Inconsistencies in Google ranking with different browsers

  • dekanos
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I noticed something odd with respect to Google rankings. When I search for a certain keyword, our company's website is ranked at #1 witn most computer/browser combinations. However, when I do the same search at home, using Internet Explorer and my home PC, we are consistently ranked at #2 instead. This happens even when I delete all my temporary Internet files, and even after a fresh reboot.

Has anyone else observed this? Any idea what might be going on?
  • eCommando
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Probably when you search @ home, it's hitting a different server. Have you tried with different browsers @ home?
  • phaugh
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Post 3+ Months Ago

try using an ip address so you know you are hitting the same datacenter...try this one: http://216.239.41.104/
  • rtchar
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Very weird ....

Since you have cleared your cache a rebooted your home computer ... I would have to assume that it is not a local problem.

Google does sync it's servers eventually ... so if this is happening consistantly over a period of time then I would assume it is not a Google data center problem.

I can't think of a network related issue that would cause this either.

Very strange indeed ... :?
  • madmonk
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Post 3+ Months Ago

did that happen in the same day? in a single day?
or it is recurring?

maybe you saw the change after the search results changed..
  • phaugh
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what's the term you are search for. What the web address of your site?
  • rtchar
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Ok ... now I have to take it back and apoligize to eCommando :oops:

If you want to see how well (or not the servers are syn'd try this tool:
http://www.seo-guy.com/seo-tools/google-dc.php

Lets you see search results across many Google servers at once.

"Cool tool" :)
  • phaugh
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Wow that's fast!
  • rtchar
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What surprised me .... I thought you would always get the same results no matter what server you hit. But, there seems to be minor variations between the servers. :)

I wonder if that is because of the recent update?
  • phaugh
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I think that's the effect of the fresh crawler updating the index for things other than backlinks and PR....then those changes have to be sync'd to all the datacenters.

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