Website analyses very different after 3 weeks?
3 weeks ago I did an overall analyse of my website and according to different sites:
Technical 8.3 (out of possible 10)
Popularity 7.0 (out of possible 10)
I dont do any blackhat or grayhat SEO, only content building, so I was pretty happy with the result.
Today I did a new analyse and the results were very different:
Technical 7.1 (out of possible 10)
Popularity 7.0 (out of possible 10)
What could be the reason for this difference in just 3 weeks and can it affect my results is the rankings?
Last edited by dreiber; 08-19-2013 at 09:19 AM.
The only reason is because you're doing overall analyse of your website.
I don't do that, so that I don't have to waste time thinking about the results.
It is totally useless, and based on nothing.
Hi james thanks for the respons but why is it useless? Is a website that has those three factors in good shape, not easier to index by the SE? I know I have to focus on building content but I was just wondering
Yes, I say it is useless because it is based on stupid parameters.. It's just made for people who like to waste time on details which don't matter in the big picture.. They are the same who are buying into the whole SEO circus.. Like on SEO forums where everyone is parroting whatever they've read from other random people talking about SEO.. It's a self-sustaining system with always newbies coming in and buying in the seo circus.
Who made this analyse tool? They are the ones making money, all others are wasting their time. So the tool is only useful to the webmaster..
I know there are other tools made by google, by yahoo, I don't remember the names, to test the speed of the site, etc..
All of this is not important, what matters are the basis and focus on the humans, like writing intriguing titles so that if they appear even at 7th position on google, the humans will click it more than the first ones, and having social sharing tools so that it is easy to share the page with others, and having a form to collect emails from visitors so you can keep contact with them one year from now or anytime you've posted a new page..
Those things are more important in the big picture, not what a random analyse tool gives to your site. It's exactly like the site which tells you how much your site is worth in dollars, based on stupid parameters too.. It's totally useless.
Honestly if I was at a point where all is left to do is use a random analyse tool and then worry about the results, I would be happy and very rich already :-)
But it is only just my opinion which I gave you, after I hope some other members less cynical than me can give you serious answers about your site's analyse figures. Me I can't do that without laughing :-)
Last edited by James Colin; 08-19-2013 at 01:02 PM.
JC just has a colorful way of saying that these statistical websites can force you to focus on things that distract you from the big picture. First of all, what are these stats based on? Popularity based on what sites?
The stats that matter are your traffic and conversions. Be careful of focusing too much on Alexa and all these sites that only sample a small portion of websites. What is your traffic doing? That is what's important.
Those analysis tools are logical, not intelligent, like all computer software.
I had a web design client who was clueless about his site. He had used a sitebuilder (Yola) and was using their Gold SEO package which is the equivalent of about 500 bucks a year. I spent over an hour on the phone trying to talk him out of these tools without insulting or offending him. Because of the money he had invested, he was emotionally tied to these promises Yola's salespeople had made to him about traffic.
There is no telling some people when it comes to these things. Incidentally, I improved this guy's Yola site with some custom CSS. I also persuaded him to get rid of some other things he was doing, but I guarantee next time he phones me, it'll be some other statistical tool that he thinks is the answer to his site's traffic problems.
What about telling him to focus on other things, is he already doing the basis right?
If the site is built from the start with its conversion priorities then it doesn't need a lot of traffic to perform well. If, one the other hand, his site is distracting the visitor from the main 2 or 3 conversion goals then it needs a lot more traffic for the same results.
This is one person who I don't particularly want to work with again. The site he made was one of the worst I've ever seen and I actually felt sorry for him which is why I tried to help. I explained about content, value, experience, usability but he just didn't want to hear it. He was tied up with the nonsense sales people and SEO tools were feeding him.
Originally Posted by James Colin
Thanks for the response so far. Luckily its more of curiousity then that I actually do something with those tools.
I think there are a lot of new webmasters that are focusing on these SEO websites instead of building content.
Google Pagespeed This is all you need to check your site performance. As for SEO, Just focus on the basics: Title, meta description ,Header hierarchy, un-ordered list for site navigation, images have alt text.
Check your Title and Meta-description length here