New Analysis and Re-run Report Dialog Boxes

Updated: October 21, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Use the New Analysis dialog box to create and run a new site analysis, and the Re-run Report dialog box to run an existing analysis. The Re-run Report dialog box enters the name of the report for you into the Name field so that you do not have to type it again.

If you have selected the server level in the IIS Manager Connections pane, you can run analyses on remote Web sites as well as local Web sites. If you have selected a Web site or application in the IIS Manager Connections pane, the analysis will be performed on the local Web site or application.

ImportantImportant
If you want to run an analysis of a remote Web site and have selected a local Web site, cancel the New Analysis dialog box. In the IIS Manager connections pane, select a server level node. In Features View, double-click Search Engine Optimization, and then click Create a new analysis.

 

Element Name Description

Name

Type the name that you want to give to the analysis. If you are re-running an existing analysis, the name that you selected will already appear.

Start URL

Type the URL of the Web location where you want the analysis to begin. The Start URL textbox appears only at the server level.

Browse-to icon

Click the icon to browse to the URL that you entered in the Start URL textbox. The Browse-to icon appears only at the server level.

Path

Type the URL of the Web location where you want the analysis to begin. The Path textbox appears only at the site level.

Relative Path

Type the relative path of the site location that you want to analyze. The Relative Path textbox appears only at the site level.

Browse-to link

Click the link to browse to the URL that you entered in the Path textbox. The Browse-to link appears only at the site level.

To open the Advanced Settings pane, click the down arrow on the right side of the dialog box.

 

Element Name Description

Maximum Number of URLs

Type a number to specify the maximum number of unique links that will be processed and downloaded from a Web site during the analysis. The default is 10000.

A link is any URL that is used within the markup of a Web page, including hyperlinks and references to image files, .css files, and javascript files. If you increase the maximum number of URLs, you will increase the size of the reports file, and the analysis will take longer to run.

Maximum Download Size per URL (KB)

The limit, in kilobytes, of the amount of content that will be downloaded per link and stored on the local file system. The default is 100 KB.

WarningWarning
Any violations that exist in Web page content beyond this limit will not be detected. Also, if a Web page exceeds this limit and the limit occurs in the middle of a tag pair, an erroneous “no ending tag” violation may be generated.

Ignore 'nofollow' attribute

Select or clear the checkbox to specify whether nofollow attributes and meta tags will be ignored or respected during site analysis. The check box is cleared by default.

The nofollow attribute and the nofollow meta tag instruct search engines not to follow certain hyperlinks in a Web page. For example, you can use this feature to force the URLs in blog comments, which are often unwanted advertising, to be ignored. By default, IIS SEO site analysis will ignore the hyperlinks on the pages that use the nofollow attribute, but it will still process links to other resources such as image, .css, and javascript files. If you want the hyperlinks that would be blocked by this attribute to be included in the site analysis, select the check box.

Ignore 'noindex' meta tag

Select or clear the checkbox to specify whether noindex attributes will be ignored or respected during site analysis. The check box is cleared by default.

The noindex attribute instructs search engines not to index the content of pages that have the attribute. By default, IIS SEO site analysis will not look for violations in pages that have the noindex attribute. If you want IIS SEO to analyze the content of pages that use the noindex attribute, select the check box.

Store copies of analyzed Web pages locally

Select the check box to store, on the local hard disk, the content (response bodies) of the Web pages that are analyzed. Clear the check box to prevent the analyzed Web pages from being stored locally. The default is to store. When this option is selected, analyzed pages are stored in a subfolder of the directory %systemdrive%\Users\<username>\IIS SEO Reports. The name of the subfolder will be the same as the name that you gave to the analysis.

If a site analysis takes an unwanted amount of disk space, you may want to clear this setting. However, because the Word Analysis and View Source features depend on local copies of analyzed Web pages, these features will not be available when this setting is cleared.

Consider as internal link if coming from

Click the drop-down list to determine which links will be considered internal during the site analysis. This feature can be useful if your Web site has subdomains, or if you want to run an analysis on a particular directory within the site. The following options determine whether subdomains will be treated as external or internal links, or whether subdirectories will be treated as external or internal links.

   Directory: <specifiedURL>/ and sub-directories (default)

   Directory: <specifiedURL>/

   Host: <specifiedURL>

   Host: <specifiedURL> and subdomains (*.)

Authentication – Connect As

Use this feature to determine how IIS SEO will connect to the Web site that you have specified. By default, the IIS SEO tool connects to the Web site by using Anonymous authentication. Click Set to open the Set Authentication Dialog Box to configure IIS SEO to connect by using Basic authentication or Windows authentication.

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