The best Google position checker – Traffic Travis

If you’re like me and obsess over how your sites are ranking with the search engines, you’ve likely been looking for a tool that’s fast, user-friendly, and reliable. You may have tried some of the various FireFox plugins that are slow, buggy, and not good at tracking historical ranking changes.   Or perhaps you’ve tried one of the many websites that offers a Google position checker service but were disappointed in its speed and lack of features.

Well look no further…

Meet Traffic Travis.  Traffic Travis

Here’s how it works:

First, you setup a “Project”.   This requires entering the name of the site you want to track, it’s URL, the search engines you want to use, and a list of keywords.  You can even enter competitor’s sites to see how they compare against your keywords, over time.

Traffic Travis Project Settings

Next, you click “Start Update” and Traffic Travis goes to work.  Very quickly you see results coming in.   Whenever the current ranking beats the previous best ranking, a row is colored yellow.  And similarly, when the current ranking becomes worse, a row is colored blue.  Pretty handy for easily seeing where you stand.

Traffic Travis Results

Finally, Traffic Travis tracks all your historical ranking data.  You even get a cool graph or can print/export the data to BMP / HTML files.

Traffic Travis Graph

If this was all the Traffic Travis could do, I’d be satisfied.

But it’s not…not even close.

Here’s a list of other features, some of which I haven’t even tried yet:

  • Keyword research
  • Backlink checker (also shows PageRank, noFollow, anchor text, and IP of each backlink…pimp!)
  • PPC analysis
  • Page analysis (how good is your on-page SEO?)
  • SEO analysis (how competitive is certain keywords…for the top 20 listings in Google)

Traffic Travis SEO Analysis

Last but not least, it just feels solid.  As a software developer, I can recognize good code when I see it.  For whatever reason, in the internet marketing world there’s a lot of bloated, slow, buggy, and visually unappealing…shit.  But Traffic Travis is sleek, slick, and sexy.  It’s no wonder that it’s had more than 100,000 downloads on Download.com and is considered by many to be the most popular SEO application EVER.

Well what the heck are ya waiting for?  Go get the best Google position checker (and bask in the glory of all the extra features you didn’t even know you wanted)!

Traffic Travis Logo

14 comments for “The best Google position checker – Traffic Travis

  1. June 10, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Hey, thanks for the tips Kane. 🙂

  2. July 9, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Good post with nice screenshots. Short and stright to the point.

    BTW, what do you use to make your screenshot expandable?
    Is it WP Dynamic Drive Thumbnail Image Viewer Plugin?

    Thanks,
    Alexander

  3. July 9, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Thanks Alexander. It’s this plugin – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/thumbnail-viewer/. Even though it says it’s only compatible to 2.5 it still works on 3.0.

    Cheers!

  4. August 1, 2010 at 11:09 am

    thanks for the tips:)

  5. March 11, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Hey Kane – I’ve just started using Traffic Travis this week, I had never heard of it before and saw it getting a rave review on a top 12 SEO tools blog post so thought I’d give it a try, I must say that it is fantastic, the only thing I have been using it so far is the backlink checker for competitor analysis.

    Like you say in your review above it really is a smooth and fast running piece of software that does the job and does it very, very well!

    I have only been using the free version to give it a trial but will be upgrading to the pro version on Monday and will start using it a lot more in conjunction with other SEO tools that help automate some daily SEO tasks.

    I came across this post and couldn’t help but say how great Traffic Travis is 😀

    Cheers,
    Stuart.

  6. April 8, 2011 at 5:47 am

    I like this article very much, thanks for sharing..

  7. August 8, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    can anyone here give me the link for the travis to download link?

  8. August 30, 2011 at 6:45 am

    that is very useful

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    September 15, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Thanks for the info . This was very helful !

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    October 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    thanks for wonderful advice .

  11. December 15, 2011 at 6:18 am

    I have been using traffic travis for a while now. It’s a great tool and highly recommended.

  12. January 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Traffic travis is a great tool, but rank checking is much easier and very effective with powersuite, google it for more info, this is a leading software suite when it comes to SEO.

  13. January 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    The full name is SEO POWERSUITE, it has a rankchecker, seo onpage optimizer that pulls data from competitors to give you the best advice, and SEO spy if you like to spy on your competitors backlinks… in short this is a powerful tool that surpasses Traffic travis from its owner Mark Ling, I respect this man but when it comes to performance SEOPOWERSUITE can not be defeated.

  14. January 26, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Thanks for the nice overview of Traffic Travis. I just last week downloaded Traffic Travis based on some comments that I had seen regarding the demise of Yahoo’s backlink checker. I have begun to play with it. Today I used the “Rank Checker” to see it rated our website number 1 on both Yahoo and Bing for our major keywords (I already knew we were 1 on Google). I am looking forward to using the many features as you point out that are available with this system.

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