File types such as HTML, CSS, Jpeg, SWF, etc.
Raptor’s web crawler collects data for every accessible resource on a site.
Within the column for ‘File Type’, there many potential values that can be returned for this:
This is not an exhaustive list as there are innumerable file types.
If the URL is inaccessible
File types determine what a file is, whether it’s an image, a readable web page (HTML) or a file that controls how things look like fonts and templates. Raptor breaks down every file type for you by returning the file extension of the file within this column’s fields.
The examples below show how File Type data can be used for SEO.
A quick glance at a crawl might show that 1,000 URLs have been crawled but this is could be 100 HTML/Text pages and 890 Images and 10 other file types.
Understanding the split is important when analysing a site from almost any perspective.
Depending on what you are trying to look at or analyse you will often need to filter by the file type to ensure you are only looking at or counting the right resources. We include other column headers such as ‘canonical’ page which is defined as a HTML/Text page. This can save you some time setting up filters or looking at data.
The list of guides below might be useful if you are analysing technical SEO data and want to know more about it:
Related column headers in Raptor website crawler reports for this topic are as follows:
There are several main benefits to analysing technical SEO data, some of the more popular ones we’ve listed below:
- Identify inaccessible page
- Identify HTTP/S duplication issues
- Identify File Types
- Identify Response codes
- Fix Broken Links
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