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Search Results vary in different locations?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SupraFast, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. SupraFast

    SupraFast Junior Member

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    I have a site that ranks for position #2 on Page 1 at my house for a keyphrase. I asked a few other people to do a search on that keyphrase for me and my website is no where to be found.

    Why is that so?
     
  2. insider

    insider Regular Member

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    Yes if you do the same search on google.com hl=en from a french ip or a us ip you will get different results. Dunno if it's the same for ips in the same country though
     
  3. SupraFast

    SupraFast Junior Member

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    Well the location is within 50 miles of each other in New York State
     
  4. minute80

    minute80 Regular Member

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    It tries to match results better based on location. The farther you are, more different results will be.
     
  5. SupraFast

    SupraFast Junior Member

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    So if you're in London searching for new york restaurants to plan your vacation...

    That doesn't make sense at all.

    I don't see why a location specific search would differ that much for within 50 miles. The results are apparent too because google shows over 300,000 search volume for December 09, and I don't see a drop of that traffic for the specific search even though I come up as #2 on my computer.
     
  6. minute80

    minute80 Regular Member

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    I am almost certain it is like I said. G algo has more then 200 variables. Besides relation between phrase you entered and web content, it also tracks to which web page people from your surroundings went, and displays it on higher position. This way it will give different results if people from two different countries search for same phrase (this way they can also distinguish phrases, if they have different meanings in different languages).
    So, yes, if Londoners go to "Cold Turkey", and New Yorkers go to "Green Salmon", G will show different results.
     
  7. geezer466

    geezer466 Regular Member

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    Make sure you are not logged into a google account when you submit the search.
    If you are it will skew the results as it will deliver what it thinks you want to see.
     
  8. SupraFast

    SupraFast Junior Member

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    Well you're right geezer. When I logged out of my google account, I was no where in the search results. I wonder why they do that.
     
  9. Water damage

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    I agree - based on what you have clicked on before. If you are logged into an account and continue to click on a website (even if it's on page 10) after a while Google will display it to you in first possition because they think that's what you want to see, but only you... (quite clever actually)