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    Google results now based on previous searches


    This sentence appears at the top right of my search page

    "Customized based on recent search activity. More details"

    When I click more details, this is what it says:

    Search customization details:

    When possible, Google will customize your search results based on location and/or recent search activity. Additionally, when you're signed in to your Google Account, you may see even more relevant, useful results based on your web history.

    The following information was used to improve your search results for ------:

    Recent Searches
    You or someone else recently searched for ------ using this browser. Learn more
    If you're curious, you can see what a search for ------ looks like without these improvements.
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    This has been around for some time now. Nothing new.
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    Google's tracking you by cookies, and learning your search preferences.

    For the average user [non-website owner] quite useful... but if you have a habit of searching for your own listings, reviewing your competitors or looking for new areas to branch into... Google biases results to your habits... meaning you'll see search results quite differently to that of our target markets.
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    Originally Posted by fathom
    ... meaning you'll see search results quite differently to that of our target markets.
    How do you prevent that in order to see unbiased results?

    Do they only track if you have Google toolbar?

    Ed
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    Make sure you are not signed in when you are searching for your competitors and your own site stats.

    Make sure your browser has cookies disabled and does not store any info.

    I have Firefox set to forget everything, everytime the browser is closed.

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    • fathom agrees
    • googler agrees : thats what I do also!
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    Originally Posted by Pacific Monk
    This has been around for some time now. Nothing new.
    I am not sure how your Google search is where you are at, but I have been using Google since they first came online and this is the first I have seen this. I daily search specific keywords for different types of analysis and this was the first time this had appeared. It showed up right above the number of search results and if this is nothing new I would have seen it before. I am not logged into my Google account and my cookies are disabled. I do not use a Google Toolbar. I find it amusing that I first posted this as a 'point of information' and the first comment was "this is nothing new". The reason I posted this was to stir some conversation on the future of search results and not a "I need Help" post. How are you going to track search results accurately in Google for your clients. While you can show them results in your browser, what about the Googler in Texas who is doing a search for one of your clients keywords. Can you tell your client that because he is first page in your browser that he will also be first page for anyone searching within their demographics. If so, how can you prove that?

    screen shot at

    hxxp://img112.imageshack.us/img112/637/customizedgoogleji2.jpg

    hxxp://img144.imageshack.us/img144/7585/googledetailsoo2.jpg


    It seems as though this IS new.

    More transparency in customized search results
    7/30/2008 01:31:00 PM
    "Today, we're rolling out a new feature in Google Web Search"

    hxxp://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/more-transparency-in-customized-search.html
    Last edited by Roland Blunt; Aug 2nd, 2008 at 05:46 PM.
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    I think you should delete your all temp files
    - Goto run type %temp%
    - Goto run type temp

    i have tried it once and it worked properly
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    I did not notice it. is it happenning to all of your sites
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    is this really implemented in Google? do Google base its search result in previous searches?

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