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The past few days I've been seeing some short-lived blips where brand new domains with no backlink show up on page #1, but only for a few hours. In one case, it seems to be because of a large portal-like collection of outbound links.
Unless all posters have the personalized search feature turned off (still, I noticed Google resets this value, not sure if it's a bug, probably an 'intentional bug').
Can people please state:
Google variant: e.g. Google.com, Google.in, Google.co.uk, Google.de etc.
My IP Location: UK, US, CA, IN, DE
Personalised Search: On/Off
as what you see is not what everyone sees.