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Hint Explanations

Sitebulb identifies SEO issues and opportunities, which are presented via 300+ prioritized Hints. Each Hint has a complete, in-depth explanation on the website, which you can access via the links below or in the left-hand sidebar.

What are Hints?

You will find Hints throughout Sitebulb's reporting interface. They identify specific issues or opportunities on the website, which typically require further investigation to understand how important they are for the particular website you are auditing.

Report Hints

Hints are categorised based on the section they sit in within Sitebulb, and there are currently 15 sections:

What data do Hints show?

Every Hint includes a rich set of metadata which enable you to make quick decisions and dig into the data further.

Critical Importance Issue Warning Type Mixed Content(loads HTTP resources on HTTPS Url) No. of URLs affected URLs: 103 Coverage Percentage: 20.11% URLS that are loaded over a secure HTTPS connection, with some resources that are loaded over an unsecure HTTP connection Learn More link Learn more about this hint and how to fix this issue View list of URLs View URLs Export to CSV/GSheets Export URLs

Importance

Critical

This Hint requires immediate attention, as the issue may have a serious impact upon crawling, indexing or ranking.

High

This Hint is very important, and definitely warrants attention.

Medium

This Hint is worth investigating further, and may warrant further attention depending on the type and quantity of URLs affected.

Low

This Hint is of the lowest significance, and should only be addressed if there are not more serious issues which have not been handled.

Insight

This Hint is neither an issue nor an opportunity, and is brought to your attention as it may provide a useful avenue of investigation.

Warning Type

Issue

This Hint represents an error or problem that needs to be fixed.

Opportunity

This Hint represents an opportunity for optimization.

Potential Issue

This Hint is unlikely to be affecting the site at the moment, but should be investigated as it could cause issues in the future.

No. of URLs affected & Coverage

The number of URLs affected is simply a raw count of URLs for which the Hint has triggered. 'Coverage' represents the amount of URLs affected as a percentage of all potential URLs that could be affected. Taken together, these two values give you an idea of the scale of the issue.

Note that these values are typically for HTML URLs, however this is not always the case, it could also be page resource URLs (e.g. JavaScript).

Learn More link

Each Hint links to an explanation page on the website, accessible via the 'Learn More' links underneath the Hint description. The explanation pages clarify why an issue is important, examples, and details of how to fix.

You can also navigate to these pages through the links on this page.

View & Export URLs

The blue button links you through to a URL List, which shows all the URLs that trigger the particular Hint. You can export from the URL List itself, or directly using the green 'Export' button, which produces either a CSV file or a direct upload to Google Sheets.