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Credit Consumption

Outranking has many tools to help you write and optimize your content. The consumption of credits can be divided into the following categories:

  1. Documents
  2. Keywords
  3. AI characters
  4. Users
  5. Premium drafts

The below guide walks you through all the utilities and explains the type and number of credits consumed for each action.

A. Documents

New SEO document1 document credit
New Quick Wins project1 document credit
Quick Wins – Full analysis1 document credit

B. Keywords

New SEO document1 search credit
Multiple focus keywords1 search credit per focus keyword
Quick Wins – New project3 search credits
Quick Wins – Position update1 search credit
Quick Wins – Initial score1 search credit
Internal link – Inbound1 search credit per search
Internal link – Outbound1 search credit per search

C. AI characters

The consumption of AI characters depends on your usage and which Outranking features you use:

AI Wizard
– Title
– Description
– Outline
Output text
ConceptsInput text + output text
MethodsOutput text
Write for meOutput text
Edit controls – Expand, Shorten, Command, Improve, and Convert to QuestionOutput text
AI Draft – Key pointsInput text + output text
AI Draft – AI and snippetsOutput text
Premium draftInput text + output text

D. Users

Add team member1 user credit

E. Premium first draft

1 premium draftThe full process for creating one premium draft can consume 2–5 times the final amount of text generated.
Premium drafts are generated after reviewing tons of text before conceptualizing it and using it as inspiration to write. They require more processing and more advanced AI models to generate the output. 

F. Related keyword research

We do not deduct any credits for related keyword research. If you have an active plan, you can use keyword research without any restrictions.

Plans and add-ons

Base plan (Recurring monthly)

Plan (Monthly)DocumentsSearchesAI characters
Base plan10100150,000


UserMonthly plan
1$19 monthly

Add-ons (Rollover one time, pay as you go)

AI character add-ons

AI charactersApprox. AI wordsPlan
100,000~25,000$19 plan
1,000,000~200,000$89 plan
10,000,000~2,000,000 (2 million)$799 plan
100,000,000~20,000,000 (20 million)$6999 plan

Document add-ons

1010$29 plan
5050$119 plan
100100$199 plan
500500$799 plan

Search add-ons


Examples of credit consumption

Example of one complete premium draft with one focus keyword

TypeDocumentsSearchesAI characters
New document1
Premium draft32,519
Inbound internal link (4)4
Outbound internal link (1)1

The number of words generated for this draft was 3509, which is 19,535 characters.

Example of Quick Wins project with 50 pages updated with score

New project1
Quick Wins analysis1
Full analysis11

Example page optimization with no AI utilization

TypeDocumentsSearchesAI characters
New document1
Inbound internal link (4)4
Outbound internal link (1)1
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