Setting up a new rank tracker is quick and easy. In just 7-simple steps you will be able to set up your search rank tracker to monitor yours’ and your competitors’ rankings across multiple search engines.
Another feature of the rank tracker is that you can set it up for daily, weekly, or monthly tracking.
And lastly, you can even set up multiple rank trackers to overcome certain limitations that come across when tracking rankings for a single campaign.
Setting Up a New Rank Tracking Profile
On the start screen, you will see the campaign URL displayed. Click on “Continue” to go to the next step or in case if you wish to track rankings for a different domain than the one that is displayed, you will need to do it in a new campaign.
Selecting the Appropriate Language
Select the right language from the drop-down options. The language you select here will determine the search engines on which you can track your rankings, in the next step.
Click on Next or Previous to go to the previous screen.
Choose Search Engine Preferences
You can select up to 5 search engines based on the device type and location.
Once you have selected up to 5 search engines, please click on Next or Previous to go to the previous screen.
Authorise Your Google Search Console Account
Though an optional step, authorizing your Google search console account can help you get smarter keyword suggestions.
Once the setup is completed, you will see the following –
Please click on Next to continue or Previous to go to the previous screen.
This step allows you to select and choose up to 5 of your closest competitors’. The competitors’ can be chosen from the auto-generate competitor suggestion list or you’re also free to enter the competitors’ that you know of.
In case you have tagged URLs earlier, you can make use of the “Import Competitors” option to load your competitors’ URL.
This step is necessary as it will help you determine your site’s ranking position versus your competitors’.
Once done, click on Next to continue or Previous to go back to the previous screen.
This step allows you to enter the keywords of your choice or select the appropriate ones from the auto-generated keyword list.
In case you have tagged keywords earlier, you are free to import that list as well.
The “Quick Filters” option on the right allows you to filter the terms based on search volume more than 10, 100, and 1000 respectively.
Please note that this is not the final keyword list for which you want to track rankings. The keywords can always be removed or paused and new terms can always be added.
Once the keywords are added, please press Next to continue or Previous to go back to the previous screen.
Select Tracking Frequency
This allows you to set the right tracking frequency – daily, weekly, and monthly.
Select the one that you feel the most appropriate, choose a name for your rank tracking profile and you’re done.
Please note that the tracking frequency can be changed at a later stage.
The amount that you see in the table varies based on –
- Keywords Entered
- Search Engines Selected and
- No. of Competitors’
Once done, click on “Run Report” and your rank tracking profile is successfully setup.
Once the report is ready, it looks something like this –
The other options that you see in the right corner include –
- Setup a New Rank Tracker
- Edit Existing Tracker
- Video Overview & FAQ
- Export to PDF
- Report Filter