Hexometer Quick start guide – SEO monitoring

Search engines are constantly checking your website for changes and it only takes one problematic code update to sabotage your search rankings.

Whilst our Health monitoring keeps a close eye on your website structure, page errors and broken links. Our SEO section analyses your on-page SEO for optimal rankings.

In this tutorial we will walk you through how Hexometer continually monitors your website for SEO issues and improvement opportunities to catch problems before they affect your organic traffic.

Monitor your on-page SEO and meta tags

Search engines use the title, description meta tags, headers, structure and page content to understand what your page is about and the problem it solves.

But when these elements go missing or don’t conform to the search engines requirements it can lead to search engine result page display issues and affect your organic performance metrics.

Hexometer monitors your on-page elements daily to catch problems before they affect your rankings. You can find more information by clicking on the details button.

You can then find a detailed breakdown of the issues detected and improvement opportunities that can be exported to CSV or Google Sheets.

Monitor your Open Graph tags for optimal social sharing

Facebook introduced the concept of Open Graph in 2010 to provide more context when sharing content on Facebook. This is now used by other social networks helping display optimal thumbnail, title, description and other content snippets when sharing links to your content.

As part of it’s SEO checks, Hexometer constantly monitors your Open Graph tags to catch missing tags, errors and opportunities to get better results when sharing your content.

To see all issues and recommendations at a glance click on the details button.

Monitor your Twitter card tags for optimal social sharing

Twitter cards work in a similar way to Open Graph to provide more context when sharing content on Twitter. Following the Twitter card specifications ensures optimal thumbnail, title, description and other content snippets when sharing links to your content.

To see all issues and recommendations at a glance click on the details button.

Monitor your SEO configuration and URLS for optimal results

As part of its SEO checks, Hexometer continually checks your pages for correct canonical url usage, robots.txt implementation, social links, favicon and sitemap implementation to catch issues that could affect your rankings.

Monitor your search performance and rankings on Google

Hexometer also connects to your Google search console account and provides you with detailed stats and analytics to measure your performance in the search listings.

You can see at a glance your impressions, average position, clicks and clickthrough rate through time on Google. 

This report also enables you to see your top performing keywords, pages, countries and devices so you can optimize these and improve your overall search performance.


Upgrade to Catch all website problems before they affect your customers

Every day your website can face an increasing range of threats. Server problems, slow landing pages, broken links, frustrating mobile experiences, embarrassing spelling mistakes, changing SEO rules, 3rd party services breaking, or security issues that put your business at risk. 

Upgrade to a paid Hexometer plan to unlock all our features including site wide monitoring, advanced checks and our smart crawler that performs in-depth audits on all your new or updated pages for comprehensive peace of mind.

Get started in minutes – no software, proxies, or programming required

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