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Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
1.61 s
File size
58.10 kB
Media files
Number of links
104 internal / 41 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
Bard College
The page title is too short. (118 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Bard College
The meta description is too short. (118 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length) Optimize description
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
No canonical link is specified.
(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.
(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 character encoding is not specified in the HTTP header.
The charset encoding (UTF-8) is set correctly.
(Nice to have)
The doctype HTML 5 is set correctly.
The doctype is placed at first in the HTML code.
(Nice to have)
The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

descriptionBard College
keywordsbard, college, undergraduate, graduate, early college, high school
authorBard College
viewportwidth=device-width, minimum-scale=1, maximum-scale=2
twitter:titleBard College at Bard College
twitter:descriptionBard College
og:titleBard College at Bard College
og:descriptionBard College
Content-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8

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Page quality

(Critically important)
This page contains 1222 words. That's ok.
30.5% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
20 paragraphs were found on this page.
The text content is perfect.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 21.5 words is good.
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 14 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, minimum-scale=1, maximum-scale=2" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
Some tags are too long. With 149 characters this one is longer than 70 characters:
"bard college seeks to inspire curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to the link be..."
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
9 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.
(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
...ges/photos/commencement_2021_IMG2284.jpgBard College Commencement
/images/icons/instagram-wht.pngNo alt attribute providedInstagram
...hotos/Bard_Matriculation_2021-KR0070.jpgBard Campus Life
/images/ads/nav-ad-upstreaming2020.jpgUpstreaming alt attribute provided alt attribute provided alt attribute provided alt attribute provided alt attribute provided alt attribute provided alt attribute provided alt attribute provided Engagement at Bard
...&id=972405&disposition=inline&type=imageThe Bard Network
...ainability_graduate_presentation5sq2.jpgGraduate Programs
...972405/3/BHSEC_Queens_BARROW_0113sq3.jpgBard Early Colleges
...wmedia/files/972405/2/bard_abroad_v2.jpgInternational Programs and Institutes Us for Commencement 2023!
/files/pr/main_news_image.php?id=19200BHSEC Manhattan. Photo by Beyond My Ken (CC BY-SA 4.0)BHSEC Manhattan. Photo by Beyond My Ken (CC BY-SA 4.0)
/files/pr/main_news_image.php?id=19186Bard College campus.Bard College campus.
...d=99961262&disposition=inline&type=imageBard College
...d=99961265&disposition=inline&type=imageFollow Us on Twitter
...d=99961263&disposition=inline&type=imageLike us on Facebook
...d=99961266&disposition=inline&type=imageFollow Us on Instagram
...&id=163036&disposition=inline&type=imageYou Tube
Video URLWidthHeight

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Bard College
The H1 heading is too short (12 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Bard College
H2 Academics
H2 Civic Engagement
H2 Campus Life
H2 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
H2 Arts at Bard
H2 The Bard Network
H2 Join Us for Commencement 2023!
H2 Bard News and Events
H2 Featured News
H2 Upcoming Events
Some internal links have dynamic parameters. All internal URLs, which are not marked as nofollow, should not contain dynamic parameters.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The number of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
There are too many external links (41) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text Skip to main content. duplicate Bard duplicate Academics
/academics/programs/Programs and Divisions
/academics/curriculum/Structure of the Curriculum
/admission/discover/Discover Bard Abroad
/academics/calendar/Academic Calendar
/academics/libraries/Libraries Catalogue
/academics/dual/Dual-Degree Programs
/conservatory/Bard Conservatory of Music
/academics/additional/Other Study Opportunities Programs window External Subdomain Early Colleges
/admission/applying/Apply Now
/financialaid/New window Financial Aid
/studentaccounts/New window Tuition + Payment
/admission/tours/Campus Tours
/admission/students/Meet Our Students + Alumni/ae
/admission/inquiries/form/Join Our Mailing List
/admission/contact/Contact Us window External No Text Life Bard Campus Life on Campus
/campus/reslife/Housing + Dining
/campus/services/Campus Resources
/campus/activities/Get Involved on Campus Students Students + Transportation + Recreation
/campus/newstudents/Text duplicate New Students Subdomain Civic Engagement Subdomain Get Involved Subdomain Campus + Community Subdomain In the Classroom Subdomain U.S. Network Subdomain International Network Subdomain About CCE Subdomain Resources Subdomain Support + Events window External Subdomain IMG-ALT Upstreaming Calendar Gallery
/news/releases/Press Releases
/communications/Office of Communications Subdomain COVID-19 Updates
/commencement/Commencement Weekend Reunion Subdomain Family + Alumni/ae Weekend window External Subdomain Fisher Center window External Subdomain Bard SummerScape window Bard Athletics Bard window External Subdomain Support Bard
/about/giving/legacy-challenge/Legacy Challenge Bard College
/about/mission/Mission Statement
/about/history/Bard History
/about/loveoflearning/Love of Learning Bard Subdomain OSUN duplicate Bard Abroad Bard Network
/montgomeryplace/Montgomery Place Campus
/admission/tours/Text duplicate Campus Tours
/about/diversity/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Subdomain Sustainability
/nondiscrimination/Title IX and Nondiscrimination
/about/disclosures/HEOA Disclosures
/institutionalsupport/Institutional Support and Security Bard Subdomain Alumni/ae Network Subdomain Family Network window External Subdomain Text duplicate Support Bard Subdomain Text duplicate Legacy Challenge window External Subdomain Give > duplicate More > Subdomain Text duplicate More > Text duplicate More > duplicate More > Subdomain Text duplicate More > duplicate More > duplicate More >
/admission/applying/Apply to Bard
/admission/tours/Request a Tour
https://www.annandaleonline.or...External Text duplicate Support Bard
/academics/programs/New window View All Academic Programs window External Subdomain Text duplicate IMG-ALT Civic Engagement window External Subdomain Visit the Center for Civic Engagement window Learn More about Campus Life window DEI Initiatives window External Subdomain IMG-ALT Arts at Bard window External Subdomain Get to Know the Division of the Arts duplicate IMG-ALT The Bard Network Programs duplicate IMG-ALT Graduate Programs duplicate Graduate Programs Subdomain IMG-ALT Bard Early Colleges Subdomain Text duplicate Bard Early Colleges International Programs duplicate International Programs Centers and Institutes duplicate Centers and Institutes
/commencement/New window Learn More
/news/new-bard-high-school-ear...IMG-ALT BHSEC Manhattan. Photo by Beyond My Ken (CC BY-SA 4.0)
/news/new-bard-high-school-ear...Text duplicate More >
/news/bard-college-ends-partic...IMG-ALT Bard College campus.
/news/bard-college-ends-partic...Text duplicate More > All News >>
/news/events/event/?eid=140836...Spring Recess
/news/events/event/?eid=143920...Rescheduled: Our Red Book
/news/events/event/?eid=143730...Beth Gill: Nail Biter All Events >>
/cdn-cgi/l/email-protection[email protected] window External IMG-ALT Follow Us on Twitter window External IMG-ALT Like us on Facebook window External IMG-ALT Follow Us on Instagram window External IMG-ALT You Tube Students Employees Subdomain Alumni/ae Subdomain Text duplicate Families
/employment/employment/Text duplicate Employment
/visiting/directions/Travel to Bard Search Subdomain Text duplicate Support Bard Info

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to ""
HTTP header
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is very slow (1.61 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 page loads 10 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 14 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (58 kB).

HTTP Response Header

dateSat, 25 Mar 2023 23:18:35 GMT
expiresThu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
cache-controlno-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0
set-cookie62 Characters
strict-transport-securitymax-age=2592000; includeSubDomains

External factors

(Nice to have)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 16,878 referring domains.
This page has 460,314 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 10,134 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 0 shares and comments on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.


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Disallow: /lib/
Disallow: /webtest/
Disallow: /graduate/mfa/gallery/faculty/
Disallow: /graduate/mfa/gallery/students/
Disallow: /mfa/gallery/faculty/
Disallow: /mfa/gallery/students/
Disallow: /academics/programs/arts/wordandimage/gallery/
Disallow: /wordandimage/gallery/
Disallow: /usno/
Disallow: /neworleans/
Disallow: /cep/blog/wp-content/?*
Disallow: /trustees/
Disallow: /admission/accepted/epostcards/
Disallow: /templates/

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Bard College
Bard College

Most important keywords

Following keywords were found. You can check the keyword optimization of this page for each keyword.

Bard College88%Check
Bard Conservatory64%Check
Bard Athletics64%Check
Bard offers64%Check
College Campus62%Check
Early College61%Check
College seeks60%Check
Private College58%Check

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