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Jan 24, 2022

Traditionally, in the last week of January, we share our plans for the year ahead. As usual, they are based on the wishes you shared with us—it’s your needs that drive our platform’s improvements 🙂

But before we get to setting out our new year’s resolutions, let’s take a moment to look back at what we’ve managed to accomplish in 2021.

SE Ranking accomplishments in 2021

Major 2021 updates to SE Ranking’s tools

  • A more powerful site audit

Back in February, we launched a fully revamped Website Audit, and throughout the year, we’ve been further expanding its capabilities by adding more parameters to the checklist. 

  • Historical data on keywords

When analyzing keywords and competitors’ websites, you can now operate with historical data going back to February 2020. 

  • More insights from ranking checks

We started tracking 16 new SERP features and developed the new Summary section for the Rankings module.

Summary section in SE Ranking's Rankings module

 

  • iOS app redesign

We’ve redesigned the SE Ranking Pro app to make it more intuitive and functional. We created a new page in it to help you track your overall SEO progress based on site audits, marketing plan, and presence in business listings. 

This year, we’re working on adding new tools to our mobile app: Competitive Research, Keyword Research, and Local Marketing to name a few.

SE Ranking Pro new design
  • Free SEO tools accessible right on the website

Besides making our platform more data-rich and shiny, we’re integrating some helpful tools on the website. Previously, you could view real-time SERP data for any chosen location without having to tweak your settings and personal search history. Now, you can also check your IP address against multiple parameters right on the landing page.

We’re planning to launch lots of free SEO tools this year, including TLS/SSL certificate check, domain check, robots.txt generator, secure password generator, and many more.

What does 2022 hold for SE Ranking’s platform

On top of what we’ve mentioned, there were dozens of minor updates inspired by your requests. We want to thank you for actively sharing your feedback and helping us grow as a result. 

As always, our 2022 plans are also based on your feedback. We’ve gone through all of the wishes you shared with us and transformed them into a roadmap. Here’s what we’re planning to develop:

The general Insights section for all added projects

You may be kicking your work week off from a cup of coffee and a routine ranking check, but soon you’ll have more digestible overview information at your fingertips. 

The Projects dashboard will include the Insights section that will gather all available data from other tools (keyword rankings, competitors, audit reports) and give you recommendations on what to prioritize in order to get more traffic

Improved On-Page Checker

The new On-Page Checker has been beta tested and is will soon be available to everyone. Keep an eye on our publications not to miss the release date.

It works similarly to the updated Website Audit: it finds all the issues on a page and divides them into errors, warnings, and notices. All of the issues are organized across 14 different SEO categories: from tags to usability to links. 

Under the Competitor Comparison section, you can add the pages of your major competitors and see how well they are optimized for your target keyword. The tool highlights differences and similarities in how you and competitor web pages use keywords, as well as gives a comparison table on the most important on-page SEO metrics: Page Trust score, speed-related parameters, tag length, number of links, etc.

On-page metrics for competitive comparison

We’ve also introduced the SEO Tasks section to the On-Page Checker tool. The system automatically sets tasks for you to complete based on the page audit reports and found issues. The tasks can be filtered by category, priority, or status, plus you can create custom ones to cover your particular needs.

SEO tasks by priority

We’re excited to tell you that On-Page Checker is the first tool we’re incorporating AI to, and in the years to come, we’ll be gradually unleashing the full power of AI/ML technologies. We’re working on NLP algorithms that are able to understand the words behind search queries and process content in a way humans, and most often search engines, can. 

More locations covered and more flexibility with location-specific data

We’re constantly expanding our keyword databases, which now cover 190 countries! On top of that, we’re planning to make traffic research more efficient by providing breakdowns by world, continent, specific country, or region

The local SEO tool, finally

We’ve created a brand new module—Local Marketing, and its beta testing is now running in full swing. This tool will allow you to connect your Google Business Profile and analyze the data that’s valuable in terms of local promotion. You get an overview of each business location, track Google Maps stats (searches, reviews, calls, etc.), and add your information to relevant business listings. 

SE Ranking's Local Marketing
SE Ranking Local Marketing reviews stats

The tool allows you to understand more about your customers and improve your local search presence

For instance, the system scans all user reviews left on different platforms and identifies the most popular keywords mentioned in them. By going through the keywords used in positive and negative reviews, you’ll get a more holistic view on your business’ strongest suits and potential vulnerabilities. 

Forget about struggling to make sense of reviews manually collected from multiple sources—Local Marketing will serve all of them up to you on a platter, with the list of keywords that can be added to your project. 

Throughout the year, we’ll grow the number of business listings available in the tool and further improve its functionality based on your inquiries. 

More flexibility to the Rankings module

We’ve polished Rankings off in 2021 and will continue doing so this year. What’s already finished is: 

  • Import of ranking data from other SEO tools
  • Technical optimization—now, large projects can be quickly and easily exported in the .xlsx file format

We plan on adding even more filters to the module to organize the data and incorporate related keywords: you’ll be able to track the block of related keywords, add any of them to your project, and get notified about any changes in the block.

More possibilities to manage your keywords

Many of you requested a keyword manager tool, and it’s currently in development. With the help of this tool, you will be able to create your own keyword lists with the queries added manually or pulled from the Keyword and Competitive Research tools. You’ll be able to edit and delete your lists, add keywords from them to your projects, and check detailed information on any search query on your list. 

No more working with data scattered across spreadsheets and other documents—SE Ranking will allow you to create and manage keyword lists right on the platform, with loads of SEO metrics at hand. 

The tool to boost your content marketing efforts

One of the major updates we have on the 2022 roadmap is the launch of a new tool designed for content marketers and anyone who wants to check their content or get new ideas on what to write about.

This is something that has been missing on our platform: many of you have asked for an SEO writing assistant, content audit, and content ideation capabilities. Our team is now in the active research phase, defining the tool’s essential features.

What you can expect from SE Ranking’s content marketing tool is content suggestions based on market research insights, templates for content briefs or copywriter assignments, and more. Stay tuned to find out about new releases!

Other changes to the platform

We’re also working on: 

  • making the Website Audit tool more independent and allowing you to analyze any domain without being bound to added projects
  • providing you with backlink suggestions based on competitors’ data and recommendations on how to grow your backlink profile

More is coming

We’re excited about 2022 and can’t wait to see all of these updates in action. Meanwhile, we’re always open to your suggestions so if you haven’t shared your thoughts during the December campaign or if you have any new questions, concerns, or ideas, reach out to us via chat or leave a comment below!

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  1. I’m definitely looking forward to the keyword manager tool most of all!

    1. The tool is already on its way. Keep tabs on the What’s new page: https://seranking.com/whats-new.html

  2. Great job so far guys, excited about the local SEO tool, I just wait to test and see it in action.

  3. This is a really great tool and I’m looking forward to the new features, but the biggest thing you could do right now IMHO is to implement an easy way to update the difficulty and volume data for all the keywords you find when doing keyword research. At the moment you have to do it manually for each keyword which is tedious at best and impossible if you have a lot to go through. The data the tool brings back when you first do a search is often out of date until you manually update it.

    1. Hi Tim, thank you for your suggestion!

      You’re absolutely right, this would be a great improvement for our Keyword Research tool.

      We’ve added your wish to our action plan for this year.

  4. Great plans! Looking forward to the content tool. Especially the research and briefing part. If there is a beta programme, I would like to be part of that and give you guys feedback.

    1. Thank you for your comment! With the content tool, we are still in the active planning phase. We publish announcements in our Facebook Community about all the beta test. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1916042605357814

      Join it not to miss the launch date.

  5. Great plans ! looking forward on using them.

    1. Thanks for your support, Christian. We’re really excited about all of the upcoming updates.

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