Step 5. Check your rankings in search
To find out the current positions of your site with keywords in
search engine results pages so that you can see the effect of
your optimizations and check your site s progress over time.
Obviously you have spent much time on researching keywords,
applying optimization advice, submitting your Web site and
other measures that the previous steps required. So, are your
Checking your rankings is the first and fastest way to answer
this question. You can either do it by hand or use Web CEO.
The latter will save you great amounts of time that would
otherwise be wasted on hand querying and position tracking
with Excel or other tools.
Pretending to be human, Web CEO examines search engine
results pages and builds a real time report giving the exact
positions of your Web site with targeted keywords. It includes
several search engine results pages, which show where your
site was found.
All in all, you will get the same results as if you tracked your
rankings manually, but they are far more understandable. Web
CEO has many preset views, which allow you to quickly see
specific reports, e.g. pages that are in the top 10 or top 20.