Rank Checker unreliable?

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Hi,

I've been using Rank Checker for Firefox for a long time, however, recently a supplier of mine checked a page for me. When I checked it with RankChecker it said something like position #45 and his, using SEOmoz said #6.
Have you experienced something similar?

I would like a great, free tool that I can check my rankings with, but spending $100/month for seomoz, may be bit much.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

Best regards,
Thomas
#checker #rank #unreliable
  • Profile picture of the author DizenSounds
    ya this can happen with self hosted ranking trackers because of personalization and other similar issues.

    i recommend using third party rank checkers that manage the process themselves. its cheaper, easier, and they are the ones that have to figure out the problems with personalization
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  • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
    Try out SERPFox.com

    It's a pretty solid service, and one of the best priced around. My complaint is that they update their rankings FAR too much. Something like 4 or 5 times a day. Which is really overkill.

    Otherwise, solid service and again cheapest of any around.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasTe
    Great stuff, guys. I'll check those two out.

    Best regards,
    Thomas
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidTiger
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    • Profile picture of the author ndotreviews
      Many tools are not reliable just change the proxy of a particular country and then check the ranking. Then you will get the exact ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicktyler
    As mentioned you normally need to pay to get the most reliable results. The problem is that once you find a bad number how can you trust any of the other numbers?

    SEO MOZ is pretty good though just not allways the quickest to run.
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  • Profile picture of the author samual james
    You can just get a rough idea through tools, maximum of them doesn't show exact ranking. It's better to go manually if you want exact ranking
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasTe
    @Samual: When you say manual, what do you mean? How do you avoid getting your cached results if using for example firefox?
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  • Profile picture of the author faisalmaximus
    Originally Posted by ThomasTe View Post

    Hi,

    I've been using Rank Checker for Firefox for a long time, however, recently a supplier of mine checked a page for me. When I checked it with RankChecker it said something like position #45 and his, using SEOmoz said #6.
    Have you experienced something similar?

    I would like a great, free tool that I can check my rankings with, but spending $100/month for seomoz, may be bit much.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks.

    Best regards,
    Thomas
    Use SEO Powersuite Rank Tracker, this is the best rank tracker ever, the free version can track ranking nicely, but you can't publish the pdf report.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasTe
    Funny. I was actually just downloading their software when you wrote this. Thanks for the confirmation that this could be a good choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author daya1
    Yes agree, rank checker not define the right rank. When I tried to used it, the rank was 10 but when you surf it manually it turns 5.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devid1
    Use proxy on your browser,clear the cache & cookie,sign out from your google account and then check it manually.
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  • Profile picture of the author Iron
    Yeah, it does happen sometimes
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    • Profile picture of the author DizenSounds
      Originally Posted by Craftisy View Post

      I personally use SerpBook.com for my clients - it's light and efficient.
      Thanks, I think we get it, you work for SerpBook.com. If it wasn't the first two threads you bumped about rankin tracking it may have been the other 7 that gave it away and your cool sig.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeraldNitram
    Treat those rank checkers as unique users. Each rank checker on the Internet would be a certain person on the Internet using Google or whatever search engine out there to check your rank. There are many factors that would make you rank on the search results, and one of them would be location, even if you're searching using the no-country- redirect searcher for Google. It could be that the reference point of those rank checkers are different from each other.
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  • Profile picture of the author julianbooth123
    Yes, it has happened to me in few cases, and so now i always trust manual rank checking rather than going for any of the rank checking tools available
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasTe
    Thanks, guys.
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