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Rank Ranger’s Best SEO Tools for 2019

December 11, 2019   |  
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Every yr we are saying the identical factor and this yr is not any completely different… 2019 was one for the ages right here at Rank Ranger with scores of recent progressive SEO insights hitting the platform over the course of the yr! 2019 wasn’t solely particular to us as a result of depth of SEO reporting we delivered to the market however for the collection of recent free SEO instruments we developed in order to supply anybody and everybody entry to nice SEO insights. 

What do you say we skip the small discuss and head proper to the brand new SEO information, studies, and instruments we delivered to you in 2019?! 

Rank Ranger’s Site Audit Tool: Style, Grace, and Insights!

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We kicked 2019 off in model with a brand new tackle working a website audit. On January sixteenth, 2019 we launched our in-house website audit geared in direction of making working a technical audit of your website simple to do and act upon. We particularly designed the instrument to be intuitively simple to make use of in addition to complete. 

As such, getting an overarching understanding of your website’s technical efficiency, figuring out a selected subject, and monitoring the decision of technical issues is completely simple. 

Site Audit Overview Screen
Rank Ranger’s Site Audit instrument showcasing an outline of all of the content material associated points found by the crawling of a website

To the flexibility to trace the decision of points found by a crawl, our Site Audit instrument provides you the choice to check two crawls to one another. This lets you monitor your progress because the instrument will point out the online variety of points resolved (or incurred) per merchandise from one crawl to the following. In this manner, you possibly can decide each areas chances are you’ll be neglecting to handle in addition to these the place your progress is environment friendly. 

Crawl Comparison Data

The Site Audit instrument exhibiting the full variety of points resolved per warning sort from one crawl to the following

The instrument additionally provides you the flexibility to mark points as resolved as you’re employed to repair them. Moreover, the Site Audit instrument will visually differentiate between points that you’ve got begun to resolve versus these you’ve got but to handle altogether.  

Site Audit Issues Check-Off

The Site Audit will ascribe a inexperienced define to these errors and warnings that you’ve got begun to resolve however haven’t totally accomplished 

Find SERP Feature Opportunities: The SERP Feature Monitor

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A fan favourite, the SERP Feature Monitor is likely one of the most progressive releases to the extensive world of SEO instruments in 2019! In a nutshell, the SERP Feature Monitor tells you what SERP options are value concentrating on for what key phrases. So as a substitute of losing your time capturing for SERP options at midnight, you will know which search phrases are winnable through which SERP options at which actual second in time! 

For instance, placing your SEO crew on DEFCON 5 with a purpose to seize a Featured Snippet that Wikipedia wins 90% of the time might be not the easiest way to allocate your sources. The SERP Feature Monitor actually tells you if that is so. Just look under: 

Featured Snippet URL Market Share

The similar can be true when creating video content material particularly for the SERP when Google would not have a tendency to point out movies for that form of content material very often by way of the SERP’s Video Box: 

Video Box Keyword Trends

Conversely, the SERP Feature Monitor can let you know precisely when Google is likely to be pondering of shaking up the URLs inside a few of its SERP options. Here’s a have a look at some URL patterns throughout the People Also Ask field that with correct monitoring can be utilized to your optimization benefit: 

Related Questions URL Patterns

What’s extra, is that the instrument provides you a have a look at a URL’s corresponding metadata. Meaning, you possibly can observe how a change to a web page’s meta-title or description impacted its placement inside a SERP function. That, in fact, is invaluable when crafting your personal content material technique for SERP function wins! 

People Also Ask Title Change
A title change to a web page throughout the People Also Ask field ends in a rating change throughout the SERP function 

The SERP Feature Monitor affords these insights (and much more) for the next SERP options: 

  • Featured Snippet
  • People Also Ask 
  • Top Stories 
  • Local Pack
  • Hotel Pack 
  • Video Box/Carousel 

Full Above the Fold Rank Insights


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Last yr we launched a collection of beta studies that amongst different issues tells you when your URL seems above the fold. In 2019, we gave these insights a lift by telling you what number of outcomes seem above the fold with you on the prime of the SERP! Are you alone above the fold? Is the competitors above the fold skinny? Are there a pleasant quantity of web sites sharing the person’s preliminary purview of the SERP with you? 

Well, with our replace to the Above the Fold Rank Insights report, now you realize! 

Above the Fold Rank Insights

The Rank Insights report exhibiting when a website’s web page seems above the fold in addition to what number of whole outcomes seem above the fold for the question

In quick, our Above the Fold Rank Insights tells you each the true energy of your rankings together with a way more correct have a look at how aggressive a SERP is for you!

By the way in which, above the fold rank insights are a… Rank Ranger unique! 

Superserious Video Box Rank Insights 

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Along with new above the fold information, we have given our Rank Insights report the present of Video Box rank evaluation! That is to say, if you happen to create video content material and do not know the way your movies are faring on the Google SERP… be at midnight now not! Our Video Rank Insights tells you precisely how nicely your movies are rating inside Google’s Video Box (aka Video Carousel). 

By the way in which, we all know that most of the time Google is just not exhibiting a video out of your area throughout the Video Box when that video additionally seems on YouTube. That’s why you possibly can observe each your area and YouTube channel concurrently. This approach, whether or not your area seems throughout the Video Box or whether or not your YouTube channel occupies the SERP function, you will know!

Rank Ranger's Best SEO Tools for 2019 rank insights video report

The full set of information discovered throughout the Video Rank Insights report 

On prime of all that, the report reveals you top-level info in your Video Box efficiency. To this, you possibly can observe:

  • The variety of occasions the Video Box/Carousel seems for the key phrases you observe
  • The whole variety of situations of your area’s appearances throughout the Video Box
  • The whole variety of your YouTube’s channel’s appearances throughout the Video Box 
  • Your general Video Box market share relative to the competitors 

The Search Gap Tool for Advanced Content Analysis 

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2019 noticed the discharge of our content material hole evaluation instrument appropriately dubbed the Search Gap Tool. The instrument permits you to examine your content material efficiency to any variety of your rivals. Accordingly, customers are offered with combination info that reveals what number of rating key phrases every website sports activities. 

The Search Gap Tool comes geared up with a collection of filters that makes honing in on the competitors just about a cinch. To this, you possibly can select to give attention to solely these key phrases rating within the prime 10 on the SERP or you may select to investigate any key phrase that ranks among the many prime 100 outcomes. Further, you may use the instrument to check paid key phrase efficiency as nicely. When analyzing the outcomes we have added an possibility that permits you to examine solely these key phrases every of the chosen websites share in frequent. 

Search Gap Filters

Utilize the Search Gap’s filters to refine your content material hole evaluation in order to extract deep insights

In fact, the Search Gap Tool, permits you to unearth content material traits that go nicely past a easy content material comparability evaluation. 

Metric Gauge Widgets for The Widget Obsessed!

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If you have saved up with our improvement over time you will know we love providing you very easy to make use of and extremely visible customized graphs and widgets. We’ve saved this custom alive with the Metric Gauge Widget! These fellas assist you to colorfully current any and the entire information discovered inside Rank Ranger as user-friendly gauges. 

Metric Gauge Examples

Metric Gauges exhibiting a knowledge comparability that features information on Google rank, Google Analytics, and Search Console 

In sensible phrases, meaning you could create of collection of Gauge Metrics to check and report on something out of your Google Analytics information to your common rank to your Search Console clicks to your Facebook web page likes to your Google Ads CTR, and so on., and so on., and so on. 

Of course, in typical Rank Ranger style, you possibly can customized design your Gauge Widgets to point out no matter coloration palette, theme, and widget measurement you need! 

2019, the Year of Free SEO Tools at Rank Ranger 


2019 was by far our most prolific yr when it got here to unleashing free SEO instruments to the broader search advertising and marketing neighborhood! Here’s a fast rundown of the free SEO choices we launched throughout 2019! 

The Schema Markup Generator


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Like the identify sounds, the Schema Markup Generator creates the code mandatory to provide the ever-visible wealthy end result on the Google SERP. The course of is actually so simple as choosing your required Schema format, filling out the fields, and replica the code the instrument generates. 

Schema Code Generator

Simply enter the required info into the instrument’s fields and the Schema Markup Generator will create the structured information code for you on the spot 

We additionally provide direct entry to validate and check the code by way of Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool and Rich Results Test Tool respectively. 

Currently, the next Schemas can be found for code era: 

  • Article
  • Event
  • FAQ Page
  • How-to Page
  • Job Posting
  • Local Business
  • Organization
  • Person
  • Product
  • Recipe
  • Video
  • Website – Sitelinks Searchbox

Free Site Explorer Data 


Free Site Explorer Data

Looking for fast entry to competitor-based web site analytics with out spending a dime (or perhaps a penny)? Say hi there to the free model of our Site Explorer instrument!

Use the instrument to realize top-level insights into any area together with the positioning’s world rank and natural site visitors. You can even use the instrument to drill down right into a website’s efficiency by analyzing its: 

  • Top natural key phrases 
  • Top paid key phrases 
  • Top natural rivals 
  • Top paid rivals 

Site Explorer Data

Top-level area information together with a website’s prime natural and paid key phrases as seen throughout the free model of Rank Ranger’s Site Explorer 

Within these numerous information classes you’ve got entry to metrics similar to key phrase problem, SERP function presence, site visitors, and so on. 

Simply put, the free model of our Site Explorer is a good way to survey a competitor’s website (and even your personal website) rapidly whereas strolling away with some real insights on the similar time. 

The SERPulator: An SEO Tags Preview Tool 

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Certainly the instrument with the catchiest identify in our free instrument repertoire, the SERPulator permits you to preview a web page’s meta-title and outline. There are basically two methods you possibly can make the most of the instrument: 

1) Fetch a URL’s Current Title & Description: You can use the SERPulator to view any web page’s title and outline.

2) Create Meta Tags Inside the Tool: If you are trying to first create your a web page’s title and outline (versus viewing current tags) you are able to do so throughout the SERPulator itself with a purpose to preview the way it will seem on the SERP.    

In both case, you need to use the SERPulator to not solely preview how your tags seem on the SERP however as a technique to keep away from truncation because the instrument reveals you each the variety of pixels and characters truncated (all issues being equal). Of course, for the reason that instrument previews your title and outline you’ll see precisely the place truncation takes place throughout the copy itself. 

The UTM Tracking Code Builder

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Towards the tip of 2019, we launched a instrument that helps you generate customized UTM code. The UTM Tracking Code Builder is a simple approach so as to add customized site visitors monitoring to your URLs.

Like the Schema Markup Generator, all you must do with a purpose to create a UTM is fill out the fields out and replica the URL generated! It’s actually that simple. 

UTM Code Builder Example

Google Ads Data Straight from Google Ads


Last, however very a lot not least, we have added a Google Ads integration that gives information immediately from Google Ads, not Google Analytics! To do that we have added the Google Ads Connection Tool to the Rank Ranger platform. (Look for it below: Tools>Utilities>Misc.) Using the instrument generates a knowledge script that permits for direct Google Ads integration. 

Once your Google Ads account is built-in into Rank Ranger, you need to use the Insight Graph, Metrics Widgets, or the aforementioned Gauge Widgets to showcase your information. 

Google Ads Insights Graph

Google Ads information displaying throughout the Insight Graph 

You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet – Rank Ranger in 2020 

2019 was a giant yr for Rank Ranger improvement, however it pales compared to what we’ve in retailer for you in 2020! We have already got a queue of studies ready for a 2020 launch and they’re…. Well, you will simply have to attend and see. 

Also, maintain a lookout for our huge “enterprise SEO” announcement coming in 2020! More than that… we will not say!

As we all the time do, we invite you to share your concepts for new SEO instruments and studies! We’re fairly huge on customized improvement and we wish to enable you discover options for your greatest SEO issues. Let us know the way we may help you! Gift Box

Of course, we will not let 2019 slip away with out thanking our clients, companions, and mates from throughout the SEO neighborhood. We so very a lot recognize your help, suggestions, and insights. All we are able to say is thanks and that we recognize you greater than you possibly can know! Here’s to a fantastic 2020! 

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