Posted December 23, 2008 10:46 am by with 18 comments

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When I was first approached to take a look at Exactfactor’s Google ranking tool, I pretty much yawned. Fortunately for them, news gets quiet around Christmas time, so I decided to take a look.

While it’s pretty much what I expected–yet another tool that alerts you to a change in your Google ranking–it did have a few nice touches.

I liked that I could specifically compare my Google ranking with my biggest competitor’s. Even better, I could set up an email alert that informs me if I ever overtake my competitor for a keyword we are both targeting.

If you’re looking to break yourself from that "I must check my Google rankings constantly" habit, then check out Exactfactor’s free service.

  • Chris

    Very nice tool! Thanks for sharing, Andy….

  • Kenney and Kim

    Pretty neat. I definitely check my rankings often. Thanks for the news.

  • Terry Howard

    Looks like it might be nice, too bad for me the field for domains to check only allows 30 characters, meaning only a 26 character domain (minus the “dot” and extension) can be used. It’s the little details that count.

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  • rebekah donaldson (‘red’)

    I wonder which is better or worse in this niche. Would you consider having a star rating for these sorts of things? Like Exactfactor gets four stars; another tool that alerts you to a change in your Google ranking gets three, etc.

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  • Utah SEO Pro

    I’ve blogged about enjoying ExactFactor too. It’s a good SEO tool.

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  • Web Design Beach

    That’s could be a very useful tool indeed. I like the idea of emailing current stats when you overtake the competitor :), because it can save a lot of time ..

  • Amit Nyamtabad

    Looks like a really cool tool for SEO’s and I also liked the emailing feature when you outrank your competitors.

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  • Milo

    This will be very useful, if not somewhat depressing for people who are better at SEO than me :(

  • Argentina Warez

    I think this is a usefull tool, i will try it.

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  • Laurus Nobilis

    Exactfactor is a very good tool. It really helps to understand where your site stand for specific keyword, as well as versus competition.

  • SEO

    The system is good.Thanks off post.

    Happy 2009.

  • Patrick

    I am going to give this a look. Seems like a very useful tool.

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  • thewutzupphilippines

    this is a great tool. i am very conscious about my page rank

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  • Shirley

    Haha. I really like the idea behind this tool. I mean, no one ever wants to really admit it, but we are ALL spying on our competitors. Do they rank better? Do they get more traffic? Who’s linking to them? etc…

    This tool should get popular very quickly.

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  • Tony

    This looks like a pretty useful tool. I often check my rankings, but this will make it easier to keep track.

  • Wii

    very nice, will definitely be checking this tool out, thanks

  • DF Marketing SEO

    Awesome, Thanks Andy. Looks like a great tool to utilize! I just started using PR Prowler, which is a pretty neat tool that runs in the background as well