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06-08-2004, 12:15 PM
I've been reading and learning much in the past few weeks about SEO. Morgan, thanks for pointing me to this forum. It is amazing!
I've been successful in getting many of my questions answered by searching the forum, but have ran into something perplexing. Perhaps I just don't know what to search for? Hereís what is happening:
Through the help of this site, I've gotten one of my sites to rank 4th on Google. Elated, I called my partner and she searched the same string "how to sell a house". Our site, www.sell-homes-usa.com doesn't rank as high for her - it is 18th or so.
I am using the Google toolbar and so is she.
Whatís the deal? How is this possible?
06-08-2004, 12:30 PM
[QUOTE=Dopilicious]Whatís the deal? How is this possible?
This is normal... there are many data centers that serve people searches.
If you hit a different center than her... you may get a different SERP.
When you search, you are sent to a center that is free to give you results.
When Google updates his SERPS, it does it on one and then propagates it to the other.
If it was not propagated to all of them you get this. You can get this from 2 pc's in the same office.
This could also explain the flux, a bit.
06-08-2004, 12:34 PM
Thanks for the quick reply! Is there anything I can do to help the consistency of ranking?
06-08-2004, 12:50 PM
I'm not seeing your site anywhere in the top 1000 right now according to googlerankings. It sounds like something weird is going on.
06-08-2004, 12:59 PM
Check it out:
A screen shot from my computer. There we are at #4...again this is some wacky stuff??
06-08-2004, 01:08 PM
That's some pretty good photoshoping going on there, dopilicious ;)
Hm... I don't know what the problem would be. All i can suggest is that the DC that you're getting is either ahead or behind the one that your colleague and I are getting. I would wait a couple days and see what happens.
06-08-2004, 01:12 PM
SERPS have been jumping more for 2 days now...
I have pages gone and some that moved more than flux.
Googlebot activity low on some sites but high on other... smells like deepcrawl.
I don't think they are skipping this next update...
Don't worry about the different SERPS on different PC's, you can't do anything about it.
06-08-2004, 01:15 PM
Bob, You're funny - I almost said "I'm good at Photoshop, but who has the time or desire to do this?" in my previous post.
This whole "sit and wait" game is rather tedious, but if thatís all I can do, then I guess Iíll go catch some sun :cool: ...thanks for your quick replies Bob and Jocelyn!
06-08-2004, 01:18 PM
It could be a temporary bump in SERP due to freshbot. Sometimes, I get a high ranking on a new page when the spiders come. Then after a while it goes back down.
06-08-2004, 01:36 PM
Some of my best earning sites have taken a beating in the last 24 hours. Got bumped from the first page to the 2nd in some cases.
Should I take a wait and hold approach for now until things settle down? I usually dont get too stressed by these flucuations but this one hurts particularly bad.
06-08-2004, 01:39 PM
I think it's best to sit back and wait it out. Something is definitely going on, and a lot of people have started to notice it.
I've created a new thread to discuss this particular phenomenon more.
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