Search Engine Simulator

Seeing Yourself The Way Search Engines Do

Most content on any given page of your website is visible, and easy to read and understand. The important question is: Can a Search Engine read it? Using our free Search Engine Simulator allows you to read like a search engine bot. Some of the links and content may be visible to you, but if a search engine bot cannot crawl your site and use it as a ranking factor, you could be losing position (or worse, penalized) because of it. Hidden content can be content generated through Javascript or Flash, which can be common in CMS themes. (Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal themes are often guilty of this). Read below to understand Google's view on hidden content. The quote below was taken directly from Google Webmaster Guidelines, and addresses both hidden content and links.

"Hiding text or links in your content to manipulate Google’s search rankings can be seen as deceptive and is a violation of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines.....when evaluating your site to see if it includes hidden text or links, look for anything that's not easily viewable by visitors of your site. Are any text or links there solely for search engines rather than visitors?"

How Does the Search Engine Simulator Work?

The Search Engine Simulator tool below simulates a Search Engine by displaying the contents of a webpage exactly how a Search Engine would see it. It also displays the hyperlinks that will be followed (crawled), meta keywords, and description seen by a Search Engine when it visits the particular webpage.

Search Engine Spider Simulator

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If you found this tool useful, please try using SeoBrowser, another free SEO resource to see how your webpages appear to a search engine. Feedthebot also has their own version of a page spider. Need help sorting out the data? Contact us for an expert analysis of your website and SEO efforts.


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