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Monthly Keyword Rank Distribution

The Monthly Keyword Rank Distribution graph provides an analysis that visually demonstrates results of strong SEO efforts and/or lack thereof.  You can run it for full month total rank data or select a specific snapshot day.  Additional filters allow you to show or hide any of the keyword rank position options.

The default settings include all keywords in the campaign, but you can also filter the report for a specific keyword group (by using tags), and for all or specific search engine(s) those keywords are being tracked on.
Track Keyword Rank Distribution

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Keyword Rank Distribution - Example of site in need of professional SEO
This first example  clearly demonstrates that over time this domain has suffered possibly from a lack of professional SEO and/or Google Penalties.
For example:
  • In April 32.73% of their 330 keywords ranked in the #4 to #10 position & 3.64% in the top 3;
  • In May we see they've slightly increased keywords, there was a Google Algorithm change, the 3.64% that had been in the top 3 disappeared and keywords in the #4 to #10 position dropped from 108 to 94 (32.73% to 27.57%)
  • June brought with it more Google algorithm changes plunging the number of keywords in positions #4 to #10 down from 94 to 44 keywords (27.57% to 13.33% of total keywords)
  • In July we see some recovery of the #4 to #10 position, yet 56.89% of the keywords aren't ranking at all.
Keyword Rank Distribution Report example 1
Keyword Rank Distribution - Example of site receiving Professional SEO
In this second example we can see positive SEO work being done for this domain from their success between March and July of:
  • transforming from 4 to 42 the number of keywords in the #1 to #3 spots
  • improving from 54 to 85 the number of keywords in position #4 to #10
  • significantly reducing the percentage of keywords that weren't ranking at all in February with many now in the top 50 positions.
Keyword Rank Distribution example 2

Report Options

Select a Date Range Click the Track tab and select Monthly Rank Distribution


  • Select a start From date.
  • Select an end To date.
  • Select a Snapshot day of the month, or a month total.
Select General Settings

General Settings:

  • Enter a Title to display centered at the top of your report, if desired. This title will also display on your White Label PDF Reports; both in the bookmarked links and at the top of the report.
  • Label the Values as Occurrence or Percentage.
  • Select to Hide or Show the Keyword Rank options which are represent the following keyword rank positions:
    • Heavy Traffic 1 - 3
    • Good Traffic 4 - 10
    • Moderate Traffic 11 - 20
    • Potential Traffic 21 - 50
    • Optimizing 50+
    • No Rank Value 500+
  • Select to Show or Hide Google Algorithm Change indicator (displays on graph as a red bar and can be moused-over for details).
Keyword Tags

Keyword Tags

  • Select to Show or Hide specific keyword tags.
Select a Domain URL

Domains / URLs:

  • Select the Domain to be displayed in the report.
Select a Search Engine

Search Engines:

  • Select the Search Engine(s) you want data generated from in the graph.

Note: selecting more than one search engine will add each search engine's results together. For example, if a keyword is ranked #1 on Google (USA), #3 on Bing and #8 on Yahoo, that keyword will be counted twice in the Heavy Traffic (1-3) results and once in the Good Traffic (4 - 10) results.


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