Mr Mark Ford here,
Hope you are doing well and had a lovely weekend. So, you’ve been working hard at your blog posts and doing the necessary work to optimise your blog posts. You’ve been working consistently, and now you’re wondering how your blog is ranking in general.
Most people just go straight to google and type the keywords to see how their articles are ranking and this is also the way people pick out their keywords. This is often not a great way to check your article’s ranking as you’re missing out on important information which can help with your SEO ranking and increasing traffic.
Keeping track of where your content is ranking is important, especially if you are doing a combination of paid and unpaid marketing. Without tracking, it’s hard to know what is working and what’s not working.
Let’s take a look at how to check if your WordPress blog is ranking with the right keywords. There are several tools you can use to check the ranking of your keywords. Let’s discuss a few of them.
After you’ve published your post onto your blog you can go onto this link https://search.google.com/search-console/about to get your content onto google and analyse your site’s impressions, clicks and position on Google.
Google’s Search console also checks if the URLs have issues, fixes it and also assists with mobile usability. This is a free service by Google.
To see how your keywords are positioned in google, you can hit on performance to get the performance report. Refer to the image above.
With Google Console, you can check if your WordPress blog is ranking with the right keywords in the performance area.
You can also dig in deep by looking at each of your pages.
SEMRush is a marketing and SEO tool.
SEMRush is one of the best tools out there to check if your WordPress blog is ranking with the right keywords. It has a complete set of tools, including an organic search for any domain name. You don’t have to type in individual keywords for your articles, all you have to do is type in the domain name, and you will get the full results from looking at the website on the whole.
With the free trial, you get ten free searches, but you can then pay for the full package as well.
SEMRush has roughly four million users, fourteen billion keywords, one hundred and forty geodatabases, and five hundred and seventy million domains.
Take a look at SEMRush’s features on this link https://www.semrush.com/features/.
Once you put in your URL, you’ll get the results page come up. Go to the organic search section at the top, but what is more interesting is that you want to really find what the top organic keywords are. Look for the section that gives you your top organic keywords.
You will find that there will be keywords in the list which you’ve never even intentionally targeted in your posts that have ranked high.
Here is another free service if you’re wondering how to check if your WordPress blog is ranking with the right keywords.
SERPLab is a free service that checks the ranking of your site and the keywords you are using. SerpLab keeps up to three hundred and sixty-five days of history.
Initially, you can put anything from one to six keywords without registering on SERPLab, however; it’s best to sign-up if you’ll be using SERPLab with more consistency.
Ahrefs currently crawl five billion web pages, sixteen trillion known links, one hundred and seventy million root domains, three trillion known URLs, powered by forty-eight petabytes of storage and sixty-five thousand CPU cores.
With Ahrefs, you can do a competitive analysis, keyword research, backlink research, content research, rank tracking and web monitoring.
Take a look at this website, which gives you some more ways on how to check if your WordPress blog is ranking with the right keywords.
You can also take a look at this video so that you can see live how SEMRush, Google Console and Ahrefts works.
Organic traffic is what grows a blog; the most successful bloggers worked intentionally on their SEO strategy using tools like the ones I’ve mentioned above. What might be hours of work searching for keywords could be saved by using these tools where the system already has a pool of data to work with.
You will find a lot of tools that are not mentioned here that others use such as Alexa, Semalt, Free SERP checker, Free Keyword Rank Checker, Serpstat and Serpwoo.
Building a blog from scratch until you start making money can take long, but it takes very little investment to get this business running. Have a great strategy, and you’ll see how your blog as a whole (with each article) works together when the foundations are strong. Once up and running, you can make some really good money. Guest posting can get a website more exposure through backlinks. Ensuring your word count is over one thousand words, but after doing some research, I found the top ten sites have between one thousand two hundred to one thousand five hundred words.
Everyone wants to rank on the number one page of Google but don’t get fixated on your rankings. As long as you’re coming from a genuine place of service and providing valued content, doing your best with regards to optimising your blog posts, syndication and through collaboration, your blog will rise in ranking. There’s no telling when your WordPress blog is going to rank on the first page on Google.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this article and make use of the free tools so that your WordPress blog can rank high with the right keywords.