So now that you’re working hard on getting your website onto page one of Google.
it’s important you keep track of your progress so you can see how things are coming along.
Instead of just Googling your keyword every day and then seeing where you rank on Google.
it’s much more accurate and way easier to just use it all in this video.
I’m going to show you two different options you can use.
The first one is actually built into SEMRUSH.
So to access that, what we need to do is go over to projects on the left-hand side and then go to position tracking.
So once the page loads, you’re going to be given an option to enter your website domain.
Put your own domain in that position.
We are checking for newyorktimes.com
Remember to put your full domain name and we’re not putting in any service page such as the SEO service page.
Not on the about page.
You must simply enter the main domain name, which is newyorktimes.com.
So once you’ve entered your domain name, you want to go ahead and click set up for the search engine.
You want to ensure you have Google selected for the device.
I typically go for a desktop.
However, you can go for mobile and tablet is completely your choice.
There isn’t any right or wrong thing to do right here for location.
You want to put in a location your website is targeting.
So as new york times is news based site in Newyork.
In this case, we are putting in that location.Get free access to the largest backlink database for a limited time only!
You can also fill in the business name, for the local map pack, now, this is only applicable if you have a Google my business listing.
So a Google, my business listing is a thing you’ll see on the right-hand side of the page if you search for your website name.
And of course, if you don’t have an address registered for your business with Google, then you most likely will not have a Google.
Quite a few people reading this content will not have a Google my business listing.
I’ll go ahead and skip this part of the setup.
However, the one thing you want to make sure you have right on this page is going to be volume to show.
So I put down new york as the location and you can see we have two different options for a local and we have national.
So what this means is SEMRUSH is going to track where you rank in Google based on either your local location,
which is what you entered or is going to use a broad IP address and search across the whole United States.
we’re only interested in where the site is ranking for people searching within New York.
Let’s go ahead and make sure that is local, which it should be by default anyway.
So once you are happy with the settings?
And what you need to do is go ahead and click keywords.
Now, this is where you have the opportunity to add in the keywords you’d like to track.
Now I am only going to use four for the purpose of this training article as if I enter in too many keywords.
It’s going to take ages to load.
So I’ve gone for New York Times in the United States, again, tied down to New York.
Along with the latest news, the domain name, Frequent updates, and also gone for news, which is a county on every part of New York.
So once you’ve entered your keywords, you want to go ahead and click add to project.
This is now going to bring your keywords across.
So before you start clicking, start tracking below to track these keywords.
You can see there’s actually an option above this box that says send me weekly updates.
Now, this is tick by default.
And I find it actually very handy to actually have an essential when you have this box checked.
what’s going to happen is SEMRUSH is going to send you an email every single week and will give you a short snippet of how your keywords are progressing.
For example, did they increase?
Did they decrease?
And it’s quite handy to notice when doing SEO.
And if you see some of your keywords, a decrease in, you can obviously put some more time aside to ensure these keywords and these pages are optimized correctly.
So let’s go ahead and click, start tracking and our SEMRUSH is going to go out there and search for
the keywords based on the location as I went for local.
And it’s going to tell me exactly where I ranked for all of these keywords.
So once a page has loaded, you can see that so much actually returns quite a bit of information.
However, what I find most useful is if you go over to the overview tab, this is where you can see your actual rankings for all of those keywords.
So if you scroll down where it says rankings overview, I’ve got one or four as I added four different keywords.
And essentially these are the keywords right here.
And this is a position we rank for these keywords in Google search for local services in London or in position for SEO consultant Newyork was in position five for SEO expert, the location was in position, six for news, latest was in position 12.
If you look to the right-hand side of the chart, you can also see we have the URL, which is really good as well.
So this is a URL, which is ranking in Google every time someone carries out a search for this particular keyword.
This is actually very handy to have as if you notice you have any really weird. URLs appearing for a keyword.
Then you can obviously go into your website to optimize that page and make sure the right URL appears for it.