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Setting a target for the Forecast

Discover how to configure the set of keywords along with their target rank for the Forecast.

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Written by Bianca Dicu
Updated over a week ago

A Forecast is an estimation of achieving a ranking target within a selected timeframe.

This refers to the set of keywords (keyword groups or custom keywords) selected and for which the estimation that they will reach the targeted rank is made.

When selecting the All keyword groups option, the forecasted metrics will be derived from all ranking keywords in the project that are assigned to at least one static group. The predictive estimations are calculated based on the selected target rank, showing how your website will perform during the chosen timeframe if the keywords included in the Forecast reach or maintain their ranking positions in the selected range.

When having multiple groups selected (static and/or dynamic), the forecasted metrics will be derived from all ranking keywords in the project that are assigned to at least one of the selected groups. The predictive estimations are calculated based on the selected target rank, showing how your website will perform during the chosen time frame if the keywords included in the Forecast reach or maintain their ranking positions in the selected ranges.

When selecting specific keyword groups, one can set up different ranking thresholds for each group, either by selecting from predefined options (1-3, 1-5, or 1-10 positions) or by introducing custom position or page ranges.

When selecting the All keywords option, the forecasted metrics will be derived from all keywords in the project regardless if they are assigned or not to a group. The predictive estimations are calculated based on the selected target rank, showing how your website will perform during the chosen timeframe if the keywords included in the Forecast reach or maintain their ranking positions in the selected range.

When multiple keywords are selected, the forecasted metrics will only be derived from the chosen keywords. The predictive estimations are calculated based on the selected target rank, showing how your website will perform during the chosen time frame if these keywords reach or maintain their ranking positions in the selected ranges.

When selecting specific keywords, one can set up a different ranking threshold for each keyword, either by selecting one of the predefined options (1-3, 1-5, or 1-10 positions) or by introducing custom position or page ranges.

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💡 If the same keyword is included in more than one group, it will only be taken into consideration once, with its highest targeted rank.

Also, only keywords that have search volume amounts are taken into account, when calculating the monthly forecasted traffic.

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