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Why Is Google Webmaster Showing Higher Rankings Than Actual Google?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by spurge0n, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. spurge0n

    spurge0n Junior Member

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    I have a keyword that, according to Google Webmaster, ranks #8. I see that when I check the average position on the search queries tab.

    Cool.

    So I Google that keyword and I don't see my site at #8. In fact, I don't see my site in the first three pages. In fact, I don't see my site at all.

    How is this possible? Has anyone else seen this?
     
  2. dsan996

    dsan996 Regular Member

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    When you look at the search queries section you get the average position for each keyword during the last 30 days. So may be you wereranking good for 15 days and another 15 ranking bad. That could have make an average #8.

    If you want to see more up to date rankings there you should reduce the timeframe to the last available day.
     
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  3. arpit6789

    arpit6789 Newbie

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    WMT is not reliable for your rankings, but can give you an idea on where you could be ranking. Takes an average, not specific.
     
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  4. pradep89

    pradep89 Senior Member

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    GWT showing your last 30 days status and when you click particular that keyword and then you will get real actual ranking status.. and particular page URL ranking.... and it will give you idea in which country your keyword ranking...
     
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  5. LeanLow

    LeanLow Senior Member

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    There is a thing that I call "ghosting", it happens only for keywords with 800-1000+ searches per month. If you over optimize, send to many backlinks, or anchors that are overotpimzied, that keyword becomes ghosted - you see it ranked 1-10 on wmt but can't see on the actual search results on any position.

    Fix this by sending random anchor backlinks and de-optimizing h1 title of the page.
     
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  6. contentdarknight

    contentdarknight Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It is the problem of average. It does not give you ranking on particular day. so there may be a difference.
     
  7. Yasin Rishad

    Yasin Rishad Junior Member

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    google webmaster show their result sometime with fluctuation. May be for reason it showing like this. Did you check with another keyword position checker? if check then what is their result?
     
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    That was awesome :) did you find your site now?
     
  9. Brannan

    Brannan Regular Member

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    Google Webmaster doesn't just show results from web. They also show Images, Videos and Mobile. So that is probably it! On some keywords i can't find my own site on the top 10 pages but in some keywords my image is rank 1. So that is probably your answer :)
     
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  10. spurge0n

    spurge0n Junior Member

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    I appreciate all the answers. Still looking into this one and will try the advice offered here.
     
  11. Drakkko

    Drakkko Newbie

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    Google Webmaster Tools update information after 5 days

    Google page rank update after few hours the website,blog.