Getting true SERP results is one of those things that it taken for granted.
The problem is that Google tailors your search results to your past actions. A site you’ve clicked on a few times will have a better SERP position for you then for someone that’s never been to your site.
So what do you when you want true search results?
This is one question that anyone who is trying to rank higher is interested in since you want the true and unbiased results to know how much your efforts are truly paying off.
Option 1 – The Manual Way
You can do this manually with enough work.
You need to sign out of any Google account and wipe your Google cookies for starts. Either that or use Incognito Mode.
However, this still doesn’t give dependable results and it is only from your location.
You can poll different Google servers in your locale and also in other countries if you want to know how you rank there as well.
To do that, you’ll need a VPN to use in multiple locations.
Option 2 – Use a SERP Checking Service
There are multiple options out there that will check your SERP positions for you.
There are both free and paid. Free is always nice so let’s look at that first.
SEMRush is a really great tool and one I’ve personally used many times and will continue to use.
What you get when you put a page into SEMRush is the top organic keywords that it ranks for. It’s not entirely an on-demand but you do get the keywords that rank which is extremely useful.
They do have a SERP Checker and also a free 14-day trial.
Rank Checking Summary
These are all really great tools I have listed above. If you are looking for something simple and free and you just want a simple rank for keywords you explicitly select, Whats My Serp has worked well for me.
If you want more information around certain URLs, you want to know what organic keywords you rank well for, or you want a general SEO report on a URL, then I would choose SEMRush.
Just remember if you are working on all of this SEO, make sure to visit my article on the Essential SEO Tools that should be in your toolbox. If you are working on the SEO aspects of your site, I have many articles right here on the site for how to optimize your site to get an edge.