Which Keywords am I Ranking for?

Before that blogging passion turned into an obsession, you probably just wanted to put out a word or two. However, now that the whole thing has become rather serious, one of the questions that you are asking yourself is; “which keywords am I ranking for?” For those that are not in the know, this is an entirely valid question. Every website owner needs to have an insight into the keywords for which their sites are ranking, to enable them to make informed decisions about the trajectory of their websites.

See all your Keywords and their Rankings on Google

There are a number of ways through which you can determine the keywords for which you are ranking.

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First, you can use paid tools that can be found online to view your keywords and the positions for which they are ranking on Google. Of these, one of the best and cheapest is RankTrackr. Feel free to check it out by clicking on the banner above.

Use Google Search Console to view the Keywords for which you are ranking

The good think about this method is that it is free of charge. To discover all the keywords for which you are ranking on your site, all that you need to do is sign up for Google Search Console. Formerly known as Webmaster’s Tools, Search Console gives you a wealth of information about your website. In order to see your keywords and their ranks, do the following;

Check Rankings free in Google Search Console

  1. Log into Google Search Console.
  2. In your Dashboard, click on the “Performance,” button.
  3. On the page that comes up, click on the download button under “Queries” (See above screenshot).
  4. Next, click on “Download CSV.”
  5. Save the download that comes up.

All your Keywords and Ranks

The great thing about this method is that it’s one of the few that truly answer the question; “which keywords am I ranking for?” The Excel download that you have just saved contains all your keywords as well as their ranks on Google. You will discover that there are a lot of keywords on there for which you did not even have an idea that you were ranking!

Sorting the Data

You can sort the data that you get in a variety of ways. In our case, we needed to see what we were ranking for according to rank. It was a simple matter to have everything arranged according to the highest rank for which we were being ranked.

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