Set up an SEMRush Site Audit for your solar website

How to set up a Site Audit

  1. Login to SEMRush
  2. Navigate to your Project Dashboard

  3. Click Set up on the Site Audit card

  4. Configure the site audit settings depending on the number of pages on your website
  5. Then click Start Site Audit

  6. The site audit will begin.
  7. Crawling may take a while depending on the size of the website or how many pages it has. You can come back to it after an hour.
  8. Once crawling is done, click on the Site Audit card or View full report to see more details.
  9. The Overview shows you a summary of the audit findings.
  10. Navigate to Issues.

  11. Issues are categorised by Errors, Warnings and Notices. (Errors being the highest priority, Notices being the lowest priority).

  12. Click on each of the errors to see more details and what specific pages are affected.
  13. We recommend doing a visual inspection of the list of issues and hiding any that are not applicable, or not actionable/fixable. eg: you can hide issues mentioning slow page speed which can only be fixed by removing html code. 
  14. We recommend export all of the issues to an excel file or CSV.

  15. Once exported, import into a Google Sheet to make it easier to share with your team.
  16. Confirm that the pages in the report indeed have the errors mentioned. 
    1. click on the reported 404s to make sure they really are 404 links
    2. or check pages that have broken images to see if they really have broken images
  17. Leave notes/comments next to pages if needed (i.e. a page was reported at 404, but it's actually fine - make a note of this).
  18. Your Google Sheet should be actionable report and not just a list of issues so add a column on how to fix each issue.
  19. If you're unsure how to fix them, SEMRush will have some recommendations:

  20. Bonus: Summarise the key findings and recommendations into a nice slide deck with the date so that you can review them in future and see the problems that were solved on your site.