Posted to Erik Wagner's blog on December 13th, 2011

Ace SEO 101 with the Drupal SEO Grader


Wouldn’t it be cool if your site could notify you when it fell out of favor with Google? “Oh hey, you need to put an <H1> tag on the homepage if you want those first page rankings, buddy.” Well, your wish has been granted! 

On November 29th, 2011, Volacci and Acquia released the new Drupal SEO Grader. Volacci and Acquia partnered to create the Drupal SEO Grader, which is available to customers using the Acquia Network. Acquia hosting customers will now be able to utilize the new tool for free when they are logged into their hosting dashboards. 

When you are logged into your Acquia hosting dashboard, you will be able to use the Drupal SEO Grader to get an “optimization grade.” The optimization grade is based on 60 different SEO elements.  These elements range widely, but generally fall in five separate categories: page structure, crawlability, findability, user experience, and best practices.

Don’t have an Acquia hosting account? Sign up for a free 30 day trial so that you can use the Drupal SEO Grader. All you need is a simple module to be installed to connect to the Grader.

The Drupal SEO Grader makes the job of optimizing your site easier, because it identifies what changes you need to make on your site to improve your rankings and organic traffic. Using the Drupal SEO Grader, you can avoid making mistakes on your site’s SEO that may drastically reduce the number of visitors that you get from the search engines. The site analysis will tell you how severe a particular problem is and what you need to do to fix it.  For instance, your Drupal 6 site may not have the Page Title module installed and the Drupal SEO Grader would be able to detect this and make a recommendation to resolve the issue.

Short on time? Then you can hire Volacci to fix any errors that are reported by the Drupal SEO Grader.

So I’m guessing you want to check out the Drupal SEO Grader? Click here to get started!