Hello. I'm new here having lurked a while reading the forums now and then. I would like to ask a question about how to find historical data on how a website has fared on search engines.
Up until now I have used the line chart of how many keywords rank in the free version of SEM rush, but as a small business with only that one use for it, the full price for everthing it has to offer is not worth it for me. I would like to know if there is anything else out there that shows a historical chart of either traffic or rankings.
When looking around I like to see if a site has been hit by an algorithm. Sometimes I will see a good site that I would like to contribute to, but then see in SEM that it has been hit hard, sometimes they go down then back up which gives the impression the they have done something about it.
Is this a worthwhile tactic or might it not matter that much that much? for example, so long as it's a relevant website and my involvement is relevant and non-spammy? say, if it does no harm, but is slightly less better? I know that's a bit of a vague question.