Dear Raven, How am I billed for ranking results?

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Dear Raven, How am I billed for ranking results?

Dear Raven Tools

Great question, especially if you’re wanting to know how you’re billed for SERP results according to your current plan. The two factors we use to calculate your monthly keyword results are:

  1. The number of search engines set up for your Websites.
  2. The highest number of keywords you set up to track with our system on any day during the month.

I’ll break it down further…

Search engines: Let’s say that during the month you track 10 keywords across 3 search engines. Each query per search engine counts as one ranking result, so in this example you would have used 30 total ranking results this month. You can add or remove search engines for a Website at anytime.

Amount of keywords: We bill based on the maximum number of keywords you set up for tracking on any day during the month. Say you have 30 total ranking results on April 4. On April 17, you add more keywords and are set up to track 60 results. Change your mind on April 29 and drop down to 30 again? The total amount of ranking results would still be 60, based on the day you set up the most keywords for tracking.

Phrases are one keyword: If you are tracking the keyword “You also smell quite lovely,” we see this as one keyword, not five.

Competitor results are included: If you track competitor keyword results alongside your own results, these don’t count towards your total ranking results.

You can always check out your current usage in Raven by going to Settings > Usage or change your plan to maximize your savings.

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Nate is Raven's Social Media Marketing Specialist. His love language is words and he likes solving mysteries.

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