How do I connect Klipfolio and SEOmonitor?

You can set up a connection between Klipfolio and your SEOmonitor data to display your keyword and other SEO marketing metrics on a dashboard.

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What options do I have for visualizing my SEOmonitor data?

Create data visualizations based on pre-built options or build your own. The choice is yours!

Pre-built by Klipfolio

Take advantage of our pre-built data sources to gather the data most meaningful to you.

  • SEOmonitor pre-built data sources: Data sources provide the foundation for Klip building, so we suggest you create a data source as a first step (before building Klips and adding them to your dashboard). Our pre-built data sources focus on the most sought-after SEOmonitor data and are found on the Service Connectors page, available from this link or from your list of data sources. When you select a service connector from this page, the data source for that service is automatically added.

Custom-built by you

Taking the time to learn how to create your own data sources and Klips unlocks your data and enables you to control, manipulate, and transform it, leading you to unprecedented insights into your business.

  • Custom data sources: When you create a custom data source, you can either use the pre-built data source as a starting point from which to write your own query or you can write your own queries from the ground up and build a data source from scratch. You create custom-built data sources in the Service Connectors page, accessible from this link or from your list of data sources.
  • Custom Klips: Using our Klip Editor, you can construct and manipulate your data, including integrating multiple data sources, to produce unique, custom-built data visualizations. You create custom Klips from either your list of Klips or your Dashboard.

Regardless of whether you choose pre-built, custom-built, or a combination of both, before you can start building Klips and dashboards you need to connect to SEOmonitor data in Klipfolio.

How do I connect to SEOmonitor data in Klipfolio?

To connect your SEOmonitor data to Klipfolio, you will need your SEOmonitor Api Key.

To get the right data from SEOmonitor, you use your SEOmonitor Api Key in the queries provided by Klipfolio or in your own query when building data sources. Depending on the query, you may also need your SEOmonitor Keyword Id.

How do I find my SEOmonitor Api Key?

To find your SEOmonitor Api Key:

  1. Log in to your SEOmonitor account.
  2. Click your account icon in the top right.
  3. Select Account settings.
  4. On the Account Settings page, click the Generate API token button.
  5. Copy and save your token for use in Klipfolio.

How do I find my SEOmonitor Keyword Id?

To find your SEOmonitor Keyword Id:

  1. Log in to your SEOmonitor account.
  2. Under All Campaigns, select the the campaign containing the keyword you want to track.
  3. Click the SEO Campaign tab.
  4. Scroll below the dashboard and and select a keyword listed under the Keywords tab or enter a keyword in the search field and select from the results.
    Note: If you cannot locate the keyword you want, click the + Add Keywords button to add new keywords.
  5. After you have selected a keyword, copy the digits that follow keyword/ in your browser. This is your Keyword Id.

How do I add a SEOmonitor pre-built data source?

To add a SEOmonitor pre-built data source:

  1. Navigate to the Service Connectors page in Klipfolio and choose SEOmonitor from the list.
  2. Select a pre-built data source from the left section of the Pick a Data Request page.
  3. On the Configure Data Source page, enter the following (when applicable): your SEOmonitor Api Key, Start Date and End Date, Keyword ID, and select your Site from the drop-down list.
  4. Click Submit or, if you want to modify the pre-built data request, click Switch to Custom settings.
    Note: If you switch back to the Basic settings page after making changes in the Custom settings page, your changes will not be saved.

If you clicked Switch to Custom settings:

  1. On the Configure Data Source page, modify the Query URL to get the data you want. You can use the existing information in the Query URL text box as a base. It was auto-filled based on the pre-built data source you selected on the Pick a Data Request page.
  2. Click Submit.

Note: In addition to your unmodelled data source, you can create a modelled version of your data source at this stage. To create a modelled data source, ensure that the checkbox next to Model this data source is selected before clicking Continue.

To learn more about creating a modelled data source, click here.

How do I create a SEOmonitor custom-built data source?

If you choose to create a custom SEOmonitor data source, you may need to enter your SEOmonitor Site ID into a specific spot in the query.

To find your SEOmonitor Site Id:

  1. Navigate to the Service Connectors page in Klipfolio and choose SEOmonitor from the list.
  2. Select the Sites pre-built data source from the Pick a Data Request page.
  3. At Api Key enter your SEOmonitor Api Key and click Submit.
  4. Choose the website from your results that you want to track and copy the the digits beside id. This is your Site Id.

To create a SEOmonitor custom-built data source:

  1. Navigate to the Service Connectors page in Klipfolio and choose SEOmonitor from the list.
  2. On the Pick a Data Request page, click Create a custom SEOmonitor data source.
  3. Adjust the Query URL information, as noted on the Configure Data Source page, to replace any generic placeholder query information with your own.
    For example, replace <site_id> with your own site id.
  4. Edit the Query URL to return the data you need. Refer to the SEOmonitor API documentation for details.
  5. At Query Parameters, enter your api key under Value.
  6. Click Submit.

Note: In addition to your unmodelled data source, you can create a modelled version of your data source at this stage. To create a modelled data source, ensure that the checkbox next to Model this data source is selected before clicking Continue.

To learn more about creating a modelled data source, click here.

If you want to edit a data source that you already created, check out How to edit or reconfigure a data source, and get step-by-step instructions.

How do I create a SEOmonitor data source from scratch?

You can choose to build a data source from scratch. Klipfolio connects to hundreds of services in the cloud that have a REST API. If you take the time to learn your service’s API to create queries for the data you want, your possibilities are endless. Here’s a quick overview video on APIs and Klipfolio:

Klipfolio API's 101

If you need assistance using APIs, enlist a data analyst or developer.

Refer to the SEOmonitor API documentation to discover more data requests.

When you are happy with your query, click Submit, and then save and name your new data source. You're now ready to use it to build a SEOmonitor Klip.

See the reference table below for API related information and sample queries.

API Documentation SEOmonitor API documentation

Authentication Method

API Key Authentication
Response Format JSON

API Limits and Notes

10,000 calls per day and 1,000 calls per 60 seconds

Date Format

Example date formats:

Static date range format:
yyyy-MM-dd

Dynamic date range format:
{date.add(-30).format()}/{date.today}

Sample Queries

For a list of sites and site IDs:

https://api.seomonitor.com/v1/sites

For organic traffic statistics segmented by brand:

https://api.seomonitor.com/v1/organic_traffic/<site_id>/<start_date>/<end_date>

How do I create a SEOmonitor custom Klip?

You create custom Klips from either your list of Klips or your Dashboard. You choose a data visualization format, for example, a pie chart, gauge, or table, and decide whether you want to use an existing data source or create a new one. In the Klip Editor, there are limitless opportunities to modify, relate, and display your data. See the following related articles for more information and get building!

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