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SERP mismatch between two computers, same keyword.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MysticMerchant, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. MysticMerchant

    MysticMerchant Newbie

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    Seems like a simple answer, but I'm unsure, so I'd like to ask you guys.

    My friend searches google for my keyword and I rank 7.
    I search for my Keyword and I rank 1.

    Could this be related to my google account, or previous searches?

    Any ideas? Thank you guys!
     
  2. bigballin6161

    bigballin6161 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Log out out gmail and clear cookies. Your friends is right.
     
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  3. hardcorebiker

    hardcorebiker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There could be 2 reasons

    1) You are signed into your google account and so the search is showing you what you normally prefer..Solution to this is ctrl+shift+N if you are using chrome..
    2) Your friend might be from other location and rankings differ .Sometimes it takes a while to get updated on other locations too to show updated ranking.
     
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  4. Chang47

    Chang47 Newbie

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    Google have many different databases across the world. You're not always connected to the same one. That's why you see the variations between your site in the serps.
     
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  5. MysticMerchant

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    Thank you all for your responses! I greatly appreciate it!
     
  6. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    Account's being\not being logged in, cookies (flash based maybe even?) geo targetting\localized SERP's.

    As mentioned above, Ctrl+Shift+N is probably a private browsing hotkey. In Firefox I think it's Ctrl+Shift+P. It's typically under File or History, I don't remember what the hotkeys are for Safari or IE.
     
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    It is definitely because of IP address locations, gmail account logged in or cookies/cache. Log out, clear cookies and use the same IP address then you will see the same results :)
     
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