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sakeney
21st March 2009, 09:20 PM
Hi,
As you know, the site positions checking is very tedious task.
I'm looking for a reliable tool to track my site positions for specific keywords?
I'm a site designer and don't deal too much with SEO so I need something simple, but professional.
Thanks.

sasakakee
21st March 2009, 09:44 PM
Hello mojofilter.
I suggest you start learning and reading more about SEO as it very useful and needed for every company/website, and when you know SEO and Web-Designing - you are good.

About your request - I know a good SEO (http://www.exactfactor.com/) tool - it's called Exactfactor, but it's new so I can't really say how much "professional" you will find it, but It is simple and very useful, especially for SEO newbies.

Japald
23rd March 2009, 02:38 PM
The best "free" tool that I have found is called the SEO Toolbar. If you just do a search for it on Google you should be able to find it. The domain name is tools.seobook.com. It loads right into your browser toolbar (Firefox only) and provides great info on any site you visit including your own.

acwebguru
24th March 2009, 12:05 AM
You can download rank checker. This can help you a lot to check the position of your website in certain keywords.

itzpaul
24th March 2009, 01:13 AM
I believe you can use SEO Elite for this task but that's a paid tool. Also for WordPress I use Position Yourself.

I'd like to know of any easier ways this can be done too. This can be helpful.

bizcard
24th March 2009, 05:00 AM
I normally use rankchecker.net, its very accurate in checking for site ranks in google, yahoo and live.

eBaySellerForum
24th March 2009, 03:26 PM
A tool that I use because it specifically focuses on the google search engine is google webmasters.

ktaylor310
24th March 2009, 05:49 PM
Automated rank checking software goes against Google policy and can cause your clients' websites to be penalized or banned from Google. Toolbars that show "page rank" are not of much value, because the page rank displayed in the tool bar is not updated frequently and does not reveal the real page rank as determined by Google search.

The best thing you can do is learn how to analyze statistics from a multitude of sources, i.e., Google Webmaster Tools, Google analytics, and webhost logs/statistics to get the big picture of whether a site's visits are converting to sales or accomplishing their goals.

To quote our resident SEO specialist Torka:

I've been telling people for a long time now that the implications of this [Google's bend towards and the impact of behavorial search] are to make the pursuit of rankings less significant, and apparent fluctuations in rankings less worthwhile obsessing over. You have to keep in mind the rankings you see may or may not be the rankings anybody else will see.

janicejan
25th March 2009, 01:40 AM
Automated rank checking software goes against Google policy and can cause your clients' websites to be penalized or banned from Google. Toolbars that show "page rank" are not of much value, because the page rank displayed in the tool bar is not updated frequently and does not reveal the real page rank as determined by Google search.

The best thing you can do is learn how to analyze statistics from a multitude of sources, i.e., Google Webmaster Tools, Google analytics, and webhost logs/statistics to get the big picture of whether a site's visits are converting to sales or accomplishing their goals.

To quote our resident SEO specialist Torka:

well for me its valuable to see whether the website that you were visiting has high page rankings, and if it was do follow or not, there are a lot of tools that indicates page ranking, and it doesn't bypass google's policy, such as SEOquake my favorite firefox extension that can reveal Page ranking..

you can visit selfseo.com/search_engines_index_report.php to generate a report showing how many pages of your website has been indexed by the search engines so far. It supports all major search engines: Google, Yahoo, MSN.

Also to view your Search Engine Rankings try to visit mikes-marketing-tools.com/ranking-reports/..

hope it makes sense.

Logan
27th March 2009, 12:38 PM
I agree with Kim's advice, but I will say that some times clients do insist that they be provided ranking reports. Hard to argue against that when you are providing seo services. I try to reinforce to clients that it is more important to monitor referrals and conversions to the site, versus the actual rankings. Regardless, some still insist they need a ranking report periodically. As mentioned, the ranking you see may be different than what others see ... so beware of variances ... and yes make sure you are not running automated reports against their terms.

To get a professional presentation of rankings, I will usually create a custom excel spreadsheet that monitors things over time, with graphs, etc. One tool I've used in the past is the digitalpoint tool (http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/keywords/). You have to use your own API key, but it is ok to check rankings in this manner and it is free. Hassle to get in professional format, but I don't like the off the shelf options and often find myself customizing the report based on the client in the end run.