"An image says a thousand words" As the saying goes. You can grab one's attention with the help of an image but explain deeply what you are intended to say, you do it with words.
You can express a lot with the help of an image but not the whole. You do it by expressing your words in a written format like a blog or an audible format like a video. Though visual content is more easily digestible than readable content there is a very large portion of people who prefer written content over video formats.
If you are doing something like freelance writing, proofreading, blogging, web research, whitepaper making then you must be familiar with some writing assistants such as paraphrasing tools, grammar checkers, plagiarism checkers, word counters, etc.
Writing assistants make a lot of contributions to your work by doing many works that you might feel are time-consuming when you do them manually. In such cases, choosing the right web tools will definitely help you.
Both free and paid tools may be helpful depending on your level of writing.
In this article, we will cover Wordcounter.net, which is a free tool and it aids you in counting words, characters, sentences, paragraphs, and doing a lot of other stuff.
So let's start our discussion over the topic.
Wordcounter.net: an Overview
Wordcounter is a pretty much popular web tool assisting content writers worldwide. It was founded nearly 14 years ago(as of November 2021) and is continuously growing.
Its main aim is to provide its users premium quality service without any interruptions. So let's dive deep into the traffic of this web tool.
As you can see above in the picture, the tool receives approximate traffic of 7.45M per month with each person viewing 1.26 pages per visit. These visitors stay on the website for an average of 1m and 26s.
43% of the people using it have bookmarked this page and they directly come to this site from their bookmarks section. This means it is well known and trusted among its users. They visit this site again and again because they are caught to the trust of this site.
56% of its traffic comes from search engines that means every month some new users are joining it.
To see the full analytics of the traffic, go to the official website of Similarweb and then paste the URL of Wordcounter.net in the search bar. This is a good tool to get a deep view of the traffic of any website.
As we have got an overview of the people who use Wordcounter.net, let's start discussing the features of this tool one by one.
The Home Page
You will get a total of eight tools on the website of Wordcounter. All of these tools are useful if you want to take various measurements of your content like the number of sentences, pages, paragraphs, and many more.
Among all, the home page tool is the most useful one. Whichever text you want to analyze, paste it into this tool and you get all the details.
You will get the number of words and characters at three places on this tool, i.e., on the top, bottom and the right side of the website.
On the right-side you will also come across the number of sentences and paragraphs your text content has.
There is no controversy when it comes to counting characters, words, sentences, and paragraphs. It is a simple yet time-consuming process for a normal human being. It can also prove tiresome for humans but not for an artificial web tool like Wordcounter.net.
Here you will also get to know about the reading level of the content you have pasted in the tool. The tool uses the Dale-Chall readability formula to calculate the reading level. The long and short of this formula is that it has a list of 3000 most common words.
These words are the most simple ones that a fourth-grader can easily understand without any difficulty. The more one uses the words out of these 3000 the higher the reading level of the text goes.
So, got a rough idea of the Dale-Chall readability formula, want to know more about this. Visit this web page.
The tool also shows the reading and speaking time for the text that you pasted in the box. Reading time is basically calculated by the conception that it takes one minute to read 275 words and in the same way, we speak around 180 words in one minute.
Just below these details, you will encounter the words that you used most in the text. The tool regards these as your keywords and shows the percentage and the number of times you used them.
On the top of the box in which you pasted the text content, you will see various options that assist you in the normal task of writing. You can play with these to understand the tool thoroughly.
One of the most important out of these is the Case setting. See it below in the image.
This tab allows us to shape the selected content in the form that we desire. Here we have four cases of a text, i.e., sentence case, title case, uppercase, and lower case.
Among these, the sentence case and title case are the most important ones. Though giving the content a sentence case can be done manually, shaping it into a title case is a bit harder for many.
Capitalizing the first letter of some words and leaving some untouched is somewhat confusing for beginners.
In this case, Wordcounter.net is a very good option to go through. Simply paste text that you want to capitalize and then select the Title Case.
See the below picture to get an idea of how the title case looks different from the sentence case.
If you are one of those who like to learn from written content more than that from video content then Wordcounter.net is well suited for you. The blog of the website provides us a guide for better writing.
The author tells about the various words that seem perplexing to the beginner as well as expert writers. He/she clears the confusion between the words by giving appropriate explanations and examples.
Going through the whole blog is recommended if you aim at creative writing.
Important Tools on Wordcounter.net
Of the eight tools available on the site, we will cover the five most important ones. Let's start discussing these tools one by one.
1. Words Per Page
This tool basically has two parts.
What you do in the first part:
- Enter the number of words.
- Choose a font from six most popular fonts, i.e., Arial, Calibri, Comic Sans MS, Courier, Times New Roman, and Verdana.
- Choose the size of the text from five sizes available, i.e., 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.
- Choose spacing between lines from three types, single, 1.5 and double.
After doing so you will get the number of pages required for the words to be accommodated.
Here is an example,
The second part of the web tool is pretty much similar to the first one. The only difference is that you enter the text here instead of the number of words. Besides this, it also asks for some additional information like page format and margin in all sides.
Have a look at the following example,
2. Webpage Word Count
If you are a content writer whose task is mostly associated with publishing the content on the web then it may be an aid for you.
Suppose you want to write on a particular keyword so you go to the SERP where you look at the content which is already ranking for that keyword. This usually gives us an idea of what type of content is ranking on the SERP and what things are needed in our content to outrank them.
One of the areas of comparing the content is finding the word count of the webpage.
In such a case, you can use this tool as it fetches the word count of the particular page.
Just paste the link to the webpage in the box and you get the desired results.
Look at the example given below,
3. Alphabetize List
This tool helps in such a circumstance where you are working on a project that needs the list of things, tasks, or persons arranged in an alphabetical order.
Paste or write the text in the box and then choose how the list should be formated. Picking the New Line option means two items in your list are separated by a line. Similar stuff goes with the Coma, Space, and Custom option.
After you have selected the appropriate option, you come to the next important step where you basically apply the actions. The list of these actions is given in the picture shown below,
4. Editor Counter
Let's understand this tool with the help of an example.
You are a proofreader and you get a client who gives you a task. You edit some of the words or sentences in the content and then submit it. Your client also asks you to give the overall bureau of how much you edited in the content.
In such a circumstance, you start counting the characters and words in the sentence. Chances are that you end up with a lot of time consumed in the process.
Here, the Editor Counter helps you as it tells you how many words or characters you edited in the text using this tool.
5. Capitalize Sentences
This tool will definitely help you if you make a lot of silly mistakes of not writing the first letter of the sentence in capital letters.
It is a very simple process where you just paste or write the text and the tool automatically capitalizes the first letters of all the sentences.
How Does Wordcounter.net make its Worth?
I have seen only a few websites that are continuously working on without any means to earn money. Most of these are the official websites of the government where the relevant announcements are made.
So, Wordcounter.net must be having the means to earn what it deserves. You do not find any Adsense ad or any other display advertisement on the site. This is so because the site cares for the convenience of its users.
Keeping this in mind, the owner of the tool chose only one option to make money through this site, i.e., Grammarly Affiliate.
The developer promotes the Grammarly tool without compromising the user experience.
You can see a medium-sized poster of the Grammarly tool on the right-hand side of the home page.
Besides this, it promotes Grammarly at various places on the website.