The Intoxicating Allure of Ranking Number 1 in Google

Oct 13, 2005 • 10:41 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Thought this was a funny and entertaining thread on WMW about ranking in the number 1 spot in Google. Seems some urban myths abound with doing so well in the search engines. One of the WMW members starts off the thread with:

Google Penalizes for being #1! Yes, it's true! Once you are in the #1 Position google WILL NOT let you get any higher, but WILL allow you fall - often drastically!

Okay before you believe the SEO wisdom of the day post, understand that being #1 in Google doesn't carrying booby traps or red herrings in place to drop the site as soon as it gets there. Its most likely regular changes to the algo that cause a site to flucuate. But... its hard to say for sure. Discuss it at WMW.

For a lighthearted thread today check out Penalized for #1 on WMW

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George Rafft

10/13/2005 04:47 pm

Uhhhhhh someone hasn't been reading SEO Roundtable...

Ben Pfeiffer

10/13/2005 05:43 pm

Alright, my mistake, that post was from September 9th by the way. We cover so many topics on here I don't always remember all of them and I hardly surf WMW to find threads except for today. That one at the top of the pile. No biggie. :-)

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