Rank Reporter Revision History

Version 5.0.1

  • TLS 1.1 and 1.2 are now supported if .NET 4.5 (or later) is installed on your PC
  • Crawler now auto-detects when Windows-1252 codepage is mislabeled as ISO-8859-1
  • Minor internal tweaks for Windows 10

Version 5.0.0

  • Brand new Windows 10 look and feel
  • .NET 4.0 is now required (.NET 2.0 is no longer supported)
  • Fixed several issues that could cause popup windows to appear under the main window
  • The time is now included in the Log
  • Improved the feature that prevents multiple instances of Rank Reporter from running at the same time
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the chart settings to not save correctly in the History Browser

Version 4.1.6

  • Updated Rank Reporter to work with search engines that no longer use SSLv3

Version 4.1.5

  • Internal fix for checking ranks from a corporate network (using company proxy)

Version 4.1.4

  • Fixed “Open SERP In Browser” shortcut
  • Fixed bug that could allow creating project with empty name

Version 4.1.3

  • Fixed YouTube.com rank tracking when DNS Pooling is Enabled

Version 4.1.2

  • Updated installer so Rank Reporter can be used in a FIPS certified environment
  • Log now includes the Queue name when queries are waiting

Version 4.1.1

  • Added XLSX report format when exporting to Excel
  • Added new context menu to competitor results tab
  • Competitor results tab now shows title, description and competitor URL
  • The “Log” now shows the individual query progress (was removed in 4.1.0)
  • Updated internal 3rd party components

Version 4.1.0

  • Added Spanish and Japanese translations to Rank Reporter
  • Added Additional Root URLs to projects for tracking multiple YouTube videos in a single project
  • Renamed “Advanced Project Settings” to “Advanced Options”, and changed “Default Project Settings” to “Project Defaults”
  • Updated 3rd party components
  • Rank Reporter will now work in a FIPS compliant environment

Version 4.0.2

  • Fixed a handful of localization issues that could affect non-English users when upgrading from v3

Version 4.0.1

  • Fixed a bug that could cause rank history to no longer display when upgrading from version 3

Version 4.0.0

  • Rank Reporter now requires .NET 3.5 or later and is compatible with Windows 8
  • Redesigned query engine now runs queries in parallel if proxies are used
  • Rank Reporter can now track YouTube videos
  • Rank Reporter can now check Yandex rank
  • New Rank Reporter application icon
  • All new “Annotation” feature lets you add notes to projects (which can be displayed on charts and reports)
  • All new Query Progress tab shows the real-time progress of all query threads
  • Projects can now be organized into folders
  • Project file location is now user configurable (can be stored on a network share)
  • Enhanced human emulation settings
  • The Search Engine Template Test tool now allows you to select a proxy
  • Default Project Settings now apply to existing projects (when the project settings are unchanged from the defaults)
  • Windows 8 “Metro” UI Theme
  • New Pause/Resume feature allows Rank Reporter to temporarily pause a project while you sleep your PC
  • Plus many more internal changes and improvements…

Version 3.2.7

  • Added a new option to Advanced Project Settings that prevents multiple instances of Rank Reporter from querying at the same time. This helps prevent multiple scheduled instances from running at the same time.
  • Fixed a bug in scheduler that could cause reports to be generated even if not selected.

Version 3.2.6

  • Fixed a bug that could cause an unhandled exception to occur when access in the scheduler on Windows Vista/7
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent customized reports from working
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Rank Reporter to crash on Windows XP machines (if long result URL, Title or Description was found)

Version 3.2.5

  • Added dead-proxy detection (for users with multiple proxy servers)

Version 3.2.4

  • Fixed an error that would occur if trying to rename a newly created project (with no rank history)
  • Rank history chart settings are now saved with the project

Version 3.2.3

  • Fixed a problem that could occur when creating the Rank History by Search Engine report

Version 3.2.2

  • Fixed error that could occur when exporting old projects that have not been converted to v3.2 format

Version 3.2.1

  • Fixed type-o in report templates (“Date Rate” now properly reads “Date Range”)

Version 3.2.0

  • New competitor tracking feature; track your site and the sites of your competitors
  • New query processing logic to avoid Google Captcha (for non-proxy users)
  • New Proxy Import Wizard for bulk importing proxy servers
  • Updated report look and feel (requires custom reports to be reset)
  • Report logos can now be customized on a project-by-project basis
  • URL, Title and Description are now stored with search results (can be seen in the History Browser)
  • Enhanced charts in History Browser (hovering the mouse over points on the chart now shows the URL, Title and Description of search result
  • Added DNS pooling
  • Updated History Browser controls (now sliders are used to select the history range and interval)
  • Added “History Management” interface to remove old/unwanted ranking history from the database
  • Updated all Search Engine Templates to use XPath for querying

Version 3.1.4

  • Fixed issue with report designer crashing in some cases

Version 3.1.3

  • Search engine templates are no longer included with installer. Rank Reporter will automatically download the latest on first run.
  • Fixed project import bug (for projects with no keywords)

Version 3.1.2

  • Modified charts so each series has a unique marker symbol

Version 3.1.1

  • Fixed an issue that could cause report customizations to not appear in actual reports

Version 3.1.0

  • New report designer for limited customization of reports
  • Improved project Export/Import (keyword history is now included)
  • Added new XPath search template format (allows for more robust templates)
  • Added support for proxy servers and proxy rotation for heavy users
  • Upgraded all shared internal components

Version 3.0.6

  • Rank Reporter now remembers previous window location
  • Scheduler log is now more verbose when certain types of errors occur
  • Added TLS Email option
  • Fixed scheduler so “Last Result” no longer shows random value while task is still running
  • Added context sensitive help (F1 can also now be used a help shortcut on any screen)
  • Added select all/none in Keyword History browser
  • Changed Keyword History browser to select only search engines currently active in project

Version 3.0.5

  • Removed restriction on maximum number of keywords per project (was limited to 32,000 characters total for all keywords)
  • Scheduler now verifies user password before saving task
  • Status now shows numeric keyword progress (“x of y”)
  • Fixed CSV report format to correctly show date rank data was collected
  • Added ability to include “#DATE#” and “#TIME#” placeholders in scheduled report filenames
  • Keywords are now sorted in report and keyword history interfaces
  • Duplicate keywords are now removed from report and keyword history interfaces
  • Fixed “Stop” button error in Keyword Extractor tool
  • Updated “Default Project Settings” page (differentiates itself from “Advanced Project Settings”)
  • Fixed incorrectly detecting URLs in Google Maps results
  • Updated reports so Excel report has fewer “extra rows”

Version 3.0.4

  • Updated installer to automatically launch Rank Reporter after installation

Version 3.0.3

  • Added option to scheduler to allow tasks to run when user is not logged on
  • Date and time can be included in report filename with “#DATE#” and “#TIME#” place-holders

Version 3.0.2

  • Fixed issue that could cause keywords not to save properly with project
  • Fixed HTML entity encoding in results

Version 3.0.1

  • Fixed issue in reports that could incorrectly show “Change” value
  • Fixed issue in scheduler that would prevent keyword history from being recorded correctly

Version 3.0.0

  • “Inspyder SerpSpy” renamed “Inspyder Rank Reporter”
  • Redesigned report interface; now uses Wizard to make creating reports simpler
  • Updated reports; new easier to read information and more concise charts
  • Redesigned keyword history browser provides graphical view of historical data
  • Improved keyword tools interface
  • Search Engine Templates can now be Regular Expressions
  • Added Search Engine Template testing tools to make creating and testing new templates simpler
  • New Windows 7 look and feel
  • Added ability Import/Export project files to/from other Inspyder applications
  • New easier scheduler interface, allows editing of scheduled tasks and uses wizard interface
  • Scheduling tasks no longer requires windows password
  • New report engine no longer requires GAC registration
  • Now runs as 64-bit processes on 64-bit versions of Windows

Version 2.0.11

  • Added Bing support and removed Microsoft Live

Version 2.0.10

  • Removed Alexa from supported search engines
  • Fixed report problem that could cause incorrect historic values to appear

Version 2.0.9

  • Improved error handling when creating reports

Version 2.0.8

  • Improved performance when running in scheduled mode
  • Added error log to troubleshoot connection/query problems (Project -> Show Error Log)

Version 2.0.7

  • Fixed column header click result sorting not working
  • SERP rankings are now saved even when crawl is aborted

Version 2.0.6

  • Added CSV report format
  • Added new Keyword Tools (replaces keyword generator)

Version 2.0.5

  • Minor changes to fix UI layout problems when non-standard DPI is used

Version 2.0.4

  • Fixed a bug that would prevent SerpSpy from generating reports on Windows using certain locales
  • Changed date format in reports to ISO format (YYYY-MM-DD)
  • Reports now show Root URL on first page and page footers

Version 2.0.3

  • Fixed bug that prevented project settings from saving correctly in some cases

Version 2.0.2

  • Fixed unable to report on Keyword History by Search Engine
  • Added User Agent field to Search Engine Templates (fixes AOL querying problem)

Version 2.0.1

  • Fixed report save “Browse” button so that files names are given PDF extension (instead of HTML)

Version 2.0.0

  • Major Update: SerpSpy now requires .NET Framework Version 2.0
  • Fully redesigned report engine: Now export in PDF and Excel formats, includes graphs and two report types
  • Added ‘Quick Export’ button to UI to dump results to CSV file after crawling
  • Added ability to zip reports attached to email alerts
  • Added ability to optionally select certain keywords for reporting
  • Redesigned query engine: Now search engines are queried in parallel (improves performance)
  • Improved search engine compatibility, deeper result checking now possible
  • Added SERP Interval and Keyword Interval delays (replaces ‘Query Interval’ parameter) for finer control of pacing

Version 1.0.1

  • Minor update to address the ‘File Already Exists’ problem that affects some users.

Version 1.0.0

  • Initial Release