Monitor top-ranking keywords with UptimeRobot

Here's a quick and free way to monitor your most important organic search keywords in search engine results pages. We'll be using a popular web uptime service to search Google for the keywords we choose and to receive an alert when your site falls off the first page.

  1. Set up a free uptimerobot.com account.
  2. Go to Google Search Console and look in the Performance tab, to search queries where you're ranking in the top 3 positions in Google. Exclude searches for your brand name, because in most cases, you'll always rank for your brand.
  3. Google for the search query (keyword) you want to set up tracking for. In this case, bookbinding supplies. Take that Google search URL and strip off any extra URL parameters, the resulting URL will look like this: https://www.google.com/search?q=bookbinding+supplies
  4. Log in to your uptimerobot.com account, and click on Add New Monitor. Use the following settings for the monitor.
    1. Monitor Type: Keyword
    2. Friendly Name: [replace bookbinding supplies with the word in your Google search] bookbinding supplies - Google Search
    3. URL (or IP): Perform the search in a browser, and copy and paste the URL here. https://www.google.com/search?q=bookbinding+supplies
    4. Keyword: Your domain name, as it appears in the SERPs. In this case, talasonline.com
    5. Alert When: Keyword Not Exists. You'll get an alert whenever your website is no longer on the first page of Google for this keyword.
    6. Monitoring Interval: Every 12 or 24 hours. I wouldn't set it any more frequently than this, to avoid false-positive alerts and to avoid artificially inflating search volume for your search query.
    7. Select Alert Contacts to Notify: Select Your Email address.
    8. Click Create Monitor.

 

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