All Collections
Getting Started
Tools Overview
Getting Started: SERP Analyzer
Getting Started: SERP Analyzer
Updated over a week ago

With this add-on, power users and SEO professionals can dive deep into SERPs and data. Detailed competitor and keyword analysis is all possible with this tool, too.

SERP Analyzer is great for:

  • exploring different niches before deciding on targeting a specific keyword

  • comparing your not-yet-ranking URL to URLs that are already ranking in the SERP

  • exploring your niche to analyze the correlations between different factors and ranking positions to be able to focus on the highly correlated factors only

With this add-on, in-depth SEO analysis is possible for just $29/month.

SERP Analyzer step-by-step

  1. Ensure your Surfer subscription is active and the SERP Analyzer add-on is purchased.

  2. Open the SERP Analyzer tab from the left-side menu inside your Surfer app.

  3. Create a query by typing in your targeted keyword and adjusting the location.

These parameters will affect the results the most. You will also need to decide whether to analyze the results for mobile or desktop devices. The SERPs may vary a little bit depending on what you choose.

4. Select your competitors.

Comparing your page to the wrong competitors may affect your analysis badly. One of the most significant factors to consider is the search intent to do it properly.

Search intent is: What Google believes is the user's goal in doing the search. Are they looking to buy something? Or maybe they are looking for a review about something? Or are they just looking for some information? The answer to this question defines the search intent.

5. Try adding a custom URL to your already created query for more direct competitor research.

If you need to compare your page’s metrics and ranking factors with the URL ranking in SERP, all you need to do is add your URL to the analysis. You can do the same with any publicly available page.

Once you open the query, you should see the top URLs that rank for the same keyword. Copy and paste your URL into the “Compare your website to competitors” field, then click “Compare”. It only takes seconds for Surfer to load the page and viola!

Once the URL finishes loading, you should be able to see your page metrics, like the content score and domain score. You can also include your page in the chart so you can see a graphical representation of how different ranking factors on your competitors’ URLs compare to yours.


1. We can't stress enough how crucial it is to select the right set of competitors.

When you create a new SERP Analyzer query, all competitors are selected by default, so the first thing you’ll need to do is exclude them all and start to select your competitors one by one. Look for the "Exclude all pages" option under the graph and use the eye icon next to the competitors of your choice.

2. How do you pick the right competitors from the top 10?

  • Define your content type. Even if you’re at the research stage, you’ll want to have in your mind what your intent is.

  • Exclude pages that serve a different purpose.

  • Exclude large authority pages that rank because of their authority and backlink profile (e.g., Amazon, eBay, Wikipedia, etc.)

3. Try to compare our page to only those better-optimized pages; Wikipedia doesn’t have to worry about on-page optimization. It’s huge and authoritative.

Easy, in-depth SEO analysis with lots of functional and actionable data is accessible at only $29/month for up to 100 daily searches. Not bad, huh?


Additional resources:

Surfer Knowledgebase:

Surfer blog:

Surfer YouTube:

Surfer Academy:

💭 Do you still need help? Write to us at [email protected] or click the chat icon in the bottom-right corner to chat! We're here 24/5! 😊

Did this answer your question?