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Keyword Ranking Information - how do you know?
keyword ranking information
carolm



 
Msg#: 4551996 posted 8:00 am on Mar 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hi everyone, I'm new here - this forum looks great.

I read online how website owners say things like, 'I have 5 keywords ranking in the top 10'.

Or, 'last night my main keyword went up 3 places in keyword ranking".

How do they know? I assume they mean 'ranked by Google'. Is that what they mean?

Is there a free way to find out how my keywords Rank?

Thanks in advance.

 

piatkow

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Msg#: 4551996 posted 1:49 pm on Mar 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

I have always assumed that unqualified references to ranking mean Google.


Is there a free way to find out how my keywords Rank?

Just do a search. However you do need to clear all cookies to ensure that you aren't seeing personalised results.

MarkOly



 
Msg#: 4551996 posted 2:37 pm on Mar 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

Just do a search. However you do need to clear all cookies to ensure that you aren't seeing personalised results.

And log out of Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics? I'm not sure if that makes a difference. But I always do, just to be safe. Or maybe even use a different browser. That is one of the one or two things I use Internet Explorer for.

ergophobe

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Msg#: 4551996 posted 6:36 pm on Mar 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

I use a browser that I don't log in with much (say Opera) and try from various locations, including through a proxy if I can.

I also use the rankings in Google Webmaster Tools, though some high rankings can be excluded for various reasons.

SpyFu and some others will give you other data.

That said, it has become nearly impossible to talk about a ranking for a keyword. Most people are having their results personalized in some way. Even if you've never logged into Google before, your IP will have a significant impact on what shows for many searches.

On a site I work on, we've recently seen a crash in traffic without any major reported or observed changes in rankings.

lucy24

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Msg#: 4551996 posted 9:58 pm on Mar 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

Check from a public IP such as a library or internet cafe. They'll still know your location, but they'll be hard pressed to nail down any further preferences :)

I have always assumed that unqualified references to ranking mean Google.

Whew. So did I, but was afraid to say anything for fear I'd betray horrible ignorance.

carolm



 
Msg#: 4551996 posted 12:07 am on Mar 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

This is great - a forum where you get useful answers, thanks.

It's interesting to me that my question was actually asking about something else - almost certainly my fault. Don't get me wrong, these are all great answers and are much appreciated.

In fact I spent several hours yesterday trying to answer the question that I meant to ask in the first place: the ranking of keywords, not articles in SERPs - and I found some answers.

You have to pay something like $99 - $399 per month to get seo tools such as Semrush, WordTracker etc.

The best deal I found was Market Samurai at $149 - a one off payment, not monthly recurring.

However a Google Search for 'Best SEO Tools' showed the top listing for a site called 'seotoolsreview' which listed Market Samuai as 8th in their Top Ten SEO Tools review.

Does anyone have experience of Market Samurai, and is it a dud?

Or do his Top Ten Rankings result from some Affiliate Commissions he hopes to get? I don't know if there were Affiliate links, but they weren't obvious.

His Number One choice was SEOmoz at $99 per month.

That reviewer's other SEO tools, apart from Samurai, were all high priced, Pay By The Month deals, which put them out of my league.

Or should I save my money and rely just on Webmaster Tools data and Google Keyword research?

davidsilverconnect



 
Msg#: 4551996 posted 2:21 am on Jun 18, 2013 (gmt 0)

There are two ways to know if you rank in search engine. First is to do it manually using Google or you can use tools like seoserp and other paid seo tools.

slimcat



 
Msg#: 4551996 posted 7:33 pm on Jul 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

clear cache data and use rank check form seobook:) you will know all your keywords ranking in google, yahoo, bing

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