MrSavage - 10:27 pm on Nov 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
I think what I'm saying is that your ranking is a moving target. More than ever and clearly evidenced by my example. The ONLY reason I see my site is because I +1'd and because I'm on page 1, somebody just left page one. For each person out there doing a +1 on a site that's not yours? It would appear, unless there is something I'm missing (entirely possible), I'm suggesting that "actual" or "true" organic rank is nothing but a joke. At least it may quickly becoming a joke. It would appear to me that SEO in Google is taking an interesting turn.
I will also point out that Google appears to be a moving target lately. That may be an understatement.
Another take on this might be that checking "your rankings" is becoming a farce. As the +1 embeds itself over the coming months or years, I'm talking game changer. Now of course I'm jumping to conclusions slightly, but consider what happened to my search. Yes we agree Google results are becoming more "personalized", however my example points this out with a sledge hammer. My site is Pandalized!