If you face any issues upon checking the Number of Searches, or the results seem wrong, please look through the most common cases below:
In any paid version of Rank Tracker, by default, SEO/PPC Data is being checked through our dedicated Keyword Index with no necessity to connect an account. In the Free version though, you'll have to connect your personal Google Ads account to harvest the data from it.
If you're still seeing a prompt to connect an account, or the check fails, let us have a look at your project.
If you're a Free user or, for any reason, prefer using your account rather than our Keyword Index, there are a few things to do and to take into account to connect your personal account to the project successfully:
To connect your account successfully, follow the steps below:
Make sure to save Preferences and the project file itself. Try checking SEO/PPC Data in your project anew.
This can be the case if you're using your personal Google Ads account. For free/low-spending accounts, Keyword Planner returns Search Volume ranges (e.g.: "100-1K") instead of the exact numbers.
In Rank Tracker, you can get exact data using our private formula that takes Forecast data into account to normalize the ranges.
Go to Preferences > SEO/PPC Data and make sure to enable the Forecast method there:
The Number of Searches in Rank Tracker is taken from the Search Volume and Forecasts section in Keyword Planner.
You may see 0s for the Number of Searches when you're using our SEO PowerSuite Keyword Index / personal Google Ads + Forecast, and:
You may see N\A for the Number of Searches when you're using your personal Google Ads account with the Forecast disabled, and:
You'll see N/A using any data source if the keyword cannot get validated by Keyword Planner due to formatting issues or unsupported characters:
If that's the case, make sure that:
Rank Tracker calculates the Number of Searches based on Google's data (no controversial third-party sources), using the Avg Monthly Searches (within the last 12-month period), Impressions, and some other Forecast metrics which provide tendency predictions and take seasonality into account. Rank Tracker is using a private normalization formula to put the data together and come up with the exact numbers.
If none of the above helps, let us have a look at your project.