Target URL (assign and track)

Relevant URL is a website page that a search engine shows for a particular search query. Based on their algorithms, search engines find a website page that matches a search query in the best way possible. Target URL is a website page that a SEO consultant or a webmaster wants to display in the search results for a particular search query.

You should choose a right page for you SEO campaign and 'push' a search engine to use is as a relevant page if it doesn't.

Important!
We store decoded page URLs. However, search engines can return page URLs in different formats.

For example, both lines: http://site.com?array%5B0%5D=1 and site.com?array[0]=1 will be stored as site.com?array[0]=1.

It's highly recommended that both URL variants open the same page. Search engines can consider both URLs as the same webpage.

Page duplicates in search

Assigning a target URL

To start tracking target URLs, assign a target URL for a keyword or a keyword group. You can assign a target URL on the Ranks page or on the Keywords page.

Once you assign target URLs, Rank Tracker tool will start tracking them to see if they match a relevant URL and alert if they change.

Target URLs
An    icon indicates that a target URL matches a relevant URL. If a target URL doesn't match a relevant URL (or doesn't match it anymore for any reasons), an    icon will change to  .

Ranks page

To assign a target URL, complete as follows:

  1. Create a project or pick one from the list.
  2. Move to the Ranks page.
  3. Pick a keyword group.
  4. Press .
  5. Enter a target URL.
  6. Press to assign a target URL URL.
Preparing to assign a target URL Assigning a target URL Target URLs assigned

Keywords

To assign a target URL, complete as follows:

  1. Create a project or pick one from the list.
  2. Move to the Keywords page (Default mode).
  3. Select and tick* one or several keywords.
  4. On the pop-up panel in the bottom of the page select Assign a target URLу.
  5. Enter a URL.
  6. Press OK.

*Press and hold a CTRL (Windows) or a CMD (Mac OS) key, and click one or several keywords.

Target URLs Keywords Default mode
To assign a target URL, complete as follows:

  1. Create a project or pick one from the list.
  2. Move to the Keywords page (Advanced mode).
  3. Select and tick one or several keywords.
  4. Press    on the pop-up toolbar.
  5. Enter a URL.
  6. Press to assign a target URL.

Target URLs Keywords Advanced mode

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