Msg#: 3566152 posted 9:23 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)
im being told in my webmaster tolls for g.co.uk that i am in 2nd position for "second hand widgets" with excitment i click to see the listing for myself....guess what i am no where to be seen. Why is this as there are about 10 searches for this yet its always the same other company that shows in my position?
Msg#: 3566152 posted 11:59 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)
I have seen this situation, and I think it's a geo-location issue. You might see your site rank well if you query a data center directly by IP address.
As long as the traffic and conversions are coming at a healthy rate for those search terms, then I can live without the thrill of seeing my url in the #2 spot. Or, in a very important case, I might use one of the proxy server or VPN approaches that are discussed in this thread [webmasterworld.com].
Msg#: 3566152 posted 9:07 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)
I see the same thing on one of my newer sites...I see #13 across ALL datacenters except when I just go to Google and do the same search...weird! The Google dance tool shows it right, but when I just type in Google and do same same search it's nowhere, LOL. Weirdest thing I have seen. Something weird there.