In this article, we explain 5 analyses that are possible with the Ryte software.
Our software development team never stops working on new and innovative analytical functions aimed to help optimize the quality management of your website. Here, we explain 5 comprehensive analyses you can undertake with Ryte to help improve your website's performance.
Reports are only as good as their degree of personalization. The more accurately a report addresses a specific problem, the easier it is to create effective to-do lists and the better the resulting solutions will be.
Our reports therefore have a high degree of flexibility - you have the possibility to add a huge range of filters, meaning that reports from different parts of the software can be combined.
This flexibility enables you to identify URLs that have a status code 4xx and view the number of internal links on that specific sub-page at the same time - you can address these two aspects simultaneously with one report.
In addition, clicking on the red 4xx field adds a filter in the status codes report.
Figure 1: Select error pages
Start by clicking on the icon in the top-right of the URL list and then select "Customize".
Figure 2: Customize reports as you wish
You can then add the "Internal total link (Counter)" column from the drop-down menu.
Figure 3: Menu selection
Figure 4: Your customized report is now complete - you can now see the error pages and the pages that link to them in one report.
Ryte has a convenient sharing function that is available for users who have a business, agency, or enterprise account. Once you create a report, you can share it with colleagues and clients with just a few clicks. The share icon at located in the bottom-right of the screen.
Figure 5: Share a report
Clicking on the share button allows you to specify how long the report should be valid for your clients and colleagues.
Figure 6: Specify a time frame
When someone clicks on the URL, they are directed to the report and can use all of its functions within the set time frame. This sharing function can help increase your team’s productivity, and make the work more transparent for your clients.
Ryte also has many possibilities for technically experienced users. You can also add "custom fields", meaning that you can individualize your data extraction. To use this function, you should be familiar with the syntax used in the most common expressions.
You can thus create and save reports that are tailored to your individual needs. To view the data, the corresponding pages must be static HTML pages that return the status code 200.
The following modes are supported by the Ryte's software:
XPath: all XPath selectors and attributes
CSS path: CSS path and optional attributes
The desired information is extracted from the source code using regular expressions within a string.
This enables you to customize reports, e.g., using custom fields at a category level of an online shop.
To do this, you must first create a selector. This does not require any special expertise in XPath or CSS. The desired element can simply be extracted from the source code using Google Chrome or "Firebug" (Firefox plugin).
First, open the respective URL in the specific category and then select the desired element in order to view its source code.
Figure 7: Inspect the desired element in the specific category
Once you select an element, its XPath is copied in the source code.
Figure 8: ICopy the XPath of the desired element
Next, test the functionality of the respective URL and the XPath element in "Project Settings -> Snippets->Test a selector".
Figure 9: Test a selector
You can then use this selector for a custom field. Since XPath is used, you should also make sure to select the "XPath: Get text only" mode.
To be able to use the custom fields in your next reports, you have to start a new crawl so that your new settings can be taken into account. The example below shows a custom field in the "long-sleeve shirts" category being tested.
You can then use the custom field for an individualized report once the crawl is complete. To do this, click on "Content" under "Custom field". Just like custom reports, custom fields can also be combined with each other. This gives you the freedom to create very specific, individualized reports.
The robots.txt file enables you to control the crawling of your website by Google bot and other bots. The bots read this file before crawling your website. With the specifications in the file, you can ensure that all the important areas of your website are indexable. You can also exclude bots and specific folders from the crawling. The robots.txt file should be accessible at all times to ensure that the bots can read the instructions.
"robots.txt Monitoring" checks the accessibility (status code 200) of your robots.txt file every hour. If the file cannot be accessed, the project owner is automatically notified via email.
In addition to the accessibility of the robots.txt file, Ryte also keeps track of all changes on the file and shows you how long the respective version has/had been online. If more than five changes are carried out simultaneously, a notification email is sent automatically. This is particularly useful when several people are working on the same project.
Figure 10: Robots.txt Monitoring with Ryte
Success in social networks largely depends on the interaction rate on posts. In order to optimize this interaction rate, you can use Open Graph to add previews, titles, and descriptions to links shared on Twitter or Facebook and, hence, make them stick out.
Ryte has a social reports function, allowing you to check how your posts appear on Facebook and Twitter. This feature shows you if special previews and custom titles are used for your posts. At the same time, a thumbnail is also displayed to show you how your links appear on Facebook or Twitter.
The social report can be found in Ryte's module Website Success "Social", where you can choose between Facebook and Twitter. In addition, the bar charts enable you to filter out the results. For example, you can filter out all pages that do not have a custom title.
Figure 11: Display of preview images for Facebook posts using Ryte's social report
This article explains 5 functions of Ryte's software. We aim to continuously improve the software to provide you with the ideal tool for the best possible analysis of your website. Why don't you try out the analysis options that Ryte has in store for you?
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Published on 04/14/2016 by Eva Wagner.
Who writes here
Eva is an experienced content marketer. Until May 2018 she was a member of online marketing team at Ryte. Using her creativity and the knowledge of current topics, she was responsible for the German Ryte Magazine and the Ryte Wiki. She also organized Ryte’s presence at major trade fairs such as the dmexco in Cologne.
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