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ProRankTracker’s beginners guide – A recommended Start (English)

Welcome to ProRankTracker! Here’s a 10-step quick guide to help you have a smooth start and find your way around easily

1. Have a look at the left navigation menu. This menu includes the following sections:
Rankings – where you can view your rankings data in different ways
Reports – where you can generate and manage your reports
Manage – you can manage the account’s URLs, Groups, Tags, Saved Filters, and Trash.
Add to Track – you can add URLs and terms to be tracked. Two methods are available – wizard and advanced add.
Tools – you can discover terms your sites are already ranked for with the Rankings discovery tool and get keyword suggestions. You can also find the API documentation here if your plan has API access.

2. Now let’s start with adding your first URLs and terms to be tracked. From the left menu, click on Add Wizard (in the Add to Track section).

There are various options, but we’ll stick with the basic stuff, for now, to understand how things work.

Add a New URL to be tracked, add the keywords below and click Next.
You can use the Groups section to group URLs and Tags to group Terms (keywords). Users can use them later on to filter views and reports. You can add it now or revisit those options later.

In the second step, you can track Desktop, Android, or iPhone results and decide on which search You can select one or more options. Please note that each combination will be counted and displayed as a different term.
Below select the local search engine, a location, and a language.
Click Save.

While PRT is checking your data, let’s check some other areas of the tool.
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3. PRT settings: Click the wheel icon at the top right and then – PRT Settings.
In the “General” section, select your time zone from the list.
To match your preference, you can switch the appearance from light mode to dark mode on the right. You can also change the interface and reports language if you want.
Note that the appearance modes and language can also be instantly changed from under the wheel icon at the top right.screenshot

Charts Scale under the “Reports” section is also something you may want to update now. It determines how you see charts site-wide – Linear (same weight for all rankings) or Logarithmic (More weight given to top rankings).

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If you have a logo, you can upload it on the Custom logo part under the “White Label” section, so you can start white-labeling your reports.

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4. To the right of the wheel icon in the top-right corner, you’ll find the account (user) icon with the account and billing options under it.
On the question mark icon, you’ll find all the help options to help you with any problem or question you may have. There, you’ll find the ticket and chat support, a link to book 1-on-1 training, an extensive FAQ knowledge base, Tutorials, and video tutorials.
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5. Now, let’s go back to the URL View and see if the URL we have added to be tracked is already updated with rankings. From the left menu, click the URL View under Rankings.

The URL View is the “main” page of our tool. It shows all of your terms rankings ordered by URL.
At the top, if you click on Filter, you can filter the data shown on the page.
To its right, if you click on Download, it allows you to instantly create an overview report from this page with the data you see. You can find those reports later on in Reports Center under Overview reports.

Below the filter and download section, there’s the stats box.
In the Stats box, you’ll find 24-hour/7-day/30-day changes in your rankings and how many terms are currently ranking in the different rank ranges (#1,#2-3,#4-10,#11-20,#21-100,#100+).
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6. Then there’s a box for each tracked URL. Inside this box, you’ll see the rankings and other data for each term. By default, only four terms are previewed. You can click to show all by clicking at the bottom-right of each table to expand it and see all terms.
Checking the checkboxes at the left of the terms displays five icons at the bottom-left of the table with a few actions you can apply on the selected terms.The default columns you see are: Type, Term, Indexed URL (as it appears in the search engine), Term Combination (includes local and mobile settings), Rank (the current rank), Day (yesterday’s rank), Week (a week ago rank), Month (a month ago rank), Volume L (Local search volume) and Trend (30-day progress chart).

These columns are displayed by default. It’s not all the columns you can displayand you can also change the order of the columns. To do that, click on the “Columns & Sorting” button above.

Under the Rank column, you’ll see if the ranks have already been If not, try refreshing the page in a couple of minutes.
The rest of the rankings columns (Day, Week, Month) will get populated with time.
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7. At the section below the stats and above the URL boxes, there are:screenshot

Bulk Actions: several actions you can make on URLs and terms by selecting their checkboxes first and then applying the action.

Columns & Sorting
: click the button, and on this window, you can –change the order of the URLs boxes on the page (URLs order by), change the order of the terms in the inner tables (terms order by), select/deselect columns to be displayed on this page and change the order of the columns by dragging and dropping the columns boxes.

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When clicking any of the columns boxes here, you’ll see a number. The order is left to right from 1 to 19, and up to 12 columns can be selected.

Besides the default columns, you’ll find more columns you can activate here:
Title (the title as it appears on the search engine), Base (first tracked rank), Top (highest tracked rank), Language, Location, Engine, Device, Volume G (Global search volume), and Tags.

At the right of this section, you can change the number of terms displayed per page and show all or preview on the entire page (all URL boxes).

8. Clicking on the small Trend charts opens a window that shows you the term’s rankings progress (Ranks History Graph). You can also easily change the date range you want to see on that window.

For a more detailed daily progress view, click on the Daily View under Rankings on the left menu.
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9. At the top-left, you’ll find an eye icon (quick view) and a general search.

Clicking on the eye icon allows you to quickly access URLs, Groups, Tags, and Saved filters on URL view, Terms on term view, and view Reports.

The general search allows you to start typing, and after the first three characters, get results quickly to view URLs, Groups, Tags, Saved Filters, Terms, and Reports.
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10. One last important page to notice is the Manage URLs from the left menu.

Here you’ll see a list of all of your tracked URLs, when each was added, how many terms it has (active/trashed), and the Groups it’s included in. Also, when you hover over each URL Row, you’ll have quick access at the right to several tools and reports – URL view, Daily view, Full SERPs, Rankings Discovery, and Keyword Suggestions already filtered with this URL.

You will find Edit URL, Add new terms, and Delete URL options to the far right.screenshot

 

Enjoy your ProRankTracker Journey! We hope that you’ll see how important PRT can be for your business in no time.

For a more in-depth section reviews, check out tutorials, video tutorials, knowledge base and feel free to contact our support team with any questions you may have.