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Keyword tracking tools say pages are ranking, but nowhere to be found in search engine?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by IAmFromTheInternet, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. IAmFromTheInternet

    IAmFromTheInternet Junior Member

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    Hi there,

    I'm quite new so please bear with me :) I hope this question is not too noobish. It's about tracking tools telling me my pages are ranked well, but I cant find them in the search engines myself:

    About 3 weeks ago I started a new website. Wrote some articles, and submitted them to google. Signed up for Google and Bing webmaster tools. My pages are all indexed by Google and Bing.

    To track my keywords, I have SERPbook (trial), ProRankTracker (free) and Market Samurai.

    All these tools give different values, but two of them say a couple of my articles are already ranking (especially on Bing):

    Market Samurai (updated days ago):
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    SerpBook:
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    ProRankTracker:
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    So my posts seem to be not ranking on Google yet, but on Bing they are pretty high already. But now when I visit Bing and search for my keywords, NONE of my pages are anywhere to be found (not even in the top 100).

    How is this possible? Are these tools giving wrong information? Why can I not find my site in the search engine page?

    Bonus question: How come they are ranking on Bing quite well, but not on Google (yet) ?
     
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  2. hpasha

    hpasha Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I can't answer the first question as I don't have any clue about your keywords.

    But as far the Bing ranking is concern; Bing don't pay that much attention to SERP refreshes like panda, penguin or any other black and white animal. So Its far easier to rank at Bing compared to GOOGLE
     
  3. neverquitting

    neverquitting Regular Member

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    If this is a relatively new development (that you're ranking at all), try two things: first, browse in private mode; second, try your search query a couple of times at different times. The reason for the first is that search engines track your searches and deliver results personalized to you. They may ironically think your own site isn't of relevance to you personally. The second is due to the fact that there are multiple servers that return search results every time you try a query. Some of the servers may have updated to show you ranking, while other may not have yet. This wouldn't apply if you've already been ranking for a while, but if this is a new thing, it might be a matter of time and getting a result back from a different server.
     
  4. IAmFromTheInternet

    IAmFromTheInternet Junior Member

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    Thanks for your reply.

    Thanks for your reply.

    It is indeed a new development, the site is only a couple of weeks old. I use to check the search engine in incognito mode in Chrome.
    Also for Google, I use a url to go to google.COM instead of the automatic google for my country (non-us) to make sure there are no local / personal results. For bing, I do the same. Those measures don't seem to help, I still can't find my pages. In Google, it's not that weird, because they arent ranking well yet. But in Bing, I should be able to find them, since they are ranking top10 / top 20 appearently.

    So let's hope it's the second thing you are talking about. I will just wait for a couple of days, and see what will happen.