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
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 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.
1.4 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 by using the .xlsx file. If you don't know which keywords to track, use the "Suggest keywords" button.
1.5 Visit issues page
On the issues screen, you see all the pages affected by a specific issue or a filter (critical issues or 301 redirects, for example.)
To get to the issue page, click on the View issues button.
Also, you can get to the issue page by clicking on the big colored buttons: Criticals, Warnings, Notices, or by clicking on any of the page-level issues.
2.1 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.
2.2 View page code
There are two options for checking the page code.
Option 1. Click on the View page code button on the Site Audit summary page. This way, you will check the page code for the main page of your website.
Option 2. Click on the View page code button on the Site Audit issues page on the right of any URL.
2.3 View page audit
You can view the page audit for any specific URL on the Site Audit Issues page by clicking on the View page audit button.
Page audit is a detailed on-page SEO analysis for a specific page of your website. You can find more information in this guide.
2.4 Fix any website issue (website score improved)
To fix any issue, you need to update your website and then recrawl the website.
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. Usually, it's happening once a day.
You can update the frequency of automatic recrawl in your project setting in the Monitoring tab.
2.5 Recrawl the website
To recrawl the website, you need to click on the Recrawl button in the Site Audit or the Assistant header.
2.6 Ignore any issue
You can ignore any issue, so it stops affecting your website score.
To do that, hover over any issue on the Site Audit summary and click on the Ignore issue button.
You can always restore the issue in your project settings on the Crawling tab.
Usually, you might consider ignoring the issue if you see that it's not applicable for your website (due to your website builder or the website settings.)
2.7 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. You can find more information about it here.
2.8 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.
2.9 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 keyword name.
Then you will see the SERP analysis with the recorded history of top100 SERP results for one month.
2.10 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 settings in your project settings in the Monitoring tab.
3.1 Add more than 40 keywords
To get the most out of Sitechecker, add more than 40 keywords. The number is counting among all your projects.
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. You already have 20 credits, which covers two one-time Site Audits. 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.