homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.198.224.121
register, free tools, login, search, subscribe, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Subscribe to WebmasterWorld
Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Robert Charlton & aakk9999 & brotherhood of lan & goodroi

Google SEO News and Discussion Forum

    
Turn Off Personalized Results: Is This The Right Way?
Planet13




msg:4337723
 9:10 pm on Jul 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi there, Everyone:

I want to see the "real" search results in google, so I am trying to turn off personalized results.

I've read on different sites that adding &pws=0 to the end of the search string and then resubmitting the query will give you non-personalized results (i.e., "real" results).

I also have changed the "location" from nearby to a city on the other side of the country. My site dropped two places in the results when I made the location change.

Does this work? Or is more required to see the "real" results.

Thanks in advance.

 

tedster




msg:4337825
 2:33 am on Jul 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

&pws=0 will turn off personalization if you're logged in.

tangor




msg:4337828
 3:04 am on Jul 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

More fun, log out, then kill javascript and try it then... (after clearing all cookies off your system).

lucy24




msg:4337833
 3:22 am on Jul 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

Use one of your other browsers. Use another computer if there's more than one in your household. If you have a floating IP, disconnect and wait a few minutes so you'll get a new one. Instead of google.com, try .ca or .uk or some other English-speaking country.

brinked




msg:4337837
 3:28 am on Jul 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

I always use AOL to see actual results. It pulls results straight from google without all the personalization nonsense.

I always tell clients to do this rather then trying to get them how to understand how to turn off personal search.

Planet13




msg:4337843
 3:30 am on Jul 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

More fun, log out, then kill javascript and try it then... (after clearing all cookies off your system).


Holy Carp! I think I'll just buy a new computer instead...

Seriously, that's the only way to do it?

How about using hidemyazz.com (uses S's instead of Z's)? Or using a proxy server? Won't those work?

Planet13




msg:4337845
 3:41 am on Jul 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

I always use AOL to see actual results. It pulls results straight from google without all the personalization nonsense.


Can anyone verify this will accurately pull non-personalized results?

I hope that it does show "real" results because if it does, it means I have finally moved one of my main keywords up from total obscurity to around #9.

Just that I would like to "confirm" it before I start knocking back Black and Tans in celebration...

~~~~

And on a related note: People who use AOL for search must be nuts! The organic listings are SOOOO far down the page, they should just get rid of them. I mean, really, it should JUST be all adwords results. If the organics were to Go Elvis one morning, I don't think any of the regular users would even notice.

walkman




msg:4337851
 4:24 am on Jul 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

&pws=0 is the only way I know but you have to type every time, so you either surrender or use a different browser or search engine. It's obvious why they are making so hard to undo this:
[theregister.co.uk...]
"We don't need you to type at all. We know where you are. We know where you've been. We can more or less know what you're thinking about"

I don't want them to know who I am, where I was and what I'm thinking about so I use a [Google scraper] SSL for Firefox...until Google disables them.

I mean, really, it should JUST be all adwords results.

P.S. They are part of results, so they first 3 results at least, are always relevant.

almighty monkey




msg:4338030
 5:05 pm on Jul 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

use a proxy. That's how I do it, anyway.

Just for gods sake don't forget your on one and type your CC number in.

dstiles




msg:4338098
 7:40 pm on Jul 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

Turn of javascript for google.
Clear ALL google cookies.
Set browser to not accept cookies.
Then use a different SE. :)

lucy24




msg:4338152
 9:40 pm on Jul 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

Oops, almost forgot. If the computer you are using has one of those built-in camera eyes at the top, tape over it so g### can't scan your irises and identify you that way.

almighty monkey




msg:4338435
 11:05 am on Jul 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

Oops, almost forgot. If the computer you are using has one of those built-in camera eyes at the top, tape over it so g### can't scan your irises and identify you that way.


Further to this, make sure you don't at any stage look up. Because then their satellites will be able to see you.

tangor




msg:4338472
 12:58 pm on Jul 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

And keep the drapes closed because Street View is driving by...

CustmrSvc




msg:4344613
 6:05 pm on Jul 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

What an amzing forum, my first post!
Woohoo!

I think the best way to find your organic positions would be to fiverr it!

HuskyPup




msg:4344618
 6:17 pm on Jul 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld CustmrSvc

I use the Firefox Google Global extension:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-global/

or:

[google.com...]

or

[google.com...]

This sometimes gives decent results

[google.com...]

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved