Found a link via LifeHacker to test your website readability scores. I already use BullFighter on my Word Documents (in particular my CV) so I was intrigued by how my website would fare.

Juicy Studios’ Readability Test doesn’t only test your site for the Flesch Reading Ease score it also includes the Flesch-Kincaid grade level and Gunning-Fog Index. However it doesn’t include the Bull Index that BullFighter has.

So how does my blog do? Well, prior to this post the relevant stats (you get loads of additional stats like the average number of syllables, etc.):

Gunning Fog Index 8.00
Flesch Reading Ease 76.95
Flesch-Kincaid Grade 5.25

So what do these numbers mean?

The Gunning Fog Index is a count of how many years of schooling it would take to understand the content. The score is capped at 17 where it is considered post-graduate level.

Flesch Reading Ease is a level of ease it would be to read the document. On a scale of 100, the higher the score the better it is.

The Flesch-Kincaid Grade is similar to the Gunning Fox Index as it attempts to measure of how many years of schooling it would take someone to understand the content.

What these don’t do is decide whether the content is enjoyable or not.