In episode 143 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if one should limit the manual checking of rankings in search engine results page.
The exact question was:
I had a question about SERPS a while ago, and I talked about how I got anxious watching my client's positions rise and fall constantly. While you guys were discussing it, someone (I think it was Marco) mentioned that he hoped that I wasn't actually typing in the keyword and checking manually. I use Pro Rank Tracker, but I do sometimes search manually too. Is it bad to do that? Should I limit manual checking?