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View SEO recommendations in HubSpot

Last updated: August 26, 2021

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Following SEO best practices leads to more organic traffic to your website over time. SEO recommendations can be viewed for your overall website or on a page by page basis. Learn more about specific SEO recommendations.

All HubSpot accounts have access to SEO recommendations in the page editor. SEO topics and the recommendations in the SEO tool are available for Marketing Hub Professional and Enterprise accounts and CMS Hub Professional and Enterprise accounts only.


Please note: the HTML content of a page or blog post does not include assets loaded over a script, like CTAs.

View SEO recommendations for all pages 

In the SEO tool, you can scan all live pages for SEO recommendations, including pages hosted outside of HubSpot. The scanning process takes an average of three hours, but can take up to six hours for large sites.  SEO recommendations in the SEO tool are grouped by category and listed in order of priority.

  • In your HubSpot account, navigate to Marketing > Website > SEO.
  • Scan a domain for recommendations: 
    • To scan a new domain, in the upper right, click Scan new URL. In the dialog box, enter a URL for your website and click Scan URL
    • To scan a previously added domain, under the domain name, click Rescan now
  • When the scan is finished, hover over a subdomain and click View recommendations
  • To export recommendations instead, click the Actions dropdown menu and select Export recommendations. In the dialog box, click the File format dropdown menu and select a format, then click Export. You'll receive an email and an in-app notification with a download link to your export file.
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  • On the recommendations page, click a category in the left sidebar menu to view more recommendations.
  • To see specific pages for a recommendation, click View pages. 
    • To fix a HubSpot-hosted page or blog post, click Fix in editor
    • To fix a page hosted outside of HubSpot, click the page URL to navigate to the page.

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  • To hide a recommendation, select the checkbox next to the recommendation you want to hide.
    • To hide multiple recommendations, select the checkboxes next to the recommendations you want to hide. 
    • To hide all of the recommendations on your current page, select the Select all checkbox at the top of the table. Then, to select all of the recommendations, click the Select all [#] pages link.

    • At the top of the table, click Hide recommendations.
  • To unhide page recommendations, click Show all hidden recommendations at the bottom of the page.

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View SEO recommendations for a specific page or blog post

You can also view some recommendations for a specific page or blog post in the content editor or its details page. 

View recommendations in the content editor

  • Navigate to your content:

    • Website Pages: In your HubSpot account, navigate to Marketing > Website > Website Pages.
    • Landing Pages: In your HubSpot account, navigate to Marketing > Landing Pages.
    • Blog: In your HubSpot account, navigate to Marketing > Website > Blog.
  • Hover over a page or blog post and click Edit.
  • Navigate to the Optimize tab.
  • In the left sidebar menu, click a category with a red circle to see incomplete recommendations. Each completed recommendation will have a green checkmark. Each incomplete recommendation will have a grey checkmark.

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View recommendations in page or post details

In the Optimization tab, you'll find recommendations to improve your content's performance in search engine results.

  • Navigate to your content:

    • Website Pages: In your HubSpot account, navigate to Marketing > Website > Website Pages.
    • Landing Pages: In your HubSpot account, navigate to Marketing > Landing Pages.
    • Blog: In your HubSpot account, navigate to Marketing > Website > Blog.
  • Click the name of a published page or blog post
  • On the page details page, navigate to the Optimization tab.  In the left sidebar menu, select an SEO metric to analyze: 
    • Search Queries: search queries that are returning your content in Google search results. This data is only available if you're using the Google Search Console integration. 
    • On Page SEO: SEO recommendations for your content. Click Rescan now to scan the page for recommendations. This process can take several minutes. 
    • Inbound Links: links to this page from external websites. 
    • Internal Links: links to this page from other parts of your website. Internal links show search engines how your content is organized around topics. Click Links from page to view the status of links from this page to other pages instead. 

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