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Different Results with Different Browsers?

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11:57 pm on Mar 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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On my Mac using Safari or Firefox or on my PC using Windows 2000 (IE 6), Google gives me the same results. My site is #1, where it has been for over 2 years.

However, on my other PC using Windows XP (IE 6), my site is gone!

All the computers are on the same network with a shared internet connection via Airport router...

Should I be worried or is this just a temporary DC issue?

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12:06 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google, like many popular sites uses DNS for load balancing.

As a result, different PCs on the same network may connect to different Gogole servers. These servers might have different indexes at the same time.

12:16 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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However, on my other PC using Windows XP (IE 6), my site is gone!

It's possible that spyware on your PC is changing the search results. Try running one of the anti-spyware utilities.

-- Roger

2:53 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I think XP and 2000 both have a local dns cache. Maybe this has different values on each machine?

at a 'command prompt' / MS DOS box type:-
ipconfig /displaydns

is it different?

or maybe your router is caching something.
I don't know but am interested to know I often see differences depending on the machine I use.