Bulk validation of the source code

Last modified: 03.11.2020
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Code validation, in general, can help search engines to process the web content more effectively and it can also prevent errors of displaying content in different browsers. The W3C validator from World Wide Web Consortium can be used for a one-time validity check, however, you can also use Marketing Miner to check the whole website at once.

In practice

You can use the Miner if you finished your website and needed to check all URLs at once to see if some pages might show more errors than other pages.

Import data

Get started by clicking on Create report button and specifying URLsat the input. Then write or copy the dataset of the URLs for which you want to check code validation.

W3C validation checker

If you need to analyze all pages on the web and have a sitemap available, you can insert its link into the tool. To do so, click on the Import From URL section in the left sidebar.

w3c validation of source code

For a report to be easily identifiable, it is good to name it. Simply click into Your Report Name field.

Then click on the flag to select the country for which you want to get the data and finish by clicking on Next Step.

Selection of the Miner

In the URL Analysis section, click on Miner Validity Checker. Nothing else needs to be set. Click on Get Data to start processing your inputs.

Validity Checker miner

Output example

Column description

  • Validation warnings: Number of found warnings in the validation test from W3C.
  • Validation errors: Number of found errors in the validation test from W3C.

Output analysis

Go over the output data. Then manually insert the URLs that return a bigger number of errors or warnings than other URLs into the tool for validation from W3C. Find out what causes those errors, and where and whether it is necessary to correct them.

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