In this article, you will find answers to questions such as:
and to many more common user questions!
What does "high-impression website" mean?
Based on your Google Search Console data we check how many daily impressions you domain had within the last few days.
In order for Surfer to come up with tasks automatically your domain has to generate at least 100 daily Google search result impressions. Any domain above that threshold is called "high-impression website" and is eligible to a full project with all task types.
How to add/connect your domain to Surfer?
You can add any domain in three easy steps:
Link a Google Search Console account that has a desired domain added as property
Choose the domain from your Grow Flow page
Pick the location from the dropdown
Please note that:
Access to your GSC data is crucial for task creation process and performance tracking for Reports - you cannot add a domain manually via URL nor project will work properly without appropriate GSC connected.
If you're unsure how to add domains to Search Console please check out official Google documentation and tutorial.
Location dropdown mirrors the same requirement as a high-impression domain - it will only allow you to pick from countries that generate more than 100 daily impressions according to your GSC data.
How Grow Flow can help optimize your high-impression domain?
There are multiple task types that aim to improve different features of your SEO performance:
Video tutorials - we will walk you through Grow Flow features and tasks.
If you missed them or would like to get back to them - they are available on our YouTube channel.
Write and publish an article task - suggests new topic to write on so that you could publish content and increase your topical authority in the field.
It will come with a random Google snippet example of a finished product and its own Content Editor for article creation.
All Content Editors made through Grow Flow are free of charge.
Missing keywords - suggests adding additional keywords that are not present, but are relevant to your article adding them should increase search results visibility.
The exact keyword placement and the amount is up to you. 😉
Missing internal links - suggests placing hyperlinks on multiple pages that point to one page - this should ensure that no page is an orphan and topically relevant content is within easy reach for your visitors.
Links can be placed anywhere on the page - be it in a nav bar or within article body - it's your call if and where it fits your content most.
Missing backlinks - lists what domains recently linked to your organic competitors. With this knowledge you know where you can post about your domain, ask for a guest post or exchange links.
Can I adjust how many or how frequently I get new tasks?
Currently tasks will be always generated in weekly batches, but we're looking into allowing users to take advantage of quicker or bigger refreshes - stay tuned! 😉
How many domains can I add to my account?
The maximum number of high-impression websites you can connect to Grow Flow differs across the plans.
If you want to add more than your plan allows - you can purchase add-ons to extend your limits.
In order to do that, simply select more domains on your Grow Flow page than your plan allows and you'll be redirected to a special checkout.
How can I change project's location/GSC property?
After the project is created - you cannot change any settings associated with it.
You can reach out to our Support Team via chat or mail and ask to remove a project - this way you'll be able to reconnect your domain as a fresh project and for example - pick a new location.
How can I remove domains or already started Grow Flow projects?
You can reach out to our Support Team via chat or mail, and we can remove ongoing projects for you.
Please note however your Grow Flow page will always be populated with properties that are attached to linked Search Consoles.
Other questions & answers you might be interested in:
What if I connect GSC without the necessary Search Console data permission?
Surfer won't have access to your data and thus no domains will be available to pick.
You need to disconnect and link your Search Console account again to fix it.
How many Search Console accounts can I link?
There is no said limit - please feel free to add as many as you need.
Who can create Grow Flow projects?
Everyone has permission to create new Grow Flow projects.
However, only Owners and Admins of the Organization can purchase add-ons.
What GSC website properties can I pick?
By design, we will show you all domains you have added to your Search Console.
If one domain has multiple properties (for example one domain property and one URL property) Surfer will show only on the one with most traffic data.
You can add subdomains (like docs.surferseo.com) as a separate Grow Flow project if you want and have the appropriate GSC property configured.
Which pages does Grow Flow consider for tasks?
We analyze each and every page that either:
is indexed by Google
or simply is visible in search results
We currently do not filter them to remove potentially unwanted pages like FAQs, discontinued products, paginated pages and etc.
This means for example - that if you had a URL indexed, which was then removed but was not de-indexed - we can still suggest it in tasks, most likely with 404 Page not found title.
Can I bring back my Dismissed tasks?
Sadly there is no option to bring back dismissed tasks.
My article to write task has irrelevant topic suggestions, what can I do about it?
You can shuffle the suggested topic before starting the task.
If after 5 topic suggestions you'll still won't be satisfied - you will be asked to manually pick a keyword instead.
I didn't get any new Write an article tasks for a long time now - why?
I cannot mark my Write an article task as Published - what to do?
In order to receive a new article task - you have to mark previous one as published via a special button in its Content Editor.
Please note that you cannot use URLs that you have already optimized in the past with Grow Flow - if you cannot enter the URL into Mark as published pop-up - please dismiss the task as we already track this page performance for our Reports.
I started an article tasks but Content Editor is missing from my dashboard?
How can I edit Grow Flow articles with Jasper or Google Docs?
Content Editors that were made using Write an article tasks are unique and are only available through relevant project's page - they won't show up on your regular dashboard nor over on Jasper SEO Mode.
If you want to use Jasper for content creation you can copy the content over in chunks and optimize it within Surfer.
If you want to use Google Docs instead of Surfer's text editor - you can still Create new Google Document from Share menu.
Can I choose which task types I receive?
How can I get missing backlink tasks?
No, currently you will receive all task types.
The only exception is a backlink task - as we need data from SEMRush it won't generate unless you connect your SEMRush account.
I have a page with multiple languages - can I add them as separate projects with different locations?
If you have language versions within one domain and switch it dynamically (for example surferseo.com/ for English and surferseo.com/?lang=PL for Polish):
You cannot add it to Grow Flow separately - you will be able to pick only one location for entire domain.
If you separate languages with directories (for example surferseo.com/en/ for English and surferseo.com/pl/ for Polish):
You currently cannot add it to Grow Flow separately - you will be able to pick only one location for entire domain.
We're looking into changing that for future Grow Flow revisions.
If you separate languages with subdomains (for example en.surferseo.com/ for English and pl.surferseo.com/ for Polish):
Yes! You should see both properties on your Grow Flow page and you can select them both, choosing different location for each project.
Will I need to pay the full price for an add-on if I am purchasing it in the middle of my billing period?
No, the price will be prorated then. You will only pay for the remaining time.
How can I remove an add-on?
What will happen with my add-ons if I upgrade/downgrade?
You can reach out to our Support Team, and we will schedule the removal for you at the end of the billing period.
What happens after plan changes depends on the number of your current add-ons compared to the limits on the new plan:
If you have the same or fewer websites than included in the new plan, we will remove current add-ons from your billing, and you will only pay for the new plan.
If you have more websites than included in your new plan, you will need to pay for the extra on top of your subscription or simply disable projects temporarily.