What keywords is google ranking me for?

by Mmfh
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Hey everybody,

It used to be easy to know what Google thought your site was about because of "meta tags" Keywords.

Since the big G doesn't use meta keywords anymore, how does this work exactly? How can we check to see what google thinks our keywords are?

I have a site that I used a few specific keywords while writing it, I use google external keyword tool and search by website content, url.

What google comes up with does not match what I thought it would because of the way I wrote it.

How do you know what people are going to have to search for to get google to show them your site?

This seems basic and I should know this but I don't!

Thanks very much!!

Mm
#google #keywords #ranking
  • Three words: Google webmaster tools
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  • Profile picture of the author redfoxseo
    Yes Google webmaster tools now shows your top keywords
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    • Profile picture of the author topcash
      google.com/webmaster
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      • Profile picture of the author Mmfh
        You guys all seem to agree but I have an account there and when I go there I'm not seeing what you are talking about.

        The home screen says, no messages.

        On the left I have like a help section which isn't telling me anything about my site. In the middle I have the option to add a new site.

        I'm going to go digging around there again, I hope I find something I've been missing.

        Thanks very much!

        Mm
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        • Profile picture of the author Ashley Gable
          Originally Posted by Mmfh View Post

          You guys all seem to agree but I have an account there and when I go there I'm not seeing what you are talking about.

          The home screen says, no messages.

          On the left I have like a help section which isn't telling me anything about my site. In the middle I have the option to add a new site.

          I'm going to go digging around there again, I hope I find something I've been missing.

          Thanks very much!

          Mm
          Just below "Add A Site" it will list the sites in your account. You need to click on it to see the data it has for that site.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mmfh
          Hey I figured out that I was logged into google with the wrong account and wasn't getting the site info I wanted.

          Now that I've got some information to look at, I've found something I don't like.

          Google says my most relevent keyword is "amp" Google found that on my site over 4000 times because of widgets from Amazon.

          I have a couple of widgets from Amazon on each page and these "amp" are I believe spaces in the code.

          Seems like I should get rid of the widgets, get google to crawl the site again. Re-install the widgets.

          What do you think??

          Thanks very much!

          Mm
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  • Google never ranked you from meta keywords. Clearly you have no idea.

    But if you want an idea... get a Google Analytics and Google Webmaster account and they will tell you the information you need.

    Or you could buy SEO Elite and type in any keyword phrase you want to see where you are raking for and let it do it's magic.

    Lots of ways to find out... speculation not among them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mmfh
      Originally Posted by InternetMarketingIQ View Post

      Google never ranked you from meta keywords. Clearly you have no idea.

      But if you want an idea... get a Google Analytics and Google Webmaster account and they will tell you the information you need.

      Or you could buy SEO Elite and type in any keyword phrase you want to see where you are raking for and let it do it's magic.

      Lots of ways to find out... speculation not among them.
      When you say clearly I have no idea, you are absolutely right about that.
      I will check out SEO Elite, sounds very cool!

      Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Mmfh
      Originally Posted by oca101 View Post

      Top 5 Ranking Factors

      1.
      Keyword Focused Anchor Text from External Links
      73% very high importance

      2.
      External Link Popularity (quantity/quality of external links)
      71% very high importance
      71%
      3.
      Diversity of Link Sources (links from many unique root domains)
      67% very high importance

      4.
      Keyword Use Anywhere in the Title Tag
      66% very high importance

      5.
      Trustworthiness of the Domain Based on Link Distance from Trusted Domains (e.g. TrustRank, Domain mozTrust, etc.)
      66% very high importance

      Top 5 Negative Ranking Factors

      1.
      Cloaking with Malicious/Manipulative Intent
      68% very high importance

      2.
      Link Acquisition from Known Link Brokers/Sellers
      56% high importance

      3.
      Links from the Page to Web Spam Sites/Pages
      51% moderate importance

      4.
      Cloaking by User Agent
      51% moderate importance

      5.
      Frequent Server Downtime & Site Inaccessibility
      51% moderate importance


      Top 5 Most Contentious Factors

      1. Cloaking by Cookie Detection 16.3% strong contention
      2. Cloaking by JavaScript/Rich Media Support Detection 15.4% moderate contention
      3. Hiding Text with same/similar colored text/background 15.3% moderate contention
      4. Cloaking by IP Address 15.3% moderate contention
      5. Cloaking by User Agent 15.2% moderate contention
      I've made a copy of your little chart and fortunately I don't think I've done anything negative. I will looks things over with this in mind.

      Thanks very much!

      Mm
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    • Profile picture of the author bha
      Originally Posted by actionplanbiz View Post

      anything else besides the google webmaster tool?
      Log in to your hosting account and check out your stats program. You should see what keywords users are using to find you.
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  • Google webmaster is the best ever tool i have used. It will update the incoming links as well as keywords for which you are ranking higher in every 24 to 48 hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author sdkWriter
    I agree that for the price (free), you can't beat google's webmaster tools; however, it's not always in sync with what we are seeing during our testing. For example, we have a three word phrase that we rank #3 in the serps. That three word phrase doesn't show up in webmaster tools. Also, for many of the keywords that we rank for, webmaster tools shows we're in position X, when in fact, we have been ranking much higher than X for many months in a row. Thus, while we use the webmaster tool's information, we also keep in mind that its accuracy is not always spot on.
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