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Main reason I want to know what this is that I have been very lucky regarding mye serp in Google. I'm far away from a pro SEO, so instead I have build my site slowly and tried to stay away from shortcuts that could influence my ranking in a negative way. This started up 5 years ago.
Last 3 years I've been so lucky having my site at position 1-3 for most important keywords. And it have never been left out for more than 6 weeks. Then it's back again at the top for long time.
About 3 years ago my new pages needed about 2 month to get to the top. Now it's straigt to #1-20 (depening on how hard the competion is for the spesific keyword).
My competitors often get out of the ranking, but when they are back the seldom get above me in serp.
Does my main serp and speed to the top meaning I have some trust from Google ?
It seems like many of you have MANY more links than I have so I'm probably no authority. To my defence I'm also writing in my local language in a small European country, means I don't have the same possibility for links from other sites as i.e US, UK or other large markets.
I have to admit I'm afraid for doing something wrong and it's better for me to be at place #10 than on page #10 by not doing seo that can hurt me. But are my ranking today based on trust or authority ?