More Google Floating Four Theories

May 21, 2008 • 9:07 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Remember the floating four story I wrote a week or so ago? Basically how a search result would be in the fourth position and then go so a lower position, then come back to four and then go back again to a lower position?

Well, the forum discussion has continued at WebmasterWorld and Tedster, WebmasterWorld's administrator, has posted a theory. I am a big fan of Tedster, so I wanted to share his thoughts with you guys.

Tedster asks, "is size of site a potentially big ranking factor?" "Then other factors would help Google decide which of the smaller sites deserve a shot at position #4 (or wherever they are currently testing.)," he adds.

He shared some of the data he used to suggest this theory:

URLS INDEXED

Position 01 -- 1,570
Position 02 -- 12,100
Position 03 -- 99,800
Position 04 -- 87,000
Position 05 -- 27,700
Position 06 -- 22,100
Position 07 -- 242,000
Position 08 -- 1,630
Position 09 -- 124
Position 10 -- 689
Position 11 -- 125
Position 12 -- 1,040
Position 13 -- 976
Position 14 -- 13,600
Position 15 -- 401
Position 16 -- 1,660
Position 17 -- 10,400
Position 18 -- 1,490
Position 19 -- 3,750
Position 20 -- 686

AVERAGE URLS INDEXED

Average (#01-05) -- 45,634
Average (#05-10) -- 53,309
Average (#11-15) -- 3,228
Average (#16-20) -- 3,597

Many members are supporting his theory, but again, this discussion is what makes SEO a wonderful place.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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