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?