Understanding The Various Parts Of Semalt's Dedicated SEO Dashboard And The Promise It Has For Your Website
Before the Covid pandemic crisis hit the world, optimizing the SEO score of your Website was seen as a luxury by some business owners. Many felt it wasn't necessary, and any website could survive without it. Now that people are spending a majority of their life in quarantine optimizing the SEO on your page is now essential if you plan on keeping or attracting traffic. Just look at the success of Ahrefs and Ubersuggest! Those programs are quite expensive, yet they get plenty of traffic.
Small businesses with the little budget are now left with no way out, or so they thought until Semalt's Dedicated SEO Dashboard was launched. These small businesses can now compete with other larger companies in their industry, thanks to Semalt.
With only $10 per domain, you will get the same quality as Ahrefs and Ubersuggest, ensuring that you stand a chance at surviving no matter how competitive your industry gets. In this article, we will introduce you to the various parts of our program and show you just how easy it is for you to optimize your Website.
DSD's Dual Grading System
The first thing amazing feature of DSD we need to mention is the dual grading system. When something mentions a percentage number, it is often ranged from 0-100. 90-100 is the best score you can get, 50-89 in the middle of the pack, and 0-49 means that you have a lot of work to do. Several of the pages in the Dedicated SEO Dashboard also have colored dots next to action items.
- Green means that the item on your Website is good.
- Orange means it can use some work.
- Red means that you should take care of this as soon as possible.
To help make this as easy as possible for a new user, Semalt allows you to sign in with your Google or Facebook Account. Just like other apps that use these options for login, we will take the information stored on your Facebook or Google Account and implement it in your Semalt account. For users who aren't comfortable with that option, you can create an account on Semalt and edit your information as you see fit.
As you are exploring the Dedicated SEO Dashboard, you will see a blue line on each page that says "View the Page Guide". You can select one of three options:
- No, Thanks
- Open Guide
If you select "No, Thanks" or "Later", the page will let you continue without any other prompt. If you select "Open Guide", the page will give you a walk-through of what you can find in this specific option. To move on to the next prompt, press the next button.
Please pay careful attention, as you will not have a second chance to review these directions. But we are available 24/7 if you do need further assistance. You can always contact a Semalt representative by pressing the chat bubble, which you will find in the upper right-hand corner of your screen; someone will be at the other end to provide you assistance.
In the upper right-hand corner, there are two other options that you can select, which are Change Language and Check Your Account. We've made our app suitable for users who speak other languages. For the change language option, you will find eleven languages that you can easily use by clicking on your preferred language option. Check your Account will let you look at your account details and change some details.
Now, we can get into the meat and potatoes of this article - THE Semalt Dedicated SEO Dashboard itself! You will find this is on the left side of the application, and it can be easily tucked away by pressing the three-line toggle next to the name "Semalt". We added this, so you don't get distracted as you're working on the main screen. There are eight items in the dashboard.
This list is here so you can easily access any projects that you have previously implemented into the Dedicated SEO Dashboard. With one click, you can alternate between projects while staying in the same section. This will help you compare and contrast the different sections between each project. Users running multiple projects at once can click this tab to quickly move between each task. This is an amazing feature because navigating through multiple projects has gotten a lot easier, unlike our competitors. Now you have more time to spend optimizing your Website.
By the way, can you also include competitors in this list? Not only will you get to track your own progress, but you can also keep a close eye on your competition, so you are always one step ahead.
Add website button
Just press the big blue button, and it will prompt you to add a website / domain name to your list. It is that simple! You can even include important keywords to the project by pressing the slice button and typing the word in. You can also create or upload a text list with all of the websites you want to research, so you do not have to individually put them all in. This will save you so much time!
The dashboard gives you a basic breakdown of every project that you have implemented into the Dedicated SEO Dashboard. You can quickly scan through all of the projects and spot a major difference quickly. Finding these differences will instantly direct you to take action somewhere. You also have the option to slice more keywords to the project, helping you get more results that you can use for your Website.
To help illustrate how to use the dashboard, wecreated a sample using different Social Media Marketing tools. These projects are graded based on their Top 100, 50, 30, 10, 3, and 1 keywords. As you can see, YouTube is doing better with its top 100 keywords, but it drastically falls as you move down the list. LinkedIn, while lacking in keyword variety (indicated by their lower Top 100 score), is performing exceptionally well with their top 1 keyword. That shows you that LinkedIn is much more in tune with their brand and how their audience is reacting while YouTube's audience is much more varied.
SERP, which is short for Search Engine Results Pages, references the results a user obtains when they perform a Google search. When a user starts a Google search, Google will take the keyword they put into the search bar and give them the best options that their crawlers found on the web. To help you increase this score, the SERP drop-down menu has the following options:
- Keywords in TOP: this will give your Website or the domain you're analyzing a rank with your core search term and how they are distributed.
- Best Pages: here, you will discover which pages on your Website are top performers and their current ranking.
- Competitors: you will learn how other websites compete with the keywords you currently rank for.
If you are using all three of these metrics correctly, you should be able to create content that is much more succinct and be able to recognize where you are under-performing.
As soon as you click on the Webpage Analyzer, the Dedicated SEO Dashboard will give you an optimization score based on the SEO categories search engines will judge your product. This uses the same grading system that is presented above.
The Webpage Analyzer will also give you directions for how to improve your Website. As indicated in our example above, there are seven errors that YouTube should fix in order to significantly raise their score. When you click on the Warnings button, you will be directed to a list of issues that you need to fix.
The other buttons (All Audits, Successful Audits, Warnings, and Basic Info) will direct you to those sections as well. We would not recommend addressing the issues in the Warnings tab until you have addressed the issues you have in the Errors tab, as the Errors tab will take you to issues that are much more pressing to your success.
The drop-down menu is divided into two sections that basically work the same way:
- Page Uniqueness check
- Website Uniqueness check
Both of these options will check to see how unique the pages on your Website are and how they are performing with each keyword on the page. So what makes them different?
When you choose the page uniqueness option, Semalt's DSD will do an in-depth analysis of the specif page you put into the URL bar using the check search engine option of your choice from the drop-down menu.
The website check does a breakdown of all the pages under your home page and breaks down their scores in "Keywords in TOPS".
If you have a lot of pages on your Website, we advise that you use the Website Uniqueness check. But if you need a breakdown of an individual page or you do not have a lot of pages on your Website, you can use the Page Uniqueness check to get a full rundown of what those pages are working with.
This will measure how long it takes for your Website to download on a desktop or a mobile device. After the page loads your results, it will give you a score that is measured in the same way that was broken down at the beginning of the article.
As we see here, YouTube is technically not fully optimized. They have 16 Errors that they need to fix. To look further into this, you will need to click on the "Errors to Fix" tab illustrated in the above image.
In the image above, you will see the colored dots next to the items that the Dedicated SEO Dashboard judged YouTube on. According to the colored dot system explained above, YouTube has five major errors that they will need to address:
- Preload key requests.
- Ensure text remains visible during Webfont load.
- Does not use passive listeners to improve scrolling performance.
- Avoid an excessive DOM size.
On the right of each item, there is a drop-down menu that will help you get to the core of your issue. You can also reference the "learn more link" under each section.
This is where you can generate or program the creation of reports. There are five options in the drop-down menu:
- Create a report - put in the parameters, and it will create your report.
- Create a delivery schedule - the same as Create report, but you schedule this creation.
- Report delivery schedule - the reports scheduled above are here.
- White label template - lets you customize the reports for your brand.
- Delivery template - lets you customize emailed reports for your brand.
And that is everything you have available to you in Semalt's Dedicated SEO Dashboard. Not only is it just as efficient as Ahrefs and Ubersuggest, but the price is much more affordable for the small business owner - $10 per domain name! With all of the help buttons and the timely customer service, you will have everything you need in order to get that high SERP to score your business needs to compete in this market. Are you ready for success? Then create your Dedicated SEO Dashboard account today.