So I read a very interesting article the other day over at SEOWizz and wanted to share it with our audience.
Tim Grice is making a point of webmaster tools showing ranking position ranges as well as particular positions and that he has noticed a rotational ranking system that looks to replace the traditional attempts to rank for a certain position. In short now you will talk about ranking from between 1-5 5-10 and so on as opposed to a specific number.
If you search the same terms continuously you will notice your sites or sites your searching for do not maintain the same positions with each search.
Here is a snippet from the article, you can read more on Tims SEO blog.
OK so I decided a couple of weeks ago to rank for “SEO consultant”, just something I fancied really, not the most competitive term.
Anyway….. I have obviously been keeping an eye on the rankings over the past few weeks on this particular keyword and a few more as well and there has been some pretty dramatic trends in the rankings.
One day I checked and I was 7th for “seo consultant” refreshed and I was 15th, refreshed again and I was 4th!!!
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