How can I find my "true" rankings?

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I have been trying to check my true rankings for my keywords, when I google them in my browser in Firefox they come up higher then in my browser in Chrome. :confused:

I then put my keywords into the keywords rank checker at SEOcentro.com and they came up even higher, what is a quick ( and preferably) free way to check my true rankings, or is there no such thing as true ranking since Google customizes it's content to the searcher?

I guess I am looking for what an average person might seen when Googling one of my keywords.
#find #rankings #true
  • Profile picture of the author WittyT
    You can install Free SEO Software | The Best PPC & SEO Management Tool -Traffic Travis
    It's kinda slow to update your rankings, but it's FREE
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    • Profile picture of the author Carl Brown
      You have to make sure you clean out your browser history, cookies and make sure you're not logged in to Google.

      I use: searchenginegenie.com/google-rank-checker.html

      It'll check your position to 300 places.
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    • Profile picture of the author aygabtu
      Try the link in my signature. It is a SERP checker that uses private proxies and no personalization, so you will get your 'true' ranking. Let me know if you have any questions.
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      Check top 300 Google SERP results free. WhatsMySERP.com tracks and graphs changes for multiple domains/keywords/regions. Also includes advanced keyword density tool.

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    • Profile picture of the author aygabtu
      Try the link in my signature. It is a SERP checker that uses private proxies and no personalization, so you will get your 'true' ranking. Let me know if you have any questions.
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      Check top 300 Google SERP results free. WhatsMySERP.com tracks and graphs changes for multiple domains/keywords/regions. Also includes advanced keyword density tool.

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  • Profile picture of the author katona44
    There is no "True Ranking" because each search gives up a little bit different results. Your rankings are always dancing 1-3 positions up and down.
    Only if you are in top 5-10 you can really measure a true ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    In a sense there is no "true" ranking because ranking isn't static and how Google chooses to display its results varies on many factors. Even between different browser agents.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wade32
    Google Chrome has an SEO app called SEO Quake that's pretty good. Tells the inbound/outbound links, page rank, and a lot more info

    You can also use the Google Page Rank Checker
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  • Profile picture of the author gPlayer
    You can also use Rank Tracker and serpfox. You can use them for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author ZmB
    I don't even bother with software crap;

    sign up at SEOMOZ and get the free SERP checker there. Very accurate.
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  • Profile picture of the author BarryOnline
    Use this URL in your browser:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=YOUR KEYWORD HERE&pws=0

    This will remove personalised results
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    • Profile picture of the author aygabtu
      Originally Posted by BarryOnline View Post

      Use this URL in your browser:

      http://www.google.com/search?q=YOUR KEYWORD HERE&pws=0

      This will remove personalised results
      Problem with using google is you have to check each keyword, one by one, and if it isn't on the first page, you'll have to page through until you find your domain. Then, if you want to track your progress you'll have to create some kind of spreadsheet, and if you want to graph it well, you get the idea.

      So much easier to use the site in our signature.
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      Check top 300 Google SERP results free. WhatsMySERP.com tracks and graphs changes for multiple domains/keywords/regions. Also includes advanced keyword density tool.

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    • Profile picture of the author Laptop seris
      This is what i was looking all over the internet and finally found good answer , thanks a lot
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  • Profile picture of the author Chrisbroholm
    In chrome:

    Hit CTRL+SHIFT+N and go to Google

    this is the most pure way to manually check rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kael41
    If you've got many sites that you want to track and maintain from one interface, if I may suggest the tool in my signature. My next release is also incorporating not just organic results, but also localized result tracking as well which is incredibly important.
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewWoodward
    If you just want to do a quick keyword check you can do it in an incognito window in Google Chrome.

    Otherwise use something like RankTracker from SEO Powersuite which is my personal tracker of choice after trying a few different ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author daweelmac
    I use the software Rank Tracker by SEO powersuite to monitor my rankings. It's 100% accurate and the results are real time updated.
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