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Rak asked 1 year ago
I recently met up with a couple of webmasters, and I was talking about how on a daily basis I am always checking my rankings in the SERPs for keywords I target. Primary and secondary keywords.

I was also talking about how I use the SERPs as an indicator to see how I am fairing, going up or down, (or inside and outside!) and then using it to see if I need to change my strategy, linking building, or SEO efforts.

I was quite surprised to find out that, most of the webmasters look at the SERPs from time to time, but don’t use it regularly in their SEO efforts.

Curious to know.. what sort of attention do webmasters pay to SERPs?

2 Answers
Dominique answered 1 year ago
I check this all the time. Everytime I add something new or make a change I check twice as much.

I also usually have a google webmaster window open and check on everything they say, as well as analytics.

webber286 answered 1 year ago
It kind of depends. You can obsess over your SERPs on a daily basis and put yourself in a paralysis of analysis, when you should be spending the time building backlinks or writing content. I use Advanced Web Ranking to check all of my keywords 3-4 times a month, a little more often if I am trying out new link strategies, less often if I’m busy with more pressing matters, and then may check an individual keyword or few on a daily basis just to keep up with where things are at. Analytics is another beast that can cause it’s own paralysis if you look at it too often, still I try to check in on my traffic on a daily basis along with the sources and keywords driving the traffic as well as conversions.

Bottom line, check as often as you feel comfortable, but make sure you aren’t stuck looking at stats for hours when you could be doing something more valuable for your website.