Msg#: 3378338 posted 4:17 pm on Jun 25, 2007 (gmt 0)
Did I miss something? Is google personalizing search based on user history?
When logged into Google it shows how many times I have visited my own website from a specific key term search. This feature I have been aware of...
However, for example - Our website was in the top 3 for a specific search. I logged out of my Google account, and the same search dropped 3 positions... Still on the first page, but not the same position.
I had an employee from another location try the same Search and he had the same results when he logged in under my account. Organically he saw the lower result.
Am I 3 months behind everyone realizing this? To check organic results - log out?
Msg#: 3378338 posted 10:42 pm on Jun 25, 2007 (gmt 0)
Sounds like personalized search to me. When you are signed in, Google keeps track of your search and click habits and knows that you have a focused interest in the topic that your site focuses on, thus raising the rank of your site when you are signed in.
Msg#: 3378338 posted 12:16 am on Jun 27, 2007 (gmt 0)
Iím glad somebody asked this question. My site is appearing in all the listed DCís and when I sign in to Google account which I did for the first time a few minutes ago. The problem is the site isnít showing once I sign out. Iíve tried deleting cookies and other little tricks but nothing seems to work. My two other computers are unaffected and the site appears correctly on them. The affected computer never seems to change from DC 22.214.171.124 plus I manage Adwords with this computer. Thereís something Iím missing and I hate switching computers to see if my site is listed.