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Does clicking on your own organic results increase

12:38 am on Oct 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I own about 70 websites and watch my stats like a hawk.

I find out what keywords people use to find my sites and then do an organic search and click on my site.

It seems to crank me up with time but maybe it's only my imagination?

Does click through ratio work with organic results like for adwords PPC? Does it work for Yahoo and MSN aslo?

Could the search engines penalize me for clicking on my own sites? Although I don't know how they could figure out from my IP that own the sites!

Not trying to spam or nothing, just trying to get an edge over my local competitors ;)

1:07 am on Oct 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I am sure the same IP clicking on the same SERP is not helping you, however, I am pretty sure Google monitors clicks and time spent on sites and uses this information in their algo.

For this reason I never click on my competitor's sites in the SERPs, if I want to visit them I do a direct type in. Also when I am on different computers on different IPs I always search my site, click on it and spend some time there ;-)

1:50 am on Oct 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Google monitors clicks only for identified users.
9:04 am on Oct 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It seems to crank me up with time but maybe it's only my imagination?

Your diagnosis is correct. :)

If visits are measured, and if SEs take any notice of such things, then there's no way that multiple visits from one visitor will make any impression.

Personally, I doubt visits matter at all (and I've never seen any evidence that they do), but if they do, then they won't be that easily fooled.

5:45 am on Oct 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi Oimachi2:)

Yeah, i agree with Quadrille. By you clicking on your own links, that would not have an effect on your SE results. A few visits by you are not going to give you an advantage over a competitiors site that has quality links pointing at it. In my opinion, it would be best to focus on getting high quality links to your site. That will help improve your results.



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