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I monitor a number of sites for clients using the Google search API and am noticing that search results are fluctuating a lot when I compare the API results to the results from the live site.
Does anyone know if they are updating their indexes? Or is anyone else having similar problems?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Are you noticing this fluctuation of API results across a significant variety of searches, or is it more focused in certain keyword areas?
This is not restricted to to just one or two keywords it is the majority of them.
You mention querying "a Google IP address directly" how can I do this?
Sorry if not directly related to this topic, as I would think this is more of an issue with the way that Google presents its listings to a crawler than the API issue, but I figured what the heck...
When using a third party tracking system that uses the API, we are getting numerous situtations where the Product result coming in above the #1 organic is showing as a #1 listing. In fact we have one client that has numerous such cases in their ranking report.
Anyone else seeing this?
a different search without a brand name shows the number one organic with clnk&cd=1.
So I think the "result&cd= would signify that this is specific to products, and the clnk&cd= would be specific to an organic result. Yet when a result&cd=1 (or three of them for the three product listings) exists, then the first organic result shifts always to clnk&cd=2 inbstead of 1.
Confused anyone? :p
[edited by: tedster at 7:47 pm (utc) on Feb. 15, 2008]