Google does its best to deliver the most relevant search results to you. One way Google does this is to personalize your search results. Results of this personalization are search results for websites, companies and organizations that are close to you.
But maybe you want to see a more objective representation of how your website ranks?
One method to accomplish this is to use the Incognito browsing mode of Google Chrome. This allows you to remove location-specific personalization to your search results.
Another method is to add a “&pws=0” to the end of Google URL after you search the normal way. Then you can search using standard Google search box and your results will be de-personalized.
Finally, here is a Firefox and IE plugin that prevents you from seeing personalized search results when searching from your browser’s search box.
Of course before you do any of the methods above, be sure to log out of any social networks that you may belong to. Search results are now being delivered based on your social connections as well as other factors. Logging out of these networks will deliver even better depersonalized results and give you a great indication of where you stand in search rankings.
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