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Readability Test

Quick and easy way to test the readability of your work.

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What are the different ways that I can test the readability of my content with this tool?

You can test by URL or direct input in which you copy and paste all content into the tool.

Who can use the readability test tool?

Anyone! Whether you’re a marketing manager, a content writer, or something else, you can benefit from using the readability test tool. You can guarantee that it will help you write better content in the future while saving you time in the process!

What does the readability test tool do?

The readability test tool uses the Flesch Kincaid reading ease test, the Flesch Kincaid grade level test, the Gunning Fog score, the Coleman Liau index, the Automated Readability Index (ARI), and the SMOG index to help you better understand how easy your content is to understand.

What other info will I get when I run the readability test tool?

Besides a number score in each of the areas we mentioned in the last answer, you’ll also be able to see how many sentences your content has, number of words, number of complex words, percentage of complex words, average words per sentence and average syllables per word. After you run the readability test on your content, you’ll also be able to see a breakdown of each of the readability tests we use!

What is readability score?

Readability score algorithms roughly estimate the level of education someone would need in order to read a passage of text easily.

There are several algorithms available for gauging readability score, and they use factors such as sentence length, syllable count, and the percentage of multi-syllable words in order to determine readability score.

Most readability scores are comprised of two factors. The first factor relates to sentence structure, and typically measures the average number of words per sentence. Readability indices also take into account word structure and are generally based on the average number of syllables per word or the proportion of easy words determined by referencing a word list.

For the general public, your text should reflect a readability of about 8th grade.

How can I improve my readability score?

Now that you understand the importance of readability, we’ll take a look at a checklist for improving the readability of your content.The next time you add a new page to your website, consider these tips:

Limit the length of your sentences and paragraphs

Most times, readers want to be able to easily skim over the information contained on websites and pick out the main points.

In order for them to be able to do this, you need to keep your sentences and paragraphs relatively short. For the web, optimal line length is between 50-60 characters. And you should generally limit paragraphs to around three sentences.

This will help you to hold the attention of readers and keep them engaged in your content.

Be concise

Keep your writing concise and avoid flowery language that adds unnecessary bulk to your writing.

Readers don’t want to sort through a mountain of unnecessary text. Instead, they should be able to easily pick up on the main points of your writing.

By eliminating redundancy and getting right to the point, you can improve the readability of your writing.

Avoid technical language

Unless you’re writing to a niche group, avoid using jargon in your content.

This can confuse writers, and they will likely navigate away from your website and search for information that is easier to understand.

Though you want to position yourself as a leader in your field, you don’t need to use fancy terminology. In fact, people will respect you more if you present information in a way that is easy for them to digest and understand.

Use lists

Bulleted lists are a great way to present information in a way that is easy to understand. They also make the information stand out on a page and help readers grasp what you’re trying to convey. Lists can help people stay focused on your writing by highlighting important information in a way that is easy for them to comprehend.

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The Readability Test Tool is used by schools, universities and web content editors all over the world.

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