How to Check Reading Level of Your Website

By 27-08-2013   BloggingGoogle

Google classifies content on websites by Reading level. What is the reading level of your site content? Did you know Google uses a sophisticated algorithm to classify content into 3 categories called  – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced.

I checked the reading level of content on our site and found this

reading levels

Reading Level Use

This is a feature which is useful for people searching for the complexity of content. For example, a new student learning a subject might want to filter Google search results by basic content, while those looking for more advanced techniques might want  a more complex search result with Advanced tips. This video shows a nice summary of why Reading level is an important search parameter.

Find Reading Level

How to find the reading level of your website? Go to Google.com, click on the settings gear on the top right, then choose Advanced Search. Then choose the options to narrow search results. Add your domain name and then in Reading level, choose to “annotate results with reading level“.

reading options

We checked it out for some popular websites and a search for reddit.com shows more basic content.

reddit reading level

While a site like Stackoverflow shows more intermediate and advanced tips.

stackoverflow reading level

How difficult and complex is your content to read?  How advanced are your blogging tips? Does Google search give a good idea of your websites reading level? Find out today and share a comment.

4 comments on “How to Check Reading Level of Your Website

  1. Mohammad says:

    Thanks Chandra for this Article

    my website have
    Basic 30%
    Intermediate 70%
    Advanced < 1%

    what is that mean ?

  2. Steven J Wilson says:

    This is something that isn’t mentioned enough. This plays a factor in Content Value. Flesch Reading Ease is something that should definitely be looked into.

  3. Nilesh says:

    My blog have Basic 26%, Intermediate 42% and advanced 32%, It could be because my writing skill is bad or because its technical blog.
    But it does help u to focus on determining the impression of your blogs or articles.
    Thanks for sharing this.

  4. Clipping Path says:

    My web site have Basic 26%, Intermediate 36% and advanced 28%

    How to increase it?

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