SEO Testing

Ensuring your SEO is present and correct

When developing a new website it is important to make sure that all the SEO aspects are in place from launch and that there are no delays in tackling potential SEO problems.

The reason for that is, if you are moving from an old site to a new site, significant problems can occur with search engine rankings, inbound links and other areas, which can be tested beforehand to make sure they are not going to be a of concern.

Having WebDepend test your SEO is another area you no longer need to worry about ahead of launching a new website.

Some of the SEO aspects that we test

  1. Title tags – whether missing or duplicated
  2. Meta description tags – whether missing or duplicated
  3. Alt tags – relevant alt tags on images.
  4. URL structure for search engine friendly URLs.
  5. Broken links – we check both internal and external links.
  6. We look for content that search engines may believe is hidden from view.
  7. We check that XML sitemaps are present and structured correctly.
  8. We make sure people can find the human readable sitemap and follow the links.
  9. Checking social aspects including Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
  10. Checking that analytics code is in place on each page.
  11. Any other aspects that may affect SEO performance.

SEO testing process

The SEO testing service follows our standard testing process.

  1. We review the specification, wireframes and designs.
  2. We create a test plan listing all the functionality and elements to be tested.
  3. We carry out the testing and record any issues found in our bug tracking software.
  4. All issues recorded include a description, URL, screenshot and priority.
  5. We provide a report detailing what has been tested and a breakdown of the issues found.
  6. Access to everything including the report and the issues found is through our client area.
  7. We can retest all the bugs fixed plus carry out a full regression test to make sure nothing has been broken.

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Regular SEO testing for ecommerce sites
Per project SEO testing for site launches