Is it Better to Be Ranked #10 or #11?

Mar 31, 2008 • 9:55 am | comments (3) by twitter | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

What would you consider a better scenario? Would you rather be below the fold on page one or above the fold on page two of the search results? If so, why?

The answer may depend on your wants and needs. On DigitalPoint Forums, a forum member is saying that he's getting a lot less traffic in the #10 ranking than in the #11th position.

While few don't see a difference between page 1 and page 2, many say that page one is obviously better. It gives you incentive to work towards ranking even higher on page one. And that should be a goal you shouldn't sit on -- it's a consistent work in progress.

Forum discussion continues at DigitalPoint Forums.

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Judah Gutwein

03/31/2008 08:37 pm

I say go for both!

SEO Snyman

04/01/2008 06:06 am

60 odd % of internet surfers click on returned search engine results on page one, whilst 90% odd of surfers will have clicked on a returned result by page 3. IMO page 1 is king, so will take the number 10 ranking vs the number 11 any day! It will be better to have a result nearer the top of page 1 than the bottom though.

Jason Forthofer

04/02/2008 03:18 pm

Who cares. If you want the # 11 and your at # 10 are you going to un-SEO something so you can move back one? #10 is closer to #1 than #11 is.

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