results as per your efforts.
 

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When I build a set of strong links to a page it often dips down in the rankings for a while before shooting up.

What is this behaviour?

What is the advantage of this to the end user? If a page suddenly becomes popular and attracts links you'd want it at the correct position as quickly as possible right?
Noticed this issue starting last year after the devil's core update....I think is a descourging feature for people that are building link to their websites in order to manipulate rankings.

Olso this rank tank after building strong links can last from 1 month up to 8-9 months.....after this period your rankings will shoot up overnight.
 

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I like to think of it like a fat man boarding a tiny boat. It will rock a bit but once it stabilizes it’s fine :p
 
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