I try to list all of the best and most essential tools for rank checking here. I started out building websites back in 2008 and have tried many tools since then.
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This tool by Google might be the most important SEO tool in your toolbelt. And it is totally free.
Once you validate your website with Google Search Console, you will see all the top keywords that brings you the most traffic from Google search.
You can use the built in filters to show only search phrases or URLs that contain specific keywords.
One way to do keyword research is to look what you are already ranking for already to discover possibilities for updating and improving those pieces of content to increase rankings and click through rates.Visit Google Search Console
SEMRush is a tremendously useful tool suite for SEO and online marketing. It is a bit expensive, but it can do so much so I really think that it is worth the price.
You can track Google search rankings for 5 websites with a standard account. These are updated daily.
You can also access domain analytics for more domains than that. This montors estimated total organic traffic and and also on an individual level for all ranking keywords for a website. These stats are not updated daily though.
There are also lots of other useful SEO tools part of SEMRush. This includes keyword research tools, on-page SEO tools, local SEO tools, link building tools, and competitor SEO analysis tools.
You can try SEMRush for free for 7 days.
|Save 16% off these prices with yearly billing|
I remember using this free Google rank checker years ago. I am happy to see that it is still going strong.
To use this tool, you can simply sign in with your Google account and add your domain. Then you can add a list of keywords to track and the GEO location for your SERP.
After that, WhatsMySerp will fetch your rankings. I am unsure if it will update the rankings daily or if you need to do that manually.
The free version of this tool will allow you to track just 10 keywords though. The premium version starts at $4.99/mo and lets you track more keywords.
|10 keywords||25 keywords||200 keywords|
|There are additional plans for more keywords.|
Ahrefs is the biggest competitor of SEMRush. I am not sure which of these are best. I've tried both, but I choose to settle with SEMRush. My reason for this is that the entry package with Ahrefs does not track top 100 keyword rankings which SEMRush do. To see keywords ranking between rank 30(?) and 100, you need to upgrade your plan.
However, I hear more professionals talk about Ahrefs than SEMRush, and some, like the famous SEO guy, Brian Dean, uses both.
You can try Ahrefs for just $7 for 7 days.
|Get 2 months free with yearly billing|
Ubersuggest is a freemium SEO tool suite that offers many of the same features as SEMRush and Ahrefs.
I am not sure if the data of Ubersuggest is as accurate as with the premium tools within SEMRush and Ahrefs. Also, there are definately less tools here.
I would suggest trying this if you're just starting out and the high end premium tools are out of your budget.
The Individual tier allows for 3 projects with 100 tracked keywords per project. The Business tier allows for 7 projects with 150 kewords tracked and the Agency tier lets you have 15 projects with 200 keywords. All tiers update keyword rank daily.