Get SEO Score for your site with Website Grader

I am sure a lot of the people know about this tool and I came across it back in June when I was thinking of moving from Blogger to WordPress, at David Airey’s blog and bookmarked it to come back to it. Once moved to WordPress, I submitted my URL to the grader and it came back with a lousy grade of 49 out of a 100 with a whole lot of red flags! The most demeaning thing of the analysis was that it analyzed the writing of the site at a 5th or 6th grader’s level! Well, I was too embarrassed to make a post about it then but did think of coming back after a few weeks of blogging. And I did submit the URL a few times after that and each time it gave a better and better rank.

Website Grader Website_Grader is a free SEO tool that provides an SEO score for your website with custom search engine optimization and marketing advice for your website. The tool will analyze just about any URL you want graded. You can also enter any of your keyword phrases about the marketing effectiveness of your website.

My newest grade:

Website Grade For : 94/100 (October 04, 2007)

A website grade of 94 for means that of the thousands of web sites that have previously been submitted to the tool, our algorithm has calculated that this site scores higher than 94% of them in terms of its marketing effectiveness. The algorithm uses a proprietary blend of over a dozen different variables, including search engine data, website structure, approximate traffic, site performance, and others.

and the readability level has improved to 9th grade. This score measures the approximate level of education necessary to read and understand the web page content. In most cases, the content should be made to be simple so that a majority of the target audience can understand it.


It was also interesting to see the

SEO Capabilities of the Top 20 Bloggers

Interestingly, the grader also gives you information on how old your domain is and how many days before your domain expires.

“We would suggest renewing this domain with your registrar. Google and other search engines may penalize web sites with domains that are set to expire soon. The reason for this is that many spam sites are often registered for short periods of time. “

Now, I don’t know how it missed so many Inbound Links because according to Yahoo’s siteexplorer service, there are 2575 links pointing to this site, and according to Google , there are 4375 links pointed from other sites! May be I am missing something here?

And I am a bit confused about the warning “More than one H1 tag found ”

“More than one primary heading tags (H1 tags) have been found on the page. Though this is not a critical issue, it is unusual for a web page to contain more than one heading tag. We suggest having a single primary heading per page”


I use Windows Live Writer and the post titles are given the H1 heading type, So…

Is there a way to stop that? Is it of any serious concern?

Other than that, I really liked the service. As a follow up, they also provide a free review of your site and provide consultation on what you can do to improve your score and use your website to generate more leads for your business. I think its a superb service provided by HubSpot Internet Marketing, if you want to try it!

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26 Responses to “ Get SEO Score for your site with Website Grader ”

  1. oh wow, PR of 5? in that short time? Did you change anything Colin? or it just happened?

  2. Hi Pearl,

    I got the PR5 some time back, but it was through good backlinks to relevant (and some irrelevant blogs). Another interesting point is to create links from one post to another, without too many pointing to the same post.

    It’s the one blog that I don’t go overboard on memes, and will turn some down, because it limits the number of outgoing links, but adds to the number of inbound links using textual memes, and never to exceed a maximum of 30 outbound links – I usually keep it to 20 or less, depending upon the quality of links.

    I have broken what they consider to be sacrosanct rules about linking to blogs that are off topic without causing any damage. The important thing is the number of on-topic incoming links.

    Google sees a link from post A to post B as a vote for post A from post B. As I use I don’t have meta tags etc, so it’s down to content and internal and external linking.

    I also think that because I have blogged into a speciality niche that this has helped as I get far more links from yahoo and msn than google.

    The only thing I changed was several months ago, after my first few posts. I started to break them down into smaller paragraphs, and as my topics grew I was able to link internally from one post to another.

    This article explains it far better than I can:

    Look forward to your thoughts :)


  3. Oh man, I stumbled that post a few weeks ago ‘coz I wanted to come back to it some day – was too long to read and understand in one shot! I have some internal links but need to work more on them some more, these are created with aLinks Plugin and Ive noticed some articles getting linked to many times while others not at all; I have to read up on how the outbound links bring down the quality of links – am not clear on it yet! I think my topics are so varies, it might be confusing for the bots? I need to educate myself on this! can’t say much :) will have to write on this topic some day soon then! thanks for explaining Colin …

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  6. That tool is all very well but tools by themselves can’t give you great SEO, you have to use them to evaluate success in conjunction with a good strategy. Personally I don’t use tools because I get all the information I need from google and yahoo.

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