Question: Does it effect where they show if you have the website you are looking at key words opened. For example I have Bing search opened and I have my website opened as well and I searched for ATg Tape and I show us on page two of an organic search on bing for t
Answer: OK, if you are asking if in REAL TIME Google or Bing is altering the search results you see because you have a page open, I doubt it. If you are asking if they PERSONALIZE results, then definitely. You want to be SIGNED out of your Google account, and verify that – so that you do NOT see personalized search results.
It sounds to me, like you may have been seeing personalized search results. And yes your friend is right – the rank tools can be off, but that is just part of the trade off of using them. They are usually not off by too much.
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