Tracking your SERP position to see What Works and When

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  1. janderson99 profile image56
    janderson99posted 6 years ago

    Its hard to know what works and when. Having a way of tracking SERP position may help with this.
    I looked around and the best one I could find that was good, easy to use and cheap ($3 / month)
    is http://  (100 keywords)
    If you know a better one let me know. It works for positions less than 100..
    Cuterank is more expensive and Microsite Masters is free for 10 keywords (then more expensive), though these look at multiple search engines.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      @ janderson99 - This is so helpful (I am still learning) - dumb question, but what is meant by 'positions less than 100' ?  Does that mean rankings on Google that are under 100 or something?  Sooooo much to learn here . . . Thanks!

      1. janderson99 profile image56
        janderson99posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It means the tool only checks the first 10 pages of the google search results.
        The results are presented as a position i.e 22 is on the 3rd page, 2nd from the top, 41 is on the fifth page, 1st listing.
        You can do it by hand which is more accurate - but its very time consuming. Accuracy is always an issue because of country, personalisation,  etc.
        The tools track various keyword/ page url combinations automatically and show graphs of progress.

        1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
          Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, janderson99 - I sort of thought that was the idea, but I'm glad to know for certain.

  2. jacharless profile image79
    jacharlessposted 6 years ago

    I use SEOMoz, myself. Very useful tools for tracking just about everything.
    It isn't cheap, by any means, but is accurate and resourceful. IMO.

  3. Greekgeek profile image88
    Greekgeekposted 6 years ago

    I just use SEMRush, which is free. Although I've gotten out of the habit. Since everyone gets personalized results which vary the order in which search results list webpages, positioning is no guarantee of actual real-world traffic.

    For me, the data that helps most is to capture the search queries, earnings, referral links and clickouts on each page of content. Unfortunately, Hubpages doesn't give us much of this data, and Google Analytics is missing a lot of it too.

    1. Healthy Pursuits profile image92
      Healthy Pursuitsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Do you use SEMRush for your HP account? I just tried to use it, and was redirected to If you use it for your subdomain, what do you enter?

  4. Hollie Thomas profile image61
    Hollie Thomasposted 6 years ago

    I bought Market Samurai a couple of weeks ago and received an e-mail from them on Friday saying that I now have a free rank tracker for 50 keywords. I'm just mentioning this because if anyone has been considering buying MS the free tracker is only available for MS if purchased before the 3rd August.


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