mrez74 - 7:47 am on May 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
Cangoou...my issue is that when I do a search for my keyword the last week or so it shows my site ranking at #3 or #4 compared to #10-#12 a few weeks ago.
Now I'm not seeing any improvement in traffic from moving up from the bottom of page 1/top of page 2 to the current position at #3/#4. I know there is traffic for this keyword from my previous experience. But when I check WMT for the same time period it shows an "Avg Rank" of 10 for that same keyword that I keep showing #3/#4 for the last week or so on the actual SERPs.
So from that it seems that on most of the datacenters that people search for I'm still not showing up that high, but much lower (compared to my search position when not being logged in,cleared cache, on desktop, laptop,Iphone, etc).
So at this point I'm still building backlinks and adding more content. Hopefully I starting moving higher on the rest of the datacenters and start to see more traffic.
This difference between what I see and what WMT shows as average rank is present in several of my sites. However, for a site that I rank #1 now for like 2 weeks WMT does show an Avg Rank of "1.4" and the impressions/clicks pretty much are inline to what I'm seeing (compared to statcounter). So I guess from now on I need to rely on WMT Avg Rank to get an idea of how my keywords are doing and not totally rely on the rankings I get from my end.