Getting started to-do list
Here you will find the description of steps from the Getting Started to-do list. Complete these steps and get rewarded.
Table of Contents
- 1.1 Create the first project
- 1.2 Verify email address
- 1.3 Add more than ten keywords
- 1.4 Visit issues page
- 1.5 View page audit
- 1.6 View Rank Tracker report
- 2.1 Connect Google Search Console
- 2.2 Create one more project
- 2.3 Fix any website issue (website score improved)
- 2.4 Recrawl the website
- 2.5 Suggest keywords from GSC
- 2.6 Add more than 30 keywords
- 2.7 Check SERP analysis for a keyword
- 2.8 Got first change on Site Monitoring
- 3.1 Add more than 40 keywords
- 3.2 Add keyword groups
- 3.3 Add backlinks to Backlink Tracker
- 3.4 Run a one-time Site Audit
- 3.5 Invite a user
- 3.6 Upload your logo for White-label reports
- 3.7 Download Site Audit pdf report
- 3.8 Download Rank Tracker pdf report
- 3.9 Vote for new features
1.1 Create the first project
You will create your first project automatically after you subscribe.
1.2 Verify email address
We do suggest verifying your email address. You won't receive any helpful product notifications if your email has not been verified.
For example, you might miss an email alert when any page on your website becomes broken or your robots.txt file is changed.
Please note that the email verification letter might be in the spam folder. The email subject is "Please confirm your email" the sender is "firstname.lastname@example.org." You can also resend a verification email in your account email notification settings.
1.3 Add more than ten keywords
To get the most out of Rank Tracker, we strongly recommend adding more than ten keywords. To add keywords, open your project settings, and choose the Keywords tab. Just type your keywords or import them from your Google Search Console or by using the .xlsx file.
If you don't know which keywords to track, use the "Research keywords" button.
To mark this step as done you need to add more than ten keywords within one project.
1.4 Visit the issues page
On the issues screen, you see all the pages affected by a specific issue or a filter (canonical is missing or 301 redirects, for example.) To get to the issue page, click on the View all affected pages button or on any issue in the list.
1.5 View Page audit
Page audit helps you to run an on-page SEO optimization. To open it, click on any URL on the Site Audit Issues page.
Within the page audit you will find tons of useful on-page SEO data:
- Page issues list and the history log
- Page content analysis (overall structure, headers, keywords density and more)
- Page links analysis (internal, external, anchors and even broken external links)
- Page media and resources analysis (images, css, js)
- Page speed insights
- Page localization data
- Page code
Connect your Google Search Console account and get access to a few mighty features within page audit:
- Page search metrics from your Google Search Console.
- Keywords gap for this particular page from your Google Search Console.
1.6 View Rank Tracker report
Rank Tracker helps you track website rankings in any geo, device, and search engine. Find Rank Tracker in the left navigation bar below Site Monitoring.
Rank Tracker is one of the top tools within Sitechecker. Find out more about it in the short video guide below.
2.1 Connect Google Search Console
You can connect your Google Search Console account when creating your first project. We strongly recommend connecting it. We use the data from GSC to create unique dashboards and SEO to-dos to grow your SEO. Here's the detailed guide on connecting GSC.
2.2 Create one more project
To create one more project, go to the projects list by clicking on the Sitechecker logo on the left. Then click on the "+ Create Project" button. Also, you can find the "Create Project" button in the projects dropdown select on the left.
2.3 Fix any website issue
To fix any issue, you need to update your website and then recrawl it.
For example, you have an issue "Title is empty" for the page "A." The issue means that the title on this page is left blank with no content (e.g. "<title></title>").
To fix it, you need to edit your page "A" and fill in the title tag.
Then you need to recrawl your website. You can do that manually by clicking on the Recrawl button in the header. Another option is to wait till Sitechecker automatically recrawls your website. By, it's happening every three days.
You will see fixed issues in your Site Audit issues list. The number on the right shows how many of such issues have been fixed.
To check specific pages with fixed or added issues use Site Monitoring feed.
2.4 Recrawl the website
To recrawl the website, you need to click on the Recrawl button in the Site Audit header.
On the free trial you can manually recrawl any website once in 24 hours.
2.5 Suggest keywords from GSC
The easiest way to add keywords is to use keyword suggestions from your connected Google Search Console account. You can suggest keywords in your project settings in the Keywords tab. To do that, click on the Import keywords and choose From Google Search Console.
Then you will see the list of high-potential keywords from Google Search Console you don't monitor in Rank Tracker yet.
2.6 Add more than 30 keywords
The more keywords you add, the more progress you can track. You can add more keywords to your existing project in the project settings in the Keywords tab. To mark this step as done you need to add more than 30 keywords within one project. The easiest way to find keyword ideas is to use Sitechecker suggestions by clicking on Research keywords button.
2.7 Check SERP analysis for a keyword
You can see a detailed SERP analysis for any keyword your track on Rank Tracker. To check it, click on the SERP button near the keyword name.
Then you will see the detailed SERP analysis with up to top100 SERP results.
Use filters to narrow the results and find your competitors.
To verify the SERP results click on the View snapshot button.
By clicking on it you will see the actual SERP results crawled by Sitechecker.
2.8 Got first change on Site Monitoring
Sitechecker will automatically detect changes on your website.
Please note that Site Monitoring must be enabled. You can check the Site Monitoring preferences in your project settings in the Monitoring tab.
Once you have an update on your website you'll see it in the Site Monitoring updates feed and graph.
3.1 Add more than 40 keywords
To get the most out of Sitechecker, add more than 40 keywords. To mark this step as done you need to add more than 40 keywords within one project.
3.2 Add keyword groups
The best way to organize your keywords is to use groups. Add at least one group. Check this guide about keyword groups.
3.3 Add backlinks to Backlink Tracker
Backlink tracker helps you control the status of the backlinks you built. Add at least one backlink into Backlink Tracker.
3.4 Run a one-time Site Audit
A one-time Site Audit helps you to check any website without the need to create a new project. You can find it among other Extra tools. The one-time Site Audit is paid via Sitechecker's inner currency - credits. Find more information on credits in this short guide.
3.5 Invite a user
To invite a user, please find a button "Share project" on Site Audit or Assistant. Please note that the user you want to invite should already have a Sitechecker account.
3.6 Upload your logo for White-label reports
Please upload your logo for the White-label report in your account settings. After you upload your logo, all pdf reports will be labeled with it.
3.7 Download Site Audit pdf report
To download your pdf report, please use the Export PDF button on Site Audit Summary.
3.8 Download Rank Tracker pdf report
To download your pdf report, please use the Export PDF button on Rank Tracker.
3.9 Vote for new features
Please vote for features you would like to see on Sitechecker here. We also appreciate you adding new feature ideas.