A common thing I talk with cleaners about is, “How to Check On Your Rankings?” You’d think it’s simple and that you can just pop open your browser and search, however that’s not the correct way. Your browser stores a lot of information and we’re living in an age where our computers actually remember what we like and where we go on the Internet. It’s a conflicting evil beast of espionage and voyeurism, however if you are a small business ranking on the search engines and being on the Internet is essential. Joe made a short video on how to find your rankings the correct way. Below I will also put instructions as well.
However, we don’t want to be releasing a stress overload on you. I will give you Three Viewpoints/Advice so that you won’t start ripping your hair out thanks to the Google world.
- DO NOT check your ranking every day! Check it once a week. I check all of our SEO Clients Rankings every Monday. This helps me see what’s going on and then I can have a game plan on what to do with the site. If you end up checking every day your head will explode.
- If your site is gradually climbing it could disappear for a day DO NOT freak out! I’ve seen this happen where the site all of a sudden moves up two pages and then lands on Page 2 – then Disappears for a day – then Suddenly it’s on Page One! There is no rhyme or reason for it but it happens. Once you get on that first page life will get more stable and less stressful – trust me!
- Don’t Screw It UP! We see a lot of people get on that first page and they either call wanting more links or they leave us and go with another guy and that guy ruins their rankings because they mess with the site too much and start doing too many bad links. Everything needs to be natural and not rushed. The most important thing is to have patience and do not get Greedy!
I hope this helps and always remember getting you ranked is very important to us and we’re as happy as you when it happens. We’ve been pleased to see a lot of our SEO clients are ranking great on the first page as well as their Yelp and Facebook Pages are ranking as well. We love seeing that and we hope your phones are ringing!
Google Chrome -> File -> New Incognito Window
Safari -> Safari -> Private Browsing -> OK
Firefox -> File -> New Private Window
Internet Explorer -> Click On Gear In Upper Right -> Safety -> InPrivate Browsing