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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...
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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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Learn how to use Places Scout's powerful rank tracking capabilities with this tutorial video.
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 ...
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