There are many reasons a business should get a periodic audit of their website, but the main purpose is to give a complete view of the health and wellbeing of your website. Just as all of us should go in for a yearly medical exam, your website should have its annual exam too. This will let you know the health of the website and show you any problems or issues that have arisen since the last time your website had been tested.
There are a few different audits you can do your website, but the types of audits we are going to focus on is the technical, SEO and social media.
The technical website audit is the basic and essential one to make sure the website is working properly. A technical website audit would test for a few key points which would let you know if anything was mechanically wrong with the website. These would be things like broken links, load time, mobile friendliness, indexing, txt errors, https status and crawling. This would be the basic things needed for the website to work properly.
The Search Engine Optimization audit can let you know how your website more visible to users. One thing that really will help with examining this would be to install Google Analytics on your website. Google Analytics will allow you to see many key performance indicators such as site traffic, new visitors to the website, time spent on site, pages visited, devices used and much more.
You can set up goals and conversions in the analytics to assess how your KPI’s are doing. Things you should be looking for on your SEO audit are making sure your meta data is correct, detecting any duplicate content, looking at internal links, keywords chosen and headings optimized.
Finally, you may want to looks at your social media channels and make sure they are optimized. Organic social media is the electronic version of word of mouth advertising. Make sure you have your social media icons on your website. You should claim all your social media channels whether you are using them right now or not.
When surveying a social media audit some of the key factors you would want to look at are how many fans you have, the consistency of posting, engagement with fans and interactions with customers and prospects. Also, a major factor in elevating your electronic word of mouth is getting reviews. People would much rather see what others are saying about you opposed to you tooting your own horn.
In summary, there are many more audits you could do, such as competitor analysis, conversion, content analysis and user experience. These are all great audits to examine as well, but the technical, SEO and social audits to lay the foundation for a good web presence.
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