Spince is a free clickbait blocker that compares the relevance of link text to the text of the linked page.
How it Works:
The clickbait tool uses a term frequency (TF) statistical algorithm to score the relevance of the link text compared against the text that is shown on the actual linked page. The rationale is that a relevant (i.e. non-clickbait) link would have its text appear frequently on the actual page.
- Green circle means a likely relevant link
- Red square means a possible clickbait link
- A dashed line indicates the link wasn't analyzed
- Only text based pages are analyzed
- Only links of certain length are analyzed
- Spince also extracts a key sentence as popover
- Ships with customizable blacklist
- Major sites like gmail and aws on blacklist
- Exclude any link to prevent analysis
- Multiple Languages (non-English)
- Enhanced algorithm under development
- No browsing data sent to Spince Links
- Open source code on Github
The tool also works with non-English languages using automatic language detection. The additional languages are German, French, Italian, and Spanish.
The code for Spince Links can be viewed on Github. This is the actual production code submitted to the Google Chrome store. Pull requests for improvements and new features are welcome and appreciated.