Shifting positions?

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I just repeated 20 searches in a row for the same keyword (over a time
span of 60 seconds), and 17 times, my site showed up in position #20,
but 3 times it showed up in position #4.

Why does this happen (it happened when I did this earlier today).


Re: Shifting positions?

It is happening all the time on google - known as the "google dance"

What I suspect is happening is that google makes various passes for each of
its algorithm checks and your search is taking place between that process.
You will find it will settle near to where it usually is after an hour or

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Re: Shifting positions?

What you are seeing is data from two different server sets. While it
may be changed after an hour you may still see widely varying results
days later. The reality of it is that it just depends on which order
Google updates its servers in. They set the DNS lookup to be really
fast for load balancing.

Keep in mind that Google introduced some sort of new algorithm back in
November and some fine tuning is probably still going on. When you see
large changes from day to day this might be what is going on.

aaron wall

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