What features you should look for in the right serp tracker?
I've used multiple SERP trackers over the years and I love some things about them and hate others. I'm basically writing this up to figure out what people like when it comes to SERP trackers. Also, if you didn't know, SERP stands for search engine results pages and SERP trackers will track each of the keywords you put into them
The Main Features I Like Amount of Keywords: With all these SERP checkers or trackers out there you have a limited amount of keywords fore each level of profile you have. The basic ones usually have 5 to 10 keywords, but some allow you to track up to 25. The ones that allow you to track up to 25 are usually the ones I go for because they're usually cheaper than the competitors when you have a larger profile/keyword count. Keyword Updating: I've been on some SERP trackers that update your keywords every few days, and that gets pretty annoying when you're in a crunch time situation. The services that I usually lean towards are the ones that update daily, or even every few hours. I may not be checking my rankings every few hours, but it's nice to know that I can check my rankings once a day and see exactly where they are for that day Types of Graphs: I've seen plenty of trackers get too fancy, and that's sometimes a turn off. I like the basic graphs that will show me a day to day ranking chart for the last 7 days, 2 weeks, 1 month, 6 month or yearly progression of my keywords. The ones that get super fancy tend to cost more because their servers have to be beefier and that means we pay more in the end, which isn't needed with basic graphs lol. I'm not checking my rankings to see how pretty a graph is, I just want to see where my keywords land Pricing: The amount I have to pay per month is a big seller for me. Right now I'm paying $24 a month to track up to 200 keywords with the option to add unlimited domains. If I had 200 domains and wanted to track 1 keyword each, I could do that. Some services charge $50+ for 100 keywords and 10 domains, so you don't have the same freedom. Just let me spread my wings!!!! lol
These are some pretty basic things that I like in my SERP trackers, but I don't need all the bells and whistles to show me where my keywords are at in the rankings lol.
What do you guys and girls want to see in you SERP checker?