Why is Google Hiding SERPS?

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I have a keyword that only shows up on page 2 if I go to:

Hide My Ass! Free Proxy and Privacy Tools - Surf The Web Anonymously

and type in the keyword.


If I go to regular google it's nowhere to be found, why is that?

Thanks!
#google #hiding #serps
  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    Google will show you different results based on your search history and where you are searching from.
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  • Profile picture of the author tentimes
    I'm using Chrome, I have deleted my web history and logged out of my Gmail and still nothing. So your saying that people in different parts of the US will see different results for that keyword?
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    • Profile picture of the author deucegmarketing
      Originally Posted by tentimes View Post

      So your saying that people in different parts of the US will see different results for that keyword?
      Exactly. It's different by search history, region, and many other factors.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    Is the search term you are using a general term or something specific to a region?

    Are you using Incognito mode when you use Chrome?
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  • Profile picture of the author tentimes
    It's general

    I haven't been using Incognito mode, but I just tried it and it wouldn't show up still. I asked one of my friends in Atlanta to search, and he found it on page 2. When I search anonymously on Hide My Ass! Free Proxy and Privacy Tools - Surf The Web Anonymously it shows it on page 2 as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author aygabtu
      Try the site in my signature and let me know the result. It will be independent of your search history and results.
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      Check top 300 Google SERP results free. WhatsMySERP.com tracks and graphs changes for multiple domains/keywords/regions. Also includes advanced keyword density tool.

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      • Profile picture of the author tentimes
        Originally Posted by aygabtu View Post

        Try the site in my signature and let me know the result. It will be independent of your search history and results.
        It said "Domain not found in top 100 results"
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  • Profile picture of the author Hossain
    Originally Posted by tentimes View Post

    I have a keyword that only shows up on page 2 if I go to:

    Hide My Ass! Free Proxy and Privacy Tools - Surf The Web Anonymously

    and type in the keyword.


    If I go to regular google it's nowhere to be found, why is that?

    Thanks!
    UMS already pointed out some reasons. There are some more reasons. Lets say you are within New York and the server serving your webpage is in Texas. Now You would see little different ranking in SERPs when you would search same keyword from New York and from Texas. However if the keyword is local then it would be certainly but if the keyword is international lets say "The big bang" then the difference would be very little. It also depends on how popular a site within an area. A website which is very popular within Australia and less popular within USA would be in different positions in Australia and in USA.

    There are many more factors included. Just feeling sleepy.. lolzz
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    Off topic, but you can't actually surf the net anonymously.

    Big myth. Anyone who says "proxy" has no idea
    what that "proxy" is or anything about it. What do
    you know that proxy? You don't know who, what, or
    where it's being run. You take a big chance. You
    don't think SOMEBODY is keeping track? People have
    a legit use to use proxies. Like some in China.

    You run some pretty good risks by trying to surf
    anonymously. The internet is run by people trying
    to keep you safe. For the most part. Trying to
    avoid those people is like walking into a lawless
    town and saying you're safe because there's no
    police force.

    I thought the title of this thread was a little funny.

    Google hiding SERPs. I guess that's the ultimate
    anti-seo algo there is. A searcher sees nothing!

    Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
      Damn! Spilled my tea!!!

      What a precious quote:

      Google hiding SERPs. I guess that's the ultimate
      anti-seo algo there is. A searcher sees nothing!
      Ahahaha!!!! :p
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  • Profile picture of the author mosthost
    Originally Posted by tentimes View Post

    I have a keyword that only shows up on page 2 if I go to:

    Hide My Ass! Free Proxy and Privacy Tools - Surf The Web Anonymously

    and type in the keyword.


    If I go to regular google it's nowhere to be found, why is that?

    Thanks!
    Personalization.
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    • Profile picture of the author tentimes
      Originally Posted by mosthost View Post

      Personalization.
      If that were the case then I would be seeing it on page 1, ranked #1, because I visit the site all the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eleanor
    That's not true. Personalization doesn't necessarily mean that they will show you where you've been before.

    I have the same issue here in the UK, which is why I use rank tracking software that can find the "real" ranking - although these will shortly stop working by the sounds of it.
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