Taking a quick glance at your SEO status on your website may seem like an overwhelming and daunting task but in reality it isn’t hard at all there are a few points to cover to get the big picture. I want to go over some of those you so you have a good idea of how to get the big picture.
First, you need to start with you need to find your Domain Authority. This is a score that is given to every website based on their SEO, back links, and also age. You want to aim for the highest score possible but it is something that takes time. This score will also give you an idea of what you need to do to improve your site.
Second, determine your site load time. If you site takes a long time to download Google is not going to rank you very high. Speed is important. Your site should load in 1-2 seconds to be considered in the “good” range.
Third, sitemaps. You may not thing that having a sitemap on your website is terribly important, however sitemaps show that you are organized and make things easy to find throughout your site. This is important to Google ranking. If you don’t have a sitemap you can add one quickly and easily but remember you must have one.
Fourth, Look for robots.txt. If you have a site with good SEO you will have a robots.txt file with no major disallows. All this means is that if you don’t have a robots.txt file the “Google spiders” are allowed to crawl every page of your site, some of which may not be important to them causing to lower your Google ranking. Make sure your robots.txt file is intact and disallowing the right pages.
Fifth and final tip, Check for H-tags. H-tags are basically just headers but they are tagged (bolded) in such a way that it makes Google and your audience easy to spot the important content. On a good post, and really throughout your website you should not only have H1 tags (most important) but also include H2, H3, and H4 tags.
Now, don’t expect these little test to answer all your SEO questions but it will however give you an idea of where you stand in the SEO world. This is a quick and easy way to find out how your ranking is coming and what you need to do to improve.