Easy export of all historical SERP Tracker rankings data

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Easy export of all historical SERP Tracker rankings data

UPDATE: Users can no longer export SERP data. That service ended at 5 PM PST (GMT -8) on Jan. 2, 2013. Please contact support@raventools.com if you have any questions.

Raven has upgraded the SERP Tracker export process so that you can export all of your rankings history from Raven in a few steps.

The function is something users requested and Raven promised when we announced last week that Raven will stop using scraped data and retire the SERP tracker.

You have until Jan. 2, 2013, at 5 p.m. PST (GMT-8) to export or report on the data in SERP Tracker. After that, Raven will retire the SERP Tracker, and you will not be able to access SERP data in Raven.

Account owners and admins only can export an entire rankings history with this method. If you are a sub-user or read-only user who wants all historical rankings data, please check with the account owner or any admin on the account you access.

Here’s the method:

1. Go to Metrics > Ranking.

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2. Click the Export Data icon in the upper right-hand corner of the tool.

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3. Click the “Export Entire Account” option from the drop-down menu. Again, only account owners and admins will see this option.

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4. This brings you to a SERP Data Export screen. Click the green “Initiate Export” button to start the process. Enter your email address if you want to be notified when then process is complete.

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This is the email you’ll receive.

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If you choose not to enter an email address, just keep checking back on the Metrics > Rankings > Export Data > Export Entire Account page.

The process could take a few hours, depending on the size of your account’s rankings data and the number of accounts downloading data at any given time. Or it could take fewer than 10 minutes.

5. When the process is complete, Raven creates a ZIP file containing all of your rankings data in CSV format. Click the link in the email or go to the Metrics > Rankings > Export Data > Export Entire Account page and click the green Download Export button.

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6. The ZIP file will be downloaded to your computer. Unzip it, and you’ll get a folder with subfolders organized by profile, then by websites for that profile — including all competitors for which you were also tracking rankings — then by week.

Simple as that.

If it appears that any profile or website is missing, confirm that you were actually using the SERP Tracker to track rankings for that profile or website. If you weren’t, you won’t see a folder for that profile or website.

If you have any problems, please contact support@raventools.com for help as soon as possible.

Arienne Holland is the Director of Marketing and Customer Experience at Raven. She divides her time between outreach, writing, teaching and understanding developers. Before Raven, Arienne spent more than a decade as an editor and graphic designer for Gannett. She was a 2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for team breaking news journalism. She likes bread, books and bourbon.

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