Last updated on 19 November 2012 by Dani Iswara
Nibbler Test is a kind of replacement of Sitescore in the past. In Bahasa Indonesia, I have already wrote about this
Nibbler Score. Their result pages are crawable and indexable by search engines.
I have some notes related to their algorithms:
They have these recommendation:
- Links should not repeat the same text to link to different pages. Usually this is a problem where a link is non-descriptive (e.g. ‘More’).
- Links should describe what they link to for the benefit of both screenreader software and search engine spiders. It is possible that you have applied a link to an image and are relying on the user having a visual browser.
- Note that it is possible to change the text a link points to without changing the appearance of the link. For example, ‘Read more’ could be a valid link, if you add a description into the ‘title’ attribute to the tag.
Those are about Web accessibility.
In WordPress blog, the problem will be caused by some pages:
Index page or homepage
Which contains more than 1 post with repetitive and undescriptive ‘read more’ style. Comment count and social media button also. The same ‘Read More’ , ‘No Response’, ‘5 Comments’, and ‘Social Media’ link texts may refer to different pages.
It is the same case as above. Try to click the Older or Newer links. Based on homepage format, the same problem has occured. Repetitive similar link texts points to a different places. You may edit
archive.phpfile if needed.
Comment author permalink
The comment time is used as link texts in comment permalinks. Usually, it contains hours and minutes only. No seconds time information. See the trick on this blog detail.
Comment Reply button
title attributes? The fact, they are not fully accessible either.
Nibbler is a fun tool. And this is an unimportant note only. Sometimes, usable does not always mean accessible.