Plugin Rank: New Service for Plugin Authors (Short Review)


Have you heard of Plugin Rank? It is a brand new service that enables plugin authors to track the rankings of their WordPress plugins by keyword on the official WordPress plugin directory. More specifically, Plugin Rank is designed for plugin authors with freemium offerings, WPTavern reports.

The service has been developed by Iain Poulson, a WordPress developer and business owner based in England, who has over 12 years developer experience and has been in the WordPress business since 2011.

More about Plugin Rank

As explained by Poulson, Plugin Rank utilizes the WordPress.org API to retrieve a set of plugins for a search term. “It’s the same API that WordPress uses when a user searches for a plugin inside their WordPress dashboard or when searching on the plugin directory,” he added.

Simply said, the service checks the API on a daily basis to discover the latest positions of plugins for specific keywords that are tracked by Plugin Rank’s customers. The service uses this data to show position movement and the overall picture of how the plugins are ranking.


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Plugin Rank is also “packed with features“:

  • The service enables you to visualize your rankings;
  • It can track keywords for different languages;
  • It enables you to analyze your competitors by viewing the plugins that are ranking for the keywords;

In addition, as a customer, you will “get weekly or monthly summary emails to keep you updated on how your plugins are doing,” according to the official website of Plugin Rank.

Plugin Rank Price

The service offers three price package:

The Starter package is available at the price of $9 per month, offering limited service including up to 5 keywords, email reports, and competitor analysis.

The Plus package is available at the price of $49 per month, offering up to 5 plugins, up to 50 keywords, email reports, competitor analysis, and language search.

The Pro package is available at the price of $119 per month, offering the addition of up to 20 plugins, up to 500 keywords, email reports, competitor analysis, and language search.

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