Measuring & Tracking SEO Success [Beginner's Guide to SEO] (2023)

Set yourself up for success.

They say if you can measure something, you can improve it.

In SEO, it’s no different. Professional SEOs track everything from rankings and conversions to lost links and more to help prove the value of SEO. Measuring the impact of your work and ongoing refinement is critical to your SEO success, client retention, and perceived value.

It also helps you pivot your priorities when something isn’t working.

Start with the end in mind

While it’s common to have multiple goals (both macro and micro), establishing one specific primary end goal is essential.

The only way to know what a website’s primary end goal should be is to have a strong understanding of the website’s goals and/or client needs. Good client questions are not only helpful in strategically directing your efforts, but they also show that you care.

Client question examples:

  1. Can you give us a brief history of your company?
  2. What is the monetary value of a newly qualified lead?
  3. What are your most profitable services/products (in order)?

Keep the following tips in mind while establishing a website’s primary goal, additional goals, and benchmarks:

Goal setting tips

  • Measurable: If you can’t track it, you can’t improve it.
  • Be specific: Don’t let vague industry marketing jargon water down your goals.
  • Share your goals: Studies have shown that writing down and sharing your goals with others boosts your chances of achieving them.

Know your client

Asking your client the right questions is key to understanding their website goals. We've prepared a list of questions you can use to start getting to know your clients below!

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What's that word mean?

Speaking of industry marketing jargon, make sure you're on top of it with the SEO glossary for this chapter!

See Chapter 7 definitions


Now that you’ve set your primary goal, evaluate which additional metrics could help support your site in reaching its end goal. Measuring additional (applicable) benchmarks can help you keep a better pulse on current site health and progress.

Engagement metrics

How are people behaving once they reach your site? That’s the question that engagement metrics seek to answer. Some of the most popular metrics for measuring how people engage with your content include:

Conversion rate

The number of conversions (for a single desired action/goal) divided by the number of unique visits. A conversion rate can be applied to anything, from an email signup to a purchase to account creation. Knowing your conversion rate can help you gauge the return on investment (ROI) your website traffic might deliver.

Time on page

How long did people spend on your page? If you have a 2,000-word blog post that visitors are only spending an average of 10 seconds on, the chances are slim that this content is being consumed (unless they’re a mega-speed reader). However, if a URL has a low time on page, that’s not necessarily bad either. Consider the intent of the page. For example, it’s normal for “Contact Us” pages to have a low average time on page.

Pages per visit

Was the goal of your page to keep readers engaged and take them to a next step? If so, then pages per visit can be a valuable engagement metric. If the goal of your page is independent of other pages on your site (ex: visitor came, got what they needed, then left), then low pages per visit are okay.

Bounce rate

"Bounced" sessions indicate that a searcher visited the page and left without browsing your site any further. Many people try to lower this metric because they believe it’s tied to website quality, but it actually tells us very little about a user’s experience. We’ve seen cases of bounce rate spiking for redesigned restaurant websites that are doing better than ever. Further investigation discovered that people were simply coming to find business hours, menus, or an address, then bouncing with the intention of visiting the restaurant in person. A better metric to gauge page/site quality is scroll depth.

Scroll depth

This measures how far visitors scroll down individual webpages. Are visitors reaching your important content? If not, test different ways of providing the most important content higher up on your page, such as multimedia, contact forms, and so on. Also consider the quality of your content. Are you omitting needless words? Is it enticing for the visitor to continue down the page? Scroll depth tracking can be set up in your Google Analytics.

In Google Analytics, you can set up goals to measure how well your site accomplishes its objectives. If your objective for a page is a form fill, you can set that up as a goal. When site visitors accomplish the task, you’ll be able to see it in your reports.

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Search traffic

Ranking is a valuable SEO metric, but measuring your site’s organic performance can’t stop there. The goal of showing up in search is to be chosen by searchers as the answer to their query. If you’re ranking but not getting any traffic, you have a problem.

But how do you even determine how much traffic your site is getting from search? One of the most precise ways to do this is with Google Analytics.

Using Google Analytics to uncover traffic insights

Google Analytics (GA) is bursting at the seams with data — so much so that it can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to look. This is not an exhaustive list, but rather a general guide to some of the traffic data you can glean from this free tool.

Isolate organic traffic

GA allows you to view traffic to your site by channel. This will mitigate any scares caused by changes to another channel (ex: total traffic dropped because a paid campaign was halted, but organic traffic remained steady).

Traffic to your site over time

GA allows you to view total sessions/users/pageviews to your site over a specified date range, as well as compare two separate ranges.

How many visits a particular page has received

Site Content reports in GA are great for evaluating the performance of a particular page — for example, how many unique visitors it received within a given date range.

Traffic from a specified campaign

You can use UTM (urchin tracking module) codes for better attribution. Designate the source, medium, and campaign, then append the codes to the end of your URLs. When people start clicking on your UTM-code links, that data will start to populate in GA’s "campaigns" report.

Click-through rate (CTR)

Your CTR from search results to a particular page (meaning the percent of people that clicked your page from search results) can provide insights on how well you’ve optimized your page title and meta description. You can find this data in Google Search Console, a free Google tool.

In addition, Google Tag Manager is a free tool that allows you to manage and deploy tracking pixels to your website without having to modify the code. This makes it much easier to track specific triggers or activity on a website.

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Additional common SEO metrics

Domain Authority & Page Authority (DA/PA)

Moz’s proprietary authority metrics provide powerful insights at a glance and are best used as benchmarks relative to your competitors’ Domain Authority and Page Authority.

Keyword rankings

A website’s ranking position for desired keywords. This should also include SERP feature data, like featured snippets and People Also Ask boxes that you’re ranking for. Try to avoid vanity metrics, such as rankings for competitive keywords that are desirable but often too vague and don’t convert as well as longer-tail keywords.

Number of backlinks

Total number of links pointing to your website or the number of unique linking root domains (meaning one per unique website, as websites often link out to other websites multiple times). While these are both common link metrics, we encourage you to look more closely at the quality of backlinks and linking root domains your site has.

How to track these metrics

There are lots of different tools available for keeping track of your site’s position in SERPs, site crawl health, SERP features, and link metrics, such as Moz Pro and STAT.

The Moz and STAT APIs (among other tools) can also be pulled into Google Sheets or other customizable dashboard platforms for clients and quick at-a-glance SEO check-ins. This also allows you to provide more refined views of only the metrics you care about.

Dashboard tools like Data Studio, Tableau, and PowerBI can also help to create interactive data visualizations.

Evaluating a site’s health with an SEO website audit

By having an understanding of certain aspects of your website — its current position in search, how searchers are interacting with it, how it’s performing, the quality of its content, its overall structure, and so on — you’ll be able to better uncover SEO opportunities. Leveraging the search engines’ own tools can help surface those opportunities, as well as potential issues:

  • Google Search Console - If you haven’t already, sign up for a free Google Search Console (GSC) account and verify your website(s). GSC is full of actionable reports you can use to detect website errors, opportunities, and user engagement.
  • Bing Webmaster Tools - Bing Webmaster Tools has similar functionality to GSC. Among other things, it shows you how your site is performing in Bing and opportunities for improvement.
  • Lighthouse Audit - Google’s automated tool for measuring a website’s performance, accessibility, progressive web apps, and more. This data improves your understanding of how a website is performing. Gain specific speed and accessibility insights for a website here.
  • PageSpeed Insights - Provides website performance insights using Lighthouse and Chrome User Experience Report data from real user measurement (RUM) when available.
  • Structured Data Testing Tool - Validates that a website is using schema markup (structured data) properly.
  • Mobile-Friendly Test - Evaluates how easily a user can navigate your website on a mobile device.
  • - Surfaces website improvement insights using Lighthouse and provides the ability to track progress over time.
  • Tools for web devs and SEOs - Google often provides new tools for web developers and SEOs alike, so keep an eye on any new releases here.

How to Rank on Google

If you want to know how to rank a website start-to-finish, look no further than our How to Rank on Google checklist. Just 25 steps to ranking success — read our guide and see how!

Read the checklist

While we don’t have room to cover every SEO audit check you should perform in this guide, we do cover tons of helpful topics in our in-depth Technical SEO Certification Series. When auditing your site, keep the following in mind:


Are your primary web pages crawlable by search engines, or are you accidentally blocking Googlebot or Bingbot via your robots.txt file? Does the website have an accurate sitemap.xml file in place to help direct crawlers to your primary pages?

Indexed pages

Can your primary pages be found using Google? Doing a OR check in Google can help answer this question. If you notice some are missing, check to make sure a meta robots=noindex tag isn’t excluding pages that should be indexed and found in search results.

Page titles & meta descriptions

Do your titles and meta descriptions do a good job of summarizing the content of each page? How are their CTRs in search results, according to Google Search Console? Are they written in a way that entices searchers to click your result over the other ranking URLs? Which pages could be improved? Site-wide crawls are essential for discovering on-page and technical SEO opportunities.

Page speed

How does your website perform on mobile devices and in Lighthouse? Which images could be compressed to improve load time?

Content quality

How well does the current content of the website meet the target market’s needs? Is the content 10X better than other ranking websites’ content? If not, what could you do better? Think about things like richer content, multimedia, PDFs, guides, audio content, and more.

Website pruning can improve overall quality

Removing thin, old, low-quality, or rarely visited pages from your site can help improve your website’s perceived quality. Performing a content audit will help you discover these pruning opportunities.

Learn more about website pruning


Keyword research and competitive website analysis (performing audits on your competitors’ websites) can also provide rich insights on opportunities for your own website.

For example:

  • Which keywords are competitors ranking on page 1 for, but your website isn’t?
  • Which keywords is your website ranking on page 1 for that also have a featured snippet? You might be able to provide better content and take over that snippet.
  • Which websites link to more than one of your competitors, but not to your website?

Discovering website content and performance opportunities will help devise a more data-driven SEO plan of attack! Keep an ongoing list in order to prioritize your tasks effectively.

Prioritizing your SEO fixes

In order to prioritize SEO fixes effectively, it’s essential to first have specific, agreed-upon goals established between you and your client.

While there are a million different ways you could prioritize SEO, we suggest you rank them in terms of importance and urgency. Which fixes could provide the most ROI for a website and help support your agreed-upon goals?

Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, developed a handy time management grid that can ease the burden of prioritization:

Urgent Not Urgent
Important Quadrant I: Urgent & Important Quadrant II: Not Urgent & Important
Not Important Quadrant III: Urgent & Not Important Quadrant IV: Not Urgent & Not Important

Putting out small, urgent SEO fires might feel most effective in the short term, but this often leads to neglecting non-urgent important fixes. The Not Urgent & Important items are ultimately what will move the needle for a website’s SEO. Don’t put these off.

Urgent Not Urgent
Important Primary page issues, high-volume issues Non-primary page issues, mid-volume issues
Not Important Client reports (unrelated to goals), vanity keywords Video sitemaps, meta keywords tag

SEO planning & execution

Much of your success depends on effectively mapping out and scheduling your SEO tasks. Free tools like Google Sheets can help plan out your SEO execution (we have a free template here), but you can use whatever method works best for you. Some people prefer to schedule out their SEO tasks in their Google Calendar, in a kanban or scrum board, or in a daily planner.

Use what works for you and stick to it.

Measuring your progress along the way via the metrics mentioned above will help you monitor your effectiveness and allow you to pivot your SEO efforts when something isn’t working. Say, for example, you changed a primary page’s title and meta description, only to notice that the CTR for that page decreased. Perhaps you changed it to something too vague or strayed too far from the on-page topic — it might be good to try a different approach. Keeping an eye on drops in rankings, CTRs, organic traffic, and conversions can help you manage hiccups like this early, before they become a bigger problem.

Communication is essential for SEO client longevity

Many SEO fixes are implemented without being noticeable to a client (or user). This is why it’s essential to employ good communication skills around your SEO plan, the time frame in which you’re working, and your benchmark metrics, as well as frequent check-ins and reports.

Congratulations on making it through the entire Beginner’s Guide to SEO! Now it’s time for the fun part — applying it. As a next step, we recommend taking the initiative to start an SEO project of your own. Read on for our suggestions!

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"Without strategy, execution is aimless. Without execution, strategy is useless." - Morris Chang

Free SEO planning worksheet

Get started on your SEO planning with the worksheet template we've provided below. Make a copy and edit it to match your needs!

Practice, practice, practice

The best thing you can do to build your confidence, skills, and abilities is to dive in and get your hands dirty. If you’re serious about SEO and hope to serve clients someday, there’s no better place to start than with your own website, whether there’s a hobby you’d like to blog about or you need to set up a personal freelancing page.

We've put together a quick to-do list you can use to guide your next steps in the wide, wonderful world of SEO:

  1. Figure out your site's information architecture, design, UX, and other necessary considerations before starting a new project. We recommend reading Strategic SEO Decisions to Make Before Website Design and Build and watching our Whiteboard Friday on the topic, Launching a New Website: Your SEO Checklist.
  2. Follow the steps of the Beginner's Guide to SEO as you go along:
    1. Understand your goals and the basic rules of SEO
    2. Make sure your site is crawlable and indexable in search
    3. Conduct thorough keyword research
    4. Make sure your on-site optimizations are up to snuff
    5. Perform necessary technical SEO optimizations or audits
    6. Earn links and establish your site's authority
    7. Prioritize effectively and measure the right metrics
  3. Test, iterate, and test again! Many SEOs have test sites where they challenge SEO norms or experiment with new types of optimization tactics. Implement this today by setting up a website and make up a gibberish word (one that likely has zero search volume and no competition), then see how quickly you can get it to rank in search results. From there, you can experiment with all sorts of other SEO tests.
  4. Take on harder tasks, test refurbishing content for other platforms, set stretch goals, and compete with stronger competitors.
  5. Consider going the extra mile and challenging yourself to learn technical SEO.
  6. Find a community where you can safely learn, discuss, share experiences, and ask for help. , TrafficThinkTank, Search Engine Journal's SEO Experts to Follow, and finding SEO meetups near you are all great options to start.
  7. Take the time to evaluate what worked and what didn’t after an SEO project. How might you do things a bit differently in the future to improve your performance?

When it comes to tracking your SEO progress, data is your best friend. You can use Moz Pro's suite of SEO analytics and research tools to keep a close eye on rankings, link building, technical site health, and more. Put your new SEO skills into action with a free 30-day trial of Moz Pro!

What's next?

Now that you've built a solid SEO foundation, learn how to rank your website from start to finish.

Read the short guide now


The overhaul to the original Beginner's Guide to SEO was a mighty effort accomplished by a small yet powerful team. With all our hearts, we'd like to thank Britney Muller, Kameron Jenkins, Trevor Klein, Skye Stewart, Casey Coates, and Felicia Crawford for all the love, sweat, and tears they poured into the creation of this guide. Many thanks as well to Shelly Matsudaira, Aaron Kitney, Jeff Crump, and Cyrus Shepard for their help in getting the guide to its final iteration, and to all the amazing folks in our community who spent valuable time commenting and sharing suggestions, constructive criticisms, and humbling praise for the early drafts of each chapter. And of course, endless thanks to Rand Fishkin for the creation and curation of the original version of the Beginner's Guide to SEO all those many years ago!

Written by Britney Muller and the Moz Staff.

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How can I measure my SEO success? ›

How To Measure SEO Performance and Results
  1. Organic Traffic.
  2. Keyword Ranking.
  3. SERP Visibility.
  4. Click-Through Rate.
  5. Bounce Rate.
  6. Website Authority Over Time.
  7. Backlinks.
  8. Page Speed.
29 Oct 2020

What is KPI in SEO? ›

SEO KPIs are quantifiable values used to measure the effectiveness of a marketing team's SEO efforts and performance. Keeping an eye on your most important search metrics provides you with deeper insight into your search engine ranking and visibility, and conversions that can be attributed to organic performance.

What is SEO tracking? ›

To put it simply, SEO tracking is the process of measuring the performance and progress of a campaign. Ideally, you want to put your SEO strategy in place before you start the campaign. To do so, it's generally good practice to ask your clients a set of questions that will help direct your efforts.

How can I improve my SEO skills? ›

Follow these suggestions to improve your search engine optimization (SEO) and watch your website rise the ranks to the top of search-engine results.
  1. Publish Relevant, Authoritative Content. ...
  2. Update Your Content Regularly. ...
  3. Metadata. ...
  4. Have a link-worthy site. ...
  5. Use alt tags.

How SEO works step by step? ›

To understand the process you have to create a plan, have a strategy, and know all the steps in the process.
  1. Audit. The Process. ...
  2. Technical SEO. The Process. ...
  3. Keyword Research. The Process. ...
  4. Location Demographics. The Process. ...
  5. Content Strategy. The Process. ...
  6. Content Writing & Editing. The Process. ...
  7. Ranking. The Process.
21 Apr 2022

How do I master SEO? ›

How To Master SEO, According To 21 Experts [Infographic]
  1. The Way Of The SEO Master.
  2. Start by Creating. Produce Content. ...
  3. Master Your Tools. Use SEO Plugins on Wordpress.
  4. Be Vigilant Against Spammy Links. Guest blog, carefully. ...
  5. Put People First. Build relationships. ...
  6. Put yourself out there. ...
  7. Be Like Water. ...
  8. Achieve Mastery.
2 Jun 2014

Can I learn SEO on my own? ›

It is possible to learn how to do SEO on your own, you don't have to be an SEO specialist or expert. The first thing to do is convince yourself that SEO is not hard. If others can do it, so can you. All it takes is the willingness to learn and time.

Can I do SEO on my own? ›

You can absolutely do SEO yourself or DIY SEO (Do It Yourself SEO). With some research and lots of practice, anyone can learn how to do SEO for their business. A quick way to get started with SEO is to enter your URL here and then focus your SEO efforts on the recommended action items.

How can I learn SEO for free? ›

  1. Reliablesoft Digital Marketing Academy.
  2. Yoast Free SEO Course.
  3. Udemy Free SEO Course.
  4. Clickminded Free SEO Course.
  5. HubSpot Free SEO Course.
  6. SEMRUSH Free SEO Course.
  7. Coursera Free SEO Course.
  8. Moz Free SEO Course.
6 Jul 2022

What are the 7 C's of digital marketing? ›

And a great approach to take is to implement the 7 Cs- customer, content, context, community, convenience, cohesion, conversion. Customers play a key role in the success of your company, and making them the center of your marketing efforts is the number one requisite for the 7 Cs model marketing to work.

What are 3 main areas of SEO? ›

This is a complete guide to the three components of SEO. Which are Technical SEO, On-page SEO, and Off-page SEO.

What are the two techniques of SEO? ›

SEO techniques are classified into two broad categories: White Hat SEO - Techniques that search engines recommend as part of a good design. Black Hat SEO - Techniques that search engines do not approve and attempt to minimize the effect of. These techniques are also known as spamdexing.

Why are SEO metrics important? ›

Whether you look at rankings, traffic, engagement, leads, orders, revenue, or authority, SEO metrics give you key insights into exactly how your organic search strategy performs. Furthermore, SEO metrics are vital data points to build better strategies, or improve existing plans.

What are three key website performance measures? ›

“There are three main website metrics that digital marketers should put emphasis on when analyzing a website's performance. These are bounce rate, average time on page and unique visitors,” noted Ian Kelley of Vital Design.

Why tracking SEO performance is important? ›

Professional SEOs track everything from rankings and conversions to lost links and more to help prove the value of SEO. Measuring the impact of your work and ongoing refinement is critical to your SEO success, client retention, and perceived value. It also helps you pivot your priorities when something isn't working.

How does Google Analytics measure SEO? ›

10 Ways to Track SEO Rankings with Google Analytics
  1. Monitor Organic Traffic. ...
  2. Track Keyword Rankings in Google Analytics. ...
  3. Monitor Traffic from Referral Sources. ...
  4. Measure Engagement of Your Pages. ...
  5. Measure Mobile Friendliness. ...
  6. Keep Tabs on Site Speed. ...
  7. Track and Fix Broken Links. ...
  8. Track Page-Specific SEO Performance.
21 Dec 2021

How do SEO tools collect data? ›

Both Google and SEO tools use crawlers to get any relevant data for searches.

What skills are needed for SEO? ›

Here are the top eight skills I look for when hiring an SEO.
  • Critical Thinking. ...
  • Speaking & Writing Ability. ...
  • Technical & Programming Skills. ...
  • Social Skills. ...
  • Analytics Skills. ...
  • Data Skills. ...
  • Drive, Motivation & Adaptability. ...
  • A Sense of Humor.
13 Jul 2021

What are technical skills of \SEO? ›

10 Technical SEO Skills You Need to Succeed
  • Create a sitemap to help Google help you. ...
  • Create navigational elements for users. ...
  • Hide low-ranking pages. ...
  • Use tags properly. ...
  • Utilize structured data. ...
  • Account for smart devices. ...
  • Know how to use URLs. ...
  • Use HTTPS.
4 Feb 2020

How do you do Google SEO yourself? ›

  1. Make your site interesting and useful.
  2. Know what your readers want (and give it to them)
  3. Act in a way that cultivates user trust.
  4. Make expertise and authoritativeness clear.
  5. Provide an appropriate amount of content for your subject.
  6. Avoid distracting advertisements.
  7. Use links wisely.

What is the first thing to do before SEO? ›

Before you start any active SEO efforts, it's important to make sure your website has content that engages and helps its users. Data shows that pages with 2,000+ words of content typically rank higher in Google search than pages with short, light content.

How do I create SEO keywords? ›

  1. Step 1: Make a list of important, relevant topics based on what you know about your business. ...
  2. Step 2: Fill in those topic buckets with keywords. ...
  3. Step 3: Understand How Intent Affects Keyword Research and Analyze Accordingly. ...
  4. Step 4: Research related search terms. ...
  5. Step 5: Use keyword research tools to your advantage.
7 Jan 2022

What are the three stages of ranking? ›

The three stages of ranking are: discovery, relevance and authority.

Is Learning SEO difficult? ›

SEO is difficult at first but when you learn the algorithmic policies by Google. you can rank up your website in no time. Just stay tuned for algorithm updates from Google and its new policies. SEO takes time and patience.

What are the best SEO tips for beginners in 2023? ›

SEO Basics: Discover the 9 Most Important SEO Tips for Beginners
  1. Complete Keyword Research.
  2. Develop Long-Form Content.
  3. Tell Google Which Pages Not to Crawl.
  4. Create Easily Digestible Content.
  5. Create Unique Page Titles.
  6. Accurately Describe Page Contents.
  7. Use Headings and Formatting.
22 Jan 2022

What is the most important thing in SEO? ›

The #1 Google Ranking Factor

At WebTek, we say the most important parts of SEO and the most important Google ranking factors are the webpage titles and heading tags. Titles represent the prime real estate of any website – they are your best chance to tell Google exactly what your website or webpage is all about.

How would you track the success of your SEO efforts with Google Analytics? ›

How to Track Your SEO Performance with Google Analytics: 15 Expert Tips
  1. Sync Your Search Console Account to Obtain More SEO Data.
  2. Create SEO-Related Goals.
  3. Apply the Right Filters for Accurate SEO Reporting.
  4. Improve SEO on Your Highest Converting Pages.
  5. Use the Content Drilldown Report.
1 Sept 2022

Why do we need to measure success rate in SEO? ›

Professional SEOs track everything from rankings and conversions to lost links and more to help prove the value of SEO. Measuring the impact of your work and ongoing refinement is critical to your SEO success, client retention, and perceived value. It also helps you pivot your priorities when something isn't working.

How do I run an SEO audit? ›

How to Perform a Technical SEO Audit
  1. Crawl Your Website. ...
  2. Perform a Manual Google Search. ...
  3. Make Sure Only One Version of Your Site Is Browseable. ...
  4. Conduct On-Page Technical SEO Checks. ...
  5. Manage Your Internal and External Links. ...
  6. Check Your Site Speed. ...
  7. Check Your Off-Site SEO and Perform a Backlink Audit.

How is keyword performance measured? ›

You can evaluate your keywords by looking at the following three metrics.
  1. Interactions. ...
  2. Traffic. ...
  3. – Click-through rate (CTR) ...
  4. – Bounce Rate. ...
  5. – Geographic Location. ...
  6. Auctions. ...
  7. – Quality Score. ...
  8. – Impression Share.
28 Sept 2016

What is the difference between Google Analytics and SEO? ›

The difference is that Google Search Console suggests measures for SEO that drive traffic through search engines and Google Analytics lets you monitor and gives you a complete picture of traffic through Marketing campaigns, social media, search engines, etc.

Do I need Google Analytics for SEO? ›

Why is Google Analytics essential to SEO? Google Analytics is an extremely useful tool when it comes to SEO. The search engine that people use to find your website is handing out useful nuggets of data left, right, and center in order for you to improve your website. That's invaluable.

Is Google Analytics a SEO tool? ›

Google Analytics is a web analytics service that provides statistics and basic analytical tools for search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing purposes. The service is part of the Google Marketing Platform and is available for free to anyone with a Google account.

What is an SEO strategy? ›

An SEO strategy is the process of organizing a website's content by topic to improve the likelihood of appearing in search results. Essentially, it is the process you follow in order to maximize the opportunity to gain organic traffic from search engines.

What is an SEO audit Checklist? ›

The Complete Technical SEO Audit Checklist

Search engine algorithms from Google or Bing send crawlers to your site to analyze the HTML code, JavaScript, performance, structure and more. This means that a fully optimized website needs more than just keyword density and good content for successful SEO results.

What should an SEO audit include? ›

What Is Analyzed in an SEO Audit:
  • Site Content Structure.
  • Keyword Research.
  • Page Copy Theme Analysis.
  • Keyword Use.
  • Meta Data Analysis (Page Titles, Meta Descriptions, Heading Tags)
  • Schema.
  • User Experience.
  • Images & Video.
8 Apr 2021

How do you analyze keywords? ›

  1. Step 1: Make a list of important, relevant topics based on what you know about your business. ...
  2. Step 2: Fill in those topic buckets with keywords. ...
  3. Step 3: Understand How Intent Affects Keyword Research and Analyze Accordingly. ...
  4. Step 4: Research related search terms. ...
  5. Step 5: Use keyword research tools to your advantage.
7 Jan 2022

How do I analyze keywords in Google Analytics? ›

To view your keyword rankings in Google Analytics, select the website property tab and go to Search Console report under navigate to Acquisition » Search Console » Queries. This will show all of the search queries that brought people to your site. The keyword rankings report in Google Analytics will look like this.


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