The force-directed crawl diagrams are like a heat-map, with the start URL represented by the darkest green, largest node (the circles) in the middle. This is generally the homepage if you started the crawl there. The lines (known as ‘edges’) represent the link between one URL and another.
In order to get the report, we have run the test in Screaming Frog. And to get the below diagram you need to head towards as follows:
Website’s Present Diagram as follows:
Legends to identify the status of the URL:
Indexable pages are represented by the green nodes, while the pastel red highlights URLs that are non-indexable. This makes it quite easy to spot problematic sections or pages of a website.
As you can notice in the above diagram that there are some non-indexable url or non-crawlable links have been spotted in red circle.
We have found from the link wheel, the afore-mentioned url has been redirected. This has been permanently redirected to a specific page. No action needed here.
We have found from the link wheel, the afore-mentioned url has been redirected. This has been permanently redirected to a specific page (https://thatware.co/contact-us/). No action needed here.
SEO Using Force Directed Crawl Diagrams
Generally, the only way to understand a site is to look deep into the technology stack and gaze upon its dark. But we at ThatWare try to avoid contact with evil beings. Instead, we use force-directed crawl diagrams. Here are a few examples:
A Healthy Site
Here’s a force-directed crawl diagram for a healthy website:
And, here’s an explanation:
- Larger dots = Moreover, this indicates pages with higher internal authority
- Longer lines = Line length generally shows structural relationships between pages.
- Basically, the dark blue dot is the home page.
- Lighter blue are ‘category’ pages that link from the home page to others.