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How well is your website performing?

By chunking down search engine optimization (SEO) for your website into manageable pieces, you’ll move more quickly toward your goals. The first step is compiling basic benchmarks so you can determine your site’s current performance level. How will you know if you’ve succeeded with your SEO efforts if you don’t know where you started? Recording your findings will be useful later for gauging how well you improved organic search results.
Basic benchmarks include your site rankings on the major search engines, the number of indexed pages from your site, the number of quality inbound links, and the level of conversion your website produces.

How does your website rank?
Make a list of five to 10 keywords or phrases you think prospects, clients or customers would use to find your site. Then, conduct searches on Google, Yahoo and MSN using each word or phrase to see where your site places in the organic results. Keep a log and record the following information as a guide for SEO improvement:
On what results page was your site ranked for each keyword?
What page was ranked (e.g.-home page, a secondary page, an article)? Make note if more than one page is ranked.
On what pages were your top competitors ranked for the same keywords?
What competitive pages were ranked?
As you browse the rankings, make notes on how the top ranked website listings are different from your own. For instance, do the top sites include concise descriptions about the company, product or service while your listing does not? Assemble as much information as possible to help you gain a better understanding of rankings and how to improve your own over time.

How many pages are indexed?
Before your site can be found through search engines, it must be indexed. Robots, the software search engines use to gather web content, constantly feed the databases with information about websites. Web pages included in a search engine database, have been indexed, significantly increasing your chances of showing up in search engine results.
Find out whether your website is indexed:
Go to and type in the search box. Use your website address after the colon.
Go to and repeat the process.
Go to Yahoo at and type your web address in the box at the top of the page.
Each inquiry will show whether your site has been indexed. To find out if pages other than your home page are indexed, click on an important page and copy the URL in the address line. Use the same process you did for your main URL. For example, you might have a page with the URL
Make a note of your findings as part of your benchmark information. If your domain name is new and has been registered with these search engines, it can take two or more months for indexing. If your domain name has been around a while, but not showing up in the indexes, you will need to register your domain name with Google, Yahoo and MSN.

How many inbound links are there?
One factor search engines use to determine how high your website should rank in search results is by the number of quality inbound links you have. These are links to your site from other websites.
Find out how many inbound links you have and record your findings as a benchmark:
Go to and type link: Use your web address in place of You can also do this for individual pages by including the page URLs. For example,
Go to Yahoo at and type in your website address. In addition to listing indexed pages, an "inlinks" button will appear. Click to see what sites are connecting yours.

Does your website produce satisfactory conversions?
Online conversion means the actions taken by web visitors. In this step, try to determine how well visitor actions match the goals you’ve set for your site. Conversions can include online sales, downloads or requests for information. Your conversions will be specific to how you expect your website to perform when visitors arrive. Do you want them to buy something? Download information? Request information? Complete and send a form?
What information, either statistical or anecdotal, do you on how well the website is contributing to your goals? Do you have a way to track website conversions? Write down any information to can find for your benchmark. If you don’t have any information, don’t despair. Today’s a good day to figure out how to start tracking and measuring your website performance.

What did you find?
Review all the information you collected and draw some conclusions. Is the site doing well in some areas and not others? Were there any surprises? How are you stacking up to your competition?
Now that you have basic information and a starting point, spend a little time thinking about how well your findings match your expectations for your site. Your next step will be developing an SEO improvement plan.