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12:32 pm on Jul 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Can any one suggest Best rank tracking tool for region wise position ( i.e NY , CA ) mobile & Desktop wise.
1:05 pm on July 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Google keeps increasing the personalization of SERPs so it's hard to be very accurate on keyword rankings. You also want to take into account PPC & other universal serp add-ons that can push a #1 SEO ranking below the fold. Check out the older threads about SEO tools. I personally focus more in tracking traffic levels. I don't care if I rank #1, I care if the page is generating traffic that converts into profit for me.

We usually don't allow specific tools to be mentioned because it can turn into a spam/self promotion mess. We'll make an exception if anyone wants to share a specific tool - just make sure to mention the good & bad of the tool. Anything that looks too close to spam or self-promotion will be deleted.
1:31 pm on July 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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All known SEO suites offer ranking tools:
1) Semrush
2) Ahrefs
3) SEO PowerSuite
4) Ranktracker.com

And there are more of course
5:03 pm on July 31, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Define 'accurate'. In the near past the problem was prominent rank checkers not allowing you to define a specific geolocation regarding searches, which is the major customisation factor.

As for the rest, it's hard to define a "#1", so anything that differentiates between organic, knowledge panels, shopping, news or any other listings should be good enough. Doing that, you're able to tell the difference between potential CTR rates and SEO efforts.

I've noticed dataforseo seem to provide rank checking results for a number of well-known rank checkers. They are worth a look. I may be wrong but it may require some programming experience to get results en-masse.
3:28 pm on Aug 2, 2019 (gmt 0)

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As others have said, getting exact keyword tracking data is difficult with increasingly more personalized search, so take this with a grain of salt. I personally use Semrush for a broad overview of keywords that generate meaningful traffic. This can tip me off to potential issues early on. I also use SEO PowerSuite Rank Tracker to get exact data on ALL of our keywords (~1 million). Rank Tracker lets you run SERP tracking through their servers, so you don't piss off Google, but it can still take a fair amount of time if you have an enterprise level site.
11:55 pm on Sept 27, 2019 (gmt 0)

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BrightLocal is great for local serps but otherwise ahrefs and semrush are good choices.
1:22 pm on Oct 3, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Mod's note: Please see original mod's post in this thread (my emphasis added)...

We usually don't allow specific tools to be mentioned because it can turn into a spam/self promotion mess. We'll make an exception if anyone wants to share a specific tool - just make sure to mention the good & bad of the tool. Anything that looks too close to spam or self-promotion will be deleted.

I've removed several posts which are simply lists of tools, but with no comments describing "the good & bad of the tool". These add nothing to our understanding of special strengths and weaknesses of the tools listed.

Additionally, note that simple lists of well-known or lesser-known tools do not answer the question posed in the original post...
Best rank tracking tool for region wise position

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2:50 pm on Oct 3, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I tried most of them about 3 months back. They are expensive and hype themselves to no end. Not being as naive as most of their clients might be, I found that most of the software available were badly programmed and based on mythical and outdated criteria.

We now employ an SEO guy on a regular basis who reckons that his former employer used Semrush. But these days he uses none of them, and I guess that sums it up.