Want to work your way up in SERPs? Get and share ideas on link building, on/off page optimizing, social SEO and more.

Google rankings are all over the place for me

Posts: 30
Joined: 02 Jun 10

Google rankings are all over the place for me

I'm not quite sure what's going on. I have a website that ranks number 1 for a bunch of keywords. It stays in the search engines for maybe about a week or so and then it disappears for a few weeks. It comes back again to number 1 for another few weeks and then disappears again.

It's done this 3 times already within the last 2 months. Anyone else experience the same thing?
  • 0
Posts: 170
Joined: 27 Dec 09
Welcome to the 'Google dance' :)

There are many theories why this happens, from algorithm changes to theories on site rotation policies and anchor text diversity.

The reality is that no-one knows. It's just all a part of the challenge of SEO marketing.
  • 0
Kick-Butt Writing Services http://rachaelmcnaught.com

Outstanding Quality PLR Packs http://niche-plr-products.com

Learn to be a Digital Writer http://thedigitalwriter.net/

Posts: 248
Joined: 25 Jul 10
Quite the opposite for me. I've only got a couple of keywords ranking and they are not moving at all!
  • 0
mark schaaf
Posts: 365
Joined: 04 Oct 10
I have this happen all the time for my main site, it took what seemed forever to e get into the top 50 pages and it slowly worked into the top 25 and stayed there for a while the into the top 15 then all of a sudden it is all over the place, one day it was on page 3 then a few days later on page 35 then was no where to be seen for about 4 days and I looked on every page then all of a sudden it is on page 9 now it is on page 12 and has been there for about a week or so but it never makes sense to me either because it never happens on yahoo, I slowly move up in search results on yahoo and i stay there for months before I move either up or down bet never up and down a lot like google. Sometimes i wonder if google's computers work like they think they do.
  • 0

This topic was started on Jul 26, 2011 and has been closed due to inactivity. If you want to discuss this topic further, please create a new forum topic.