One of the essential elements of SEO is picking the right keyword, making them rank & track the keyword position in search.
It is absolutely necessary for a blogger or SEO professional to check their Google keyword ranking for target keywords. One of the most common mistakes bloggers and website administrators make is that they write and publish articles without targeting any keywords at all.
It takes only 10-15 minutes to use a keyword research tool to find which keywords to use and to rank for. Make sure you take advantage of these tools in order to accomplish this very important step!
**Proper keyword selection is one of the main factors involved in achieving a better ranking in Google’s search engine.**
Every business must aim to use the keywords which users search the most, especially those keywords which will help your website show up on one of the first few pages of search results.
If you accomplish proper on-page SEO, chances are good that you will appear in the first 50 search results.
To improve your SEO, you must manage keywords properly so that you can find out which keywords are strong for your particular domain and which are not. This information allows you to work on using the strongest keywords, thus increasing your likelihood of getting a better ranking in Google and other search engines.
In order to accomplish this goal, you need a tool which can tell you where a specific keyword ranks in Google’s search results without manually going through 100’s of search results and pages.
To help you to do this, we have compiled a list of some excellent free online tools to use to check your target keyword position in Google.
- Google Rank Checker
- SERP’s Keyword Rank checker
- SEOCentro Rank Checker
SEMrush is our favorite tool on this list as it is a complete solution for keyword checking.
You can enter your website URL or the individual URL of a blog post, and it will show you which keywords you are currently ranking for. You can further click on any resulting keyword to check keyword competition and other details.
It supports Google (you can select Google Search based on your target geographical region) and Bing search as well.
If you ever wonder, “What keywords do I rank for?”, SEMrush has got your covered. Simply add your domain name in the URL field, and it would show you all the keywords that you are currently ranking for.
SEMrush is professional software that is easy to use, and you can try it for a couple of weeks for free before deciding whether you want to subscribe.
Here is how you can use the position tracking tool of SEMRush.
- Login to SEMRush account
- Select position tracking under rank tracking
Click on new position tracking (Top right) and enter your domain name and give it a meaningful name.
Click on Create project and customized the settings according to your need.
Here is how SEMRush makes it easier for you to start adding Keywords for rank tracking. You can add Keywords using one of these four methods:
- Connect your search console and pull up the keywords from there
- Manually enter the keywords
- Track the top Keywords that SEMRush has already discovered for your domain name
- From file (*.txt, *.csv)
You can also set it to send you weekly notifications of ranking changes. If you are offering SEO services to your client, this feature could save you a ton of time.
From the last step (Above screenshot), SEMRush will start measuring your keyword rank position.
Overall, SEMRUSH is an amazing tool for checking the position of keywords in search engines.
If you are looking for a dedicated paid keyword position checker, then AccuRanker is a perfect choice. The first thing that I loved about AccuRanker is their interface which is intuitive and you can easily get started. You can track keyword ranking in Google search and they also have an option for Bing search.
They are blazing fast and quite accurate. With a single click, you can also see the preview of search result snapshot which is perfect for agencies who need to show the ranking proof to the clients. They have various plans based on the number of keywords you want to track, however you can start for free using their 14 days free trial.
I’m pretty happy with SEMrush, but if I ever have to replace it with anything else, it’s going to be Ahrefs.
This one is loaded with tons of great features. It automatically detects what keyword your website is ranking for & you can specify ranking based on country.
With Ahrefs, you can start tracking rank of your website as well as your competitor website.
I’m a huge fan of SEO tools offered by Mangools as they work great & offers great UI. SERPWatcher is the latest addition which let you track keyword position for any domain. You can track keyword position based on Geolocation & devices (Desktop and mobile).
You can get one of their paid plan to track more keywords. The pricing is most reasonable under the paid tool & will fit your pocket perfectly.
5. Google Rank Checker
Google Rank Checker is an excellent free online utility which helps users track keyword positioning in Google search engine results.
In order to use this service, simply put in the keyword you want to search along with the domain name, and it will show you the position of that specific keyword in Google.
It’s that easy.
Bonus: 6. SERP’s Keyword Rank checker
This one is another popular free Keyword rank checker tool which shows more than search engine position. Along with search engine ranking it also shows CPC and search volume data, for any keyword or phrase.
When checking the Keyword rank, you can select the search engine location & also desktop or mobile device. This tool is idle for checking one or multiple Keyword ranking.
Bonus: 7. SEOCentro Rank Checker
SEOCentro is one of the best keyword checking tools I have found to date.
With Rank Checker you can check the performance of specific keywords in multiple search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. The result will give you complete details about a specific keyword including its rank in various search engines, along with a history of the keyword.
Check Your Keyword Rank
Of all the keyword rank checker tools on this list, SEMrush is our top choice for checking keyword positions in Google and Bing searches.That is what we use for all our SEO clients