The Page Analysis Summary - XSitePro Website Design

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When you first click the Page Analysis tab, the screen you see is the Summary page - shown below:





There are five parts to this screen that we will look at in this section:



1. Suggested Actions

2. Search Engine Optimization Summary

3. Page Components Summary

4. Readability Summary

5. Accessibility Summary



Each of these sections imparts invaluable information about the state of health of the current web-page, and being grouped in summary format on this initial screen gives us a very simple and quick way of checking through multiple pages in our site, fast. To do this, simply stay on the Page Analysis tab and click on different Web pages in the Web pages list in sequence. As you cycle through the pages on your site you will see the Page Analysis data updating to reflect the currently-selected page. This means that in a matter of minutes you can click through your site's pages getting a quick overview of how well optimized the pages are. If, in so doing, you spot an issue, say, with accessibility for a particular page you can then drill down into the detail for that page's accessibility by clicking the 'Show Detail' button in the relevant summary section.


To better understand the summary data on display in this screen we will now review each section:



1. Suggested Actions:


This is where XSitePro really comes into its own. Not only does XSitePro tell you what is wrong with your pages, it also tells you how to correct those problems it identifies, with a blow-by-blow list of recommendations for you to follow.


To quickly find out what you need to do to improve your page's optimization simply select the page in the Web page list, click the Page Analysis tab and review the list of suggested actions on the left side of the screen.





Try tackling each one of the suggestions in turn. For example, if it says "You should have at least one header on the page" go back to the Designer tab for that page and try and add an appropriate headline or subheading. Then return to the Page Analysis tab to see what you need to do next. You will notice that each time you return the action that you have just acted upon will have been removed from the list. Your aim is obviously to either act upon every suggestion or at least keep the list as short as possible.


Another way to tackle this list is via the XSitePro reports feature, which is described in the Reports Section.



2. Search Engine Optimization Summary:





This section of the screen is an abridged view of the SEO data contained in the SEO Detail screen. The brief data shown on this summary screen is the word density table, illustrating the frequency with which words appear throughout the page content. The words that appear in the list are those which occur most frequently in your page text. It is a reasonable assumption to make, therefore, that these words give the visitor (human or search-engine spider) a feel for the topic this page fits in.


The thing to look out for with this summary data is whether these most popular words reflect, in any way, your keywords or page topic. If not, you may want to think about editing your page copy so that more 'relevant' words occur with a higher frequency (or density) than less relevant words.


Exclusions - You can edit a list of words that you would like XSitePro to exclude in its analysis via the SEO Detail screen.


For more detailed information on your page's Search Engine Optimization, click the button labeled 'View Detail' in this section - shown below:





3. Page Components Summary:





At a glance you can assess a number of important points relating to your page components, namely:


Is this page too large (in file size terms)? Anything over 100KB is generally considered a bit bulky.

Have I got a good mix of components? Your page ought to include images, text, links and headings.

Have my images all got Alt-Tags? The summary data can help you identify potential problems with your alt-tags.


For more detailed information on your page's components, click the button labeled 'View Detail' in this section - shown below:





4. Readability Summary:





Glancing at the readability summary data will give you the two essential Flesch Kincaid scores for the content in this particular Web page. The two scores are for the 'Reading Ease' and 'Grade Level', both of which are described in detail in the 'What is readability section', earlier in this topic.


For more detailed information on your page's readability, click the button labeled 'View Detail' in this section - shown below:





5. Accessibility Summary:





The accessibility summary data gives a clear and simple indication, with checks, crosses and alert symbols as to the potential number of issues affecting the selected page's accessibility.


For more detailed information on your page's accessibility, click the button labeled 'View Detail' in this section - shown below:



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