Measure Web Page Readability
Premium Subscribers get access to a whole host of specialist readability tools, including URL scoring and monitoring, from as little as $5 per month!
- Unlimited Text Readability
- File (Word Docs, PDFs, etc) Scoring
- Bulk Text Readability
- Bulk URL Readability
- Readability API
"A really great tool for writers who care more about clarity than flourish."
Patrick O'Shaughnessy, Investor
Web page readability is incredibly important. You have just a few seconds to grab a new visitor's attention, and highly readable copy is absolutely necessary to do so.
That's where our URL scoring tool comes in handy. You can click "Score a New URL", paste in any website URL, and we will score the text we find there, highlighting problems and suggesting improvements.
If you're a Premium member, you can score buckets of URLs every day, but free usage is limited to one URL.
- Members have access to a full history of URLs processed! Find out more!
Need to Process Lots Of Urls?
You can upload a CSV of URLs to Readable.io to have them measured in bulk, using our File Processing Tools.
Measuring Readability Score ...
Ratings are from A to E, where A-rated text is very easy to read for the general public, and E-rated text is very hard to read.
|Your average sentence length is too high. Try to shorten or split up some of your long sentences.|
|You are using too many long words. Try replacing some of them with shorter alternatives.|
|You may have too many clichés in your text.|
|You may have too many instances of passive voice in your text.|
|To improve your readability, try using shorter sentences and simpler words where possible.|
|Download Results as PDF|
Readability Grade Levels
A grade level (based on the USA education system) is equivalent to the number of years of education a person has had. A score of around 10-12 is roughly the reading level on completion of high school. Text to be read by the general public should aim for a grade level of around 8.
|Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level||-|
|Gunning Fog Index||-|
|Automated Readability Index||-|
|Average Grade Level||-|
These readability scoring algorithms do not provide grade levels. Please click on each score to find our more about what it represents and the ages it is appropriate for.
|Flesch Reading Ease||-|
|New Dale-Chall Score||-|
|Ogden Basic English||n/a|
|Sentences > 30 Syllables||-||-|
|Sentences > 20 Syllables||-||-|
|Words > 4 Syllables||-||-|
|Words > 12 Letters||-||-|
|Passive Voice Count||-||-|
Extracting Text From URLs
Most URLs include elements you don't want to score, like navigation and headers.
If you tick the box, we will attempt to strip these unwanted elements out of any pages we find before scoring them.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that this process will always be successful - web pages can be extremely complicated! If we can't find anything on the page that looks like a block of content, we will usually score the entire page instead.
You will be able to see the actual text we scored, once scoring is complete.