kanetrain - 8:16 am on Jul 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
I have been seeing this as well. Search for a term, site is NOWHERE to be found (except that we are paying for that terms via PPC as one of top results).
Then, go back to the page... not even an F5... just go back to the page and get difference results and we are ranked #1.
Is this a glitch? Or is there something more sinister? I doubt this is the case... but you'd think you have to at least consider the option that, if I am paying to advertise for a term then google will not show my site the first time people search to entice them to click paid links... then they start returning my site back in serps.
Sure seems like either a glitch or a revenue generation tool. Either one is troubling. This would explain why our rankings have not gone down, but our traffic has.