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Wow. Website Grader Gives My Blog a Top Ranking

Website Grader is a HubSpot program and gives your site an overall grade. Today I received an email from the company that said:  “Your Website Grade improved by 4 points, from 93 to 97.” That means scores higher than 97% of the 2,646,608 websites that have been ranked so far. (Now I’m up to 98!)

Now I’m going for a grade of 100!  Don’t know if I’ll make it, but I’m ready to try, with the help of my blogging buddies and my loyal readers.

Here is what the program analyzes:

  • Content:  blogs, Google indexed pages and readability level
  • Optimization:  metadata, headings, images, and interior page analysis
  • Promotion:  how you rank on social media sites

As I read through the report, I also found that my Alexa Traffic Rank is in the top 6.38% of all websites.  Alexa is an online service that measures traffic for millions of sites on the Internet in a similar way to Nielsen television show ratings.

Why is This Important to My Readers?

I’m feeling pretty good about my rankings.  But here’s what’s important:  apparently my content is helping my readers to solve a problem, learn something new or share my perspective on a current event.  That’s my real goal:  to provide value to people who take some of their precious time to visit my blog.

I’m blogging and writing for a living – having rebranded myself early last year as a Business Writer.  I had held senior marketing communications positions with major corporations and agencies.  But I felt it was time to re-invent myself.  The world of social media was opening up and I wanted to be part of the action.  I walked through the door into the blogosphere and I haven’t looked back.

I’m hooked.  I love discovering new subjects to explore and I am very happy, dear readers, that you are visiting with me and enjoying what I have to say.

Thank you.