A tool that measures how well your site is optimized for search engines

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Here is a tool that will tell you how well your site is optimized for search engines and what you can do to improve it.

http://www.websitegrader.com/Default.....

Website Grader provides a score that incorporates things like website traffic, social popularity and other technical factors. It also provides some basic advice on how the website can be improved from a search engine optimization perspective.

Simply enter your URL and it will return a report. You can also show off your Webgrader score with a nice badge which you can add to your site.

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Charlene

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Green Girl

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Wo.Ow gotta try this when my site is done ;-)
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Ruth

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It is very cool! I've spent some time playing with it for my own sites :)
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Thrundar

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I'm not sure, but the melting Logo's there and smoke rising off the letters..Does this mean my grade of -51 is a bad thing?
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annoyer707

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thx for this ruth! i got 49 out of 100
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Ruth

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Thrundar, I'd love to take the credit, but you need to thank Charlene!
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Green Girl

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this gave me 40 out of 100.
And i dont really see a reason why even 40?
My site is still almost blank!!
I have hardly 20 visitors in last 15 days.. all of them are my friends that too just to check the look or functionality of any tool.
I had expected that it would give me something in negative!!!

So i m not sure how perfect their way of measurement is !!!
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Boomer, Champion

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40? - i get 34? Check it out
http://www.forsite.synthasite.com/
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Green Girl

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I forgot, i havent even added meta tags!! ha ha LOL
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Green Girl

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I dont know how, i just check out few minutes ago!!
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Green Girl

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Hey boomer, you can have a look at http://kloud9clothing.synthasite.com
Its awesome, made by K9.. include it as well in your list if you can :-)
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annoyer707

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woo hoo i got the highest grade on boomers site!!
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Adrian

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I get 27 out of 100
Feels like I'm back at school !! ha ha
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Green Girl

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as i said even in the last post, i really dont understand their way!!
Can you believe they gave me 40, and my site is almost blank till now!!
(i m busy on working database, which is saved on my PC!!)
I have all the pages which are literally blank except home, contact us and disclaimer..
And guess what!! they cud track only 3 pages, home+2 blank page..
they didnt even notice my well done pages!! LOL

And yeah, i have NO meta tags, not even description, Not even content on my website till now..

ROFL
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Thrundar

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I actually finally used this thing. My score was a 20. Only place to go now is up! No key words, no Meta tags. Then again, alot of what I am working on isn't published or hooked up yet. Then again, I did get good scores for loading speed on the other thing.
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Ok, now there is a Problem. I added a description and I also added Key words. I then ran my url http://hobbiesaboutus.synthasite.com
Through that website grader and it says No description, and No keywords! Yet when I view source on my page the description is there as well as the Keywords! What is going on? I also notice other gobbledy gook above the Head in my source. Is that interefering?
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Hi Thrundar - we received your email in support and will reply soon - give us a moment to check it out!
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Thrundar

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ok. This has me confounded and stumped. Spent some time researching keywords and description. Finally put it all in, and nothing. Thanks for looking into this.
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Marije, Official Rep

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Did you get my mail earlier? It may take some time for the changes to propagate through the internet...
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Thrundar

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Marije. Yes. Still questions and emailed a reply. Thank you.
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Thrundar

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I still don't get it. That website grader STILL does not see my description or key words. It still gives me a 20. This is important for the small search engines. Something is askew. Either with that grader or here with how I put in the description and key words, or how synthasite's system operates. If anyone else looks at my page and views source, can you see the key words and description?
http://hobbiesaboutus.synthasite.com/
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I can see the description and keyword tags when I view the source of your site. I have no idea why they are not being picked up with this grading tool however. Anyone have any ideas?
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Thrundar

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Maybe that website grader isn't all it's cracked up to be
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Guido Graphics

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I can't get it to see my changes either... Or make the "badge" - it comes out as 0, but the program says 32. Not to impressed with it.
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I ran everyones sites and this is what I get ?
http://www.forsite.synthasite.com/
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annoyer707

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lol we still love your site:-)
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Thrundar

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You ran everyone's site? I don't see mine listed. http://hobbiesaboutus.synthasite.com/

I ran my site again through that websitegrader and this time I scored 37. Up 17 points from 20. It actually found the keywords this time on TWO of my pages. Although the major search engines no longer use key words in meta tags for placement because that method was abused in the past. (Or so I have read) So why websitegrader uses keywords in meta tag as part of your site grade, I have no idea. I also had this caution.

"Font Tags Found in HTML

We found some HTML font tags on this page. While this is not a critical issue, you should use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to separate your website's content from its appearance."

What is that about?
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Hi Thrundar,

I've seen your site before, but never ran it through Site Grader until now.
I see you do get a 37 and I'll definetly list your site next time.

I started the site http://www.forsite.synthasite.com/ just for fun, and thought
it would be nice for everyone to get a turn to have their sites showcased, instead of just the four featured sites that synthasite shows once a month.

I noticed a lot of people were wanting links to their sites and were participating on some threads in this forum that are growing very long and confusing.
My idea was to randomly select 20 sites once a week and put them on my site.
The sites I've chosen so far are from people who are the most vocal and participating on this forum - (Sorry Thrundar I slipped up on you there).

If anyone wants me to list their sites they can get hold of me on this forum or on my Website and I'll try my best to list them as soon as possible.
I'm pretty busy as I have my own business (10 Years) and am also building
three other sites with Synthasite and the only spare time I have is in the evenings (when I'm not partying that is) , so please be patient with me.

I don't know why Site Grader looks for keywords as I've also read that Google no longer regards these as important, but I think that some other search engines still may. The only reason I used Site Grader was to have some sort of a benchmark to list the sites. I'm going to stop using Site Grader because
I think its unfair on some great looking sites. All said and done though I still think Site Grader is a wonderfull tool - Read their website marketing tutorial.

I know this is quit a long answer but you guys have to be patient with me - it takes a long time to take screenshots of your sites, crop and scale them, upload them to my site, arrange them and then provide the link.

I have also linked my site http://www.forsite.synthasite.com/ on a few other internet forums that are discussing the "pros and cons' of Synthasite, so you should be getting inbound links from other places besides this forum.
It can only benefit us all.

Regards
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Thrundar

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Boomer. In afterthought I apologize for appearing abrupt or rude. When I read your post I literally thought you had everyone's site on your site and had somehow missed mine. Only after I went to your site did I realize I assumed wrongly. I got all wrapped up in concern about site ripping and still am worried that it could happen to any one of us and spent some time trying to find a defense against it yesterday.

What you are doing should help both ways for traffic. For you and the ones you list. Great job!
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Boomer, Champion

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Hi Guido,
Once you've run your site through the grader, click on copy badge.
Copy the code they provide you with into a HTML widget on the
page you would like to display it on in your website.
Let me know if it works.
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Guido Graphics

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I've done that several times, it comes up as 0. Tried again... same thing. It shows site as ide.synthasite
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Boomer, Champion

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Once you've copied the code you need to update
your site. It will display 0 in the site editor.
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Guido Graphics

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Thanks, Bra! Well, that was easy...
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vaisbharu

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This website does not give a very good review. booksandtips.com has a service that gives you a very accurate review
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Fizanali

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This is really a great tool! I got 43 (not bad)

Thnx Charlene , this tool will surely help me out.