Receiving message ‘We have been unable to find content article on this page’ when using Simplify Tool

Why do I get the message ‘We have been unable to find a content article on this page’ when using the Simplify Tool?


  1. This means that the ‘main body of text’ or ‘article’ cannot be identified
  1. The tool works better with valid Html. You can use this tool to check a web page http://validator.w3.org/
  1. Html element names, css class names and id’s are important!


Any element (not BODY or A tag) with a class name or id that contains any of the following will be ignored combx|comment|community|disqus|extra|foot|header|menu|remark|rss|shoutbox|sidebar|side|sponsor|ad-break|agegate|pagination|pager|popup|tweet|twitter but NOT any of and|article|body|column|main|shadow


<div class=‘comment1’>...</div> would be ignored
<div id=‘main’ class=‘comment1’>...</div> would NOT be ignored
<div id=‘leftSide’>...</div> would be ignored
<div id=‘leftSide’ class=‘main’>...</div> would NOT be ignored


Any element with a class name or id that contains any of the following will be more likely to be found (given extra weighting by the algorithm) article|body|content|entry|hentry|main|page|pagination|post|text|blog|story


  1. Not enough text - there needs to be at least 1 paragraph (or div) within the main article with at least 25 characters
  1. Forms and iframes will be ignored
  1. The algorithm will also take into account link density, number of embedded objects (videos) and depth of elements within the html