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Rank Ranger is the SEO and marketing software as a service (SaaS) platform designed for agencies, and affordable to any size digital marketing firm or in-house professional.

Rank Ranger's comprehensive online marketing platform tracks and monitors organic, local, mobile, app and video rank on hundreds of search engines, validates and monitors backlink data, and includes integration of marketing metrics from a wide variety of third party software and services.

Fully personalized 100% white label reporting options include a brandable drag-and-drop web marketing dashboard that can be customized to match any site's design, as well as single sign-on client dashboards, use of custom URLs, and automated scheduling of branded PDF reports.
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Rank Ranger Becomes an All-in-One Email Marketing Suite

Email marketing is not dead. Far from it, email marketing is an integral part of any marketing plan. If done right, pushing your brand, service, or product via an email campaign can score big payoffs ranging from increased sales to increased brand awareness and authority. That said, email campaign effectiveness hinges on learning what went right, as well as what went wrong, during an email campaign. To give you the ability to track your email effectiveness we were set on integrating a series of automated email marketing platforms into Rank Ranger. We looked at a whole heap of platforms and narrowed our integration partners down to Constant Contact, AWeber, and MailChimp.

The AdWords Daily Explorer - An AdWords Analysis Tool for Pros

If you're running AdWords ads, then you probably know that tracking your paid search competition is not only vital, but exhausting. Tracking who your top PPC competitors are on the Google SERP is not a one stop, one metric ordeal. It requires thorough research and monitoring for multiple vantage points. Knowing this, and to help you simplify analyzing the competition, we wanted to add on to your AdWords arsenal by following up our recent release of the AdWords Monitor with the all-new AdWords Daily Explorer. Now, besides for in-depth competitor discovery on a per keyword basis, you can track every single AdWords ad your competition is running on a daily basis across all of your keywords. Here's how.

Deep PPC Analysis with the AdWords Monitor

If you've ever invested time manually checking search results for your keywords in order to analyze your competitors' AdWords ads, then we think you're going to love our new AdWords Monitor. Allow me to take you on a tour of the AdWords analysis features you'll find in the AdWords Monitor.

CallRail Integration: Call Tracking Analytics Reports & Graphs

CallRail customers may be excited to learn that you can now add call performance reports and graphs to white label reports and dashboards via one of our latest third party integrations. CallRail is a marketing tool for tracking and measuring call conversions from search, social, PPC, digital marketing campaigns, and even offline marketing activities.

Featured Snippet Discovery & Monitoring Tool

Though it goes without saying, scoring a Featured Snippet can put you at a significant advantage. With zero ranking superiority being so significant, tracking your Featured Snippet progress, especially as compared to the competition, becomes a central priority of any sound SEO strategy. To facilitate this process we've designed a comprehensive Featured Snippets center of sorts where you can track your Featured Snippet performance across all of your keywords. The all-new Featured Snippet Tool provides you with deep and comprehensive daily insights that cover your, and your competition's, Featured Snippets across all of your keywords.

Tracking Rank in the Google for Jobs Feature

The new Google for Jobs SERP feature is both novel and grandiose. Not only is the Google for Jobs feature a new SERP environment, but is one that ushers in a new set of rules for the sites both appearing and absent from it. In addition to optimizing to rank #1 for an employment query organically, recruiters are now faced with the greater competition of ranking in Google Jobs. Fortunately, you can now track your position within Google for Jobs in Rank Ranger.

The Landing Page Monitor - Track Page Progress Like a Pro

With fluctuation trends within the industry being what they are due to increased Google algorithm updates, we wanted to make sure you have the right tool for the right job at your disposal. With that, we announce the release of our most in-depth landing page tool to date, the Landing Page Monitor.

Enterprise Reporting: Track Quarterly Rank Performance

Tracking rank can often be a micro-moment, micromanaged, process where the nuances in change over the period of a day, week, or even month take on extreme significance. However, what if you wanted to track rank within a whole new context? What if you wanted to track rank within the corporate setting at the executive level using traditional business reporting? With this in mind, we're happy to announce the release of our newest Enterprise level report, the Quarterly Rank Snapshot.

Analyze Multi-Channel Funnels Reports

Everyone knows that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. That's why understanding a user's path towards conversion is just as important as the conversion itself. Delving into the path that a user took towards making that conversion helps to isolate what worked well and what didn't work well along the way. It tells you not only what channels are driving your success but what conversion affinities your users have, so that you can bolster your methods and replicate your success going forward. Due to the significant insights afforded by seeing a user's path towards conversions, we've launched four new multi-channel funnel reports that will help you determine what's behind your conversions.

Integrating Google Sheets for More Complete Data Analysis

When it comes to your data, you are the hub that the various outlets storing and tracking your information must channel through. Which is why we're giving you full control to display whatever data you need, want, or would otherwise enjoy seeing with our Google Sheets integration. Unlike any other third party data integration, unifying Rank Ranger with Google Sheets puts you in control of what data you want to track. More than that, by integrating Google Sheets you can display data that you, and only you have, affording you the ability to create graphs that are beyond unique, but rather exclusive. Data that is entirely complete and comprehensive.

Monitor SERP Features with Alerts, Exports & Competitor Analysis Tools

Have you been wishing for a tool that would notify you every time that a SERP feature displayed or changed for your keywords in Google search results?  If so, we have good news for you... easy, no hassle, automated email alerts!! 

SEO Monitor - The Ultimate Competition Analysis Tool

Bringing an unprecedented degree of substance to SEO competition analysis, we're excited to announce the release of the SEO Monitor for a real and penetrating competitor insights experience. This new competition discovery tool goes beyond tracking the rank of a few of your competitors, offering you deep competitive insights. What truly sets this competition analysis tool apart is that it offers useful, genuine, and intelligible insights into how your competition approaches the SERP and their pursuit to push you off of it. The SEO Monitor, without any gimmicks or extravagant promises, gives you an avenue of insight towards analyzing how your competitors aim to claim dominance on the SERP.

Compare Bing and AdWords Data with Bing Ads Integration

We thought it would be not only nifty, but impactful to see your Bing Ads performance alongside that of your AdWords campaigns. As such, we're announcing that you can now integrate your Bing Ads data into Rank Ranger. The upshot, (other than being able to access all of your data in one place and sharing it within white label reports) is that you can plot your Bing Ads and AdWords data together on our custom graphs or within the same series of widgets. Here's how to do it.

Google My Business Performance Reporting with Rank Ranger

Bringing all of your local SEO data to one place, we are truly excited to announce that you can now access Google My Business data within Rank Ranger. This standout data source within our seemingly endless series of third party data integrations joins and emboldens our prolific set of local SEO abilities. Thus, you can conveniently access the full spectrum of your local SEO data without ever leaving Rank Ranger's software. Further, viewing Google My Business data within Rank Ranger enables you to create custom local SEO insights that can be shared in any one of our white label reporting options.

Make Smarter Decisions with Google's Audience Interests

Obviously knowing the customer is of the utmost importance, and as such Google's Audience Interests is well... of self-evident interest. The question is how to make it work for you in a way that is efficient, effective, and easy. With the custom display options we've built you can see the Audience Interest data that you want to see and how you want to see it. What's more, by including Audience Interests in your white label reporting you can offer your clients a deeper look at the makeup of site traffic all while considering and catering to client specific needs and reporting preferences.   

MailChimp Email Marketing Metrics Come to Rank Ranger

In an effort to always ensure that our users have access to a broad and comprehensive range of digital marketing tools and reports, Rank Ranger now offers a MailChimp integration. Widely considered to be a leader in tracking and measuring email marketing campaigns, MailChimp offers a pervasive set of email marketing data that can now be accessed right in Rank Ranger. With this, our latest in a long list of third party integrations, Rank Ranger continues to enable our users to effectively track and manage the progress of their digital marketing and SEO campaigns.

Call Tracking Metrics Enters Rank Ranger's SEO Software

We promised that 2017 would be a year full of new third party integrations and Rank Ranger reports. With our first integration of the new year, we didn't disappoint. Expanding the digital marketing reach of Rank Ranger's software into new territory, we're quite excited about integrating CallTrackingMetrics into our platform. An industry leader, CallTrackingMetrics enables users to track call attribution across multiple channels such as PPC ads, social media, etc. Now, with our CallTrackingMetrics integration, users can track their incoming call data in unique ways that only Rank Ranger can offer.

Rank Ranger SEO & Digital Marketing Software 2016 Year in Review

As another year has come and gone, Rank Ranger has continued to develop and expand with full throttled force. 2016 saw our most prolific year to date with the development of what felt like an endless slew of updates and additions. We've kept to our core value of providing the most comprehensive and customizable SEO and digital marketing software available. Having set sail in 2016 with our own vision, as well as that of our customers (via the WeDevelop program), our development team doubled-down on their efforts to bring you a set of superlative additions to Rank Ranger's already rich SEO and digital marketing platform.

Rank Ranger Integrates Yext Data

In what is a highly competitive environment for local businesses, maintaining a competitive edge is more important than ever. One of the major obstacles local businesses face has been ensuring their local citations are congruous and up to date. To help businesses manage this somewhat odious process, Yext offers local businesses the ability to track down and update any outdated or incorrect listings. But really, Yext offers a lot more than just that. With its array of analytics, Yext reports back on various aspects of your Facebook page, indicates Yelp page views, etc. As testimony to the efficiency of our WeDevelop program, Rank Ranger now enables you to integrate the range of analytics offered by Yext.

Bing Webmaster Tools Data Now Available in Rank Ranger

The availability of Bing Webmaster Tools insights within Rank Ranger makes our platform a one-stop shop when analyzing Bing rank and page traffic performance. Per usual, we've made an effort to afford you data insights in a customized and visual manner that is not only aesthetically pleasing but allows for easy data navigation as well.

Cyber Monday Marketing Dashboard Mania

In honor of the Monday of all Mondays, Cyber Monday, we're going all out with Marketing Dashboard mania!  

Take dashboard reporting customization and communication to a new level - this Marketing Dashboard gives new meaning to the term "white label"!  Check out the demo dashboard and lock in your special Cyber Monday pricing.

Marketing Dashboards Help You Uniquely Share Marketing Success Stories

The new Web Marketing Dashboard is a tool for presenting data in an enhanced manner with style - your own custom style. Whether for internal or external communication, this white label marketing dashboard can be set to display organic, local and mobile rank tracking data as well as Google Analytics, Search Console and Social Media analytics (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram), plus you can embed your own ancillary media and information. The Marketing Dashboard finds its identity in its unique ability to provide a new level of data reporting communication that is combined with Rank Ranger's commitment to comprehensive customization and ease of use.

In-Platform Notifications & Report Options Search

As you probably know by now, we think it's important to continuously work on making our platform even better. This means that we're constantly updating, revising, and introducing new features to the Rank Ranger software. This time around we thought we'd tackle making it that much easier for you find report options in a jiffy. Creating this new feature got us to thinking, there has to be a super-effective way to let you know about our update zeal, so we created another feature to do just that! 

Research Google Mobile SERP Features Using Big Data

The mobile web is growing in importance to all marketers, causing us to realize that there is a need for a tool that monitors the existence and trends of mobile search. Since such a tool did not exist, we decided to build one. It was a challenging project because Google continued to launch many new updates throughout the development, causing us to build a tool that is able to quickly adjust for new mobile search features as Google releases them. Creating the first Google Mobile SERP Features Tracker was a great experience and we are happy to share it with you today.

Keyword Finder – New, Powerful Keyword Research Tool

We are proud to announce the release of our new keyword discovery tool, Keyword Finder. Powered by a dataset of half a billion keywords, Keyword Finder helps you discover and deploy high performance keywords.

Campaign Export Goes Dynamic with New Capabilities

In an effort to offer extensive data exporting abilities we are happy to announce that our Campaign Rank Export tool has been updated to field a prolific set of new options and capabilities.

The Singular Data of Single Metric Widgets

Customize marketing dashboards using Single Metric Widgets with rank, landing pages, domain backlinks, Google Analytics, AdWords, Search Console, Social Analytics or SERP data metrics.

Account Campaigns Pro View Ready and Launched

In our quest to provide you with a pleasant and efficient work space, we are excited to announce the launch of our new account-wide campaigns summary Pro View, highlights of which include:
  • Personalize display settings per sub-user
  • Set targets for visuals upon goal achievement
  • Possibility to view Rank, Traffic, PPC, Social, Search Console, and Backlinks data all in one screen
Join us for a tour of these new features and more...

It's Iconic! Filter Dashboard Rank Reports by SERP Feature

Which keywords are ranking for a landing page that's scoring Google SERP Features and which search indicators are displaying for that landing page - local, ratings, images thumbnails, search box, etc.? The addition of our new SERP Indicators Filter to the Rank Tracker Dashboard enables deeper analysis into specific SERP features displaying in Google search results for your keywords.

Google SERP Features Big Data Search Intelligence

We're happy to provide online marketers and researchers with free access to our big data search intelligence. Learn more about our free Google SERP features research tools.

2015 SEO & Marketing Year in Review

2015 was a terrific year at Rank Ranger - thank you for sharing it with us!  Development of new features and reports was our top priority and we were happy to fulfill many requests that were submitted through our WeDevelop program. We truly enjoyed brainstorming with customers and beta testers to create new SEO and marketing reports and features. In this post we'll take you on a tour of the new SEO tools and marketing reports we created for you.

SMX Israel Happy Hour Tweet-a-Thon

We are seriously excited about the upcoming November 1st SMX Israel search marketing expo!  The SMX agenda is full of interesting topics and dynamic presenters including our own Joel Janovsky.  In addition to a great presentation, we're hosting an SMX Tweet-a-Thon and participants can qualify for a 10% lifetime discount off Rank Ranger SEO & Marketing Platform plans

Social Media KPI Analytics

We're excited to announce the public beta launch of Rank Ranger Social Analytics! Along with our new website design, you'll now find a Social Dashboard in the Reports gallery containing comprehensive KPI Analytics reports with integrated data from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Webmaster Tools Transition to Search Analytics

Google announced at the end of August that their new Search Analytics API  would be replacing the Webmaster Tools data that has been used in your reports. Our Developers have been testing the new Search Analytics API since the beginning of August with plans to release an update before Google deprecated Webmaster Tools, which was reportedly scheduled to happen on October 20th.

Our team quickly responded to an unexpected change in Google's scheduling and over the weekend rolled out of an update that will allow you to integrate the new Search Analytics data into your Rank Ranger account by disconnecting the old Webmaster Tools integration and connecting to the new Search Analytics.  

Google Maps Local Pack Results Rank Tracking Challenge

We enjoy a challenge and Google served us a good one with the new version of Local Pack results. Learn how you can continue to achieve accurate local rank results.

Get Email Notification of Changes in Rank, Traffic and Link Status

Receive email notifications of changes in Rank or Traffic and tracked Links status based on the change type, threshold and frequency that you set to trigger alerts.

Brand Visibility Report Provides Universal Search Results

Monitor daily rank position for brand-related pages that are ranking in the top 20 search engine results, along with their position distribution, visibility trending, Page 1 coverage and universal results type in our new Brand Visibility report. Discover the actual Top 20 rank results, Top AdWords and Google Related search phrases for your keywords in the SERP Snapshot.

Mobile Friendly Landing Page Test

Mobile optimized sites rise higher in SERPs than non-mobile sites when a visitor searches from a mobile device so the Mobile Device Accessibility Test in our On-Page Keyword Optimization Audit has been upgraded to include the key factors in Google's Mobile-Friendly test.

We've Updated Your Google Maps Search Engine

Despite giving the impression several months ago that they might leave the Classic Maps version alive for old browsers, Google has pulled the plug on Classic Maps!   Anticipating this change, our updated Google Places rank tracking has been rolled out.

Google Mobile SERP Fluctuations

Mobilegeddon hype has been sweeping the web for weeks, will it really be all that disastrous? We wonder...

Although Google announced the roll-out of their new mobile search algorithm would begin today, our Rank Risk Index for Google Mobile indicates that they've been testing the algorithm in recent days. Let's take a look at how Mobilegeddon is/might be affecting rank.

Rank Ranger's New Uncluttered & User-Friendly Interface

One of our goals is to provide you with a pleasant and efficient user interface that’s uncluttered and user-friendly. So with Spring in the air our development team decided to redesign our SEO software interface to make moving between reports and finding pertinent information and options effortless. Join us for a tour of the new UI...

Google Suggested & Google Related Search APIs

We're on a roll with new SEO Intelligence Search APIs that can provide you with that online marketing edge you've been seeking to beat the competition in search engine results!  Released so far this month are the new Rank Top 50, Rank Top 100, Google Suggested Search and Google Related Search results APIs.

Video: Add Your Logo to SEO Reports

Whether you are sharing SEO reports internally or externally with clients, branding those reports with your logo can add an impressive level of professionalism. With Rank Ranger's white label solutions you can brand automated PDF reports and white label web portals by adding your account logo, and even individual campaign logos, in a few simple steps.

Are You Reaching Your Target Audience?

If you invest time and money optimizing content and advertising to a specific audience, it would be beneficial to know if you're actually reaching that target audience, right? Our Analytics Audience Demographics report provides both a quick graphic view of traffic by age and gender, and a detailed analysis of sessions, segments and goal completions.

Marketing Tech Survey Wants Your Opinion

Marketing Tech Blog is gathering reviews of the Rank Ranger SEO platform in order to help SEOers get a better understanding of how you use and benefit from Rank Ranger’s multitude of tools and reports.

Where in the World is Your Audience?

Do you know what countries your website visitors are from?  Our new Analytics Audience Geo Location report provides valuable online marketing data that can be used to determine whether or not your site is correctly addressing the needs of visitors from various parts of the world. 

Video: How to do Video SEO Rank Tracking

Many companies perform video SEO and therefore it’s important to be able to track how those videos are ranking for your target keywords. In this video we’ll show you how simple it is to set up a video rank tracking campaign in Rank Ranger.

2014 SEO Platform Year in Review

Release of our blended metric Insight Graph rounds out a big year of new features and reports for Rank Ranger's SEO Platform. Are you utilizing all of the time-saving customizable and visually impressive reports and tools we've created for you? What's on your 2015 SEO wishlist?

Insight Graph: Free-Form SEO Metrics

Imagine having the flexibility to create custom SEO graphs in free-form style - any way you choose. Which features would be included in your ultimate SEO graph creation tool?

Save Multiple Personalized SEO Report Versions with PRESETS

In the spirit of the season we began reviewing users' SEO Platform Wishlists (aka our WeDevelop program) last month and chose one that awesomely expands the options to individualize graphs and reports - introducing Report Presets.

HTTPS SERP Icon in Rank Tracker Dashboard

Google emphasized several months ago the importance of switching a site to HTTPS for many reasons, including a possible ranking boost. So are they serving links to your HTTPS site in their search results? Check your Rank Tracker Dashboard for a special SERP icon to find out.

How to Track Rank for 1 Site with Multiple Locations

We've heard from SEO agencies responsible for rank tracking of sophisticated sites in the travel, hotel, healthcare, real estate and various franchise industries, that they found the task of reporting keyword rank for one website with hundreds of locations to be very complicated and time consuming - before they discovered Rank Ranger. Our platform provides several simple and time-saving solutions for generating automated reports for businesses with multiple location tracking needs. Here's how...

The History of the Google Panda Algorithm Update

The Google Panda Algorithm originally rolled out in February 2011, and has been given a number of refreshes since then. It was rolled out to target link farms and low quality content sites. In this post you are able to follow the history of the algorithm, view more information about it and get tips on ways to recover from Panda related penalties.

Video: How to Use Metric-Rich Rank Tracker Dashboard

The Rank Tracker Dashboard provides a complete overview of your primary domain plus competitor domains, and is rich with options including Rank Change filters, Keyword Metrics, Domain Metrics and Landing Page Metrics including social signals. This video guides you through all the current options offered to help you get the most out of this rank tracking report.

On-Page Optimization Gets SERP Preview, Page Speed, Top 10 Keywords & More

Our On-Page Keyword Optimization report has become more comprehensive with the addition of an editable Google SERP Preview tool, Page Speed check and Top 10 keywords.  We've also added Report Options because with the growing number of page analysis tools in this report we realize that not everyone wants to display everything when exporting this report to share with a client.

Googlebot Wants Your Javascript, CSS & Image Files

Google Webmaster Guidelines have been updated with instructions to allow Googlebot to access Javascript, CSS and image files for optimal search results.

Video: How to Create a White Label Portal

Reports that you’ve created in the Rank Ranger SEO platform can be shared with others for viewing in your branded web interface. Learn how easy it is to create a custom White Label Portal for clients, colleagues or managers who prefer a more hands-on interactive experience.

Keyword Research Suite

The launch of our Keyword Suggestion tool last week rounds out a suite of time-saving research tools that we hope will help improve your search engine optimization efforts.

Video: How to Create a White Label Cover Template

Continuing our White Label video series, this tutorial shows how easy it can be to create a cover page template that can be re-used for multiple white label PDF reports.

How to Measure Overall Rank Performance

Learn the answer to this question:
"What's the easiest way for us to measure keyword rank performance over the course of our online marketing and SEO efforts for the sites that we manage?" 

New Google Search Result - Structure Snippets

Google's constant upgrading of search results has gained a new addition, the Structured Snippet. This is an addition to regular results, giving more information that is relevant to the query. The information comes from the knowledge graph and is shown within the search result snippet. 

Video: How to Create an Automated White Label PDF Report

A few weeks ago we explained why White Label SEO reporting is important and today we're going to demonstrate how easy it is to create automated white label PDF reports with Rank Ranger's SEO platform.

Baidu Eye, China's Answer to Google Glass

Baidu, China's premier search engine, is joining in the gadget fun by creating it's very own version of Google Glass, the Baidu Eye. 

Why White Label SEO Reporting is Important

White Label SEO reporting was created to free up time for digital marketing agencies and website optimization companies to do what you do best - marketing and site optimization. Join me and I'll show you how it works.

Pigeon Droppings

Google's July 24th algorithm update has been dubbed "Pigeon" by both Search Engine Land and some SEO professionals who feel their site rankings have been bombarded with pigeon droppings. This response is not unusual as most updates have caused a certain level of anxiety (refer to our Google Algorithm Updates History page for more details).

Need Keyword Ideas?

Rattling your brain over new keyword ideas?  You don't have to do that anymore, simply log in to Rank Ranger and access the new Keyword Research Tool.  It doesn't get any simpler than this...

Compare Baseline vs Current Rank for Overall Rank Change

The Rank Tracker Dashboard was upgraded today with a new feature that demonstrates keyword rank progress by comparing the baseline (first tracked rank for a keyword) to the current report date rank.

A Face-lift for the Website Rank Distribution Report

The Website Rank Distribution report has undergone a face-lift recently to provide more information in an easier to read format. Included in this update is the addition of the Visibility Score and a variety of domain and social metrics. Come in and have look.

Rank Ranger Responds to Google My Business Local Tracking Change

In addition to encouraging local businesses to utilize their services, behind-the-scenes Google's My Business involved a dramatic update to Local search results, integrating them into maps and connecting them to the My Business platform. Rank Ranger caught this change and adjusted the Google Places search engine tracking accordingly.

How Does Bing Choose a Title to Display on a SERP

Sometimes when you search for your website, you see a title appearing on a SERP that you did not create, and you wonder how it got there. Bing has released an article answering this problem and giving tips on how your chosen title may be shown.

Single Sign-on White Label Portal for Multiple Campaigns

Rank Ranger's White Label Web Interface (Portal) has a new single sign-on feature for customers with multiple campaigns who would like to log into their custom web interface once and view SEO reports for all of their campaigns in one convenient location.

Google My Business To Help You Interact With Your Customer

Google wants to help you connect with your customers, all in one place and that's why, according to the Inside Adwords blog, they are introducing Google My Business.

Rank Ranger Offers Alternative to WebMeUp

Recently we've been contacted by a number of SEO professionals seeking an alternative to WebMeUp because they were notified that WebMeUp is shutting down on July 11th.  Since so many people are asking how Rank Ranger’s SEO platform compares to WebMeUp, we're providing this high-level view of Rank Ranger features that are similar to basic rank trackers, plus a few of the many extras that our SEO platform offers.

How Can We Help You?

Get quicker results and more accurate answers to all your SEO platform questions and service requests in Rank Ranger's new Help Center.

Improving our API Methods for Better, Easier and Faster SEO

New Rank Ranger API Methods include Market Reach API and White Label Portal API, plus an overall improvement has been made across the platform with the addition of a Reference ID option you can use to link your internal customer IDs with your ranking campaigns.

Weekly Snapshot Featuring Rank Color Scale

Get a colorful view of your rankings by week with Rank Ranger's new Weekly Snapshot report. Featuring our Rank Color Scale, the results of your SEO efforts are highlighted across a red to green spectrum as rank from the end of each weekly period is color-coded and displayed.

Explaining Google Undisclosed Activity

Google is constantly upgrading and amending their algorithm, often affecting ranks and SEO efforts. At Rank Ranger, we want to be sure that you are always aware of these changes in order to tweak your efforts accordingly. Unfortunately, Google often doesn't let us in on these changes, but luckily we have our Rank Risk Index telling us what is happening in the Google Algorithm world. 

Time to Speed Up on PC and Mobile

Google has updated their PageSpeed Insights tool to offer more information into the speed of mobile sites, helping to make sure that your site is running at an optimal speed and therefore will avoid penalties from Google.

Knowledge Graph Appearing in Google Maps

In a constant effort to improve the Google experience, the company will now be giving more information for local searches in Google Maps. According to an image tweeted by James Gibbons, a "Quick Facts" card, is now visible in Google Maps, giving you more information about various places. 

Go Offline and Off-road with Google Maps

Google Maps has exploded with new features to make your travel so much easier. From informing you which lane to stay in while driving to finding the perfect parking spot, driving will never be the same. 

Landing Page Metrics Added to Rank Dashboard

Since the launch of our Landing Page Performance Report in February, many of you have let us know just how important landing page metrics are to you! So we're now excited to announce that Social Signals and Backlink Landing Page Metrics have been added to our Rank Dashboard.

Rank Ranger Tools Retired, New SEO Utilities Launched

We are constantly improving and expanding our platform and today we're happy to announce the retirement of the old Tools section and the introduction of our new Utilities section. This feature is packed with useful utilities to make using your Rank Ranger account even simpler than it already was.

Google SERP Fluctuations Indicated by Risk Index

The Rank Risk Index has been in the danger zone for more than a week, indicating that something's brewing at Google. We're hearing reports of drops in rank of 50% or more for certain niche sites. Has there been another upstream copyright infringement update or is this something different? What have you heard or experienced?

Add a Phone Number in Your Google Results

Every customer wants to speak to someone directly when they are having issues and it's up to the company to make that as easy as possible. That's why Google wants to help you out with this by including your phone number in your knowledge graph on a SERP.

Not Provided Is Expanded to Google AdWords

Yesterday the rumors proved to be true as Google announced that it would be expanding Not Provided keywords to also apply to AdWords campaigns in an attempt to improve privacy for users.

Did Google Stop Tracking Social Signals?

Matt Cutts is back with another very refreshing and informative session. Ever find yourself wondering if social signals from Facebook and Twitter are tracked by the Google algorithm?  At one time Google did track the signals, and they used Twitter and Facebook links in rankings.

Google Analytics Adds New Remarketing Feature

New Google Analytic Updates!   Google has added new features to their Google Analytic tools. Remarketing lets you re-engage with your site visitors using the power of Google Analytics and the reach of the Google Display Network.

Google Now: Google Run My Life, Now

Imagine being able to take every activity in your crazy, hectic life, and bring it all together on one screen... well, Google has done it again.

Blizzard of New SEO Reports, Features & Apps

An upgrade to Rank Ranger's SEO Platform began with a flurry effect in November that has escalated into a blizzard of new reports, features and apps during February!  If you're as busy as I've been you may have missed a few of the announcements, and since I personally prefer to read snippets of info and click thru only to things that pique my interest, I'm going to give you a quick rundown of recent headlines with snippets and screenshots that cover some important changes and enhancements to our SEO platform.

(Not Provided)=Not a Problem, From Google 'Secure Search' to Market Reach

With the implementation of Google ‘secure search’ (Not Provided) in 2011 blocking 10% of the keyword data and impacting a whopping ~80% through the end of 2013 - thrusting yet another new challenge in the face of SEO - user clicks on SERP links are redirected through a Google masked keyword data process.

Rank Ranger heard an enormous outcry from SEO experts and we responded with a new approach, an alternative to (Not Provided). We're pleased to introduce the Market Reach report.

Domain Analysis Statistics in Living Color

The Domain Analysis report provides a comprehensive overview of domain statistics in living color. Choose from a variety of report options and launch - the domain home page displays in living color and a Google Supplementary Index Ratio pie chart comes to life beside the latest Social Metrics from Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook. Integrated data from third-party providers completes this presentation that we think you’ll be proud to share with your clients.

Multi-Axis Search Queries Inspired by Google Webmaster Tools

A multi-axis graph coupled with a detailed search query table makes Rank Ranger's new Search Queries Keywords and Search Queries Pages reports unique.  In Google Webmaster Tools this data is displayed on a one axis graph that merges both Clicks and Impressions, while Rank Ranger's new Search Query reports provide a separate axis for each making it possible to visualize the ratio between Clicks and Impressions and identify wide gaps.

Google's Top Heavy Algorithm Update #3

Google's Top Heavy Update #3 targets websites that spam or overuse ads on their pages.

Our Rank Risk Index was displaying Code Orange activity and we noticed webmaster & SEO forums had some chatter about significant traffic drops. So we ventured over to Matt Cutts' blog and Twitter feed in search of some answers and finally the announcement was made.

Rank Risk WordPress Plugin

Jonathan Griffin of Best Host News likes to have his Risk Index handy while working in WordPress so he developed a WordPress plugin that enables him - and now you - to embed the Rank Ranger Risk Index into any WordPress administration dashboard and even display it on your site.

Rank Risk Level Rising - Authorship Snippet Update

Google changes its search algorithm hundreds of times per year and each time there's a chance that those changes can negatively affect search results. The Rank Ranger Risk Index is showing a huge fluctuation in risk level. What's Google up to? If you think you know, comment below.

A Flurry of Updates to Sharpen Your SEO Edge

November saw the launch of a new user interface and many new features and tools like the Rank Ranger Android Mobile App for SEOers who need to check rankings while away from the office. That announcement triggered a flurry of messages asking for an iOS App for various Apple devices and we’re happy to let you all know that we already had that in development with plans for a December release.

Today we’ve released a small update...

Rank Ranger Mobile App for On-the-Go SEO

Launched this week in the Google Play store, Rank Ranger's new Android mobile app was created for SEOers who have a need to check rankings while away from the office. The application scales from Android smart phones to full-size tablets.

Smart Backlinks Tracking & Management

Backlinks tracking and management just got smarter with Rank Ranger's upgraded Link Tracking feature and Chrome extension.

Customize your Link Dashboard, Link Distribution and Management Reports by selecting dates, users, link profiles, suppliers, and the specific link data that's important to you. Manage multiple users and suppliers, and monitor their activities and expenses.

On-Page Keyword Analysis & Optimization

Our Beta Testers' enthusiasm about the new On-Page Keyword and webpage analysis & optimization tools we're launching this week is contagious! I'm excited to share these feature-rich tools with you: On-Page Keyword Optimization, On-Page Keyword Density Analysis and a comprehensive On-Page Readability Test.

Rank Ranger Link Tracker Chrome Extension

The new Link Tracker Chrome Extension integrates with our Link Manager & Backlink Tracker that allows you to track and analyze backlinks, monitor supplier/employee activity & expenses with link and project management tools, review backlink SEO stats & metrics, and more.

Manage Multiple Google Profiles with just 1 Connection

We've got some impressive upgrades rolling out this week! Learn about an update that will make connecting multiple Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools to Rank Ranger faster and easier.

Sneak Peek at Updates: Account & Campaign Settings

If you follow our blog you may have noticed that we've been rather quiet lately but don't mistake that silence for winter hibernation!  Our development team has been very, very busy creating and modifying and tweaking a major update that we plan to roll out next week.  Here's a sneak peek at the new UI for Account & Campaign Settings, but I had to blur some of the new tools because I'm not authorized to tell you about them yet...

Tracking Local Results with Rank Ranger

We've been bombarded lately with questions about local results tracking, so here's the scoop… Google Local results - such as Google Places/Maps results that appear in between universal results, carousel results or just Google Maps results - are supported by Rank Ranger and I'll show you how.

YouTube Rank Tracking with a Few Simple Steps

Rank Ranger allows you to track YouTube video rankings with a few simple steps and using our URL tagging feature makes your reports easy to understand.

For companies that perform SEO for YouTube video URLs, YouTube's watch?v=  URLs were creating a challenge on video rank tracking reports with confusing results. Rank Ranger to the rescue!  We've added a URL tag that you can use to identify each URL with descriptive text that's meaningful to you. And best of all we'll show you how simple it is to implement.

Keyword Density and How to Avoid Penalties

Whether or not you have intentionally attempted to manipulate the search engines with your keyword usage, what matters is what the search engines "think".  Search engines can factor keyword density into their formula for determining the degree a web page may - or may not - be relevant to a specific search keyword or keyword phrase.

To help you proactively prevent penalties for what a search engine might deem to be keyword stuffing (i.e., overuse of keywords), Rank Ranger's On-Page Keyword Density tool measures the keyword density of any web page. By analyzing the number of times a keyword or phrase appears on a web page vs. the total number of words on that page, we calculate and display the number of occurrences and keyword density percentage.

Find Keywords that Drive Traffic

Rank Ranger's new Keyword Traffic Research tool utilizes proprietary algorithms to help you find strong keywords for your campaigns, and keywords that can drive traffic to your website. 

Customize and Save Report Options per SEO Campaign or Account-wide

Have you ever perfected your SEO report options for one campaign and wished you could apply those same settings to all of your campaign rank tracking reports?  Or perhaps you decided to play with the settings to obtain different results but wished you could revert back to your previous research or analytics report options?  Well now you can with Rank Ranger's new Report Save or Load feature for Campaign or Account-wide options!

Manage Multiple Users with Permissions by SEO Campaign

You asked for it and our development team has been running in an enthusiastic back-to-school mode this month to fulfill your wishes!  I'm happy to announce that you can now select which campaigns each of your sub-users should have access to.  This new feature will enable you to securely assign employees and/or contractors to specific campaigns within your rank tracking and/or backlink tracking account.

SEO Campaign Keyword Volume & Bulk Options

Have you noticed anything different while using Rank Ranger lately?  Our developers have been busy quietly making improvements that I think you're going to like since our new features are the result of customer requests. Today we'll start with customizing from Global Exact Search Volume to keyword volume based on your location & traffic preferences.

Google SERP Fluctuations Widget

We're happy to see that so many of you are using our Rank Risk Index that tracks SERP fluctuations of the 10,000+ domains and keywords that we monitor daily. By providing you with this Google algorithm monitoring service, you can be alerted when potential negative results need to be addressed quickly.  And since some of you have been asking, we've created a widget so you can easily add this service to your website.

Quickly Present Traffic Source Analysis Like an SEO Pro

Organic? Paid Search? Direct Links? Referral Links? Social Media? Email Marketing? Where is the site traffic coming from and does the source fluctuate from month-to-month?  Summarizing traffic sources in one colorful easy to understand report seemed like the perfect addition to the monthly reports SEO professionals send to important clients, so we are happy to present Rank Ranger's awesome new Traffic Sources report.

Use Keyword Rank Distribution for High Impact Results

The Keyword Rank Distribution graph provides an analysis that visually demonstrates results of strong SEO efforts and/or lack thereof. One-click export to PDF makes it easy for SEO professionals to share this high impact graph with customers - or to add to your portfolio to attract new customers.

Gain Competitive Traffic Insights

Gain traffic insights for any website- yours or a competitor's - using Rank Ranger's new Traffic Analysis report.  Simply enter a domain name to view a website's traffic stats, geographic audience map, leading referral sources, top organic and paid search traffic data, social traffic, display advertising traffic, and information about the categories and topics the site's audience is interested in.  Export the report to PDF and impress prospective customers by adding it to your portfolio or SEO proposal.

Enhanced Features & New State-of-the-Art User Interface

As promised last week, we’ve rolled out a new software update to provide our customers with a brand new state-of-the-art user interface featuring Sticky header and sidebar, a new graphic SEO Campaigns layout, intuitive Report options, data filters, primary domain and competitor views, enhancements to the Rank Graph and additional customization options in reports – including our most popular White Label PDF Reports.

I could tell you more but I think I’ll show you instead…

Choose the Logo You Want Displayed

We've launched another update!  I thought the developers were going to take a break with summer upon us but they've released a new interface for uploading your account and campaign-specific logos for your White Label PDF reports and White Label Portal that you share with your clients.  Easily select and re-size the logo you want to appear in each campaign.

June Recap: Reputation Management, Social Metrics & more

June was a wild month at Rank Ranger! I want to make sure you didn’t miss learning about the new SEO tools and updates to our software so come on in for brief recap covering:
  • Link Ranger Link Management & SEO Metrics tools
  • Social Metrics & Domain Analysis
  • Risk Index measuring Google algorithm changes
  • New online Reputation Management package
  • New Analytics Conversions & E-Commerce Transactions report

Quick & Easy Set Up for Monitoring Analytics Conversions

I'm happy to share with you our new Analytics Conversions report which provides an enhanced analysis of your Google Analytics Goals Conversions and Ecommerce transactions including number and rate of conversions, top Referral Sources and Top Keywords.

Master Online Reputation Management with Rank Ranger

Rank Ranger's new online Reputation Management tools can help you track search engine rankings of web pages that you've determined are producing positive, neutral or negative impact to a brand and its reputation.

Ranger Risk Index measures SERP Fluctuations

We're happy to announce the launch of our Ranger Risk Index which measures SERP fluctuations for 10,000+ domains and keywords that we monitor daily. We hope that by providing you with this Google algorithm monitoring service, you'll be alert to address potential negative results quickly.

Social Metrics & SEMRush added to Domain Analysis

I’m excited to tell you about our Domain Analysis update! Lots of new features including Social Metrics, SEMRush metrics, and additions to MajesticSEO and Ahrefs metrics.

Do You Buy, Sell or Exchange Links?

You work hard to create quality backlinks and supplier relationships but how do you monitor that investment?  Link Ranger to the rescue! 

Link Ranger is our new Link Management and SEO Metrics tool. Track and analyze backlinks, monitor supplier and employee activity and expenses with our link and project management tools, review backlink SEO stats and metrics, and more!

How to use Analytics Keyword Filter

New feature in Rank Ranger's Analytics Overview report allows you to quickly and simply filter Analytics traffic results using multiple positive and negative keyword parameters.

New Scalable SEO Software Packages

The refreshing newness of Spring has the creative juices flowing at Rank Ranger and we're happy to announce a fresh new pricing model - The Enterprise Scalable SEO Package.

The keywords per campaign restrictions have been eliminated - you decide on the total number of keywords you want in your account and the number of campaigns.

Feature-Rich White Label PDF Reports

Rank Ranger's White Label PDF SEO Reports have been upgraded with new options to provide a more customized user experience.  Language options, PDF output styles, multiple recipients, custom email message and subject, and automated scheduling help integrate your Rank Ranger reports into a custom branded solution that you can use to inform and impress your customers.

New Notes Feature, Target Rank Projected Traffic + Upgraded Rank Graph

Rank Ranger is happy to announce the new My Notes feature, Target  Rank Projected Traffic report and a few upgrades to the Rank Graph.

My Notes  was in development and planned for release later this year, but because many customers were requesting a feature like this, our team moved up the launch date and worked quickly to make My Notes available now.

Holy Hybrid Horses! You Rangers are sharp!

That's what the farrier said when he overheard the team tossing around ideas to solve the challenge Google Places and personalization presents to search engine rank monitoring.  Now the farrier obviously isn't an SEO expert, but we were pumped by his enthusiasm and after a little more brainstorming we added a new feature that we believe provides you with the options you need.

The Farrier Was Here!

Don’t know what a farrier is?  S/he’s the gal or guy who provides expert hoofcare and is the shoer of horses. So while our farrier was out on the range caring for some horses, we got to shooting the breeze about the importance of top quality horseshoes because they serve as the horse’s footing and stability.  That led the team to discussing Rank Ranger’s foundation and we got to work on some improvements, as well as new features we hope you’ll like.

New Rank Ranger Features Bursting Out of the Stables today!

I've held my horses as long as humanly possible and am excited to finally be able to do some Show & Tell with you about Rank Ranger's exciting new SEO software updates!  Several of these came as a result of customer requests, so you've really gotta see 'em!

Charging Ahead -> Customizable Rankings Graphs

What could possibly improve Rank Ranger's already awesome ranking graphs?

Charging Ahead with Improvements Around Every Bend

I wanted to tell you everything about the new improvements Rank Ranger is launching on February 3rd, but the big boss told me to hold my horses a few more days! 

A Sneak Peek at 2013 - Happy New Year!

While some companies do a physical inventory at the end of the fiscal year, at Rank Ranger we're taking stock of our intellectual inventory while setting goals for 2013. 

The Rank Ranger Team has made some impressive achievements this year, but those might just pale in comparison to what's on the horizon. Take a sneak peek...

Raven Rank Tracker Import Tool Released

Rank Ranger has released it's new automated Raven Rank Tracker Import tool to make it simple for you to migrate rank data from Raven Tools to your Rank Ranger account.

Migrating Raven SERP Tracker Data into Rank Ranger

Our staff has geared up to help SEOs who need to quickly get their data migrated from Raven to Rank Ranger so you can get on with the business of providing top notch services to your clients.

We’ve heard that Raven users are concerned about the features they’ve grown accustomed to, so in this post I’ll provide you with a high level outline of some of Rank Ranger’s key SEO, PPC, Metrics and Reporting tool features.

Rank Ranger's Position on SERP Tracking

The web is buzzing with people talking about what's going to be with SERP tracking and we feel it’s important to let you know that SERP Tracking is where we dedicate most of our resources, it is a core service in Rank Ranger's SEO toolkit and we will not consider discontinuing that service for any reason.

Rank Ranger Special Offer for SEO Bloggers

Share your Rank Ranger SEO Platform experiences in your blog and send us a link to the article to qualify for your choice of a free 6-month subscription (valued at $19 per month) or a discount of $19 per month for 6 months off any larger subscription package.

The SEO Basics - 404

When you arrive at a 404 page, it can be disorienting;  a good 404 page can help curb the confusion. To fully understand what a 404 page is good for, what it means, and how to use it, read on.

Round 'em up with Google Local Ranking feature

Out on the range horses and dogs are used to round up the cattle, but in the massiveness of the Internetthe site that’s found first rounds up the majority of the traffic and business. Since your success is important to us, Rank Ranger is proud to announce our new Google Local Ranking feature that enables you to track site rankings in Google’s personalized results by selecting a few custom parameters.

The SEO Basics - Robots.txt

While the SEO industry may be largely about making sure search engines see and rank your webpages, sometimes it is important to prevent webpages from showing up on the search results pages. Robots.txt files are designed to address this need. To fully understand what robots.txt is, why it is important, and how to use it, read on.

Rank Dashboard Upgraded

There’s been so much NEW going on here at Rank Ranger lately that today’s launch is bursting out stampede style with new features and reports chock-full of the customizations customers have requested.  Breaking out of the corral ...

Rank Ranger and MajesticSEO Partner Up

Hey guys. I just wanted to give you all a heads up about one of the exciting developments afoot at RankRanger - our partnership with MajesticSEO.

The SEO Basics - Sitemaps

A sitemap allows all of the pages on your website to be easily found by search engines. To better grasp the significance, meaning, and best use of sitemaps, read on.

Thumbs Up to Google on New SERP Options

Google is now providing the option to show private results (personalized) on a SERP or general results, allowing users to get more accurate results and marketers to view what users will be seeing.

Rank Ranger in the Media

This page is dedicated to highlighting Rank Ranger's media presence.

What is Google Venice?

What is Google Venice? Simply put, it is Google ranking its results based on where you are located, at the time of making your search, in much higher rankings in the results pages. But why is Google doing this now, and does it really make a difference?

The SEO Basics - Keyword Density

The importance of keyword density has been disputed ever since it was found to be a ranking factor. To understand why it is important, what it means, and how to use it, read on.

The SEO Basics - URL Structure

While in the past the URL address was considered the ultimate website traffic generator, today this is somewhat less than true. Today sound URL structure is very important to have for search engines, but not necessarily for human searchers. To fully understand what URL structure influences today, we should assess why it is important, what it is, and how we can use it.

More Languages - Custom Reports

We are happy to announce that we now offer a choice of languages that can be displayed in our custom reports.



The SEO Basics - Content Optimization

 

The phrase "content is king" is as relevant to the internet as it has been to other media. If your content is well optimized, your website will likely rank higher. To fully grasp the implications, definition, and uses for content optimization, read on.
 

Multi-Language Support in Report Grids

We are happy to announce that we now support multiple languages within the report sections, as well as exporting reports. We currently support English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, and Portuguese. There is an option through which you can personally translate the language you are seeking if we do not currently support it. Our product is flexible and we are willing to add more languages as our customers request them.

Rank Ranger Guest Post Guidelines

Whether you’re a full-time professional blogger or an SEO expert with something important to share with the world, you can have your thoughts published in the Rank Ranger blog.

Profile Support

We are happy to announce that we have reorganized Rank Ranger to provide support for Profiles. A Profile is a group of associated campaigns. The Profile feature allows you to organize your account campaigns, the way YOU WANT TO!

Plans and Packages Overhaul

We are happy to announce that Rank Ranger now supports multiple package subscriptions, and we have categorized them in an intuitive way.Here's how:

New Competition Intelligence Report

We just launched a new report called the Competition Intelligence report, which can be found in the Research section of our SEO reports. We came up with the Competition Intelligence section because we were asked a question:
 
What: We were asked if there was a way for our clients to spot a particular website which suddenly moved up in the search engine rankings.
 
Why: Our client was trying to find affiliate websites which were promoting their site aggressively. They were also interested in which of their competitors had begun SEO promotion for their websites.
 
How does the Competition Intelligence report function?

PDF Reports

We have just added another exciting option to Rank Ranger. In addition to our existing options of exporting reports in Word document and Excel CSV formats, we now offer full PDF support. This option is available for the vast majority of our reports, at the top right hand corner of the report screens.

The SEO Basics - Meta Description Tags

There is some disagreement among SEOs regarding the exact influence the Meta Description Tag has on how successful your webpage will be. Some say not to bother with one, while others say they are vital. To understand why there are so many different opinions on the matter, let's understand why Meta Description Tags are important, what they are, and how you can use them.

The SEO Basics - Title Tags

Title Tags have a huge influence on your rankings and click through rate, thanks to some obvious reasons, and other less obvious ones. To fully comprehend the role of the Title Tag let's understand why Title Tags are important, what they are, and how you can use them.