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plaintxt.org – Minimalism in blog design, an experiment

Words count: 8    Unique Words: 8    Length: 57 characters
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Excellent! the title contains 1-12 words, and within 10-70 characters!

The title will be displayed in search engine results in the form of a direct link to the site.

1. ideally, the title should contain 10 to 70 characters, including spaces. (Google displays up to 70 characters in the title, and takes into account only the first 12 words.)
2. put the most important and relevant keywords in the title, try not to repeat any word.
3. each individual page should have a unique title.
Plaintxt.org was the first Web site dedicated to minimalism in blog design and the original home of the Sandbox theme for WordPress.

Words count: 23    Length: 132 characters
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Excellent! Your meta description contains between 70 and 160 characters.

Meta Descriptions provide concise explanations of the contents of web pages, that are commonly used by search engines on search result pages to display preview snippets for a given page.

1. it is best to keep meta descriptions between 70-160 characters.
2. a readable, compelling description using important keywords can draw a much higher click-through rate of searchers to the given web page.
3. avoid keyword stuffing, ensure each page has its own unique description.
Google SERP Preview
plaintxt.org – Minimalism in blog design, an experiment www.plaintxt.org/
Plaintxt.org was the first Web site dedicated to minimalism in blog design and the original home of the Sandbox theme for WordPress.

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This is how your site looks like in Google Search Result Page.

an optimized SERP snippet will have a higher click through rate.

1. make sure the title is clear, simple, straight to the point.
2. make sure the description is relevant and properly summarized the page content.
plaintxt.org, plain, text, minimalism, minimalist theme, sandbox, barthelme, theme, wordpress

Words count: 11    Length: 85 characters    keyword phrases count : 9

Excellent! Your meta keywords contains 10-20 words.
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Keyword Occurrences in Different Sections
Wordkeyword domain title descriptionheadingcontent
1 word:78% (7/9)
plain 0   (0%)
text 0   (0%)
minimalism 0   (0%)
sandbox 0   (0%)
barthelme 0   (0%)
theme 0   (0%)
wordpress 0   (0%)
2 words:22% (2/9)
plaintxt.org 0   (0%)
minimalist theme 0   (0%)

Meta keywords should not be ignored, though they are not a major ranking factor for most of search engines nowadays. A Meta keywords tag is supposed to be a brief and concise list of the most important themes of your page

1. keep your list of keywords or keyword phrases down to 10 - 20 unique words or phrases.
2. separate the words or phrases using a comma (you do not need to leave a space between words separated by commas).
3. do not repeat words or phrases.
4. put your most important word or phrases at the beginning of your list.
Keywords Cloud
This keywords cloud gives your an idea of what are those important keywords appears in your website.

agree  barthelme  blog  class  code  competition  content  download  exclusion  experiment  free  general  gnu  google  include  layout  license  limitation  live  minimalism  options  original  party  plaintxt  plugins  post  preview  provide  public  readme  sandbox  site  software  template  terms  theme  view  warranties  web  wordpress 

Top 20 Keywords
Total Terms Count: 1,863

Excellent! No terms has a density of more than 3%, all are optimized to be within 1% - 3%.

Top 20 terms occurance and density
KeywordIn DomainIn TitleIn DescriptionIn Heading In Body Density
theme 37 1.99%
content 33 1.77%
site 26 1.40%
wordpress 24 1.29%
blog 20 1.07%
plaintxt 19 1.02%
license 19 1.02%
download 18 0.97%
sandbox 18 0.97%
terms 14 0.75%
template 14 0.75%
general 12 0.64%
gnu 11 0.59%
code 11 0.59%
plugins 10 0.54%
provide 10 0.54%
public 9 0.48%
include 9 0.48%
minimalism 9 0.48%
web 8 0.43%

keyword density can be used as a factor in determining whether a web page is relevant to a specified keyword or keyword phrase.

1. the optimum keyword density to be 1.0% - 3.0%. Using a keyword more than that could be considered search spam.
2. overuse of keywords, a practice called keyword stuffing, will cause a web page to be penalized.

Excellent! The page is using HTML headings (<H1> - <H6>) and inline emphasis tags (<EM><B><I><EM><STRONG>)




Experiments (Plugins)
Terms of use


Original Welcome
Sandbox Designs Competition
Blog Summary
Custom Field Widget
Extended Options
Acceptance of terms.
Disclaimer of warranties.
Exclusion of liability.
Exclusion of indemnity.
Third-party disclaimer.
Copyright policy.
Revisions to these terms.


Theme Google Code Repositories
<EM> (1)
<STRONG> (10)without any warranty
fitness for a particular purpose
You agree to these terms by using this site.
All content is subject to change and is provided to you “as is” without any warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement.
Your use of the Site is at your own risk.
By using this Site you agree to indemnify and hold plaintxt.org, its subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, officers, agents, service providers, suppliers, and employees harmless from any claim or demand
plaintxt.org may provide hyperlinks to third-party Web sites or other resources solely for your convenience.
Any Content downloaded by you from this Web site, including, without limitation, any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively referred to as the “Content”) are the sole property of the owner, Scott Allan Wallick, except as expressly licensed by the GNU General Public License, http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these terms and conditions at any time.

HTML headings and emphasis tags are the most basic forms to indicate important content.

1. use your keywords in the headings and make sure the first level heading (<H1>) includes the most important keywords.
2. never duplicate the title tag content in the heading tags.
3. for more effective SEO, use only one <H1> tag per page
Reading Level

The page text content is a bit too difficult to be read and understood!

Ensure your page content text can be read and understood by most of your site visitors. not too difficult nor too simple.

1. a score below 30, indicates the text content is too difficult to be read and understood.
2. a sore above 80, may suggest that the site is lack of in-depth and expertise of its topics (low quality content).
3. an optimal reading level score shall be 50-70.
en-us Excellent! the website declared its language in use.

the detected language is : en

Declare the language in use can help search engine to better understand and rendering your page, especially when special characters are encountered.
Page Encoding
utf-8 Excellent! the website declared its character encoding.

Declare the character encoding can help search engine to better rendering your page, especially when it comes to
non-asii characters.
Excellent! the website has a shortcut favicon image.

the website does not have a RSS Feed.

http://plaintxt.org/robots.txt Excellent! the website has a Robots.txt file to regulate search engine crawlers access.

Robots.txt file can be used to regulate access of search engine crawlers, properly configured robots.txt file can help
crawlers to better understand your website.

1. grand robots access to those pages you wish them to crawl.
2. restrict access to those pages you do not wish search engines to see and crawl.
XML Sitemap
http://plaintxt.org/sitemap.xml Excellent! the website has a XML Sitemap to guide search engine crawlers for indexing its pages.
[ To generate XML sitemap, Use this XML Sitemap Generator ]

Sitemap helps search engine crawler to identify your website pages.

1. ensure all your important pages are listed in the sitemap.
2. ensure to indicate the frequency of change and importance of each url.
3. inform search engines of the location/URL of your sitemap (eg, For Google, you can set the website sitemap location through Google Webmaster management panel).
Loading Time
0.00 seconds - 0 Kb/s

Excellent! the site is pretty fast and it takes less than 1 second to load.

Estimated loading time for different internet connections
Optical Fibre
1.36 s 0.01 s 0.01 s 0.00 s 0.76 ms

Site speed is becoming an crucial ranking factor. Slow page loading is one of the biggest complains of web users. If the loading time is too long, you may need to check your server, network, or system codes and structure.

1. ideal loading time is less than 1 seconds, if it take more than 5 seconds to load your site, likely users will run out of patience, so do search engines.
2. improve your SEO by optimizing your website to have a small size and faster responding server.
Total Size
10 Kb (9,527 bytes)

The page is a bit too small, it may not have enough relevant content to rank well!

Page size affects the speed of your website.

1. try to keep you page size between 30K-150K
2. put javascript and style sheet in separate files, and link them to the main page.
3. use optimized images for web and set up your server with gzip for downloading
Text To Code Ratio
Total Size Text Size HTML Code Size Text/HTML Code Ratio
10 Kb (9,527 bytes) 14 Kb (14,392 bytes) -5 Kb (-4,865 bytes) 0 %

The Text/HTML Code Ratio is a bit too low, you may not have enough content to rank well!

the ratio of text to HTML code should always be above 15% for good SEO gain,
it is below 15% then that means that your website probably needs more text content.

1. a ratio between 25% and 70% is ideal, when it goes beyond than that, the page might run the risk of being considered as spam. As long as the content is relevant and gives essential information, it is a plus point to have more of it.
2. improve your SEO by adding more relevant text to your pages and also increasing your keyword density.
Excellent! No flash component is detected on this page.

Flash content can not be properly indexed by search engines, and normally flash file is large in size, which slow down the loading of your page.

1. avoid flash content whenever possible if you wish to have a fast and SEO friendly website.
Excellent! No frame is detected on this page.

Framesets and individual frames could cause problem for search engine to crawl your pages

1. avoid frames whenever possible.
2. search engines do not like frames.
3. use iframe instead if you really have no choice.
Inline CSS
Excellent! No Inline CSS is detected on this page.

It is a good practice to move inline CSS rules into an external CSS file in order to make your page lighter and increasing the text to code ratio.

1. move inline css rules to external css file.
2. separate style from html.
Nested Table
Excellent! No nested table is detected on this page (nested table : 0, total table : 0)

nested tables could slow down page rendering and lead to bad user experience.

1. avoiding <table> for your page layout.
2. using <div> instead of <table>.
Plain Text Email
Excellent! No Plain Text Email is detected on this page.

Redirect Count
Excellent! No redirection is detected for loading this page.

Excellent! HTTPS is used for your page.

WWW Resolve
the websites http://www.plaintxt.org and http://plaintxt.org DOES NOT resolved to the same url.

Search Engines treat URLs with or without "www" as two different records.

1. edit your .htaccess file and permanently redirect one to the other (eg redirect www.mysite.com to mysite.com).
IP Canonicalization
IP address of the site is forwarded to, instead of to its domain name site plaintxt.org.

URL Rewrite
Non SEO Friendly URLs

You may use url rewrite techniques to make these 14 urls to be SEO friendly.

clean, short and relevant URLs are favoured by users and search engines

1. use url rewrite to turn dynamic pages with query parameters into seo friendly static pages.
2. put your important keywords in the url.
3. good urls are not only user friendly but also seo friendly.
Underscore In URL
URLs with underscore

You have 7 Urls with underscore.

Search Engines treat hyphen as word separator, they do not treat underscore as word separator.

1. use hyphen "-" instead of underscore "_" to optimize your page url.
2. help search engines to better understand your url, eventually will benefit your page`s ranking.
Internal Links
(link to pages within this domain)
External Links
(link to pages on other websites)
52 19 71

Excellent! the number of links are less than 100.

Internal Links (link to pages within this domain) - 52
URL Anchor Text
http://plaintxt.org/#experimentsExperiments (Plugins)
http://plaintxt.org/#terms-of-useTerms of use
http://www.plaintxt.org/o...s.wordpress.org/users/scottwallick/themes and plugins
http://plaintxt.org/#themesThese themes
http://www.plaintxt.org/out?u=http://pressharbor/Press Harbor
http://www.plaintxt.org/r...gns-Competition-2007-05-17_Rev5.pdfSandbox Designs Competition (R...
http://plaintxt.org/#startBack to contents
http://plaintxt.org/#terms-of-useTerms of use
http://www.plaintxt.org/r...urces/downloads/4.7.0/barthelme.zipDownload Barthelme template
http://www.plaintxt.org/r...urces/readmes/barthelme-readme.htmlView the Barthelme README
http://www.plaintxt.org/themes_demo/?wptheme=barthelmeLive preview the Barthelme tem...
http://www.plaintxt.org/r...sources/downloads/4.7.0/blogtxt.zipDownload blog.txt template
http://www.plaintxt.org/r...sources/readmes/blogtxt-readme.htmlView the blog.txt README
http://www.plaintxt.org/themes_demo/?wptheme=blogtxtLive preview the blog.txt temp...
http://www.plaintxt.org/r...es/downloads/4.7.0/plaintxtblog.zipDownload plaintxtBlog template
http://www.plaintxt.org/r...es/readmes/plaintxtblog-readme.htmlView the plaintxtBlog README
http://www.plaintxt.org/themes_demo/?wptheme=plaintxtblogLive preview the plaintxtBlog ...
http://www.plaintxt.org/r...sources/downloads/1.7.0/sandbox.zipDownload Sandbox template
http://www.plaintxt.org/r...sources/readmes/sandbox-readme.htmlView the Sandbox README
http://www.plaintxt.org/themes_demo/?wptheme=sandboxLive preview the Sandbox templ...
http://www.plaintxt.org/resources/downloads/4.7.0/simplr.zipDownload Simplr template
http://www.plaintxt.org/resources/readmes/simplr-readme.htmlView the Simplr README
http://www.plaintxt.org/themes_demo/?wptheme=simplrLive preview the Simplr templa...
http://www.plaintxt.org/r...es/downloads/4.7.0/veryplaintxt.zipDownload veryplaintxt template
http://www.plaintxt.org/r...es/readmes/veryplaintxt-readme.htmlView the veryplaintxt README
http://www.plaintxt.org/themes_demo/?wptheme=veryplaintxtLive preview the veryplaintxt ...
http://plaintxt.org/#startBack to contents
http://plaintxt.org/#terms-of-useTerms of use
http://plaintxt.org/#startBack to contents
http://www.plaintxt.org/resources/downloads/folder here
http://plaintxt.org/#startBack to contents
http://www.plaintxt.org/out?u=http://scottwallick.com/Scott Allan Wallick
http://www.plaintxt.org/out?u=http://www.fsf.org/Free Software Foundation, Inc
http://plaintxt.org/#startBack to contents
http://plaintxt.org/#startBack to contents

External Links (link to pages on other websites) - 19
URL Anchor Text
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.htmlGNU General Public License
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.htmlGNU General Public License
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/blog-summary/More info and download from Wo...
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-field-widget/More info and download from Wo...
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/extended-options/More info and download from Wo...
http://code.google.com/p/barthelme/Barthelme on Google Code
http://code.google.com/p/blogtxt/blog.txt on Google Code
http://code.google.com/p/plaintxtblog/on Google Code
http://code.google.com/p/sandbox-theme/Sandbox on Google Code
http://code.google.com/p/simplr/Simplr on Google Code
http://code.google.com/p/veryplaintxt/veryplaintxt on Google Code
http://wordpress.org/support/WordPress Support Forums
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.htmlGNU General Public License

reasonable number of links (below 100) per page will give a better user experience.

1. keep the number of links per page below 100.
2. having more than 100 links in a single page will lead to a bad user experience, and it possibly runs into the risk of been considered as spam.
3. search engines may not follow all the links if you have too many of them in a single page.
Total Images Alt Present Alt Missing
7 7 0

Excellent! all images are associated with an ALT value.

Image URL - 7
http://www.plaintxt.org/resources/images/barthelme-thumb.pngBarthelme for WordPress
http://www.plaintxt.org/resources/images/blogtxt-thumb.pngBlog.txt for WordPress
http://www.plaintxt.org/resources/images/plaintxtblog-thumb.pngPlaintxtBlog for WordPress
http://www.plaintxt.org/resources/images/sandbox-thumb.pngSandbox for WordPress
http://www.plaintxt.org/resources/images/simplr-thumb.pngSimplr for WordPress
http://www.plaintxt.org/resources/images/veryplaintxt-thumb.pngVeryplaintxt for WordPress
http://www.plaintxt.org/resources/icons/xhtml_valid.pngValid XHTML 1.0

search engines cannot `see` images, proper Alt content will help them to better understand and index images.

1. always add alt attributes to images. Alt is mandatory for accessibility and for valid XHTML.
2. words used within an image`s Alt attribute should be its text equivalent and convey the same information.
3. use a human-readable caption and descriptive text around the image.
Style Block In Same Page Links to External Style Files Total
0 1 1

Excellent! all stylesheets are kept in separate files.

Links To External Stylesheet Files - 1
Stylesheet URL rel type

Scripts Block In Same Page Links to External Script Files Total
4 3 7

You have 4 script blocks in the same file, try to put them in a separate file.

Links To External Script Files - 3
Script URL Type

put scripts together and link them from an external files rather then put them in the same file as the main page.

1. reduce the use of in-page scripts, put them in separate files and link them in.
2. reduce the number of external script files, it will help browser to make lesser number of http requests from the server.
3. optimize or compress the script files to have smaller size and faster loading.
Blog Or News Release
Link to Blog / News Release Page
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/blog-summary/More info and download from Wo...

Excellent! we have found blog linked to your site.

Having a blog is a great way to provide fresh content and retain users, search engines favour it too.

1. regularly update your blog and provide fresh and quality content.
2. relevant blogs of your website topics, generate more credits in the eyes of your visitors, as well as search engines.
DMOZ Listing

Your site is not listed in the DMOZ Open Directory. DMOZ Open Directory Project

Google Analytics
UA-206254-9 Excellent! the website implements Google Analytics.

Google Page Rank
6 Excellent! the website has a high page rank (6/10).

0 - 1 2 - 3 4 - 10
Poor Good Excellent
Links From Root Domains
Excellent! You do have a lot of root domains (111) linked to your site plaintxt.org.

< 20 21 - 50 > 51
Poor Good Excellent

Number of backlinks from some other root domains is an indicator of domain authority, the more backlinks your site has, the higher its domain authority, which leads to a higher chance of better ranking.

1. make it easy for others to link to your site, provide the code if possible.
2. links from older domains are more powerful than links from new domains.
3. links from .edu and .gov generally have a higher value.
Social Engagement
Your site has a fair social media engagement, which can be improved though.

  Facebook Likes 127
  Facebook Shares 33
  Facebook Comments 2
  Tweets 37
  LinkedIn 8

Social Media Integration
Good! your site is integrated with social media.

Facebook PageNot Found
Twitter Accounthttp://twitter.com/Plaintxtorg/
Google+ PageNot Found


Excellent! the website has a good Trustworthiness Score (92/100).

0 - 19 20 - 39 40 - 59 60 - 79 80 - 100
Very Poor Poor Unsatisfactory Good Excellent

Users are concerned about the safety of their online transactions. Trustworthiness rating is based on real user ratings and that tells you how much other users trust this site, so do the serch engines. note: this trustworthiness score is provided by WOT (Web of Trust).

1. pay attention to the look and design of your site, many people look for visual cues when assessing a site`s credibility
2. make your site easy to use, sites that are easy to navigate are perceived as being more trustworthy.
3. make it easy for user to contact you, users will be more comfortable and feel more secured shall they need to get in touch with you.
Child Safe
93 Excellent! the website has a good Child Safe Score (93/100).

0 - 19 20 - 39 40 - 59 60 - 79 80 - 100
Very Poor Poor Unsatisfactory Good Excellent

Safe Browsing
Safe! the site plaintxt.org is NOT currently listed as suspicious, most-likely it is clean from malware and phining code [ verify this by Google Safe Browsing ]

Ensure that your site is malware free and does not cause harm to users` computers.

1. do not put virus, malicious worms, adwares, trojans, spywares and suspicious phishing code in your server.
2. take suspicious behaviours seriously, have a regular check-up and monitor closely of your server`s log files.
3. if your site is black-listed by Google as suspicious, clean it up before requesting for a review.
Traffic Rank
8,156,615th most visited website in the world.
Your site is not among the most visited 1 million websites in the world.
Websites On Same Server
Excellent! You do have very few domains (1 - plaintxt.org) hosted on the same server as plaintxt.org (ip :

Too many domains hosted on the same server is an indicator that you are not really serious about your website, and your site will have a higher chance to be surrounded by bad neighbours.

1. the fewer domains hosted on the same server/ip the better.
2. avoid shared hosting whenever possible, especially when there are already hundreds or thousands of sites are hosted on the same server.
3. dedicated ip or resources for your site not only do good to your site visitors but also favoured by search engines.
Server Location
your server (IP : is located at United States  
ensure your server is not located far away from most of your site visitors.
HTTP Compression

your website server does not support HTTP Compression.


your website server does not support Caching.

Server Signature
Excellent! the website server signature is off.

A secure and safe server is not only good for your site visitors but also good for search engines.

1. server software version information can be utilized by malicious visitors to attack your server.
2. by turning off the server signature, you actually have made your server a little bit more secure.
3. for Apache server - edit the apache2.conf or the .htaccess file to turn server signature off.
Domain Age
14 years, 243 days old ( 1st registered on : 2005-11-07 )

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excellent, the domain age is old enough.

Domain Expires
0 years, 1 day from today ( expires on : 2020-07-10 )

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domain is expiring in less than a year.

Domain Info
plaintxt.org ( 12 characters )

Domain Registrar : Public Interest Registry

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Domain Created On Last Modified On Expires On
2005-11-07 2005-11-07 2020-07-10
14 years, 243 days old 14 years, 243 days ago 0 years, 1 day from today
14 years, 243 days old

Domain Name Servers used by plaintxt.org
DNS Name IP Address

Domain is going to expire in less than a year time (0 years, 1 day from today), try to renew it for more than one year!

domain name choice and domain age are crucial for SEO.

1. keep the domain name short and relevant to the content, which will be easier to be remembered and related to.
2. older domain tends to be more trustworthy.
3. register a domain for more than 1 year, and search engine will think it is a serious business.


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