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Website analytics dashboard featuring SEO metrics such as session count, page views, and total time on site, with bar and line graphs.
Search Atlas Site Auditor

Get detailed reports on the technical SEO health of any website.

Search Atlas Site Explorer

Get in-depth insights on organic traffic, keywords, and backlinks for any website or url.

SEO Content Assistant

Create 10X more SEO content for your agency clients and drive organic traffic at warp speed.

On-Page Audit Tool

Audit the content quality of your clients’ web pages and get immediate feedback for improvement.

Grow your Website Traffic with Enterprise SEO Software
Free DA Checker | Check Domain Authority

Enter homepage URLs and get DA scores with our dashboard’s DA Checker or try the demo tool below.

Keyword Researcher | Check Search Volume

Enter a keyword and get keyword metrics like search volume, cost-per-click, and Keyword Difficulty.

AI Content Writer

Craft creative, original, and engaging content with 50+ templates for all of your marketing communications.

Create a Content Plan in Minutes with the Search Atlas Content Planner
Blog Idea Generator | Get Blog Topics in 1-Click

Enter your target keyword and generate blog ideas in seconds.

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Search Atlas SEO Topical Map Generator

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Backlink building. Content marketing. Technical optimizations. Wherever your SEO strategy goes, Search Atlas has the tools.

White Label SEO Software
Customize the dashboard with your own branding and start generating way more revenue for your marketing agency.
See Why Agencies Choose Search Atlas over Ahrefs for Backlink and Competitor Research
See Why Agencies Choose Search Atlas over SEMRush for their Enterprise SEO platform
See Why Agencies Choose Search Atlas over Surfer SEO for SEO Content Writing Software

Discover Features

Backlink building. Content marketing. Technical optimizations. Wherever your SEO strategy goes, Search Atlas has the tools.

Award-Winning SEO Tools.
One Powerful Platform
Website analytics dashboard featuring SEO metrics such as session count, page views, and total time on site, with bar and line graphs.
Search Atlas Site Auditor

Get detailed reports on the technical SEO health of any website.

Search Atlas Site Explorer

Get in-depth insights on organic traffic, keywords, and backlinks for any website or url.

SEO Content Assistant

Create 10X more SEO content for your agency clients and drive organic traffic at warp speed.

On-Page Audit Tool

Audit the content quality of your clients’ web pages and get immediate feedback for improvement.

Grow your Website Traffic with Enterprise SEO Software
Free DA Checker | Check Domain Authority

Enter homepage URLs and get DA scores with our dashboard’s DA Checker or try the demo tool below.

Keyword Researcher | Check Search Volume

Enter a keyword and get keyword metrics like search volume, cost-per-click, and Keyword Difficulty.

AI Content Writer

Craft creative, original, and engaging content with 50+ templates for all of your marketing communications.

Create a Content Plan in Minutes with the Search Atlas Content Planner
Blog Idea Generator | Get Blog Topics in 1-Click

Enter your target keyword and generate blog ideas in seconds.

Meet OTTO - AI Growth Management Platform from Search Atlas
Search Atlas SEO Topical Map Generator
Compare to Competitors
arrow purple

Backlink building. Content marketing. Technical optimizations. Wherever your SEO strategy goes, Search Atlas has the tools.

White Label SEO Software
Customize the dashboard with your own branding and start generating way more revenue for your marketing agency.
See Why Agencies Choose Search Atlas over Ahrefs for Backlink and Competitor Research
See Why Agencies Choose Search Atlas over SEMRush for their Enterprise SEO platform
See Why Agencies Choose Search Atlas over Surfer SEO for SEO Content Writing Software

How to Whitelist the Search Atlas Site Auditor – Step by Step Guide

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For Cloudflare

If you want to run a site audit and monitor your site health using Search Atlas, sometimes our site crawlers get blocked by CDNs. 

Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) are a group of servers that help deliver website content faster. If your website relies on a CDN to increase the performance of your website, then it’s possible the CDN’s firewall will block our crawler from accessing your site.

Resolving this issue is fairly straightforward and requires whitelisting the Search Atlas site crawler. This post will explain how to do so on Cloudflare, as it is the most popular CDN provider for webmasters.

If you are using another CDN, the process is similar, and can still be done by following the steps outlined below. 

Getting Started

Search Atlas uses one primary IP address to monitor websites:

  • 35.243.150.225

You will need to whitelist this IP address in order to run successful seo audits via Search Atlas.

How to Whitelist Search Atlas’s IP Address in Cloudflare

Follow these steps to proceed with whitelisting:

  1. Login to your Cloudflare account
  2. Click Firewall icon and then on the Tools tab
  3. List Search Atlas’s crawl IP address under the IP Access Rules
  4. Enter the IP Address: 35.243.150.225
  5. Choose the action “Whitelist”
  6. Choose the domain that you want our crawler to have access to
  7. Click “Add”

After performing the above steps, Search Atlas will have access to your website for monitoring.

monitor your site health using Search Atlas

For help and a better understanding of Cloudflare’s IP Access Rules, see Cloudflare’s support documentation.

Need help Whitelisting on Cloudflare?

If you are still unable to successfully run a site audit, please contact our support team between 9am-6pm (PST), M-F, via the chat feature in your dashboard. Or, book a software demo with someone from our team.

Guide on Whitelisting Search Atlas Crawler Across Different WP Plugins

If your website does not use Cloudflare, you can also whitelist the Search Atlas crawler via the following WordPress plugins. 

WordFence

You can whitelist the Search Atlas site crawler via WordFence. To do so, follow the below steps:

  1. On the WordPress menu go to WordFence → Firewall → All Firewall options
  2. Paste the IP address (35.243.150.225) on the box ‘Allowlisted IP addresses that bypass all rules’
  3. Save changes
WordFence

Stop Bad Bots

To whitelist the crawler via Stop Bad Bots, follow the below steps:

  1. On the WordPress menu go to Block Bad Bots → Settings
  2. Select the Whitelist tab
  3. Paste the IP address (35.243.150.225) on the box ‘IP whitelist’
  4. Click, “Save changes”
Stop Bad Bots

Blackhole for Bad Bots

If you have the Blackhole WordPress plugin installed, whitelist the crawler in WordPress by doing the following:

  1. On the WordPress menu go to Blackhole → Settings
  2. Paste the IP address (35.243.150.225) on the box ‘Whitelist IPs’
  3. Save changes
Blackhole for Bad Bots

Shield Security

Have Shield Security for WordPress? Follow the below instructions to create a new IP rule and allow our site crawler access to your website.

  1. On the WordPress menu go to Shield Security → IP Rules
  2. Use the gear icon for additional options and select “Create New IP Rule” option
  3. Use the form to add that IP to the bypass/whitelist
  4. Click “Create New IP Rule”
Shield Security
  1. Add the IP Address (35.243.150.225) to the “IP Address or IP Range” text box.
  2. Give the IP rule a label
  3. Select “Add to Bypass List”
  4. Check the box, “I fully understand the significance of this action”
  5. Click “Create New IP Rule”
Create New IP Rule

Need Help Whitelisting Our Crawler?

If you are still unable to successfully run a site audit after attempting the above methods, please contact our support team between 9am-6pm (PST), M-F. We are available via the chat feature in your dashboard. Or, you can also book a software demo with one of our product Specialists!

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Brittany Bronson is a Senior Content Strategist at Search Atlas. She has over 5 years of content marketing and SEO experience. She writes about content strategy, SEO software tools, AI, and other digital marketing topics.

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