SEMrush Site Audit Exam Answers 2021

Exam Name: SEMrush Site Audit Exam

Exam URL: https://www.semrush.com/academy/exams/semrush-site-audit-exam

Q1. Which Site Audit report contains the list of unresolved errors?

  • Crawled Pages
  • Statistics
  • Issues

Q2. 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

Q3. Why is it necessary to make scheduled recrawls of your website on a regular basis?

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

Q4. Which of the following is NOT a correct canonical tag implementation?

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

Q5. With SEMrush Site Audit, it is possible to crawl a site behind a password protected login.

  • True
  • False

Q6. When working out a technical strategy how should you categorise issues?

  • By Importance and Urgency
  • 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

Q7. 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

Q8. Should you use nofollow when internally linking and looking to pass page rank?

  • Yes
  • No

Q9. How do you quickly check if all the issues related to redirect loops and 404 errors are fixed?

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

Q10. What pages should be present in the sitemaps?

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

Q11. What should you fix first while working on technical SEO?

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

Q12. Where should your sitemap be referenced?

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

Q13. Why would you want to slow down your crawl when setting up a site audit?

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

Q14. What is a canonical tag?

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

Q15. 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

Q16. 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?

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

Q17. 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
  • All pages get equal links
  • 100% of links point to my main commercial converting pages

Q18. If a page is “Orphaned” what does it mean?

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

Q19. Which check is NOT related to a security issue?

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

Q20. What is the purpose of an optimized title tag?

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

Q21. What issues are the most critical to fix first?

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

Q22. Where to find a list of your website’s new pages?

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