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Technical Data

Technical Data

Technical
What We Give You
- File Type
- HTTPS/HTTP
- Status
- Is page HTML5
What We Crawl, Scrape, Check & Analyse for You
What This Can Tell You
Related Content
Benefits of Technical SEO Data

 

Technical

This section of columns consists of various technical components that can be useful especially during a technical audit of a website.

 

What We Give You

Currently Raptor we provide four types of technical data about a site, which are detailed below.

 

File Type

File types such as HTML, CSS, Jpeg, SWF, etc.

Detail:

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.

 

HTTPS/HTTP

Specifies which of these two protocols are being used (HTTP or HTTPS).

Detail:

Without setting up a redirect to force all URLs to use HTTPS, it is possible to access a site from both the HTTP and HTTPS versions. Because we identify pages though following your site’s internal links, it can often become possible to gain access to the HTTP version.

We list for each page which of these two protocols are used.

 

Status

The status code returned by a URL, such as 200, 301, etc.

Detail:

There are over 70 status codes and most of them never come up, that said we return this value for every URL crawled. Here are the most common ones, but again this is a very small amount of the total status codes that we can identify:

  • 200 (the best one to have… It means everything is good!)
  • 301 (Permanent redirect – a page has moved)
  • 302 (Temporary redirect – a page has moved for a while)
  • 400 (Something has gone wrong most of the time)
  • 401 (Something has gone wrong most of the time)
  • 402 (Something has gone wrong most of the time)
  • 404 (Something has gone wrong most of the time)
  • 500 (Something has gone wrong most of the time)
  • 501 (Something has gone wrong most of the time)
  • 502 (Something has gone wrong most of the time)

 

Is page HTML5

States 'Yes' or 'No' depending on whether the resource is HTML5.

Detail:

We perform a test on the code of a webpage to determine whether it is using HTML5. This returns a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer, unless the resource does not use HTML at all just as an image or video, in which case the field is left blank.

 

What We Crawl, Scrape, Check & Analyse for You

We do all the following with the web crawler’s scraped technical SEO data, to determine:

  • All the different file types
  • The status code returned by every URL
  • Whether a page uses HTTP or HTTPS

 

What This Can Tell You

Sitemap data can be used for many things, such as easily and quickly identifying:

  • If a page is accessible
  • If a page is secure
  • If both versions (HTTP/HTTPS) of a URL is accessible
  • What file type a resource is

 

Related Content

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:

 

Benefits of Technical SEO Data

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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