Update Rank Checker

We updated rank checker this morning - sortable columns, faster code, works with the new Google SERPs, etc. If you are one of the dozens of people who filled out a support ticket and didn't get a reply...always check to see if updates are available before filling out a support ticket. And even then we probably don't need support tickets, because it rarely takes us more than a day to update our plug-ins as Google changes.

Published: May 11, 2010 by Aaron Wall in seo tools


May 12, 2010 - 1:56pm

looks like google pulled the google.com/ie to stop the easy way to find the rankings ...

did you find something similar aaron?

May 12, 2010 - 5:48pm

If you update the extension you should see it works now

May 13, 2010 - 4:46am


May 13, 2010 - 9:54am

:-( I miss my rank checker

December 14, 2010 - 11:51am

Does not work at google.co.il and google.com

May 13, 2010 - 4:40pm

I Aaron,

Rank checker works great in Yahoo.dk - But Google.dk shows "-" no matter what.


May 13, 2010 - 11:48pm

and you guys/gals have all updated it already?

May 15, 2010 - 5:58pm

Until a fixed v is out?


May 16, 2010 - 1:30am

Hi Sharon
We don't have a rollback option. Have you tried the options in the option panel to see if you are able to repair the database? The tool should work. another option is to try to log in our out of Google and clear cookies and see if that helps you.

May 16, 2010 - 2:01pm

Any ideas?

May 14, 2010 - 6:14am

Great one! using it for years now...


- Google ranks not working (.com, co.uk)
- yahoo+bing works


May 14, 2010 - 12:02pm

Google.co.uk results stopped working today (14th May) updated too - cheers.

May 16, 2010 - 8:08pm

Hello Aaron,

I went ahead and updated Rank Checker and all is good now. Thank you tremendously!



May 17, 2010 - 4:24am

Improvements with every update.
Please consider to add "Google.mk" (Macedonia) in Rank Checker.

May 17, 2010 - 9:01am

I currently have Rank Checker V 1.6.9 and when using for Google.uk shows "-" no matter what. I also tried to update the rankchecker to V 1.7.2 but it gave the following message

"Firefox could not install because: Invalid file hash (possible download corruption)

Please Help!

May 17, 2010 - 10:34am

Any solution available for Google ranks not working????

May 18, 2010 - 3:50am

It should work if you update it. And there is documentation on troubleshooting on the download page.

May 19, 2010 - 1:16pm

I am still getting blank results back from Google. I have uninstalled and re-installed SEO Rank. I am currently running Firefox 3.6.3. I have cleared the database and set the delay to 4.

Can you think of other possible solutions to try?

May 19, 2010 - 1:31pm

It should work (and is for most people), but I can't offer any further suggestions other than what you have done already. Maybe repair the database? Maybe you have another computer you can use it on.

May 19, 2010 - 6:31pm

I have uninstalled/reinstalled teh new Rank Checker and still get blank results from Google.

May 20, 2010 - 6:37pm

I am having the same problem with the Google.com results as well. I have updated and then uninstalled/reinstalled, as well as updated all of my other tools.

May 21, 2010 - 3:57am

No results, updated, tried reinstalling, cleared cookies and more. I'm using other programs untill this is fixed but I hate them all. Nothing compairs to your rank checker aaron.

May 24, 2010 - 12:30pm

same here, blank results for google.com
was just working,weird

May 24, 2010 - 5:30pm

Hi Aaron,
I reinstalled both Firefox and the SEO toolbar. My Yahoo and Bing results are fine, but my Google results are all "-". Just letting you know.

From: Aaron Wall
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 12:56 PM
To: Weber, Brindey
Subject: [#XRR-442135]: your website and my google results

reorganization coming soon. and if you read the blog you would see what to do with rank checker.

May 29, 2010 - 6:36pm

Just installed it last night on new computer (downloaded yesterday, so assume it's the latest version) and only hyphens here too, on first run and subsequent tries.

May 29, 2010 - 10:32pm

Should work...does for me.

Maybe you can try to optimize database, then perhaps restart the browser and see if either of those help.

June 2, 2010 - 11:30am

tried that, but 'fraid not. oh well, thanks anyway.

June 18, 2010 - 6:57pm


I've been using the Firefox Rank Checker plug-in for about a month now and can't imagine how I lived without it before. Here's the question - are there any plans to add the ability to incorporate multiple results?

As it stands right now, if a phrase is showing up on the 1st page of Google, I have to manually check those to see if there's a 2nd page showing up in the results for that phrase, either as an indented entry or otherwise.

June 19, 2010 - 7:12pm

We may eventually offer such a feature...but do not have it planned in the next release Alan.

MD Diet
June 26, 2010 - 3:43am

Hey there,
Love the tool. Use it ALL THE TIME. I am having a problem, though, as I just updated Firefox, and now Rank checker won't give me Google data. I am not certain the update is the problem, but it seemed that way. I have uninstalled all the SEO tools, including rank checker, and reinstalled them. I have optimized the database. I have erased the database. I have restarted firefox many times. Nothing.

Help please?

Also, the rank checker opens larger than my screen size for some reason and I can't even see the button to close it. I have to hot-key it to close every time. Is there a way I can re-size the default so that it isn't so large??


July 19, 2010 - 3:11pm

When I check ranking Google is showing this after some of the website address for keywords to do with a website.

domainname.com/"class-"l vst" onmousedown........

July 20, 2010 - 3:53am

That is a bug based on a different search result format impacting a small # of people. If it starts to spread more then we will troubleshoot it and fix it.

August 10, 2010 - 8:22pm

Since my last update, I can't see any results from Google. Why ?

August 17, 2010 - 4:19am

Hi there. Just installed your tool for the first time so have the latest version. Looks great, but no Google data. Is this a Google issue? Thanks.

December 21, 2010 - 3:54am

This was mentionned in an old post While you can select the country, you cannot select the language

I tried the tool with differents french keywords/website and I have noticed that it gets only the english, result no matter what country TLD is selected.

My result after selecting google.fr correspond to result from http://www.google.fr/webhp?hl=en and not from http://www.google.fr/webhp?hl=fr which would give more accurate result for a website that is targetting France.

Selecting the language would be a great addition for the tool.



May 11, 2011 - 11:33am

Hi all. Yesterday I installed RankChecker tool, together with SEO for Firefox and SEO Toolbar. I just can't get any results from rankchecker out-of-the-box, just hyphens everywhere. I am using Google.com, Google.es, Yahoo and Bing as search engines. Tried to Optimize and empty the database, but got no results either.

I'm wondering if Google and the other search engines may have banned my IP. Yesterday I tested the new SEO tools browsing pages for about an hour with all SEO complements on. Coould this be the reason for RankChecker not working?

Thanks in advance. I'm looking forward to getting results from this excellent tool.

May 12, 2011 - 3:22am

...then of course while you are blocked other tools won't work either.

July 5, 2011 - 1:47pm

I'm getting no ranking on Bing today via Rankchecker but I'm getting seriously different results when I actually search by Bing. Ideas?

July 6, 2011 - 12:07am

update the extension

August 9, 2011 - 5:37am

Hi Aaron! I've been using Rank Checker for over 3 years as a supplemental ranking tool, especially when I'm in a pinch. I love love love it and I'm not really sure how to continue my work in SEO without it! ;-)

I just got a new PC and I've tried installing the plugin on Firefox 3.6.13, 4.1 and 5.1 to no avail. I've clicked the download link on a couple of different places on SEOBook and I keep getting a compatibility error. Any ideas?

October 6, 2011 - 6:44pm

Hi Aaron. Love the tool and use it religiously. I just started using a new PC however and cannot access my old data. Is there way to import my KW lists, historical data etc. onto this new PC? Thanks!

February 25, 2014 - 12:13pm

every day the rankchecker window seems to get a bit bigger and now it is impossible to use - i can no longer get to the start button! how do get back to a full screen?

April 15, 2015 - 12:16pm

Hiii Aaron
My tool is not working . When i does my browser cookies delete then seen 30 keyword rank and then same thing not seen rank of keyword in " google.com " what will i do ? Please tell me ..


Laura Book
April 24, 2016 - 8:20pm

Hi ....It is not listing any rankings for Google.com for keywords that I know are ranking. I used an incognito window to see what sites were ranking on the first page of Google SERPs and when I tested them in the rank checker tool with those specific keywords, no ranking is coming up for Google.com. Bing does seem to be working in the tool. Please advise. Thanks.

May 31, 2016 - 3:23am

Dam I loved that tool used it lots anyone know a good site to check ranking or a similar tool like this one?

June 1, 2016 - 7:04am

...still works for me whenever I test it. If you are having trouble using it then...

  • ensure you have the most recent version installed
  • increase delay time between queries
  • perhaps pull data in smaller groups rather than larger ones
March 3, 2018 - 12:12am

I downloaded the rank checker, it says not compatible with firefox 58.02 which is the latest version, I searched around, don't know which version is compatible, plz advice.


October 19, 2018 - 2:33am

...using Serposcope. It is free & open-source.

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