This article covers how to add domains, configure domain settings, and add keywords.
How to Add a Domain
After logging in for the first time, you'll arrive at your domain dashboard. To get started, click on "Add Domain", located on the left-hand sidebar.
Domain URL and Location
Domain URL: We recommend adding the base domain URL (i.e. authoritylabs.com). When you add the base domain, our system will search and rank any variation of the URL in the search results (i.e. authoritylabs.com/api). This includes both www and non-www landing pages. If you enter a specific landing page our system will only search for that exact page in the SERP (i.e. grocery.walmart.com/Grocery), rathern than any variation of the URL.
Tip:If you tracking the same set of keywords across multiple domains, AuthorityLabs gives you the ability to add up to 50 domains at one time. Domain settings will apply to all domains you add - for example, if you choose mobile as the platform, all domains you add will track results as seen on mobile.
Country: Choose the country you are targetting for search results. We support all international locales search engines support (i.e. United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Spain, etc.). You can select from over 250 country/language combinations and we will search Google, Yahoo!, and Bing in those locations and languages to acquire ranking data.
City: You can geo-target search results to any city or zip code supported by the search engines. Geo-targeting by zip code is available only in USA.
Business Name: Adding a business name allows our system to find your business in local packs. Make sure the name of the business matches its Google listing.
Track Results as Seen On: Choose the platform: Desktop or Mobile.
Call-outYou must add a separate domain for a domain on desktop and mobile requires you to add two separate domains.
Group Name: If you’re adding a domain for the first time, you’ll be prompted to create a group. Grouping:
Gives you the ability to easily compare domains
Enables syncing of the same keyword list across all domains of the group
Other Data Column Options: You have the ability to hide the volume and type columns in your domain dashboard. This allows you to create a cleaner, simpler look for your reports.
Heads upOnce you have added a domain you cannot edit domain settings/parameters. For example, if your domain is geo-targeted to Los Angeles, you cannot change the geo-target location to New York City once the domain is added. You would need to add a new domain. You can easily push the same keywords to your new domain by adding it to the same group as the other domain and syncing that group.
How to Add Keywords
Upon configuring your domain settings, you will be prompted to add keywords. You have three options: add keywords manually, paste a list of keywords, or upload a CSV file. If you are manually inputting keywords, make sure to separate keywords by new lines.
FYI:Generally, it may take 30 minutes or so to get ranking data, but could take up to 24 hours. The keyword rank is replaced by a clock icon while the system pulling in the data.
You can always add or remove keywords to an existing domain. To add: click on the “add keywords” buttons on the left-hand sidebar. To remove: click on the check box to the left of each keyword. An option to delete them will appear.
Domains can't be edited once they are entered in the account.
We mirror the options the engines support.State tracking is not an option since the search engines do not serve back results at a state level. As results are set to your IP address, we offer city or zip options.
Yes, our system has to access two entirely different sets of search results. Keywords count per location as well. For example, if you're tracking the same keyword in Chicago and New York City, it would count as two keywords.
It is important, when comparing Social Report's data to a native network's data, to ensure you're using the same date range within Social Report as you are in that native network's report.
If none of these are the case, please contact our support team for assistance.