What is the Live Readability Check Feature

We added a live readability check to our content creators platform to help you hit your customers’ target audience preferences.

What is a readability level?

Readability is the score that indicates how easily readers will understand and digest content. There are several ways to calculate readability, but the most common is to estimate how many years of education a reader should have to be able to understand your content. 

Why is readability important?

Matching your text complexity to the customer’s audience readability preferences is important because it increases the chance that your message will be delivered to the right people.

People tend to quit reading if the text is too difficult because it takes too much time to actually understand the information. On the other hand, if your text is too simple, it will undermine readers’ authority, and they will not trust the expertise level. 

What is a good readability level?

There is no such thing as a universally good readability level. One audience may perceive text well while other readers find it too difficult to read. Every customer will have different preferences according to the purposes of their content and their audience.

How does it benefit me?

The live readability check feature will help you improve your writing and hit the targeted text complexity. This allows you to understand the customer's Voice Profile™ better and adjust your text accordingly. 

 

Constantly checking your text readability will:

  • Ease the content creation process.
  • Reduce the number of revisions and edits. 
  • Improve customer feedback.

How do I see the customer’s preferred readability level?

You can see the preferred readability level when you open your assignment on the content submission page:

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Where do I see the readability level of my article?

When you are writing your text, you will see the current readability level in a box on the left side of the article text field:

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In this box, you will find:

  1. The required word count.
  2. Your current word count.
  3. The readability level of your text.
  4. Hints on how you can update the text if it doesn’t match the preference.