Different Results When Logged Into Google+

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Greetings Group,

Recently I was testing my website rankings from my keywords. I typed them in Google and my Google+ posting showed to be listed 3rd from the top.

I thought that was odd so I logged out of my account, closed the browser and then opened it again. I tested my website rankings again. This time my G+ posting was gone.

So for about an hour I went back and forth logging in and testing and logging out and testing. I opened and closed my browser with each testing.

What I learned is if I'm logged into my G+ account then those posting in my account show up in the search engines. When I'm logged out they do not appear.

This has led me to believe that I could easily mistake my website rankings and positions all due to whether I'm logged into my G+ account or not.

Can anyone shed some light on this?
#google #logged #results
  • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
    I wrote an entire blog post on this topic, because this question comes up so often.

    hxxp://curtiswashere.com/the-1-seo-mistake-that-all-noobs-make
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  • Profile picture of the author laracoates28
    I noticed this back in 2011.
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  • Profile picture of the author keyon
    Its not just Google+ that will skew the search results. Any of the sites that are listed in your recent history can influence what Google shows you for new searches. You have to completely clear your browser cache to see what the true results might be.
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  • Profile picture of the author WhiteStarlight
    It's true for all Google services, they show results based on your recent searches and also on your country. If you want to get unbiased search for your rankings in US - then clear cookies and history at your browser and go to google.com/ncr (ncr stands for no country redirect - if you for example not from US you won't be able to see your US rankings otherwise)
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    You did that for an hour???

    Its called personalised search. People that you have added to your circles will also show higher in the SERPS just the same.

    Spend your time on something more productive.
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    • John,
      Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

      You did that for an hour???

      Its called personalised search. People that you have added to your circles will also show higher in the SERPS just the same.

      Spend your time on something more productive.
      You are probably very advanced when it comes to this subject. I am not.

      At this stage of my learning anything I can learn from my testing is productive.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
        Originally Posted by ThePromotionalGuy View Post

        John,

        You are probably very advanced when it comes to this subject. I am not.

        At this stage of my learning anything I can learn from my testing is productive.
        I understand.

        But honestly, this isn't something I would put down as "testing".
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  • Profile picture of the author uqmoore
    In Google Chrome, in the upper right hand corner of the google search page you can turn off personalized results. That or just search using a different browser installed on your computer (or another computer (or another computer on another network)).
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Like already said your looking at personalized SERPs when your logged into a G+ account. Personalized SERPs can also happen If you don't clear your browser history, you don't necessarily always have to logged into a G+ account.

    Related info. here: Incognito Tip for Manually Checking SERPs
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  • I just make sure I always log out of Google, re start browser, clear cache, history and add this bit of code to the url after I search:

    &pws=0

    add it to the end of the long url after you make a search on Google and you should get correct search results:
    e.g: hxxp://www.google.co.uk/#q=test&pws=0
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  • I've also made a video on how to use NCR (No Country Redirect )

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  • if you are logged in to google accounts then it would show websites as pr your search history and second this would be you would have +1 your site from your google+ a/c.
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