While checking my blog stats on Alexa a couple weeks back, I discovered that they’ve recently (last month) released a new feature called Alexa Site Audit. For $199, Alexa Site Audit will give the user an in depth view of their site’s visibility on search engines, insights on optimization, monetization and overall health of the site. Alexa Site Audit will also examine up to 10,000 pages of your website or blog and provide you with recommendations to improve it’s search engine placement.
How does it work? Just type in the URL of your website or blog and Alexa Site Audit will crawl and analyze it for you. All you need to do now is view the generated reports with the corresponding recommendations and implement them. With Alexa Site Audit you’ll get actionable SEO recommendations, lists of broken links, missing and/or duplicate tags, header and link text optimization suggestions, SEM (Search Engine Marketing) suggestions, tips that will help search engines to easily find your content and many more.
I haven’t tried Alexa Site Audit myself but based on the screenshots, I can say that is a very useful and comprehensive tool that will help bloggers and website owners to improve not only their website or blog’s performance but also improve their search engine rankings and search engine marketing. The $199 per site fee can be a bit too expensive for most users but it can be a good investment if your site has a huge amount of traffic and the recommendations can help lead to more traffic and more earnings.
If you think that it’s not worth the $199, there are free or less expensive tools out there that can do some of what Alexa Site Audit can offer like Xenu, SEO Book’s Website Health Check Tool (members only) or the SEOmoz app ($99/month).
Anyone tried or are currently using Alexa Site Audit? What tools (free or paid) are you currently using to help you with search engine optimization, search engine marketing, and for checking your website’s health? Please share your thoughts.