Thursday, 23 May 2013

Find missing meta tags

[Updated 9 May in line with Scrutiny v5]

Meta keywords may not be as important now as they used to be, but your meta title is one of the most important SEO factors and your meta description will appear on search result pages and net you click-throughs.

Here's how to check your site to see whether these things are in place using Scrutiny.

1. First you need to scan your site. At the Sites screen, press 'New' and type your starting url. Press 'Next' to see the default settings, press 'Next' again to accept those settings. Press 'Go' beside 'SEO'.

2. When the crawl has finished, the SEO screen will open

3. Make sure that the 'Highlight' box is switched to 'Missing metadata' (this is the default position)

4. It's easy to see which pages have missing title, description and keywords. These will be highlighted in orange or red.

1 comment:

  1. Useful, thanks! I'm just about to check my site for missing descriptions, so this is very timely.