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.


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


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


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.


This is the email you’ll receive.


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.


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

Arienne has spent 20 years in communications, ranging from graphic design to journalism to PR to marketing and formerly Raven's Director of Marketing and Education.

Arienne has spent 20 years in communications, ranging from graphic design to journalism to PR to marketing and formerly Raven's Director of Marketing and Education.

  • http://www.frogmo.com/ Jereme Thomas

    I’m sad to see the SERP Tracker go but kudos to Raven Tools for providing this data export. It saved me a ton of time and allowed me to download every week of SERP results I had in my account across all of my sites.

  • https://serps.com/ Scott Krager

    This full export is solid. Props to Raven for making this data easily portable.

    If you need Rank Tracking, don’t cancel Raven (it does a lot of other stuff!), but supplement it with another tool.

    We built a 1-click uploader to take your historical rankings .zip file from Raven and import it into our daily rank tracking solution at SERPs.com

    More details on the import tool here: https://blog.serps.com/free-raventools-migration-tool/

  • Ant Hodges

    This was the only real reason for using Raven – what are other people’s alternatives?

  • Zach B

    I’ve emailed support and wanted to inquire here if a workaround has been created yet to allows a reset of the export. I exported all my data and someone within my firm has since changed data. I now need to reset the export to run it again.

    • RavenCourtney

      Hi Zach,
      Did you get the answer you needed from our support team? If you have already completed a SERP export, I know you can rerun the export by clicking on the gear icon next to the button to download the export. If you try this and still see that your changed data isn’t updated, let us know right away at support@raventools.com.

  • Sara Z

    I just got back from a 2 weeks vacation and say this email – I am very disappointed this is my main reason for usng Raven, I am going to have to investigate if it is worth keeping. Since I just saw this I did not have the chance to download the data, is there another way to get it?

  • Brad

    I too just got back from a holiday and now see I missed the deadline for exporting my client’s SERP data. Emailed support, hope they reply and help me get this valuable data. May help keep me as a customer if they do.

  • E_3

    Simple question, but can someone explain the date format? For example, an excel doc is 201250, for week: 201250.

    • E_3

      I should add I’m referring to the excel docs post-export.

      • RavenCourtney

        Hi there, please email support@raventools.com for help with this question. Thank you!

        • E_3

          Thanks Courtney.