Code to Text Ratio Checker

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About Code to Text Ratio Checker

The Code to Text Ratio Checker looks up the percentage of text vs code on a webpage. The code to text ratio is not a direct ranking factor for search engines, but there are many factors related to the ratio that indicate best SEO practices and thus may indirectly result in higher search rankings.

These related factors are:

  • Built for People: Web pages with higher text content to HTML tend to be more readable and understandable for people. It gives the impression that the site is built for people rather than search engines and so seems important in the eyes of the search engines.
  • Better User Experience: Higher text to code ratio indicates better user experience, and better user experience has become a prime search ranking factor according to Google and other search engines.
  • Better Page Load Speed: Less code indicates that any unnecessary HTML elements are not present in the code of a web page.  This increases the loading speed of the page which indicates better user experience and again is a significant search engine ranking factor.
  • Better Indexing of Pages: A cleaner code and higher ratio of plain text makes it easier for search engines to crawl and index the site.

How Do You Create a Page with a Good Code to Text Ratio?

The key to optimizing your web page is to build it focusing on user-experience. The suggested code to text ratio is at least 20%. Follow these tips to optimize your page’s code to text ratio and increase user-experience:

  • Check if your HTML code is valid.
  • Remove any unnecessary code.
  • Remove huge white spaces.
  • Avoid lots of tabs.
  • Remove comments in the code.
  • Avoid tables. Use tables in your layout only if absolutely necessary.
  • Use CSS for styling and formatting.
  • Resize your images.
  • Remove any unnecessary images.
  • Only use Javascript and flash if required.
  • Keep the size of your page under 300kb.
  • Remove any hidden text that is not visible to people.
  • Your page must always have some amount of plain text. Include easily readable text with quality user information..


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