What Goes Up Must Come Down

GrowTraffic has been sat at position 1 for freelance seo consultant for quite some time now and to be honest I’ve not done a lot to maintain the position, on Sasturday however for the first time in a long time the site dropped to position 3, I had a sneaky suspicion this was going to happen as GT dropped to position 2 for about half a day a week or so ago, this dance is a sure fire indicator that you’re about to be dropped slightly.

Google’s Farmer Update

I’ve not acted to remedy this situation yet, however I will do, first of all I’m waiting to see what Google’s Farmer update will mean to the rankings (it could be in fact that this is a knock on from this update – but I’m pretty certain there has been no roll out to the UK).

Finding Strategist

More likely is I’ve dropped down due to some of the onsite changes I made to that page recently – talking about being a freelance seo or an seo strategist is all well and good but really it’s a lot more than that and that’s why I’m starting to try and take control of a new term that no one’s using (or at least that has no meaning to anyone) but me, namely Finding Strategist.

Winning Back Freelance SEO Consultant

I know I should dominate the freelance seo consultant space and I’ll get back to the top spot in the next few weeks in all likelihood, I’ve got to act on this relatively quickly in I don’t there there will increased history to the sites that have over taken GT which will make it harder to knock them off. It’s interesting how in this line of work it’s all about getting to number 1 when in fact focusing on that often means neglecting other aspects of what you’re trying to achieve. Most businesses put at their heart of their core values a striving to be the best, however I wonder how many businesses spend so much time focusing on such a quantifiable measure?

4 Comments

  • simon says:

    I’ve now amended the site including some links back to the page that are perhaps less relevant – hopefully that will sort things out

  • simon says:

    Grow Traffic went back to the top of Google for Freelance SEO Consultant at the end of March.

  • simon says:

    The site has dropped down to position 3 for freelance seo consultant this week. I’m going to see if people sharing and liking the page through facebook has any affect on the rankings.

  • Laurence says:

    I found your site because you are at position 1 in Google for this term – good work!

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