Tracking Google keyword ranking with Market Samurai will be something that most blog or web site owners will look to investigate at some time or another in the life of their blog. The reason being that the aim when you establish your own blog will be to promote something of interest or something of value, this can be financially or personal value but nevertheless at some point you will want to investigate how well your site is doing. Keywords and keyword rankings are the way websites and blogs are measured against each other and sorted within the SERPS “Search Engines Result Page”. So in order to ensure your website or blog is getting enough organic search traffic you will want to discover if your keywords are ranking at all; and if so where they are ranking.
To do this I have used a number of rank trackers, some manual some automatic. Manual methods are quick for a one off to check keyword ranking and there are also some free keyword tracker such as SEOCentro but they do not help when you are trying to track over time and tabulate how you are ranking. For this it is better to utilize an automatic method such as tracking Google keyword ranking with Market Samurai. Market Samurai is a great keyword research tool for SEO, with a one off cost and all updates after that free for life. It’s my personal favorite for keyword research but additionally Market Samurai has some other great features which are often overlooked such as the online rank tracker with the Market Samurai Rank Tracker. To use this the first thing you will want to do us Create a New Campaign for your keywords that you are looking to track. The campaign name will be what you refer to it as and within this you can select whether you want to track keyword rankings within Google, Bing and Yahoo or any combination of the three. After creating your new keyword campaign, next you enter your domain or optionally domain URL’s where your keywords are associated.
Next you add your keywords that you would like to track. It is recommended that you track only the keywords that you are actually targeting as this will reduce the allocation against your account. This post relates to the newer version of the Rank Tracker as previously you had unlimited rank tracking data within the Market Samurai ranking tool but there were issues with people abusing this and so now there is a limited free volume of searches you can conduct per person with an upgrade option if this is not sufficient. I have found this free volume works great and has not been an issue for myself. Once you have created a few campaigns if you have a number of blogs or websites to monitor you can switch between them to view the data within each within the Campaigns Manager. This also allows you to amend the day the data is updated. Market Samurai Rank Tracker updates your data weekly. The data within each of the keyword ranking campaigns displays the keyword, whether it’s actually being tracked, the page its been found on and the rank of the page. The page rank appears with a green or red arrow indicating green moving up or red moving down in the Google keyword ranking. Alongside each keyword is a chart option allowing you to view the keyword ranking as a chart over time and also the back links over time.