best way to check organic listings for my keywords

Hi- I know how all the search engines follow your search trends these days, and that it's hard to figure out what any given group of people are seeing when they search a key phrase.

So how do I know if my key phrase is doing well or not? What I've been doing is opening Chrome, a seldom used browser, and not logged into google. Then I go to so I know I'm searching in English in the US.

But I don't know how badly my searches are skewed. I think I'm doing great on certain search terms, but maybe I actually suck! What can I do to be sure? We're talking strictly organically here.

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Matthew NguyenConnect With a Mentor Senior Associate: Social ListeningCommented:
If you use Firefox, there is a plug-in you can add called Rank Checker from SEO Book, I find it useful in finding rankings for keywords on the fly.  You just input your keyword and adjust the tool for all search engines or specific ones.  Here is the link:

Also, if you want to depersonalize your search results, you can use the following URL for Google:

Just substitute "my+keyword" with your desired keywords and use "+" as a space.  The "&pws=0" depersonalizes the query.

Hope that helps
Tony McCreathTechnical SEO ConsultantCommented:
I'd also clear all cookies.

Google also knows your location so remember that your results will also be skewed by that.
mel200Author Commented:
Is there any tool that allows you to do this?
mel200Author Commented:
Just what I needed, thanks!
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