Here’s how to make your texts cleaner, more literate, unique and more enjoyable to read. We describe the best services for automatic text analysis based on key characteristics.
What are the text validation services and why are they needed?
Language checking services are understood as automated systems that evaluate text criteria, such as: uniqueness, grammar, “purity”, readability, and so on.
They are needed for two reasons at once:
Correction of shortcomings that cannot be identified by the author of the text. A copywriter can be a fan of complex speech patterns or use an excess of introductory words imperceptibly and consider this the norm. And for the reader, this is wasted time and constant hesitation in trying to understand the essence without re-reading one sentence four times. Algorithms help to avoid such difficulties by clearly demonstrating to the author which expressions should be excluded and which should be replaced in order to make the material more useful.
Adaptation of the text for search engines. Search engines rank articles on the internet based on hundreds of criteria. Among them are uniqueness, the number of keywords, the degree of usefulness (the percentage of “water” in the material), etc. Services for checking texts are able to evaluate articles according to criteria important for search engines before publication and help to correct the resulting text for more successful promotion.
Top 8 best text checking services
Consider the best services that are most often used on copywriting exchanges in the Russian Federation. This is a list of utilities used by industry professionals and thousands of ordinary customers with them.
One of the best services in the Russian Federation for testing literacy in Russian. Spelling algorithms allow you to check spelling, grammar, punctuation and style.
The beauty is that on this site for little money you can get help not only on obvious errors (missing letters, incorrectly used vowels, etc.), because often such defects can be corrected in a text editor (the same Word highlights errors). Spelling also looks for non-obvious problems in the text, for example, missing commas in turns and after introductory words.
Moreover, the service understands the meaning of the text and tries to find semantic errors, keeping the logic where the author of the text could not cope with it. The same applies to certain expressions that are often used incorrectly. For example, “represents itself” instead of “represents itself”. So Spelling can check the text for both literacy and logic.
Spelling has a fairly simple interface. Different types of errors are highlighted in a specific color. Each of the items can be hidden while checking the text. The service offers options for fixing, and does not say that it has found an error, without additional explanations. However, it will not work to make the correction completely automatic. The program will not place commas for you.
The cost of a subscription to the service varies depending on the volume of characters and the validity period – from 100 rubles for 100 thousand characters to 2400 rubles per year for 12 million characters.
Glavred helps to make the text cleaner, more beautiful and more modern. It won’t talk about problems with punctuation, typos or grammatical errors, but it will watch out for stamps, stopwords, and inappropriate expressions.
The essence of the service is to highlight any words that only spoil the text with their presence. Some authors may be extremely impressed with how many letters can be excluded from an article without any loss. That is, keeping the meaning, but eliminating unnecessary expressions.
Unnecessary phrases mean phrases that do not carry a specific idea. This applies to advertising stamps, typical calls to action and stationery. For example, Glavred may complain about the phrase in the spirit of “our company has been working in this market for many years and uses the latest technologies and developments in its work.” Useless stamps and lack of specifics will reduce the rating of the text, and here it is calculated on a 10-point scale. The less “garbage” in the material, the higher the score.
The service is available free of charge, works quickly and clearly shows all errors, explaining why they are a problem and how you can rethink a sentence or phrase to make the material “more convincing”.
True, copywriters and customers recommend using Glavred with a certain degree of skepticism, because it often underestimates the assessment due to supposedly suspicious words and some special characters. It also ignores quoted phrases and all words written with typos or grammatical errors.
An advanced system that checks the text according to several criteria at once based on algorithms for adapting materials to search robots. The service “beats” several aspects of the text at once, evaluating:
The risk of the text falling under the Yandex Baden-Baden filter.
How often the same words are repeated in the text (the so-called “spam”).
The stylistics of the text. Will find something that is written ugly and will not be liked by readers / search bots.
Key queries that are hidden in the text and can affect the ranking of a site in Yandex and Google.
Readability rating. Turgenev will check how easy the text is to read. Do not readers have to reread one sentence several times and “stutter”.
The service really finds a lot of problems and helps to adapt texts for search engines. The lower the score, the better. It is desirable to keep it within 2. True, you will have to pay for using Turgenev. Subscription cost – from 200 rubles per month for 200 checks (in some cases, the cost increases).
The simplest service for checking texts and entire web pages for readability. It helps to remove unnecessary communicative elements and make the text simple for any audience.
Readability can eliminate all ambiguities and discrepancies by adding conciseness to the text, but at the same time not “drying” it (depriving introductory words and linking words that simplify the perception of the material).
To do this, Readability uses the famous algorithms and formulas for evaluating text:
Flesch-Kincaid Formula. Calculates the ratio of word length and number of syllables to the length of sentences.
Coleman-Liau index. Calculates the ratio of letters per hundred words to sentences per hundred words. And then the second is subtracted from the first.
ARI is an automated readability scoring system based on a formula that closely mirrors the Flesch-Kincaid formula, but with a slightly modified scoring system.
SMOG is a sophisticated method for calculating readability based on the ratio of the number of syllables to the number of sentences.
Readability uses these mechanisms, collects metrics and, based on them, gives an overall assessment. The main assessment is the audience, that is, the age of people who can read the text and understand its meaning.
One of the most popular text checking services on copywriting exchanges in Russia. A kind of standard that allows you to quickly check four key parameters that are of interest to most customers.
Text.ru checks the uniqueness of the text and shows borrowings as a percentage. Tells how many letters were stolen, what was rewritten in your own words, etc. The service algorithm easily bypasses all kinds of fraudulent ways to increase uniqueness. Therefore, it will not work to deceive him by synonymizing or replacing only some words (or their order) in the text.
In addition to being unique, Tekst.ru checks the text for errors. It is rather weak, but it copes with the search for gross errors (missing characters, typos, incorrect expressions).
The service shows the degree of statistical spamming of the text, that is, the number of repetitions of the same words and key occurrences. And the rating of statistical water in the text also shows (the number of extra introductory words, stop words, etc.).
The service will not save you from logical water. A competent choice of words will allow you to bypass the Tekst.ru filter, but the material may remain a useless transfusion from empty to empty.
Tekst.ru checks even large texts without buying a package of symbols. For an additional fee, you can shorten the check queue and add a check using Yandex.Zen.
One of the most aggressive and meticulous anti-plagiarists often used by copywriters in the Russian Federation. It exists as a web service and application called Advego Plagiatus.
It is a mandatory mechanism for checking texts on the text exchange of the same name. Checks the uniqueness of the text, its nausea and the amount of water.
The uniqueness is verified using three different algorithms:
Verbatim matches with texts from the network.
Check for similar terms.
Checking for text processing by automated mechanisms to increase uniqueness.
The service has a specific rating system. For example, he believes that 70% of the water in the text is the norm. But not all customers understand this and are forced to achieve a result of no more than 20% (by the standards of the same Text.ru). This significantly complicates the work with Advego, since you will have to adapt to it.
A wide range of settings can be added to the list of benefits. And the disadvantages are the constant need to enter captchas and a very strange algorithm for working with persistent expressions (they fall into the category of “plagiarism” and negatively affect the percentage of uniqueness).
Another popular tool for assessing the uniqueness of texts. It favorably differs from competitors not only by smart algorithms that can distinguish quotation from copying, but also by their constant improvement.
But this is far from the only advantage of Content-Watch:
This service handles verification much faster than the same Text.ru. There is no queue. We loaded the material and in a couple of seconds got the required result.
There is a function for filtering sites that do not need to be checked for similarities.
Spell checker at the level of modern text editors.
The ability to enable continuous monitoring of your content in case someone steals your content. You pay for a monthly subscription, and Content-Watch employees monitor the uniqueness and send regular reports on the topic.
But there were some drawbacks. Among them: a limited amount of text for standard accounts, an inconvenient interface for working with long texts, and inadequate behavior of the service when checking the same text throughout the day. In the morning it can show one percent of uniqueness, and by lunchtime it is already different.
Quite a simple, but in fact an extremely powerful tool for checking text for errors, uniqueness and a lot of other parameters estimated by customers.
Like most competitors, istio can find an excess of “water” in the text, typical spelling mistakes, stereotyped expressions, parasitic words and other “trash” unnecessary in the article.
It becomes more interesting when you switch to the SEO functions of the service. Among them is the compilation of a semantic cloud based on the subject of the article, which istio also determines independently, based on keywords. He also helps to find the keys in the text and evaluate how well they are entered. And whether all the keys that were specified by the customer in the terms of reference are entered.
If the advanced algorithms of istio from time to time did not give ridiculous failures, then the service would not have a price. But the article that you are reading now, he brought in the category “Politics”, which is far from the truth. And it shows the percentage of “water content” strangely (the result is very different from that in other services).
istio was the last service in the collection. Naturally, there are much more of them, but I only talked about the most popular tools that have established themselves among the best authors and SEO specialists.