The single greatest source of traffic for many of my websites continues to be Google. This really shouldn’t be all that surprising, as Google is by far the largest search engine on the web today and it is used by people all around the world every day to seek out the information that they need. If you want to get in front of that audience, you’ll want to rank well in Google for your target search terms. And for that, you should know how you’re doing.
It can be incredibly time-consuming to hop onto Google yourself, type out each of your keywords, and see where your website is ranked. This is especially time-consuming if you have dozens or even hundreds of keywords to track and that’s why you should use an automated tool like KnowMyRankings instead. The utility here is straightforward in its approach, but it does offer some robust features to aid in your search engine optimization efforts.
Know Your Rankings
The fundamental idea behind KnowMyRankings is obvious enough. You plug in the URL of your website (or webpage) into the appropriate field, type out the keyword phrases that you’d like to track, and produce the report.
KnowMyRankings will then show the current rank for that URL for each of your keyword phrases. That’s at its most basic level, displaying only your current ranking and this is what you get when you request the sample report. It’s generated on the spot for your viewing in a matter of moments. However, KnowMyRankings goes much further than that.
The Detailed Reports
After you sign up for an account with KnowMyRankings, you can then keep track of as many URLs as you’d like with the number of keywords that you desire. For example, I quickly put together a rank report for bloggingtips.com using five possible keyword phrases. As you can see here, our website currently ranks first for the term “blogging tips” but it is beyond the 100-rank range for “make money blogging.” If the latter is important to us, it means that we may want to spend more time, attention and effort on improving that rank.
Now, I’ve only had access to this account for a few days, but if you take a look at the sample report, you’ll see that the data goes further than just your current ranking for each keyword. You can also access quite a bit of historical data for your keyword phrases.
A similar line graph is produced for each of the keywords in your account, allowing you to look over different time periods. You can see the changes over the course of the last week, for instance, or you can look at the the year-to-date, last six months, or even all-time. The quick stats also show your current position and your highest ever position. If you keep track of your SEO efforts in a similar fashion, you can gain better insight into what strategies are working best.
The Pricing Scheme
When you look at some other SEO tools that seem to offer a similar kind of functionality, you may find that they limit the number of URLs you can track. Such is not the case with KnowMyRankings.
Instead, pricing for KnowMyRankings is based purely on the number of keywords that you’d like to track and you can scale up or down based on your needs at any time. These keywords can be spread out over as many URLs as you desire. If you subscribe to 100 keywords, for example, you can have 10 keywords for 10 URLs, 20 keywords for 5 URLs, and so on. It’s totally up to you.
Plans start at $9.00/month for ten keywords, scaling up to $33.50/month for 100 keywords and $58.50/month for 200 keywords. They increase in increments of 10 from 10 to 50 keywords, and in increments of 25 beyond that. If you need to track more than 200 keywords, you’ll need to contact the sales team to work something out.