Forum › White Hat SEO › What tool do you use to monitor your ranking?
I’m quite noob when it comes to SEO, and I’m planning to leverage content marketing.
What tool do you use to track the Google ranking of your blog posts / landing pages? I’d imagine you rely on a tool once you have many articles written.
Also, do you track your competitors as well?
If you are just getting started, I recommend using Google Search Console. It is a free solution from Google.
SE Ranking is very good
I’m using Ahrefs to track ALL keywords a site is ranking for to get an idea of the overall direction my strategy is going in.
For targeted keywords that I’m monitoring daily, I’m using Agency Analytics.
My sales log. All the traffic in the world is pointless if no one buys anything.
Semrush is definitely the best. A bit expensive, but reliable and efficient as no other tool for keyword and SEO monitoring
For a beginner I’d recommend getting Google Analytics, Google Search Console & Bing webmaster.
Google Analytics is a platform for collecting data on your website. You can find where your traffic comes from, popular pages, individual page data, sales conversions, etc. Big tool that can do a ton.
Google Search Console is for getting Google Specific data. Can they crawl your site, how many impressions, clicks and how pages and keyword rank. Useful tool for beginners or any Tech seo person.
Bing Webmaster is similar to that. It also connects to yahoo, so you’ll push your data to 2 other larger search engines.
I prefer SEMRush to AHREFS mostly just a UX preference though. I don’t bother tracking competitors as I believe we produce the best content for our niche and have a unique strategy.
SerpRobot tracks your keywords and their rankings.
I mostly use Search Console.
I use Semrush also, but I use it for a lot more than just rank tracking.
I’m using SEOwl for everything related to SEO monitoring (so that includes rank tracking)
Wow, a lot of great feedback! Thank you very much! 🙂
So to summarize, tools seem to fall into these 3 categories:
**Premium tools** (expensive, but with rich functionality that is much more than rank tracking)
* SE Ranking
**Basic tools** (cheaper, provides rank tracking)
**Free tools** (limited functionality, used for basic analytics)
* Google Analytics
* Google Search Console
* Google Trends
* Answer the Public
* Also Asked
* Bing Webmaster Tools
Semrush and ahrefs are both great tools and you should absolutely use one. I use semrush but they’re both great. Combine that data with what you see if Google search console and monitor both of them.
I don’t bother. Rank doesn’t matter. Relevant traffic does.