Is SERP position in Google Search Console accurate?

by yaji
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Just a quick question to follow warriors, Is SERP position in Google Search Console accurate? This can be visible when you click "Performance", then check positions option.

For many times, I saw those positions are way off than what I can find in Google search results. They tend to have better positions then my actual positions.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Yes. The difference is due to averaging.... Google averages the position your page was at the location the search was made.


    So, you can be #1 in Chicago but #3 in Las Vegas and # 37 in Pakistan.



    Without Pakistan, your position is 1.5. With Pakistan it is 13.66.


    To get it harder, your position can change during the period you're looking at:


    you could be #1 in Chicago on Monday and Tuesday, #3 on Wednesday, 3 on Thursday and #1 again on Friday.


    If you select one day and only the country you're actually competing in, the numbers will be closer to what you see (unless you're using your computer to search and do not clear cache).


    Originally Posted by yaji View Post

    Just a quick question to follow warriors, Is SERP position in Google Search Console accurate? This can be visible when you click "Performance", then check positions option.

    For many times, I saw those positions are way off than what I can find in Google search results. They tend to have better positions then my actual positions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Valuehits123
    Yes, it shows the average of the total results. It shows different rankings on google on different places and different IP addresses.
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  • Profile picture of the author lucaswilliam123
    yes because the result may different from different location.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yuga
    Yes, the search results varies according to location. It displays different rankings on search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mehedi Talha
    Yes, of course. And position differs according to locations.
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  • Profile picture of the author SalimSheikh
    Absolutely, it is accurate.
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  • Profile picture of the author bassdropfactory
    It certainly is. The only problem is that they take an average and report it and the search results vary from person to person.

    The reason being, Google tends to personalize search results for effectiveness I think.

    When I work on my SEO and try to use Google Search Console data it barely makes sense to me sometimes. I try to cross-check it with my search results (even incognito mode) and yet it doesn't tally.

    That kinda leaves me disappointed but then the analytics on my site doesn't lie and it makes sense when you compare your analytics to search console.

    I hope that makes sense. English isn't my first language.

    Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author SalimSheikh
    If you have a sitemap that you keep updated for your site, you can submit that sitemap in Google Search Console to make it easier for Google to crawl your site and to let it know about new pages you've published.
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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
    Originally Posted by yaji View Post

    Is SERP position in Google Search Console accurate? .
    No, and reason for that is endless changes conducted by Algo.
    Every time new data has been discovered by crawlers it's immediately
    processed and SERP is updated accordingly to reflect changes.



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