DRAFT:View Your Results

Video Transcript

In this video, we’ll be looking at one of the most important aspects of using Article Samurai, which is: How To View Your Results

Business Metrics

An essential part of running any business is to identify and monitor your key business metrics.
Your metrics are the numbers that describe the performance of your business and when it comes to article syndication, the most important metric of all is how many backlinks your articles have generated.

Majestic SEO

For a long time this information has been difficult to obtain because most indexing services only update their indexes every few weeks.
However, the good news is that we have partnered with Majestic SEO to provide you with the best and most current link indexing data available today.

Rank Tracker

Let’s jump straight into Article Samurai and I’ll show you how this works.
OK, so the place to view the results of your article syndication efforts is the Rank Tracker module, so I’ll just come up here are click the Rank Tracker tab.

Search Engines & Phrase Match Results

Over here you’ll see that I’ve selected the Search Engines I’m interested in. I’ve also checked the Phrase Match results check box...

Search Depth of 1000

...and selected a search depth of 1000 to make sure I pick up as many of my rankings as possible.

Available Indexes

Now, with my Backlink Source set to Majestic SEO, I have access to two different indexes:
The Historic Index, and the Fresh Index.

Let’s take a look at each of these in more detail.

Historic Index

The historic index provides an indication of all the backlinks that have been built to a particular URL over time.

Historic Index Example

For example, let’s say we created a website in 2008, and during 2008 the website received 425 links. Then in 2009 the site received 567 links. In 2010 the site received 978 backlinks and so far in 2011 its received 731 links.

The historical index value for this site is the total number of links built since the site was created, so to calculate the historical index we simple add:

425 + 567 + 978 + 731 to give a Historical Index value of 2701

Fresh Index

Now in contrast to the Historical Index, let’s look at Majestic SEO’s Fresh Index.

The fresh index provides an indication of the number of backlinks that have been built to a particular URL in the last 30 days.

This is a rolling 30 day period which means each time you check the index it will give you a snapshot of the number of links created in the last 30 days.

Comparing The Indexes

So while the historic index gives you an indication of the total number of backlinks to a URL, the fresh index gives you an insight into what has happened in the last month.

By the way, Article Samurai pulls back data for the Historic and Fresh Index at the same time so you don’t need to update your data to change which index you are viewing.

Select Fresh Index

Now when it comes to syndicating articles with Article Samurai, a great way to see the impact your articles are having on your site is to select the Fresh Index from this dropdown box...

Update Rank Tracker Data

...and then update your rank tracker data every couple of days.

Access Graphs

If you syndicate articles regularly, after a few weeks you should be able to come down to the URL and keyword you are targeting and click the graph icon.

Backlink Option

When you click on the Backlink option over here, you will see a graph that illustrates the growth of backlinks to your web page.

View Data

Each of these data points indicates the number of backlinks created in the preceding 30 days. You can see the data values for each point on the graph by hovering over the point with your mouse.

Quick Recap

So just to recap, the easiest way to view the effectiveness of your article syndication campaign is to access the rank tracker module...

Select Fresh Index

...select the Majestic SEO Fresh Index from this dropdown box...

Update Rank Tracker Regularly

...and update your Rank Tracker data every couple of days as you syndicate your articles.

View Backlink Growth

You can then watch your backlink count grow in almost real time as your articles are syndicated across the

8 Responses to "DRAFT:View Your Results"

  1. Carolyn Frith Says:
    December 20th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Why are some numbers green and others red?

  2. Dr. Anthony Says:
    December 21st, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    @Carolyn - green indicates a ranking that has risen since the last time you checked, while red indicates one which is lower.

  3. Juan Carlos Pell Says:
    December 21st, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Is there any way to see the URLs where are placed the baclinks?

  4. Dr. Anthony Says:
    December 22nd, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Hi Juan,

    You can see this in SEO Competition (once version 0.88.42 is released) by entering the URL as a custom URL and then running PR Analysis.

  5. Molly Says:
    January 11th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Awesome, awesome solution guys. I worked on three x 3 word key phrases in the past month.
    From 75 to 4 (8)
    From 20 to 2 (4)
    From 112 to 4 (8)

    However the figure in brackets is the position which AS is displaying ie: I'm actually better positioned than you say so !

    Which is cool but I wondered if this was normal ?

  6. Dr. Anthony Says:
    January 14th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Hi Molly,

    It may be that the results you are seeing, the lower positions, are being affected by Google's tailoring of results.

  7. Barry Zeger Says:
    January 20th, 2012 at 1:30 am

    The content of my original article is relevant to more than one blog category.

    To generate more backlinks, should I rewrite it and re-syndicate it using an additional blog category?

  8. Dr. Anthony Says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    @Barry - if you rewrite it to read differently (more than just a new spin) you can resubmit it to another category, yes. It's no guarantee you'll double the number of backlinks, however!

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