Archive instead of delete

You don’t have to delete keywords or campaigns when you don’t need to track them any longer

Updated over a week ago

The archiving feature described in this article is available only for Tracked Campaigns. If you have a draft campaign, start tracking it to be able to archive it and restore it at a later date, if necessary. Learn more.

With SEOmonitor, you own your data.

Not only do we not restrict your access to it through exports or API, nor charge you extra for having more users accessing it, but we also don’t force you to delete it when you don’t need it all tracked anymore. We keep it available for you as archived, so you can use it at a later time.

How does this work?

For campaigns

Go into the Campaign Settings section, open the Settings sidebar on the campaign, and then use the Archive Campaign option:

Click on the Bin icon to view the Archived campaigns at a later point, and click on the Play button against the campaign that you would like to start tracking again.

For keywords

If you don't want to track some keywords on a daily basis anymore, you can archive them, and unarchive them at a later point, if you need to track them again. This is particularly helpful if you would like to remove the keywords from daily tracking temporarily to save cost. To do this, Enter Edit mode, select any or all keywords, and press the “Bin” button:

Archived keywords are automatically added to a list in the Keyword Vault in Research, and will be updated with ranking data every month. This helps you keep an eye on these keywords without investing in daily tracking.

When you want to restore them at a later point in time, you will then find them in the Archived keywords “trashcan”. Mark the keywords you want to restore, and click on Restore, to track them on a daily basis again:


The campaign archiving option comes in handy if, for example, your customer churned or paused the contract, or when you lost a client pitch.

During the keyword research stage of a campaign, your keyword portfolio would usually be bigger than what the customer would later commit to. To avoid losing the hard work you’ve put in, you can archive some keywords and revisit them at a later stage, if needed.


How does archiving impact billing?

When you archive the campaign, we stop tracking ranks on all of the keywords in the campaign.

From the moment you archive a keyword, we stop tracking the ranks for that keyword.

This means that you don't have to pay for the resource anymore, unless it was added since the last invoicing (last month) – and you are only invoiced for it once.

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