What is the first things you look when taking over a website?

by @seomagix (190), 1 year ago

Hey guys,

I wondered what you guys looked for when hired to do someone's SEO. I have my own little process and things I check when asked to help someone's website, but everyone is different so I am curious.

So, what is your little checklist of things you check when looking at a website?

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by @arsalansheikh (55), 1 year ago

When I was working at the seo company I just need to focus on the some major issues before audit that was manual research for me to do that and get the some ideas would be helpful for me to do that.

by @seomagix (190), 1 year ago

Oh like spot the issues? Like content? Or more structure problems with the website?

by @jaap (1667), 1 year ago
  1. Technique
  2. Content
  3. Popularity

Some tools/info to start:


I always prefer to check all the SEO. such as on-page, off-page and technical. Later continue on with content and other technical issues.

by @Gamerseo (1330), 1 year ago

We always perform an audit and pay attention to other aspects.

by @ms (4012), 1 year ago

I usually check

  • authority of the website and where it comes from
  • backlinks and backlinking opportunities
  • index status
  • speed (prefer as you can choose from various locations)
  • all the smaller on-site blocks, from internal linking through rich snippets support, meta tags, open graph, canonicals to markup itself to leverage maximum potential out of the content.

Anyway, always look for issues first, then fix them ASAP, then move on to improvements.

by @binayjha (4999), 1 year ago

My initial steps goes like this while looking on a webpage with SEO perspective,

  • Page title to find the keywords targeted for the webpage
  • On-page SEO applied for the targeted keywords
  • Backlinks profile
  • SEO audit

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