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Great post on how and why to track rankings plus some good tips on which software bests suits your SEO needs.
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from ZackHanebrink 2911 Days ago #
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Good post. There are many SEO tools out there. It really boils down to what you need and finding a tool that matches those needs.

from whitespark 2907 Days ago #
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Being in Canada, one other problem I find with tracking rankings is localization. If I use a web service, like the ranking tracking that comes with my SEOmoz pro account, then the rankings are different from what I see when I track rankings in a *fresh* (cookies and cache cleared) browser in my city. So, to get around this, I have developed my own ranking tracking system built in PHP/MySQL. I have it installed on a web server located in my city, and it has a CMS for adding/editing/deleting domain/keyword combinations. It also tracks Google Local listings. It has a backend where you can see and chart your rankings over time. I plan to release the code for free to the community in the next couple months once I have my blog up and running on the new company site I am developing.

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