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SEO-AIM Website Audit: Fine-Tune Your Settings

Overview of Settings

Take charge of your SEO-AIM Website Audit with these flexible settings, ensuring complete control over the auditing process and its outcomes. Access settings seamlessly from any tool section.

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1. Schedule

Tailor how frequently you want your website audit to run:

  • Manually: Initiate the audit with a click on the “Restart audit” button.
  • Weekly: Set a weekly schedule based on your preferred day and time.
  • Monthly: Opt for a monthly schedule on a specific day and time (in GMT time zone).

Pro Tip: Start an audit manually anytime, even with scheduled checks in place.

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2. Source of Pages for Website Audit

Define which pages the tool should audit:

  • Site Pages: Crawl every page from the homepage, excluding subdomains.
  • Subdomains: Include all site pages, including those in subdomains.
  • XML Sitemap: Crawl pages specified in the XML sitemap (automatically detected or added manually).
  • My List of Pages: Upload a TXT or CSV file with your list of pages for auditing.

Pro Tip: Specify paths to scan or exclude for a targeted audit.

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3. Rules for Scanning Pages

Set rules for crawling site pages:

  • Robots.txt Directives: Choose to follow instructions in the robots.txt file or ignore them.
  • Ignore Noindex: Crawl pages without considering the Noindex directive.
  • Ignore Nofollow: Follow links on the page, ignoring Nofollow directives.
  • Additional Rules: Allow or block crawling in specific directories using custom rules.
  • Ignore URL Parameters: Exclude specific UTM tags from page URLs during the audit.
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Pro Tip: Customize rules for a more tailored audit.

4. Parser Settings

Configure crawling settings:

  • Select a User Agent: Choose from a list, including the default SE Ranking bot.
  • Authorization on Restricted Pages: Provide login credentials for crawling closed-off pages.

Pro Tip: Ensure seamless crawling with the right User Agent.

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5. Limits and Restrictions

Adjust crawling limits and restrictions:

  • Maximum Pages to Scan: Set based on your subscription plan.
  • Maximum Scanning Depth: Choose the crawl depth.
  • Maximum Requests: Adjust the number of requests per second for optimal performance.
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Pro Tip: Fine-tune limits for efficient crawling.

6. Report Setup

Tailor parameters considered during crawling:

  • Configure Parameters: Align with current search engine recommendations.
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Pro Tip: Utilize the new feature to create guest links for shareable audit reports.

Optimize your SEO-AIM Website Audit experience by tailoring these settings to your specific needs. Fine-tune, crawl, and enhance your website’s performance effortlessly.

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