Does Your Blog Get An “F” In SEO?

Thought grades were left behind in school days? So did I. I wasn’t thinking about my blog in terms of “A” or “F.” However, I guess it’s only common sense that everything we do can fall into the grading category. So is your blog an “F” or an “A” in SEO?

SEO Score

We spend so much time with our on-page optimization, it’s only natural to want to know if it’s working. I recently used a great tool that showed me my SEO score or rather my mozRank. mozRank in a nutshell analyzes key internal/external factors of your site for  optimization and readability.

Ok, truth time….when I first checked this out about a month and a half ago, my site SEO was -0! Hahahahah….yep, I sucked. You read it right, a minus zero score.

So, I pulled up the boot straps, researched and researched, focused on writing and optimizing. Then today, I got a reminder email that I could check my website grade again. Yippee! Let’s see if my efforts have done anything.

I am happy to say that my mozRank moved up to a 3. Thank God, because at least now I know that I am moving in the right direction. Always room to improve on every aspect of our blogs. Below is a screen shot of Hubspot’s mozRank score.

blog grade seo

Website Grade

I not only got my mozRank, but I got an entire website grade. I had a 40 the first time a month and a half ago and today, an 88. I know we all use tons of tools to help us analyze things, but I really like this tool. It’s quick and gives me tons of info to compare. These are the areas analyzed for your website.

  • Blog Analysis
  • Blog Grade
  • Recent Articles
  • Google Indexed Pages
  • Readability Level
  • MetaData
  • Heading Summary
  • Image Summary
  • Interior Page Analysis
  • Domain Info
  • MozRank
  • Last Google Crawl
  • Linking Domains
  • del.icio.us Bookmarks
  • Link Tweet Summary
  • Traffic Rank

and even more than these!  Can you see the value of this website grader to your blog? We all need to see that our hard work is paying off and I enjoy seeing results in the form of analysis. You will get an overall website grade as well as everything else and tips for further optimizing your site.

The Bottom Line

Whatever analysis tool you use, it’s important to check the progress of your work. It doesn’t do you any good to write, build links, optimize or anything else if you can’t determine what works and what does not. The benefits of ongoing optimization will be null and void without grading yourself. Don’t let it all go to waste! Get your website grade now.

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6 Responses to “Does Your Blog Get An “F” In SEO?”

  1. January 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    Hey Lisa, great post, thanks for tips on website rankings, I will have to check mine out “fingers crossed” :)

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

      Ian:

      It’s a great tool. Definately heps to analyze every aspect of our blogs!

      Pleasure to see you here,

      Lisa

  2. January 7, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    I’ve been using a similar analysis for a new site I have. I’ve paid a SEO pro to work on it simply because I do not have the time. I’ll be interested to see how it’s score changes month by month and see if they are really worth the money; or a waste of money for that matter!

  3. January 4, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    How’s the readability worked out? Is it Flesch-Kincaid Readability, or some other way?

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 4, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

      Hi Andy:

      Wow…I always learn something new from you! First time I have ever heard that term. So, now that I looked it up :), I believe that is correct. The returned results will show what grade level (academic) your blog is at. Optimum readability for blogs would be elementary or secondary level.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Lisa

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