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Organic Ranking Different On Various Computers


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#1 acadia

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 12:53 PM

How come our organic rankings appear different on different computers. On my laptop the keyword "voluspa" shows b-glowing.com as the second organic ranking under Voluspa's website. On another computer in our office we are #10 on page 1.

Again, on my computer "Diana B" b-glowing has the #1 organic ranked slot. But on the computer in our backroom...and on a friend's computer in their house....we are on page 3 for "diana b".

I thought organic rankings were supposed to be universal? How do I know I can trust that what my computer shows is what most consumers are seeing?

Thanks for your input!

Lisa

#2 Randy

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 01:05 PM

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I thought organic rankings were supposed to be universal?


That's never been the case. Even if the only difference is that you're connecting to a different datacenter there are going to be fluctuations. Constantly.

Add to this that now the search engines are getting more into Personalization, and it can depend a good bit upon if they have profiled you from one computer and not on another. Or profiled you one way on one computer and a totally different way on another computer.

And that's not even getting into possible geo location or regional effects.

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How do I know I can trust that what my computer shows is what most consumers are seeing?


The short answer is you can't.

#3 Jill

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 02:19 PM

That's why rankings are a not a good measure of success!




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