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How to Check Your Google Position The Easy Way

Updated on March 13, 2008

How To Make Delicious Homemade Donuts

Let's Use The Delicious Donut Hubpage

First let me say that I picked the donut hubpage to be the subject of this hubpage because,

  • It is well written
  • I like doughnuts (hmmmm)
  • It has a hubscore of 96 (at the time of writing)
  • It has lots of comments
  • The author has a lot of fans

So, I am assuming the hubpage I have chosen to use as an example has longevity.

Some Keyword Research

I used to hate doing keyword research - that is until I leaned a way of doing it that wasn't so boring I'd rather look for dust in my keyboard.

I did a quick check of the keywords around the word donut and recipe, and found that the most often searched for phrases around this term were as follows with the number of times each term was searched for by people worldwide, yesterday.

  • dunkin donuts (1798)
  • donuts (749)
  • donut recipe (103)
  • free recipes (1842)

Download This - Free Monitor forGoogle

Free Monitor for Google allows you to find the page your site appears on, for any search phrase
Free Monitor for Google allows you to find the page your site appears on, for any search phrase

Google Positioning

So how is the donut page doing in Google?

We can use the (briefly) researched keywords above as an example of how to use the free tool by Cleverstat to find out.

  1. Download Free Monitor for Google from the link shown and intall it on a PC.
  2. Run the program and click on options/preferences and set the tool to check the first 100 results.
  3. Click on the green cross symbol to add your URL. In this case I added the URL of the donut hubpage.
  4. Then click on the notepaper icon (white and described as edit keywords when you hover your cursor over it), and add each key phrase, one per line, by clicking the Add button after each one.
  5. Lastly, click the Search icon (like a magnifying glass).
  6. Free Monitor for Google will display the poisition your page is to be found in Google

What Does This Mean?

So for example, if the Monitor indicates that you are in position 31 for a term, it means you are on page 4 of the Google results, as there are 10 results (by default), per page.

Free Monitor for Google

Free Monitor for Google - click for a full view
Free Monitor for Google - click for a full view

The Results

For the following phrases, the dounut hubpage was at the following position in Google.

  • delicious homemade donuts : position 1 : ( in other words on page 1)
  • donut recipes : not in the first 10 pages
  • homemade donuts : position 13 : (in other words on page 2)
  • how to make donuts : position 29 : (in other words on page 3)
  • dunkin donuts: not in the first 10 pages
  • delicious donuts : not in the first 10 pages

(Now bear in mind, I am in the UK and if you check these rankings from a different location, on a different day they can all change. It really depends on the data centre that you end up using for your Google search. In any case, your results may be slightly different)

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      arcalis 

      7 years ago

      cheers just downloaded nice tool

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      Syed Hunbbel Meer 

      7 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

      You shared a great software and some valuable tutorial tips to make it easier to use too. Thumbs up!

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      Audrey Selig 

      8 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Thanks for sharing this tool. I will surely use it. Keep up the good work. Great hub.

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      saddlerider1 

      8 years ago

      Great little tool, look forward to giving it a try, also bookmarked your hub for reference. Thanks for the share.

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      sligobay 

      8 years ago from east of the equator

      Thanks stormy for the weather on this but is it still necessary 2 years later? TY

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      pnks 

      8 years ago from India

      Thanks a lot

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      ultimate wow guide 

      8 years ago

      Great info.Thanks a lot.

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      kool 

      8 years ago

      can anyone tell me a website that shows the actual position of a website in google??

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      Shane 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing, great tool. Keep well.

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      Mobile Mechanic 

      8 years ago

      That is very useful,thanks a lot :)

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      yuvraj 

      8 years ago

      www.google-your-rank.com is a free tool to find position of your website on google in 160 countries

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      Fredj 

      8 years ago

      Thanks a lot, thanks for shareing

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      data recovery mississauga 

      8 years ago

      Nice. Thank you.

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      HordeLevelings 

      8 years ago

      Just Thanks!

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      ashley rolfe 

      8 years ago

      Thanks, ill check it out

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      Bedding Sets 

      8 years ago

      cool. Thanks for sharing.

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      burnthefat 

      8 years ago

      Just downloaded tool. This is what i ve been looking for. many thanks

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      Removals Leeds 

      9 years ago

      thanks for your help

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      dutch84 

      10 years ago

      Thanks for the info!

    • stormyweather profile imageAUTHOR

      stormyweather 

      10 years ago from Devon, UK

      Well Sam - it's free which is good. The company Cleverstat do a number of paid tools too which you could check out. Best wishes Stormy.

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      Better Yourself 

      10 years ago from North Carolina

      Well, I had to have a donut before I started posting. This sounds like a great little tool, Stormy. I too have been looking for a decent tool like this. I'm going to go check it out now!

      Thanks,

      Sam

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      Rob Mills 

      10 years ago

      This is exactly what I've been looking for to track ranking. It's a great example of a tool that does one thing and does it well. Now if you'll excuse me all this talk about donuts has made me hungry....

    • stormyweather profile imageAUTHOR

      stormyweather 

      10 years ago from Devon, UK

      Thank you for being my first comment on this hub Cameron!

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      Cameron Corniuk 

      10 years ago from Painesville, OH

      Thanks for the info. I just tried the program for the first time and it seems not only easy to use, but like it's going to be a valuable toold for some time to come.

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