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Do you search for something on Google and find it ranked #1 but your friend does the same search and that website is #15? Many people pull their hair out when trying to determine what number a certain keyword ranks. This is due to the personalization features implemented by Google.
Google has gone on record saying that they want all search results to be personalized to some degree. Their tone has been very strongly indicating that the more personalization signals they can find, the more personalized the results you’ll get in your searches.
Some of these personalized search signals can include:
So how do you get rid of personalized results all together? That is a tricky answer. Luckily there are a few sure fire way, then some others that work for awhile but seem to end up getting turned off again.
One sure fire way to do a search and mask all personalization signals is to use a web browser that does all that for you behind the scenes. The SRWare Iron web browser is the solution. You can search Google for any phrase, any number of times, and you’ll see the true rankings for that keyword.
A lot of people ask me why their site won’t rank #1 on Google. They think that just because they were prom king back in 2002 that their website deserves to treated like a king as well. Unfortunately, Google doesn’t care too much about your personal history. But Google does care about your domain’s history. The older your domain is, the more chance you have a trustworthy business. Further, the older the domain, the more chances other people linked to it. So its all connected… like a web..
Below are the top 10 reasons why your site won’t rank #1 on Google: