3 Powerful Tools to Check what Keywords a Site ranks for on Google and How to leverage It

If you’ve been looking for a way to check what keywords a site ranks for on google search engine results page (serps) then you just arrived in the right place.

I decided to put up this article as a result of users not knowing how they can check what keywords their sites are currently ranking for on google and other search engines.

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There’s a lot to take away when you know the keywords your blog is ranking for.

It gives you Joy to know you are actually on google’s result page.

You’re Missing Out Anyway,

While it feels like joy to you, many website owners or publishers are leveraging this and getting more organic traffic.

Just by seeing the keywords they are ranking for, they use it to their advantage.

If you can be able to check your competitor’s ranking keywords with a few tweaks you can dominate him or her.

Just by checking the keywords other sites are ranking for in your niche, you can tap into high traffic keywords your blog can rank for in just few days.  This works when you do keyword research for long tails using your competitor’s url.

I would talk more about this in a later post. For now, you want to learn how to find the keywords a website or blog is ranking for on google search.

Fortunately, Its very Easy to do;

Only if you follow the steps and instructions right here on the post.

Just before I go straight to the tools, here are some stuffs you need to know about Keywords.

Just in case you are a beginner.

What are Keywords?

Keywords are some compiled words your audience use to find you on search engines like Google, Bing, Yandex and lots more.

If you make use of the right keywords. One that searchers are looking for, you can provoke google to start sending you loads of traffic.

While there are other sources of traffic such as:

  • Social Media
  • Forum
  • Blog Commenting
  • Email List Traffic
  • Etc

Google tends to send you the most organic traffic that converts if you monetize your blog with Google Adsense or Affiliate Marketing.

Researching the right keywords is key to getting ton of traffic from search engines.

The Truth still Remains:

It’s not everyone that will get google to send them the traffic they so desire.

You should know how to do keyword research. This way you focus and write contents that google searchers type every day in to the search button.

Google Loves this and as a result, they start to send you organic traffic.

Ok, Enough of the Explanation

Let’s get to the reason for this post.

Like I said earlier, a lot of people are looking to see what keywords their site is ranking for on google search.

But Why do they need this?

What are the Benefits of Checking what Keywords your Website is Ranking for?

More Rankings

The main importance of taking to note, the keywords you rank for on google search is to put in more effort to boost the position.

Ex: If you happen to find a keyword that is ranking on the second page of google, you need to take it to first position.

It lets you put more effort to bringing that page or improving the position on SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages.

You could improve the Article’s

  • Onpage SEO
  • Get more Backlinks to it
  • Social Signals
  • Etc

Above could help you push it to the top. This depends on your observation for why it’s ranking at that current position.

You’re Losing Money

This is another important part.

There are some of your website keywords that happen to hang on the 11th position of google and needs just a little boost to appear at the first page.

Maybe the article for that keyword could convert in;

  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Google Adsense
  • Sponsored Links
  • Etc

But when you don’t know about this keyword, you could be losing a lot of money on the table.

Now that you know this is very important.

You are probably asking “Prosper, how do I do this stuff?”

Finally here are those amazing Tools that will help you check the keywords your site or any site is ranking for on google search.

check what keywords a site ranks for on google search

How to Check What Keywords a Site Ranks for on Google using 3 Powerful Tools

Google Webmaster Console

Yes it all starts from your own home.

What do I mean?

The Google Webmaster Console is one best tool you can use to check what keywords your OWN website is ranking for on google search.

Plus it’s totally Free too.

All you need do is head in to the google webmaster dashboard.

Click on the website you want to check its keyword.

Now from your webmaster console dashboard, you see the “Search Analytics” link.

search analyitcs googleYes, that’s it.

Click it and you’d be displayed with all of the keywords your website or blog is ranking for on google search. You can choose to show the position on google, ctr, etc.

As seen below screenshot.

check what keywords a site ranks for

As you can see above those are some keywords this site ranks for on google.

Having this information, I can easily push them a little bit to the top.

So the google webmaster tools is a great tool to help you check for this potential keywords your website ranks for.

Another tool below is the;

SEMrush Tool

The SEMrush tool is my all time favorite for checking the rankings of my site and other websites.

If you are really serious about organic traffic you are missing out if you don’t use the SEMrush tool.

Let me now show you how to check the keywords and website is ranking for using the semrush tool.

Step 1: Head in to Semrush.com

Step 3: Input the URL of your blog or website homepage into the analyzer box.

Alternatively you can use this url: www.semrush.com/info/yoursiteurl.com

Replace the link in red to your URL.

Now you would see a whole lot of details but click on the Organic Search Button and you’d be shown the various keywords your website ranks for currently on google search.

It will also show you the keyword position, CPC, Volume and as well the percentage of traffic that keyword alone is driving to your blog or website.

Like Below Screenshot.

SEMrush research tool

But Hey:

Semrush is a kinda Premium tool and it will not allow you to check all of your keywords.

There is a limitation to how many times you can check per day so I recommend you purchase the SEMrush Pro account.

I personally use the SEMrush Pro account yearly Plan.

Amazingly,

In the next posts I will be showing you EXACTLY how I do long tail keywords research with SEMrush that gets me on google Page 1 the same day for a high traffic keyword.

Now you know how to check any website’s keyword rankings using SEMrush.

Below is another powerful tool you can always use as well.

Ahrefs Keyword Research Tool

This is one tool I don’t joke with especially when it comes to taking over my competitors using keyword research.

You can use this wonderful tool to check what keywords any website is ranking for on google search.

Ahrefs once gave a free 14 day trial but right now its no longer so.

You need to pay around $7 to get access for 7 days but it’s worth more than that.

So how can you actually do this using ahrefs?

Step 1: Head in and Signup to Ahrefs.

Step 2: Go to ahrefs.com/site-explorer and input your website or any site URL

Now Ahrefs will display the full analysis for that site.

What you need to do is click on the Organic Keywords link.

ahrefs tool

Yes!

You can see the keywords the website is ranking for featuring

  • The keyword
  • It’s position on google search
  • Cost Per Click [If you monetize with Google Adsense]
  • Keyword Volume

As seen above.

The Best Part

If you see these keywords, you may want to take advantage. Improve it to boost to the Top Page of Google.

How to Take Advantage of the Keywords you are Ranking For on Google

Check and Improve the Onpage

Most times, I publish articles and when I check my webmaster console and I see a keyword I’m not targeting but is the one giving me traffic to that article.

Then immediately I know I’m suppose to edit and improve the article targeting the keyword.

What this does is that, it help push the article to the top soon using onpage seo techniques

Get More Quality Backlinks

Some times backlinks are what you need to push that keyword to the top. So go get quality backlinks through blog commenting, guest posting, forums etc..

Conclusion

Now these power tools will help you quickly to check what keywords a site ranks for on google search be it your site or a competitor’s.

I definitely believe by now you can easily do this using the tools i mentioned on this post.

If you have questions, do well to leave them in the comments section and I will reply to it as soon as possible.

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