Today we have released a much demanded feature for our Local Search Rank Checker tool – Competitor Rank Tracking!
You can track up to 4 competitors within each ranking report and competitor rankings are shown on an additional tab within each ranking report.
5 ‘Must Know’ Facts about Competitor Tracking
- You can hand pick the competitors you want to track
- Track up to 4 competitors per report
- See side-by-side comparison of client vs. competitors
- Compare Organic & Local results (not 3rd party)
- Track 1 competitor for free – $10/month extra to track up to 4 competitors*
How to set-up up competitor tracking
Competitor tracking is only available in our ‘Saved’ reports and not in ‘Quick Search’ reports. To add competitors to a report you need to go to the Advanced Settings section on the add/edit report pages, and look for the Competitors tab.
With ‘Competitor Addon’
If you have purchased the competitor tracking addon (called LSRC-competitor tracking) which can be found in the Available Addons section (login required), then you can add 4 competitors of your choosing to each report. There is an additional fee of £10/month which enables you to track competitors on all your reports; so if you have 50 reports then the cost is only $0.20 per report.
Without ‘Competitor Addon’
If you do NOT have the Competitor Tracking add-on then you will see that you can add just 1 competitor to your report. Below the input fields you’ll see a blue prompt & button which allows you to purchase the competitor addon very easily.
Compare rankings side-by-side
In your report, we display your/your client rankings alongside competitors on a separate tab. This makes it easy to see how you perform against them.
Because of the amount of data in the Competitor report it’s not possible to display all 6 search engines on the same table at the same time. So you need to toggle between the tabs to view the different search engines.
Why is there a cost for competitor tracking?
We wanted to make competitor tracking available to all users but weren’t able to within current package prices. The act of identifying, tracking & storing the extra data generated in competitor tracking puts extra pressure on the margins we make. This makes it harder for us to invest in & support the service long term which is how long we plan to be around for!
So we’ve tried to be as democratic & generous as we can when setting the access & charges for competitor tracking. All customers on all packages can track 1 competitor for free. If you want to track more then there is a small fee of $10/month which covers all your ranking reports. So if you have 100 reports in your account the cost works out at $0.10 per report which isn’t much.