How to change the settings of the audit tool

The website audit tool will automatically check all pages of your website by following the links on your web pages. If a web page cannot be found through the links on your pages, search engines also won't be able to find that page.

By default, the audit tool starts on the index page of your website. To change the start page, click the 'Settings' button in the menu:

website audit settings

The website audit tool starts the website analysis on the page that you enter in the 'Enter the start URL' edit field.

If you also want to check if the links to external pages still work, tick the 'Check external links' checkbox. Note that the external links count towards the limit of maximum links that can be checked.

Set a link limit

The link limit is for all projects in one account. The 'Enter the maximum number of pages and links that should be crawled' edit field enables you to enter the maximum number of links that should be checked in one project.

The following counts as a link:

Select a dictionary

The spell checker will use the dictionary that you select on this page. If you have a multi-language website, you can select two different dictionaries.

Specify robots.txt exceptions

If the websit audit tool should ignore the commands in your robots.txt file, you can specify exceptions in this page.

Move the mouse pointer over the question mark symbols to learn more about the different options.

Select a comparison date

The comparison date that you select in that box will be used for the changes that are displayed in the report.

Get email notifications

If you want to be notified by email when a new website audit report is available, tick the corresponding checkbox.

You can save the email notification settings for the current project, or for all projects at once.

Click the 'Save settings' button after changing the settings.

Continue with 'The rel='canonical' attribute'.