GeoRanker FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is GeoRanker?

GeoRanker is Reverse Engineering Local SEO Platform that connects to servers from over 25000 different locations and retrieves live ranking data from Google, as it is displayed to any user from that particular location.

  1. What are SERP Reports?

SERP is an acronym for Search Engine Result Page, therefore a SERP Report consists of an in-depth ranking analysis for a particular search term.

  1. What makes GeoRanker so special?

GeoRanker is the only rank tracking tool, that is sensible to geo-specific SERP changes and variations. Our tool connects to servers from over 2500 different locations and crawls ranking data from Google, exactly as it is displayed to any user from the chosen city or region. GeoRanker does not use an index and does not rely on the Google API. It gathers its data independently and provides its users with freshly analyzed information.

  1. What are SERP Monitors?

SERP Monitors consist of a series of successive SERP Reports. With monitors all your past and present reports are in one place, thus serving as a history with all your past ranking positions. Updating monitors isn’t necessary, as you can configure them to automatically check and save rankings every day, week or month.

  1. How can I analyze SERP rankings in different countries?

Using GeoRanker to generate country reports is easy. First of all login to your account on GeoRanker and access the report generator. Among the first forms on top of the page, you’ll see a list of countries/continents displayed. Before initiating the crawling process, make sure to check the field next to every country you want to include in your ranking report.

  1. How can I analyze SERP rankings in different cities within the same country?

City reports are just as easy to create as the country reports. Once again, make sure you’re logged into your GeoRanker account and go to the report generator. From the list of countries and continents make sure you select only one country. Below the country list, a new section labeled “Local Report Settings” will appear. From here you can set various parameters for you city ranking report, such as adding custom cities or setting the number of cities to include in your report.

  1. How can I analyze SERP Rankings on Custom Cities?

Within the “Local Report Settings” section use the “custom cities” field to add custom locations to your report. GeoRanker connects to servers from over 25000 places worldwide, thus we can help you generate ranking reports for bigger and smaller cities just as well.

  1. What are the Domain Reports?

This type of analysis is designated for webmasters and business owners who wish to track SERP rankings for a specific website. Depending on your subscription plan, you can monitor between 30 and 100 keywords in each report.

  1. What are the Google 1st Page Reports?

1st-page reports will give you a clear overview of the TOP10 sites (including the complete URL) that rank for a keyword. It also includes the feature of displaying these listings on Google Maps and thus correlate their SERP position with their physical address.

  1. What are Advertisers Reports?

This report aims to simplify the work for those of you who work with advertising and PPC. Advertisers reports will help you find out who your AdWords competition is and what geographic areas they target.

  1. What are HeatMap Reports?

Google first page and Advertisers Reports are designed to give you a complete list for each analyzed keyword and location. Going through these lists can sometimes be very time consuming, this is why we tried to synthesize all of this information in one place: HeatMap Reports.

This type of SERP analysis displays a side by side ranking comparison (both organic and paid) for each location. Within the report, each website is displayed through a different color in the same order as they are displayed in the Google Rankings, only local results (websites that rank on Google first Page in only one location ) will be marked with the color gray.

Below the colorful HeatMap, an index displays the websites that rank well in most of the analyzed locations. Their URL address isn't featured in the index, but it is visible on mouse over or in the Advertisers/1st Page Reports.