Great Tool to See What Google Sees on Your Website

Services for Real Estate Pros with Altos Research

I came across this website over the weekend, and I strongly recommend utilizing it. But beware - you might be in for an unpleasant shock if you're site is not optimized, or you think it is, but it's really not...

The tool is - found at Here's how it works:

Just type your website URL into the text field and SEO-Browser will show you want search engines see when they crawl your site. That's it. 

Now, if you wondering what you now see means, read on...

One of the parameters of search engine optimization is the key words on your website. Additionally, different font sizes rank differently. There are categories based on the size of the text - H1s, H2s, H2s, etc.

There's a really good description of headings at the HTML Code Tutorial website.  Don't worry - it's easy to understand.

This is why you might notice that some bloggers seem to strategically use key terms in the titles of their blog posts. I'll use my personal blog as an example.  If someone goes to Google and searches for "Secondary Market for Private Equity," my blog will rank well (all else equal).

The title of my blog - "Structura: Elemental Perspectives on Finance & Business Strategy" shows up as an H1.  The blog post titles are H2, etc.  When Google crawls my site, they see that these key words are in my H1 and H2 and so will move my blogsite up the search engine results when someone searches for these exact terms.

This is one of the reasons that our clients here at Altos Research like our solutions (among many!) - the webpage with live AltosCharts that is included with each subscription does really well with this aspect of search engine optimization.

For example, use SEO-Browser to view this webpage and see what you find on SEO-Browser:

Headings are NOT the only factor in SEO - there are other key factors such as:

  • The number of inbound links
  • The quality of other website linking to you (the New York Times carries more weight if they link to you than a link from your friend)
  • The frequency that you update your content

(Notice how blogging and commenting on other blogs can help you with SEO!! But that's for another article or specialist in SEO.)

Just wanted to make you aware that you can see what the search engines see just by using


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Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Great information.  Those keywords are essential.  I will going back through blots to check that this is included. 

Feb 09, 2009 02:15 PM #1
Debbie DiFonzo
Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri - Lebanon, MO
Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate

I've bookmarked this one for another day, Scott. Great stuff - I might add, this site appears to be FREE! Too bad I don't totally understand how to fix some of the "issues" found.

Feb 09, 2009 02:16 PM #2
Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert!


It only took me less than 2 minutes to see how I ranked and it was so simple.  Keywords...that was the best.

Feb 09, 2009 02:17 PM #3
Julie Ferenzi
john greene Realtor - Plainfield, IL
Julie Ferenzi

Thanks!  That was fast... and the even better, FREE!

Feb 09, 2009 02:38 PM #4
Fran and Rowena, La Canada Realtors - (818) 952-0077
Dilbeck Real Estate - La Canada, CA

Scott - thank you for the great information!  You are kind to share this valuable information.

Feb 09, 2009 03:10 PM #5
Richard T. Dolbeare
KW Island Living - Lihue, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

Ah, another SEO tool.  But this one is different from the others I've used and I'm adding it to my bookmarks.  Thanks

Feb 09, 2009 04:12 PM #6
Jeff Martel
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 43° North - Eagle, ID

Scott - this is a great site! Keep them coming!

Feb 09, 2009 10:19 PM #7
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

What does all this mean? The rest looks fine.

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Feb 09, 2009 10:19 PM #8
Keith Pound
Realtor, Auctioneer - Louisville, KY - 502-645-5950

Scott, lots of new information, the SEO-Browser was really neat, hope to use it more.

Feb 09, 2009 10:35 PM #9
Perri K. Feldman
Keller Williams of Essex, Union & Morris Counties - Short Hills, NJ

Thanks Scott, one more thing to add to my day!!!

Feb 10, 2009 12:37 AM #10
Scott Sambucci
Altos Research - Mountain View, CA

Hi Perri (and everyone that's already commented!)  - Not to worry - this isn't a "daily" activity but something you'll want to do as part of your overall internet marketing strategy.  When you're evaluating your website and need a place to start, the SEO-Browser gives an idea of where you have good/bad "headings" on your website for SEO purposes.

If you manage you're own website, there are a few "quick fixes" that you can do by going in and updating your headings.  There's lots more to do - currency of content, links, etc - but this is a good start.

Feb 10, 2009 12:47 AM #11
Stanton Homes
Stanton Homes - New Home Builder - Raleigh, NC
Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina

Cool - another great tool!  Bookmarking for my to do list....

Feb 10, 2009 01:20 AM #12
Buy My Home

Scott,Very nice read.Thank you for the information.You are kind to share this valuable information.

Jun 24, 2009 01:18 AM #13
Home Auctions

Very nice post.Really interesting and well written article.these are the those things which i really need......

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Mar 12, 2012 03:55 PM #15
buy my house now

This is good list that i do to find more competitive links.I think research is a part of any business but how to research.we need to search useful and actionable data for Seo and you provide it.

Apr 17, 2012 03:48 PM #16
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