where do you find it ends up? in my experience those sites that do bounce around follow something like this pattern: stage 1) bounce between page 1, page 3, page 1, page 3, page 1, spending a few hours or perhaps a day at each position. page 3 is just picked at random, could be any page. whats important is that the bounce always seems to be between 2 set positions. stage 2) after a few days the site finally ends up on page 3, before starting a slow crawl up the rankings over a period of weeks and months. i'd love to hear other peoples thoughts. and do you find its only some of your sites that experience this? for me, some sites just seem to hit their 'natural' position straight away.