Shay Harel

Shay Harel

Founder & CEO
Rank Ranger
Bio
Shay Harel is the CEO of Rank Ranger, an innovative and comprehensive SEO & digital marketing Saas platform. Besides for overseeing company growth, Shay loves to get his hands dirty developing new and unique SEO data reports.

When not hard at work helping guide the SEO industry, Shay enjoys spending time with his family, strumming his guitar, and tapping into his always growing wine collection.
Posts

Introducing Absolute Visibility: Pixel Rank Tracking & Better!


Is there was a way to give you a better sense of what ranking at a given position on a given SERP actually means?

After all, ranking #2 on a SERP with an ad at the top is not the same as ranking #2 on a SERP with a Featured Snippet, Video Box, and an ad at the top!

To help you better understand what your rankings really mean, we are pleased to introduce Absolute Visibility - pixel-based rank tracking without the problems of pixel-based rank tracking!

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Geo Insights For a Bird's-Eye View of Your Local Marketing Performance


Getting a clear and easy understanding of your website's organic performance at the local level can get complicated really quickly. If you're looking for something a bit more accessible than extrapolating data from a series of tables and graphs then do I have a treat for you... Rank Ranger's Geo Insights report!

Here's how you can survey your site's performance across local markets around the world from multiple perspectives without driving yourself nuts in the process.

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Managing Your Online Reputation in Google Search


You really don't want to give a potential consumer an excuse not to trust you. This makes knowing what shows on the SERP for your brand extremely important. Nothing can be worse for brand trust than a branded query that yields negative sentiment. With that, I am both happy and proud to present Rank Ranger's new Reputation Management Rank Tracking Suite designed specifically for tracking brand sentiment on the SERP!

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Real Ways to Use TF*IDF to Boost Your SEO Efforts


TF*IDF for SEO... depending on who you talk to it's either the most over-hyped thing in Search since the last over-hyped thing in Search or it's a great way to boost your SEO efforts.

What I'd like to do here is take a look at both sides of the argument and show you how you can use TF*IDF analysis for your benefit in a legitimate way... all while highlighting Rank Ranger's new TF*IDF tool!

Sounds like a plan to me!

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Tracking Rank Now That Featured Snippets Are Position 1


Google's removal of the URL that appears within its Featured Snippets from the page one organic results has thrown the SEO world into a bit of tizzy. As things begin to settle down, one of the questions we have to deal with is how to consider Featured Snippet URLs when tracking our ranking progress. With only one instance of the URL on page one of the SERP many are now considering Featured Snippets as the new position 1. But tracking rank with Featured Snippets as the #1 organic result presents its own problems. 

Learn how to track rank with Featured Snippets as position 1 and how you can identify when a top-ranking result is a Featured Snippet vs. an organic result.

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Exploring SERP Feature Strategy Success: Rank Ranger's SERP Feature Monitor


When should you target a Featured Snippet and when is it not worth your while? What queries are open for a serious 'People Also Ask' win? What keywords are more consistent and which are less consistent at bringing up Google's Video Box? Which sites win in the Top Stories carousels and what are the topics and stories that are propelling them?

Learn how you can use our fresh out of the oven SERP Features Monitor to help propel your SERP feature strategy and gain the deepest feature insights you've ever feasted your eyes on!

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How to Perform an Advanced Content Gap Analysis with Rank Ranger


A true content gap analysis does much more than point to the keywords you either need to target or need to better optimize for. There is an endless number of deep insights that emerge from the woodwork when getting into the nitty-gritty of a content gap analysis.

Here are some advanced (if not out of the box) ways to utilize a content gap analysis!

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Quicker & Deeper Rank Ranger Local Pack Insights

What would our recent release of beta reports (or Beta Blitz as we refer to them) be without something crafted specifically for all you local SEO? That's rhetorical questions, by the way! Thus, I am quite happy to say that we have just released a new local SEO report to our Rank Insights Report! In simple terms, Rank Ranger is now offering quicker and deeper insights into your Local Pack performance!

Care for a tour?

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How to Use Rank Ranger's New Site Audit Tools

Performing a technical site audit doesn't really have to be all that intimidating. To ensure it isn't we went ahead and created an all-new Site Audit Report aimed at simplifying the barrage of data normally associated with technical SEO audits. Here's how to use our new Site Audit to gain straightforward, clear-cut, helpful, and emboldening technical analysis and insights (so that you can breathe easier the next time you need to do a site audit).

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Beta Blitz 2018! Exploring New Reporting for a New Era in SEO

Things have changed so drastically in the world of SEO that we reached a tipping point that made us ask, how could we best serve the needs of the industry in this new world of search? So, we enhanced all sorts of reports to give you insights that would help you day in and day out. But it wasn't enough. It wasn't drastic. It didn't offer a new way to provide SEO insight, a way that matched this new ranking environment. So we returned to the drawing board and came up with a set of new reports to track rank and site performance in all-new ways.

Now we're testing the waters in what we're calling Beta Blitz!

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What Are the Top Sites in the World & Where Does Yours Rank?

What are the top sites on the web? Which sites accumulate the most traffic month in and month out? How much would it cost to compete with these sites by utilizing ads? And of course, where does your site's traffic rank among the site traffic prowess of 500K other sites?


As an SEO data freak, I am both excited and honored to announce Rank Ranger's Top 100 Websites Ranking on the Web - A free resource giving you access to the top 100 sites each month and an explorable database to see where your site's traffic ranks!

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Rank Tracker Gets New Target Rank Feature

At Rank Ranger we like to think of ourselves as "inventors" who are constantly creating new ways to make our SEO software that much better. In addition to the completely new tools we roll out, we are continuously developing enhancements to our existing ones. As such, we are quite pleased to introduce our Target Rank feature, a new feature that we have added to our popular Rank Tracker.  

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Track Google Business Listings in Local Pack

Managing Google My Business listings for a business with multiple locations is no easy task. Now tracking rank for a business across multiple locations has gotten that much easier and it's no small deal. If you're running a campaign for a site whose business is spread across multiple geographic locations wouldn't you want to be able to track which locations are ranking in a Local Pack or if more than one location is ranking? Well, now you can!

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Join Together! LinkedIn Now Available on the Insight Graph

The addition of LinkedIn to the available social analytics metrics that can be plotted on our Insight Graph provides the opportunity to trend and compare the effectiveness of social media marketing activities. In truth, LinkedIn has become a marketing giant of sorts, with over 400 million users how could it not be part of any marketing strategy?

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AdWords Eagle Eyes: Ads Monitor Email Notifications

We are proud to announce our new Ads Monitor Email Notifications service that offers a simple way to be alerted of AdWords advertising displaying on page one of the SERPs for your brand and keywords, including your competitors' ads. Rising above the competition can seem to get harder with each and every passing day. Maintaining your advertising edge and marketing magic can mean the difference between being in the red or blue, but how do you stay on top of it all?

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A New Piece of the Pie: Google Analytics Pie Chart & Metrics

Comparing Google Analytics data just took on new meaning with the release of our Google Analytics Pie Chart/List widget. We’re excited to offer this new and innovate widget that will undoubtedly change the way you see and compare Analytics data.

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A Loud and Colorful Rebellion: Google Analytics Stacked Columns Widget

Getting a quick, user-friendly, and dynamic view of your Google Analytics data has never been easier… or this much fun! In a loud and colorful rebellion to dreary and overwhelming data, Rank Ranger is offering its new Stacked Columns widget to bring life to your analytics. We’re excited to launch this new tool that is sure to make evaluating your Google Analytics data more dynamic and more accessible.

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