The truth is that SEO doesn’t have to be a complicated concept as most people make it sound like.
In fact, you simply need to discover how your competitors are outranking you.
You can adopt these insights to create your own strategies and improve them further to gain an edge over your competitors.
The best way to track their SEO moves and all the changes being made is by using the OnPage Champ tool.
This is why we continuously try to bring in new features and upgrade the tool to benefit our users. This month was no different.
Especially with social distancing becoming the new norm and more people resorting to online means, the competition is only going to rise.
These upgraded features (which we are going to discuss now) are the result of the regular feedback of my active OnPage Champ community.
Let’s look at it.
1. Better data scraping accuracy
Using OnPage Champ, you can monitor websites for on-page SEO changes — both HTML and content.
It pulls out data like title, content categories, and more.
This data scraping is crucial as it can help a lot with competitor’s website analysis.
That’s why accuracy is a must. And I admit, the earlier version wasn’t as accurate as you would like it to be.
But now, we can confidently claim that we display the data with more than 90 percent accuracy.
You can now conduct actionable on-page SEO analysis, based on your competitors’ on-page SEO.
2. Improved UI to enable quick data comparison
At OnPage Champ, our foremost aim is to provide a seamless experience of conducting on-page website analysis and track any changes in the URL.
If you look at the image below, it shows you the changes made as compared to the previous version.
Earlier, it only displayed the updated version. But now, you can quickly compare it to the initial data. This will help you get a better understanding of the changes being made.
If you look more closely, we have changed our meta description, headings and subheadings, and images too.
3. Option to report incorrect data scraping/bugs
I have repeatedly mentioned that your feedback matters to us.
That’s how we build our product prototype and work on that. Understanding our user’s needs and behavior helps us further develop and/or upgrade OnPageChamp tool features.
This is not a one-time activity for us.
While using if you find some error or any bug, you can immediately report it to us using the ‘Report Data Issue’ option.
It’s on the right side of the page. If you click on it, you can then mention the issue in detail.
This will help us improve our algorithm, ultimately resulting in enhanced user experience.
4. Ability to enter custom sitemap
A sitemap is like the blueprint of a website, containing paths to important pages or files of your website.
When you create a sitemap, the standard practice is to choose a name with ‘sitemap.xml’ or ‘sitemap_index.xml.’
Though it’s not necessary, and many websites prefer to have their own customized sitemap name.
For cases where “sitemap.xml” is not present, you can now enter the custom URL for the XML sitemap.
You simply need to click on ‘Update Sitemap Link,’ and enter the custom URL. It will start crawling immediately.
5. Descriptive error messages
As mentioned above, you can now enter custom URLs for the website you want to index.
Earlier, if we couldn’t locate the sitemap of a website and failed to index it, we wouldn’t show any message.
It used to display a blank white space, which confused our users. Fair enough.
So to remove any confusion, we decided to add a descriptive error message describing what went wrong.
You can look at the image below:
So in case our algorithm fails to scrape the domain, we inform you saying that we will try it again in some time.
This is to ensure that while using OnPage Champ, you don’t have to go through a blank expression.
If you are tired of being outranked, it’s time to start using OnPage Champ.
Begin by making small improvements to your website while keeping a close tab on your competitor’s activities.
Login to the OnPage Champ tool, and try these features out.