Free online word and character counter

Video Transcript

Hi, this is Alex.

Today I’m going to show you my word counter which is both free and online.

So if you go to my website and type “word counter” with an s, you’ll come across this page which is my word counter.

My word counter, as far as how it works, is pretty simple. There will be two tabs.

On one side, there will be a word and character counter, and on the other, a page counter.

On the word and character counter part, the objective is quite simple.

You will take your text for example. Let’s say this one. I’m going to come and copy it and in this box here, I’m going to paste the text. And you see, I have the number of words and the number of characters that will automatically display.

So since this is the most important information, it’s both here, it’s also going to be at the bottom and it’s also going to be here.

In “Details”, we will also find other information, notably the number of sentences, the number of paragraphs, the reading time and the speaking time. So these can be interesting elements to add.

If you have a blog, the reading time is something that readers like to see potentially.

Another element is keyword density.

Indeed, if you’re doing SEO, or even if you’re doing copywriting in general, it can be interesting to focus on certain keywords. Thanks to this little box here, you will be able to see the words that come up most often. And so, it will also help you avoid over-optimizing or under-optimizing your keywords.

So density is something that is quite interesting to use.

This is the first way to use the tool. It’s extremely simple. You take your text, you copy it and then you paste it directly into the tool. Then you get a quick answer.

The second way is the web page counter.

In fact, the other way is to take a URL and paste it here, then press “count”.

For example, we’ll go to my blog, so, and we’ll take this article here for example. “How to launch your website without a budget?”.

We’ll launch it…

So here you see, we’ll have my article, with the different elements.

So obviously, I could copy the whole thing and come and paste it into the tool. The only thing is that, in the end, it’s much simpler to take the URL here, copy it and then paste it there, then press “count”.

And then you see, automatically, all the text, which is present here, will be transferred to this box.


So if we open a little more you see, we have all the text that is here. And so, we have the number of words, the number of characters that are going to be displayed, with obviously as before, the same types of information at the level of the paragraphs, the reading time, the speaking time, um… the density once again, with the keywords.

For example, we see that here, the term “site” and “website” in general come up really often. The term “content” also.

So here, it can also allow me to have an interesting vision of the density of the keywords.

Another element is the fact that, you see, when we use the URL, it will really take all the text, and especially the text that will be for example here in the menu, or the sub-menu.

So what I really recommend is that when you use the URL, it’s extremely practical from the moment you want to have a quick but not very precise view. Because you see here, we have information, so phone… this is all my menu. So, we can have some margins of error depending on the menu of the different websites.

So that’s why I really advise you to do this if you want to have a quick vision but not necessarily precise, let’s say to the word.


Below, I had the opportunity to go into a little more detail on how the tool works, with the different modalities you can use.

I also had the opportunity to… Well here you see, it’s a menu where there are different items.

“What are the expectations in terms of word count, in terms of different types of media, for example Facebook?”

“What are the rules in relation to Facebook, in relation to Twitter, in relation to Linkedin, in relation to word count?”


I had the opportunity too, to point out the various other tools that can be used to count word count.

For example, Microsoft Word or Google Docs.

So online, the tool is interesting.

On the other hand, it can happen that you want to count the number of words on other types of platforms. So in this part, I will show you how to do it.

So that’s it, I’m done for this video.

I hope you’re interested. And feel free to go to my ultimate site The URL is going to be word-counter ( with an s ).

See you soon for the rest !

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