Search Engine Rank Checking Tools, Such as WebPosition Gold, Are Back in Business

Sep 4, 2008 • 8:17 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Engine Optimization Tools
 

It has been confirmed via a WebmasterWorld thread that many search ranking checking tools have been working over the past day or so.

Just about a month ago we reported about the issues people were having with WebPosition Gold and other rank checking tools. We first thought Google was going after these rank checking tools but then we learned that the issues were due to Google testing out new HTML structures and layouts in the search results pages.

The WebmasterWorld thread reports that not only is WebPosition Gold now working, but other rank checking tools also. So maybe the Google experiment is over or maybe it is on a vacation? Or perhaps, the tools built in a fix for the scraping issues.

I still know Google hates these tools but will they go as far to block them?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Eyal

09/05/2008 01:45 pm

You can also try sheerseo.com as an alternative.

Chris G

09/09/2008 12:41 pm

WebPosition Gold isn't being blocked. Who confirmed that? There was a problem for a while when Google changed its interface enough to require some new code in order to read results, but that happens all the time. The same change in interface affected other ranking tools. All the rank checkers I have access to, including WebPosition Gold, work fine at the moment.

Chris G

09/09/2008 12:46 pm

Oops, I apologize for putting my comment in this posting, which is one of the few that got it right. I had too many windows open at the same time, I guess.

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