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How do you guys keep track of your longtail rankings?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by brettehl, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. brettehl

    brettehl Regular Member

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    I'm curious, as I've been slowly building a niche site I've been starting to pickup some longtail traffic but with Googles new update instead of it telling me what term I'm receiving traffic from it just gives the "Unknown Search Term". Just wondering if you guys know of a way to get at least some of the terms so I can properly optimize/do a little seo for those long tails.
     
  2. validseo

    validseo Power Member

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    I use Rank Tracker by link-assistant and 70 anonymous shared proxies... You can use the adwords keyword planner to get all the variants of your 2-5 word search terms that have any traffic volume then run rank tracker to see where your rank across the broad spectrum.... A niche like "patio furniture" (not my niche so feel free to abuse it) will often have 5000 to 25000 search terms that make up 90% of all the search traffic for the niche... The only way you can do rank tracking at that scale is with special software and a ton of proxies... be prepared to spend half a day typing captchas... for most people... updating rankings on this scale monthly or quarterly is all you need...

    The software and services I used come to about $500 for the first year to get started and then about $200/yr to keep it going... There are SaaS websites that keep the costs down, but they tend to really limit the number of keywords you can track.

    Also ... the cheapest shared proxies are often flooded with rank checkers... so the rule of thumb is that the cheaper the service the more frequently you will have to fill a captcha... dedicated private proxies with slow crawl settings is by far the least manual effort in checking rankings. With my current shared proxy plan the first 70 keywords each require a captcha and then about every 35 keywords after that. So a captcha service or private proxies may be worth the additional cost.
     
  3. innosoft

    innosoft Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    u can use semrush, alexa info, webmaster tool (best one) to find all keywords which pulls u traffic.. i think even in analytic's u can get those.