7 Best Rank Tracking Software To Check Google Keyword Rankings

Keyword rank checker

One of the essential elements of SEO is picking the right keyword via Keyword research, making them rank & track the keyword position in search.

It is absolutely necessary for a blogger or SEO professional to check their Google keyword ranking for target keywords. One of the most common mistakes bloggers and website administrators make is that they write and publish articles without targeting any keywords at all.

It takes only 10-15 minutes to use keyword research tools like SEMRUSH or the KWfinder to find which keywords to use. Make sure you take advantage of these tools in order to accomplish this very important step!

Once you are finished writing an SEO-optimized post using your target keywords, your next task is to keep track of its search engine rankings and to continue building backlinks with the proper anchor text.

**Again, proper keyword selection is one of the main factors involved in achieving a better ranking in Google’s search engine.**

Every blogger must aim to use the keywords which users search the most, especially those keywords which will help your website show up on one of the first few pages of search results.

If you accomplish proper on-page SEO, chances are good that you will appear in the first 50 search results.

To improve your SEO, you must manage keywords properly so that you can find out which keywords are strong for your particular domain and which are not. This information allows you to work on using the strongest keywords, thus increasing your likelihood of getting a better ranking in Google and other search engines.

In order to accomplish this goal, you need a tool which can tell you where a specific keyword ranks in Google’s search results without manually going through 100’s of search results and pages.

To help you to do this, we have compiled a list of some excellent free online tools to use to check your target keyword position in Google.

7 Accurate & Modern Google Position Checker Tools:

  1. SEMrush
  2. AccuRanker
  3. Ahrefs
  4. SERPWatcher
  5. Google Rank Checker
  6. SERP’s Keyword Rank checker
  7. SEOCentro Rank Checker

1. SEMrush – Best Rank Tracking Software

Keyword position checker Google

SEMrush is my favorite tool on this list as it is a complete solution for keyword checking.

You can enter your website URL or the individual URL of a blog post, and it will show you which keywords you are currently ranking for. You can further click on any resulting keyword to check keyword competition and other details.

It supports Google (you can select Google Search based on your target geographical region) and Bing search as well.

If you ever wonder, “What keywords do I rank for?”, SEMrush has got your covered. Simply add your domain name in the URL field, and it would show you all the keywords that you are currently ranking for.

SEMrush is professional software that is easy to use, and you can try it for a couple of weeks for free before deciding whether you want to subscribe.

Here is how you can use the position tracking tool of SEMRush.

  • Login to SEMRush account
  • Select position tracking under rank tracking

Click on new position tracking (Top right) and enter your domain name and give it a meaningful name.

Click on Create project and customized the settings according to your need.

Here is how SEMRush makes it easier for you to start adding Keywords for rank tracking. You can add Keywords using one of these four methods:

  1. Connect your search console and pull up the keywords from there
  2. Manually enter the keywords
  3. Track the top Keywords that SEMRush has already discovered for your domain name
  4. From file (*.txt, *.csv)

You can also set it to send you weekly notifications of ranking changes. If you are offering SEO services to your client, this feature could save you a ton of time.

From the last step (Above screenshot), SEMRush will start measuring your keyword rank position.

Overall, SEMRUSH is an amazing tool for checking the position of keywords in search engines.

Grab 14 days free trial of SEMRush

2. AccuRanker

AccuRanker

If you are looking for a dedicated paid keyword position checker, then AccuRanker is a perfect choice. You can learn more about them in my AccuRanker review.

The first thing that I loved about AccuRanker is its interface which is intuitive and you can easily get started. You can track keyword ranking in Google search and they also have an option for Yandex and Bing search. In fact, AccuRanker is very popular as Yandex keyword monitoring.

Watch this video to see the preview of AccuRanker:

They are blazingly fast and quite accurate. With a single click, you can also see the preview of the search result snapshot which is perfect for agencies who need to show the ranking proof to the clients.

Check keyword ranking in target country:

One of the cool features of the keyword position checker tool of Accuranker is, able to check ranking based on your target country or city. 

When you add a new keyword to track, you can set your target location. You can set more than one location if you like.

They have various plans based on the number of keywords you want to track, however you can start for free using their 14 days free trial.

Start your 14 days free trial

3. Ahrefs

Ahrefs

I’m pretty happy with SEMrush, but if I ever have to replace it with anything else, it’s going to be Ahrefs.

This one is loaded with tons of great features. It automatically detects what keyword your website is ranking for & you can specify ranking based on country.

With Ahrefs, you can start tracking the rank of your website as well as your competitor website.

Start 7 days trial for $7

4. SERPWatcher

I’m a huge fan of SEO rank tracker tools offered by Mangools as they offer great UI. SERPWatcher is the latest addition which let you track keyword position for any domain.

You can track keyword positions based on Geolocation  & devices (Desktop and mobile).

SERPWatcher

You can get one of their paid plan to track more keywords. The pricing is most reasonable under the paid tool & will fit your pocket perfectly.

Register for an account

5. Google Rank Checker

Google Rank Checker is an excellent free online utility that helps users track keyword positioning in Google search engine results.

In order to use this service, simply put in the keyword you want to search along with the domain name, and it will show you the position of that specific keyword in Google.

It’s that easy.

Check out Google Rank Checker

Bonus: 6. SERP’s Keyword Rank checker

This one is another popular free Keyword rank checker tool that shows more than search engine position. Along with search engine ranking, it also shows CPC and search volume data, for any keyword or phrase.

SERP's Keyword Rank checker

When checking the Keyword rank, you can select the search engine location & also desktop or mobile device. This tool is idle for checking one or multiple Keyword ranking.

Check out SERP’s Rank checker

Bonus: 7. SEOCentro Rank Checker

SEOCentro is one of the best keyword checking tools I have found to date.

With Rank Checker you can check the performance of specific keywords in multiple search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. The result will give you complete details about a specific keyword including its rank in various search engines, along with a history of the keyword.

SEOCentro Rank Checker
Check out SEOCentro Rank Checker

Conclusion: Keyword Rank checker and tracking software

Of all the keyword rank checker tools on this list, SEMrush is my top choice for checking keyword positions in Google and Bing searches. I’m sure you’ll like it as well, as it also offers other features such as a backlink checker, a full site audit, and a few other really cool things.

If you use any other keyword position checker tools which work well for you, let us know via the comments section below.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

56 thoughts on “7 Best Rank Tracking Software To Check Google Keyword Rankings”

  1. I usually prefer google tools because it’s free and trusted, but way you put Semrush number 1 on the list, is there any reason of this ? or it’s just your subjectivity, I also use Simple rank checker which recommended by my friend, it’s quite an easy tools too. anyway tank’s for the post god bless.

    1. Position tracking in Google Search Console doesn’t seem accurate. I’m thinking some people in the company are logged into a browser with the business listing favorited and search keywords causing the website to display (and be recorded) at the top position. Still, maybe it should be on this list.

      SEMrush is a complete solution offering more than position ranking. Try out the free trial to see what it has.

  2. I like the 3rd tool Google rank checker very much. Gives accurate results for major countries listed. I have to check 3 countries for my websites and this tool is easy to use and always reliable. By the way iwebtool.com is down please remove it from the list. Their website is closed forever it seems. Thanks for this list very useful for me.

  3. I have been using semrush to get keywords for my new website, I really hope it turns out to be success coz I am giving my best shots on it.

  4. shailesh shakya

    I love SEMrush Tool. but It is so Expensive. So I can not afford it. but as I would able to Afford it, I definitely Buy this tool.

    Awesome Post!!

    Thanks for sharing

  5. Hlw
    Thanks for the information provided .I want to us ahref but its too much expensive for new comers like me
    Can you suggest me any tool like ahref at low cost?

  6. Great Article. I’ve used Smartserp for Keyword ranking check. It worked well but didn’t find it 100% accurate.

  7. Hello Harsh,
    It was a nice article, Is there any website which shows keyword ranking for multiple search engines, Such as for google.com, Google.in, google.uk in multiplel geo locations?? thanks in advance

  8. These are all really great tools! I use SERPs rank checker for quick one-off checking and AHREFS for regular long term projects. I like AHREFS because it gives me the keyword tracking and link building progress snapshot all in one place.

  9. Hi Harsh,

    Thanks for your great article.

    I have a quick question: I have searched a specific keyword on one of the keyword ranking websites (SEOCentro) and the resulting rank for my domain is 2 however, when I search the keyword on Google search engine, it came up as rank 5.

    My concern is, which site is more convincing? Could it be possible that Google will only pick up the latest ranking a little bit later than SEOCentro?

    Regards

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Mandy
      One factor that really matters is for which geo-location are you searching for. Your Keyword ranking would differ based on Google country based search. Especially when you are logged in & searching for Keyword ranking, it would differ a lot. One reason is; you would see few social media posts (G+) too in the ranking, which others (Keyword rank checker websites) might not see.

      You need to check keyword ranking based on your target country.

  10. Hi Harsh bro,

    Thank a lot for sharing these websites. I used to use SERP’s position checker, but it seems not to work now. I don’t know how, so I needed some other sites similar to this.

    Thanks a lot, can’t thank you enough! It really helped.

  11. Hi Brother, Nice tools and my suggussion is to use Google SERP tool for unlimited free search for any website upto 500 possitions per keyword.

  12. I personally think SEMrush is one of the best tool to check keyword ranking, As an SEO the only thing I add on top of SEMrush is backlink tool. Thanks for sharing the list.

  13. These are all really great tools! I use SERPs rank checker for quick one-off checking and AHREFS for regular long term projects. I like AHREFS because it gives me the keyword tracking and link building progress snapshot all in one place.

  14. Very detailed to guide learn about keyword rankings. All these tools we can utilize to use for free. This guide is entertaining to read, and all these tips are anyone can efficiently implementing for their growth. Thanks a lot Harsh for sharing these kinds of awesome stuff.

  15. I used to use SERP’s rank checker, and even built integrated excel sheets to automate my workflow for my client. However, it hasn’t worked for a while. I have written to their tech and not received a reply back, and even signed up for an account to see if the paid version worked. Unfortunately, no. It is a shame. It was an excellent tool for the research I performed for my clients and their SEO.
    I look forward to trying the others listed. I hope to find one as good.

  16. Hello Harsh,
    I am not going to impress you but telling that ShoutMeLoud.com is my recipe of knowledge. You have explained five sites here but I am only using to SEMRush to check keywords rank and research. But this tool gives us a nice insight of a site to make audit reports before start SEO.

    Thank you

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