What we are going to discuss today is how to spot if your onsite SEO has been done properly.
When you hire an agency or digital expert, you will normally be provided with something called an onsite audit, which crawls through your website to highlight the technical SEO problems your business may have.
Strangely enough, once you have received your audit and agreed on the cost for the fixes, in most cases, you just get a report by your agency at the end saying, yup finished and here is the bill…
So you take their word for it and pay up. The problem is how do you know? How do you know what actually needed correcting and if it has really been done?
Help is at hand as you can run your own tests very easily using a couple of great free tools. No experience needed.
Go onto SEM Rush to get your free onsite SEO audit for your first 100 pages. This will bring back all the problems that are or may still remain with your website. Imagine that power; by using SEMRush you have the ability to check that your agency has not only initially identified all the SEO problems on your site but they have also corrected them.
A good agency would have corrected all the problems they highlighted on your site so your SEMRush report would no longer show them.
If you want to check the overall website speed (which is actually really important for improving your rankings) then you can go onto https://tools.pingdom.com/ and simply add your website address to get the results. You ideally want your website speed to be around 2 seconds.
A good agency, if they agreed to check your website speed, would arrange that speed as standard.
Another great tip is to make sure that your website has Google Webmasters installed so you can see if Google thinks that your website is great. Make sure you ask your web design or SEO agency for access to Google Webmasters and ask for a 5 minute tutorial.
You don’t have to learn Google Webmasters but you do need to check it every once in a while.
A good agency will provide the 5 minute tutorial.