This usage document covers how to use the Hub 2.0 SEO module to improve your page rank and search results with testing, recommendations, improved tagging, social sharing, and other search engine optimization tools included in SmartCrawl Pro.

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8.1 Getting Started

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To access the SEO section of your site in the Hub 2.0, click on the site you would like to manage and click on the SEO option in the site manager menu.

This will open the SEO settings and options available in Hub 2.0.

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If you haven’t set up SmartCrawl Pro on your site, click the Activate button to start tracking and managing your SEO in the Hub. This will install and activate SmartCrawl Pro on your website.

8.2 SEO Dashboard Overview

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The SEO Dashboard Overview provides you with an overview of the current configuration of the SmartCrawl Pro plugin on your site. You’ll find available SEO settings, configurations, and quick links to corresponding features in your site’s wp-admin for managing your site’s SEO.

Modules on the Dashboard include:

  • SEO (Score)
  • SEO Checkup
  • Site Crawler
  • Content Analysis
  • MozRank
  • Automatic Linking
  • Titles & Meta
  • Schema
  • Social
  • Your Reports

8.2.1 SEO (Score)

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The main SEO module displays your site’s current overall SEO score, and includes a handy Run Checkup button to run a full SEO Checkup right from your Hub.

Click the Docs link there to go to the usage docs for the SmartCrawl plugin. Click the ellipsis icon ( … ) for additional options where you’ll also find a Deactivate option which will deactivate SmartCrawl on your site.

Click the gear icon in the Last Checkup section to go straight to the appropriate screen in your site’s wp-admin to configure a schedule for regular checkups.

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8.2.2 SEO Checkup

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The SEO Checkup module provides you with a quick overview of any Issues found by the SEO Checkup feature, including those you have already Resolved or Ignored.

Click any of those sections to go straight to the SEO Checkup screen in your site’s wp-admin where you can view details about each issue and recommendations to improve things.

Click Set Up in the Next Scheduled Check section to go straight to the appropriate screen in your site’s wp-admin to configure a schedule for regular checkups.

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8.2.3 Site Crawler

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The Site Crawler module provides an overview of issues found with URLs on your site.

Click the Issues, Missing URLs or Total URLs discovered sections to go straight to the appropriate screen in your site’s wp-admin where you can take action on any URL issues found by SmartCrawl.

Click the Run Scan button to run a full URL checkup right from your Hub. Click the Set Up link in that same section to go straight to the appropriate screen in your site’s wp-admin where you can configure a schedule for regular URL scans.

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8.2.4 Content Analysis

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The Content Analysis module appears if you have enabled the SEO Analysis and/or Readability Analysis options in SmartCrawl > Settings in your site’s wp-admin, and simply provides you with the overall rating for each of those options.

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8.2.5 MozRank

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The MozRank module displays your site’s Page Authority and Domain Authority ranking over time according to data compiled by Moz, if that feature is enabled in SmartCrawl on your site.

Hover your mouse over any point in the graph to see the rank for that specific day. Click the View Details link to go straight to the corresponding screen in your site’s wp-admin.

Note that a new site will always start with a rank of 1, and it takes 24 hours for data to start appearing after enabling the feature in SmartCrawl.

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8.2.6 Automatic Linking

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The Automatic Linking module is a handy reminder of which content elements have been enabled for automatic keyword links in your site.

Click any element in the module to go straight to the corresponding screen in your site’s wp-admin where you can configure this feature in SmartCrawl.

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8.2.7 Titles & Meta

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The Titles & Meta module indicates whether you’ve configured your site’s homepage to show your latest Blog posts or a Static Page, and how many Public Post Types are active on the site.

Click any element in this module to go straight to the corresponding screen in your site’s wp-admin where you can configure the SEO Title & Meta information for every content type on your site.

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8.2.8 Schema

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The Schema tab displays basic information about options enabled in the Schema section of SmartCrawl on your site.

Click any element in this module to go straight to the corresponding screen in your site’s wp-admin where you can configure the Schema information you want for your site.

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8.2.9 Social

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The Social module indicates which options have been configured in the Social sharing features of SmartCrawl on your site.

Click any element in this module to go straight to the corresponding screen in your site’s wp-admin where you can configure the Social sharing options to your liking.

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8.2.10 Your Reports

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The Your Reports module indicates which reporting features you have enabled in SmartCrawl on your site.

Click any element in this module to go straight to the corresponding screen in your site’s wp-admin to configure the options for that reporting feature.

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