Google Searches and Ranking
Last Update: Aug 16, 2016
This may be a little obvious, but I'm rather new at all this, so I just figured it out.
Let's say you want to know how your website is ranking in Google searches, so you enter your search term in Google, and you see one of your G+ entries linked to your website ranked second, and maybe a Blogger post on the topic ranked third.
Your first reaction is, "Alright! I'm gonna get a ton of traffic." Then you think, "But I'm not getting a ton of traffic. What gives?"
Here's the reason: Are you logged into Google when you do the search? If Google knows you are the author, your content will rank really high, but for only you. If you want an honest result, you need to log out of Google before you do the search.
Hope this helps.