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Serpstat updates 54 min read

The list of Serpstat updates in brief

Changelog

Title generation, project creation in just 2 clicks, improvement of Keyword clustering and graphs in Backlink Analysis

2022.06.17
Rank Tracker: Improved

Manual keywords update in the project

Now, manual keywords update in the project works correctly. Selected keywords start their update as requested, and projects do not freeze.
API: Improved

Parameter "withQuestions" in the method of exporting search suggestions and questions

We fixed a problem when requesting the method of exporting search suggestions and questions with the parameter "withQuestions": false gave out search results containing search questions.

Changing the scale on the Dashboard graphs

For more convenient and easy perception of the dynamics graphs, we have corrected the vertical scale. Previously, the scale began with the value 0, which made the dynamics a bit harder to perceive. Now, the dynamics graphs do not show the entire scale, but only those values in which changes occur with a small margin in both directions.
Backlink Analysis: Improved

Displaying the Linking domains dynamics graph

A graph with data and dynamics about referring domains on Dashboard is now available for large domains such as wikipedia.org, amazon.com, ebay.com as well.

Distribution of keywords with common URLs

Previously, there was a case when the cluster included not all the keywords that have common pages in SERP. We improved the functionality and now the cluster includes all keywords that have common URLs in SERP according to the set connection strength.

Read more about Keyword clustering settings features in our article: Keyword Clustering: Algorithms and Approaches of Popular SEO Tools
Keyword Clustering: Improved

Moving keywords between clusters

We fixed the process of moving the keywords found through the search bar from one cluster to another, which could result in an error and the cluster name changing to null.

Improving the logic of keyword distribution to clusters

Previously, keywords that didn't fit into any cluster were each displayed in a separate, single cluster, which could lead to having many clusters containing only 1 keyword. Now, all keywords that did not fall into any cluster are grouped into Unsorted.
See more in the video.
Keyword Clustering: New

API Batch Analysis extension for Google Spreadsheets optimization

It became even easier to work with the extension since we improved the selection of search regions, the selection of reports and other details that may not be obvious at first glance, but will make your work with Serpstat API Batch Analysis more efficient ;)
Tools: New
The analyzed domain entered in the search box can be added to the list of projects on the dashboard simply by clicking on the star on the right side of the search box. Then, if necessary, enter a project name, select a project group and click "Continue".
See more in the video.
General: New

Adding a domain to your project list in just 2 clicks

Search Analysis: New

New report Title generation

The tool in the Content Analysis section generates text for the Title meta tag based on the provided text using artificial intelligence. The tool allows you to automate manual work while generating text for meta tags that clearly conveys the essence of the page content.
See more in the video.

List of Serpstat integrations, API v4 export method, recent queries in the search bar, new reports indicator on the profile icon

2022.05.04
Tools: New

Quick access to the Serpstat integrations

For quicker access, we added the available integrations to the tools list: Browser extension, Serpstat in Google spreadsheets, Serpstat in Google Data Studio and Serpstat for R.
Watch more in the video.

API v4 method for export

The export of search suggestions and questions results, which was previously available in the API v3 method, is now available in the API v4.
Watch more in the video.
API: New
Rank Tracker: Improved

Improved data display in the "Positions History" report

The report displays the positions of a domain correctly when selecting a period of 2 or more dates.

Optimized "Malicious sites" report

"Malicious pages - donors" now display the correct quick links, and "Malicious pages acceptors" now have quick filters fixed.

Improved "Backlinks" report

When switching between "One per page/One per domain" options, the same results might be shown. This behavior has been fixed.

The "Target URL" column is back in the report

We fixed the "Malicious pages - donors" report, where the "Target URL" column was not displayed, and returned it to the report.
Backlink Analysis: Improved

Optimized partial row report export

When you perform a partial export of the "Malicious sites" report, the lines in the exported file retain their sequence.
Blank reports now display a few of your most recent queries below the search bar for easier navigation to a recent report.
Watch more in the video.
If you have any reports with the status "New", a green indicator will now appear on the profile icon, and you can go to the list of Latest reports via the drop-down list of the profile.
Watch more in the video.

Latest reports moved to the profile drop-down list

General: New

Recent queries in the search bar

Common keyword analysis with a Cyrillic domain competitor

Common keywords of the analyzed and competitive domains in the "Competitors" report, column "Common keywords", are now displayed without issues.
Search Analysis: Improved

Language data in Keyword Trends

When selecting Ireland, some data in the "Language" column may not have been displayed. This has been corrected.

URL indexing inspection, more API methods and filters, keywords transfer between modules

2022.04.22
Tools: New

New report URL indexing inspection

The URL indexing inspection tool allows you to check individual pages on your websites and determine if there are any indexing issues. Such as, the ability to indexation, showing in search results, optimization for mobile devices, whether the page is canonical, and more.
These are new filters for the Domains' unique keywords method:

- right_spelling (true/false)
- misspelled (true/false)
- queries (from/to)
- cost (from/to)
- concurrency (from/to)
- difficulty (from/to)
- region_queries_count (from/to)
- region_queries_count_wide (from/to)
- keyword_length (from/to)
- traff (from/to)
- position (from/to)
- keywords [«red», «iphone»]
- minus_keywords [«blackberry», «nokia»]
1. Keyword selection export method

You can now use the API to export results from the Keyword election report in the .csv format.

2. Organic keywords export method

Now you can also export the results of the report "Organic keywords" for a domain in the .csv format.

New API v4 methods

API: New

Filters for common and unique keywords research

Event history and progress bar of the project updating status

Data collection is now easier to track with the added percentage progress bar and event history at the top of the project.
Keyword Batch Analysis: New

Expected URL and URL in SERP analysis

Columns with URL in SERP and expected URLs have been added to the Project Overview report for easy tracking of their differences and to get a complete picture of the project. These columns can be hidden if preferred.
Rank Tracker: New

Filters in Keyword Trends

In the Keyword Trends report, the indicators in the "City", "Date" and "Language" columns are now clickable and work as filters. Also, a multiselection of cities is available.
Search Analysis: New
Site Audit: Improved

Creating a project via quick links

The process has been optimized, in which the scanning and the name of the project were not displayed, when creating a project through quick links.

Editing project names on the dashboard

Now, editing project names on the dashboard works correctly.
General: Improved

Project names on dashboard

Regardless of the page scale, project names on the dashboard will be displayed even when the view mode is minimized with the hamburger icon.

Cyrillic domain data mismatch

Data from Domain Batch Analysis for Cyrillic domains now matches the data in the Overview report of the Search Analysis module.

Navigation between reports is optimized

Now, when you go from the Keyword Research module, Top pages report, to the URL Analysis module, Keywords report, the filter containing the condition "contains" is applied without errors.
Search Analysis: Improved

Keywords transferring to Keyword Batch Analysis

Now, after transferring keywords from the Search Analysis reports to Keyword Batch Analysis, the report in which the keywords for the transfer were selected will display.

Long tags

When you hover your cursor over the tags, a tooltip showing the full name of a long tag appears, which improves the ease of working with tags.

Adding keywords with "."

Now you can add keywords containing a period to the Rank Tracker.
Rank Tracker: Improved

Working with selected tags

A procedure was corrected when selecting keywords with tags "all but" and further deleting/assigning URLs/manually updating positions, the action was applied to all keywords in the project, not only to the selected ones.

Keyword trends, new methods and filters in API v4, new payment system

2022.03.23

Filtering by URL

When running queries, the URL filter works properly.
Search Analysis: Improved

Multiuser work in Keyword trends

Team members now work without a 10 lines limit in Keyword trends, and the maximum number is 60K rows with results.

Cyrillic domains analysis improved

Incorrect data could be displayed for Cyrillic domains.
Domain Batch Analysis: Improved

Stabilized operation of projects

Now Domain batch analysis projects do not freeze when working with them.
Site Audit: Improved

Optimized launch of projects for domains with www

Sometimes an error would pop up on the page when auditing sites with a www. Now such websites are scanned correctly.
Backlink Analysis: Improved

Displaying data on Dashboard

We have structured the data displayed on the dashboard: now the information is grouped by importance from left to right. More info in the video.

Payment via Google Pay and Apple Pay

It is now possible to use Google Pay and Apple Pay e-wallets to pay your bill. Watch more in the video.
Payment: New

Creation of folders and groups

Create manually folders and divide keywords into groups in your project in Keyword batch analysis. Credits will not be spent for the distribution of keywords into groups. Details are in the video.
Keyword Batch Analysis: New
Search Analysis: New

New report Keyword trends

The unique "Keyword trends" report helps determine the most popular real-time queries for the selected country and city, and use them to create a content plan to increase traffic. How to use the report is in detail here. Watch more in the video.
1. Method .getDistributionTLD for receiving data on top-level domain map.

2. .getTopAnchors for receiving data on TOP anchor backlinks by popularity.

3. .getDistributionSDR for receiving data on SDR distribution graph.Details are in the video.

4. The main API method for summary info from the Backlink analysis module has been changed: method .getSummaryV.2 will be a substitute for the main method and we'll stop supporting the current .getSummary method. The new method includes more link types, has no outdated parameters, and parameters names updated so that received data is more clear.
Details are in the video.
Since we discontinue supporting API v.3 (about this in the video), new filters for API v4 methods were added:

1. New filters in Domains intersection:
- right_spelling
- misspelled
- queries
- cost
- concurrency
- difficulty
- region_queries_count
- region_queries_count_wide
- keyword_length
- traff
- position
- keywords
- minus_keywords

2. New filters in Domain competitors:
- visible
- traff
- minus_domains
- exluded_competitors
- keywords
- relevance

3. New filters in Domain top URLs:
- url_prefix
- url_contain
- url_not_contain
- url
- minus_url
- pm_url

New filters in API v4 methods

API: New

New API methods in Backlink analysis

Acceleration of the SDR chart, new API filters, optimization of data storage in Audit

2022.03.09

Deleting audits detailed data

In audit projects, we no longer store detailed audit data, except for error priority and SDO indicators. This data will be stored for a limited number of months, from 3 to 60 months, depending on the pricing plan. The exact date is indicated in the user profile. After the expiration of this period, the data will be deleted. This will speed up the receipt of the information on relevant audits for all users. Get more info in the video.

Adding keywords with linked URL

When re-adding keywords with a target URL in the project settings, this URL was not saved and crashed after a page refresh.
Rank Tracker: Improved

Projects' data update

There were isolated cases when the user sent the project data for updating, but the process hung and did not end.

Google my business crawling

When requesting local search results for the US Texas, the result was displayed in Russian. The language now matches the selected region.
General: Improved

Filtering in My projects

On the My projects page, the applied filter did not work when switching to other pagination pages.
Search Analysis: Improved

Quick transition to service reports

In the Keywords report, a quick transition to other reports did not always work.

Customizing the display of reports

In the Backlinks report, columns were incorrectly dragged to display in the report if they crossed the page border.
Backlink Analysis: Improved

Malicious sites information update

In February there was a delay in updating the data. The team found the cause and returned a timely update in the Malicious sites report, i.e. every 24 hours.
1. New filters in Domain's ads:
- position (from/to/equal)
- queries (from/to/equal)
- cost (from/to/equal)
- concurrency (from/to/equal)
- right_spelling (true/false)
- url
- minus_url
- pm_url
- difficulty (from/to/equal)
- region_queries_count (from/to/equal)
- region_queries_count_wide (from/to/equal)

2. New filters in List of domain URLs:
- url
- minus_url
- url_contains

3. New filters in Domain history:
- keyword
- minus_keywords
- right_spelling

4. New filters in Domain summary:
- visible (from/to/equal)
- traff (from/to/equal)

5. New filters in Keyword competitors:
- domain
- minus_domain
- visible (from/to/equal)
- traff (from/to/equal)
- relevance (from/to/equal)
- our_relevance (from/to/equal)

6. New filters in Keyword top:
- top_size
- position (from/to/equal)
- url
- domain
- minus_domain
- subdomain

7. New filters in Competitor's keywords missing on the specified page:
- region_queries_count (from/to/equal)
- region_queries_count_wide (from/to/equal)
- cost (from/to/equal)
- keyword
- minus_keywords
- concurrency (from/to/equal)
- weight (from/to/equal)

8. New filters in URL lists competing with the page
- domain
- url
- cnt (from/to/equal)

New filters in API v4 methods

API: New
Backlink Analysis: New

SDR chart speeding

Now on the updated and accelerated links dashboard, the SDR distribution schedule has earned an order of magnitude faster and is available for any domains. The data in it has become even more accurate. More in the video.
Site Audit: New
Keyword Batch Analysis: Improved

Domains list view

Sometimes, when switching to the Keyword batch analysis report, the list of projects was not loaded and an error was displayed. Now the error has been fixed.

Speedup in Backlink analysis, new API filters and parameters, People also ask in SERP crawling

2022.03.01
Keyword Clustering: New

WebMoney disabling

Now it is impossible to make a payment via WebMoney in the shopping cart.
If the WebMoney recurrence is enabled, the funds will be debited until the client disables it. That is, nothing will interfere with your work, and you will remain with the pricing plan. Referral payments via WebMoney are no longer available.
All users received a mailing list with a notification on 02/14.
General: New

New special element "People also ask" in SERP crawling

In the SERP crawling results, results from the "People also ask" block on Google are now available, which allows you to see additional information on request. Within the issuance, where there is such a special element, you can receive data with an additional block in which there will be a list of questions.
1. New filters in Keyword ads:
- keyword
- keyword_length (from/to/equal)
- domain (contains)
- minus_domain
- region_queries_count (from/to/equal)
- region_queries_count_wide (from/to/equal)
- subdomain
- url (contains)
- position (from/to/equal)
- cost (from/to/equal)
- concurrency (from/to/equal)
- types (equal)
- difficulty (from/to/equal)

2. New filters in Related keywords:
- weight (from/to/equal)
- right_spelling (true/false)
- region_queries_count (from/to/equal)
- region_queries_count_wide (from/to/equal)
- keyword
- minus_keywords
- cost (from/to/equal)
- concurrency (from/to/equal)
- difficulty (from/to/equal)

3. New filters in Keyword's search suggestions:
- keyword
- minus_keywords
- right_spelling

4. New filters in Keyword info:
- keyword
- minus_keywords
- cost (from/to/equal)
- concurrency (from/to/equal)
- found_results (from/to/equal)
- region_queries_count (from/to/equal)
- region_queries_count_wide (from/to/equal)
- right_spelling

5. New filters in Keywords selection:
- cost (from/to/equal)
- right_spelling
- keyword
- minus_keywords
- region_queries_count (from/to/equal)
- keyword_length (from/to/equal)
- difficulty (from/to/equal)
- concurrency (from/to/equal)

6. New filters in URL keywords:
- cost (from/to/equal)
- keyword (from/to/equal)
- position (from/to/equal)
- concurrency (from/to/equal)
- keyword_length (from/to/equal)
- url
- url_contains
- difficulty (from/to/equal)
- traff (from/to/equal)
- right_spelling (true/false)
- region_queries_count
- region_queries_count_wide (from/to/equal)

7. New filters in Top domain keywords:
- position (from/to/equal)
- queries (from/to/equal)
- cost (from/to/equal)
- concurrency (from/to/equal)
- url / pm_url
- keywords
- minus_keywords

Details are in the video.

New filters in API v4 methods

Now in the method Top domain keywords of the search engine there is filtering by the main domain or a domain with subdomains. As well as the ability to get data on the keywords of a subdomain + the main domain, or on one of them separately.

Filtering and a new parameter in the API Top domain keywords

API: New
The user profile now shows SERP crawling statistics: how much money is in the account and the cost of updates.

SERP crawling statistics

Backlink Analysis: New

New aggregates: analysis of large domains, collection of data on the dashboard in 1 second, accurate data

The team added new aggregates to the dashboard of the backlink module. This allows you to get data for large domains like samsung.com, amazon.com on the dashboard.
The analysis speed takes 1 second! This is true for domains of any size.
And indicators for domains on the dashboard have become much more accurate: a difference with detailed reports of up to 10% is possible.

Improved work concerns the dashboard of the Summary report, Domain batch analysis, Custom reports and API (getSummary method).

Analysis of domains with www

Live domains like www.ru or www.by were truncated to ru/by and no data was collected. Now such domains remain with www, and we remove www from other domains.

Support chat

Chat with support on the main page in the "Where to start?" section did not open.
General: Improved

Credits additional buying

The window with credits buying did not open when pressing any of the buttons for repurchasing credits in the user profile.
Backlink Аnalysis: Improved

Malicious sites information update

In February there was a delay in updating the data. The team found the cause and returned a timely update in the Malicious sites report, i.e. every 24 hours.
Domain Batch Analysis: Improved

Optimized project update

Fixed a bug when updating a project through the project settings did not add data.

New logic for creating a cluster when transferring keywords

Now the process of creating a cluster occurs in 2 steps. First you create a cluster, and then transfer keywords to it.
Search Analysis: New

Sending cyrillic domains to IndexNow

When submitting cyrillic domains to IndexNow, the tool converts domain names to punycode format.

Ability to share custom reports, improved usability in the Rank Tracker, and a new SERP feature for SERP Crawling service

2022.02.15
Custom Reports: New

Ability to share a custom report even with an unregistered user

Now, viewing Custom Reports is available to all users. Using this functionality, you can generate a convenient report on your taste, save it, and send the link to any user. This feature will appeal to SEO companies that provide reporting for clients. Details are in the video.
API: New
In the SERP Crawling service, results from the "People also ask" block on Google features are now available, which allows you to see additional request information. Details are in the video. Within the result page, where there is such a SERP feature, you can receive data with an extra block in which there will be a list of questions.

Brand-new feature "People also ask" in SERP Crawling

General: Improved

New opportunities for projects' mailing schedule in Rank Tracker

You can immediately get to the mailing list settings for definite modules from the My projects section and check if the mailing list is active. The icon with the envelope will be green; if mailing is enabled for one of the projects, you do not need to go to the project settings to check it. Inside the settings, by clicking on the button with the envelope, it is possible to understand for which module the mailing is active and for which — not, due to the switches highlighted in green (video).

The main improvements relate to Rank tracker. Now you can set specific dates or days of the week (check this video), rather than the frequency of mailings, and you can also select up to 5 regions simultaneously and receive information in one letter.
Rank Tracker: Improved

Smooth scrolling of SERPs and more obvious sorting in all reports

Previously, in all Rank tracker reports, when sorting the "Positions" column in ascending order, the data went from 1 to 100, although logically, the position should increase from 100 to 1. Now we have changed the sorting direction on all reports. Details are in the video.
In the SERP history, the loading of the report has been optimized, and the scrolling has become smoother (video fragment).

Malicious links from the Bundestag Security Institute, improved Competitors report, and in-depth analysis of local search results

2022.02.01
Backlink Analysis: Improved

Malicious sites from the German Institute of Information Security

We have increased the base of malicious sites by collaborating with BSI, an information security institute that monitors sites that have been involved in violations of the law. Since such websites were created for fraud, you can check if you have such outbound links in the Malicious sites report.
Search Analysis: Improved

Ability to exclude irrelevant competitors from the list

Our algorithm shows many social networks, aggregators, and marketplaces in the Competitors report. We check the semantic proximity by a domain or a keyword. As a result, these competitors are ranked by a vast number of keywords and often cover the semantics of the analyzed domain.

It is possible to create your custom competitor template in the report, but now there is an option that completely excludes irrelevant competitors from the report. So now you can save the setting, add all unrelated domains, and continue working with this template.
API: New

Local pack in SERP Crawling

In the SERP Crawling response, you can see a new SERP feature, Local pack, for Google search results. The results are only available for this crawling service. You can read more about promotion in local search in the article. More in the video.
General: Improved
You can bulk download files on the Latest Reports page via checkboxes, regardless of browser blocked pop-ups. Previously, this factor on the user's side could impact our functionality, but this issue has been fixed now.

Ability to bulk and effortlessly export reports

New features for a quick request for additional credits and projects transfer in the Rank tracker, White Label updates, and SERP history in PPC

2022.01.18
General: Improved

It became easier to create a request for additional credits

A button for purchasing credits appeared in the sidebar, which opens a chat with the Support Service and ready-made request "I want to buy additional credits." Further, you only need to clarify which modules will be assigned credits for your manager.

Branded charts in White Label

As part of the White label and branded reports, company logos on charts appeared in the interface and exported files. Enterprise customers' reports will only depict the company logo. Users with Standard and Advanced pricing plans imply two stamps: the company and Serpstat.
While importing your logo, it is possible to crop it.

SERP history by contextual ads

We've made a separate tab for users who only track PPC regions. And now, access is open to show advertisements and cached results pages. Previously, you had to add organic regions and spend twice more credits to solve this task.

Transferring historical positions from other SEO tools

Transferring historical positions from other SEO tools
When setting up a new project or swapping to the Project Overview report, you can see a message about the possibility of transferring projects to the Serpstat Rank Tracker module. A chat opens with a ready request when you click on the "I want to transfer projects" button. Further, the support specialist will conduct additional assistance. This message can be closed and will not appear again.
Rank Tracker: Improved
General: New

Groups for projects shared by users

Previously, if projects were shared with a specific user, adding them to the project group was impossible. Now such projects can be added to one of your groups.
Domain Batch Analysis: Improved

Accelerated accumulation of domain backlink data

Now, Domain batch analysis works noticeably faster, and our developers have accelerated the acquisition of data from the backlink index, all metrics collected from Backlink analysis.