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Nearly Thin Content Pages

Nearly Thin Content

Nearly thin content are canonical pages that we have identified during the crawl that have between 101 and 250 words present on them.

This tutorial shows you what the metric is, why we show it to you and how you can use nearly thin content. As this data is incredibly important to SEO, typically these pages (canonical pages, which are defined by ha self-referential canonical tag. All of the data in this section shows information about the content on canonical pages.

Check out the video below for more information on what this means for your site and why it is important:



What is Nearly Thin Content?

What we mean by this is that the content on the page has less than 250 words. We flag this as informational as Google typically prefers pages with at least 250 words of content. This is because their semantic algorithms that determine what a page is about requires content for them to read.

The screenshot below shows where you can see this data within the summary report:


Nearly Thin Content


What Should You Do with This Data?

As mentioned, this is not an error but the data our crawler shows you, can indicate whether there are lots of pages with less than 250 words. This could indicate that the site needs more content, you can also use our competitor analysis tool to compare your sites distribution of content to that of your competitors.