Categorize your pages in groups

May 4, 2016 - 2  min reading time - by Emma Labrador
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Big news, you can now access pages categorization in groups! Pages categorization now offers you the ability to focus on your most important pages and check SEO improvements regarding each group of pages. How does it work? Pretty simply.

Access already setup categories

When you first launch a new crawl, you will now have the opportunity to access your categories by clicking on ‘Configure Pages Group’. They are automatically generated. Page groups are created from the crawled URLs. A URL cannot should not be found in different groups.

Page categorization oncrawl

If your crawl is too old, then your groups won’t be already defined. You will need to click on ‘Guess the Groups’.

oncrawl page segmentation

You will access your page groups repartition.

target your seo audits with page groups

If you are fine with this categorization, don’t forget to click on ‘Save Changes’. But you can modify all these groups.

Edit or create your groups

You can also modify, create or delete your page groups (except for the ‘Other’ category) as you wish. You can have up to 25 page groups.
If you want to exclude URLs from the ‘Other section’, you will need to create a specific rules for the URLs concerned. The group ‘Other’ cannot be renamed or removed.

Edit a group

You just need to click on ‘Edit Group’. On the screenshot below, you can either rename or delete the group.

define your page groups with oncrawl

With the Query Builder, you can choose to define or redefine your queries by URL path or full URL:

oncrawl pages categorization

Then, choose a rule:

define page groups with query builder

After modifying the query, you need to click on ‘Preview Changes’. Don’t forget to Save your changes.

SEo audits with page groups

Create a group

If you want to create a new group, just click on ‘Create new page group’. Then, use the Query Builder to build your new group regarding the pages you want to target.

how to setup new groups with oncrawl

Sometimes, the automatic generation can insert a same URL in different groups. You thus need to edit the group and see which URLs are included in different categories. Use the exclusion rule to take off specific pages.

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Finally, you can modify the order of your page groups. Once again, if you do so, don’t forget to save your changes.

Check your SEO performances by group of pages

Pages segmentation also offers new graphs to access more targeted SEO informations. In almost everything tabs, you will have the ability to access your SEO performance by group of pages and filter your results by groups.

For instance, you can access your duplicate content evaluation by group of pages. You can thus check if your canonicals are well setup in each group.

duplicate content by groups of pages

Or you could also know where  your too slow pages are. This is a very important information, especially for e-commerce websites. You can know if your most important pages and groups are behaving right.

load time SEO performance

These are just a few examples. This same rule apply for your main tags, architecture, content, etc. You can now access your SEO performances by group of pages.

Anytime, you can decide to select a page group to only focus on a specific group.

targeted Seo audit

Emma Labrador See all their articles
Emma was the Head of Communication & Marketing at Oncrawl for over seven years. She contributed articles about SEO and search engine updates.
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