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Is there anyway to stablize your main keyword ranking results positioning?
I ask this question because my main ranking keyword results change Drastically daily.
How do I get it into the top 10 and get it to stay there? My site is about a year old and I am in a very compeitive market.
My main keyword one day will be ranked in the top 200 then the next day goes to 400 then the next back to 195 etc....
What do I need to do to get it top ten and stay there?
Well currently the site with the number 1 position has been in business 8 years. However there was a website for a two year period held the #1 position and got it after being only 10 months old.
I am sure age may play a roll in this but there appears to be a work around that would get a website like I just mention above in its first year to number one?
Yes I believe that has happened to me as well. I switched about a year ago and my traffic has never recovered.
I believe your site is now being treated as bran new and as such all the rules apply like possible sandboxed, age of new site etc....
Plus there are lots of other good "signals" from your site -- as many as you can muster. Google watches all kinds of historical data now, so lots of 301s and frequent major changes across the site can wreak havoc with trust. Just as in personal relations, you don't easily trust someone who seems to present a different personality every time you meet, or who changes jobs several times a year, and so on.
So there's something about stability that builds trust, in addition to reputation (backlinks). In my opinion you need both, at least until you have a healthy PR7 Home Page.
Make SMALL changes not too close to the time the page gets re-indexed... look at <an online datacenter tool> to see how much flux there is and see if you are progressing on the leading data centers.
You may find that adding a keyword here and a few synonyms there may trickly you up quickly.
If you aren't already, advertise your important pages on other pages of your website.
But then again, what do I know?
[edited by: tedster at 12:40 am (utc) on Oct. 28, 2006]
There must be a key element of optimization that those who stay near the top on a continued basis are applying where as those who are not (me) just done realize.
Those that are at the top realize that there is no *one* key to staying on top.
Getting to the top requires ranking well in whatever Google has chosen as being the currently favored factors. Stayin at the top required ranking well in many factors, including those that make little different at present.
In other words, tricks can get you to the top, but it takes content, quality and hard work (as well as a little luck) to stay there.
I sell widgets. All of these product descriptions from these widgets come direct from the manufacturer.
Am I getting hurt for dup content?
How does google look at product descriptions in regards to ranking your site? Do you get penalized for seemingly using dup content or can google determine that the content is for product descriptions and therefore will allow it without suffering a penalty?
Always wondered about this. I have thousands of items.....its just not doable to change all these decriptions....Is there a work around to this problem?
We rank fairly well for some popular terms and show up on the usual scraper sites. But we also continuously improve the quality of our site. I just checked on Wednesday and we have several more .edu sites linking to our pages. Better quality content will attract quality links (the natural way).
While we are far from a powerhouse, but we did manage to get to a PR6 and we haven't looked for links in nearly two years now.
You are more likely to get in trouble with similar items having very similar descriptions.For example if the only real difference in the descriptions of the widgetron 500 and the widgetron 750 is the size of their electric motors, you might be in danger of having the duplicate content filter trigger. Especially if you have a page for each separate color of each widgetron.
Would this be considered Dup Content? I know to make every page unique is the goal but righ now with all the pages its not possible.
So would it be better lets say weekly to change the paragraph on those pages to something new? Even though each page (aside from the product description and cross links)would still have the same standard greeting, is it better to change it weekly or is it better to leave it alone?
Would google look at the weekly changes as positive or negative?
Finally how would this affect my rankings?
My advice: your goal should be to make every url at least 80% unique. Changing the text that you duplicate over every url is unlikely to help you. Don't put any energy in that direction, I think it's a blind alley. Instead fix the core issue of using the manufacturer descriptions verbatim.