In the tradition of this blog to offer fantastic solutions to the fantastically cheap, here’s a great little application that will monitor your site’s ranking in Google for a variety of keywords.
Free Monitor for Google (not a particularly catchy name) is entirely free, and not infected with adware as far as my adware detection programs could tell.
It requires a Google Web API License key, which is also free. From my initial testing, it does exactly what it claims to do, and does it exceptionally well — especially for the price.
There doesn’t seem to be a limit to the number of keywords it can handle. Keyword import options are available, so one does not have enter search phrases manually. The results can be exported to CSV file for later analysis.
Check it out here.