Now-a-days, anyone can launch a blog or website by getting a domain name and web hosting services since they are so cheap. But when it comes to maintaining and running a website is a difficult part. You need to take care of many things like site design and layout, readership, promotion and the list just goes on.
In the already crowded blogosphere, it is really difficult for your website or blog to come out on the top, if you don’t follow the basics of promoting your blog. One such promotion factor is Search Engine Optimization (SEO). If you come over this term for the first time, here’s a definition of SEO from Wikipedia, “Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via “natural” (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results”.
If you focus on SEO alone, the promotion part of your website or blog is done, since a well optimized blog will bring lots of visitors from the search engines. These days there are lots of tools available on the web for Search Engine Optimization. In this article, I am going to tell about a SEO tool, SEMrush which will help you to get a free SEO report for your blog or website.
SEMrush is a one touch resource which provides you a FREE SEO report for your URL or a competitors URL. The report will return On Page SEO and Off Page SEO as well as social presence, indexed pages, validation, meta information, various ranks and standard domain information.
Let’s see how it works. To get a free SEO report for your website or blog, just enter the URL in the search box at the top right corner of the screen and click Go.
Now you will get your Free SEO report for your blog or website. Let’s see what the report has in it. The First section is detailed site information, which includes the domain name, whois, website creation date etc.
The second section is Links and directories which will tell you how well your website or blog in indexed in search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. It will show the number of pages of your site indexed in each of these search engines. It will also show you, whether your site is indexed within the Open Directory Dmoz or not.
The Third section is validation, meta, page rank and traffic, will help you to get the information about your meta description, W3C errors in your page and Google PR for your site.
The Fourth Section is Site Ranks, which will give you the ranking details of your site in Technorati, QuantCast, Alexa and Compete.com.
The last section is social resources, which helps you to know about your website or blog Social Media Presence. This section will show the number of pages from your site have been indexed on Blog links, Digg, Delicious, Reddit and Furl.
In my opinion, SEMrush is the best tool to get a Free SEO report for your website or blog. The report will give an idea about the areas you are doing well in optimizing your blog or website for search engines and where you need improvement.