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What Will I Learn?
What Is URL Profiler?
It connects all your SEO data points into a single spreadsheet.
For example, you can link other SEO tools and social channels like:
- Google Analytics
- Google Search Console
- Wayback Machine
You can pull through all the data from these different tools with URL Profiler, so it’s all-in-one place.
URL Profiler a highly underrated SEO tool I’ve been using since 2014.
It’s best to think of URL Profiler as… a swiss army knife of SEO tools.
The Quick Start Guide To URL Profiler
Below, I’ll go through an easy way to get started.
But before we jump in, URL Profiler is a desktop app.
So, if you want to use it, you’ll need to go to the website and download the software.
Connect Your Accounts
After downloading and installing URL Profiler, you’ll see the dashboard.
The dashboard is split into 4 sections:
- Section 1: Menu Bar (Access Settings and Accounts)
- Section 2: Data Point Selection
- Section 3: URL List
- Section 4: Run Profiler
First, click on ‘Accounts’ at the top of the menu.
A pop-up will appear.
Here, you can enter the API details for the data providers you want data from, by selecting the right tab and entering the information required.
Finally, hit ‘Done’ when you’re finished.
Add Your URLs
If you right-click the white URL box on the right, you will see this.
There are many ways you can import your URLs.
Personally, I find it easiest to ‘Import from an XML Sitemap’, if you use an SEO plugin like Yoast or Rankmath.
If you want to gain more insight from your SEO audits, you can also ‘Import from Screaming Frog SEO Spider.’
This way, when you run URL Profiler, the exported file will contain the original Screaming Frog data as well as the additional data points selected on the left (more on that below!)
Select Your Data
After importing the URLs you want to profile, select the data points you want to retrieve.
Here’s a comprehensive list that shows you which ones you need to pay for, and ones that are free to use.
Let’s break down these data points.
Domain Level Data
At the top of the list, you can select data providers that’ll give you information at the domain level (extracts the root domain or subdomain and performs checks against this.)
Here is the data you’ll receive from each of the data providers:
- Majestic (Free): Citation Flow (CF) and Trust Flow (TF).
- Moz: Domain Authority (DA), MozRank, and MozTrust.
- Ahrefs: Ahrefs Domain Rank, Backlinks, and Referring Domains.
- SEMRush Rank: SEMRush Organic Traffic and Adwords Keyword.
- Alexa Data: Alexa Traffic, Alexa Rank, and Alexa Links.
- Social Shares: Social share counts for the homepage of each URL.
- Social Accounts: Social links form the homepage of each URL.
- Email Addresses: Email addresses across the domain.
- WHOIS Emails: WHOIS query on the domain and lists all email addresses found.
- WHOIS Information: WHOIS query on the domain and lists information like contact name, email addresses, expiry data, created date, nameserver, registar and the full WHOIS record.
- Site Type: Common footprints in each website (type of CMS/software & type of site).
- Internet Protocol Address: IP Address and C Block of each domain.
- Bing Outbound Links: Retrieves the number of links each domain is linking out to.
- Google Indexation: Sees if the homepage of each URL is indexed in Google.
- Malware Check: Root domain of each URL against Google’s blacklist of suspected phishing and malware pages.
- Wayback Machine: Checks the homepage of each URL against archive.org’s database, returning the number of WaybackMachine entries.
URL Level Data
This is the data you’ll receive at the URL Level from the data providers:
- Majestic (Free): Citation Flow (CF) and Trust Flow (TF).
- Moz (Free): Pulls Page Authority (PA), MozRank, MozTrust.
- Ahrefs: Ahrefs Rank, Backlinks, and Referring Domains.
- HTTP Status: HTTP Status for each URL, reports detail or redirected URLs
- Robots Access: Sees if each URL is disallowed by robots.txt, reports back on any robots meta-data, and X-Robots Tags associated with the URL.
- Screen Capture: Screenshot of each URL.
- Social Accounts: Social links from each URL.
- Social Shares: Social share counts for each URL.
- Email Addresses: Email addresses listed on each URL.
You can also find all of your data from Google.
You can easily connect to your Google Analytics Account and select from any segment time and period.
URL Profiler will return data such as:
- New Users
- Percentage of new sessions
- Bounce Rates
- Entrance Rate
- Page Views
- Page Views Per Session
- Unique Page Views
- Average Time on Page
- Exit Rate
- Page Value
When it comes to ‘Content Analysis,’ URL Profiler can analyze your content in terms of:
- Duplicate content
…or see if there are any instances of plagiarism.
Review Your Data
Once you’ve selected the data points you choose to return, hit ‘Run Profiler.’
The data exports as an ‘Open XML Format Spreadsheet.’
The report lists all data points returned by each metric, with a brief explanation for each.
The spreadsheet is also compatible with:
- Google Drive
- Open Office
12 Things You Can Do With URL Profiler
1. Connect All Your Data
Instead of wasting time combining all your SEO data, URL Profiler can put everything in one place so it’s convenient and easy to access!
To connect all your data on one spreadsheet, tick all the relevant data options on the left.
When you’re connecting data providers, some features like Google Search Console…
…and Search Capture have additional options.
Once you’ve selected all the data providers you need, hit ‘Run Profiler.’
URL Profiler will, then, generate a spreadsheet report.
The report will list:
- Your URLs to the left
- The data from the selected data providers to the right
2. Check Content Readability
Did you know that content readability can impact your SEO?
Good, easy-to-read content encourages readers to stay on the page longer, improving bounce rate and exit rate, which can contribute to your SERPs.
Thankfully, it’s super easy to check your content’s readability with URL Profiler.
The SEO tool uses a variety of readability tests like:
- Dale Chall: Gauges comprehension difficulty. The higher the number, the higher the difficulty. In other word, the content is not easy to understand.
- Flesh Kincard Grade Level: Presents a reading difficulty score as a US grade level.
- Flesch Kincard Reading Ease: Indicates the difficulty of a passage. The higher the number, the easier it is to understand.
- Gunning Fog Score: Estimates the years of formal education a person needs to understand the text on their first reading.
- Smog Index: Estimates the years of education that is requried to understand the piece of writing.
In other words, these tests give you a good indication of your website’s content, language, and reading difficulty.
To get started, select ‘Readability’ under ‘Content Analysis.’
After running URL Profiler, you’ll get a report like this:
This way, you know which websites you need to work on when it comes to the readability of your content.
3. Check For Duplicate Content In Google
Duplicate content can hurt your search engine rankings.
When there are multiple pieces of similar content, it’s extremely difficult for search engines to decide which one is more relevant to a search query, diluting the visibility of each of the duplicates.
You can quickly check for duplicate content with URL Profiler.
How does it work?
URL Profiler takes a snippet of text from the URLs you import and searches these URLs in Google to find any duplicate matches.
Best of all, the duplicate content checker is free and doesn’t require a paid Copyscape account.
To begin, under ‘Content Analysis,’ select ‘Duplicate Content.’
Then, set up your options.
For example, you can choose to check for internal or external duplicate content, or even exclude certain text on your websites.
If you want a step-by-step guide, click this link here.
You’ll also need to use proxies with the duplicate checker.
Proxies are a big must because, if you try to profile a lot of URLs at once, Google could block your IP address.
To prevent this problem, we recommend you use super cheap semi-dedicated proxies from BuyProxies.
When you run the URL profiles, it returns a report that appears like this:
4. Check Language, Tone & Sentiment
If you want further insight on the readability of your content, you can find out with URL Profiler, via the uClassify API.
Here, you can extract further content data, about the:
- URLs Topic: Categorizes English text into different topics like art, business, computers, games, health, home, recreation, science, society and sports. These topics also have more specific child classifiers (e.g. Art topics, Business topics, etc.).
- Sentiment: Determines if text is positive or negative.
- Language: Classifies the language of a text.
- Tonality: Determines the text’s tone (e.g. corporate (formal) or personal (informal)).
- Mood: The state of mind of the writer (e.g. upset, angry, happy, joyful).
- Age: Estimates which age group the blog belongs.
To find out, go to ‘Settings,’ and click on uClassify.
Then select that data you’d like to retrieve.
Then, click on uClassify under ‘Content Analysis.’
Once you run URL Profiler, you’ll get a comprehensive report (as seen below).
5. Find Thin Content
Unfortunately, if you have thin content, Google can penalize your site by removing it from the search results.
If you’re not sure what thin content is, it’s content published with the purpose of manipulating a page ranking.
- It doesn’t add any real value to the reader.
- It is often short, inauthentic, and difficult to read.
To see if you have any thin content, under ‘Content Analysis,’ check the ‘Readability’ box.
Then, run a report.
The report will show you the word count of each page.
You can sort out the word count from low to high to quickly identify any pages with thin content on your website.
6. Check If Your Site Is Mobile-Friendly
Did you know that Google is now a mobile-first search engine?
When Google scours for websites, they check for mobile pages first. Furthermore, as of 2018, 58% of site visits were from mobile devices.
Optimizing for mobile responsiveness not only boosts your SEO but also gives the user a better mobile viewing experience.
Good news! It’s very easy to see if your website is mobile-friendly.
Just go on URL Profiler, click on ‘Mobile-Friendly’ under ‘Google.’
Then run URL Profiler.
The SEO tool will give you a mobile-friendly score and show you which parts you’ve passed or failed.
7. Check Your Sites PageSpeed Scores
I can’t stress the importance of site speed.
Since 2010, Google confirmed that page speed is a legitimate ranking factor.That’s because faster sites create happy users.
In fact, a one-second delay can even result in 7% less conversions.
URL Profiler can help you check your sites page speed scores since it retrieves data from Lighthouse.
Lighthouse is a tool from Google for web developers, so they can improve the quality of their webpages. If you use URL Profiler, you can query Google PageSpeed to collect Lighthouse data in bulk.
To see how quickly your website loads, click on ‘Mobile PageSpeed’ and ‘Desktop PageSpeed’ under ‘Google.’
Then, run URL Profiler.
URL Profiler will show you what your Mobile and desktop speed score is and what areas you can improve on.
8. Check For Malware
Today, over 1 billion malware exists.
Unfortunately, this number is growing every month.
With URL Profiler, you can check for malware via the Google Safe Browsing API, which checks URLs against Google’s constantly updated list of unsafe web resources.
To check for malware, go to ‘Domain Level Data’, and click on ‘Malware Check.’
Then, when you run URL Profiler, you can see whether there’s any domain malware or phishing present on your site.
9. Check If Your Site Looks Good On Every Device
It’s important to make sure your website has a responsive design so that it looks and functions well across different devices like:
Then, set up your options.
Here, you can choose to select the above fold, or alternatively, capture the entire page.
10. Scrape Contact Information
If you have a list of websites you want the contact information from, URL Profiler can easily scrape this information for you.
Under ‘Domain Level Data,’ check ‘Email Addresses’ and ‘Whois Emails.’
Alternatively, if you want to find contact information on a URL level, check ‘Email Addresses’ under ‘URL level data.’
This will pull back:
- Contact page URLs
- Write for us URLs
- Feedback URLs
- Support URLs
You can also check both options and run URL Profiler.
It will return reports that look like this.
11. Scrape Social Profiles
You can quickly scrap the list of social profiles from the URL Pages you imported.
URL Profiler will return the URL pages from:
You can also click on ‘Social Accounts’ under ‘Domain Level Data’ as well.
When you hit ‘Run Profiler,’ you’ll gain a report filled with links to different social profiles.
12. What Else Can URL Profiler Do?
Ever since I used URL Profiler in 2014, it has helped me improve almost all of my daily SEO-related tasks!
Here are a few other things I also use URL Profiler for:
- Content Audits: Checks for all essential SEO ranking factors (e.g. pagespeed, mobile-friendly tag, duplicate or thin content) and exports all the data onto a single spreadsheet.)
- Penalty Audits: Quickly classifies links with the on-demand link checker. It also has a transparent link scoring system and identifies unnatural patterns in linking domains.
- Link Prospecting: Pulls data directly from all your tools and quickly creates link building reports.
- Social Data: Checks social share counts to quickly identify popular content.
- Contact Data: Builds customer profiles with key contact information.
- Domain Research: Identifies domain topicality to find other popular sites in your niche.
…and much, much more.
If you want a comprehensive list of all the things you can do with URL Profiler, click here.
Wrapping It Up
URL Profiler is a powerful tool for SEO Professionals looking to compile all their SEO data into one place.
Think of it as…the Swiss Army Knife of SEO Tools.
Instead of carrying around different data sets from numerous tools, you can build up a content inventory and export them all on one spreadsheet.
So if you’re keen to save:
Give it a try today!