Here are all the metrics used in the dashboard:
Page Authority is a score that predicts how well a specific page will rank on search engine result pages (SERP). Data source: MOZ (updated every 2 weeks)
Domain Authority measures the strength of entire domains or subdomains. Data source: MOZ (updated every 2 weeks)
URL Rating measures the strength of a target URL's backlink profile and the likelihood that the URL will rank high in Google (updated every 3 weeks)
Domain Rating shows the strength of a given website's overall backlink profile (updated every 3 weeks)
Citation Flow measures the link equity or 'power' the website or link carries. Data source: Majestic (updated every 2 weeks)
Trust Flow measures the quality of the link. Data source: Majestic (updated every 2 weeks)
The adjusted average position for all the keywords in the list.
General and calculated search engine visibility metrics.
Click potential tells you an estimated number of clicks you should be expecting based on your current rankings and search volume for the chosen keywords.
The current distribution of all keywords in Top 3, Top 10, and Top 100.
Count of keywords whose rank improved and count of keywords that dropped.
Sum of sessions in the selected time period. Change is calculated by comparing sessions from the previous period.
The number of visits to your page, the number of actual visitors (having at least one session in the given period), and bounces (how many times users enter and exit your site from the same page)
Distribution of users who are coming to your website through advertisements, organic or direct search, or referral links from other websites.
The number of new/returning visitors in a given time period.
The number of active backlinks pointing to your website.
The overview of how many referring domains, IP's and Subnets your backlinks are coming from.
Quality is determined by URL Rating metrics. High quality (UR more than 50), Medium quality (UR between 20 and 50), Low quality (UR between 2 and 20), Suspicious (UR lower than 2).
New / Lost
The number of new backlinks pointing to your website and the number of lost backlinks.
The Keywords Lists
Here you can find all metrics explanation for different columns when setting new views:
Best rank from all tracked rank types
Organic type keyword ranking
Image Carousel Rank
The rank of your place on the image carousel
Local Pack Rank
The rank of your place on the local map listing widget
The previous rank of your keyword
Best rank for a given keyword
Start Rank (Currently available in Reports only)
The rank of the keyword when you first started tracking it
End Rank (Currently available in Reports only)
The last rank for a given keyword
Date when the keyword was added
Time passed since the keyword was updated
The last ranking changed on the keyword with the time from the occurrence
Keyword evolution graph that shows ranking data for the last 10 days
The type of search engine that is used for tracking (Google, Youtube, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, or Google My Business)
Location configured for tracking the keyword (useful for sorting)
Language configured for tracking the keyword (useful for sorting)
Daily / Weekly / Monthly change of the keyword ranking
Weekly change of given keyword
Monthly change of a given keyword
Number of total results on SERP by this keyword
Search Volume (local)
Estimated monthly local searches for this keyword (pulled from Adwords API)
Search Volume (global)
Estimated monthly global searches for this keyword (pulled from Adwords API)
Average Cost per Click (local)
Average local cost per click in USD for this keyword (pulled from Adwords API)
Average Cost per Click (global)
Average global cost per click in USD for this keyword (pulled from Adwords API)
Tracked URL for a specific keyword (useful for setting up Global Views)
The number of daily clicks on your website URLs from a Google Search results page, not including clicks on paid Google Ads search results.
The number of times any URL from your site appeared in search results viewed by a user (daily), not including paid Google Ads search impressions.
Click-through rate, calculated as Clicks / Impressions.
Opportunities where you could rank or are already ranking (Image Carousel, Local Pack, Featured Snippet, Knowledge Panel)
Nightwatch also provides the ability to track different ranking types separately:
Best rank from all tracked ranks.
The organic type of keyword ranking.
Local Rank Pack
The rank of your place on the local map listing widget. Indicated with the Local Pack icon next to the rank.
Image Carousel Rank
Indicated with Image Carousel icon next to the rank.
Indicated with featured snippet icon next to the rank.
Indicated with a knowledge panel icon next to the rank.
When you configure competitors for a specific URL, you should be able to display competitor ranking data.
Competitor's best rank from all tracked rank types
Competitor's organic type keyword ranking
Image Carousel Rank
Competitor's rank on the image carousel
Local Pack Rank
Competitor's rank on the local map listing widget
Competitor's last change of ranking
Competitor's daily/weekly/monthly change of the keyword ranking
How is the average position calculated?
Average rank or adjusted average rank is a sum of all rankings divided by the number of keywords you’re tracking for a particular URL or website. For a better representation and comparison, we use a maximum search depth ranking (100 in most cases) for the keywords that are not ranking anywhere in the searched results.
How is search volume defined?
Search volume is defined as average monthly searches for a particular keyword on Google. One is global search volume (the total number of all searches globally) and local, based on the keyword location you're tracking.
How is click potential calculated?
A certain keyword's click potential is calculated by the number of local searches for this keyword (local search volume) multiplied by an average CTR for that keyword ranking on Google. It is a good indicator of how many clicks you should be getting when ranking on the first page of SERP.
How is the search visibility index calculated?
Search visibility index is a metric representing the percentage (values between 0 and 100) of potential conversion traffic a given keyword (or set of keywords) has based on their ranking. Rank #1 is considered 100%, the rest of the ranks ratios being proportional to their average CTR values.
CTR rates that we use for calculating click potential and search visibility (as of Dec 14th, 2018):
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