If yes, How do you know which page is ranked?

What tool do you use to check your page rank?

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Kyle Premium Plus Featured Comment
I would recommend that you leverage Jaaxy SiteRank. This is included, and you can see where you are ranked in Google, Bing and Yahoo under any search term.

Click on the Research tab in the header, and under that you will see a SiteRank tab. (see attached)

You can also track rankings over time, and as an Enterprise member (included in Premium Plus+), you can have this rank tracking take place for you automatically. ;)
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feigner Premium
but that is one of the problems isn't it Kyle...
that you are choosing the keywords you are looknig for ranking with rather than google...who are ranking you for terms you may not even realise....
so i could choose my title and will rank at pos1, but no one is searching for that...
isn't it better to see what search console is ranking you for on that article and go from there...
there is no way of forcing google to rank you for keywords it doesn't think are relevant in your post...
and unless you are on page one of google Jaaxy for premium members will not show ranking...
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1Rudy1 Premium
Thanks for stopping by, Kyle!
In my truly to Partha, I realized the error, I wanted to know how to find out if any particular page/blog post had been INDEXED...
Not Ranked.

I wanted to change some page titles, yet didn't want to if they had been picked up yet by the bots.

I will check my settings as well to see whether they are follow or no follow.

Thanks, again...

Rudy
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feigner Premium
you can change the titles but ideally not the urls....
changing hte urls make them a new post .. you can redirect from the old one to the new one without issue though..
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1Rudy1 Premium
That's true, however, if title is changed, the url link is usually changed automatically.

If a link has not been indexed, it won't affect anything.

Rudy
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feigner Premium
nope ...you have control...
once a post is published then you have to manually change the url...
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1Rudy1 Premium
Thats right, after it's been published...

Rudy
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FrankB-1 Premium Plus
Hi, Rudy

I have tried various ways to see my post rankings, including Jaaxy Enterprise and SERPRobot. Additionally, I check their keywords directly by searching the Google, Bing, and Yahoo search engines in an incognito browser window.

What I also find valuable (and amusing) is seeing what articles others are reading (in real-time and 30-minute intervals). I have the Google Analytics App loaded on my iPhone and configured to run the GA-4 real-time overview.

You can see an average result in the two attached images (I'm not promoting my website in any way, these images are simply illustrative). It also shows your conversions every 30 min (which are not pictured in the screenshots).

Let me warn you that if you run the GA app in the background on your smartphone it can get a little addictive! 😊

Frank
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ParthaB Premium
Hey Rudy,

Your question throws up a few more questions, but I guess you're referring to the actual terms that an individual article is ranking for.

The reason I say that is that the term "page rank" also refers to a scale from 1-100 that all websites, and individual posts/pages, are given.

This is how we determine authority of a website, as well as individual pages.

So, as an example, I believe Wikipedia has a page rank of around 97 (Domain Authority), whereas a brand new website will have a page rank of 0.

There are various browser tools and add-ons that will tell you your page rank or domain authority.

Plus, AHrefs has a decent free tool for checking both domain authority and backlinks pointing to your site.

However, if you're talking about the actual keyword phrases that you're ranking for then that's slightly different.

Phil (feigner) has mentioned the method that I would use.

Firstly, I'll say NOT to use Jaaxy Rank Checker.

There's a few reasons for this.

Jaaxy Rank Checker requires YOU to input the keyword phrase that you wish to check your ranking for.

However, I generally see that most members use this completely incorrectly.

I've blogged about this, answered various questions, over-and-over again.

It almost hurts me when I see people getting excited about "ranking number one", then blog about it, and then receive a plethora of "well dones" and "congratulations", but they're not in fact ranking for anything that anyone will search for.

The main reason for this is that the entire title has been input into Jaaxy.

It's like me writing an article titled, "Partha's Party Tricks For More Traffic" and then inputting that entire title into Jaaxy.

I then find that I am ranked number 1 of Google, Bing, and Yahoo for THAT SEARCH TERM.

Who in the hell is going to search, "Partha's Party Tricks For More Traffic"?

I'll tell you who - ME and a NOT single other soul on this entire planet!!

Additionally, even though write an article around ONE SPECIFIC KEYWORD you'll eventually rank for 10s, 100s, even 1000s of different keywords.

The best place to check your ranking on individual articles and the VARIOUS SEARCH TERMS you are ranking for is to use the Webmaster Tools.

So, this would be Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools (There are also other ranking checkers, e.g. Ubersuggest, The Hoth, AHrefs, SEMRush, etc).

You can check rankings on a daily basis, weekly, monthly, and they both automatically revert to 3 months.

So, as an example, you could check the last 7 days in Google Search Console.

This will initially give you the phrases that are driving traffic to your website, as well their average ranking, impressions, and clickthrough rate.

If you then click on an individual article and the click on "Queries" this will tell you all the individual keywords that article is receiving impressions and clicks for.

For me, I rarely check ranking, but rather traffic received.

I know for a fact that if an article is receving 30-100 visitors per day from Google then it's ranked pretty high on page one.

I personally think many people get too hung up on ranking, and typically check ranking for ONE sole keyword.

However, as I say, most articles will eventually rank for 100s of keywords.

I check Google Analytics regularly to see how much traffic I'm receiving.

I'm sure I could spend more time on GSC or Bing WT to see the individual phrases I'm ranking for.

You can also see if there is an opportunity to rank for keywords that are receving lots of impressions and few clicks (potentially you're ranking at number 10 for a phrase that isn't included in your article. When you add this phrase to your article you may rank higher for that keyword and receive more traffic - I've actually written about before - But, I'm not overly worried about ranking of individual articles.

For me, I know that some will rank and produce lots of traffic, whereas other articles may produce nothing.

Why spend my time worrying about it?

I'll just move on and write more content.

There are of course people who will write far less than me and then look to rank each individual article at number one through a series of links, whether internally or backlinks from authority websites, social media, forums, directories, etc.

But, in the time it takes for someone to do all their off-page SEO work in order to rank that one article, I will have written another 2-3 articles and published them on my website.

Initially, worry about traffic, if you're not getting any then it's time to look at the rankings of your articles.

This will help you determine whether you're targeting keywords that are too competitive or if you need to improve your writing or on-page SEO, etc.

Partha
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phil1944 Premium
Most people new to WA have no idea of the difference between being indexed and being ranked and get all excited when their new website is reported as being indexed by Google and everyone rushes to congratulate them. Still, we all need a little encouragement and it does no harm. Your response has some really great points and made great reading.
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1Rudy1 Premium
Ummmm, I meant page index, not page rank... and such a nice reply, too, Partha...😎

Your first sentence reminded me of my original question, that I wanted to know if my page was indexed...went sideways from there ...

Rudy
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1Rudy1 Premium
Oh, and I'm sure that my keywords may be too competitive...will see what I can do with them, and maybe change any if not indexed...

Rudy
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LaraCro Premium Plus
? :)
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ParthaB Premium
Hey Phil,

To some extent I both agree and disagree with what you say.

I'm all for encouragement, as long as helping someone move in the right direction.

I'm sure there are many members who haven't taken the time to get to know me who may believe that I'm incredibly rude.

This is simply because I don't offer "encouragement and motivation" in a direct way that everyone can see.

However, I have quite often PM'd someone privately (obviously) to explain the potential error in what they have said, believed, or blogged.

Then again, there are those who know me quite well, and will say that I have probably given them more 1-2-1 help than anyone else EVER.

In fact, I got to a stage pre-Xmas whereby I was spending 20-25 hours a week on other people's websites, whether this was helping with keyword research, structuring articles, providing personal feedback and areas for improvement, etc.

But, one thing I don't always agree with is "encouragement" given when it is pushing someone in an incorrect direction.

There is too much focus on being "nice", as opposed to actually being helpful.

Case in point, there are a few members who have been here for 6-24 months, but are still totally focused on "Wealthy Affiliate small wins".

In the grand scheme of things being ranked in the top 200, having a WA blog post in the top 10 WA blog post, having Site trust of 80%, being indexed, etc. mean very, very little.

I'm pretty sure that most people didn't come to WA to pay $49 or $99 a month simply to join a social media outlet.

And if they did, there are certainly cheaper ways to do it.

So, whereas encouragement is good, I believe telling some that they've done a "great job" and are "moving in the right direction" because they have a WA blog post ranked in the top 10 WA blog posts is completely wrong.

Just my opinion - I would rather genuinely help people (which I do every single day without making a song and dance about it) than provide false hope.

Any business, whether online or offline, requires one helluva lot of hard work.

There will be good times, there will be bad, but those who prove to be successful are constantly learning, eveolving, and concentrating on the RIGHT THINGS that will move their business forward.

Partha
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ParthaB Premium
It's all about the competitiveness of the keywords you choose Rudy.

This is unfortunately why there are many, many bloggers, whether here at WA or elsewhere, who have been doing this for years, but are still no further forward than day one.

The whole point in blogging and basic SEO is to find phrases, topics, and questions that YOU KNOW you can rank for.

This is typically why I've turned my back on keyword tools.

They are all based on historical data and you will only receive information on keywords that others are already ranking for..

(Plus, I've shown many times how I'm receving 1,000s of visitors a month for keywords that show as <10 in Jaaxy - this is why it's so important to know, learn and understand about your niche)

Don't get me wrong, you'll find some great keywords via a tool, but you'll need to spend a long time looking.

Keyword tools will always provide ideas that have been used before or written about before.

The aim of blogging and SEO (without backlinking) is to find the least competitive topics to write about.

If no-one else has written about this topic, but I know people in my niche are interested in this topic (through research) then I know that I'm going to rank well quite quickly with an article on this topic.

If you're writing exactly the same stuff as everyone else you'll automatically come up against competition.

You know me - think outside the box.

Partha
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1Rudy1 Premium
Especially in a competitive niche like mmo. I'm looking at spreading my wings and create a different kind of website.

I have saved your Parthas potions, grin, and follow tour train of thought, rather than trying to find keywords, per se, I look for what other people are looking for.

This is the turnaround year for me, and I'm looking forward to earning some income.

Rudy
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Zoopie Premium
Have to get new glasses, I first read it as is your page rancid. I thought OMG. Lol.
I have given up Checking , just trying to get my traffic up. I do check Bing and DuckDuckGo though.
Stevoi
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1Rudy1 Premium
Lol....too funny. Of course, thats what I now wear glasses....😎

I kind of feel the same way, about the ranking.

I'm not going to sweat it, just keep posting content that I find good keywords for..

Thanks for the laugh, Stevoi!

Rudy
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feigner Premium
don't be fooled by checking for your whole title...just ask whether people are really going to type the whole of your title in...
very unlikely...
the best place to look and see what google is ranking you for is your search console account...but ( isn't there always one of those) not all the keywords in there are valid, google may be testing your content so you find strange keywords not relevant to your niche or site....
don't forget to alter the data reange at the top or you will be looking at 3 months of data rather than today or in the last week....
the other place i have found that seems to work quite well is thehoth free tools ranking checker...
you will need a free account and to sign in but to me it is worth it..
there are other free tools as well that are useful....
have fun
phil
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1Rudy1 Premium
Cool...I'll check that source out!

Rudy
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feigner Premium
if it is page index then two ways spring to mind...
using
site:[url]
in google ( no space between the : and the url...)
or
going to seach console and clicking on url inspection and adding the url to the top line...
google will tell you whether it knows about your article and whether it is in for indexing....
you can use live view to get more info if it has not been indexed...jsut to see if there are problems...
don't worry too much about a few js errors or images not loading...
phil
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