From the Market Motive Forums: Different Browsers Give Different Results. What’s the Deal?
Let’s say you manage a website. Every week you check the ranking status of about 30 keywords, typically using Internet Explorer (IE) or Google Chrome.
One particular morning somebody else in the office checks the rankings from a different computer via Firefox and gets drastically different search results – both in maps and organic. Not thinking this is possible, you try it on your personal laptop. Sure enough, typing in the exact same keyword phrases into IE and Firefox gives totally different search results than your colleague. In IE some keywords are ranking #2-3 on a regular basis, but over on Firefox the rankings are just #9-11.
So what in the world is going on here? Is there a way to optimize for different browsers or are you simply doing something wrong with your searches? [Read more...]