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Website SEO scan

Website Promotion / August 13, 2014

You can use the Acrolinx Website Checker to analyze the keyword usage in your own or your competitors' web pages. The Acrolinx Website Checker checks a single URL or a list of URLs and produces an SEO report for each of those pages. You can use the SEO report to see what keywords are used most frequently in each web page. You can also see overall SEO statistics for your website broken down by page and keyword.

The Website Checker is an online application that you access in your web browser by opening the Website Checker URL. The Acrolinx administrator distributes this URL to all Website Checker users. To use the Website Checker, you first configure your search options, search for pages, and select relevant pages in the search results. After you have selected pages, you check the pages and review the checking results.

Tip: Click the Website Checker title to return to the home page of the Website Checker.

To check one or more web pages with the website checker, follow these steps:

    Openthe website checker by entering the following URL in your web browser. In the URL field, enter one URL or a list of URLs separated by space or line break.
    The Website Checker supports the URL protocols HTTP and HTTPS. However, you can't check password-protected websites. (Optional) Assign keywords for checking.

    You assign keywords to assess how effectively the web pages are optimized for those keywords.

      Select Assign Keywords to display the keyword fields. Enter a primary keyword and if necessary, enter a secondary keyword and other keywords.

      In the Other keywords field, enter a comma-separated list of keywords.

    (Optional) Configure the Website Checker to follow links.

    You can check more of your website by following the links on the starting page. To find web pages, the Website Checker first follows all of the links on starting page, and continues following links on web pages which are found from the starting page.

      Select Follow links to display the available options. Enter the Maximum link depth that the Website Checker should follow.

      The link depth is the distance in links between each starting address and a web page.

      For example, if you enter 0 , the Website Checker finds only the page that you entered as the starting address. If you enter 2, the Website Checker follows the links on the starting page and continues following the links on the pages which were found through the starting page.

      Remember: If a URL redirects to another address, the redirection is considered as one level in the link depth. For example, if your starting address redirects to another address and you have a depth of 1 configured, the Website Checker interprets the redirection as one level and stops following any further links.

      Enter the Maximum number of pages .

      This setting defines how many links the Website Checker follows before stopping the search.

      If you enter more URLs than the maximum number of pages, the maximum number of pages is updated to match the number if URLs in your list. This behavior ensures that it is possible to return least one page for each starting address in your list.

      (Optional) Configure the website checker to follow links outside the starting address domain.

      By default, the option Only follow links to pages in the same domain as the starting address is enabled. This option is enabled to prevent the Website Checker from returning pages that are not part of your website. For example, if you have entered a link that starts with domain "topspin.com", the Website Checker does not follow links to pages in "widgets.com". If you have entered a list of URLs, the Website Checker stays within all domains in the list.

      To check pages that are not in the starting address domain, deselect this option. (Optional) Configure the Website Checker to only follow URLs that contain search terms .

      Enter one or more search in the text field Only follow URLs that contain the following search terms: .

      For example, to find pages about a specific product such as "switches", you can enter the term "switches". You can prefix a search term with "-" to exclude that term. For example, to exclude blog entries, enter the term "-blog". These examples assume that the file names of the pages describe the page content.

    (Only if you configured the Website Checker to follow links) Click Next .

    The Scan Results page displays all web pages that match your search criteria. To open the web page in a new web browser window, click the link icon next to the page name.

      (Optional) Deselect any web pages that you do not want to check.
    Click Check .

    The Check Results page displays the checking progress for each web page.

    You can keep track of the overall progress by monitoring the Status indicator in the check results header.

    Once the check as completed, use the tools on the Check Results page to the .

Overview

You can restrict the range of pages that the Website Checker finds by selecting the option Only follow URLs that contain the following search terms: in the Follow Links panel. After you select this option, enter your search criteria in the field that follows the option.

Examples of Advanced Search Criteria

You can enter search terms that should be included or excluded from the URL.

To ensure a URL contains at least one search term:

    Enterthe search terms separated by space.

    Example: t e r m i n o l o g y v a l i d a t i o n

    Only URLs with which contain the word 'terminology' or the word 'validation' are returned.

To ensure a URL contains several search terms:

    Enter the search terms with the prefix ' + ' separated by a space.

    Example: + t e r m i n o l o g y + v a l i d a t i o n

    Only URLs with which contain the words 'terminology' and 'validation' are returned.

To ensure a URL does not contain specific search terms:

    Enter the search terms with the prefix ' - ' separated by a space

    Example: - t e r m i n o l o g y - v a l i d a t i o n

    URLs with which contain the word 'terminology' or the word 'validation' are ignored.

You can use Checking Results page to monitor the progress of a check. Once the check has completed, you can review areas of a website that need better optimization or to compare how certain web pages are optimized for certain keywords. The checking results are split into two sections where the results are broken down by page and by keyword.

Source: support.acrolinx.com