SEO Audits – What Are the First Things You Review?
SEMpdx needs to put together a list of the “Top SEO factors” for our Hot Seat events. We’re going to present the list and a brief explanation of each item as part of the opening spiel for each Hot Seat event. While we COULD cover a lot – time constraints require that we keep this portion of the event to 5 or 10 minutes. So – I’m shooting for a list of the 5 most important things to know about with respect to SEO.
While all of us at SEMpdx have our own lists – I feel that we need a list that’s built using more ‘democratic’ means. So here’s the question then: “What are the first things you look at when doing an SEO review of a site? Why?”
Please contribute your thoughts via ‘comments’ below. I’ll summarize & tally the comments, and update this post with the winning list! Here’s a starting point:
- Keywords in Title Tags
- Text Page Headlines (using header tags)
- Keyword Use in Unique Text Body Copy
- Internal Link Anchor Text
- META Description
- Inbound Links
- HTML Site Map
- META Keywords
- XML Sitemap file
- Alt Tags
- W3C Validation
Which 5 do you think are the most important? What did I miss?
(BTW – approved comments are ‘followed’, so you’ll get the link credit for your contribution).