What Keywords do I Rank For? Use these 3 Tools to Know

what keywords do i rank for on google?

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.what keywords do i rank for

While doing blog hopping in a quora.com a user asked how she can find out what keywords her site is currently ranking for.

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, let me answer your question on what keywords do i rank for?

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?

Do not play with your google search ranking analytics as it determines if you are going to make organic sales or not.

So what are these benefits?

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.

What keywords do i rank for; Use these 3 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.

This is google ranking tool.

Plus it’s a totally Free keyword rank checker.

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.


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.

I regard it as one of the best rank checker online today.

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


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

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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..

Below are other seo ranking checker tools

  • Serp Rank tracker
  • Sheerseo Tool


I believe this post answered your question on what keywords do i rank for on google?

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

64 thoughts on “What Keywords do I Rank For? Use these 3 Tools to Know”

  1. Hi Prosper,

    I’ve been reading so much about SEMRush. I haven’t started using it because I am so focused on learning Pinterest, I want to make sure that I can devote time to it if I do get it.

    Right now, I am using Long Tail Pro to help me uncover keywords for my blog. It seems to be working out for me, especially since I hate paying monthly subscriptions.

    However, I’ve seen so many bloggers say some really good stuff about SEMRush. Glad to hear that it’s working out great for you.

    Can’t wait to read some more tutorials about how to use it properly. Thanks for sharing these tools with us.

    We all know that sometimes we just have to invest in some tools that help us grow our blogs.

    Have a great day 🙂


  2. Hello Prosper,

    I am a big Fan of SEMrush and using it from past 6 months. This is the best tool I have ever seen. It helps to find quality keywords and also help me to analyze my rankings in particular keywords. SEMrush provides me detailed statistics of my site SEO which helps me to take vital decisions of my site promotional activities. Thanks for sharing these great insights.

    Have a great day 🙂

  3. Semrush is great but due to loss of money we can not effort Semrush for now. Using Long Tail Pro from last 4 months, it’s not like Semrush but yes working for free on it.

  4. I see Google Search Console as an ideal tool for any startup blogger out there and when utilized effectively could bring in more keyword information just like SEMRUSH AND Ahref tool up there. Great information once again prosper.

  5. Hi Prosper,

    You have presented a nice post for the bloggers. Ahrefs is an awesome tool to find out the ranking keywords and do the competitor analysis. LTP platinum is also good. SEO keeps on changing and we should play smartly to please the search engines.

  6. Hi, Prosper, Great walk through around. A proper Keyword Research, is almost 90 percent SEO. Understanding intent really matters while doing so.

    The tools you mentioned are awesome ways to find out SERP results. though, I love SEMrush.. Easy and robust. Thanks.


  7. Hi Prosper Noah, really fantastic post, Both ahref and semrush are amazing tool for seo experts. I am really appreciate you for this awesome post. thanks for sharing here.

  8. Nice post. Keywords research is one of the most powerful technique to grow an online business. Basically, without keywords research cannot grow a business. I love Ahref keyword research tools that really awesome. Thanks for your relevant post…

  9. Hello Prospee

    Indeed keyword research is basically the sole aim of every blog posts in other to convert well…I try as much to optimise my posts with most trending keywords using the above listed tools.. Indeed those tools are great and nice. Thanks for the update.

    Have a nice day.

  10. Hi Prosper,

    It’s great to read your post. I was busy with my projects, that’s the reason I was inactive a bit, specially reading & commenting was completely off.

    Anyways, I completely agree with your points, And I personally love Semrush as it has helped me get great keywords over the years.

    ~ Donna

  11. Hey, thanks for the great tips and article. Still a newbie on this SEO. Still a long way to go for me. Hope to see some positive changes and improvements in a while. Thank you!

  12. Hello Prosper,

    As per my Knowledge, Semrush is the best tool for checking the rankings of any website. I have used this tool many times and always get best results. After reading this blog, I will use remaining tools too for checking ranking.

    Thank you for sharing this blog.

  13. Thanks for this list Noah. For a small company on a low budget I think Semrush could be a bit expensive even if a really good tool. Do you know of any free rank tracking tools? I came across https://cocolyze.com – thought I’d test it out for a bit and so far seems pretty good. Be interesting to see if anyone has used it or know of any other good free tools.

  14. These three tools are so nice to use, though google console is google own production this is different. But other two online tool sites also works nice. SEMrush and Ahrefs these two are very unique than other though there are lots of tools have on the internet but these three is unique. On the internet you can find spyfu or or something like that tools may be those are not good as these tools. But i like most SEMrush for checking backlinks this is so nice tool, here invest will be worth if a site is run in a well way. Very nice piece of writing noah man. You made here diversification, which is really helpful to learn something new. Thanks for sharing bro.

  15. Whenever I have started my SEO Journey, I always used Ahrefs & Semrush to research keyword volume & strategy. But now i have added a new tool in my strategy which is “Uber Suggest”. But thank you so much for sharing this kind of nice information. Keep running. I have eyes on you. Thanks


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