joined:Nov 20, 2007
Like many I sometimes use a 'private' browser to check organic listing positions for my keywords.
I have noticed an oddity.
When using a private browser, all cookies deleted anyway, my main keyword is stubbornly at number 9 or 10 on Google. It's been stable at this position for weeks if not months.
When I use NordVPN and a private browser, from any random UK server, the keyword is at number 4 or 5.
I have checked over weeks and this is still the case.
Why would Google depress the listing from my area only? As this is also the location of my business I would have thought it would have boosted it as a local result.