Spider Decoding


#1

using the Spider I notice something unusual.

I pull in the HtmlMetaDescription and ticked I the condition to see if the length was wrong.

Now I found a problem the results returned to excel are not encoded in UTF-8

Example the Spider results returned:

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You can see you're and Google's are returned as I think incorrectly. UTF-8 encoding on-site means should be correct.

So the length check is incorrect in the excel cell, that it's reading the incorrect data.

I found here two examples.
https:// chasereiner.com/white-hat-seo-services/
https:// chasereiner.com/seo-courses/
remove space otherwise, the forum editor puts image links inside.

The default settings for the HTTP are set for UTF-8 results.

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Any suggestions?


#2

Hi, @Aventura.

What you're seeing is Encoded HTML . To see the intended text, use SeoTools' HtmlDecode() function:

=HtmlDecode( HtmlMetaDescription( "https://chasereiner.com/seo-courses/" ) )

Unfortunately, I don't believe this can be used by the Spider, so you may need to add it as a separate column to your Spider results. (@nielsbosma & @diskborste, This would be a nice feature request, though!)

Hope this helps!
-Tim W.