What’s the best way to get SEO stats?
Before our March 6 class, “How to Reach Your Traffic Goals with Search Engine Optimization (SEO),” we’ve asked you for your SEO questions to answer on the blog.
Beth Ann asks: “What is the best way to get baseline SEO stats so you can measure the success of your SEO optimization?”
Instructor Jen Barnett responds:
- See how many pages you’re indexing in the big three search engines — Google, Bing and Yahoo — by doing a search for your site in this format: site:yoursite.com.
Ex.: Here’s a Google search for site:birminghamblogging.com. (See screenshot below.)
- Find what percentage of your traffic comes from organic search (as opposed to clicks from ads), as well as the number of organic searches you appear in.
- Find where you fall in search results for your chosen keywords.
You can review these monthly, weekly or daily, depending on aggressive your efforts are. (Or hourly, like me).
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Have a question? Leave it as a comment on our intro post.
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Want a custom SEO plan for your site? Register today for our March 6 class.