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Wierd google search thingy

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:10 pm
by crispibits
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?
Thanks very much in advance,
Crispin

RE: Wierd google search thingy

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:26 pm
by drws
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)

RE: Wierd google search thingy

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:31 pm
by crispibits
Cheers for that drws! I even get a bonus source check-up... :-)

RE: Wierd google search thingy

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:33 pm
by spottedcat
No - I get 2nd link on 11th page. Laptop at home. Google.co.uk and 'pages from the uk'.

RE: Wierd google search thingy

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:39 pm
by crispibits
Now that just doesn't make sense! DRWS, are you in the UK?

RE: Wierd google search thingy

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:27 pm
by wyliecoyoteuk
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.

RE: Wierd google search thingy

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:28 pm
by wyliecoyoteuk
Or it could be down to cahing, do you use different ISPs??

RE: Wierd google search thingy

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:38 pm
by crispibits
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!

RE: Wierd google search thingy

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:58 am
by jjmac
I'm in .au

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

Code: Select all
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 -



jm

RE: Wierd google search thingy

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:46 am
by towy71
number one here too this morning, but page 11 last night :?:

RE: Wierd google search thingy

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:51 am
by drws
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)

RE: Wierd google search thingy

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:03 am
by M-Saunders
Top link here...

M

RE: Wierd google search thingy

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:10 am
by crispibits
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... :-)

RE: Wierd google search thingy

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:21 am
by spottedcat
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? :(

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:15 am
by Steogede
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.