Getting started guide: part 1

Hello there! In this guide, we’ve gathered all the introductory information that will help you to get started with using Sitechecker.

Here is a quick overview of how to create a project on the Sitechecker platform:
As a starting point, you need to add your website to Sitechecker. To do this, please click on “Create Project”. 

* You might already have a website (or a couple of them) added if you did a free audit for your projects. In this case, you can edit them or add them once again to set up all the elements at once.

Project creation is split up in 4 steps:
Step 1:  Entering your website address 
You can write it down with or without the https element since the system will recognize it either way. If your website has subdomains and you would like to track them as well, you need to add each of them separately. 
Step 2: Set up crawler for Site Audit & Site Monitoring.

* We suggest to turn on both toggles since it will allow the crawler to respect the instructions provided in your robots.txt (if you have one) and automatically check the website every day. This way, you will have the most up to date information about the website errors. 

Step 3: Connecting Google Analytics & Google Search Console 
This is a crucial step, and we strongly recommend to connect your website to Google Analytics and Google Search Console.

During the Google Analytics setup, please choose your account, resource, and view.
If you have subdomains and they contain Google Analytics universal code, then you would have to create a separate introduction to every subdomain inside of your account. 
Step 4: Adding keywords for Rank Tracker
Rank Tracker can monitor your website position in search results by the keywords you’ve inputted. It automatically parses the search results and gives you the data which might not be available in Google Search Console.

* Please note that if you would like to track your positions by keywords in different countries, you need to create a separate project for every other country you would like to track.
If your website is already added to Google Search Console, and it has some data or analytics collected, you can import keywords from there. If you don’t have data from Google Search Console, you can expand your list of keywords by using tools like Kparser or Google Adwords Keyword Planner.

Done! Your website is now added and you can see it now in your list of projects.

A full technical audit of the website will be ready in about 5-10 minutes on average. The average time to collect search results by keywords, data from Google Analytics & Google Search Console is around 1 hour. 

The other option would be to check our article Getting Started Part 2: Quick Overview, where we will briefly describe all of the main features, available at Sitechecker.

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