If you are anything like me, you check your blog stats once or twenty times a day…it’s a sickness, I know. Even if you don’t, this tip is probably something you could use, because if you blog, you do want people to be able to find you, right? (Maybe I’m a mutant, I don’t know…)

I recently discovered a website grader (don’t worry – it works on blogs too) where you simply enter in your blog URL and after a minute of calculating, it will spit out your score, along with a detailed explanation of why you scored the way you did.

I had a score of a measly “3” when I first ran the test, and now I have a whopping “65”, which simply means that my blog scores higher than 65% of other websites in terms of “marketing effectiveness. Just for fun, I ran a comparison (you can do that too) with Rocks In My Dryer to see…well, how I compared. Not pretty, y’all. But I don’t have nearly as many links or visits, either. (click on example below to enlarge)

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All in all, it was a fun project, and I highly recommend you visit the Website SEO Score Tool at Website Grader…it works for me. For more WFMW tips, head on over to Shannon’s @ Rocks in My Dryer — you’ll be glad you did.

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8 Comments on WFMW – Have Your Blog Graded for Free!

  1. Marie
    October 17, 2007 at 9:36 am (16 years ago)

    This is cool, thanks! Funny, it says my readability level requires 1 year of graduate school. I didn’t even finish college! LOL

  2. Melissa Garrett
    October 17, 2007 at 11:05 am (16 years ago)

    My results were shameful, but I will attribute that to the fact that the blog is still so new. Yeah. That’s it.

    To counter what Marie said, mine reads at the 4th grade level, which, apparantly is a good thing. (although I would rather sound like a graduate student!)

    Thanks for the link. I have bookmarked it and will check back in another few months.

  3. Amy Bennett
    October 17, 2007 at 11:31 am (16 years ago)

    cool deal, i’m going to check it out, thanks

  4. Karen
    October 17, 2007 at 12:04 pm (16 years ago)

    Y’all…this is pitiful, but the first time I did mine, it said it read at a Ph.D. level…I have no clue how…but now it’s down to a graduate level, I think. I have no idea how it comes up with that. I am prone to using long words, I’ve noticed…I just LIKE ‘EM. 🙂

  5. penguinsandladybugs
    October 17, 2007 at 1:46 pm (16 years ago)

    Thanks!! I hate site meter once and it confused me….this sounds more up my alley!!!

  6. texastanya
    October 17, 2007 at 9:17 pm (16 years ago)

    Cool tip! Thanks for the advice! I checked my stats ~ pitiful, pitiful, pitiful…

    Guess I’ve got some work to do!

    Thanks much!

  7. Kathy in WA
    October 18, 2007 at 12:44 am (16 years ago)

    Interesting! Thanks for sharing. I’m off to get a PhD so I can read you’all’s blogs. 🙂

    Duckabush Blog

  8. Amy Bennett
    October 18, 2007 at 10:58 am (16 years ago)

    My stats were kind of blah. My PR is a 3 so that’s decent. But I have NO google inbound links and I’m not even indexed with Technorati but I have an account and blog registered there so not sure what that means. My writing is on a 7th grade level so not sure what to think of that either seeing that I’m a college graduate. I guess that’s good for my readers though.
    Really liked the tips the site gave, I’m going to have to do some of those. Thanks again for the link!

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