Cool tools to value your web site and to improve Search Engine ranking
Want to know what your site is worth?
Want to see how your site can be improved?
It is amazing what folks come up with but here are some neat tools to help you valuate and evaluate your work.
There are a few sites that will let you know what your website is worth. They use some unknown, unstated valuation criteria but basically it appears to be based on how many visitors your site gets, how high the Alexa ranking is and things like that. The tool estimates Adsense revenue and other factors as a way to valuate your site. I tried a couple of them and they were all within 10% of each other so it is hard to tell if one is better than the other. In any case, don’t take this as gospel; just another way to measure how you are doing in getting your site noticed.
http://www.webworth.info is one site that works pretty good. Just go there, put your URL in and hit enter. In a few seconds that it takes it to gather info, you will find out what your site is worth. They even give you a plug-in to leave on your site for constant evaluation. How cool is that?
Remember to put this site in your favorites and set up a Google Calendar reminder to come back from time to time (quarterly maybe) to see how your site is doing. Or, put in the code like I did above to leave it on your site as a reminder.
So, what’s the difference between “Valuation” and “Evaluation”? Valuation describes how much value your site has, in our case, in terms of dollars. Evaluation is a term that means how we grade your site, or evaluate it, in our case, based on standard Search Engine Optimization (SEO) criteria.
An evaluation of your site means this site will look at your source code to see how many of its SEO criteria you have completed on your site. Things like do you have a title, do you have keywords, etc are all evaluated. The site does not look at how “good” your title is in describing your site… only that you have one.
So, again, do not use this tool as the only method of evaluating your site. It is a good yardstick to see if you have started each item… but not to say how well you did each one.
That said, the grader site does look at a lot of things. Try it to see!
http://websitegrader.com provides results almost instantly. It grades on a basis of 100 being perfect (kinda like school!). Here is a little plug-in they give you to show how well your site is ranking:
Similarly, you can use this blog grader: http://blog.grader.com It does not seem to have as many grading criteria as the website grader but does have some different items it looks at. Worth your while if you run a blog. it also provides a plug-in that stays on your site:
Grain of salt note: Both Websitegrader.com and blog.grader.com are owned and operated by Hubspot. Hubspot appears to be a Google favorite for Web 2.0 SEO purposes. In other words, Google probably agrees with the Hubspot-provided grades! Just my opinion.
Again, take these tools for what they are worth. They can show you where you need to put some effort to get your site higher in search engine rankings and thus get more traffic. Get graded and get to work! Isn’t this fun?
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