I was just reading ShoeMoney’s blog, and I saw he has just released a new service called Free SEO Report. I thought it sounded interesting, so I thought I would sign up for an account, check it out, and write up a short review.
When you first sign up, you’ll need to provide your page url, keyword, and email address. Once you’ve opted-in, you will then get a notification when your report is completed. (about 5 minutes)
Free SEO Report allows you to submit a single page URL, along with a specified keyword, and it will go out and analyze the URL using a variety of on-page SEO factors. It will then generate a detailed report for you and allow you to compare your results against your competition.
Some of the important factors Free SEO Report looks at include:
- Your page Title tags
- Headings (H1, H2, H3 tags)
- Page content
- Url analysis
- Meta description
- Page size and load times
As a test, I tried analyzing my latest post about Article Marketing Robot to see if it would show me any interesting insights.
Here is the detailed analysis of my title tags:
Here’s a look at a part of the body text analysis:
Free SEO Report Impressions
Overall, I thought the my SEO report was interesting to look at and it shows some potential. The factors it looks at are many of the same ones I try to optimize myself when trying to improve the on-page SEO of my sites.
Each section of the report contains some SEO tips about what to improve. Some of them are useful, but the suggestions are mostly generic in nature and it would nice if they were more personalized for your page.
There also isn’t really a clear indicator about whether your particular scores are good or bad. For example, in the body text analysis, my post had a keyword position of 52, and the average keyword position of my competitors was 176. Ok, that’s nice…but so what? It should probably be more clear that the lower the number the better.
Here are a few suggested improvements I would love to see added.
First, it would be nice if Free SEO Report could calculate some sort of overall SEO score to give you an idea of how well optimized your on-page SEO is. Something like what Scribe SEO shows you would be cool.
I would also suggest having the various scores color coded so you would know at a glance what you need to improve. Sort of like how the Market Samurai SEO competition module color codes the various ranking factors it displays.
Lastly, there should be some documentation added. I didn’t notice any which means there is no way to look up what the different metrics in the report mean. This would make the SEO report more accessible to everyone, even those new to SEO.
Free SEO Report allows you to generate one free report, but if you want to create more, you will have to upgrade your account for $19.99 a month. This gives you unlimited reports, plus you will be able to brand them with your own company logo and custom footer. If you run your own SEO company, this might be an appealing way to send reports to your clients. You can also earn credits to generate more reports by referring other people to sign up.
Is Free SEO Report going to magically get you to the top of the search engines for your keyword? No, probably not, but it is an interesting service. On-page SEO is just one aspect of getting good rankings in Google. You still will need to develop a good link building strategy as well.
I do think Free SEO Report shows some good potential, especially if it makes a few improvements moving forward. If you are curious about how well it works, why not try it out with your own site.