walkman - 5:09 pm on Jun 2, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 12:22 am (utc) on Jun 3, 2010]
Yes - because that is the reality. In Webmaster Tools, almost every keyword I check shows 5 or 6 different positions, often ranging from #1 to down on page 3. We may not like it, and it certainly is not like the Google of old, but that's the way the game is being played today. So yes, we adapt or we die.
Probably just wait it out until this update is over. It makes no sense for the algo to rank the same page #1 one day and the next #31, unless they are playing roulette.
For the person receiving foreign traffic: me too and with good keywords ranking. Maybe caffeine is there and not yet in USA?
[edited by: tedster at 12:22 am (utc) on Jun 3, 2010]