AccuRanker Review 2020- Worth the Money or Not? Track Your Rankings in Google the RIGHT Way!

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AccuRanker.

Is it really the best keyword rank tracker on the market today?

Or is it all just marketing hype?

Let’s find out?

My AccuRanker review begins now!

What is AccuRanker Keyword Tracking Tool?


AccuRanker review and guide

Well, that headline kinda gave it away right?

AccuRanker is a cloud-based keyword rank tracker that takes the guessing out of your SEO game.

Either your SEO is working or it’s not; and AccuRanker has the definitive answer for you.

So, the tool is robust and feature-rich, yet simple to use; and the secret to that interesting intersection lies in its cleverly designed dashboard.

Let’s take a closer look at it.

AccuRanker Features


AccuRanker features

#1- Grump


Grump is their mascot; Grumpy the Bengal tiger.

When you click on the icon, it shows you how Google is doing that day. So this is not a keyword rank-tracking feature, but a Google-tracking one.

If you see that the tiger is chilling and enjoying the breeze, almost as if half-smiling, it means Google algorithm is “basking in the sun” and there are are only minor, normal ranking fluctuations.

Grump algorithm tracker

However, if you see a ferocious beast ready to pounce on an unsuspecting webmaster, then you know the SERPS are a jungle right now and that behind any tree, behind any bush danger lurks.

In other words- the algorithm is hot and you can expect wild ranking fluctuations.

My advice- during large updates, especially core one’s, don’t even open your AccuRanker account.

It’s because you will be able to see massive changes, but you won’t know what caused them and how to fix whatever changed.

Instead, it’s best to wait for the algorithm to dial down and then analyze the situation.

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#2- Integrations


AccuRanker integrations

AccuRanker lets you easily integrate with a bunch of other tools and services

Especially important to you are Google Search Console and Google Analytics. Connect them with AccuRanker so that you have an even better understanding of how your site performs in Google.

Note- you can also connect with CSV connector, which is great as you’ll be able to import data from other tools, for example SEMRush, into AccuRanker.

#3- Account


AccuRanker accounts

Here you can:

  • Add profile
  • manage your subscriptions,
  •  downgrade or upgrade account;
  • check your integrations

You can also enable sub-accounts if you have team members that also need to track rankings for their projects.

#4- Reporting


AccuRanker reporting

If you’re a solopreneur building out your online biz, then you probably won’t be using this feature anytime soon.

This is more for SEO agencies with dozens of clients. You see, those clients hire agencies for a simple reasons- they are clueless about SEO but they want results, and they usually like to pretend like they know what SEO is all about.

So they ask for reports to see with their expert eye how their business is doing in Google.

So agencies can use this feature to whip up quick reports and send them over to their clients.

What’s more, the good folks at AccuRanker have even created reporting templates which an agency can just fill with data (AccuRanker does this automatically) slap their logo on and press send.

Nice and easy 😀 

AccuRanker reporting templates

#5- Domains


Here you can add new domains you want to track.

Add new domain in AccuRanker

To do it go “Add Domain” and fill in empty fields.

Add new domain in AccuRanker

 

Especially important setting here is “Default search engine, locale and location

Make sure you select there the region you want to track and, of course, the search engine that matters the most to your business.

I suspect it’s Google and the US market, but if you’re targeting the Russian market, then it’ll probably be Yandex.

Add new locale AccuRanker

#6- Groups


AccuRanker lets you run many projects simultaneously.

And here you can see them divided into groups, so you won’t get confused which is which.

I only have one project because I opened a trial account just to show YOU what you can do with it, but I could have ten projects and AccuRanker would let me.

Group your domains for easy tracking AccuRanker

 

#7- Dashboard


AccuRanker dashboard

So, you probably noticed that even though this tab is first and topmost on the left sidebar, it’s the last one I cover here?

Why?

It’s because there’s lots of ground to cover.

So, I click on “Dashboard” and am presented with websites I’m tracking for this location.

As my example website, I chose nikolaroza.com and gave 100 keywords to AccuRanker to track.

I click on the link and I am presented with a basic overview of how nikolaroza.com fares in Google (only for 100 keyword I gave to AccuRanker, not the whole site).

AccuRanker site basic overview

I can instantly see :

  • rankings on desktop and mobile
  • the average rank for all keywords that I added ( so not the whole site)
  • my major competitors
  • share of voice (SOV) – how many of my keywords are in the top 20

It’s  a nice easy to understand overview of my site’s and Google’s relationships.

Next, I click on the “Keywords” tab, which is where I’ll actually see my rankings

AccuRanker keyword dashboard

Ok. Now I can see:

  • Keywords-actual key-phrases as folks type them in Google Search
  • Location– where AccuRanker is tracking rankings
  • Rank – AccuRanker record only first ten pages of Google SERP’s (first 100 positions)
  • URL– address of my page ranking for a specific keyword
  • Search Volume -monthly search volume for a particular region (in my case US)
  • Share of Voice– is the keyword in the top 20
  • SERP Features– if there are too many SERPs features (image/video crousels, featured snippets, PAA boxes…)  that significantly lowers the value of the keyword
  • Created on– when did AccuRanker start to track this keyword (this is important because if you use AccuRanker for longer, you’ll be able to see how your keyword performs over time)

Here and now i already got very useful data. For example I can see that I’m #34 for my main money term “Wealthy Affiliate Review” which is obviously not so good. But I can also see that I’m #11 for “unbiased Wealthy Affiliate Review”.

This second keyword look promising and no doubt I’ll crack the first page real soon.

Especially with that nice keyword-rich internal link from above I just sent it 🙂

Keyword rankings for Wealthy Affiliate Review

I can also see that my Jaaxy review is killing it, with almost all of it’s keyword on the first page.

keyword rankings for Jaaxy article

 

 

Also, when you click on a specific keyword, AccuRanker spits out some more data to work with.

I clicked on the keyword “Wealthy Affiliate Review” and here’s what I got:

Keyword reporting in detail

So you can see its:

  • CPC- is there a bidding war going on (this means it’s lucrative)
  • ad competition
  • estimated visitors count- monthly search volume
  • Share of voice
  • Share of voice translated in $
  • View SERPs- if I want to manually check the first page

My pro tip for you

In my AccuRanker review I used the free trial version to show you what you can do with it and how you’ll still get all features paid AccuRanker offers, only of course for 100 KW instead of for example 1000 KW.

But, when you decide to seriously track your website’s keywords, use SEMRush to get your initial rankings report.

Then filter out the junk keywords and you’ll be left with those that truly matter for your business, your money keywords.

Then just import them into AccuRanker and then you’l be able get real data you can use to your advantage.

Import keywords from CSV file into AccuRanker

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AccuRanker Pricing- What Does it Cost to Track Keywords?


AccuRanker doesn’t offer static paying plans/tiers

For example, you don’t have three plans:

  • Basic
  • Pro
  • Advanced

Instead, you pay by the number of keywords you track.

So if you have a tiny niche website and need only to track 1000kw (which is still plenty) you will pay $109 per month.

AccuRanker cost for the cheapest plan-tier

But if you’re an agency with a tonne of cash and a boatload of clients (congratulations BTW) and you absolutely need to track 50 000 KW, then you will have to shell out $2149 per month.

AccuRanker pricing for the most expensive plan/tier

However, AccuRanker offers yearly plans and they come with a 10% discount.

Note: Whether you pay for 1000 or 50 000 keywords, every AccuRanker “plan” comes with everything included, no limits.

 

AccuRanker Pros, Cons and Complaints


Pros

#1- Very Fast

The tool spits out info on one minute or less. So you won’t have to wait hours waiting for it to populate with data.

#2- Fresh Data Instantly Available

Most other rank trackers are queued and work on schedules, so you have to wait till they update.

It can be very frustrating, especially for someone who likes to hunt for minute changes in the SERPS.

AccuRanker updates daily which is incredibly fast, but what’s more you can also hit the refresh button and get immediate updates.

AccuRanker can refresh it's rank-tracking report on demand

#3- Very Reliable

I admit I was a skeptic when I heard that AccuRanker is accurate (thought it was just a fun pun with no basis in reality).

It’s because I had some disappointing experiences with some other rank trackers (I won’t name and shame) and it left me jaded and a bitter skeptic that any tool can accurately track daily fluctuations in Google’s SERPS.

So after AccuRanker gave me its first report, I went to the SERPs to manually check and see how wrong AccuRanker was, and how right I was to doubt it.

That was the idea, but here’s what really happened:

Well, as it turned out,  I was wrong and AccuRanker was right or should I say- accurate 😀

#4- The Tool is Easy to Use

AccuRanker is dead simple to use and even if you never used any other SEO tool before, you’ll still be able to near instantly grasp AccuRanker.

#5- Easy Filtering

When you track thousands of keywords across different devices and various search engines, it can be a pain to sift through them to find the ones you need at the moment.

Luckily AccuRanker has a wonderful filtering function available that makes finding keywords a breeze.

All you need to do is click the “add filter” orange button and then filter your keywords based on specific criteria.

Add new filter in AccuRanker

 

 

#6- Unlimited Trial

When I say unlimited I mean unrestricted.

AccuRanker’s 14 day trial gives you access to everything AccuRanker pro can do, and the only difference is that you can track a maximum of 100 KW. This is enough to safely test the waters with AccuRanker without further obligation if you see it’s not right for you.

AccuRanker Cons


Overall, AccuRanker is an excellent tool and there aren’t many flaws attached to its name.

However, since I want this to be an honest and transparent review I will list out what I think they could do better.

#1- AccuRanker is Not Cheap

The cheapest plan costs $109. That is a lot of money if you’re just starting out.

So if your an affiliate marketer trying to rank your site in Google, then you will need to track your progress of course,

But you will also need to hunt for backlinks (Ahrefs), research keywords (SEMrush or Jaaxy) and a host of other things as well.

So AccuRanker can really chip away from you SEO tools budget.

However, they do offer a free trial.

It lasts for 14 days and you can track 100 keywords with it. If you aren’t ready to invest yet, I suggest you try it and add your most important keywords to see how they perform.

And once the trial is over, you lose your data but you don’t pay anything.

Expired trial AccuRanker
Expired trial- choose a plan!

#2- AccuRanker is a Niche-Specific Tool

What I mean by niche-specific?.

I mean that it only does one thing They are a rank tracker. They track keyword rankings.

They do it really well but still- it’s just one thing.

So if you”re serious about SEO, you will need to invest in other tools as well.

#3- AccuRanker Can Chip Away Your Time, and Time= Money

I’ll say right off the bat- this is not AccuRanker’s fault.

It’s more how you use the tool that can hurt you.

AccuRanker updates their ranking report every 24h. That is ultra-fast but also a challenge to pry away from.

I’m an SEO in heart and I know how fun, exciting and rewarding it is to track keywords and see them grow because you did something right.

It’s even exciting when you take a dive in the SERPS and you realize you messed up.

That’s ok because you still learned what doesn’t work and that is precious experience to you.

So, if you plan on using AccuRanker you must set and forget it so the tool doesn’t distract you from getting real work done.

I recommend a free Chrome extends called Block Site. It will block AccuRanker for specific time intervals.

This extension put a curb stop to my compulsive rank checking and best of all- it’s free.

Block Site from Chrome

And that’s about it when it comes to AccuRanker cons. No tool is perfect and I’m sure I could be picky and tore AccuRanker apart.

But why should I?

I love the pool and think it’s excellent value for money, and it’s definitely much better than I expected it to be.

Frequently Asked Questions About AccuRanker


a) Does AccuRanker Offer a Free Trial?

Yes, they do.

You get 14 days to test drive it and all his capabilities.

Note: with a free version you can only track 100 keywords, but that is still plenty for you to see what AccuRanker can do for you

b) AccuRanker vs Ahrefs- Which Tool is Better?

Both tools can track keyword rankings, but AccuRanker IS a keyword rank tracker which means that it’s much better than Ahrefs in that area.

Ahrefs is like a Swiss army knife for seasoned SEO’s so with it you get an entire tool-set for complete SEO and not just for rank tracking.

I love Ahrefs,

it’s perhaps my favorite SEO tool, but AccuRanker is clearly better at tracking keyword.

It’s faster; it’s more accurate; and you can even get instant results when you need them.

You can’t do that with Ahrefs because, though they offer keyword tracking, they’re not a rank tracker per se.

Get it?

c) Does AccuRanker Offer a Live SERP Preview?

Yes they do.

You just need to click on the keyword you want to inspect and then click on the “View SERP” link.

AccuRanker offers live SERP previewd) Can I Filter Keywords in AccuRanker?

Yes you can .

Simply go “Add Filter” and choose the one you want.

Keyword filtering with AccuRanker

Note: this feature is amazing for agencies that will need to track thousands of keywords to track. But even for solopreneurs it’s a huge time saver.

d) What is AccuRanker Support Like?

I had zero problems with the tool, but other AccuRanker reviews (from Capterra, G2, and Trustraidus) all say support is fantastic.

And I believe them

e) Can I track my competitors with AccuRanker?

Yes you can.

Right next to the “Keywords” tab in AcccuRanker’s dashboard there’s a “Competitors” tab.

Track competitors with AccuRanker

Click it and it will open a lightbox where you can then add you competitors one by one.

Chose you main competitors for the keyword you’re targeting and you will get important data like:

  • Their Rank Distribution– how they rank across the board
  • Their Share of Voice (SOV)– how many of their keyword are in the top 20
  • Their winners and losers– how does Google treat them  day bay day (remember: AccuRanker updates daly)

Why is competitor tracking so valuable?

It’s worth spying on your competitors because if you notice a sudden growth in their rankigns, you can then dig deep with SEMush or Ahrefs to see what they did right, and then how you can replicate that.

  • Is is better keyword targeting? Easy! Replicate it.
  • Is it more backlinks? Go and get some.
  • Is it a special type of backlinks? Even better. Now you know what Google expects to see for that niche

f) Does AccuRanker Have a Black Friday Deal?

Yes, they do have am exclusive Black Friday offer.

But there’s still time til Black Friday so either wait or try out AccuRanker trial for 14 days.

Conclusion- Is AccuRanker Worth the Price or Not?


Look, I’ll say it right now:

AccuRanker is the best keyword rank tracker in the world today, period.

But you might not need it.

You might be better off with SEMrush (free 7-day trial here) which gives you a solid rank tracker (albeit much slower) but also an entire toolset of SEO goodies that makes the SEO nerds weep with joy (or is it just me 🙂 ).

So, SEMrush is a better deal for those on a budget.

However, if you’ve some dough to spare, and you have important keywords to track then AccuRanker can’t be beat at what it does best. With a monthly subscription you will always get fresh and accurate data to work with.

AccuRanker is an awesome tool and I wholesomely recommend it.

Give it a whirl,

Remember, because it’s a free 14-day trial you ain’t got nothing to lose.

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