This is the 8th entry in our series of reviews of “SEO Checkers,” online tools that allow you to plug in your website address and have the tool check for areas of poor search engine optimization. Our latest entry is one of the nicest tools we’ve checked so far. The video review will walk you through the tool and I’ll show you things I like (quite a few) and things I don’t like (not very many) for this tool.
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Did you know that Google has its own SEO Audit tool? It’s part of their “Lighthouse” suite of webmaster tools, which now is itself incorporated into the developer tools that are built into the Google Chrome browser. (Lighthouse is also available as an extension for Google Chrome, which makes it conveniently accessible from the browser toolbar)
In this video review review I take a look at the SEO audit portion of Google Lighthouse.
By virtue of its position as one of the major players in digital marketing, Hubspot’s SEO checkup tool, the Website Grader, has been used to do an SEO check on literally millions of websites. In this review I take you through the results of a check I did as part of our ongoing series of reviews of free website analyzers. How does Hubspot’s Website Grader stack up? Watch the video here and find out.
This free SEO checkup tool does a lot of useful checks of your website. It does require a bit of website development understanding to get the most out of it. Our video review walks you through the high points.
Do you know that “bad actors” on the internet will try to infect your site with malware and spam in ways so subtle that you don’t even know they’ve done it? And often they aren’t after your secrets, they just need your website to help them blast spam emails, practice negative SEO, or host hundreds of advertising pages you don’t even know about. In this video (with audio transcript) we take a look at a number of other tools that require no technical expertise to use, and we find that they are not all created equal.
This is another video (with audio transcript) in our series of SEO Audit Essentials how-to’s. In this video I discuss one of the items we always check when we’re doing an audit on a website, namely whether it’s running on secure protocol (in other words, using “https” instead of “http”), and then, if it is, whether that https protocol has been implemented correctly (often it has not).
SEO SiteCheckup is an online SEO checker that is designed to promote a more complete, subscription based set of SEO tools called SEO Toolbox. Their SiteCheckup tool is free for your first use without inputting your email address, but to see the most complete results you do need to create a free account and start a trial period (no credit card is required however). The tool itself does pretty well for a free SEO analyzer, and in this video I’ll walk you through an overview
Google now considers website speed as a ranking factor, so it can affect how visible you are in search results. Not only that, visitors are turned off by a slow website. This video explains how Google’s free PageSpeed insights tool can help you evaluate your site, and what its limitations are.
SEOptimer is a free, Australian website checker that’s been around since 2012. It looks clean and modern, but what sort of job will it do checking your SEO? This video review is part of our ongoing series covering website SEO checkers, tools that will check the search engine optimization of a page or pages on your website to see how well they measure up against SEO best practices.
Don't be Fooled by its Old School Appearance In a lot of ways I really like the SEO Analyzer from SEO Centro, especially its lack of pretension. After all, an analytical SEO Checker is there to provide a function, not an artistic user interface. Still, it's easy to...