Site Audits

Run site audits and analyze reported issues

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How To

Run a one time site audit

Navigate to the "Site Auditor" module, then click "Perform Audit".
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Schedule recurring site audits

Navigate to "Schedule" in the Site Auditor settings, click "edit", and select the frequency from the drop down in the page that pops up.
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Exclude specific pages from being crawled

Click the settings button at the top right to edit your crawl settings. You'll then enter the paths or URLs to be excluded from the auditor.
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View audit issues and errors

Once your audit has completed, view the issues/errors found by clicking each type of error
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View previous site audit results

Head to the site auditor's history tab and select the past audit you'd like to view results for.
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Download site audit results

Click the "Export" button at the top right, then choose either a PDF or XLS file, or a shareable web link.
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Compare to a previous site audit

Head to the site auditor settings and select the past audit you'd like to compare with from the drop down menu.
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Delete old site auditor data

Head to the history tab in the site auditor, select the test data to remove and click the delete button.
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Ignore tests or pages in the site auditor

Hover over the test or page you'd like to hide from your results, and click the eye icon next to it in order to dismiss it.
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Show or hide ignored tests or pages in the site auditor

Click the settings button at the top right, and select "show ignored tests" or "hide ignored tests" from the drop down menu.
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Use robots.txt to allow the site audit crawler

Use your robots.txt file to allow our site auditor to crawl your website, or to set specific paths to be crawled.
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Troubleshooting

Verify "4XX Errors" reported by our site auditor

Identify what kind of 4XX error our site auditor is reporting and verify the link status at https://httpstatus.io
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Why can't the site auditor find the Robots.txt file on my website?

The site auditor checks the URL "example.com/robots.txt", and will report your robots.txt file as not found if it is missing at that URL.
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Verify "NoFollow Attributes in Internal Links" reported by our site auditor

Use your browser's developer tools to confirm when our site auditor flags "nofollow" internal links on your website.
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Verify "HTTP not redirecting to HTTPS" reported by our site auditor

Open the HTTP version of the website in a browser that has never visited the website. It should not redirect to HTTPS.
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Verify "Missing Canonical Tag" reported by our site auditor

Check your page's source code to verify the pages with missing canonical tags reported by our site auditor.
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Verify "Missing Meta Description" reported by our site auditor

Verify all the pages with missing meta descriptions reported by our site auditor within your page's source code.
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Verify "Duplicate Titles" reported by our site auditor

Use your browser's developer tools to search for <title> on the pages reported by our site auditor to find all the duplicate titles.
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Verify "Missing Alt Attributes" reported by our site auditor

Use your browser's developer tools to verify whether alt attributes are missing in the images reported by our site auditor.
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Verify "Multiple H1 Tags" reported by our site auditor

To verify what our site auditor reports, use your browser's developer tools to search for <h1> to find all H1 instances on the page.
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Verify "NoFollow Attributes in External Links" reported by our site auditor

Verify what our site auditor reports using your browser's developer tools to find all the NoFollow external links within a page.
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Verify "Sitemap.xml not Found" reported by our site auditor

To verify what our site auditor reports, access your website's robots.txt file to search for your website's sitemap.
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