There’s more to SEO than just getting some keywords on the page.
You know that. We know that – and now we can help you do something about it.
To truly crush search engine optimization and start climbing the rankings you need to make sure your technical SEO is as locked in as your text. Our brand spankin’ new suite of SEO tools is built just for that. From making sure your XML sitemap is locked in and crawlable to ensuring your redirects are functioning correctly and passing along ranking info, these easy-to-use tools can play an outsized role.
Why add these tools — for free — to Slickplan? Simple. Because you asked.
We’re here to make website planning and building easier; you told us SEO is part of that and we listened.
Let’s take a look at the tools and how they work.
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1. Google XML sitemap generator
Honestly, it’d be impossible to guess how many times this tool has been requested, so it’s really exciting to finally bring it to the table. XML sitemaps help ensure that Google, Bing and other search engines can effectively find, crawl and index all of your site’s pages. Simply enter the URL of the site you’d like to crawl into our XML sitemap generator and let the system do the heavy lifting. From there, you’ll be presented with your very own Google XML file which can be submitted to all the major search engines.
2. Robots.txt generator
Ever wish you could just tell Google and other search engines what to crawl and what to skip on your website? Well, now you can.
Robots.txt may be a tiny file made of code but it’s loaded with SEO power. It tells those crawlers exactly where they should look and what they can ignore. With a few clicks you can refuse access to particular robots/crawlers and also manually input any directories you want excluded from crawling. It’s kind of like the bumper lanes at a bowling alley, except for your website.You’ll notice that even our sitemap crawler gives you an “ignore Robots.txt” option so we can make sure we create an accurate map of your entire site.
3. Google XML sitemap validator
XML Sitemaps are extremely useful — when they’re correct. However, one small error can render the whole thing useless. Our sitemap validator tool has you covered.
Simply enter the URL to your sitemap XML file, click a button and let the validation begin. Any errors within the file will be displayed below the URL field. No need to upload, no settings to mess with, nothing to accidentally delete. A straightforward tool to XML sitemap is working as intended.
4. Redirect checker
Do your redirected links go where they’re supposed to? Are they passing on the link juice and PageRank info? How your redirects work is yet another of those tiny SEO details that have more unintended consequences than you might expect.
When people or search engines stumble across 404 pages from broken links, it can result in confusion, slips in website rankings and even losing customers. If people can’t get where they want to go they’ll be choosing a new direction. The door. Slickplan’s redirect checker lets you quickly verify all is well in the redirect world by just entering a URL.
5. UTM builder
The point of UTM tags at the end of links is to track the effectiveness of campaigns and determine the specific sources of traffic that bring people to your site. If you’ve ever clicked an ad, you’ve probably noticed the URL you land on has a bunch of goofy gibberish attached to it. That’s a UTM tag and the insights you can get from them when plugged into Google Analytics are next level. Fill in a couple of boxes in our new UTM builder tool and you’ll have a set of trackable links in a flash.
6. HTTP/HTTPS header status checker
Every part of your URL counts for SEO, even the HTTP/HTTPS part and making sure your URLs are in good health from start to finish should be on every webmaster’s to-do list. If you’ve ever been frustrated by arriving at the dreaded 404 error page, you already get it. Checking your HTTP/HTTPS header status can help you avoid that. Just paste your URL, hit the “check header” button and you’re good to go. Instantly get readouts on any errors and get your site back to 100%.
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