Question: How to know when you get the same result in a different computers?
Answer: Google “personalizes” results. So watch for that. At the TOP RIGHT of the screen, you’ll see your Google gmail address / login, such as firstname.lastname@example.org or whatever. That’s how you know you are “signed in” to Google. So then it is watching your search behavior and changing what it returns back to you, based on your click behavior. NOT GOOD for SEO – as you want to see the world from your customer’s eyes.
So for SEO, always SIGN OUT of Google. Also, Google monitors you via COOKIES, so clear your COOKIES, in either Internet Explorer or Firefox, frequently. Google also monitors your IP address, and that is harder to reset, but it, too, can be done. I always spot check my target searches when I am at someone else’s computer, at a trade show, even at a cafe like Starbucks, or a trade show. Be a little paranoid that the world you see is not the Google search results your customers see.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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