HostGator SEO Tools Report
The report that HostGator SEO Tools generates for your site is based off the analyzation of your site and is displayed in various sections based on SEO topics in an easy to read report.
Each section of the report is broken down into the following table with a description of what information is covered in the topic. Under each section the Fix these Issues will take you to the correlating tasks under Your Plan.
Your Report starts with your overall score; the higher the score the better. The score is calculated with an algorithm that takes into consideration all aspects of your site that influence SEO. Your score can fluctuate a lot, so don’t get too hung up on changes from one day to the next, but focus on completing your tasks in each section.
Indexing status for the site so that the content will be shown in search results. Here you can see how much traffic the site is getting, your rank on Alexa™, track the number of visitors you have, and where they come from with Google Analytics. Check out how your sites' keyword rankings are with the main search engines; Google, Bing, and Yahoo, with a comparison of over 15 days, or 3 months.
It will take at least several months for your site to get a high ranking. If your site is new it may take some time for your sites' data to be displayed in the report.
Site review lets you know if your site has any technical issues that you should be aware of, for example, a long loading time or a missing SSL certificate. HostGator SEO Tool also tells you what you could be better and what is already done well.
Under Pages, you can see how friendly your site is to search engines. It checks if the structure of your site is understandable for search engines and whether your titles, links, and meta-descriptions are in order. Continuous, high-quality content is the most important component responsible for improving your ranking, HostGator SEO Tool analyzes your content and gives tips on what to improve.
An increasing amount of people use mobile devices to search the internet, so it's important that your site also performs well on mobiles or tablets. HostGator SEO Tool analyzes your site and lets you know whether it's responsive and loads fast enough.
Popularity is measured by the number of links there are from other sites to your website. The more your site is linked to from other places, the more visitors you get. Search engines also give a better ranking to sites that have a lot of backlinks. You can also see how you compare to your competitors for how many sites are linking to your site.
How does your site fare in social media? HostGator SEO Tool tracks how often your site is shared on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. The numbers represent how many times your actual website (URL) has been shared across these social platforms and not for how many followers you have, or likes your social profile has. These numbers are important because it demonstrates that your website has content of value that people are willing to share and endorse socially. Competitors that you have added will also be displayed with their data of social media shares.