Dumb SEO Questions

(Entry was posted by David Abed on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, April 12, 2018).

A website is on page one of Safari, but page four on IE

Why does SEO vary depending on the browser? A website is on page one of Safari, but page four on IE.

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Joanna Jana Laznicka: It also varies by location
  • David Abed: Yea I understand the location part, that makes sense to me. But why the engines.
  • Michael Martinez: Each search engine builds its own index and uses its own ranking and filtering algorithms. <-- I could have sworn, when I wrote this, that the question was about different search engines. Oh well.
  • Matthew Drake Shockey: As long as you are using the same search engine, it should rank the same on different browsers
  • David Abed: I am getting three completely different rankings on three different browsers.
  • Ash Nallawalla: Use incognito mode on all browsers. Sometimes you reach different data centres for the same engine and they are not fully synced.
  • Matthew Drake Shockey: http://www.thesempost.com/browser-type-not-impact-google.../
  • David Abed: Matthew Drake Shockey Thank you!
  • David Kutcher: Personalization. Are you signed in?
  • Steve Wiideman: Forget the browser and just use the Ad Preview and Diagnosis Tool in AdWords. Doesn`t get more non-personalized.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on G+, Thursday, April 12, 2018).

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