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Tip to See How Your Site Ranks in Google


For those of you who develop websites, you know that the Google ranking can be a key to success. Being in the top three results for your target keywords is critical to the success (and monetization) of your website.  Although I generally use Aaron Wall’s (free) Rank Checker Tool for multiple keyword search rankings, there’s an even easier and quicker way to find a site’s ranking.

Obviously doing the search yourself will be much faster, especially when you’re only searching for a few key terms. The problem with this method is that Google tracks your searches and websites you visit (in Chrome), and it’s more likely they will rank your favorite websites higher than others. For instance, DogWalker.com may rank higher for me on some searches than for someone else simply because I visit the site so often.

This is almost too easy of a tip to share, but I use it and figure that I might as well share it with others. When you search Google using an incognito browser in Chrome or the Private Browsing window in Safari, your search won’t be impacted by previous searches or visits. You can get a very good idea where most people will see your site when they search.

Yes, this is a very simple tip, but it’s something that can be helpful to you when you quickly want to see where your website (or someone else’s website) ranks.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (11)

    Casey Mahoney Bradp

    Hi! I have used that in the past.It is amazing how you can check your page rank.It is little confusing how they figure out the page rank.

    Thanks Casey Mahoney

    September 26th, 2011 at 5:23 pm


    Hi Elliot,

    You can also add ‘&pws=0’ to the end of your query to turn personalization off (minus the quotes)

    September 26th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Poor Uncle

    That is a good tip. It shows your understanding of how Google track our search.

    September 26th, 2011 at 6:24 pm


    Who and What is Google?

    and why are you bowing to Google?

    Seems like you guys are so afraid of Google that when Google sneezes, you guys want to catch the slimy fluid and drink it.

    Just like cancer, google is just only a word….meaningless word that has no meaning.

    September 26th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Elliot Silver

    @ Bulls

    Google drives 75%+ traffic to at least a couple of my websites, and I generate a decent amount of revenue from Adsense 🙂

    September 26th, 2011 at 6:47 pm


    Is Google a she or he or s/he?

    I create many websites regardless of SheGoogle says and yet I still make money.

    Who cares what SheGoogle bitches about…

    If sheGoogles dies in some overdose, so your websites will be useless!!

    September 26th, 2011 at 6:50 pm



    Please temper your language. I’m surprised you haven’t been banned from posting on here to be honest…

    September 27th, 2011 at 9:30 am


    I feel sorry for some people…

    September 27th, 2011 at 10:45 am


    Thanks for the tip.
    btw, here you can check your website rank without need of installing an addon


    September 27th, 2011 at 12:29 pm


    Big G: cheers for the bumper adsense check this month, rock on 🙂

    September 27th, 2011 at 7:02 pm


    Another site is scroogle.org which scrapes google rankings daily. They also have some funny pics below the search box 😉

    September 27th, 2011 at 7:37 pm