Site Position Settings
Set search options
To set off monitoring the position of a web site on one or more search engines you first need to type in a name for the configuration to identify it. You can monitor lots of different web sites and keywords so this name identifies these particular settings, the name will normally be the name of your web site. Site Position lists existing configurations in the list beneath the name, select one of these if you want to edit an existing configuration rather than create a brand new one.
The next entry is the web site URL or domain name you wish to monitor. This serves to highlight the entry with the scan results. If you enter a full URL to an individual page then this will monitor just that page, if you enter the domain name of a web site (e.g. www,mydomain.com) then all the pages found on the search engines within the site will be highlighted and the position of the top page on the site will be tracked.
You can, of course, monitor search engines manually using a browser but this gets tedious if you want to look through multiple pages of results. Site Position makes this easy by automatically scanning through multiple result pages for however many results you want to scan. If your site is near the top of the lists you only need to enter a small depth of search places, otherwise you may need to increase the depth. Increasing the depth will increase the time spent making each scan.
In order to allow comparisons of previous scan results Site Position keeps archives of the last few scan results. It uses this in the Trend graph.
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