Everything you need to know about the product and billing
What are the advantages of ZipTie
- – You can check the indexing of ANY website, including your competitors
- – You can monitor the sample over time and see which URLs got deindexed
- – Unlike in Google Search Console, you’re not limited to checking only 1000 URLs
- – You can get additional information about a given URL, such as word count, title tags, and more
What’s the accuracy of the tool?
To ensure the highest accuracy, we triple-check every single URL that goes into ZipTie. Based on our analyses, our tool is accurate in 98% of cases.
To verify ZipTie’s results, you can use the URL Inspection Tool in Google Search Console.
Note: there is a Google Search Console limit of 2k URLs inspections per day.
What user agents does ZipTie use?
The default user agent is the same as Chrome. Check the user agent here.
However, you can specify a custom user agent while creating or editing a Project.
Will ZipTie give me any additional information about my URLs apart from indexing stats? If so, what specific details will it provide?
We present additional information about the URLs, such as:
- – Status code, indexability
- – Number of words (total number of words on a given page, excluding HTML markup and comments)
- – H1 tags
- – Title tags
- – Sitemaps – in which sitemap the URL has been found
- – Number of images
- – Response time
Does ZipTie provide technical SEO services? What should I do if I realize that many of my pages are not indexed?
Yes! If you need help with indexing issues, feel free to contact us!
What is a Sitemap check?
- ZipTie will check which URLs in the sitemaps you provided, aren’t indexed in Google. By default, ZipTie will check all URLs in sitemaps. There is one exception though: if you limit the number of URLs, ZipTie will choose URLs randomly to fit into the limits.
Example: let’s assume there are 10k URLs in your sitemaps.
- – if you set limit to 10k, ZipTie will check all URLs
- – if you set limit to 1k, ZipTie will choose 1k randomly
- – if you set limit to 100k, ZipTie will check all URLs and return 90k surplus credits
Please note: our checker will visit all listed pages to ensure they are eligible for indexing and will extract additional information (such as Title tag, number of words, etc).
What is a URL list check?
ZipTie will check which pages from your custom list of URLs aren’t indexed in Google.Useful if you want to check very specific URLs.
Your list should only contain URLs you want to check, separated with newlines, and without commas.
The list can be provided in two ways:
- – Copy-paste your list
- – Upload a TXT file
How does sitemap/URL validation work?
Before creating an audit ZipTie will try to check whether the URLs you have provided are eligible for checks.
ZipTie verifies the URL structure and whether the connection to the website is successful.
If you are certain that the URL is correct, it is possible that the website protection systems are effectively blocking ZipTie from accessing it. To solve this problem, you may need to add a certain User Agent to your domain whitelist, and pass it to ZipTie (in the Custom User Agent field in the Project advanced settings).
Contact us if the problem persists.
What is a Crawl mode?
- – Perfect for websites that don’t have sitemaps
- – ZipTie will crawl your website, starting with the specified URL (usually the homepage), until it reaches the selected URL limit
- – After the crawl ZipTie extracts indexable URLs and uses them in further analyses
- – Tends to be slower than the others
Why no URLs were found in my sitemap?
ZipTie currently supports XML and RSS sitemaps only.
If you have a TXT or HTML sitemap, extract the URLs and paste them into the URL list mode.
Why a page is reported as not indexable?
Before indexing check, ZipTie checks if a page is indexable (eligible for indexing). ZipTie will mark a page as not indexable if one of the following cases occurs:
- – A page is returning an HTTP status code other than 200
- – A page is canonicalized to another page
- – A page is blocked by robots.txt rules
- – A page has got a “noindex” in a meta tag or in a server’s HTTP header
What is Inspection mode?– When Inspection Mode is enabled for a given audit, ZipTie will visit checked URLs and determine whether they are both indexable and indexed– For audits with this feature disabled, ZipTie will only check whether URLs are indexed or not, without checking their indexability– Inspection mode is default and recommended in most cases
- – With this mode enabled, ZipTie renders pages the same way your browser does, so the audit can take longer
What is Indexing monitoring?
- – Monitoring lets you track the indexing of URLs in a given audit over time
- – You can easily detect if and when Google deindexed your URLs
- – Enabling monitoring for audit means ZipTie will perform automatic checks of it in the interval of your choice – for example, every 7 days
- – Credits will be used at the beginning of every check
- – Monitoring can be enabled or disabled at any moment
- – Currently, you can have up to 5 monitored audits
What does the “Requests per second” field do?
- – In this field, you can specify how many times per second ZipTie will send requests to your website
- – Higher values mean faster checking and denser traffic on your site during the check. The default rate is 4 requests per second
- – When the server commonly returns 429 or 5xx HTTP status codes, try lowering the number of requests per second
Is there a limit for how many URLs I can analyze with ZipTie?
- – You can run analyses of up to 50 000 URLs per audit. If the limit isn’t enough for you, please contact our support
- – The total number of audits and projects is not limited
How many audits can I run at the same time?
Currently, you can run 5 audits at the same time
Additionally, you can have up to 5 audits with monitoring enabled
How long will I have to wait for the audit to complete?
- – It heavily depends on:
- – ZipTie’s current queue
- – how fast your server responds
- – the number of features you’ve enabled
- – You can track progress in the dashboard
- – It heavily depends on:
I want to check the indexing status of product and blog pages separately. How can I do it?
The easiest way to accomplish this is to create two separate audits:
- – The first for blog pages
- – The second for product pages
Remember that when you launch an audit in the Crawl mode, you cannot restrict URLs to specific pages only. It can be done either via the URL list or Sitemap mode (just remember to paste URLs or sitemaps containing blog pages or product pages only).
I have 1 million URLs on my website. What will happen when I limit the check to 100k URLs?
- – If you choose the Sitemap mode, ZipTie will analyze 100k URLs randomly chosen out of 100 sitemaps
- – If you choose the Crawl mode, ZipTie will run a crawl and stop it when it reaches 100k URLs. Then it extracts only indexable URLs
Subscription & payments
Do you offer a free trial?
- – Yes, we offer a 14-day free, fully functional trial
- – You will get 10k free credits
- – You can upgrade or cancel your subscription at any moment
How subscriptions work?
- – After the end of the 14-day trial your subscription will automatically change to the default plan (10k credits for 15 USD per month)
- – You can change your plan at any time
- – Upgrades from trial take effect immediately
- – Upgrades from one subscription plan to another take effect at the beginning of the next billing period
Can I cancel my subscription at any time?
- – To cancel your subscription you need to go to the Profile page, then click the “My subscription & payments” button. There you can cancel your subscription
- – Subscription will be canceled at the end of your billing period. Until then you can still reactivate the subscription
- – When your subscription is canceled, you won’t be able to access your data. You can still regain access by reactivating your subscription
How do credits work?
- – The cost of an Audit is determined by two factors:
- – the number of URLs
- – set of enabled features
- – The base cost is 1 credit per 1 URL
- – Enabling Inspection Mode increases the cost by 1 credit per URL (total 2 credits per URL)
- – If fewer URLs are found than specified, the surplus credits will be returned to your account after the check is finished
- – The cost of an Audit is determined by two factors:
What’s the difference between subscription credits and extra credits?
- – Subscription credits reset every month at the beginning of your billing period. Unused subscription credits are not carried over to the next billing period
- – Extra credits can be purchased at any time. They are lifetime
- – Subscription credits are cheaper. Use extra credits only when you need additional credits here and now
Which will be used for my check - subscription credits or extra credits?
Subscription credits are always used first. If you don’t have enough subscription credits, then the remaining amount will be taken from your extra credits.
Credits are used but I can't see my audit anywhere. Why?
General indexing FAQ
How to fix indexing issues?
There is no one to rule to fix them all. We try to share our knowledge about the topic based on our research and experience to make fixing these issues easier.
Here are a few of our articles that you may find helpful:
- – Index Coverage Statuses finally explained. In the article, Tomek Rudzki explains the causes of the most popular indexing issues & how to fix them
- – Ultimate Guide to Indexing SEO – just about everything you need to know about indexing condensed in a single article
If you need professional indexing consulting, feel free to contact us!