Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by badman2, Jan 7, 2016.
How do you monitor your websites for keyword ranking in google?
just use serplab its free to check your rankings or just use ezee rank tracker
http://serplab.co.uk or http://serpbook.com/
Just add to the list - I have started to use antranks
Serpfox also lets you check 10 keywords free, but ALL these have the problem that if you have a vast campaign you need to monitor TONS of keywords.
Honestly Google's webmaster tools are the best. Impressions are JUST as important as rank and no tool but Google can tell you impressions.
Google Search Console, not 100% accurate and delayed but don't get too tied up rank-watching. If you really need to I'd say AuthorityLabs.
If you can code a little yourself I would suggest Searchapi.io. Most accurate and cheap solution out there. They provide the data for a lot of the known rank trackers.
I was with serpbook for a while but their rank tracking for anything below top 100 is soooo inaccurate now its crazy.
Most of the times serpbook doesn't even find the website until its ranking in the top 100, had me going crazy last month wondering why my site was not in the top 200.
I put the site into serplab and it was ranking in 105-120 the whole damn time, after that I said fuck serpbook.
I use serplab now, MUCH better and it tracks the top 300 instead of top 200 link most others.
Plus lets be clear, serp position can vary wildly between cities. So you mat be #9 in LA, but #18 in NY. Another huge issue with serps.
If you search Jewelers in Google, you will often see results based on your position - a ranking tracker showing #1 for this term would not be as fruitful as you may think, work on traffic and engagement. By all means use keywords to look for opportunities but I see too often people getting caught up in ranks.
+ 1 for serplab, the free plans are OK and track google only but if you need yahoo/bing it's $5 a month
I prefer a paid one rather than free.
If your looking for free, go with SERPLAB (It is not 100% accurate though).
If your ready to spend a bit, go with SERPBook
I've been using SerpBook since the day it opened. It has been extremely reliable for me. Only thing they need to improve upon is being mobile friendly and adding SSL. I expect they'll get around to this sooner or later.
Why to constantly keep track of your targeted SERPs? When done regularly and properly, this analysis may help you with your most important SEO campaign challenges. By tracking your targeted keyword search engine results, you will:
learn new emerging SEO techniques;
keep track of your well established competitors;
timely spot your new competitors and their tactics;
watch blackhat techniques and learn how long their effect lasts;
learn how recent SE algorithmical changes influenced your competitors;
define who of your competitors to learn from;
How to monitor SERPs?
I've been trying multiple (mostly paid) tools and none of them is perfect. I won't review them here. There is one nice free online tool that can be effectively used to track organic search results for the unlimited number of projects and domains. Developed by Russian programmers, it has a great variety of features that are a real fun to play with. Some of them are broken at times (like Google PR-tracking feature) but the main (and my favorite) one is working fine.
So how to use it? All you need to do is to create a project (I keep one per domain) and add your keywords (all you want to track). And that's it. Now all you have to do is to check back now and then to see and compare the results. Here is how the results page for each monitored keyword looks like:
That's an exact copy of regular Google results page enhanced by the rankings history of each site (to the right of each result). The ranking history will show you the snapshot of each site rankings over the last five days:
In this case the site rankings were changing dramatically: first it was #29, on the next day it lost 7 positions and then got to #8 in a day (after this sudden boost it disappeared from top 100 results at all). Do you feel you should definitely look into this site deeper? - Yeah, you bet! An interesting case, isn't it? You can also look into a longer period of time - here is what each individual result history page looks like:
Here you can choose the period of time to analyze (start-end report date) and see the results in a handy format:
Google rank: black for neutral (if the rank hasn't changed compared with the previous one), green for positive change and red for negative change;
change = number of points lost/gained.
Plenty of data to analyze and learn from!
Some bonus features to make your life even easier:
Use sorting feature to view only new results (those that were not in top 100 previously);
Bookmark your own sites (or sites that caught your attention) to track only them;
Export the results to Excel to play with titles and URLs
I like using Google Search Console since its free and gives you good graphing options.
I just realized that https://www.serplab.co.uk/ is desperate for that dough? http://prntscr.com/9q7x6f
I guess that's fair because apparently it's a free service 'basically"
Anyone using ranktrackr.com ? I'm using it for 3,4 months, and it works great for me. 22$ per month and you can track up to 100 keywords.. Not really cheap but I think it's worth it.
Serpbook is one the best rank tracker.
How many keywords do you need? Accuranker is $18/month for 150 keywords.
The best rank tracker is serpbook.
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