Give your blog or website an SEO check with these free online tools

Optimise your website or blog for SEO

Even if you think you have done everything to get your blog or website SEO-perfect, there may still problems. These online tools provide detailed reports showing faults and suggested fixes.

There is always something you forget or that is not quite the best it can be, or maybe even something that is wrong or faulty. These site SEO checkup tools show you exactly what is right, what is wrong and how to fix the flaws.

SEO SiteCheckup

SEO Sitechecker analyses your website and reports on the SEO and performance

There are two ways you can use SEO SiteCheckup and you can sign up for a 14-day free trial and access all the features or you can get an SEO site checkup report for free simply by entering your website URL into the box at the top of the home page.

The free report is excellent and it is long and detailed. The information it contains is comprehensive and covers a wide range of topics related to website performance and SEO.

There is a simple score at the top and your site is marked out of 100. There is also a chart that shows passed and failed checks and warnings. Scroll down and there is a huge amount of information and fortunately there is an option to save everything as a PDF file or have it emailed to you. The PDF report I got was nine pages long.

It is in sections with common SEO issues, speed optimisations, server and security, mobile usability, and advanced SEO.

There may be things you never realised or thought of and the most common words list is interesting. My fourth and fifth most common words were April and March! It was picking up the dates next to the list of recent posts on the home page. I clearly don’t want to rank for those words, so this an issue?

The word cloud is related to this and you can see a larger list of keywords, or what the tool thinks are keywords. You may be surprised by what it finds.

With none pages of SEO, page and site information, I can’t begin to list everything in the report. I suggest you go and get one for your site and save it.

It is also worth signing up for the free trial of the subscription service. The cheapest plan is (UK) £24.95 a month, but there is a 14-day free trial and no payment information is required, just your email address. Even if you don’t intend to subscribe, I would recommend getting the 2-week free trial because you can get some good insights into your blog/website.

There is a huge amount of information about your site, such as speed information, comparison with up to three competitors, keyword tracking for multiple items (10 on the cheapest plan), broken links, backlinks, site uptime monitor and more.

Neil Patel SEO Analyzer

Neil Patel's SEO Analyzer

Neil Patel is a well know marketer and he knows a thing or two about SEO as well. His SEO Analyzer is free and takes only a minute or two to run. Just enter a website URL into the box at the top of the page.

There is a Website Analyzer, Competitor Analysis and Keywords. The Website Analyzer shows an overall grade for the SEO such as A-, B+ and so on. There is a speed score too and it shows the overall score out of 100, the load time in seconds, page size in MB and the number of requests.

The SEO analysis shows errors, warnings, and passed tests. It provides tips on how to correct problems, such as headings too long, alt tags missing from images and so on.

The keywords report is interesting and it groups them into single word, two and three word phrases. It shows how many times they are used and where, such as in the title.

Sometimes speed reports can be a bit too detailed for non-technical bloggers but there is a very simple graphic that shows the page loading time, site analysis and request analysis. It makes it easy to see what requires most time or what page elements are the biggest, and so on.

There is a very detailed report if you have a bit of technical knowledge and want to dig deeper into the speed analysis results. There are high, medium and low priority suggestions for improving the speed.

The competitor analysis enables you to add up to three other websites and compare the SEO score, keywords and phrases, backlinks and so on.

This is a useful tool. It does not go into quite as much detail as SEO SiteCheckup, but it is well worth using on your site.

Sitechecker Pro

Sitechecker Pro checks website performance and analyses the SEO

Sitechecker Pro is a free tool that performs a collection of SEO checks and speed tests for free. There are subscription accounts that provide even more tools and analysis and unlike some services, this one is relatively cheap. A beginner account performs 100+ checks and you can analyse 300 URLs a month for just $8 a month.

The free SEO and speed check is easy to use and all that is required is the URL to analyse. The report appears fairly quickly and there is a large page score at the top. There is then a list of critical errors, warnings and notices.

It checks too many items to list and they include the usual attributes like the page title, headings, content to code ratio, meta description and so on. It also checks things you might not have thought of, such as whether the http URL of you site redirects to https to provide a secure connection.

SiteChecker Pro does not simply provide the same information as the other tools and some information is different. For example, it had some interesting suggestions about mobile usage, such as tap targets being too close or too small for fat fingers. It also shows exactly by how much the file size of images could be compressed to speed up the page.

I prefer the other tools from an SEO point of view, but this is useful because it is different and provides information not in the others.

 

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