With its ranking, It simply tells me that if this article is on one of the vertical sites, it could have generated much more traffic. However, I'm still finding it difficult to figure out why it is ranking better than the one below.
In fact, on my mobile device, it is #1 in big G for that search term "best retirement speech for boss" while that on vertical site is #6
Your results may be skewed if you are logged into to Google because it bases results on your own browsing and search history. Try using a search engine called StartPage which uses the Google algorithm but is 'neutral'. When I use that, the Toughnickel site comes out above the HubPages one.
Try that on a mobile device and let's have the result.
I don't use StartPage on a mobile device. Sorry.
Ok. But you can do that on Google search engine.
Yeah, a lot of my pages here on the main site are actually doing really well.
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