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Now you see me........now you don't
hey i'm listed high up....now i've disappeared...now i'm back...etc.
geezer




msg:249702
 1:21 am on Mar 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi folks

i haven't been here for a while, so i hope i find you all well :)

My problem is this.....

I have been having some good success fairly early on with a website i have been promoting (just this last 2 months or so). For 1 particular key phrase i'm up there on page 3 of Google...so i was real pleased.

But the next day i looked and i wasn't there at all..not even in the top 10 pages for the same phrase. Strange i thought!

Later that same day I looked again and i was right back where i wanted to be, back on page 3 again. Then a day or so later i had disappeared again...and so on (you get the idea).

Can anyone tell me if they have experienced anything similar?

I know there engines can shuffle stuff a place or two search by search sometimes, but everyone around me in the listings is at least THERE every time. It's just me that keep appearing and disappearing.

I'm beginning to feel like someone who's fading in and out of the Startrek transporter room....maybe Google can't 'get a lock on me' will I finally materialise or not :)

Regards

 

OntheEdge




msg:249703
 1:35 am on Mar 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

Welcome to the Googlecoaster.

Jack_Frost




msg:249704
 4:57 am on Apr 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yes, it's not fun. As an SEO professional, I always wait to inform clients of the great rankings that we have gotten for them until the ranking has settled in place for a long while.

Marcia




msg:249705
 5:33 am on Apr 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

That's exactly what happens with the Fresh listings. I'm watching it now with a new site, feeding a page at a time. Feed it, the site's in. Miss a day, it's out. It's like putting out food for the cat.

I always wait to inform clients of the great rankings that we have gotten for them until the ranking has settled in place for a long while.

With this particular one, I'm sending emails with rankings and links to the SERPS, and have explained that it's temporary, to grab a look to catch them while they're there and that it may not last or reflect the actual rankings, that until it's "permanent" in the index we won't know.

Situations are different, but in this case it's a matter of including the client in the process as it's happening, as kind of an education for someone new to it. When the time comes to build out the site with more content there won't be any "upselling" or convincing needed, the comprehension and understanding are already there. If the rankings drop from what they are now when it goes permanent, the plan is already in place - much easier now than it would have been after the fact.

These fresh listings are proving very useful - besides, they're a lot of fun.

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