How to Check Your Website Rankings



Okay. We are going to look at how to check your website rankings. The first thing you’ll do is go to Jim and here we have the ultimate dashboard. This is going to allow us to not only look at our website rankings, but look at a lot of statistics that are very relevant to your rankings. For instance, you’ll see your Google rankings, you’re being in Yahoo rankings, your Google, my business statistics, your Google search console statistics, which really is your overall visibility and you’ll be able to see your backlinks and competition. And the ultimate dashboard really looks at over 25 different digital marketing statistics that you have. So a really powerful tool to sign up for a free trial. Just click on start a free trial and we’ll get you all set up. Um, once you are signed up for free trial, you’ll be able to log in and this is what it will look like.

The first thing that you’ll do is you’ll go over to the left hand bar and click on SEO and click on rankings and that will bring you to this rankings page. Um, we’ll go through what this ranking page has to offer. The first thing on the ranking page is your timeline. Uh, SEO definitely takes time. So you want to look at a little bit longer timeline. You can change it to whatever you’d like. You can look at one week, one month, one year, one day. But definitely you want to look at a longer timeline because of how SEO takes time to really develop. You can also compare timelines to see how you’re performing over previous period. Um, the next element up here is the ability to look at different metrics in your table. Right now we are gonna look at how we rank on Google, but you can look at how you rank on Google being Google, local, Google mobile.

Um, you can also look at some other statistics like a location and the volume and languages and the URL. So we have a couple of these checked in our table here. Um, the next thing you’ll need to do is you need to add keywords. The keywords that you want to track. You simply just click the add keywords button and you put each keyword that you want to track right here, one at a time per line. And um, the next thing you’ll do is you’ll want to select locations. This is important because you might rank differently in different locations. So you’ll select your keywords and then you’ll select your locations and you’ll select the language that you want to track them in. And then you’ll decide if you want to tag them or group them into groups. So once you selected all your key words, all of your keywords will show up in this table right here.

So we are looking at 54 or we are tracking 54 keywords for this particular website. Um, and they’ll all show up right here in this column. So when it go back up here to this next part, which is the trend line, the trend line shows our keyword ranking progress over time or over the timeframe that we’ve chosen. So right now we’re looking at about two and a half year timeframe here. So you can see the progress of these keywords over that 22 and a half year timeframe. There are five colors. If it’s dark green, that means that you are in the first, second or third position on Google. If it’s a light green, that means you’re in the fourth through 10th position. And then the yellow means you’re in 11th through 20th position, which would be the second page. Um, and then darker orange is 21 through 50, and then a red means you’re 51 plus.

Obviously the key is to get the grains because that means you’re on the first page of Google and the dark greens means you’re in the top of the first page of Google. You can see when this trend line, when we started, we had almost no keyword drinking. But over time we started to get some on the first page. And now you can see that we have almost every single keyword on the first page with about 17 in the first, second or third position. Um, so you can actually look at a different trend line, just a line graph by looking at the Google change. But sometimes it’s easier just to see, okay, I want to see the actual positions that my keywords are tracking. Again, this is all 54 keywords that we’re tracking and where they’re positioned down here shows the number of keywords that are ranking the top 100 so all 54 of our keywords are ranking the top 100 and this shows the amount of positions that’s changed.

So over the timeframe we’ve gone up 500 or 5,148 positions in the timeframe that we’ve chosen. Every time you change your timeframe, all your statistics will change cause you have to look at a specific timeframes. I’m coming down to the table in the table. You will have your keywords in this column that you’re tracking the location, which is very important where you currently rank on Google, how much it’s changed over time. And again, how much has changed in the timeframe that you’ve chosen. Um, and the, and the webpage or the URL that ranks. And then the volume. Now the volume is nationwide volume. So we are looking at the keyword volume for children’s dentistry in the whole United States. Uh, the only way you can get keywords specific or location specific data is that, uh, uh, the keyword planner. But this does give you an idea about which keywords are the most important.

If I was to sort kind of buy by volume, I could see that pediatric dentistry is the most frequently searched and children’s dentist would be second. Um, so all of these columns can be sorted. You can sort ’em by keyword, by location or by where you rank or by volume. So all the keywords can be sorted in this table. Um, you can actually see the progress of each keyword individually. So if I want to look and see how children’s dentist has performed by itself, I can click on that keyword and it’ll give me the stats just for this key word. We are currently ranked in the first position, but it shows us over time where we have ranked, and you can see if we scroll down back in 2017, we weren’t found. And then we got to the 27th position. The third position, second position, and then we’ve moved up to the first position and have stayed in that position.

You can also click on SERP and see the competition for that particular keyword who ranks number one. So our website ranks number one. Um, and then you can see up to 50, 50 positions. So you can check the individual rankings for any keyword. The, this is the aggregate of all the keywords. Combine the table kind of shows you individually, but you can see individual trendlines for individual keywords simply by clicking on the keyword. And you can see the trend line there and all the data related to that. Again, the SERP data is going to show you your competition as well. Some other metrics like a Mazda rank, a page authority, domain authority and backlinks. Again, we are the number one spot here for this particular client. Um, so that is how you track your website rankings. Um, sign up for the ultimate dashboard, pop in and go to SEO and rankings and then you add your keywords and they will all show up here and you can slice and dice and look at it.

Really at any time. Um, the second way to check your rankings is, um, using going into SEO and using the Google search console. Um, we won’t go too deep into this, but this is another way to check your rankings. This is going to be your overall rankings, or it’s going to check up to a thousand to 5,000 keywords where you rank your clicks. Um, it’s tons of data to be tracking here. Um, so using the ranking section allows you to be more narrow and track very specific keywords or just the keywords that you want to see going into Google search console really is going to allow you to see how you rank for all of your keywords, but it is a lot of, show you up to a thousand to 5,000 keywords. Um, but it’s best just to kind of narrow in and focus on a particular set of keywords like we have here. We have 50 keywords. So that is how you check your website rankings. Thank you.