I have been meaning to write about CuteRank, which is a great keyword rank checker for a while now. It comes in both FREE and Paid (Pro) versions.
I know what you are thinking…Oh great one of those free things that you can barely use without upgrading to the pricey version right?
Well this was exactly what I was thinking too, but it turns out that the free CuteRank version allows you to do quite a bit. More than I was expecting actually, and probably more than enough or at least suitable for most sites.
You are limited to adding one website with the free version. The paid version ($59.95) at the time of this post will allow you to add and check an unlimited amount of domains. You also get a few more bells and whistles with the paid version. For a complete comparison between the Free and Paid CuteRank version you can check this page:
Upgrade to CuteRank Pro
Here are some of the features that you will find in the CuteRank FREE version:
Automatically check your keyword rankings on scheduled time
Check keyword positions on 300+ search engines (by language, country)
Track keyword performance as long as one year
Show keyword positions changes in charts
Show if your keywords positions went up or down
View detailed ranking history in charts and tables
Manage your keywords in keywords groups
Generating keyword ranking reports in HTML, csv, and PDF formats
Keep an SEO diary to show how keyword positions evolve with your SEO efforts
Import profiles in .pd format (generated by CuteRank)
Query keyword positions with localized proxies
Query your keyword positions from search engines with API
CuteRank setup and installation:
I for one do not like software that is confusing to set up, and I don’t want to spend an hour trying to figure out how to use something new.
CuteRank is one of the easiest programs to set up that I have used in a while.
1. Once installed it will prompt you for your web site URL.
2. Add Keywords for your web site. Select Auto Dected Keywords for it to automatically detect keywords from your meta tags. Or, you can manually add your own keyword/key phrase one per line. You can also add more, edit, or remove the ones you have any time you want.
3. Then, select the Search Engines you want to track your keyword position. You can select multiple Google, Bing, Yahoo, ASK, and AOL search engines. For example, you have the option of Google US, UK, CA, AU, IN, etc., etc.
4. Finally, wait for it to complete the keywords positions check on your selected search engines.
You can check the complete start up instructions with screen shots here:
Keyword Ranking Overview:
Ranking Chart Multiple Search Engines:
If you add a lot of keywords for your domain name you might consider changing the “Keywords delay” / to “Check next keyword delay: 10 seconds” or more, and “Apply delay on all search engines” in the “Options” -> “General” settings area. By default it is set to 3 seconds for Google only. What can happen is you will get a failed response from the search engine checks because the program is checking your keywords to fast and they block you temporarily. This can vary from a few minutes up to one hour. Setting it to 10 seconds delay or longer between checks will reduce the chances of this happening, but it will take longer.
Obviously there are a lot of SEO tools and Keyword rank checkers/trackers out there. Some of them can be a bit costly though.
I like CuteRank because it is easy to set up and use. It seems to be fast provided you don’t select every single search engine in the list, and the accuracy appears to be very good.
Finally the price is definitely right (Free CuteRank Version) is a great program that will provide you with more statistics and data then you might need. If not the paid (PRO) version is worth considering at a reasonable $59.95.
For more information, details, and for a free download check out: