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How to Determine Google Page Position?
Finding your google position for a search term

 4:49 pm on Nov 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

How do you find out how you are doing for a search term in Google (or any other search engine) without having to manually visit 9000 pages to find your site listed?

I need to work on improving my position for relevant search terms in google.co.uk.

I found this site : <snip> which produces a useful (if weird) diagram assuming your main interest is in US based search engines, but does not cover google.co.uk etc.

As for other similar sites, they tend to limit their search to the first few pages of google, and if my site was listed on one of those pages, I could have found it on my own.

Apart from not addressing UK search engines I found the above site excellent, once I had worked out the diagram was not a knitting pattern. Anyone know of any other online resource that might be better suited to UK webmasters?


[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 5:39 pm (utc) on Nov. 26, 2004]
[edit reason] no tools please [/edit]



 10:07 pm on Nov 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

There was a site that would give you your position in Google for particular keywords, but it's no longer functional.

What I do is click on the pages I want to check position for (so they're highlighted), then go to [google.com...] . That Google page only shows the links, not descriptions, so it's much easier to scroll down and find where the pages rank.

If anyone knows of another site that does the searches for you, I'd be interested to know about it as well.


 10:15 pm on Nov 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

I set my search options to 100 results and then just go control f and paste www.domain.com and keep going through the pages till I find it.

I remember the good ole days when I could find our sites in the first couple pages....sigh...not these days. G hates us.


 10:15 pm on Nov 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hellow, im new in here.. this is my first post after a year of reading on this nice informative forum, hopefully this post have some value.

Why dont you try to get the page parameter out of the Referer? with something like PHP or ASP.


 12:03 pm on Nov 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

There is a util. I use it for at least one year.
'Google monitor'

but i dont know if they still have it there.
search "google monitor", maybe you can find a mirror for downloading.


 2:24 pm on Nov 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

www.webmaster-toolkit (dot) com/search-engine-position-checker.shtml


 2:28 pm on Nov 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Actually forget that - it only does first 50 results.

I'm sure I know of anyone somewhere. I will have a look around.



 2:29 pm on Nov 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Ok here we go ...

[googlerankings...] (dot com)



 2:29 pm on Nov 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hmm ... that worked well :)

Sally Stitts

 11:15 pm on Nov 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

In post #1, Brett said, "No tools".

Then 3 of you put up tools.
Is it that Brett simply hasn't visited again recently, to nuke 'em?
Or am I missing something.

Some tools are OK?
mrclark put up the real deal, which I thought couldn't be mentioned.

What is the downside of mentioning the tool? What's the problem? Who suffers any damage?
Is it just another arbitrary rule, which punishes everybody who wants to learn?


 11:54 pm on Nov 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

I agee, still cant post www.#*$!.com though.


 9:53 am on Nov 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

I hope I'm not breaking any rules by posting the tool I use - it's #*$! dot com. They have a free keyword monitoring utility. Very handy!


 4:36 pm on Nov 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

My point exactly!
I'm genuinely interested.
Why are these tools urls not allowed.
Would someone give a half reasonable explanation.
The last time I asked the silence was deafening.

Patrick Taylor

 7:13 pm on Nov 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Maybe they are seen as no different to other (external) commercial URLs, in that their ultimate purpose is to generate other business... SEO etc. In which case the policy makes good sense, otherwise I could put a 'tool' on my site and post the address here, bypassing the normal TOS. Pretty obvious really?


 9:47 pm on Nov 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

Seems to me like this policy seriously hampers new webmasters who may never find the more useful tools. I found three in the last few weeks that I really wish I had known about a few years ago. Would have saved me loads of time and effort.
Why cannot the url of the original site not be quoted?
www.#*$!.com 's encryption realy cheeses me off because almost every one except the newcomers knows about it and probably uses it, so whats the big deal in keeping it away from public view.


 3:08 pm on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

Sorry guys - I got so tied up and bogged down in my work issues that I actually forgot to come back to the site and check on this post. It won't happen again - I am making an early New Year's resolution to take control of my life . . . THANK YOU for all your help.

The stuff about useful urls being deleted - I am with you on that - how can we learn? For example I bought an excellent book on Search Engine Optimisation this weekend on Amazon and would recommend it to everyone. Am allowed to do that?



 9:57 pm on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

I need good tools!

Can anyone sticky me the one that keeps getting deleted, or any other good ones? I'd be eternally greatful...

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