Some of the Popular Rank Trackers Reviewed
This is a Firefox only browser plugin that lets you check rankings on-demand. Its totally free to use and has the ability to export the data as .CSV file. The maximum amount of keywords you can run at any given time is limited to 100.
This rank checker is part of the popular Moz Suite of SEO tools. If you only want to check rankings – then this is a fairly expensive option and I would not recommend it. Prices start at $99 and go all the way up to $599 on a monthly subscription basis.
Advanced Web Ranking
Popularly called AWR, they have a desktop version as well as a web cloud based version that was launched afterwards. They have no limit on the number of keywords you can check on a monthly basis – but you have to pay the per keyword lookup rate. The neat feature I liked with this is its ability to make neat looking client PDF ranking reports. The only downside of the desktop version is that you have to keep it running on your PC which means you need to leave your machine running all the time (or atleast when you set the schedule for the daily rank checking). However, if you have a remote VPS you can simply leave it running there.
The prices for the desktop version starts at $199 and goes all the way up to $2999. You pay for the frequency of your keyword looks ups – which means you get a certain quota of ranking lookups for the price. You also need to get a separate set of proxies if you’re gointo be installing the desktop version.
The cloud version sells in different plans from $49 to $499 per month and you can do pretty much everything the desktop version does – without the hassle of managing the desktop tool.
SEMrush is a fantastic tool when it comes to spying on your competitors rankings and other activities. I use this tool for uncover keywords that my competition is already ranking for and I would not recommend this tool as a on-demand rank checking tool or a scheduled rank tracker. They do have a 14 day trial, but again for purely rank tracking – this is an overkill.
SEO Power Suite – Rank Tracker Module by Link Assistant
The folks behind the SEO Power Suite have a set of different SEO tools that come bundled in the SEO Power Suite or that can be purchased individually. However, you need to renew the licenses on a regular basis (quarterly, semi-annually or annually) so that your version of the tool you use is compatible with the latest Google updates.
Like AWR is offers ranking reports. However, the one advantage is has over AWR is that it does not require you to purchase and subscribe to a separate set of proxies. This is a life saver. I liked the way it works, and I liked that you can run as many copies as you wish on unlimited PCs – as long as they are not running at the same time. This allowed me to install it for my team and on my remote VPS without any hassle.
Prices start at around $125 for the rank tracker module.
Raven tools is a swiss army knife set of SEO tools that is very popular. Its pretty expensive if you just need rank tracking done, but if you need all the SEO tools it offers then this is a good choice. They did say that they use Google Webmaster Tools and Bing webmaster Tools APIs to grab ranking data (which is probably why its so expensive).
Plans start at around $99 and go all the way up to $249 per month.
This is my recommendation if you’re looking for a tool that offers SEO rank tracking only at a very affordable price.
They have 8 different plans that start as low as $2.95 and you can even sign up for a free plan to test drive the tool.
They track Google, Yahoo and Bing and the data is highly accurate and reliable. They pride themselves on being a simple rank tracker that takes not more than a couple of minutes to learn – which is very true!
The tool boasts of all the standard and advanced features one would expect from a web rank tracker – such as client pdf reports, rank alert notifications, advanced graphs, white label reports, unlimited domains etc. If you’re just getting into SEO and need a quick and affordable rank tracker – this is the tool of choice!
This one has been doing the rounds on the SEO forums for several years. The only thing I did not like about it was that they have not updated their user interface for several years now. This tool is a dedicated web rank tracker and was one of the earlier popular tools.
Prices range from a free version to as much as $599 per month.
Like SEOmoz and SEMrush this is another suite of SEO tools. Its not really just a rank tracker in that sense – which is why its an expensive option if you’re just looking to track rankings.
SEO SERP Chrome Extension
This free extension like SEO Books FireFox plugin, works on Chrome and lets you check live data as well as scheduled ranking data.
Another SEO tool set with the ability to check ranking data on-demand and via campaigns your setup. It supports most features like exporting data, preparing reports for clients etc.
I would not recommend it if you just need to check ranking data as that would be expensive to do on a per keyword basis.
This a dedicated Rank tracking tool that looks pretty interesting. The prices start on the higher side of $69 per month with a free trial available if you want to test drive it at first. It supports both on-demand and campaign checking.
This one has been around for a while. It allows you to check a ton of data other than ust ranking data. I found the data it uncovers similar to Market Samurai. Again, if you’re not looking for data beyond rank checking – then this is an overkill.
Prices start at $28 and go up to $499 per month.
This is probably one of the oldest SEO tool set for desktops. You pay a one time fee and you can do a ton of work with it. Some of the data and features are deprecated, but it is still a nift tool to have. I highly recommend it if you’re doing SEO and cant afofrd some of the monthly tool sets. At one point of time I was using this tool on a daily basis for all my SEO projects. However, since I’ve leveled up my SEO after a ton of experience – this tools is now very basic for me. That does not mean that I don’t use it. I do rely on it when I need certain data – quickly. The Rank Tracking module was deprecated a while ago.
This is an advanced tool for SEO experts only. I would not recommend it for beginners. It has advanced features and comes with a hefty price. If you just need rank tracking then you can skip ahead.
Yet another SEO tool suite that offers a mix of different search marketing tools sets and analytics data.
They call themselves a slick and intuitive rank tracker. It has the ability to check local rankings and offers all the features the go into a rank tracker. Prices start at $9 per month but the per keywrod rate seems to be a bit steep.
This tool has been around for a while and seems to be popular in some of the underground SEO forums. They have ton of plans and the plans start for as low as $10 monthly. The dashboard looks decent but could do with a facelift. I recommend this one if you’re just doing rank tracking. This tool may have been created by ViperChill of blackhat SEO fame.
Quite a flexible rank tracking tool that allows you to check rankings in real time as well. The number of keyword credits you get and can use is completely customizable. Prices start at $10 per month and the plans a very flexible which leads to custom pricing.
This is a web SEO tool set and operates mostly for resellers of SEO services who want multiple features. I would not recommend it for only checking rankings. Prices start at $99 to $499 per month.
A neat looking interface that allows you to get an insight into your SEO efforts based on your ranking data, backlinks, social optimization and compare it with your competitors. I recommend this tool if you need all the bells and whistles – but you will have to be an advanced SEO user to analyze the meaning of the metrics you see in your dashboard.
This tool is a basic rank tracking tool that has become popular in some of the SEO forums like at Blackhatworld. You can track as little as 25 keywords or as many as 5000 and the prices range from $7 to $329 per month based on the plan you want. I like the simplified dashboard and its ease of use.
This started out as a basic SEO tool set but has grown to now include some advanced features. Its expensive and prices start at $99 per month to as much as $999. They do have free trial – but again this is an overkill if you just need basic data.
As the name suggests this is a dedicated rank tracking tool that offers both campaign level as well as on-demand rank tracking. Prices start at $49 to $99 per month and you can also optionally make a custom plan based on your monthly keyword demand.
Ezee Rank Tracker
This is a desktop tool that offers a lifetime version for a one time price. I was not very impressed with the interface and the way the tool is presented. They claim to have a ton of users (they are popular on blackhat world) – but if you’re looking for a neat interface then this may not be the right choice even at the price of $99
Pretty sleek with advanced tracking options. I highly recommend this if you’re an advanced SEO guru and looking to gain some intuitive insights. Pricing is steep on a per keyword basis but you do get access to some nifty information.
Pro Rank Tracker
One of the popular web based SEO rank trackers that offers a wide range of features. Pricing is aggressive and if you’re doing client SEO and need to churn out ranking reports every month – then this is a good tool to have. Prices start at $19 per month and they do offer their own set of APIs.
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