FAQRanking monitor FAQ

The ranking monitor shows you the position of your web pages on the first 5 results pages on Google, Bing and Yahoo for your keywords.

You can see which pages of your website have high rankings, for which keywords they are ranked and how your competitors rank in comparison to your website.

You will also get alerts and opportunities that will help you to optimize the return on investment that you get from your web pages.

Frequently asked questions:

How do I add new keywords?

Click the ‘Add keywords’ link in the ‘All keywords’ page to add new keywords to the ranking monitor.

How can I check my rankings in Great Britain, Australia, France, etc.?

Click the ‘Add keywords’ link in the ‘All keywords’ page to add new keywords to the ranking monitor.

Then select the language and the region in which you want to check your rankings:

select the region

How do I stop checking a keyword?

If you don’t want to check the rankings for a keyword anymore, click the symbol next to the keyword in the ‘All keywords’ page.

When you delete a keyword, all historical information for that keyword will also be deleted.

How many keywords can I check?

The number of keywords depends on the SEOprofiler edition that you use:

A ranking check on all three search engines Google, Yahoo and Bing for the same country and language combination counts as only one keyword.

For example, if you check the position of your website for the keyword “fly fishing” on Google.com (English), Yahoo.com (English) and Bing.com (English), then this will count as only one keyword.

The free SEOprofiler demo version enables you to check up to 5 keywords.

How do I change the checked domain?

The checked domain is the domain of the project URL.

You cannot change the project domain but you can add a new project with another website domain in the dashboard.

How can I check more results pages?

You can’t. It’s not worth worrying about because the ranking results beyond the first 5 results pages tend to fluctuate randomly.

In addition, search engine traffic gained beyond the second or third results page is usually negligible.

How long does it take to check my rankings?

When you first enter your keywords in the ranking monitor, it depends on the server load how long it takes until your rankings are checked. After that, your rankings are automatically updated weekly.

As a general rule of thumb, the first ranking check takes 1-12 hours after entering new keywords in the ranking monitor.

How do I add a new search engine?

At this time, you cannot add other search engines. All keywords are checked on Google, Yahoo and Bing. They are reponsible for nearly all search engine traffic.

You can select one of country/language combinations when adding new keywords to the ranking monitor.

How often are the rankings checked?

The rankings are checked once per week (see reason below). An updated ranking report is always available on Fridays.

You can see the exact date of the ranking check by expanding a keyword in the ranking monitor (click the keyword name in the ‘Keyword’ page). Each keyword shows detailed information about the day of the last ranking check, the previous ranking check, and you also get a rank progression chart.

The exact day of the weekly ranking check is not always the same. In very rare cases, the rankings could be checked at the beginning of the week in week one and at the end of the week in week two.

Why should the rankings be checked weekly?

Some people want more frequent ranking checks but it is usually advisable to check the rankings just once per week:

Weekly ranking checks provide good insight into the search engine positions of your website without requiring too much time and effort on your part.

Check the rankings of your web pages once per week and then react to the changes. Use the ‘Alerts’ and ‘Opportunities’ pages in the ranking monitor to find the keywords that require your attention.

Why do SEOprofiler’s ranking results sometimes do not match my results?

There are several reasons why you can get different ranking results:

You might want to try the following before performing another search to make sure that you really get different results:

We update the rankings once per week. If your rankings changed since the last ranking check, the new position will be reflected in the next 7 days.

Where do I get detailed information and a ranking timeline for each keyword?

In the ‘All keywords’ page, click the keyword name (or the arrow symbol on the right side of the keyword) to get detailed information about the keyword.

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