Setting up your first Project

Within Sitebulb, every time you crawl a website, it is saved as an 'Audit', which is essentially the crawl data, analysis and reports. Audits are organized into Projects, so in order to start an Audit, you need to set it up as a Project.

Once you've clicked the green 'Start a new Project' button, you'll be taken through a 2-page sequence for starting a new Project.

Create New Project

Give your Project a name, and enter the Start URL, which is simply the URL from which Sitebulb will begin crawling. Typically this will be the homepage of the domain you are auditing.

Once you hit ‘Save and Continue’, Sitebulb will perform some ‘pre-audit checks’, and then take you to the Audit setup screen.

Pre-Audit Checks

The purpose of the pre-audit check is to identify any potential issues that may hamper Sitebulb crawling the website, and help advise you which settings to use.

In most cases, the screen will look like this, with a dropdown for you to select ‘Standard Audit’ or ‘Sample Audit’.

Select Audit Type

The Standard Audit is suitable for most websites, and it allows you choose from the full range of data analysis options.

Data Analysis Options

If you are not sure what any of the analysis options mean, you can hover over the little question marks for a brief description (or read this documentation for more detail).

You'll be able to connect Google accounts and determine your crawler settings further down this page.

Once you have finished going through the setup options, hit ‘Start Audit,’ which will start the Audit running.

Start Audit

This will also create your new Project, in which your Audit will live, once the Audit has completed running.