When logged in to Google I'm being told that I have referred my pages to myself, ALL of my pages, and my site shows up in spot #4 or #5 for every title, if not better, complete with my twitter icon and name.
If I log out of Google the pages return to their natural rank, which isn't horrible but not as good as when I'm logged in and getting my own recommendations.
I haven't recommended all of my pages to myself, or to anyone for that matter, in fact many of the pages haven't ever been recommended by anyone and are old with no social buttons on them... so why am I seeing this?
Is this what everyone sees? One of the top few spots in any search will be given to a site that has been referred to you somehow?