going incognito to track SEO results

Incognito SEO:  Ok, this isn’t about putting on a mask and lurking around (though that kind of sounds fun), but going incognito to track your progress is a great way to see if your SEO efforts are working

Every time you use your browser in regular search mode, it stores history and cookies (not the yummy kind, the tracking kind) – this allows your browser to do cool things like auto populate your entry when you start typing in a site you visit often.  It also tailors your search results to your preferences.  It also uses this info to do things like report info on your daily habits to target marketing and advertising to your personal tastes, but that is a topic for another day….

So if you are working on improving your SEO, you are visiting your own site – a lot.  And Google, or whatever search engine you are using, sees that and tailors its results to perhaps show you higher in a search than you might appear to others.

To go “Incognito” in Chrome, just select “File” then “New Incognito Window” – no go to Google and plug in your keyboard to see where you really rank.  You might notice a big difference…

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If you haven’t already, head on over to Facebook and join our private group – just search “Girl’s Guide to SEO” (or just click here:  http://facebook.com/groups/girlsguidetoseo) – I post lots of information and we are going to have some really great discussions and events coming up soon.

Got an SEO question?  Post in the group above or comment below – looking forward to helping you get noticed by Google!

XO,
Laura

PS – Want some one-on-one help? I’ve got two options for that:

1).  Scheduled a website review.  We will go through your site step by step to identify areas that need improvement, really focus on your best keywords and optimize your site to get your clients to take action.  After your review, we will schedule a follow up to check your progress and make sure you are seeing an improvement.  We can do this via Skype, phone or Google Hangout – and I’ll work with your schedule (I can do this in my pajamas, its the least I can do – really 😉 )  Book now:  WEBSITE REVIEW

2). Are you in the Philadelphia area?  Join me for a in-person training session.  I may have a group session coming up in beautiful Old City Philadelphia, or you can schedule your own private session.  I am also available to travel with a minimum of 10 attendees (assuming the drive, train or flight isn’t insanely expensive to get where you are!) – reach out, I’m flexible 😉  (call 609.954.0488 or email: [email protected])