Time to see how you rank in Search engines!
I, as you know by now, love recommending free tools cause it is so hard to keep investing in your blog when you are a beginner.
Well here is a great rank checker you can use for free and track your SEO efforts the easy way. Meet CuteRank!
To start using this free keyword rank checker, download and install it.
Before I start telling you what I have learned so far, let me say that I have been using it for a few days and I am sure Cute Rank has more features than I will write about here.
However, I never use any tool to its full potential, I just use what I need :) But relax, this tool already demonstrated its advantages to me, so even this will be enough to get you started.
How much does CuteRank cost?
As I said the tool is free, but for tracking one site/blog. If you want to track results for more sites, you will have to upgrade to paid version.
The paid version is $60 but gives you so many additional options, for example tracking unlimited number of sites and support that will get back with you in 24 hrs.
What does CuteRank do?
This tool will show you rankings for your targeted keywords in major search engines like Google, Yahoo, Ask, Bing and AOL.
It will also show you if your rankings are going up or down.
It will update the rankings on schedule or when you want to update it, you can track history of your rankings, download the data you need, etc.
How to set CuteRank up?
I found this to be very easy. I downloaded the file and installed it on my computer. After this you need to set up some parameters, and all together it took me like 10 minutes.
After you install the software, you will need to enter your blog’s URL and keywords you want to track.
I let the tool pull up my keywords automatically (it pulled 2 from the main page) and then added a few of them manually to test it.
You can also choose which search engines you want to check for rankings.
There are many choices but I limited mine, to make the tracking easier on me.
For example, I chose to check rankings in Google USA, Google Canada (English), Google Australia, Yahoo USA, Bing, etc. I didn’t choose to check rankings in Google Italy, Google Serbia or Google Ghana.
Why? Because my blog is written in English and I know where the most of my traffic comes from. So I wanted to focus on rankings in those countries, in English.
After you’ve entered your blog URL and keywords you want to check, and chose Search engines, the tool will do the rest.
I actually manually checked some of the rankings it displayed for me and it seems to be very accurate. It was actually very interesting to see my blog ranked for some of my main keywords.
The rankings are colored with different colors which makes it so easy to see what needs improvement. This is what the colors show:
As you can see, the green color is the first page of Google (in this case) or any other Search engine.
Is it worth a try?
I believe so. First of all, you have nothing to lose.
Second, if you want your blog to be successful and get more traffic from search engines, you just have to work on getting it ranked. So you have to track your results and see if you are doing a good job.
How will I use it?
I will continue using Cute Rank because it is easy to use and it gives me a great overview of my efforts. I am thinking about upgrading to paid version as well.
If I see my rankings going down, I will build more links to that page. If I am placed 11th or 12th on a Search engine, again I will build more links to get to the page 1.
If I see some good rankings for pages that are pretty new, I will try to replicate the tactics when I write new posts.
There are so many ideas you can get from knowing your rankings.
Just check out the features of Cute Rank!
Tracking is a must-do if you are running a blog and want to achieve something with it. If you don’t track your efforts, how will you know if there is any point in doing it!
Try CuteRank and tell me what do you think. And how do you rank for some of your keywords? If you get stuck, you can always hire me to do the hard work for you.