How Do You Keep Track of Keyword Rankings?

Dec 27, 2007 • 9:40 am | comments (14) by twitter | Filed Under Keyword Research

When you do your keyword research, my bet is that you may have tens or hundreds of keywords to choose from. How do you keep track of it and monitor your rankings? A High Rankings Forum thread asks this question.

One member still uses the old-fashioned pen and paper tool. I've seen most people use an Excel spreadsheet, and one member at the forum suggests that.

Do you know of any current programs that monitor your rankings for keywords? I know there are some that used to take the Google Search API key, but unfortunately it's been over a year since that has been discontinued by Google. (Can you bring it back, please, Google?) :)

Forum discussion continues at High Rankings Forums.

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Brendan Picha

12/27/2007 04:35 pm

I use WebCEO for everything. Keyword tracking and ranking, backlink analysis, competitive analysis, you can even update your site from within the program. The software is extremely versatile and I've been a loyal user for over a year. More info here:


12/27/2007 04:47 pm

I'm another one that uses Excel for this. And about one million other things. :)

Jonathan Dingman

12/27/2007 04:50 pm

guess it's a good thing I still have my API key to use for the SOAP api :) I'm going to be building a keyword monitor tool around the use of this API (for personal use) and I'll hopefully have it done sooner than later.

Ken Savage

12/27/2007 09:09 pm

What about Web Position Gold? No one still using that?

Gary Beal

12/28/2007 12:58 pm


mike b

12/28/2007 06:12 pm

Web Position Gold works very well...


12/28/2007 06:26 pm

I have been using adgooroo for years. It does a great job of tracking SEO and PPC rankings. It has great automated reports, so I received weekly excel spreadsheets that track the current rank, weekly progress and monthly progress.


12/29/2007 10:52 am

I have developed my own scripts to keep track of my keywords (which are automatically taken from web log stats files, so i would spot any keyword which rank) in google.

Loren Jackson

01/02/2008 11:14 pm

I second the comment about AdGooroo. I used to run SEOElite but gave it up because I could never remember to run it. Adgooroo automatically checks both natural and PPC ranks every day and saves the history, so it's there when I get around to checking (which is once about every two weeks). BTW, they just introduced a new report that finds all of the keywords you don't know about where you are ranked organically. Awesome.

Jaan Kanellis

01/04/2008 05:52 am

Advanced Web Ranking works good for me, but I dont't put to much stock in rank watching. Mostly for fun.


01/04/2008 04:53 pm

Web Position Gold rocks for me.

Deb Harrison

01/06/2008 02:05 pm

I tend to use a combination of Google Adwords and Web CEO. Adwords come up with the suggestions and Web CEO tends research how successful the key phrases are.


07/28/2013 04:52 pm

I am keeping track of my keyword ranking by the use of Colibri tool, it not only tracks your keywords position in search engines but provides you with the information about search volume, keyword opportunities and competitors. You can also try it here:

Jayanta Dey

02/26/2014 11:02 am

I am keeping track of my keyword ranking by Google Ad words tool. In my view it's best. Thank you.

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