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Manish Agrawal My Experiments with Technology..

Lately when I was searching something on Google I came accross something very surprising, i.e. I was getting different results from the same search engine in different browsers, I have both Firefox (FF) and Internet Explorer (IE) and I generally keep an instance of both open..

For example if I search for my name on FF and IE, I get results in different order and even the total number of results also differ..

As it can be seen in the below picture that in FF my weblog is coming at the top :) but in IE it is coming at the third rank :( 

 

I don't really know why this is happening and whether it is intentionally done by Google or it is a bug, but since the search engine is the same ideally it should show similar results irrespective of browsers..

It would be great, if anybody can give me the valid reason behind this.. ;)

Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2006 10:29 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Google shows different results in different browsers..

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Manish,

That's pretty funny. I tried searching with FF and saw the same results you got with IE. Your FF screenshot shows "pages from india" as a search option, so I assume your regional info is being taken into account. That must cause slightly different search results.

-Carl
Left by Carl on Aug 21, 2006 4:31 AM

# re: Google shows different results in different browsers..
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Thanks Carl,

I think to an extent you are right, may be it is using regional info. But it is still surprising why it is taking Regional info. from one browser and not from another.

--Manish
Left by Manish Agrawal on Aug 21, 2006 11:51 AM

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