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About the Site Navigability Analyzer

How navigatable is your website? What would a spider see? The Site Navigability Analyzer uses the Datayze SpiderBot to crawl your site, analyzing it's navigability. The Datayze SpiderBot calculates the shortest path from your splash page to any internal page, the overall connectivity of your site, highly connected hubs and destination leaf nodes. Let the spider find your linking errors for you. The Datayze SpiderBot is fully customizable, crawling only the pages you ask it to, and letting you define 'hub' and 'leaf' thresholds.

The Site Navigability Analyzer can also be used to improve your site's search engine optimization (SEO) ranking. View a list of referrers and the anchor text. Is your linking schema internally consistent? Do your branded links always have the same capitalization and punctuation? Do you provide alternative descriptive links to help lost website visitors find their way?

About the Spider To borrow a term from dungeons and dragons, the datayze spider is a Neutral Good spider. This tool is designed for website engineers wanting to improve their sites' navigability, and possibly improve their search engine rankings. Since it's assuming the webmaster of each domain is initiating the crawl request, it crawls each and every page it can find. The spider does not store the content of the pages it crawls. Effectively the spider treats each page as "FOLLOW, NOINDEX" regardless of the robots.txt file or robots meta tag. Hence the lack of a lawful good alignment.

We do recognize the possibility for abuse, and put several safe guards to ensure our spider remains on the Good side of the alignment chart. Our spider crawls at a leisurely rate of 1 page ever 1.5 seconds. While the spider doesn't keep track of the contents of the pages it crawls, it does keep track of the number of requests issued by each visitor. The spider will crawl no more than 400 pages for a given visitor on a given day.

Interested in Web Development? Try our other tools, like the Site Validator which can summarize the types of HTML errors on your site, as well as provide a page by page breakdown. It can analyze your anchor text diversity and find the length shortest path to any page. The Thin Content Checker can analyze your site's content, let you know the percentage of unique phrases per page, and generate a histogram of page content lengths.

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