| 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].
| 4:41 am on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)|
stevelibby, did you check what for do you rank at 2? It can be an image search or a mobile search. Also make sure you selected the same country in the Location drop-down to your country.
| 12:24 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)|
on the sites I saw this, these were site search queries.
a bug that's been there since day one
| 3:24 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Yes I'm experiencing something similar. My sites ranking is pretty consistent across all DC's apart from my default Google which is [22.214.171.124...] it's been the same for at least a week now.
I have also noticed a slight drop in traffic, can't say for sure if this is why or coincidence.
| 3:43 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)|
your looking at average position not what you are now.
| 4:08 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)|
average position of what? data centers?
webmaster tools tells me last month i was #2 for 'widget thingy', but on google.com i was #15 and on all other DCs i was #1.
| 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.
| 12:40 am on Feb 6, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Logging out of your account before searching will usually give you better results.
| 5:33 am on Feb 6, 2008 (gmt 0)|
I'm having the same issue where I don't show up well on G.com but on the dance tools I'm doing well. I keep hoping G.com will 'catch up' to the datacenters but don't think this is going to happen.