The Rankings and Traffic Module

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Introduction

The Rankings and Traffic Module of Rankify Analytics, acts as the dashboard for your tracked channel.

It shows your channel logo, as well as the increase or decrease (in percentages) of YouTube channel subscribers, views, and watch time, of the previously finished month (if the channel is authenticated).

Rankify Analytics Main YouTube Dashboard

The main graph featured in the module shows your organic views per day (views gotten from searches performed on YouTube) in green, as well as your average rankings per day of all tracked keywords in blue.
Specific dates can be viewed in the graph via the top right corner, or by stretching the selection bar under the graph.

Keyword Rankings tab

The default tab shown below is the “Keyword Rankings” tab. This shows the ranking of any video from your channel, for the tracked keyword. Rankify Analytics automatically tracks all videos on your channel for a chosen keyword. You do not need to own the channel for any of this functionality, and you can track any channel on YouTube.

You will see 5 boxes at the top of this tab. They show how many of your keywords are ranking in the Top 5, Top 10, Top 25, Top 50, and Top 100 results, as well as their change vs the previous day. Green numbers indicate a positive change, red a negative change, and grey no overall change.

If a small grey number is visible, it means that you have more than 1 video ranking for that specific keyword. If you hover over the number, Rankify will show you the next 4 (all in all 5) videos you have ranking for the keyword, as well as their individual ranking.Rankify Analytics additional YouTube Keyword rankings

Your rankings can be sorted by current rank, increase or decrease in rank over the last day, week, or month, by the country they are tracked in, by the name of the ranking video, by the keyword, or by video URL.

Last, all information displayed on the page can be downloaded in a CSV file.

How to Track Keywords

There are 2 ways to add keywords to be tracked in the Keyword Rankings tab.

How to track a YouTube Keyword

Option 1: Click on the “Add Keyword” button. This will create a popup where you can choose which country you want the keyword tracked in, which keywords you want to track (one keyword per line, up to 100 keywords at a time), if you want the keywords to track a preferred video (more below), and if you want to add the keywords to a specific Keyword Group.

Option 2: Click on the Import Video button. Here you can paste a video URL, and Rankify Analytics will gather all the tags used on the video, and add those tags as a keyword. You can again choose which country to track in, and whether the keywords should automatically be added to a Keyword Group named after the video.

Finish by clicking the “Submit” button.

Once keywords are added, they are added and tracked in real time. However, in cases where many keywords are added at the same time, the module may take a few minutes to update with their rankings.

Preferred Videos

Rankify Analytics automatically tracks all videos on your channel for a chosen keyword. However, in some cases it may prove useful to specifically track one chosen video, instead of the default highest ranking one.

In this case, you want to add a Preferred Video to a keyword.

To do this, simply click on the keyword you want to add a video to, and in the popup menu add the URL to the specific video, and click Submit.

Rankify will now show you the ranking for that specific video for that keyword, instead of the default highest ranking video from your channel.

Ranking Graph for Individual Keywords

It’s possible to see the ranking of an individual keyword over time. To do this, simply click on the “Actions” button to the left, and select “Show Graph” – this will automatically replace (temporarily) the top graph on the page, and show the evolution of that specific keyword since it was originally added to be tracked.

Additionally, it’s possible to see the individual ranking over time of up to 10 videos at the same time. To do this, select several videos by checking the box on the left, and then click the drop-down menu at the top labelled “Bulk Actions” and click on “Show Individual Graph” – this will give you a graph of the rankings of all the keywords over time, as well as basic information about them.

Rankify Analytics Individual YouTube Keyword Rankings

Last, you can also see the collective ranking of keywords over time, by checking several, and in the dropdown menu choosing “Show Graph” – this will show the average ranking of all the selected keywords over time.

Adding or Removing a Keyword to a Keyword Group

Keyword Groups are a neat way to keep track of your many keywords by having them in groups and plays a vital role in other functions of Rankify Analytics. A keyword can be in as many groups as you want. These groups are also automatically used in the Clickability module.

To see the keywords in an individual group, simply click on the drop-down menu at the top, labelled “Keyword Group”, and select the group of keywords you want to see.

There are two ways you can add or remove a keyword from a Keyword Group.

Option 1: Click on the “Action” button to the right, and click on “Add to keyword group” or “Remove from keyword group”. To add the keyword to group, simply select the group you want to add it to in the popup menu or create a new group to add it to, and click “Submit”. To remove the keyword, first be sure that you have selected that keyword group in the top drop-down menu, then click “Remove keyword from group”.

Option 2: Select several keywords by checking their boxes to the left, and then click on the drop-down menu at the top labelled “Bulk Actions”, and click on either “Add to Keyword Group” or “Remove from Keyword Group”. To add the keyword to group, simply select the group you want to add it to in the popup menu, or create a new group to add it to, and click “Submit”. To remove the keyword, first be sure that you have selected that keyword group in the top drop-down menu, then click “Remove keyword from group”.

How to delete a Keyword

If you want to delete a keyword, there are three ways of doing it:

Option 1: Click on the “Actions” button to the right, and select “Delete Keyword” – this will permanently delete that specific keyword from being tracked, and remove all data for it.

Option 2: If you want to delete multiple keywords at the same time, you can select them by checking the box on the left side, and then clicking on the drop-down menu at the top. In the drop-down menu, click on “Delete Keywords”.

 

Search Traffic tab

The Search Traffic tab shows a list of all the videos on your channel, and how many views they have gotten from Search Traffic (views gotten from a search performed on YouTube, that resulted in someone clicking on and viewing your video) over the last week, month, and year.

Rankify Analytics YouTube Search Traffic tab

This is particularly useful when trying to figure out which videos you should optimize first, if there’s any overlooked keywords you should be tracking, as well as the general organic performance of all individual videos on your channel.

This list can be sorted by the number of views gotten, the video name, and the video URL.

To see the individual keywords that resulted in views for a specific video, simply click on the video name and a popup will appear that shows where the views came from. This popup will also give you information on total views, the amount of watch time each keyword resulted in, and whether the keyword is already tracked. If the keyword is not tracked, you can simply click on “Track Keyword” to add that specific keyword to be tracked as any other.

This feature is only available for Authenticated channels.

 

Keyword Groups tab

The Keyword Groups tab is where you can easily manage all the keyword groups you have set up.

Rankify Analytics YouTube Keyword Groups

Here you can:

  • Delete a keyword group.
  • Rename a keyword group.
  • Delete a keyword group, as well as all the keywords that are in that group.

To create a new keyword group, go to the Keyword Rankings tab, and add a keyword to a group.

In the popup, you are given the option of creating a new keyword group.

 

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