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SEO Score Overview

Overview

The SEO Score overview feature gives users a detailed report of the important SEO content ranking factors, whether each element is present (or not) and if your content SEO optimized, and compares it against your top competitors. Ideally, you need to get an SEO score not lower than 85. A higher score will increase the chance of search engine discovery.

How to Use SEO Score Overview?

Open an SEO document you want to optimize. Once inside, click the **Overview** tab for the panel to appear.

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Words

  1. Gives you information on your SEO document’s current word count.
  2. The average word count of the top-ranking content from SERP for your topic.
  3. The maximum word count of the top-ranking content from SERP for your topic.
  4. Suggestion Snippets gives you tips on how to improve a particular ranking factor. It also turns red with an X mark if the Meta title is missing or still needs optimization. And turns blue with a 🗸 mark if the Title is well-optimized.
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5. When optimizing any of the SEO elements, click the refresh button beside the **Overview** tab to get the current stats. The score automatically refreshes every few minutes. Pressing the refresh icon will instantly refresh the score.

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Readability

Indicates the quality and level of your content skill. The lower the grade level, the easier for the target audience to read and understand your piece of content, with 5th Grader being the lowest and easiest to read and College Graduate as the most difficult.

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Sentences

  1. Gives you the current sentence count of your SEO document.
  2. The average sentence count of the top-ranking content from SERP for your topic.
  3. The maximum sentence count of the top-ranking content from SERP for your topic.
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Sections

  1. Count how many sections(H2 and H3 tags) there are in your SEO document.
  2. Gives you an idea of the average number of H2 and H3 tags from the top-ranking content returned by SERP for your topic.
  3. The maximum number of H2 and H3 tags used by the top-ranking pages from Google search results.
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Exact Searches

  1. Tells you how many related keywords you are using that help your content appear on Google searches for that particular topic.
  2. The average related keywords top-ranking pages returned by SERP for your topic.
  3. The maximum count of related keywords used by top-ranking results from Google search for your topic.
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Links

  1. The number of external links you are using as a reference in your content.
  2. The average count of outbound links your top competitors are using.
  3. Tells you the maximum number of outbound links your top-ranking competitors are using in their content.
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Images

  1. Tells you the number of images your content is using right now.
  2. The average number of optimized images your top-ranking competitors are using.
  3. The maximum count of optimized images your top-ranking competitors are using in their content.
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AI Writing Strength

  1. **Fluent**, the one in the blue box, is the default setting of the AI Writing Strength. It means that the output is the exact representation of the rewritten phrase or sentence.
  2. **Creative**, the one in the green box, sometimes rewrites a less accurate, therefore less relevant, result from the original sentence. Use with caution.
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Content Format

  1. Pillar Content – this content format requires more word count and sections, therefore, harder to optimize compared to a regular blog post. Best used when you are writing content to rank for highly competitive short-tail keywords. When you choose Pillar, click the refresh button to realign the statistics and content scoring of Outranking.
  2. Regular – is the default format of Outranking SEO Content Editor. Best used when writing a regular blog post with long-tail keywords. The ranking signals are also easier to optimize.
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Pages Analyzed

  1. By default, Outranking analyzes the first 20 pages of Google search results.
  2. Click the **Edit** button if you want to add other URLs and scrape their content.
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