Appstate.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
100% 
Page quality
88% 
Page structure
87% 
Link structure
71% 
Server
68% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
1.11 s
File size
40.90 kB
Words
1217
Media files
38
Number of links
36 internal / 66 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

  • Improve the page response time.Very important!
  • Try to reduce the number of used CSS files.Very important!
  • Try to reduce the number of used JavaScript files.Very important!
  • Remove duplicate heading texts.Important!
  • Use good alternative descriptions (alt attributes) for your images.Hint!
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Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Appalachian State University / Boone, North Carolina
The length of the page title is perfect. (421 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Prepare to lead a purposeful life as an engaged global citizen. Apply to Appalachian State University in the North Carolina mountains.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (786 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
No canonical link is specified.
Language
(Somewhat important)
Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en
Server location: United States of America
The following language is defined by HTML: en
Alternate/Hreflang Links
(Somewhat important)
There are no alternate links specified on this page.
Other meta tags
(Somewhat important)
There is no rel next meta tag on this page.
There is no rel prev meta tag on this page.
Domain
(Somewhat important)
The domain is no subdomain.
The domain length is good.
The domain does not contain non-latin characters.
Page URL
(Somewhat important)
No parameters were found in the URL.
No session ID was found in the URL.
The URL does not have too many subdirectories.
Charset encoding
(Somewhat important)
The charset encoding (UTF-8) is set correctly.
Doctype
(Nice to have)
The doctype HTML 5 is set correctly.
The doctype is placed at first in the HTML code.
Favicon
(Nice to have)
The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

NameValue
viewportwidth=device-width,initial-scale=1.0
robotsindex, follow
copyrightAppalachian State University
authorAppalachian State University
descriptionPrepare to lead a purposeful life as an engaged global citizen. Apply to Appalachian State University in the North Carolina mountains.
keywordsAppalachian State University
langen
fb:app_id877227969020822
og:titleAppalachian State University
og:descriptionPrepare to lead a purposeful life as an engaged global citizen. Apply to Appalachian State University in the North Carolina mountains.
og:imagehttps://www.appstate.edu/_images/appstate-200x200.png
og:urlhttps://www.appstate.edu/
og:typewebsite
X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
Content-Typetext/html; charset=utf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 1217 words. That's ok.
23.2% of the text are stop words.
Keywords used in the page title are also used in the page content. That's good!
Words from the H1 heading are used in the page content.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
25 paragraphs were found on this page.
The text content is perfect.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 17.37 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 10 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width,initial-scale=1.0" is provided.
At least one Apple touch icon is specified.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 24 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
1 images have no alt attribute. The content of alt attributes is used by search engines.
Social Networks
(Nice to have)
There are only a few social sharing widgets on the page. Make your website popular in social networks with social sharing widgets.
Additional markup
(Nice to have)
No additional page markup was found.
Ads
(Somewhat important)
No ads were found on this page.
HTTPS
(Somewhat important)
This website uses HTTPS to protect privacy and integrity of the exchanged data.
All included files are also transferred via HTTPS.

Media list

URLAlt attributeTitle
/_images/_theme/asu-logo-white-600.pngAppalachian State University
...ges/_features/internships-1-1400x700.jpgNo alt attribute provided
/_images/apply-icon.pngapply icon
/_images/visit-icon.pngvisit icon
/_images/info-icon.pnginfo icon
/_images/academics-icon.pngacademics icon
/_images/_stories/expedition-726x484.jpgDiscover Research at Appalachian
...nability-without-play-button-726x484.jpgFind your sustainability
/_images/_stories/future-726x484.jpgWhat's in App's future?
...matter-2-without-play-button-726x484.jpgConsider graduate school at Appalachian
/_images/home/arts-strip.jpggirl at easel
/_images/home/athletics-strip.jpgmountaineer football
/_images/home/diversity-strip.jpgDiversity pin
/_images/home/global-learning-strip.jpgstudents travelling abroad
/_images/home/sustainability-strip.jpgstudents in garden
...19/11/fulbright/fulbright-4b-600x400.jpgApp State faculty earn record number of Fulbright awards for university
...r-students/transfer-students-600x400.jpgFaculty mentors help pave the way to success for App State transfer students
...ages/_posts/2019/06/outdoors-600x400.jpgPeterson's recognizes App State as top-20 school for outdoor enthusiasts
...2019/01/best-online-programs-600x400.jpgUS News and World Report recognizes Appalachian for ‘Best Online Programs'
...nd-dance/2019/fall/mamma-mia-605x935.jpgMamma Mia!
...events/2019/fall/windtalkers-605x935.jpgFilm: Windtalkers (2002)
.../fall/old-crow-medicine-show-605x935.jpgOld Crow Medicine Show
...images/_events/2019/fall/iew-605x935.pngInternational Education Week
...s/2019/fall/tommy-williamson-605x935.jpgTommy Williamson: Grid Modernization and Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Integration in North Carolina
...es/2019/fall/israaid-program-605x935.jpgIsraAid Program
...appalachian-global-symposium-605x935.jpgAppalachian Global Symposium
...s/_events/2019/fall/kim-hall-605x935.jpgKim Hall: Queering Philosophy
...tre-and-dance/2019/fall/fade-605x935.jpgFall Appalachian Dance Ensemble
...nctures-in-womens-leadership-605x935.jpgJunctures in Women's Leadership: The Arts
...events/2019/fall/buckjumping-605x935.jpgFilm: Buckjumping (2018)
.../holiday-scholarship-concert-605x935.jpgHoliday Scholarship Concert
/_images/its-up-to-me-logo-2.pngIt's up to me|us
/_images/_theme/facebook-logo.gifFacebook logo
/_images/_theme/twitter-logo.gifTwitter logo
/_images/_theme/youtube-logo.gifYoutube logo
/_images/_theme/instagram.pngInsatgram logo
/_images/_theme/snapchat-logo.pngSnapchat
/_images/_theme/asu-logo-white-600.pngAppalachian State University

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Appalachian State University
The H1 heading is perfect.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Appalachian State University
H2 Apply
H2 Visit Us
H2 Request Info
H2 Find a Program
H2 News
H2 News Duplicate text
H2 Events
H2 Events Duplicate text
H3 Discover Research at Appalachian
H3 Find your sustainability
H3 What's in App's future?
H3 Consider graduate school at Appalachian
H3 Arts
H3 Athletics
H3 Diversity and Inclusion
H3 Global Learning
H3 Sustainability
H3 Appalachian Cares
H3 Connect
H3 Appalachian State University Duplicate text
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The amount of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
All internal links don't have dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (66) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.appstate.edu/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.appstate.edu/IMG-ALT Appalachian State University
https://search.appstate.edu/External Subdomain Advanced search
/current-studentsCurrent Students
http://parents.appstate.edu/External Subdomain Parents & Family
http://myasu.appstate.edu/External Subdomain Faculty & Staff
http://alumni.appstate.edu/External Subdomain Alumni
http://give.appstate.edu/External Subdomain Give
/employmentEmployment
http://library.appstate.edu/External Subdomain Library
http://appalnet.appstate.edu/External Subdomain AppalNet
http://asulearn.appstate.edu/External Subdomain AsULearn
https://www.appstate.edu/azA-Z
https://www.appstate.edu/aboutAbout
https://www.appstate.edu/visitVisit
/admissionsAdmissions
/academicsAcademics
/campus-lifeCampus Life
https://www.appstate.edu/chooseWhy Choose App?
/internshipsThe power of internships
/internshipsLearn more
https://www.appstate.edu/applyIMG-ALT apply icon
https://www.appstate.edu/applyApply
https://www.appstate.edu/visitIMG-ALT visit icon
https://www.appstate.edu/visitVisit Us
https://www.appstate.edu/infoIMG-ALT info icon
A-TITLE more information
https://www.appstate.edu/infoRequest Info
A-TITLE more information
https://www.appstate.edu/infoIMG-ALT academics icon
A-TITLE Programs of study
/academics/all/Find a Program
A-TITLE Programs of study
https://today.appstate.edu/201...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Discover Research at Appalachian
https://today.appstate.edu/201...External Subdomain Text duplicate Discover Research at Appalachian
https://www.appstate.edu/researchMore about research at Appalachian
/sustainability/IMG-ALT Find your sustainability
/sustainability/Text duplicate Find your sustainability
/appalachians-futureIMG-ALT What's in App's future?
/appalachians-futureText duplicate What's in App's future?
https://graduate.appstate.edu/External Subdomain IMG-ALT Consider graduate school at Appalachian
https://graduate.appstate.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Consider graduate school at Appalachian
https://www.appstate.edu/arts/Arts
IMG-ALT girl at easel
/athletics/Athletics
IMG-ALT mountaineer football
http://diversity.appstate.edu/External Subdomain Diversity and Inclusion
IMG-ALT Diversity pin
/global-learning/Global Learning
IMG-ALT students travelling abroad
/sustainability/Sustainability
IMG-ALT students in garden
https://today.appstate.edu/201...External Subdomain IMG-ALT App State faculty earn record number of Fulbright awards for university
https://today.appstate.edu/201...External Subdomain Text duplicate App State faculty earn record number of Fulbright awards for university
https://today.appstate.edu/201...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Faculty mentors help pave the way to success for App State transfer students
https://today.appstate.edu/201...External Subdomain Text duplicate Faculty mentors help pave the way to success for App State transfer students
https://today.appstate.edu/201...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Peterson's recognizes App State as top-20 school for outdoor enthusiasts
https://today.appstate.edu/201...External Subdomain Text duplicate Peterson's recognizes App State as top-20 school for outdoor enthusiasts
https://today.appstate.edu/201...External Subdomain IMG-ALT US News and World Report recognizes Appalachian for ‘Best Online Programs'
https://today.appstate.edu/201...External Subdomain Text duplicate US News and World Report recognizes Appalachian for ‘Best Online Programs'
https://today.appstate.edu/External Subdomain More news and features
http://appalachianmagazine.org...External Podcasts
http://www.appstatesports.com/External Mountaineer Athletics
http://theappalachianonline.com/External The Appalachian
https://theatreanddance.appsta...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Mamma Mia!
https://theatreanddance.appsta...External Subdomain Text duplicate Mamma Mia!
https://humanitiescouncil.apps...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Film: Windtalkers (2002)
https://humanitiescouncil.apps...External Subdomain Text duplicate Film: Windtalkers (2002)
http://theschaefercenter.org/e...External IMG-ALT Old Crow Medicine Show
http://theschaefercenter.org/e...External Text duplicate Old Crow Medicine Show
https://international.appstate...External Subdomain IMG-ALT International Education Week
https://international.appstate...External Subdomain Text duplicate International Education Week
https://energy.appstate.edu/ne...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Tommy Williamson: Grid Modernization and Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Integration in North Carolina
https://energy.appstate.edu/ne...External Subdomain Text duplicate Tommy Williamson: Grid Modernization and Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Integration in North Carolina
https://holocaust.appstate.edu...External Subdomain IMG-ALT IsraAid Program
https://holocaust.appstate.edu...External Subdomain Text duplicate IsraAid Program
https://international.appstate...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Appalachian Global Symposium
https://international.appstate...External Subdomain Text duplicate Appalachian Global Symposium
https://gws.appstate.edu/news/...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Kim Hall: Queering Philosophy
https://gws.appstate.edu/news/...External Subdomain Text duplicate Kim Hall: Queering Philosophy
https://theatreanddance.appsta...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Fall Appalachian Dance Ensemble
https://theatreanddance.appsta...External Subdomain Text duplicate Fall Appalachian Dance Ensemble
https://www.art.appstate.edu/c...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Junctures in Women's Leadership: The Arts
https://www.art.appstate.edu/c...External Subdomain Text duplicate Junctures in Women's Leadership: The Arts
https://universitycollege.apps...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Film: Buckjumping (2018)
https://universitycollege.apps...External Subdomain Text duplicate Film: Buckjumping (2018)
https://music.appstate.edu/hay...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Holiday Scholarship Concert
https://music.appstate.edu/hay...External Subdomain Text duplicate Holiday Scholarship Concert
https://today.appstate.edu/eventsExternal Subdomain University Events
http://www.appstatesports.com/...External Text duplicate Mountaineer Athletics
https://registrar.appstate.edu...External Subdomain Academic Calendar
http://appcares.appstate.edu/External Subdomain Appalachian Cares
http://appcares.appstate.edu/External Subdomain IMG-ALT It's up to me|us
https://www.appstate.edu/contactContact Us
https://bookstore.appstate.edu/External Subdomain Bookstore
https://maps.appstate.edu/External Subdomain Maps
https://emergency.appstate.edu/External Subdomain Emergency
https://studentaccounts.appsta...External Subdomain Pay Bills
/employment/Text duplicate Employment
https://policy.appstate.edu/Eq...External Subdomain Equal Opportunity Policy
https://policy.appstate.edu/Po...External Subdomain Policy Manual
https://www.appstate.edu/connectConnect
https://www.facebook.com/appal...External IMG-ALT Facebook logo
https://twitter.com/appstateExternal IMG-ALT Twitter logo
https://www.youtube.com/user/A...External IMG-ALT Youtube logo
https://instagram.com/appstate/External IMG-ALT Insatgram logo
https://www.snapchat.com/add/l...External IMG-ALT Snapchat
https://www.appstate.edu/Text duplicate IMG-ALT Appalachian State University
/disclaimerDisclaimer
https://www.appstate.edu/privacyPrivacy
https://docs.google.com/forms/...External Subdomain Website feedback

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.appstate.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is slow (1.11 seconds). The response time should be less than 0.4 seconds. Slow websites are bad for search engine bots and also result in bad user experience.
This website loads 4 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 10 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (41 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateSun, 17 Nov 2019 09:41:47 GMT
serverApache
x-mysefcostello.appstate.edu
connectionclose
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
varyAccept-Encoding
content-encodinggzip
content-length11845
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Education/schools. This classification is fine.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 19,982 referring domains.
This website has 2,355,486 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 15,008 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This website has social activity like shares, comments or likes on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

User-agent: *

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
1,862

Only the data for the given URL is shown. We cannot determine the social actions for a linked fan page.

Search preview

Appalachian State University / Boone, North Carolina
https://www.appstate.edu/
Prepare to lead a purposeful life as an engaged global citizen. Apply to Appalachian State University in the North Carolina mountains.

Most important keywords

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