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(Entry was posted by Saurabh Rawat on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Tuesday, January 13, 2015).

Does CTR influence Ranking?

CTR is responsible for ranking ?
If I search daily specific keyword on Google many times using different IP  and click only on my website, I mean to say that If my website`s CTR is increased by myself  using different IP, can it increase my ranking? is it spamming or not??

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  • Saurabh Rawat: CTR is responsible for ranking ?
    If I search daily specific keyword on Google many times using different IP  ;and click only on my website, I mean to say that If my website's CTR is increased by myself  ;using different IP, can it increase my ranking? is it spamming or not?
  • Ramesh Singh: No. Google knows such things happen to trick Google Algo so they exclude CTR from ranking signal.
  • Jann Grond: User behaviour is a ranking signal, this includes CTR in my opinion. I don't believe you can trick the algo though and the idea is stupid.
  • Tim Capper: You would not influence - however it has been proved to change dynamic search suggestions.  ;( If you have thousands doing it )
  • Rajeshwar Reddy: CTR does influence ranking but Google is smart enough and might not fall for your trick. Check out the experiment done by
    Rand Fishkin. 
  • Saurabh Rawat: Thank you for sharing your opinion. I understood that CTR may be influence ranking and there is no proof.
    I found a blog regarding this -  ;
    If you find Google news regarding CTR please share..
  • Kumar Neeraj Kayastha: I think matters but bigdaddy Google is smart enough to catch this manupulation.

    But if you want to do try this trick, please proceed and share the experience...
    1. You will need many a people.

    2. You will have to be carefull about clicking pattern.

    3. Do click 1-2 better results first and just bounce, then click your site and stay there, do visit several pages.

    4. Do social sharing, do bookmarking, make enquiries...

    5. Or stick to Google's guidelines and do real honest SEO... :)*
  • Saurabh Rawat: Thank you  ;

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