- Getting Started With Ranklogs
- Starting With Ranklogs Rank Tracker
- Ranklogs Dashboard Overview
- Keyword Explorer
- How keyword difficulty is calculated?
We would like to welcome you to Ranklogs, the one of the most competitively priced rank tracker and keyword explorer.
Ranklogs is a powerful technology-driven tool that combines the prominent functionalities of keyword exploration, rank tracking, and competitor analysis in a single, powerful platform. Whether you are a blogger, a small startup, or a big agency, our tool is designed with everyone’s needs in mind.
Our pricing is most flexible in the industry and to get a peek under the hood, you can try the Free 15-Day Trial that offers rank tracking for 20 keywords for a single project along with competitor analysis as well as access to the Keyword Explorer.
Alternatively, you can purchase a plan that starts at just $9/month.
Our starting plan allows you to track 100 keywords. You can easily adjust the pricing as per your project size and the number of keywords to be tracked. Additionally, you can include the Keyword Explorer tool in the plan on the go.
Getting Started With Ranklogs #
All the features and functionalities of Ranklogs can be divided among its two modules-the Rank tracker and the Keyword Explorer. These two tools working together provide you with capabilities to take control of your website SEO and beat the competition.
SERP Rank Tracking #
With the help of the Rank Tracker tool, you can easily analyze and keep track of your daily rankings. We update rank tracker data every 24 hours such that you have the latest and accurate ranking data available in your dashboard.
Competitor Analysis #
Our Rank Tracker is a handy tool to analyze the competitor websites for the keywords you are ranking for. You get data about traffic, position, and type of SERP result for the competition from the same dashboard.
Keyword Exploration #
Ranklogs’ Keyword Explorer is a valuable tool that helps you find the relevant keyword ideas and traffic estimations. Search for keywords ideas for any location and in any language along with critical parameters like Search Volume, Keyword Difficulty, Trend, Type of SERP, and more.
Traffic Monitoring #
Ranklogs allows you to track desktop and mobile rankings for any location 24/7, allowing you a microscopic view of the website traffic. Discover keywords you are already ranking for as well as explore new opportunities, and boost traffic.
Starting With Ranklogs Rank Tracker #
Our Rank Tracker makes accurate ranking checks easier than ever, and tracks the progress of your website continuously.
Before you can discover the ranking opportunities (or Hidden Gems as we call them!) and start tracking your site’s rankings, there is some preparation involved to add your first project. Don’t worry it is a simple and intuitive process, and here’s how you will do it.
Welcome to the Project Dashboard.
We have kept things simple for you. Adding a website is easy and a single click process.
Start by Adding a Website #
In the Website URL field, add the HTTPS or WWW version of the URL and add a name for the website in the next field.
Specify your target location #
Targeting a location will help you get more accurate and better results. Rank Tracker is designed to not only target countries but geo-specific cities (we like to be precise!).
Setup: In the ‘Location’ field, start typing the location you want to track. The tool will auto retrieve the location from our database and you can select it from the drop-down.
Set the Language #
Rank Tracker can track SERP results in any language, you can select any language for your project, by default it is English.
Select the Search Engine #
Rank Tracker allows you to track rankings in 6 major search engines-Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, Baidu, and Google Maps. This gives you chance to win over a broader target audience. Google, Bing, and Yahoo are definitely the top 3 search engines to rank in for international visitors, but if you want to target visitors from a specific country or area, Baidu and Yandex further increase your domain.
To setup your target Search Engine select the one from the Drop Down in the Search Engine field.
Decide on the type of Device #
We allow you to track rankings as per a device. This is important for some search engines such as Google that have different SERP results for mobile and desktop devices. Specifically, Google has switched to Mobile-First indexing which means it gives preference to mobile search results over desktop. But it might not always be in your favor.
For instance, if you are a SaaS provider, you might want to track your desktop rankings as most of your clients will be on desktop and not mobile.
Simply put, with device selection you will allow us to make your rank tracking data more accurate for your requirements.
Select/Create a Group #
By default, your project will be added to a default category, but you can choose to create a category to associate with your website. Grouping projects together makes it easier to manage multiple projects. The Group is an essential feature if you manage multiple clients who have multiple projects.
Add Keywords #
You can add as many keywords to track ranking for as you want. Ranklogs Rank Tracker supports CSV file import so you can add keywords in bulk. Additionally, you can export saved keywords from the Keyword Explorer directly into your project.
Once, you are done adding keywords, click ‘Next.’
Add Competitors’ Sites #
You probably will want to track your competitor’s ranking along with your website to be able to know how exactly you compare to them as well as keep a track of your rival’s rank changes over time.
Setup: After adding your website > Click on Next > In the next section you can add competitors.
You can add up to 10 competitor websites. Simply click on ‘Add Competitors’ to add more sites and once done, click on ‘Save’ at the bottom.
Tip: We make sure you do not miss only any ranking opportunity. The ‘Find Hidden Gems’ functionality is all about letting you know which keywords you are ranking for already. It is always a good idea to work on keywords you are ranking for already rather than trying to target brand new keywords. Once you, successfully add your website, Ranklogs Rank Tracker will display such keywords in the ‘Keyword Suggestion’ section at the bottom.
Please note that Ranking Data is available within 30 minutes of adding a project, but for some projects with huge data, it can take up to 24 hours to show rank tracking performance.
Once the rank tracking data for your project is available, its time to work with the dashboard.
Ranklogs Dashboard Overview #
Ranklogs Dashboard is an essential feature that provides you a bird-eye view of everything important related to rank tracking and keyword exploration. You can group and arrange projects as you want, get a quick look at top gainers and losers, traffic, and other ranking data quickly.
Switch between projects #
You can switch between projects from the dashboard by selecting the project from the dropdown at the top left.
Change Period #
By default, the data displayed is for one month period for any project. However, you can choose any period between the current date and since you started your campaign. This comes in handy to predict your website ranking performance for a given period.
Find Hidden Gem #
This keyword suggestion tool helps you discover the keywords that are already working for your website. It can be an invaluable feature for when you want to grow traffic on your website or increase sales in a short span and with lesser efforts.
Filter Tracking Data #
You can apply filters to sort rank tracking data to analyze results. Rank tracking data can be sorted based on:
Positions: Select keywords for which your website ranks within a particular range, such as top 3 positions, top 10, top 50, top 100, or 100+. You can also sort positions depending on improved or declined performance.
KD: Keyword Difficulty allows you to filter results based on the competitiveness and quality of a keyword. It is scaled between Very Easy, Easy, Average, Hard, Very Hard, and Extreme.
Volume: You can also focus on keywords with high search volume by applying this filter to the results. You can select a range of the search volume for this filter.
SERP Features: If you want to explore more than just organic search rankings, then this filter allows you to sort data based on the type of SERP such as Featured Snippets, Paid Results, Image Results, Map Results, Shopping Results, and more.
Detailed Keyword Overview #
You can have a closer look at the performance of a particular keyword by clicking it. The opened tab will show you change in SERP position in the last 24 hours along with KD, Keyword Rank History, Search Volume History, Keyword Traffic (it brings to the site), and Related Searches.
Export Report #
You can download Rank Tracker and Keyword Explorer reports in PDF and CSV format from the dashboard.
We offer completely White Label reports so that you can use Ranklogs for your agency and client management. You can customize the White Label report settings to include your Logo, Header, and Footer Text.
To edit White Label reports:
Go To Profile > Click on Whitelabel Settings > Make Customizations.
Keyword Explorer #
This tool is the one you need to discover traffic and sales-generating keywords.
It is a lot easier to rank for potential keywords when you know some important meta-data about the keywords including but not limited to Keyword Difficulty (a measure of how difficult it can be to rank for a keyword, based on a scale of 1-100), Search Volume and Search Trend.
You cannot rely on a few keywords if you want to want high traffic on your website. People do not use the same term for the same product or service, they can use hundreds of different word combinations to describe the same thing.
This is why you should find all keywords people may use for your service or product and then prioritize them according to your SEO campaigns.
Setup: Select Keyword Explorer > Enter the Keyword > Select Location > Select Language > Submit
Start with a Seed Keyword #
A seed keyword is a term that our Keyword Explorer uses as the base keyword for research. You do not have to think too hard to find the right seed keywords as you can search for them right in the tool.
Just switch to the ‘Search by Domain’ tab and enter the website URL and select a location. The Keyword Explorer will fetch the keywords associated with the website.
Sort Data , Export Reports #
Just as Ranklogs Rank Tracker allows you to sort data from the results, Keyword Explorer data can be sorted based on CPC, Keyword Difficulty and Search Volume.
There is more, you can also export Keyword Explorer white label reports as PDF and Excel files. It makes our tool a value-for-money keyword explorer for agencies.
How keyword difficulty is calculated? #
Among all the Keyword Explorer parameters, the Keyword Difficulty (KD) is the most important one. We calculate KD based on several data points that analyze a keyword for all kinds of SEO stats included by not limited to social signals, backlink quality, top 10 ranking pages and their quality, Alexa Rank, and many more.
Keyword Difficulty value is important as it helps you find keywords that are not only low in competition but is also high in search volume. The KD value is also a clear indicator of how much work will be required to rank for that keyword in the top results.
This is a comprehensive guide to get you started with Ranklogs. Keep looking for more as we are working hard on improving the tool capabilities by adding more features.