How to Test and Report
After ScreamingFrog has finished scanning the entire site, it's time to analyze the findings:
NOTE: For each report you'll be asked to export, it is better to choose XLSX format, rather than CSV.
Go to 'Page Titles' tab
Missing Meta Titles:
Duplicate Meta Titles:
Go to H1 tab
Go to "Images" tab
Go to the 'Canonicals' tab
In order to export the data related to self-canonicals, click the 'Export' button on the right.
In ScreamingFrog (for the entire site)
Go to the right hand section of ScreamingFrog to 'Response Times' tab.
If there are results that are higher than 3 seconds, the test result is: Fail.
Exclusion: If the number of pages that take longer than 3 seconds to respond are negligible for all site pages, it's okay.
If the entire site is between 0 and 3, the test result is: Pass.
In Pingdom tool (for a specific URL):
All pages are indexable
Go to the 'Internal' tab
Google Search Console
If you did not find the search term, you’ll need to check with the site builder to find out whether you have Google Search Console or not.
In most cases, websites use 'sitemap.xml' as the name for the sitemap file for the website and place it under the root directory of the site.
In order to find the sitemap file you can try any of the following:
ScreamingFrog can be used to create a manual sitemap file. To do so, follow the steps below:
- Open ScreamingFrog.
- Crawl the site.
- Click on the Sitemap menu.
- Choose XML Sitemap.
- Click NEXT (no setting needed).
- Save the file.
- Upload the file to the ROOT directory on your server.
Go to "internal" tab
- If it appears to have HTTPS – your website supports SSL. Test result: Pass.
- If it remains HTTP – Test result: Fail.
Blog / Article area
Check if you have a Blog or an articles area on your site.