This usage document covers how to use the Hub 2.0 SEO module to improve your page rank and search results with testing, recommendations, improved tagging, social sharing, and other search engine optimization tools included in SmartCrawl Pro.
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8.1 Getting StartedCopy chapter anchor to clipboard
To access the SEO section of your site in the Hub 2.0, click on the site you would like to manage and click on the SEO option in the site manager menu.
This will open the SEO settings and options available in Hub 2.0.
If you haven’t set up SmartCrawl Pro on your site, click the Activate button to start tracking and managing your SEO in the Hub. This will install and activate SmartCrawl Pro on your website.
8.2 SEO Dashboard OverviewCopy chapter anchor to clipboard
The SEO Dashboard Overview provides you with an overview of the current configuration of the SmartCrawl Pro plugin on your site. You’ll find available SEO settings, configurations, and quick links to corresponding features in your site’s wp-admin for managing your site’s SEO.
Modules on the Dashboard include:
- SEO (Score)
- SEO Checkup
- Site Crawler
- Content Analysis
- Automatic Linking
- Titles & Meta
- Your Reports
8.2.1 SEO (Score)Link to chapter 2
The SEO module display’s your site’s current overall SEO score and related SEO scan details.
Click Docs to access the SmartCrawl usage documentation, and click Tutorial for an introduction to using SmartCrawl and The Hub. Click the menu button (three dots) for additional options, including the option to deactivate SmartCrawl directly from The Hub.
For further configuration, click the gear icon to open SmartCrawl’s SEO Health screen.
The rest of the SEO module interface will differ depending on whether the SmartCrawl installation on your website is configured to perform SEO Checkups or Lighthouse Audits. For more information on SmartCrawl’s SEO test modes, click here.
If SmartCrawl is configured to perform SEO Checkups, click Run Checkup to run a full SEO Checkup directly from The Hub.
If SmartCrawl is configured to perform Lighthouse Audits, click Run Test to run a full Lighthouse Audit directly from The Hub.
A quick overview of your latest Lighthouse Audit results is provided below the SEO score. Click any audit category to view additional details in SmartCrawl’s SEO Health screen.
8.2.2 SEO CheckupLink to chapter 2
If the SmartCrawl installation on your website is configured to perform Lighthouse Audits, then the SEO Checkup module will not appear in your SEO tab. For more information on SmartCrawl’s SEO test modes, click here.
The SEO Checkup module provides you with a quick overview of any Issues found by the SEO Checkup feature, including those you have already Resolved or Ignored.
Click any of those sections to go straight to the SEO Checkup screen in your site’s wp-admin where you can view details about each issue and recommendations to improve things.
Click Set Up in the Next Scheduled Check section to go straight to the appropriate screen in your site’s wp-admin to configure a schedule for regular checkups.
8.2.3 Site CrawlerLink to chapter 2
The Site Crawler module provides an overview of issues found with URLs on your site.
Click the Issues, Missing URLs or Total URLs discovered sections to go straight to the appropriate screen in your site’s wp-admin where you can take action on any URL issues found by SmartCrawl.
Click the Run Scan button to run a full URL checkup right from your Hub. Click the Set Up link in that same section to go straight to the appropriate screen in your site’s wp-admin where you can configure a schedule for regular URL scans.
8.2.4 Content AnalysisLink to chapter 2
The Content Analysis module appears if you have enabled the SEO Analysis and/or Readability Analysis options in SmartCrawl > Settings in your site’s wp-admin, and simply provides you with the overall rating for each of those options.
8.2.5 MozRankLink to chapter 2
The MozRank module displays your site’s Page Authority and Domain Authority ranking over time according to data compiled by Moz, if that feature is enabled in SmartCrawl on your site.
Hover your mouse over any point in the graph to see the rank for that specific day. Click the View Details link to go straight to the corresponding screen in your site’s wp-admin.
Note that a new site will always start with a rank of 1, and it takes 24 hours for data to start appearing after enabling the feature in SmartCrawl.
8.2.7 Titles & MetaLink to chapter 2
The Titles & Meta module displays a preview of each content type on your site, so you can see how it appears in search engines according to how you have configured things in SmartCrawl on your site.
Click the module title to go straight to the corresponding screen in your site’s wp-admin where you can configure the SEO Title & Meta information for every content type on your site.
Click any post type preview to go straight to that specific post to review it.
8.2.8 SchemaLink to chapter 2
The Schema tab displays basic information about options enabled in the Schema section of SmartCrawl on your site.
Click any element in this module to go straight to the corresponding screen in your site’s wp-admin where you can configure the Schema information you want for your site.
8.2.10 Your ReportsLink to chapter 2
The Your Reports module indicates which reporting features you have enabled in SmartCrawl on your site.
Click any element in this module to go straight to the corresponding screen in your site’s wp-admin to configure the options for that reporting feature.