Beginner SEO

How to find search engine ranks for keywords from a previous date?


Keyword rank monitoring is one of the things SEOs keep doing day in and day out, constantly monitoring performances for all your keywords  across search engines.

There are several SEO software that will let you add keywords of your choice to a list and keep monitoring it over a period of time. There is a small glitch though.

What if you wanted to know the search engine rank of a newly added keyword some two years back?

Since you added the keyword now, you will only get the rank data starting today (or whenever you added), on most of the SEO keyword ranking softwares.

How to go back in time and check ranks for a keyword?

Suppose you have Keyword A which ranks against Page A and is currently Rank 25.

And you had noticed earlier sometime that the keyword was once on top results, but you can’t remember exactly which position.

What if you had an option to check ranks for that keyword at any date going back in time?

Now, you can.

With Rank Tracker, you can find ranks for any particular keyword at any time, even anytime in the past.

How to find search engine ranks for keywords on any previous date?

How to find search engine ranks for keywords on any previous date?

Rank Tracker has a new feature that will let you find the ranks for any keyword at any previous date.

1. Select the keyword you want to check ranks for.

2. Click on “Compare with Previous Results” button.

3. Select from the drop down any option. There are pre-built options like 1 week old, 2 weeks old etc up to 3 years old.

Find search engine ranks for any keyword for a previous date

Find search engine ranks for any keyword for a previous date

4. Notice your previous ranks in the column “Google Previous Rank”.

Compare old v/s new ranks

Compare old v/s new ranks

Neat feature, isn’t it? Get the fully functioning full demo Rank Tracker software here.


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