How To View The Page Source of Your Site

Last update: 19 March, 2018

Most SEO data is output behind the scenes in the source code for you site. So, how do you know if [XYZ] feature is working? Check the source code by following the steps below.

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Using the Browser to Check the Source Code

Chrome

As with most things on a desktop, there are a number of ways to get to the same spot. So if the steps below don’t work, try these alternate options.

  1. View the page you want to see the source code.
  2. Right click the page and click on ‘View Source’. Chrome: View Source

Safari

  1. Click on Safari menu > Preferences > Advanced.
  2. Check “Show Develop menu in menu bar”. Safari: Show Develop menu
  3. Close the Preferences window.
  4. Go to the Develop menu > Show Page Source. Safari: View Source

Firefox

As with most things on a desktop, there are a number of ways to get to the same spot. So if the steps below don’t work, try these alternate options.

  1. View the page you want to see the source code.
  2. Right click the page and click on ‘View Source’. Firefox: View Source

Other browsers

Please contact the support team for your browser for information on how to view page source.

Checking the Page Source of your Sitemaps

Sometimes you will need to check the source code of your sitemaps to check if content is appearing as expected. To do that use one of the browsers listed above and then follow the guides below to find your sitemap.

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