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Does Google Change Rankings Based on Location/IP?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jlei523, May 17, 2011.

  1. jlei523

    jlei523 Regular Member

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    I searched for a key term at home and it was in the 2nd page. I then went to school 5 mins later and searched the same key term and it was in the 3rd page.

    Came back home and searched it again and it was in 2nd page.

    Does Google modify the rankings based on I.P.?
     
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  2. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

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    No it uses different databases based on your location. Obviously if you live in Chicago it will not try to access database in New York. It uses the closest/fastest database by your location.
    Eventually you will get same or similar rank it just takes time for databases to synchronize with each other .
     
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  3. mandom

    mandom Regular Member

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    different data centers can show different results.
     
  4. jlei523

    jlei523 Regular Member

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    But I live about 1/10th of a mile from school. 5 minutes walk.
     
  5. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

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    dont matter. Eventually you will get same or similar rank it just takes time for databases to synchronize with each other .
     
  6. queenmery

    queenmery Power Member

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    No, not at all.
    It is possible to change the ranking within 1 mins. So.................
     
  7. SahL

    SahL Elite Member

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    yes it does change acc to location, dont know about the IP though
     
  8. proximate

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    It changes results all the time untill your long established