HubSpot Ideas

Kidomu

Additional control option for SEO recommendations scan

It would be great to have the following options for SEO recommendation scans

 

(1) interrupt/cancel in-progress scan

Since scans can take several hours, it would be handy to have the option to interrupt them to re-prioritze other urls etc.

 

(2) allow exclusion of subdomains

If you would prefer not to include some subdomains to save time/resources e.g. to exclude the knowledge base subdomain 

 

HubSpot Updates
Being Reviewed
June 01, 2021 01:08 PM

Hi all- thank you for submitting this idea. My team is interested in learning more about why you would like to either stop a SEO scan in progress or limit a scan to specific subdomain.

Is the main reason you would like one of those options to reduce the amount of time that it takes the scan to complete? Or is it moreso to reduce clutter in the SEO tool? (Or both, or other?) What kinds of subdomains would you exclude from the scan and why (I know knowledge bases were given as one example)?

5 Replies
henrypaytia
Member

I agree with this. Currently, on our site, it is really frustrating that all our knowledge base articles get scanned in the SEO scan. Provides a lot of hassle. Would be great if you could choose what you can include in the SEO scan

adanielson
HubSpot Product Team

Hi all- thank you for submitting this idea. My team is interested in learning more about why you would like to either stop a SEO scan in progress or limit a scan to specific subdomain.

Is the main reason you would like one of those options to reduce the amount of time that it takes the scan to complete? Or is it moreso to reduce clutter in the SEO tool? (Or both, or other?) What kinds of subdomains would you exclude from the scan and why (I know knowledge bases were given as one example)?

henrypaytia
Member

I think both - at the minute Hubspot is scanning over 7000+ pages on our site ranging from knowledge base articles to author profile pages on the blog. It would be great to remove these from the scan as I have tons of errors saying 'meta description missing' but no way of actually adding a meta. So better off removed.

 

It takes an awful long time to complete a scan when in actual fact there are probably 40 pages in total where we want the SEO reccomendations.

EHarris2
Member

I would love to interrupt a scan because the SEO recommendation URL scan doesn't work for many of our website links. I was testing what type of links can be scanned and don't actually want those links to be scanned. I'm just trying to figure out what links an be scanned. 

Jnix284
Guide | Partner

Since the full scan can take 3-6 hours, it would be nice if it were possible to rescan select pages only, let's say the ones you just made corrections/updates to, so that you can verify those changes are reflected, instead of having to rescan the entire site.