So my latest track came out. Debuted somewhere in the middle of the 1st page for its title/search term (“Epic”).
Then, it inexplicably rose to the top row. Great. But no sales. Not many page views. There it sat, for no apparent reason, in one of the top five positions, for the better part of a week.
Until it sold.
Then it dropped, predictably, to page 3.
I have two questions:
Why was it even at the top of the results (along with many other non-sellers)? Shouldn’t those spots, logically, go to tracks that sell - at least once or twice?
Why would its ranking plummet AFTER it finally sells?
Both these examples are indicative of how a search engine SHOULDN’T work.
BTW - Meanwhile, most other popular search terms work in the completely opposite manner, with older, higher selling items dominating the top spots, with new items nowhere to be seen.