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New: Site Tree Overview

If you're doing an SEO audit for a big site, it's sometimes hard to quickly get a good overview of the site structure. The new Site Tree report helps you do just that: a nice big tree showing all your pages based on your URL Structure. Here's a sample of ours: The tree is based on your URL structure. It helps you...

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New: Hreflang report

Hreflang tags are an important tool for international SEO. Hreflangs help you target the right audience internationally. If you have different pages for different countries or languages, hreflangs let you specify which audience you are targeting with that page. If you do this correctly, you avoid sending searchers to a page...

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Introducing: the canonicals report

Canonical URLs: an SEO's best friend if used correctly. But also a source of major SEO fails if used incorrectly. It can be hard to keep track of all the canonical cross-references. That's why I've added the Canonical Report to SiteGuru. It shows you which canonical URLs are used where. To make crawling as efficient as...

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Introducing: the sitemap report

Sitemaps are an essential part of your SEO toolkit. Submit them to Google Search Console to speed up indexing, and you the coverage report to find out how well your site is indexed. But how do you know if your sitemap is complete? And how do you know it doesn't use URLs that are redirected, wasting crawl budget? Or...

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Interview on StarterStory

Starter Story is a great place to read about the success stories and challenges of successful entrepreneurs. Pat Walls of Starter Story interviewed me about how I came up with the idea for SiteGuru.We talked about my background, how I went from coming up with the idea for SiteGuru, and how SiteGuru launched. We also...

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Check your Google Analytics setup

Google Analytics can give you great insights. But how do you know the data is correct? With a broken Google Analytics configuration, you could be making decisions based on the wrong data. That's why we created the Google Analytics Checker: a full audit of your Google Analytics property Our fully automated, 100% free...

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PDF reports have arrived

PDF reports have been a much requested feature. I'm happy to announce that you can now export your website reports to PDF. This lets you easily share your website report with your clients, colleagues or development team.The report includes the most important checks we run on your site: page titles, meta descriptions, broken...

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5 SEO Myths to Leave in 2018

SEO is an incredibly fast-paced industry, wherein facts that were true yesterday may not hold good today. Given the state of the internet today, it's super-easy for marketing managers and business owners to stumble upon and be mislead by false SEO "facts". It's critical for you to stay updated on the latest...

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New and improved reports

Broken links always suck, but internal broken links are even worse. Therefore, we now show the broken link report in 2 sections: one for internal broken links, and one for external broken links. This helps you focus on internal broken links first, and fix those nasty external links later.The other change is related to the...

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Reach out to 56 startup directories

Reaching out to start-up directories is a great way to start link building and get your website noticed. These links will not only bring you new visitors. Backlinks are extremely important for SEO, so by getting your website mentioned, your ranking in Google will also improve.There are quite a few startup directories out...

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Simpler pricing

I've recently changed SiteGuru's pricing. It's now fairer and simpler and puts you in control.Like most online businesses, SiteGuru used to have 3 different plans. Each plan would let you add a fixed number of websites, and for each of those websites, it would crawl a fixed number of pages.That seemed simple, but it didn't...

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How I got my first 1000 users

About a year ago, I launched Siteguru, my SEO tool. Right now, the tool has over a thousand users. This is how I did it. Some background info: SiteGuru is a free SEO tool. Initially, you could check just one page and would have to sign up to analyze your entire site. Signing up is free, and I offer paid plans for...

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We're now using mobile pagespeed

Most sites get more mobile traffic than desktop. And as you may know, Google is starting to use it's Mobile First Index for searches. Bottom line: mobile is more important than ever, and that's not going to change anytime soon. We're using Google Pagespeed to calculate the speed of your pages. This tool reports a score for...

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Meaningful email notifications

From the start, I knew email notifications would be an essential part of a great SEO tool. For you as a site owner, it’s nice to get regular updates on how your site is doing. For me, it’s a great way to keep in touch and remind you to regularly check out SiteGuru.co. Win-win, right?Initially, you would get an update every...

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Introducing: broken link checker

Don't you just hate it when you click on a link, and get an ugly 404 error page? Broken links are hard to prevent and super frustrating. As your website grows, you'll have hundreds of links, and there's no way to check them all by hand. Inevitably, at some point, your website will have broken links, annoying...

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SiteGuru on ProductHunt: the results

Product Hunt is a great website for finding awesome new products and apps. When launching a new product, posting it on Product Hunt is a great way to reach a large, tech-savvy audience and get their feedback. Visitors can upvote products they like, and the more upvotes you get, the more visibility you'll get.SiteGuru has...

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