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    Different Browsers Show Different Map Results?


    I was looking at on of my sites today using Firefox. I noticed the site wasn't listed in Google map for the town. The site does show up, just not in the map section. I wasn't concerned because Google Maps actually shows the site (church) in the wrong town (it very close to the border). Just for fun I used Opera, mainly because I'm not logged into any accounts, like Google. I see the site is listed in the Google Map listings. I checked it using Chrome and the site is listed there too.

    I didn't think the browser had anything to do with Google searches. Is that normal? FWIW, I searched for 'atwater ca churches' and the site is 'Atwater Community Bible Church'.
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    different cookies; logged in/out of google account; search history on that browser; different servers accessed; etc

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    • Hikin Mike agrees : Makes sense.
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    No I think the issue is Pigeon.

    I've been doing a ton of testing, analysis and sharing screenshots.

    Many of the old datacenter IPs are showing the old pre-pigeon algo. Many rank trackers are too.

    I have Local SEOs at my forum complaining because one day their client is B in the 7 pack, the next day they are page 3. Or they check with different browsers and rank totally changes back and forth.

    So my latest theory is that Google has only put Pigeon on certain datacenters and is rotating or doing AB testing of different versions of the algo.

    I've helped folks in the Google for Business forum with that issue too. And lots of rank trackers are on the old IPs so are delivering the old algo search results.

    So I think that Opera is maybe somehow just using a different datacenter.

    Does that seem to make sense?

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    • Hikin Mike agrees : That also makes sense too.
    Last edited by CatalysteMarketing; Aug 15th, 2014 at 12:08 PM.
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    @cbp - That makes sense, since I use Firefox 99% of the time now.

    @Linda - It makes sense too. Both Chrome and Opera were showing the same results.

    I'm not concerned, just trying to understand what's going on. Thanks.
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    Really! I never experienced it. I even tried it now.
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    Originally Posted by stephenjohn1210
    Really! I never experienced it. I even tried it now.
    Looks like they updated their datacenter, because it shows our site in the 7-pack now.

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