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Wierd google search thingy

Postby crispibits » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:10 pm

I'm very confused. Promise I'm not trying to promote my site, but if I search for 'face painting wiltshire' on Google at home my site comes first (Yay!). If I do the same search at work, it comes up on the 11th Page (Boooo!). It doesn't appear to be down to choosing 'pages from the UK' or anything, because I'm using the same laptop, and can switch between my 'home' connection and my vpn connection to work. Could someone else just try searching for the keywords I mentioned, and just tell me if in2faces.co.uk comes up first or not?
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RE: Wierd google search thingy

Postby drws » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:26 pm

I get top result.
BTW you have a "a href=" in your xhtml that doesn't have its link in quotes. (the south-online link)
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RE: Wierd google search thingy

Postby crispibits » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:31 pm

Cheers for that drws! I even get a bonus source check-up... :-)
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RE: Wierd google search thingy

Postby spottedcat » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:33 pm

No - I get 2nd link on 11th page. Laptop at home. Google.co.uk and 'pages from the uk'.
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RE: Wierd google search thingy

Postby crispibits » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:39 pm

Now that just doesn't make sense! DRWS, are you in the UK?
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RE: Wierd google search thingy

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:27 pm

google does offer different links to different people, perhaps even based on IP address, so if your history for your work NAT router is different from your home one.....
I get page 1,item1.
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RE: Wierd google search thingy

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:28 pm

Or it could be down to cahing, do you use different ISPs??
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RE: Wierd google search thingy

Postby crispibits » Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:38 pm

I did wonder if it was caching, but the fact that DRWS got the same result as my work one seems strange. Anyway, thanks everyone. Beddy time now!
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RE: Wierd google search thingy

Postby jjmac » Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:58 am

I'm in .au

Search using the menu bar in opera ... 1st page result.

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Web    Results 1 - 10 of about 180,000 for face painting wiltshire. (0.39 seconds)    
    
Face Painting In Wiltshire for Children's Parties, Henna and ...
Face painting in Devizes, Salisbury, Swindon, Wiltshire and West Hampshire for children's parties, public events and private bookings.
www.in2faces.co.uk/ - 6k - Cached - Similar pages   

Face Paints - Worldwide
Absolutely In2Faces (Wiltshire Face Painting & Temporary Tattoos), Devizes, Wiltshire, UK We provide face painting for children''s parties, corporate and ...
www.kellysearch.com/qz-product-36450.html - 38k -



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RE: Wierd google search thingy

Postby towy71 » Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:46 am

number one here too this morning, but page 11 last night :?:
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RE: Wierd google search thingy

Postby drws » Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:51 am

I'm in the UK. I tried it from my home PC as well as via (vpn) another network.
I even tried search from google.com and still got top result.
crispibits wrote:I even get a bonus source check-up...

A firefox plugin I use for checking my sites was still on. :) (its called web developer 1.0.2)
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RE: Wierd google search thingy

Postby M-Saunders » Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:03 am

Top link here...

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RE: Wierd google search thingy

Postby crispibits » Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:10 am

Well, that's splendid then. It seems highly suspicious that my site was down on the 11th page until very recently, when I put google ads on a couple of the pages, then, as if by magic, I'm number one. Thanks again to everyone for their help, and I look forward to staying at the top... :-)
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RE: Wierd google search thingy

Postby spottedcat » Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:21 am

Nope. Still page 11 this morning. That's on 2 different machines and in firefox and konqueror. 'Snot fair! What if I was in Wiltshire and wanted my face painted? :(
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Postby Steogede » Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:15 am

9th down on page 23 - When I checked using from my webserver, hosted by 1and1 somewhere in Germany.

1st on page 1 when I checked from work.
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