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Posted 14 March 2004 - 06:51 AM
What a fantastic tool I have just found.
There may be some of you who know about this little gem already but, this is for those of you who don't. Judging by what I have read on this forum already, I know a lot of you will love this!
I, like many of you, am always wondering what my exact position is, for a particular search term in Google. This little beauty tells you just that. It tells you a lot more besides as well.
It is in no way related to Google but apparently the guys who put it together have had it OK'd by Googles legal team. That's what it says at the top of the page anyway.
It can be found at www.googlerankings.com/help.php
Simply go to the page and scroll down to the bottom and click on "Do A Search"
I think it's a very useful tool indeed. It can save hours, even days, of research.
Have a look and a read of the page and see what you think
Posted 14 March 2004 - 07:24 AM
For people who are looking to check their rankings in Google, I always recommend the tool from Digital Point. You need an API key to use it (which is free and easy to get from Google), and it tracks your results over time.
Posted 14 March 2004 - 07:32 AM
Do you think that not using the API key when doing searches on this tool could result in sites that use it, being penalized?
Posted 14 March 2004 - 07:33 AM
I guess you do not need an API license, but the digital point tool shows rank vs time which does a good job of showing different types of algorithmic shifts if you track terms of different complexity levels and competition levels
sites that use that tool will probably not get penalized. otherwise your competitors could hook you up by checking your site for you
Posted 14 March 2004 - 07:40 AM
But I do like the fact that DP's tool graphs out your results over time. I did a screen grab of one of those graphs earlier this week (the one that shows how many pages are indexed in a domain) and sent it to a client to show them the progress we'd been making.
Posted 14 March 2004 - 08:15 AM
The other one I found took me seconds to use and it returned the information I wanted.
I agree that DP is useful with the graphs.... if I could work out how to use the damn thing.
Posted 14 March 2004 - 08:36 AM
the graphs are really handy though with giving you an overview of what the algorithm shifts are doing.
i have some sites in seo, prescription drugs, and then boring old easy regular stuff. i can see what portions of the search world are going to be really effected by an algorithm change rather quickly without much work...
Posted 14 March 2004 - 08:38 AM
I did get the API from Google.
A step by step guide on how to find your rank for keywords would be helpful and I don't mean just a FAQ page. That way I could tell if it's me or the service that's not functioning properly. Probably me
Posted 14 March 2004 - 08:45 AM
I don't run that many -- I think I currently have it set up to go through about 55 kw phrases and 8 or 9 domains (for backlinks and pages indexed), so I usually hit check all, then go over to the Track Back Links page. It usually finishes up in about half a minute. I go through that, bringing up a few of the graphs, then switch over to the Keywords page, and by then it's usually about halfway through the process. The whole process usually takes less than five minutes for me.
Posted 14 March 2004 - 01:25 PM
Posted 14 March 2004 - 06:05 PM
And hopefully DigitalPoint can stop by and give us a definitive answer, but the results that now say N/A used to (if I remember correctly) say 9999, which I guess would indicate that they were checking as far as 10,000.
Posted 14 March 2004 - 10:06 PM
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