Querying search services

After having selected the search services, you can start the query in the Ranking/Query program section. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. If not already displayed, open the Query program section by clicking Ranking/Query in the navigation bar.

  2. In the Number of threads field, enter the number of threads to be activated simultaneously for the query. For example, if you define 5, the query includes 5 different search engines on 5 connections simultaneously.

  3. In the Max. matches field, specify the number of matches in search engines to scan.

  4. If option Use browser for querying is selected, the browser instead of the search script of search services is used for querying. This method takes longer, but leads to more exact results.

  5. Click Start to start the query.

  6. You are then automatically brought to the Report  section.

  7. First you can make any settings for the report on the Settings tab.

  8. Then click the Report tab to view the report.

  9. From the Reports history window, select a previous report to display. This way you can compare all the previous queries.

Now that you know how to determine your website's ranking and how to compare it to your competitor's ranking, go to the second part of the tutorial to learn how to optimize your website for selected keywords.