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(Entry was posted by Josu Sánchez Arnalda on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, March 15, 2018).

Random search positions

My site is usually in second page for my gold keyword, however during the last 2 weeks I`ve noticed its going to top 5 everyday for around 10 minuts. Then usually goes back to the original position position (16th in second page) . Does somebody knows what that means?? Somebody knows if It will eventually rank me in top 5 or is just a random thing?
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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Ryan Jones: wait, are you actually checking your ranks every 10 min?
  • Josu Sánchez Arnalda: I check them quite often 😁
  • Dave Rohrer: Check them every 30 or 60 minutes and I bet you see it happen less :)
  • Dave Rohrer: Also, are you getting same or more traffic? More or less leads/sales? If the same or more - dont worry
  • Rob Woods: It’s usually not that short a test but Google will sometimes test you at different positions to see if your CTR and other metrics show that searchers find your site a good result. It may also be results that only you are seeing based on your behavior.
  • Alan Bleiweiss: Don`t forget personalized search either. Checking ranks frequently does nothing to help you succeed in work or life.
  • Travis Bailey: Just keep an eye on CTR and your average position, via Search Console or Analytics. I dislike spot keyword reporting. It may be that I had to scrape rankings for 300K KW, for about 200+ clients (THE PROXIES!!! And when those failed, my coworkers hated me. Constant captcha checks.) But I like average position a lot more. Sure, a spot check here and there can alert you to some movement. Though it can be a huge time sink if you obsess over the Ever Churn.

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