Lists in the SISTRIX Toolbox help you to group, manage and analyse sets of domains or keywords. Lists created by any account profile are always available to all other profiles in an account. This will help with collaboration on regular tasks and projects. Video walk-through below.
How to Create a List
You can add keywords and domains to lists from almost all areas of the Toolbox. All keyword tables in the Toolbox have a small checkbox on the left. Tick one or more keywords (or all of them) to add it to a list with one simple click.
This will open a menu where you can create a new list for the keyword or select a list you’ve already created. The name of a new list will be automatically suggested by the Toolbox, to help you fasten this process even more.
You’ll find the list in the “Lists” section, reachable from the menu at the top right corner of the screen.
If you are already in the list section, you can click on the green button “Create new list“. Choose a name for the list to reach the overview page.
Now you can click on “Add keywords” and type or paste the keywords in the input field on the right to add them automatically to a list.
Keyword research using the Keyword Discovery tool offers the option to include either the entire set of results, individual keyword groups, or individual keywords in lists.
How Do Lists Work?
The list overview page is made up of different elements.
In the white bar, located between the Toolbox navigation menu and the filters, you’ll find general settings for the whole page, in particular:
- Update SERPs: Click this button to update the SERP data of the list. In the background, we access stored SERP data and add required information such as organic hits and SERP features to your list. For larger lists, we show the progress in percent at the top of the bar.
- Export: export the list as a CSV file. Read more about exports and credits here.
- Shortlink: share the page with other Toolbox users.
Here you’ll find the keywords that form the list, and the related data for these keywords. Click on a column head to sort via that column, or add a filter for that column using the “Filter Now” features.
- Search Volume – Monthly average search volume for the keyword.
- Keyword – Filter by text in (or not in) the keyword
- Country – Filter for a single country.
You may also use the Add Keywords button to add keywords from specific countries to the list. You can also transfer your keyword lists directly into an Optimizer project: simply select the keywords in the list and click on the button “Transfer selected keywords to Optimizer”.
Once the SERP data has been updated, you can click on “Competitors” in the navigation to analyse the competitive environment for your keyword list.
Here you will find a sorted list of all domains that are organically ranking for the given keyword list.
This evaluation helps you to identify the successful pages for your keyword cluster. While heavyweights such as Wikipedia.org have the most visibility on Google over all searches, in many niches it looks completely different.
The Market Share column contains two values. The first figure indicates how visible the domain is for this keyword set. (Per mille.) The second, blue bar, shows how strong the domain is compared to the strongest domain in the list (in %).
The keywords columns show how many rankings each URL has for the list in the Top 10 and Top 100 for the keyword list. This figure can be larger than the total if there are multiple URLs ranking from a domain for a single keyword.
With this feature you can forecast the organic traffic of the keywords in your list. Thanks to different types of forecasting methods, you’ll be able to predict the potential organic traffic for an average month.
The different forecasting methods are:
- Static ranking: after setting an absolute position for the keywords in your list, we’ll show you the potential monthly traffic and the CTR for each keyword. (Position 1-20).
- Dynamic ranking: this method is similar to the previous one, but you can view the rankings based on the competition level for the keywords. This means that, for those keywords with a high competition level, rankings may be lower. To use this method, set a percentage between 0 and 100%.
- Domain based: enter a domain to see its existing rankings. If there’s no available ranking for one or more keywords, we’ll show an estimate based on the average of all rankings.
This box shows you the estimated number of monthly search queries for this keyword on Google for the chosen Country. The Toolbox shows the average monthly traffic (over 12 months) in order to exclude any seasonal influence.
Just below the search volume you’ll see the number of organic clicks forecasted for this keyword.
These two values depend on the chosen forecast method.
Here we show you the estimated monthly trend data from January until December. This allows you to quickly find out whether there are strong trends in specific parts of the year or whether the demand stays relatively constant.
Hover the mouse over the bars to see the specific search volume values.
Here you’ll find the keywords that form the list, and the related data which are forecasted for these keywords, according to the chosen forecast method.
- Position: Estimated position for that keyword. If you set a domain based method, the actual rankings of the domain will be ticked in green.
- Search volume: Estimated number of monthly search queries for this keyword on Google for the chosen country. The Toolbox shows the average monthly traffic (over 12 months) in order to exclude any seasonal influence.
- Competition: This indicator shows the estimated level of competition for the keyword in the organic Google Index: 0 (low) until 100 (extremely high). The higher this level, the bigger the effort needed to organically rank for the keyword.
- Clicks: Estimated number of organic clicks per month for the keyword.
The four boxes show an overview of the evaluated search intentions of the keywords in the list.
- Know: A user with a know query would like to know more about a specific topic.
- Know Simple: Queries which give a very specific answer, like a fact, diagram, etc. and can be displayed in a relatively small amount of space the size of a mobile phone screen.
- Visit: This is about searchers who are, mostly, looking for a local business on their smartphone.
- Website: The website queries are search requests in which the user would like to go to a specific website or page on that website.
- Do: The user intention “Do” is about the searcher wanting to do something. Frequently it’s to buy something but sometimes it’s a download, install or other active process.
In the table below this you’ll find all the ranking keywords of the list along with an estimation of their individual search intent.
The four main search intentions, Know, Visit, Website and Do, along with the SEO-relevant sub-search intention Know Simple, are rated for each keyword on a scale from 0 to 100. Since some keywords cover more than one search intent, there is no interdependence – so a keyword can receive high values for both Do and Know.
You can also use the Quick filters to find the keywords with a specific search intent, or click on the green button “Filter now” to select one of the different filter options available.
On this page you’ll find an overview of the SERP features that relate to this keyword list. The nature and frequency of these SERP features is the correct staring point for deciding what kind of content you need to create for a good ranking.
The different SERP features are ordered according to how often they appear in the SERPs for the keyword list. We also show you the most popular domains that appear for each SERP feature which allows you to research potential ‘best-case’ domains for that SERP feature.
This feature will show you Google queries which contain not only the start keyword, but also typical question words (W-questions, like where, when, what, etc.). This will help you to easily understand the intent behind the keywords. For the start keyword “home improvement store” the Toolbox will show, for example, “what is the largest home improvement store“.
This feature automatically creates a keyword cluster, grouping the keywords from the list using different methods.
The clusters are marked by different colours, so that they can be easily identified.
Even if the clusters are created automatically, they can be ordered according to the number of keywords or to the search volume.
Hover the mouse over a cluster to see interesting details about its keywords, like the number of keywords, the number of monthly searches, the device distribution and the traffic development.
Finally, click on a cluster to see its keywords in detail and to open them directly in the list table.
Rename your list or delete it.
Your list can also be integrated in a Content Assistant project and become the starting point for a content creation project.
To know more about this feature, please read the following article: Content Assistant, For Perfectly Optimised Posts.
Aside from keywords you can also organise domains or URLs in lists. This is a useful feature to monitor your Top-20 URLs or to create a list of sector domains.
You’ll get more information about this topic in our tutorial: Toolbox List Features, Ideas and Examples.