Debugging SEO issues for web developers
According to a BrightEdge analysis, organic search traffic makes up 53% of the traffic to a website on average.
As developers, we influence how search engines can process & present our website.
Technical SEO focuses on how search engines can crawl and index your website efficiently.
Use this to do a first quick investigation of your web pages.
Use the testing tools to check how Googlebot sees your pages.
Check the rendered HTML to see if your content is available to Googlebot.
Google Search Console is a free toolbox to monitor and check your site in Google Search.
It contains reports, testing tools and sends you notifications on your site.
The URL inspection tool is part of Google Search Console.
It shows you the status of an individual URL of your site in Google Search.
Also part of Google Search Console, it tells you which pages need improvement.
It uses the core web vitals to determine page speed.
As we've explored in this story, there are a variety of tools for debugging SEO issues.
Make them part of your development workflow and use them throughout the process.