A little over a year ago I made a post to try to get my name, Matthew Berman, to the number 1 position in Google for my search term. When I started I was at #7 and there were at least 3 .edu domains ahead of me. Since then I haven’t put too much effort into it but I have made the move to #2.
Today, my friend Skwerl informed me that he saw my site in position #1. When I took a look, I still saw #2. Now the first thing people will think is: sure, if you’re in different locations you are going to get different results. This is not the case since Skwerl works at the same company as I do. He is on the same IP address as me. He then sent me the screen shot shown below:
Skwerl then noticed that when he went to the search results page in Firefox, I was actually in position #2. I checked it out myself and to my surprise, Firefox was showing different results than Safari. Here is what the same exact search results page looks like in Firefox:
So basically what we see here is Google’s thought process that people who use different browsers want different search results. I wonder how they came to the conclusion that people using Safari wanted to see more of me than people using Firefox. Since I’m a die-hard Firefox user, I must say I’m a little offended.