[Question] GSC shows queries to be ranking as first, but it's not!

4ry4n

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Hello,

So when I look up in Google search console, it showing a bunch of queries for me that I would rank "1" for them but when I search up the same queries myself I can find my self only at page 2 or so.

What is the reason for this?

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tazarbm

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if you are logged into your google account (youtube, gmail, etc) when doing the research - even if you don't have youtube, gmail, etc. opened up in your browser - you're gonna get personalized results. That's what google does best: it tracks the shit out of everyone and then serves them results and ads based on their search history, preferences, etc...

That's why, when doing keyword research or checking rankings for your sites, it's always best to.... 1) be logged out of google... 2) use a VPN so you can mask your real IP so that you don't get personalized shit anymore... and 3) use a different browser than you'd normally use for your everyday activity, although this step is not always needed. At least not when you do the other 2 steps, which are more important.

The results that GSC shows are the real, actual results and it's where you will most likely see your keywords / sites ranking if you checked rankings properly (by following the 2-3 steps mentioned above)
 

Castamir

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Hello,

So when I look up in Google search console, it showing a bunch of queries for me that I would rank "1" for them but when I search up the same queries myself I can find my self only at page 2 or so.

What is the reason for this?

Regards,
Most likely your domain is old. I registered an old domain and I rank for crazy terms without doing anything, but it quickly disappears so no clicks through, but the impressions do register.
 
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