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Checkbot App / Specifications
- • Type: Browser Extension
- • Version: 0.3.1
- • Price: Freeware
- • Offline: No
- • File name: checkbot.crx
- • Rating average
- 4.9 out of 5
- • Rating users
- • Total downloads
- • Current version downloads
- • Updated: March 17, 2018
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Checkbot / Description
★ FREE WHILE IN BETA ★
Checkbot is free with all features only for the duration of the beta test period. Later there will be a paid plan and a more limited free version.
★ BEST PRACTICES CHECKED FOR ★
Checkbot can verify you're following the 50+ best practices for SEO, speed and security detailed in the Checkbot Web Guide found at https://www.checkbot.io/guide/.
📊Checkbot tests for these SEO best practices (see https://www.checkbot.io/guide/seo/):
✓ Use unique titles
✓ Use optimal length titles
✓ Set page descriptions
✓ Use unique descriptions
✓ Use optimal length descriptions
✓ Avoid thin content pages
✓ Avoid duplicate pages
✓ Set image ALT text
✓ Set mobile scaling
✓ Avoid plugins
✓ Use short URLs
✓ Avoid underscores in URLs
✓ Avoid URL extensions
✓ Avoid URL parameters
✓ Avoid symbols in URLs
✓ Use lowercase URLs
✓ Avoid deeply nested URLs
✓ Use valid HTML
✓ Use valid CSS
✓ Return 404 for broken links
✓ Avoid broken internal links
✓ Avoid broken external links
✓ Avoid broken page resources
✓ Use robots.txt files
✓ Specify sitemap locations
✓ Avoid temporary redirects
✓ Avoid meta redirects
🚀 Checkbot tests for these web speed best practices (see https://www.checkbot.io/guide/speed/):
✓ Use compression
✓ Avoid recompressing data
✓ Minify files
✓ Avoid inline source maps
✓ Enable caching
✓ Use long caching times
✓ Avoid duplicate resources
✓ Avoid inline CSS
✓ Avoid CSS @import
✓ Avoid internal link redirects
✓ Avoid resource redirects
✓ Avoid redirect chains
🔒 Checkbot tests for these web security best practices (see https://www.checkbot.io/guide/security/):
✓ Use HTTPS
✓ Avoid mixed content
✓ Send passwords securely
✓ Use HSTS
✓ Use HSTS preload
✓ Disable content sniffing
✓ Specify MIME types
✓ Restrict iframe usage
✓ Use XSS protection
✓ Hide server version data
Test your site with Checkbot today and learn what improvements you can make to boost your SEO, speed and security.
★ BENEFITS ★
Checkbot will become an essential part of your workflow for identifying problems early and guiding optimisations:
BOOST YOUR SEO, SPEED AND SECURITY - Checkbot will guide you on how to craft a highly optimized website: improve your search rank, accelerate your pages and harden your security to make the most out of your site.
SAVE TIME ON MANUAL TESTING - Don't waste time on tedious manual checks: Checkbot can effortlessly and reliably check thousands of pages for you in minutes.
STOP PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY GO LIVE - Don't wait for critical issues to impact your users or search rank: test your development and staging sites with Checkbot to catch problems before they make it to production.
UNCOVER HARD TO SPOT PROBLEMS - Discover critical issues lurking in places you didn't think to check: Checkbot's crawling ability and comprehensive set of tests will root out problems you've missed.
CHECK ALL THE SITES YOU WORK ON - Checkbot lets you crawl all the sites you want as often as you want: check every site you're involved with after every change to keep on top of issues.
GET IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK - Don't wait days for your search results or Google Search Console to update to see what your changes did: test your site with Checkbot for instant feedback.
★ FEATURES ★
Checkbot gives you all the tools you need to track down, understand and fix website issues:
QUICK & EASY TO INSTALL - Add Checkbot to Chrome in seconds with only two clicks: use Checkbot anywhere you run Chrome alongside your favourite Chrome web development tools.
INVESTIGATE ISSUES - Track down problems with ease: use convenient shortcuts to view page source code, show URL response headers, list inlinks to a URL and examine redirect chains.
EXPLORE YOUR SITE - Browse all URLs found during a crawl: show your most linked to pages, list all image/JS/CSS files, review non-indexable pages, explore all redirects and more.
CHECK PRIVATE & LOCAL SITES - Easily check your site in all stages of development: crawl staging and local development sites, password protected pages and sites on private networks.
CUSTOMISE CRAWLS - Focus your testing on the parts of your site you're currently interested in: limit the URLs crawled by subdomain, subfolder, search depth, pattern and type.
EXPORT TO CSV - Export lists of URLs with problems to CSV format: share the data with team members, compile custom reports and perform your own further analysis.
GET QUICK FEEDBACK - Think you've fixed a page that had an issue? Quickly verify your fix by recrawling only that page for fast feedback without having to crawl the entire site again.
IN-APP GUIDANCE - Not an expert? No problem: Checkbot tracks down web site issues for you, explains why you need to fix them and confirms your fixes worked.
Visit https://www.checkbot.io/faq/ for answers to frequently asked questions about Checkbot.
★ CONTACT ★
Any comments, feedback or bugs to report? Let us know by messaging [email protected]
★ SOCIAL ★
Follow us for updates and to give feedback:
★ RECENT CHANGES ★
Finding Checkbot useful? Help support further development by rating Checkbot on the Chrome Web Store and follow us for the latest updates. 😄
Version 0.3.0 (14 March 2018)
- New: Bulk export: You can now export all reports in one click via a sidebar button. This generates a ZIP file containing a CSV file for each report.
- New: Pages that have a meta refresh URL are now viewed as redirects instead of pages. This is more in line with how they'd be treated by humans and search bots. This reduces false positives in several SEO reports and improves reports that take redirects into account.
- New: Added a new "Broken URLs" report to the "Explore" category. This combines the URLs from the 4xx, 5xx and connection error reports. A shortcut to this report has been added to the summary screen so you can quickly view all your broken URLs in one place.
- New: Redirect chains that are too long are now flagged as URLs that fail to load.
- New: The CSS validator now understand CSS variables, CSS grid and several more vendor specific selectors.
- New: If there's a problem getting the start page of a new crawl, you can now submit a filled out report to get help.
See https://www.checkbot.io/releases/ for more.
★ PERMISSIONS ★
The "Read and change all your data..." permission asked for by Chrome is required to allow Checkbot to fetch and test URLs encountered during crawls which could be from any domain. This permission is used only for crawling sites and testing URLs.
★ TERMS OF SERVICE AND PRIVACY ★