Google Provides SEO Advice With Webmaster Tool's New "Content Analysis"

Dec 14, 2007 - 7:53 am 3 by

Last night Google released a new feature for Google Webmaster Tools named Content Analysis. Vanessa Fox's Search Engine Land post named Google's Webmaster Tools Adds More Diagnostic Features and Video Sitemaps is outstanding.

Basically, the Content Analysis feature shows you problem areas with your sites from an on-page search engine optimization standpoint. It shows very basic issues like title tag issues, meta tags and non-indexable content issues. Here is a look at some of the issues from the Search Engine Roundtable.

Here is the overview page, summarizing my many issues:

Google Webmaster Tools Content Analysis

I have two pages with missing title tags:

Google Webmaster Tools Content Analysis

I have over 500 pages with duplicate meta descriptions, which I will probably never get around to fixing on these specific pages:

Google Webmaster Tools Content Analysis

I have a bunch of "short meta tags" issues:

Google Webmaster Tools Content Analysis

And then a couple images that could not be indexed. Overall, the site is fairly good. It would be nice to see a score given to webmasters for how well they are doing from a search engine visibility perspective in the content analysis - would just make things fun.

The forum discussion is currently very lacking. Honestly, this is an outstanding feature and I would have expected to see a lot more discussion out in the forums on this already. I bet next week, we will see more.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.


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