Due to Marhgil Macuha’s $150 Mini SEO contest, a lot of bloggers have been posting like mad trying to optimize for the keywords “Marhgil Macuha“. I’m not an exception as this is my fourth post for that keyword.
However, my goal for this post is not to talk about “marhgil macuha” but I would like to teach you on where I got the screenshot for my search engine rankings. I think you will remember this image one of my previous posts.
So do you want to know where I got this image from?
The image the you see above came from a free search engine keyword ranking tool located at Mike’s Marketing tools (very long name eh?)
Search Engine Rankings offers instant, online reports of web site rankings in 9 top search engines and web directories, including Google, Yahoo! Search, MSN, AOL, AltaVista, AllTheWeb, Yahoo! Directory, Open Directory (Dmoz), and LookSmart – FREE! (Source)
The search engine ranking tool returns the same results as a manual search at Google.com from within the U.S.
Using this tool is pretty easy and straightforward. Just type your domain and the keyword you want to see your rankings and press “check rankings”.
A pop-up window will then open showing you your latest rankings from different search engines. If you are in the top 50 search engine results for that keyword, your rank will be shown. If not, then your rank will be “No”.
This tool also logs your previous searches so you can search everyday to see if there’s progress in your search engine rankings.
Note # 1: Although Marhgil already suggested that we should log out of our Google accounts in order to avoid biased search engine results, I’m too lazy to log out so I just use this. However, I don’t know which Google location Marhgil will use for his judging.
Update: Apparently, somebody asked Marhgil on what Google Search will he use for the contest. Marhgil has replied that he will use www.google.com and NOT www.google.com.ph (Source). So now my question is, is the google.com search engine results the same as the search from within the United States? If so then this tool will be very useful.