In the last few months, we have had created new content for some given pages of a hotel microsite. Upon comparing the performance of those pages (last three months to the previous period), it shows a decrease in average position in Google Search results while the average CTR has improved. Can anyone explain the reason behind such performance? As I know higher the average CTR of a page, the better its average position in the search results. Attached are the performance screenshot of different pages.
- The assumption that the higher the CTR, the higher the average position, is wrong.
- CTR has a lot to do with position in the SERPs, however, the title and (visible) description makes a lot of differences see summary section on this page.
- A lower position doesn't necessarily mean less clicks, statistically (on average) it does, but there are a lot of exceptions.
- The average position stat in the Google Search Console is not very accurate. I recommend you use an SEO tool, such as Ahrefs or WebCEO (Ahrefs has a lot of historical data but WebCEO is an SEO suite to track your site).
Hope this helps, and best of luck!