Semrush Site Audit Course Exam Answers (2024)

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Exam Name: Semrush Site Audit Course

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Semrush Site Audit Exam Answers
Semrush Site Audit Exam Answers

Before you start, review the information below:

  • You will be asked 22 questions.
  • You are allowed 27 minutes for the exam.
  • To pass the exam, you need to score at least 70%.
  • The exam and certification are 100% free.
  • You have a total of 3 attempts to pass, then in 30 days, you’ll get 3 more.

Table of Content

Which Site Audit report contains the list of unresolved errors?

  • Issues
  • Statistics
  • Crawled Pages

Where do you go to see technical improvement change logs?

  • It’s in the main dashboard
  • You need to go to Google analytics
  • The Progress tab

Why is it necessary to make scheduled recrawls of your website on a regular basis?

  • To make sure you spend your monthly quota
  • To get timely information on website health status changes and to define the reasons for traffic decline, if needed.

Which of the following is NOT a correct canonical tag implementation?

  • Use canonical= in robots.txt
  • Use rel=”canonical” link tag
  • Use rel=”canonical” HTTP header

With SEMrush Site Audit, it is possible to crawl a site behind a password protected login.

  • True
  • False

When working out a technical strategy how should you categorise issues?

  • A list – all issues are just as important
  • By volume – there are 1000s of issues on one aspect and only 10s on others – tackle the big one first
  • By Importance and Urgency

Which is the best way to get rid of a 404 error if a web page moved to another URL?

  • Specify the proper link on the page and use a redirection
  • Use a redirection
  • Change the URL

Should you use nofollow when internally linking and looking to pass page rank?

  • Yes
  • No

How do you quickly check if all the issues related to redirect loops and 404 errors are fixed?

  • Launch a re-crawl and check out the appropriate issues
  • Check every link manually

What pages should be present in the sitemaps?

  • Ones that are canonical to other pages
  • Ones that are to be indexed by Google bots
  • 404 pages

What should you fix first while working on technical SEO?

  • Critical and urgent issues only
  • Critical issues
  • All the issues

Where should your sitemap be referenced?

  • In the page footer
  • In the robots.txt file
  • On any URL

Why would you want to slow down your crawl when setting up a site audit?

  • The slower the crawler, the more information it retrieves
  • To stop the crawler being blocked and keep your developers happy
  • To save money on SEMrush credits

What is a canonical tag?

  • A tag that tells Google the main keyword you want to rank for
  • A hard rule that Google must follow, no matter what
  • A directive that tells Google the preferred version of the page

What is the purpose of an optimized meta description?

  • To rank for a specific keyword
  • To create an enticing CTA to enhance CTR
  • A space to put information that only Googlebot will see

Site Audit flags your web pages as duplicate content due to their URL parameters, which appear when one applies a filter. What should you do in this case?

  • Hide this issue
  • Check if these parameters are present in the Google Search Console

What is the rough rule of thumb for the ratio of internal links to your core pages?

  • 80% of links point to 20% of pages
  • 100% of links point to my main commercial converting pages
  • All pages get equal links

If a page is “Orphaned” what does it mean?

  • The page exists but it is not linked to from anywhere on the site
  • It’s a brand new page that hasn’t been crawled yet
  • It’s on the site but not in the sitemap

Which check is NOT related to a security issue?

  • A page responds with a 5хх code
  • Mixed content
  • Using a <input type=“password”> field
  • Subdomains don’t support secure encryption algorithms

What is the purpose of an optimized title tag?

  • To help Google understand the topic of your document
  • It doesn’t have any direct SEO impact
  • A space to stuff keywords you want to rank for

What issues are the most critical to fix first?

  • Alt attributes
  • Broken Links and 404s
  • Missing meta descriptions

Which of these is the most important aspect of links to your site?

  • Progress, then choose “Crawled Pages”
  • Crawled pages + filter “New pages = yes”
  • Issues

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