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SEMrush Site Audit Exam Answers

SEMrush Site Audit Exam Answers


This exam is designed to test the knowledge of technical SEO specialists who use the SEMrush Site Audit tool in their everyday work.

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 can immediately retake the exam.

The language of the answers are in English.

Some Questions:

Which Site Audit report contains the list of unresolved errors?

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 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

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

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



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

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?



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

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

What should you fix first while working on technical SEO?

All the issues

Critical issues

Critical and urgent issues only

Where should your sitemap be referenced?

In the page footer

On any URL

In the robots.txt file

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

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

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?

Check if these parameters are present in the Google Search Console

Hide this issue

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

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

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

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

What issues are the most critical to fix first?

Alt attributes

Broken Links and 404s

Missing meta descriptions

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

Crawled pages + filter “New pages = yes”


Progress, then choose “Crawled Pages”

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