Welcome! The SISTRIX Toolbox is the most widely used tool of SEO experts. In order to get you started with using this professional tool with ease, we have put together this quick guide. In just a few minutes, this guide offers an overview of the key features and options and assists you with the first steps using the toolbox.
The Toolbox search, in the top right corner of the Toolbox, is the starting point for your analysis: just type in the page you would like to evaluate and off you go. In front of the search box you can determine which country-index should be used. The SISTRIX Toolbox provides data for over 100 million domains.
The search function supports multiple different input methods: if you type in a domain (“sistrix.com”), we will evaluate the entire domain for you. If you enter a subdomain/host (“www.sistrix.com”) then the analysis refers only to this subdomain. If you enter a directory/path (“http://www.sistrix.com/blog/”), we analyze this single directory. The entry of a specific URL (“http://www.sistrix.com/blog/page.html”) is possible as well.
Another tip: if you want to compare domains, you can type them into the search bar, separated by a comma and you will immediately receive an overview of the most important performance indicators for these domains. For example: “volkswagen.de,audi.de,bmw.de”.
The most important data: the domain overview
If you search for a domain using the Toolbox search you will end up in the domain overview. There you will receive all the important Key Performance Indicators for this domain (or host, path, URL) at a glance. Here, you can see the domain overview for apple.com:
On the left side you have the domain navigation: it displays all the available evaluation methods. Your selected analysis is highlighted in blue – so you always know where you are currently browsing. On the right side, in the content section, you will find all the important figures to get a quick overview of the online marketing activities and the development of this domain: the SISTRIX Visibility Index shows you how well this domain is represented on Google. The link and social media numbers show you whether the contents are being shared and distributed. In the last box you can see interesting search terms for which this domain is currently ranked.
Most content-boxes in the Toolbox have an online help that refers to the data and evaluations in this box. To access this help, just click on the question mark icon in the top right corner of the box. Here we will explain what data is displayed and analyzed, what time-period the evaluations refer to and how often the data is updated. In many cases you can also find additional links to go deeper into the topic of the box.
Toolbox profile & account settings
In order to standardize the use of the Toolbox account within a company we created toolbox profiles. This allows each user to select their own profile after login, being able to work with their own history and settings. Up to six free profiles can be created per Toolbox account. To create a new profile, please click “create new profile” on the profile selection page, after your login.
In the account settings you can set up your Toolbox to suit your personal preferences: language, time zone, formatting and other options can be adjusted to your liking. This is also where the password for the entire account can be changed.
How to proceed? Your next steps
You have just glimpsed a small part of the functions of our SISTRIX Toolbox. To go even further into exploring the possibilities that the Toolbox has to offer, we recommend our Toolbox Tutorials, where we show specific use-cases for the Toolbox. We gathered our most frequently asked questions and answers in the FAQ. If you want to integrate the Toolbox data into your own processes, then the API might be of interest to you. Finally, if you have any questions and suggestions, our Support is standing by – simply get in touch!