What is Nibbler?
Nibbler is a free tool for testing websites. Enter the address of any website and Nibbler will give you a report scoring the website out of 10 for key areas, including accessibility, SEO, social media and technology.
Nibbler is completely free, but limited to three reports.
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Nibbler can’t see all of my pages!
Nibbler is a ‘bot’ – an automated computer program which tries to find webpages by looking at the first one, and following links from that to other pages. If a website doesn’t link pages to each other in a way that a bot can see, then Nibbler will not be able to explore it fully.
Most conventional websites will work fine. If a website is made entirely from Flash, it will usually not be testable. If a website requires you fill in a form to enter it (e.g. to confirm your age, or log in) it won’t be testable.
Some websites use special anti-bot technologies to stop spammers. These websites may also stop Nibbler from being able to test them.