Have you found yourself struggling to monitor your keywords in Google. A lot of people will sign up for a account with various monthly tracking sites. The bad part to this is it cost you an monthly expense. I like to save money as much as the next webmaster. So it makes since to install a WordPress plugin that can track your keywords and provide you with reports. I’m going to share with you a plugin I have been using for about 3 month now. Let me introduce to you Rankie.
Here is a good video on YouTube I found on Rankie:
Downloading The Rankie Plugin
Next, you are going to want to go to your WordPress dashboard and look for the Rankie Icon. It will be a drop down. The following are in the drop down; dashboard, reports, research, settings, and log.
Make sure you click on “settings” and scroll down to the bottom. You will want to cut and paste your purchase code from Code Canyon into this field. Make sure you click “save changes” and then your plugin should be activated.
Next, in “settings” (the page page where we activated Rankie) make sure that you select “Google Directly for “position locating method” and make sure you are using Google.com (or whatever country you want to track your rankings).
Make sure you click “auto update ranks”.
Then you can have your report emailed to your email account daily if you want. You simply just put in your email address in this field. I like to have my emailed to me daily.
Optionally, there are number of different settings you can configure like, language, auto add terms Google finds, cron job filters, proxies, and you can adjust the screen size of Rankie.
WP Rankie Dashboard
Next, we want to go into the “dashboard” and at the top click “add keywords”. You can just enter in your keywords here. Then click “add keywords”.
Above our WPSono.com keywords and their rank. I have pixelated the keywords WPSono.com is tracking. You can sort them by “keyword” or “position”.
Next, you can click on any keyword and then scroll down to the bottom. You can view a ranking chart (which shows how your keyword has changed over time). This is a good way to see where you keywords are growing over time.
Next, you can view your “rank records”. This give you a date, rank, and the url that you are tracking.
This is an awesome plugin that i have been using for about a month or so now. I love to download it and install it on websites I run or clients sites where we need to manage different keywords. We can easily track our keywords and don’t have to keep paying a monthly bill. It’s a one time fee. You can even have your email reports emailed to you.
Setting up Google API to allow Rankie to Work
5- Now click “Enable” so we enable the api
8- Finally the key is now created and you can copy it to the plugin settings page then click done