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OVERVIEW Places Scout saves ranking and reputation report data to files that are stored locally on the computer that Places Scout is installed on. As we all know, sometimes computers crash or you get a virus, and all data on the hard drive is lost. To ensure that important ranking and reput...
ABOUT GOOGLE'S NEW CAROUSEL SEARCH FEATURE Google recently launched a new feature called the KNOWLEDGE GRAPH CAROUSEL. Now, when you search Google for restaurants, hotels or other local places on your desktop, you'll see an interactive "Carousel" of local results at the top of the page above t...
Several users have reported an issue where they cannot copy and paste the license code into the license code text box when trying to activate Places Scout. We have narrowed this issue down to the anti-virus software WebRootKit that for some reason interferes with copying and pasting the licens...
This article will cover how to speed up the data gathering process in Places Scout, as many users have expressed concerns about the speed at which Places Scout gathers data. BACKGROUND - HOW PLACES SCOUT GATHERS DATA Places Scout gathers data in a human-like fashion, using a real browser with ran...
NOTE: If you are having issues where the browser and/or Places Scout freezes or locks up while gathering data, please follow the instructions in this article to fix the issue: Using Firefox Portable Version 22 to Gather Data with Places Scout [1] NOTE: If you go through this article and still ...
Places Scout's citation finder algorithm has undergone some powerful new changes in update version 2.2.3. The biggest change to the Citation Finder in this update is that Places Scout now performs citation verification on each potential citation source found by verifying that it is actually a tru...
For some users, newer versions of Firefox (25+) are causing an issue where the browser freezes and causes Places Scout to lock up when gathering data. A new feature has been added to Places Scout Version 2.7.2 that allows you to use an older version of Firefox that is more stable than the newer v...
Yes, Places Scout will gather Facebook Fan Page metrics for each business and provides a link to the business' Facebook fan page, whether or not it has been claimed by the owner, the number of likes, the number of people talking about the business, and the number of checkins for the fanpage.
Yes, Places Scout will provide accurate data for international countries outside the US and we now support 50+ countries (click here for a listed of offically supported countries [1]). Places Scout will also use your country's respective Google server when gathering data. DATA AVAILABILITY OUT...
Although the rank tracker was designed to track rankings for keywords with a geo-modifier, it is possible to use it as an organic rank tracker for raw keywords without locations. To do this, enter your raw keywords in the keywords box. For the 'Enter locations' box, leave it blank. For the 'Enter ...
Learn how to use Places Scout's Citation Finder with this tutorial video.
Learn how to use the Create Client Reports section of Places Scout with this video.
Unfortuantely, there is not a trial version of Places Scout available. We do offer a 14-day 100% Money Back Guarantee, so if for whatever reason you are unhappy with your purchase, simply open a support ticket within 14 days of purchase to request your refund. NOTE: Please allow us 2-3 busi...
Yes, ee do offer a 14-day 100% Money Back Guarantee, so if for whatever reason you are unhappy with your purchase, simply open a support ticket within 14 days of purchase to request your refund. NOTE: Please allow us 2-3 business days to process your refund request.
Yes, the results are gathered in real time, and they are as recent as a live search which is what the software does
Yes, you can schedule both Ranking and Reputation Reports to run on a periodic basis. To schedule a report to run on a periodic basis, simply edit the report, and click on the 'Report Settings / Report Scheduling' tab in the edit report window. In this section, you can configure a report to run on a...
Yes, Places Scout does provide the full business address for each result. Additionally, you can also choose to gather business owner name data for each result so that you can better target your mailings to the owner of the business.
Yes, Places Scout supports gathering data for 50+ countries, and will use that country's respective Google server when gathering data. THE FOLLOWING IS THE OFFICAL LIST OF SUPPORTED COUNTRIES IN PLACES SCOUT: * United States (google.com) * United Kingdom (www.google.co.uk) * Australia ...
Learn how to use the Find Local Clients section of Places Scout with this tutorial video.
Places Scout detects mobile sites by checking for mobile redirects. Basically how it works is that the software will visit the business' website using standard desktop browser HTTP headers (using firefox as the browser), and it will save the final destination URL on that attempt. Then the softwa...
You can install and use the same license key on up to two machines. The license key is hardware locked, so it knows how many machines the key has been activated on, and won't allow activating on more than two machines. But it will remember these machines in case you have to reformat your computer an...
All of the data that Places Scout gathers in the Find Local Clients module is intelligently cached either in-memory or to a file on your hard disk. The only data that is not cached is the Google SERP results because these can change from run to run. Disk Cache Location: C:\Users\[InsertUsername...
NOTE: These instructions may seem a little long, however, once you get the hang of how to do this, it takes literally less than 30 seconds to perform these steps. PERFORM THE FOLLOWING STEPS TO IMPORT ADWORDS TRAFFIC DATA INTO PLACES SCOUT: * Enter Seed Keywords, and Generate Keywords. * C...
There is a feature to bulk import client data and automatically create ranking reports from this data. If you goto the track local rankings section, there is a More button, under there is an option to Bulk Import Client Data. You can bulk import your client data from a CSV file, please see the atta...
Places Scout contains several built in filters to help you easily narrow down and filter the data gathered in the Find Local Clients module. Sometimes the built in filters may not meet all of your filtering requirements - In this case, Places Scout has built in Custom Filtering capabilities th...
When creating a new reputation report, you will need to enter the business' Google+ Local Page ID OR Custom Vanity URL Name as Step 2 in the process of creating a Reputation Report. To locate a business Google+ Local Page ID OR Custom Vanity URL Name, you will need to first locate the Business...
OVERVIEW If you have multiple installations of Places Scout on different computers that reside on the same local network, you can setup Places Scout to share ranking report data and synchronize this data across all desired computers that Places Scout is installed on as long as all of these com...
To transfer Ranking Report data from one computer to another, please follow these steps: * On the computer you want to transfer data out of, Goto the Track Local Rankings section of Places Scout * Beneath the list of ranking reports, Click the 'More' Button * Click the 'Create Report Data...
After purchasing Places Scout, you should automatically receive an email with your license code and a link to download Places Scout. If you didn't receive this email, please check your SPAM folder to see if they email was delivered there. If it isn't there, then send us an email and we will take car...
UPDATE: IF YOU ARE RUNNING INTO THE PROBLEM OUTLINED IN THIS ARTICLE THE FIRST TIME YOU OPEN PLACES SCOUT, I HAVE FIXED THIS PROBLEM. PLEASE UNINSTALL PLACES SCOUT, AND DOWNLOAD THE INSTALLER AGAIN USING THE DOWNLOAD LINK IN YOUR ORDER CONFIRMATION EMAIL. REINSTALL PLACES SCOUT USING THIS UPDATED...
PROBLEM: When selecting a Report and clicking "Update Report Preview", you get an error message stating: _"Error Generating Client HTML Report: Could not find a part of the path 'C:UsersAppDataRoaming...."_ REASON: This is a known bug in Version 2.2.2. The reason this is happening is becaus...
PROBLEM: When trying to install Places Scout, you receive the following error message(s): An error occurred downloading the following resource: https://s3.amazonaws.com/placesscoutupdates/install/vcredist_x86/vcredist_x86.exe OR An error occurred downloading the following resource: ...
PROBLEM: I get the following error message when trying to open Places Scout after updating by clicking on the desktop icon or start menu shortcut: _'The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable'_ Screenshot of error message: REASON: The shortcut to Place...
Yes, we have just launched our affiliate program for the new online version of Places Scout! You can read more information and signup for our new affiliate program here: https://www.placesscout.com/seo-affiliate-program [1] [2] Links: ------ [1] https://www.placesscout.com/seo-affiliate-progr...
Not yet, however, this is coming soon to Places Scout. When I do release this feature, the price for Places Scout is going to go up substantially. All existing customers will get this new feature free of charge, so I recommend you take advantage of the current pricing if you are interested in this u...
Learn how to use the Keyword Generator section of Places Scout with this tutorial video.
Learn how to use Places Scout's powerful rank tracking capabilities with this tutorial video.
Learn how to use Places Scout's Keyword Builder feature in this tutorial video
This video covers the newly added proxy manager feature, and how to properly add and configure proxy servers for use in gathering business owner name data. If you plan to gather business owner name data from Manta.com, please make sure that you watch this video so you understand how to use the ne...
This video covers the newly added proxy manager feature, and how to properly add and configure proxy servers for use in gathering business owner name data. If you plan to gather business owner name data from Manta.com, please make sure that you watch this video so you understand how to use the ne...
Places Scout's Minimum System Requirements are as follows: * Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 or 8 - 32 or 64-Bit * At least 1GB of RAM is recommended * Minimum Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 * .NET 4.0 Framework (automatically installed when running the Places Scout installer) * Micro...
Places Scout's Mass Domain Availability feature can check the following domain extensions: * .COM * .NET * .ORG * .INFO * .MOBI * .BIZ * .CA * .EU
OBSERVATION: In the rank tracker results grid view, you may notice that a keyword is listed more than once in the results, with different rank values for that keyword. REASON: This is actually a new feature implemented in Version 2.2.2 of Places Scout. This new feature allows the rank tracker ...
Places Scout will not work natively on a Mac. However, if you install Parallels (Virtualization & Automation Solutions for Desktops, Servers, Hosting, SaaS [1]) on your Mac, then you can run windows applications such as Places Scout on your Mac. I have several customers who are doing this and Places...
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