Tiger
Tiger asked
Member (4 upvotes)
over a year ago

What do I rank for

Recently I saw my own site in google results when I was searching competitors and it was not a phrase I had targeted.
It got me wondering I may be ranking for a lot of phrases I don't know about, is there anyway of finding out all the phrases I do rank for in google?
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Matt1966
Moderator (243 upvotes)
over a year ago

To check what keywords your website ranks for, do the following:

  1. Go to the Google Search Console (https://search.google.com/search-console)
  2. Click 'Performance'
  3. Under the 'Queries' tab will see all the terms you rank for which have got impressions. 

Another option would be SEMrush or Ahrefs. Both paid services but I believe you get a couple of domain lookups before they ask for a fee.

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KnowOneSpecial Moderator
over a year ago
In addition to just using GSC you can also use Google's Keyword Planner. Log in to your Adwords account ( if you don't have one create one), then have the keyword planner use your website for keyword ideas. This will give you some addition incite as to possible keywords to target.
tstolber Moderator
over a year ago
You can also use tools like SEM Rush that show you what you are ranking for - then you can do a keyword gap analysis to see what your competitors are ranking for, what is getting traffic and what content you need to develop. It is possible for one page to rank for many (hundreds) of different keywords. It also pays to look at what Google is telling you in the suggested search bar and in the users also searched for section. You can build a good solid list of relevant keywords. Finally, with each, you should think about the search intent and the type of content that each search might be expecting.
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Matt1966
Moderator (243 upvotes)
over a year ago

To check what keywords your website ranks for, do the following:

  1. Go to the Google Search Console (https://search.google.com/search-console)
  2. Click 'Performance'
  3. Under the 'Queries' tab will see all the terms you rank for which have got impressions. 

Another option would be SEMrush or Ahrefs. Both paid services but I believe you get a couple of domain lookups before they ask for a fee.

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Chedders
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over a year ago

You have to be a little careful here, Google often show you personalised results, as you visit your own site often it will promote it higher for you in the results. This may not be the case for everyone so you will be seeing quite a different set of results. 

For free the only way is to use search console but as the others have mentioned there are paid for services as well. 

I am often shocked at what google show in search console and for phrases I would never have targeted nor the questions I would have thought of typing in.  

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