Stuff I Like: SiteGuru

Product Review: SiteGuru SEO ToolBack in 2018, I happened upon an awesome deal for an SEO tool from DealFuel (known as Greedeals at the time). Because I thought it would assist me in helping  my clients get a head start on their SEO, I jumped on it. While I’m by no means an ‘expert’ in SEO,  I believe it’s important for me to have a solid understanding of the basics. As a web designer, it’s vital to include foundational SEO for any website I build. After all, I can build the most unbelievable website in terms of design and functionality. But if no one finds it through search, what’s the point, amiright?

Just one of the many things I love about SiteGuru is that the product is always evolving; they’re always looking for ways to improve the service. Other terrific features include:

Automated weekly scans

SEO is not a static element on your website. Search engine algorithms change.  Things “break” on your site (like external and internal links). It’s a good idea to audit your site regularly. With SiteGuru, you don’t have to remember to do it! In addition to the regular, “SEO audit for [insert website name here] completed,” emails, you’ll periodically receive nudges and helpful advice like:

  • “Your page titles need some love ❤”
  • “Your SSL certificate is about to expire”
  • “💡 Broken links hurt your SEO and user experience”

You can turn off these notifications in your settings.  (But why would you want to?)

SEO to-do list that helps you prioritize your tasks

SiteGuru shows you exactly what you need to do to help improve the SEO on your site(s). It’ll show you high priority tasks first, in red, and then medium priority tasks in yellow. This makes it easy to determine which actions will give you the most bang for your buck in terms of boosting the quality of your SEO.

Insights dashboard that combines your SEO data in one place

Connect your site’s Google Analytics and Google Search Console to SiteGuru in the Insights tab of your dashboard and, voila! You’ve got an online marketing dashboard with at-a-glance performance data!

A timeline that helps you keep track of your SEO changes

See how your site’s performance has changed over time with regards to SEO. Compare the history of changes you’ve made against the peaks and valleys of your score to see hw changes you’ve made have affected your score. 

Recommendation, Pricing and Supplemental Info

In short, SiteGuru’s ease-of-use and well thought out features make this a tool I like and highly recommend. Whether you’re a DIYer with your own small business or an SEO provider, I think you’ll enjoy using it as much as I do. I get a kick out of applying tweaks and then checking how much the score changes. (It’s like…tweak and check and tweak and check and tweak and check…think to the tune of “Boots and Pants” HA!) 

With plans starting at under $25/month, SiteGuru is an invaluable tool for website owners and web professionals alike. Still on the fence? They offer a 15-day free trial, no credit card required. Check it out for yourself and see what you think.

Bonus for you treehuggers (like me): Like my favorite web host (GreenGeeks), SiteGuru is aware of its responsibility to try to be eco-friendly. SiteGuru is part of Stripe Climate, agreeing to contribute 1% of all revenue to reducing CO2 from the atmosphere. How cool is that? 😎

1 comment

  1. Cool 😎 deal! I’m so bad at keeping up with it all and this sounds not only affordable, but fun! Seriously, thanks for thinking of us who really don’t know what we’re doing.

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