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In my website account on Google Webmasters tools, some search queries show average position 1.0. This make me understand that it should be displayed as the first result. When I search for this query I could not able to find my website's page listed as a result?! In some cases I navigate to the third or the fourth result page and I could not find it!

What are factors that make my website loss its average position for a search query? and when Google webmasters tools updates their values?

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    How many impressions does this particular search query have? Are you searching on google.com or a more local domain? – MrWhite Sep 4 '12 at 10:47
  • Some of them has >10 or 12 impressions. I searched it in google.com.eg – SaidbakR Sep 4 '12 at 10:58
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    Those values are highly inaccurate. – Aurelio De Rosa Sep 4 '12 at 13:00
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I found it Finally, The position that web masters tools regarded is correct. I find the same or near position in Image search! I mistakenly restricted the value to the web search only!

  • Could it be an aggregate of all Google properties, image, web, blog etc? – Anagio Oct 16 '12 at 21:53
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    Thank you! I was wondering the same thing and never understood that this number included position for different types of searches and was filterable. – Drai Nov 15 '12 at 22:50
  • @Drai Never mind you are welcome! – SaidbakR Nov 15 '12 at 23:26

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