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Site Audit Issues Report

The Site Audit Issues report provides a list of the issues discovered during the website audit, along with an explanation of each issue and information regarding how to resolve the issues to improve SEO and search user interaction.  There are three categories of messages in this report and they are listed in order of importance:
  • Errors
  • Warnings
  • Notices
The issues displayed in this document represent a sampling of the potential issues that may be found in the results of a site audit. 

The Page Audit Checklist can be used to mark an issue as having been resolved, doing so also updates this Issues report with a color change in the bar representing the number of issues.  

issues report
Located in Reports & Tools > Organic Search > SEO Audit

Site Audit Issues

Audit Issues report



Errors are serious issues that can negatively affect SEO or user interaction with the site.  Click the "About and how to fix" link for an explanation of what the error message means, and a recommendation for how to fix it. 




Issued listed in the Warnings section has the potential to damage search engine ranking, as well as reduce the possibility of a searcher clicking through to the site. In the example below, there are 167 pages that are missing the meta description that usually displays below the page title in search engine results.




Although less serious than Errors, remedying the items listed in the Notices section can improve SEO or user experience. 


Resolving Site Audit Issues

Page Audit Checklist
When issues are resolved using the Page Audit Checklist... 

page audit checklist

The Site Issues report updates and displays the number of issues found as well as the number that has been fixed. 

Site audit issues resolved

Report Options

select a crawl date


  • Select a Crawl Date from the menu of available crawls
select a crawl fields


  • 301 redirects
  • 302 redirects
  • 4xx errors
  • 5xx errors
  • Noindex by meta tag
  • Pages blocked by X-Robots-Tag
  • Duplicate page content
  • Missing title tags
  • Missing descriptions
  • Missing H1 tags
  • Duplicate title tags
  • Duplicate descriptions
  • Duplicate H1 tags
  • Multiple H1 tags
  • HTTP content on HTTPS pages
  • Images missing alt tags
  • Thin content
  • Long descriptions
  • Short descriptions
  • Long titles
  • Short titles
  • Broken internal links
  • Broken internal CSS links
  • Internal links with nofollow
  • Broken canonical links
  • Broken external links
  • Broken external JS links
  • Broken external CSS links
  • External links with nofollow
  • Max external links
  • High total links
  • No www resolution
  • Robots.txt not found
  • Redirect loops
  • Redirect chains
  • Meta refresh tags
  • Missing doctype
  • Character encoding missing
  • No viewport tags
  • Max URL length
  • Multiple canonicals on page
  • Max HTML size
  • Slow pages
  • Uncompressed pages
  • Click the Apply Changes button

Add to PDF Report

Conveniently add a report or graph with its current settings to a PDF report by hovering over the gold gear icon and selecting Add to PDF Reports

add report to PDF

Select the PDF Report that you want the report or graph added to
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Drag the new report or graph into the position you want it to display in the PDF and confirm that the Date settings do not conflict with the automated scheduling settings.

Add to Marketing Dashboard

Conveniently add a report or graph with its current settings to a marketing dashboard:

1. Hover over the gold gear icon and select Add to Marketing Dashboard
2. Select the Dashboard (campaign name)
3. Select the Dashboard Page that you want the report added to

add report to PDF

4. Click the "Go to Dashboard" link to further customize the report (e.g., drag it to a specific position on the page, change date settings, etc.)

Refer to the Report Options section for details regarding the display settings, filters and sort options available for this report.

The report date (or date range) is governed by the selected Dashboard date option: Date Selection or Fixed Periods, learn more...

  • Daily reports default to the last day of the selected period
  • Weekly and monthly reports default to 1 month of data
To change the number of weeks or months displayed in a specific report, click the gear icon for any marketing dashboard report element and expand the Date option section, enter the number and click the Save Button.
marketing dashboard report date options

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