5 Excellent Websites for Checking Google Keyword Rankings

One of the essential elements of SEO is keyword ranking and position. It is absolutely necessary for SEO professionals 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 2-3 minutes to use a tool like Traffic Travis or the Google keyword search tool to find which keywords should be used.  So make sure to take advantage of these tools in order to accomplish this very important step!

Check Google Keyword Ranking

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 which show up on one of the first few pages of search results.

If you accomplish proper SEO, chances are good that you will be ranked in the first 20 or 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.

What you need in order to accomplish this goal is a tool which can tell you where a specific keyword ranks in Google’s search results without 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.

5 Useful Google position checker tools:


Keyword position checker Google

Semrush is my favorite tool from the 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.

Overall, Semrush is an amazing tool for checking the position of keywords in search engines. It supports Google (you can select Google search based on your target region) and Bing search as well. 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. You can use this link to get a free 14-day trial of SEMRUSH.

2. Google Rank Checker

Google Rank Checker is an excellent free online utility which 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.

Google Position Checker

Visit Google Rank Checker

3. iWebTool Search Engine Position Checker

Like Google Rank Checker, iWebtool Position Checker is another handy utility which helps users track keyword positions. The utility is simple and easy to use. All you have to do is type the keyword you want to search, and you’re done!


Visit iWebtool Position Checker

4. 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, 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.

rank checker

Visit Rank Checker

5. Google Position

Google Position can track the position of a keyword, but it will not give you much detailed information about the keyword you’re tracking. It will only tell you the position of the keyword in Google, and nothing more.

Google Position-1

Visit Google Position

If you like to constantly keep track of your keyword positions, you should also check out the free keyword monitor for Google.

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Of the tools on the list of options discussed above, SEMRUSH is my top choice for checking keyword positions in Google and Bing searches.  I’m sure you’d like it as well, as it also offers other features such as a backlink checker, site Audit and a few others.

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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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 31 )

  1. says

    Awesome info Harsh!

    Did you see the latest update of Google Webmastertools? Their new interface has a pretty good rank tracker per keyword (over time) too. Do you think there is still a future for paid ranking trackers with this change?

  2. says

    Thanks for this article. I trawled through so many pages on Google trying to see where my website ranked for specific keywords – until I found this article and did the same job in just a few seconds!

  3. Jaidayal Saraswat says

    hello harsh bro

    I was finding a perfect place where i can check rank for my keywords :D thanks for this useful post .

  4. Vali D says

    I’ve been used “Free Monitor for Google” from cleverstat.com in the past few years and I never get dissapointed.

  5. says

    Thank you for this article! I was so tired to search about these kind of tools and only have the results that I wasn’t looking for…the SEM Rush is exactly what I needed.
    Do you know any other tool that offers the results os ranking keywords of a website without having to type them?
    Thanks again!

  6. Barbara Varovsky says

    Thx for the post.

    I used most of these tools.

    But the problem is that I need to check my site ranks on a state/city level (my business targets some coastal cities). The tools enumerated above aren’t capable of doing that.

    The tool that I’m using for checking my site local ranks is called Rank Tracker (an app from SEO PowerSuite toolkit). So I would added it to the list of the tools mentioned here.


  7. Coupon Fuse says

    I have used many tools to check keyword rankings like Rank Checker, Rank Cute, etc.. I found that using the most accurate Rank Cute!

  8. Somiya Sultan says

    I have used some of these tools, as such they are good but still to get the results which I want I think SERC is the best. It gives out me desired results and gives me a perfect rank position without any issue.

  9. Sally says

    Free rank checkers are fine at the beginning, but once you have more sites it’s worthwhile to check out online rank checking services like serpranktracker.com and micrositemasters.com. They are paid services but do offer free accounts for up to 10 keywords. I’d choose them any day over the supposedly ‘free’ services. Free is not free when your time is money, and with a paid solution you save much more time in the long run.

  10. Anna says

    I’d like to recommend one more – colibritool.com. They check positions of your website’s keywords, your competitors, conversion and backlinks. Very useful :)

  11. lluthus says

    Hi guys,
    i used this program “FREE rank checking tool for Google” of CleverStat. Yesterday my website was to 273 position on google search for a keyword search. Today i don’t find the website in list.
    Can you let me know about?

  12. Harry Sehgal says

    Keyword Selection is the one of the best ways to Rank High in Search Engines. Thanks for me Letting me know about the Keyword Research Tools.

  13. Jiten says

    Google Keyword Tracking tool is giving the accurate results..rest all are not that accurate…
    Thanks for sharing new ideas…

  14. Natalie says

    A great list but do you know of ones that will tell you what keywords you are ranking for.

    I have used them in the past and found out that I rank for some keywords totally unexpected. Can not remember the names of them though

  15. Jasmine says

    These are great keyword ranking tools, I particularly like the first one in your list, Google Rank Checker. It produces rather accurate results I think.

  16. Sudhir Shakya says

    Mr. Hammad Saleem

    It is your first article on shoutmeloud.com. Really, there is no doubt very nice & useful article you have written. Tools are very good & useful. My hearty thanks to you.

    My best wishes to you…

  17. Deepanshu says

    iwebtools and google position checker are fairly accurate :-) thanks :-) rest of them are giving weird results :?

  18. Geet | HobbyIdeas says

    A helpful list for bloggers. I was aware of iWebTool, others are new…I’ll give them a try.

  19. Himanshu says

    great tools. will try these. currently i am using the google’s keyword generator to view the keyword popularity.

  20. Usman@FirstHosting says

    iweb tool is I think good for nomal results.

    but if we need more advance results I would prefer -> SEOCentro Rank Checker

  21. Sandeep@Curious Little Person says

    Yeah, these web tools are good – no doubt.. but you need to keep entering your links manually all the time to track the positions of your keywords.. which i would not want to do…

    you should try google monitor (free) or market samurai (paid) to track the status of your keywords in the long run…

    Seriously i’ve used google monitor in the last one week and it looks too cool for a free tool.. you should try it!

    • Rakesh Lal says

      I don’t agree with you Sandeep! According to my experience you don’t have to submit links manually or thru software’s for your website. You just have to focus on quality of the website not on quantity. I have worked with many small and medium sized websites and companies in India, USA, UK. It is not required to make backlinks or bookmark your websites. Point is that what is your major requirement, if you are looking only traffic then you may also go to traffic exchange website or targeted visitors network. But if you looking quality visitors, leads and sales then you have focus on your website (onpage SEO) first. That’s all.