What’s your Website’s grade? Ideally, every Website admin should be shooting for something that looks like the grade of the child’s homework above. Whether or not most Website admins actually know the grade of their Website is a different question altogether.
In today’s posting, we will take our readers through the steps of obtaining their Website grade using HubSpot’s free SEO tool, WebsiteGrader.
What does it do?
Besides the obvious answer of “grade your website”, WebsiteGrader looks at your Website’s traffic, SEO rankings and social media integration through a wide angled lens; spitting out a ton of useful information after only a minimal amount of input from the user. Website admins can use this information to better achieve their goals of converting the site’s leads into a profitable and committed subscription base.
OK, how do I get started?
WebsiteGrader.com is the place where the magic happens. Type it in, use the link in the previous sentence or Google it. No matter how you get there, the benefits will outweigh the cost of just a couple moments of our your time.
Upon loading WebsiteGrader’s Home Page, our readers will be asked to place the URL for the Website they wish to grade into the field labeled “Website URL“. We used www.AudioAcrobat.com as an example.
Beneath this field, our readers will see several other fields, including “Competing Websites” and “Your E-Mail“. Both of these fields are optional and are not required to perform the grading. They do however serve specific functions, which our readers will have the option of taking part in outside of today’s walk through.
After completing this information, go ahead and press, “Generate Report” to get the gears workin’ on your site.
When you get your score, WebsiteGrader will identify your ranking amongst the total amount of sites tested thus far, as well as break it down throughout several main and sub categories:
I. Create Content
This information is further broken down for our readers and scrutinized under the microscope of search engine, blogging, social media and website optimization; then regurgitated out in plain, well-written English.
As our readers might have guessed, there is a strong emphasis of creating websites that are more “wired in”, as they say in The Social Network, when it comes to connecting Websites and their users through services like Google, del.icio.us (Yahoo!) and Twitter. These days, if you’re not using social media, it seems like there are a lot of factors playing against those who choose to go that route.
These days, social media feels a lot like the embodiment of entrepreneurship, and we believe George Gilder said it best.
“In embracing change, entrepreneurs ensure social and economic stability.”
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Coming up next … Twitter Grader!