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    Senior Member medlington's Avatar
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    Webmaster Tools seems way off

    Ive been looking at my alleged ranking for certain terms within Google webmaster tools and it says the site Im working on is ranking no1 for a few terms but when I search using those terms it appears on Page 5 or beyond.

    Is this just because of Googles personalisation attempt?

    It seems strange as it says the site is no1 for the term ground peg and ground pegs, these terms seem rather neutral to me so Im not sure why a site about football goals should appear at no1 for these terms for some people yet be on page 5 or so for myself who actually searches for football goals and related things quite often due to working on this site.

    Anyone any ideas?

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    Unpaid WDF Intern TheGAME1264's Avatar
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    This is part of the reason I never rank check or pay any mind to either what I see or what Google tells me I'm supposed to see. Personally, I've always treated it as a red herring that Google uses to try and weed out those who use automated tools and other nonsense to rank check and try to sell snake oil.

    Referral traffic matters. Ranking doesn't.
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