How to Manage Your Keywords
In this video we’ll take a look at how to manage your keywords in Rank Tracker. We’ll cover:
- How to add and delete keywords from your campaigns, and
- What it means to track or untrack a keyword.
Campaign Management Screen
First, I’ll start on the Campaign Management screen.
Here I can see my list of campaigns, and I’ll just click on the campaign I want to work with.
Ranking Data Screen
Now here, on the Ranking Data screen, I can see my keywords (1) and their rankings (2).
I can also see the number of backlinks (3) for each ranking page, and the date the information was last updated (4)
Sort grid by column headings
I can click on a column heading to sort the grid by the information in that column.
This lets me look at my highest-ranked pages first, separate my tracked keywords from un-tracked ones, or simply look at things alphabetically.
If you see a little triangle next to a URL, like this one here, this means that more than one of your pages is ranking in the top 100 for that keyword.
To see all the results, just click the little arrow to expand the row.
To add more keywords to a campaign, I simply click the “Add Keywords” button down here.
I can type in my new keywords, or paste a list I’ve copied from another application.
Each keyword you track in Rank Tracker counts against your monthly quota. So as you can see here, each keyword I type changes my “available quota” (1).
When you’ve added the keywords you want to track, all you have to click the “Add Keywords” button here (2).
Whenever you add a new keyword, Rank Tracker will usually be able to get the initial ranking result within a few minutes. Moving forward, your keyword data will be updated on a weekly basis.
Managing Selected Keywords
These buttons at the bottom of the display let me manage one or more selected keywords at a time.
I can click the checkboxes next to each keyword I want to manage, or click the checkbox at the top of the column to check or uncheck the entire list.
Tracking and Un-Tracking Keywords
With these buttons (1), I can Track or Untrack the selected keywords, which determines whether or not they’re updated each week.
If a keyword is un-tracked, it won’t count against my quota, but I’ll still be able to view its historical information using the button on the right side, here (2).
Export Keyword Data
I can also use the Export button to save the information about the selected keywords to a text file which is suitable to be imported into a spreadsheet or other analytical tool.
With the Copy button, I can copy a keyword and all its historical ranking data to either a new campaign or an existing campaign.
Please note that the copied keyword will count against your quota - a keyword being tracked in two different campaigns is treated as two separate keywords.
And finally, I can permanently delete a keyword and its associated data with the Delete button. This action cannot be undone so be sure to think twice before you delete your keywords.
Automatic Weekly Updates
And that’s all there is to managing your keywords in Rank Tracker.
Once you’ve set up your keywords, Market Samurai will automatically update your ranking data each week so that you will always have the data you need at your fingertips.