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Corrosive
03-22-2010, 03:15 PM
OK, I need some explanation before I go quietly crazy. Every now and again I do some keyword/phrase searching on Google. I know that Google watching leads to madness so I try not to do it too much.

Anyhoo, can anyone explain to me why I type my search phrase into Google, say 'Web Designer in Bristol' and get page one in one browser and page three in another? Same PC, same location.

My regular browser has page one but IE has page three. Are results based on my browsing habits and what Google thinks I want to see?

davidj
03-22-2010, 03:33 PM
do you login to Google automatically in one browser

This happened to me and didn't realise I had promoted my own site to the top of my personal searches which was nowt to do with its true position.

Thought i was number one for 3 days until i relised!! What a plum!

Corrosive
03-22-2010, 03:40 PM
Thought i was number one for 3 days until i relised!! What a plum!

Funny you should mention that! Just signed out of Google and it drops the result lower but still on the first page compared to page three in IE. Less curious but still curious :confused:

davidj
03-22-2010, 03:54 PM
browse BING > http://www.bing.com/

search for PHP LESSONS (set to Show All)

No1 on the grid!!!

Corrosive
03-22-2010, 04:51 PM
Good job mate!

edbr
03-23-2010, 02:15 AM
do you use tools like http://www.searchenginegenie.com/google-rank-checker.html

you can drive your self crazy in comfort then, there are a few others online

Corrosive
03-23-2010, 01:19 PM
do you use tools like http://www.searchenginegenie.com/google-rank-checker.html

you can drive your self crazy in comfort then, there are a few others online

Thanks Ed. I'll give that a go.