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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I refresh the SEO Score?

Refresh SEO Score

You can update your score by clicking on Refresh Score, as in the screenshot.

2. How frequently is the SEO score updated?

The SEO score is updated automatically every 2 minutes.

3. What is a QuickWins Score? How are the credits calculated?

Most content writing tools only score the content for topics only. Creating and optimizing content for higher rank and traffic requires a lot more than just topics. Outranking analyzes 13 elements, with the core emphasis on related keyword usage and placement. 

Calculation of credits:

  1. Creating a project consumes 1 keyword credit from your account.
Create new project

B. Clicking Refresh for the keyword consumes 1 keyword credit from your account.


C. Clicking Full analysis consumes 1 document and 1 keyword from your account.

Full Analysis

4. How do I import a URL and optimize an existing document?

Select SEO Optimization in the Type drop-down. The URL option is only visible when you are optimizing an existing document. Simply enter the URL of the web page that you want to optimize using Outranking and move on to the next step. 

If you don’t have a URL but have the content in a file somewhere, use the SEO Blog document type and paste the content in the editor once the document is created. 

Importing content from a URL:

SEO Optimization

You can also import content by using this utility:

Import URL

Most content writing tools only score the content for topics. Creating and optimizing content for higher rank and traffic requires a lot more than just topics. Outranking analyzes 13 elements, with the core emphasis on related keyword usage and placement. 

Make sure you have a higher SEO content score and high strength for every factor shown in this image:


5. How do I integrate Outranking with Google Docs?

Here are the steps to integrate with Google Docs.

Step 1: Go to Google Docs and click Add-ons > Get add-ons > search for Outranking > add it.

Step 2: Then click Add-ons > click Outranking > click the Settings icon in the Outranking window. Enter the API key and you are good to go!

6. How do I integrate Outranking with WordPress?

To integrate with WordPress, you can download the Outranking plugin and use the API key to integrate.

This screenshot shows where you can find the API key:

API Settings

Please enter the above API key on the plugin settings page as below:

Plugin Settings Page

Download the WordPress plugin.

7. How do I delete a document?

You can permanently delete a document by clicking on the Delete icon in the Dashboard. If you don’t want to delete the document permanently, you can archive it. Once you archive your document, it is no longer available in the document list on the Dashboard.

All your archived documents are under the Archived tab, and you can unarchive them at any point in time.

Screenshot showing how to delete or archive a document:

Delete Document

8. How many credits do I need to write an article?

Based on a 2000-word article, below is the breakdown of how much you might consume for a full post researched and written with Outranking

Each word has an average of 5 characters.

2000 × 5 = 10,000 characters total

You might consume 3 to 4 times more than that total of 10,000 characters to do research, create outlines, generate Concepts, and write using AI. This depends on the depth of your research using Concepts.

9. Is AI writing supported for all 13 languages?

Outranking supports 13 languages: English, Spanish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Arabic, Italian, Portuguese, French, Greek, Danish, Russian, and Polish.

AI writing is supported for all of them.

10. How do I use the edit controls?

Edit Controls
Each button has a different function.

Using the Command option

The Command option is a very powerful utility that can take any written instructions and generate text in response to them.

Command Icon


To rewrite text in the editor or improve the readability, select up to 120 characters and click the Rewrite icon.

Rewrite Icon


To expand upon a short segment of text, select it and click the Expand icon in the pop-up. This adds more context to the selected text.

Expand Icon


To shorten a sentence, select the context and click the Shorten icon in the pop-up. This makes the text more concise.

Shorten Icon

Converting a heading to a question

Google loves questions. To convert a headline into question format, select the headline and click the Question icon.

Question Icon

11. How do I add multiple keywords?

Once you have created a document with a keyword, you can add another keyword by clicking Keywords and searching for the keyword you want to add.

See this screenshot:

Add Multiple Keywords
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