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Any way to find old rankings?

7:43 pm on Aug 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Is there a way to find where a site ranked let's say 3 year ago for a keyword compare to where it is ranking today for the same keyword ? Is there a website that exists that does this ?

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8:37 pm on Aug 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

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There are some private, paid services that do retain some old ranking data for highly competitive keywords. You sometimes see their articles right after a major algorithm shift from Google. We're not going to list them here - because we don't want to open up promotional opportunities like that and the limitations are pretty serious at any rate.

I think that surfacing any historical ranking data of serious breadth and depth would take more computing power than could possibly be practical for a business - especially considering localization, personalization, randomization and all the other critters that inhabit the SERPs these days.