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Daily Snapshot



The Daily Snapshot report displays rank progress trending day by day over the selected report period. The report features a variety of metric display options including grouping by domains or keywords, the latest ranked landing page, a rank color scale, rank change indicators, custom sorting, filtering by keyword tags, single or multiple domain competitive view,  notation of Google algorithm updates, search volume and user defined notes. 

Daily Snapshot
Located in Reports > Rank > Rank Progress > Daily Snapshot
 

Single Domain View

 
Primary Domain and Multiple Search Engines
Daily Rank and rank change by search engine for the selected date range. 
 
Daily Snapshot in single domain view


Ranked Landing Page & Rank Color Scale

 
Primary Domain, Ranked Landing Page and Rank Color Scale
  • Rank Color Scale provides a visual guide to rank quality and change over time  
  • Ranked Landing Page is based on the report end date 
  • Both features can be enabled in Report Options > General Settings
Rank Color Scale in Daily Snapshot


Competitive View

 
Daily Snapshot with Competitor Comparison by Keyword
Daily Rank and rank change for the selected date range, highlighting the primary domain rank vs. competitors' rank for each keyword and search engine.
Daily Snapshot in Competitive View

Tags, Search Volume & Algorithm Updates

             
 
Daily Snapshot Filtered by Tags, and with Search Volume and Google Algorithm Update Displayed
In this example:
  • Google Algorithm update is displaying for the date it occurred (Report Options > General Settings > Rank Risk Index)
  • The report has been filtered to display only the keywords associated with one Tag (Report Options > Tags)
  • The Search Volume column has been enabled (Report Options > Keyword Metrics) 

Daily Snapshot filtered by Tags


Report Options

 
Select a custom Date Range

Custom Date Range
Select a custom Date Range

Date:

Select:

  • Report Dates from the Report Options calendar tool; or
  • a Custom Date Range in the top right toolbar
select Group by, show rank color scale, sort, algorithm change settings

General Settings:

  • Enter a Custom Report Title (optional)
  • Group by: Domains or Keywords
  • Show or Hide the ranked Landing Page (based on the last day of the report period)
  • Show or Hide Rank Color Scale
  • Sort Field: sort the report by Keyword, Search Engine, Tags, Volume or URL
  • Sort Direction: Ascending or Descending
  • Show or Hide the Algorithm Change in the Date column heading
Select Keywords

Keywords:

  • Select Keywords: use the All or None link for quick selection, or individually check the boxes beside the keywords to be included in the report

Important: When you add keywords to a campaign you need to open Report Options and check the boxes beside the new keywords or click the Default Report Settings option in the Gear icon menu to display all keywords in your report. The number of keywords currently included in your report displays directly below the report title where you'll find the words "Displaying # out of ## keywords" for your convenience.  That calculation comes from the settings you select here. 

Select Keyword Tags

Keyword Tags:

  • Show or Hide the display of Keyword Tags in the report
  • Select Tags to filter the report by: use the All or None link for quick selection, or individually check the boxes beside the keyword tags to be included in the report

Important: Refer to Tag Manager for information about creating Keyword Tag Groups  and Tag Options.

Select Websites

Domains:

  • Choose whether or not to highlight the primary URL (campaign domain) in the report
  • Select the websites you want included in the report (use the All or None link for quick selection)
Select Search Engines

Search Engines:

  • Select the search engines you want included in the report
  • Drag to change the display order
Show or Hide Google AdWords volume

Keyword Metrics:

  • Show or Hide Google AdWords Average Monthly Volume
Show or Hide Events and Notes

Notes:

  • Show or Hide Notes (Single Date)
  • Show or Hide Notes (Date Range): these are notes with a date range (formerly 'events')
  • Or click the Add Note button to create a new note
Save Report Default

Save

  • Click the Apply Changes button.

For more information, please refer to:
  • Report Default Settings for more information about default setting features and uses.
  • The Report Tools section of the User Guide for additional information regarding report views, data export, adding this report to an existing White Label PDF report and more.

Add to PDF Report


Conveniently add a report or graph with its current settings to a PDF report by hovering over the gold gear icon and selecting Add to PDF Reports

add report to PDF


Select the PDF Report that you want the report or graph added to
             


Drag the new report or graph into the position you want it to display in the PDF and confirm that the Date settings do not conflict with the automated scheduling settings.

PDF Report Settings - Daily Snapshot

Reports and graphs can be added to automated PDF reports via the report screen (as described above) or manually in the PDF Report Content screen. If the report is added via the:
  • report screen, then begin by clicking the Edit button corresponding to the report
  • PDF Report Content screen, then click the Add Report button and select the Campaign name and Report: Daily Snapshot

Date


Expand the Date Options section and in the Show Report date of the last field type in the number of periods to be displayed in the report

In the next field select one of the following options:
  • days
  • weeks
  • months
  • years
In the data ending on field select one of the following options:
  • first day
  • last day
  • or a specific day of the month
  • or a specific day of the week (when weekly reports are selected)
In the of field select one of the following options:
  • this
  • last
In the next field select one of the following options:
  • week
  • month
The selection must produce a logical date setting based on the PDF report's automated scheduling (at the bottom of the Report Details screen). For example:
  • last day of last month
  • 1st of this month
  • last day of last week
If the report is scheduled to be sent every Monday, then the following example would be invalid:
  • Saturday of this week (because weeks begin on Sunday and if reports are sent on Monday, then Saturday of this week hasn't yet occurred).
If the report is scheduled to be sent on the 1st day of every month, the following example would be invalid:
  • last day of this month (because it's only the 1st day of the month the report is being sent)

General Settings



Custom Report Title (optional): displays across the top of the report section

Display the Landing Page column or Rank Color Scale by sliding the option to the right.

Group By option: allows you to group by Domain (for viewing 1 table per keyword including competitor domains) and Keywords (for viewing 1 table with all keywords for 1 domain).

Rank Risk Index
Display Algorithm Change by moving the slider to the right.

Sort Options: select the Sort Field that you prefer and the Sort Direction.

Keywords



Select all or specific Keywords by adding or removing the check mark next to the Keyword.

Tags



Display Tags in a report column by moving the Show Keyword Tags slider to the right.

Filter the report by Tags by selecting specific tags.

Domains


Highlight the Primary URL by moving the slider to the right.

Select all or specific Domains by adding or removing a check mark next to the Domain.  

Search Engines



Select the Search Engines to display in the report. 

If multiple Search Engines are selected, you have the option to change the display order by clicking the arrow next to the Search Engine and dragging it into the desired order.

Google AdWords



Display Average Monthly Volume by moving the slider to the right. (learn more about Keyword Search Volume)




Add to Marketing Dashboard


Conveniently add a report or graph with its current settings to a marketing dashboard:

1. Hover over the gold gear icon and select Add to Marketing Dashboard
2. Select the Dashboard (campaign name)
3. Select the Dashboard Page that you want the report added to


add report to PDF


4. Click the "Go to Dashboard" link to further customize the report (e.g., drag it to a specific position on the page, change date settings, etc.)
             



Refer to the Report Options section for details regarding the display settings, filters and sort options available for this report.

The report date (or date range) is governed by the selected Dashboard date option: Date Selection or Fixed Periods, learn more...

  • Daily reports default to the last day of the selected period
  • Weekly and monthly reports default to 1 month of data
To change the number of weeks or months displayed in a specific report, click the gear icon for any marketing dashboard report element and expand the Date option section, enter the number and click the Save Button.
 
marketing dashboard report date options




Add to Client Dashboard


Customize Report for Client Dashboard

Client Dashboards display our default report options for each individual report and graph until you modify them. To customize the display of the report, expand the Report Options section, change the settings and click the Apply Changes button.

Then expand Report Options again and hover over the Save icon and select Save as Default for Client Dashboard.



After saving the Client Dashboard default, any changes that you make to the report options will not affect the display in the Client Dashboard unless you overwrite it by following these instructions again.


Enable the Report or Graph to display in the Client Dashboard

Open the Campaign Settings > Client Dashboard screen and check the box corresponding to the report(s) you want displayed in the dashboard, and then click the Save button. 



Refer to Client Dashboard Settings documentation for additional instructions for customizing your dashboard.


Rank Values Explained


The meaning of 100+, N/A, N/R, "-" and   



The three moving dots   are an indicator that rank tracking is in progress for the keywords and you should check the report later in the day for results.  We do the best we can to complete the rank tracking as early as possible every day, however, there are some factors that are beyond our control (e.g., search engine response rate).

3 dots in a Rank Dashboard report
Rank Tracker Dashboard displaying tracking in progress for the keywords "smart home technology" and "home security".


100+ is our system default for when our rank tracker did not find the keyword ranking for the primary domain within the maximum supported results tracked by each search engine (refer to our current list of supported search engines and rank depth for additional information), and the search engine did return webpages on other domains with results for the keyword.
 
rank of 500+
Rank Tracker Dashboard displaying 100+ as the rank result for several keywords. Options exist in the Account Settings > Theme & Localization screen to set no rank within tracked results as "100+", "N/A", "NR", or "-"


N/A means that the search engine did not return any result for the keyword, which most likely means that the keyword is not indexed by the search engine at all (e.g., the keyword "lawn mower Nome, Alaska").

N/A is also an account-wide option that can be selected in the Theme & Localization settings to represent no rank value (e.g., instead of 100+), other options include "NR", "-", or "100+". Please check your account settings before requesting assistance for a keyword that you are certain is indexed.

If you're using one of our rank reporting APIs, they return a dash "-" in the rank field when no value is available.

No Data Found


If your account is relatively new, and depending on several variables (number of keywords, number of search engines, date range, etc.), rank reports can take anywhere from a few minutes to a 8 hours until your first reports will display all of the data.  In the case of a campaign that is a day or more old, incorrect campaign configuration can lead to empty reports as well.  Clicking the Default Report Settings button usually resolves the issue.

no data found


Common causes for 'no data found' message:
  • Account is new and our rank tracker is gathering data
  • Invalid date range (e.g., the report start date is older than the campaign creation date)
  • Keyword / URL combination on report options was not found 
  • within the maximum supported results tracked by each search engine (refer to our current list of supported search engines and rank depth for additional information). Note that this is relevant only for rank reports and graphs.
  • Incomplete campaign setup (missing URL / Keywords / Search Engines / Authorized Connections)
  • Website is new and hasn't been indexed by search engines yet
  • Authorized connection to a third party data provider has expired or been configured incorrectly (refer to the third party integration, or specific report documentation) 
  • Delays or outage of third party data provider (e.g., Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

If keywords are missing completely from a rank report, there are 2 possibilities:
  • New keywords may have been added to the campaign, but not selected. Learn more...
  • The search engine did not return any result for the keyword on any domain. In some rank reports, Rank Ranger will not display keywords for which the search engine displays no results - meaning no results for any URL on the web.  So if Google.com has results, but Google Mobile does not, you will see results for the keyword in the Google.com table, but the keyword will not display at all in the Google Mobile table. That is the way the system is designed because it needs a response from the search engine in order to record a number and when there is no response, then there is no number.

If you need assistance after reviewing and trying the options listed above, please  contact our technical support team.

Campaign Keyword Limit

There is a maximum limit of 1000 keywords per campaign in order to ensure efficient report generation and convenient viewing. Adding more than 1000 keywords to a campaign will cause some functionality to be disabled.

If you need to track more than 1000 keywords for a site, then best practice is to create additional campaigns (e.g., separate them by keyword category, location, tags, etc.).  If you have an Enterprise package, you can view rank performance data for multiple campaigns in the Portfolio Report and by using cross-campaign metrics in the Insight Graph and Single Metric Widgets.

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