We recently ran a poll over at our sister site to get a sense of which applications SEOs were using or preferred for rank checking. Yes, we all know that rank checking isn’t exactly as important a metric as it used to be, due to flux, geo-localization, personalization and more… but clients tend to hold them tightly and some historical data never hurts when programming or assessing problems.
The poll itself had some 87 votes, here’s how it broke down;
- Avanced Web Ranking – 25.3%
- Raven (now powered by Authority Labs) – 24.1%
- RankTracker (Link Assistant) – 19.5%
- Google – 12.6%
- Authority Labs – 9.2%
- Rank Checker (SEO Book) – 5.7%
- Sheer SEO – 3.4%
Yes, there are always a bunch of programs not listed, so feel free to mention others in the comments. It seems a fair representation though. As always it’s a limited data set, so take it for what it is. I just found it interesting and worth sharing quickly on a Thursday afternoon…. carry on.