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Online word count bulk tool.

Use the word count tool to check the number of words used inside the body of a web page. Submit multiple URLs and the tool will automatically extract all the text / content inside the HTML body tag for every single page.

Why should I use the word count tool?

Based on word count you’re not able to determine the quality of the content, but it gives you a good impression of the textual quantity. Use this tool to find thin / shallow content pages, based on word count. The output of the tool helps you to decide if you have to improve your content. Important web pages should contain enough textual content to target multiple keywords, keyword variations and long tail search terms. You can also check the percentage of anchor text words found on a page. If this number is close to 100% you have a page containing only links.

Metrics

The following metrics are returned after performing a word count check.

  • Total word count.
  • Corrected word count (Total word count – Anchor text word count).
  • Anchor text word count.
  • Percentage of anchor text words.

Filters

After extracting the content filters are used to remove: HTML markup, Symbols, Single letter words, Punctuation, Spaces.

Tool limitations

  • This tool isn’t able to determine content quality or relevancy.
  • Sometimes it doesn’t take a lot of words to cover a subject. Don’t just add words to generate more content.
  • The corrected word count number is set at 250+ words. This doesn’t mean writing 249 words is wrong and 250 words is perfect.

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emily m yetzer

Emily m yetzer, SEO Manager @ SEERInteractive

Bulk Web page Word Count checker, 9.6 out of 10 based on 41 ratings SEO Content Tools, SEO Tools

15 thoughts on “Bulk Web page Word Count checker

  1. Pedro Costa says:

    Is there a way for the word counter to give me not only the number of words but also the most common keywords as well?

    Thanks!

    1. Jasja ter Horst (admin) says:

      Hi Pedro,

      Great suggestion, I’ve added it to my (never ending) to-do-list ;-)
      Thanks!

  2. Matthew says:

    Great tool. Would be cool if you could paste in some code or upload a HTML file.

    -Matthew

    1. Jasja ter Horst (admin) says:

      Hi Matthew,

      Great suggestions, I’ve added both to my to-do-list.
      Thanks!

  3. Cory Beevers says:

    Really awesome tool, unfortunately i have used all of my credit limit today ahaha. Definitely coming back tomorrow though to finish it off. Plus with this tool you get to check the most amount of webpages I’ve check 300 in total!

  4. Wayne says:

    Using bulk web page word counter reurns 404 error on site: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umpqua_Community_College_shooting

    1. Admin says:

      Hey Wayne,

      Please try again. I just did some minor updates and the problem should be solved.

  5. Darryl says:

    Love the tool so far… quickly becoming one of my core audit pieces.. so thank you!

    One follow up question:
    I noticed you mentioned the https certificate issue in early april. Looks like as of today that problem is still happening in some cases. Any idea on when there might be a fix for that?

    1. Admin says:

      Hey Darryl,

      Great to get feedback from a regular user!

      At the moment I haven’t received a specific date. But I’ll post an update as soon as possible.

    2. Admin says:

      Hey Darryl,

      My hosting provider has solved the problem! So the tool should work like a charm ;-)

  6. Hilltop says:

    Hi there,

    I have tried using the word counter but it does not work. I have compared it to one or two other word counters out there and it is giving me the wrong word count.

    1. Admin says:

      Hi Hilltop,

      Don’t be too quick to judge the results returned by this tool..
      Some reasons why the data from other tools aren’t corresponding with the results from this word count checker:

      • First of all, which metric are you comparing: Word count total, corrected word count or Anchor text words?
      • This tool preforms some advanced filtering (After extracting the content filters are used to remove: HTML markup, Symbols, Single letter words, Punctuation, Spaces).
        The filter is the most common reason why you get different results compared to other tools.

      Using these filters to calculate the word count numbers you get the most meaningful results to measure content quantity.    

  7. Admin says:

    Update (05/06/2015):

    1. Improved feedback when an issue occurs while handling a list of URLs.
    2. Improved feedback when specific server issues occur, you can read more information about the origin of this issue over here → http://www.seoreviewtools.com/report-bug/#comment-86570
  8. Admin says:

    Thanks to Emily, Ben and others,

    I was able to solve a common problem which occurred when the provided input didn’t matched the expected input. The tool is now able to detect these problems and give a nice response so you know which URL you should re-enter.

    New warning message:
    Warning: unable to process domain.com
    (Please check if you entered this URL correctly, without typo’s and including http:// or https:// …)

    After solving this problem another problem has caught my attention caused by https servers. This has probably something to do with the server set-up because when testing these domains locally the script didn’t encounter any problems.
    (I’m currently looking into this, if you have suggestions just let me know ;-)

    1. Admin says:

      Just found out my server doesn’t supported some specific https certificates and contacted my hosting provider.
      They will fix this problem somewhere this month…

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