Onpage – URL Explorer

The "URL Explorer" feature in the SISTRIX Optimizer will let you inspect any URL and view the HTML code, metadata, images, Javascript, CSS, internal links (in both directions) and external links (in both directions).

General Options

In the white bar, located between the Toolbox navigation menu and the filters, you’ll find general settings for the whole page, in particular:

  • Date: Choose the date of the latest or any of the past Optimizer crawls.
  • Restart crawler: Start our onpage crawler to get new data. You can start the crawler as often as you like.
  • Export: Download the data contained in this section. Read more about exports and credits here.
  • Shortlink: Share the page with other Toolbox users. You’ll get a personalised shortlink, active for a few days, that you can share without any limitations.

URL Explorer

To start your analysis, enter a URL in the input field and click on the green button “Search“.

Always enter the entire domain, starting with the protocol (http:// or https://), into the search field. The search also has an auto-complete feature, which will show you the available URLs for your project while you type in the URL. This should make choosing the URL much easier, especially for long URLs.

Overview

After typing or choosing the URL to analyse, the Toolbox will show you an overview of its general characteristics, which include:

  • Server information
  • Title
  • H1 tags
  • Click-level (depth)
  • All header meta tags
  • Number of internal and outbound links
  • Image details, including sizes
  • CSS file information
  • Javascript information

Use the tabs at the top right corner of the page to see more information about the chosen URL.

Internal Links

On this page we show URL and Linktext details for all the internal and external links.

The section “Internal Links” shows you outgoing internal links and internal inbound links. The latter indicates which other documents on your website refer to the URL you are currently looking at. This evaluation is restricted to the pages within the Optimizer project.

External Links

“External links” are all about those that lead away from your website, to other websites, and also those which are inbound to your page from other websites. The first part is about the external outbound links. In the table, you will see all the references to other websites. In many cases, those will be the social media buttons (Twitter, Facebook, etc.). External inbound links are those that lead to your project from other domains, subdomains etc.

Click on a URL to open it in the SEO module.

HTML

The final part of the URL-Check, the “HTML” tab, will show you the complete HTML source code that the crawler received for this URL.

Video walk-through