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Interesting search results in Google

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Tony_Stark, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Tony_Stark

    Tony_Stark Junior Member

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    I am currently using ranktracker to track my campaigns. I am not doing any excessive searches or using excessive resources from Google, but what is very intertesting is that when I check one of my websites for a keyword (it is currently ranked 86 in RankTracker) it actually shows at position #3 when I check on my laptop. In other words, it is as if Google knows that I am trying to check the keyword and is showing me results that are not real. If I check the same exact search on my iphone, I see it as it really is #86. It is like Google is tracking my IP and displaying different results in favor of my website - for what reason I dont know.

    Should I be worried? Should I be using a proxy for rank tracker?

    Any input would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. nycdude

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    Are you logged into your G account? If you keep going to your website and doing searches for the keyword you like, G is going to serve up the pages you visit most. If you're logged into G, log out and see where you are.
     
  3. drywallrob

    drywallrob Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Log out of google and clear your cookies and try it again. You must have "plused one" your site from that account.
     
  4. Tony_Stark

    Tony_Stark Junior Member

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    i did that and it did seem to clear the site out of the front page searches.

    Should I be worried? Should I be using a proxy for rank tracker?
     
  5. krishnaverma

    krishnaverma Power Member

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    Yes, you need to log out from your Google account. The results will be different in that case.
     
  6. DaRiTo

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    I noticed that sometimes results are diferent in Chrome, IE and FireFox. All three logged out. Weird!
    Anyway if you are logged in of course G will serve sites you liked, visited or bookmarked first.
     
  7. Corrupt

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    Check manually using this:
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    https://www.google.com/search?pws=0&q=<enter keyword here>
    Most of the times it's due to personalized search. I have my browser use a custom query string(above) when I search with the address bar to turn it off. Rank Tracker is usually pretty accurate though.

    I've been noticing some weird things as well. A site that I didn't own was at #14 last night, where it was supposed to be, but I refreshed the results and it was at #86, for the exact same query.