engine - 5:54 pm on Nov 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
I understand why folks want to know about ranking.
I stopped using automated checkers as soon as Google warned about it. That meant I removed the option of providing rank checking to clients.
Since the serps are 'personalised,' and rely upon the data center serving, amongst others, it's been difficult to verify what one person sees is the same as another.
As soon as that happened, I shifted all the effort onto driving traffic and then increasing conversions, rather than positioning.
If I want to look at the positioning, i'll run a manual lookup from a spreadsheet for statistical tracking. It's certainly easier if the focus is on only a few of the main keyword. The only way I extend that is to use server logs and and the long tail keywords to the spreadsheet.