Oct 22, 2011

If you've Built yourself a Vacation Rental Website and used Google Adwords Keyword Tool to pick appropriate keywords, then you'll probably want to test how well your website ranks in popular search engines for these keywords.

One of the simplest tools I've found for this is Search Engine Rankings from Mike's Marketing Tools. This is a free tool that lets you enter your website home page, and your chosen keywords. It will then show you where your website ranks on Google, Bing, Yahoo and AOL. It returns a simple number for each search engine, where 1 means you were the first or top listing, and 100 means you were the 100th. Obviously the lower the number the better.

As an example, here's what a search for "beech mountain condo" looks like against the website www.beechmountainbliss.com

Mike's Marketing Tools Search Engine Ranking

And here are the results returned: Google #4, Yahoo! #1, Bing #1, AOL #3.

Mike's Marketing Tools Search Engine Ranking

It's a useful tool to bookmark so that you can check how well your website ranks over time, as you do more SEO. Each time you search it will show you a history of previous searches and rankings.

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