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Keyword tracker showing large negative numbers

Discussion in 'Keyword Tracker' started by markbaa, Apr 12, 2011.

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    I have several keywords, and it seems to grow slowly with time, that show a large negative number. For example, -9998.
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    It seems from what I can tell that the ACTUAL rank is 1000 + (the number). Eg 1000 + -9998 is 2. That keyword is in fact ranked at 2.

    I have -9995, -9991, etc, the rule above seems, anecdotally, to apply in many cases.

    Thoughts?
     
    markbaa, Apr 12, 2011 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Are you sure the negative number isn't in one of the change columns?
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 13, 2011 IP
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    Sorry, yes, wasn't clear. It is in a change column. But it doesn't make sense to me. The rankings were fine & stable on a manual check. So why the odd numbers?
     
    markbaa, Apr 14, 2011 IP
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    Google may be throttling your API usage (there have been reports of that happening lately). See this post.
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 14, 2011 IP
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    Hmmm, put in the sleep(2). Didn't make any noticeable difference. Apart from going slower of course.
     
    markbaa, Apr 20, 2011 IP