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Understanding the options when adding keywords in AccuRanker

Once you have added your domain or domains, the next step is to add keywords.

This guide explains how to add relevant keywords that you want to track, as well as setting up them up to fit your needs.

How do I add keywords in AccuRanker?

Step 1)

Click on your domain and go into the keywords section. From here, click “Add keywords

Step 2)

You should now see four options:

  • Enter keywords manually 
  • Use keywords suggestions
  • Import keywords from Google Search Console
  • Import keywords from CSV

If you aren’t planning to import keywords from a third party software, we recommend integrating your Google Search Console account with AccuRanker. This will let you import keywords as well as saving time. 

What options are available for my keywords in AccuRanker?

You can see that there are multiple keyword options available on the right side of the ‘Add Keywords’ window. Below is a description of each to help you get familiar with them.

Search locale 

This option lets you set the specific country where you want to track your keywords.

Location 

AccuRanker lets you monitor from the country-wide level down to a specific address. This feature is particularly useful if your focus is on local SEO. AccuRanker also lets you add as many locations as you want.

The location field should be left blank when you only want country-based ranking data. 

That means this field should only be used if you target a specific area. Remember, Bing only supports locations in the US.

Search engines and device types

Regardless of subscription type, you can track your keywords on Google and Bing, Desktop and Mobile, or any combination of these. 

As mobile searches continue to increase their market share compared to Desktop, we recommend tracking on both device types.

While Google is the dominant search engine, Bing has a strong presence in certain markets and target groups so shouldn’t be discounted.

Advanced settings

Tags 

Tagging lets you organise your keywords into different categories: such as campaigns and product names. You can also allocate them to specific company departments.

One example could be to tag a keyword with a campaign name, so you can monitor ranking progress among keywords within particular marketing campaigns.

Read more about Tags

Ignore local results 

This feature lets you ignore local packs which count as rankings by default.

When the “Ignore Local Results” option is selected the results you see in AccuRanker may differ to those on the search engine result page (SERP). This is because AccuRanker will ignore the local results and start counting rankings from the first organic results directly underneath.

Ignore featured snippet

Similar to ignoring local results, selecting this option will ignore featured snippets and instead count rankings from the first organic result.

Star keywords

You can mark specific keywords with stars that you wish to receive notifications for. Notifications are sent when we spot significant changes to ranks and more. 

You can read more about the importance of notifications here.

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