Do I just copy paste the title of my hub in google search or is there any other way to find out where a hub stands in google.
That is usually the easiest way... but if your hub has a long and unusual title then you will almost always be on the first page of google...
For instance if your hub is "The ins and outs of keeping a pet Yorkshire terrier with bigger dogs" and you search for this title (with the "..") you will almost certainly be the top - but how many people will actually search for that specific phrase?
You need to think about what people will actually type into Google when they are searching about your subject area.. You can use the Google adwords tool to find out what people actually search for and how many times they search for it.... If no one is searching for your phrase or keywords then even if you are the top listing in Google you will not get any traffic....
Type the keyphrase you're going for into the search engine and you'll see if you rank for it.
Also, Google Webmaster Tools will show you how you rank for keyphrases, under the Index tab.
You should do your search in a browser you never use to visit your hubs. Google search remembers if you've visited a site previously, and ranks it higher in results when you search for the same topic again.
For example, if I use Chrome, my everyday browser, to search for my hub about the Woodmen's Circle Home, it will rank first on the first page, and tell me when I visited it last. If I search for the same hub in IE, which I never use, the same hub will show up somewhere on the first page of search results, but not first.
If you use Chrome, you must turn off private results, but even that does not ensure you will get accurate information. When I see myself on page 1 number 1, I never know whether to believe it. It is not worthwhile for me to ponder it. Good idea to use IE for further checking if need more info.
Google Analytics allows you to see the average page ranking for many of the relevant terms in your page.
Thanks a lot everyone. Even after being here on hubpages for 6 years I have so much to learn!!
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