I set up some initial backlinks to a new site, all pointing to home page. The home page is beginning to rank for a few terms(positions 20-160, on seven monitored keywords).
Two weeks ago, I uploaded an article targeting one of those keywords directly. A few days later, I added a link from content on the home page to the article. (This is not a blog.)
The home page was sitting in the 70s for this keyword until today. Now the article is sitting at 133 and the homepage at 386.
Is this normal(or expected)?
If I can get some backlinks in place for the new article, should I expect to recover that position?