Avoid Google’s Personalized Search – Use Google Chrome

My friend Jackie is delighted that her website is appearing frequently at or near the top of page 1 in Google for her most important search term.

Every day she types her search term into Google and her site is consistently on page 1 at, or near the top. So she thinks her work is done.

But she doesn’t realise she is not seeing the truth – she is seeing Google’s personalized search results – they are placing sites she often visits, her own amongst others, at the top of the search engine listings.

To see where you really rank on Google for a keyword or phrase, I’ve found the easiest solution is to use Google Chrome’s browser.

Google Wrench or Spanner1. Click on the spanner or wrench at the top right.
Google Chrome New Incognito Window menu option2. Then click on the “New incognito window” menu option
Incognito Icon2. A new browser window opens with this icon at the top left.

All searches you do from that incognito window will be unaffected by your previous searches.

Google’s Webmaster Tools – A Guide To Getting Started


Today I wanted to write up an article about Google’s Webmaster Tools. These are a freely available to anyone with a gmail or Google account – you simply register on the Webmaster Tools site and use your Gmail username and password to login.

But I have been having a lot of fun with Squidoo Lenses recently and so, decided to write the article on Squidoo and link to it from here.

If you enjoy reading the article, please post a comment on it.

Here is is : Google Webmaster Tools Article

Google Webmaster Tools