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Conductor Searchlight Connector

Version 18



Conductor Searchlight is used to manage your web presence, allowing you to engage customers throughout their buyers' journey. Use Domo's Conductor Searchlight connector to accelerate traffic, conversions, and revenue by compiling reports on search engine optimization. To learn more about the Conductor Searchlight API, visit their website (

The Conductor Searchlight connector is a "Cloud App" connector, meaning it retrieves data stored in the cloud. In the Data Center, you can access the connector page for this and other Cloud App connectors by clicking Cloud App in the toolbar at the top of the window.  

You connect to your Conductor Searchlight account in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Conductor Searchlight connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Primary Use Cases

This connector is good for retrieving search engine optimization (SEO) metrics.

Primary Metrics

  • Keyword rankings

  • Competitor rankings

  • Search volume

  • Tracked searches

Primary Company Roles

  • Digital marketing

  • SEO analyst

Average Implementation Time

5 hours

Ease of Use (on a 1-to-10 scale with 1 being easiest)


Best Practices

These reports can power cards individually, but sometimes it is helpful to combine the reports using Magic ETL so you can look at metrics like your keyword ranks compared to your competitor ranks, or to evaluate the search volume of your top ranked keywords. For more information about Magic ETL, see Magic Transforms.


To connect to your Conductor Searchlight account and create a DataSet, you must have the following:

  • The API key for your Conductor Searchlight account

  • The Shared Secret for your Conductor Searchlight account

For questions, please contact your Conductor Searchlight account representative.

Connecting to Your Conductor Searchlight Account

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Conductor Searchlight Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

This pane contains fields for entering credentials to connect to your Conductor Searchlight account. The following table describes what is needed for each field:  




Enter the API key for your Conductor Searchlight account.

Shared Secret

Enter the Shared Secret for your Conductor Searchlight account.

API Version 

Select the Conductor Searchlight API version specific to the API Key and Shared Secret you've entered. 

Once you have entered valid Conductor Searchlight credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new Conductor Searchlight DataSet. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Details Pane

This pane contains a primary Report menu, along with various menus that may or may not appear depending on the selected report.




Select the Conductor Searchlight report you want to run. The following reports are available:

Accounts Returns a list of all accounts available to the authenticated user.
Categories List Returns category names and IDs for all selected accounts.
Global Keyword Ranks Returns global keyword rankings by domain for all selected accounts.
Locations Returns a list of all locations with descriptive information.
Search Volume Returns the average volume and the volume for the last twelve months for all Tracked Search IDs.
Tracked Searches Returns information about tracked searches by domain for all selected accounts

Account List

Select all of the accounts you want to retrieve information for. Selecting accounts is optional. If you do not select any accounts, your report pulls information for all accounts.   


Select the account you want to retrieve information for.  

Rank Source 

Select all of the rank sources you want to retrieve information for. 

Web Property 

Select all of the web properties you want to retrieve information for. 

Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.


How frequently will my data update?

As often as needed.

Are there any API limits that I need to be aware of?


Can I use the same Conductor Searchlight account for multiple datasets?