Brandeis.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
97% 
Page quality
86% 
Page structure
95% 
Link structure
25% 
Server
18% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
1.44 s
File size
181.70 kB
Words
1228
Media files
18
Number of links
237 internal / 22 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Brandeis University
The page title is too short. (176 pixels of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Brandeis University is a private research university with a liberal arts focus in Waltham/Boston, Massachusetts.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (686 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)
No favicon is linked in the HTML code.

Meta tags

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 1228 words. That's ok.
21.7% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
10 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 12.56 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website loads 6 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width,initial-scale=1,minimum-scale=1" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 25 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
2 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.
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
/learning/images/academics-mega.jpgBrandeis student smiling
/attending/images/admissions-mega.jpgBrandeis students walking around campus
/_files/images/research-mega-menu.jpgfemale Brandeis student looking looking a microscope in a lab
...mpus/images/student-life-mega-lovett.jpgSmiling brandeis students covered in paint during the Indian celebration of Holi
/arts/images/arts-mega-menu.jpgArt student drawing
/_files/images/about-vertical.jpgTwo Brandeis Students
/images/r-matthews.jpgR Remi Matthews
/images/rose-interns.jpgEmma Peters and Hannah Kressel
/images/dannie-brice.jpgDannie Brice
...images/light.of.reason.framework.620.jpgThe Light of Reason sculpture
/now/2020/february/images/cosbytv620.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...ugee-camps/slaveas-follers-house-620.jpgNo alt attribute provided
.../february/images/chocolate.heart.box.jpgchocolates in a heart-shaped box
/images/beautiful-place-brandeis-5378.jpgA view of fellows garden with a woman riding on a bike and two people walking
/images/video-stills/campus-video-still.jpgA statue in front of the Brandeis Libraries
/images/eleanor-roosevelt.jpgEleanor Roosevelt
/images/anita-hill.jpgAnita Hill. Photo by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times/Redux
Video URLWidthHeight
/images/campus-shots.mp4

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Brandeis University
The H1 heading is too short (19 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Brandeis University
H2 Latest Stories
H2 Upcoming Events
H2 A Beautiful Place to Learn
H2 Explore Brandeis
H2 Brandeis University Duplicate text
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
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.
2 links don't have an anchor text.
The amount of internal links is ok.
There are 22 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.brandeis.edu/Anchor Skip to content
/audience/index.htmlStudents
/audience/fac-staff.htmlFaculty & Staff
http://alumni.brandeis.edu/External Subdomain Alumni & Friends
https://www.brandeis.edu/parents/Parents & Families
http://giving.brandeis.edu/New window External Subdomain Giving
/information/News/Media
https://www.brandeis.edu/events/Campus Calendar
/search/sitemap.htmlSites A-Z
/directory/searchPeople Directory
https://www.brandeis.edu/sage/Sage
https://moodle2.brandeis.edu/External Subdomain Latte
/publicsafety/safety/escort/sc...Shuttle Schedules
/humanresources/jobs/Employment
/support/index.htmlSupport at Brandeis
/index.htmlNo Text
/index.htmlNo Text
/learning/index.htmlAcademics
/learning/index.htmlText duplicate Academics
/learning/programs.htmlDegree Programs
/learning/programs.html?majorsMajors and Minors
/arts-sciences/core/index.htmlThe Brandeis Core
/arts-sciencesSchool of Arts and Sciences
https://www.brandeis.edu/global/Brandeis International Business School
https://www.brandeis.edu/gsas/Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
http://heller.brandeis.edu/External Subdomain Heller School for Social Policy and Management
https://www.brandeis.edu/rabbRabb School of Continuing Studies
https://www.brandeis.edu/gpsRabb School: Graduate Professional Studies
https://www.brandeis.edu/summerSummer School
https://www.brandeis.edu/jbsJustice Brandeis Semester
/precollegePrecollege Programs
/facultyguideFaculty Guide
https://www.brandeis.edu/itsInformation Technology Services
https://www.brandeis.edu/libraryBrandeis Library
/registrar/calendar/index.htmlAcademic Calendar
/attending/index.htmlAdmissions & Aid
/attending/index.htmlText duplicate Admissions & Aid
/admissionsUndergraduate Admissions
https://www.brandeis.edu/global/Text duplicate Brandeis International Business School
https://www.brandeis.edu/gsas/Text duplicate Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
http://heller.brandeis.edu/adm...External Subdomain Text duplicate Heller School for Social Policy and Management
/gps/future-students/Get-start...Text duplicate Rabb School: Graduate Professional Studies
/online-programs/Online Programs
https://www.brandeis.edu/summer/Text duplicate Summer School
/precollegeText duplicate Precollege Programs
https://www.brandeis.edu/sfs/Financial Aid
/our-research/index.htmlResearch
/our-research/index.htmlText duplicate Research
/research/Research that Matters
/research/resources/Resources for Researchers
/research/researchers-in-the-n...Brandeis Researchers in the News
/research/provost-awards/index...Provost Research Grants
/research/awards/index.htmlRecent Awards
/research/faculty.htmlFaculty Research
/research/students.htmlStudent Research
/research/centers.htmlCenters and Institutes
/research/administration/index...Office of the Vice Provost for Research
https://www.brandeis.edu/provostOffice of the Provost
http://www.brandeisjudges.com/...External Athletics
/oncampus/index.htmlStudent Life
/oncampus/index.htmlText duplicate Student Life
https://www.brandeis.edu/dcl/Housing/Community Living
https://www.brandeis.edu/diningDining
https://www.brandeis.edu/eventsText duplicate Campus Calendar
/studentlife/activities/Student Activities
https://www.brandeis.edu/clubs/Clubs and Organizations
/studentlife/communityservice/Community Service
/studentlife/deansoffice/Dean of Students Office
http://www.brandeisjudges.com/External Text duplicate Athletics
/orientationOrientation
https://www.brandeis.edu/hiattHiatt Career Center
/spiritual-life/Spiritual Life
/diversity/Diversity
/gradstudent/Graduate Student Affairs
/arts/index.htmlArts
/arts/index.htmlText duplicate Arts
/events/arts.htmlArts@Brandeis Calendar
/creative-arts/Division of Creative Arts
https://www.brandeis.edu/rose/Rose Art Museum
/arts/festival/Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts
/departments/theater/productions/Theater Arts Productions
/arts/concerts/Brandeis Concert Series
/arts/sculpture.htmlPublic Sculpture at Brandeis
/wsrc/arts/Women's Studies Research Center
/creative-arts-award/Creative Arts Award
https://www.brandeis.edu/tickets/Brandeis Tickets
/about/index.htmlAbout
/about/index.htmlText duplicate About
/about/history.htmlOur Story
/about/jewish-roots.htmlOur Jewish Roots
/frameworkA Framework for Our Future
/about/mission.htmlMission and Diversity Statements
/about/facts/index.htmlFast Facts
/about/visiting/index.htmlVisiting
/about/faculty.htmlDistinguished Faculty
/about/nobel.htmlNobel Prize 2017
/about/alumni.htmlNotable Alumni
/about/administration/index.htmlAdministration
/humanresources/jobs/index.htmlWorking at Brandeis
/commencementCommencement
/officesdir/indexOffices Directory
/learning/index.htmlText duplicate Academics
/learning/index.htmlText duplicate Academics
/learning/programs.htmlText duplicate Degree Programs
/learning/programs.html?majorsText duplicate Majors and Minors
/arts-sciences/core/index.htmlText duplicate The Brandeis Core
/arts-sciencesText duplicate School of Arts and Sciences
https://www.brandeis.edu/global/Text duplicate Brandeis International Business School
https://www.brandeis.edu/gsas/Text duplicate Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
http://heller.brandeis.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Heller School for Social Policy and Management
https://www.brandeis.edu/rabbText duplicate Rabb School of Continuing Studies
https://www.brandeis.edu/gpsText duplicate Rabb School: Graduate Professional Studies
https://www.brandeis.edu/summerText duplicate Summer School
https://www.brandeis.edu/jbsText duplicate Justice Brandeis Semester
/precollegeText duplicate Precollege Programs
/facultyguideText duplicate Faculty Guide
https://www.brandeis.edu/itsText duplicate Information Technology Services
https://www.brandeis.edu/libraryText duplicate Brandeis Library
/registrar/calendar/index.htmlText duplicate Academic Calendar
/attending/index.htmlText duplicate Admissions & Aid
/attending/index.htmlText duplicate Admissions & Aid
/admissionsText duplicate Undergraduate Admissions
https://www.brandeis.edu/global/Text duplicate Brandeis International Business School
https://www.brandeis.edu/gsas/Text duplicate Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
http://heller.brandeis.edu/adm...External Subdomain Text duplicate Heller School for Social Policy and Management
/gps/future-students/Get-start...Text duplicate Rabb School: Graduate Professional Studies
/online-programs/Text duplicate Online Programs
https://www.brandeis.edu/summer/Text duplicate Summer School
/precollegeText duplicate Precollege Programs
https://www.brandeis.edu/sfs/Text duplicate Financial Aid
/our-research/index.htmlText duplicate Research
/our-research/index.htmlText duplicate Research
/research/Text duplicate Research that Matters
/research/resources/Text duplicate Resources for Researchers
/research/researchers-in-the-n...Text duplicate Brandeis Researchers in the News
/research/provost-awards/index...Text duplicate Provost Research Grants
/research/awards/index.htmlText duplicate Recent Awards
/research/faculty.htmlText duplicate Faculty Research
/research/students.htmlText duplicate Student Research
/research/centers.htmlText duplicate Centers and Institutes
/research/administration/index...Text duplicate Office of the Vice Provost for Research
https://www.brandeis.edu/provostText duplicate Office of the Provost
http://www.brandeisjudges.com/...External Text duplicate Athletics
/oncampus/index.htmlText duplicate Student Life
/oncampus/index.htmlText duplicate Student Life
https://www.brandeis.edu/dcl/Text duplicate Housing/Community Living
https://www.brandeis.edu/diningText duplicate Dining
https://www.brandeis.edu/eventsText duplicate Campus Calendar
/studentlife/activities/Text duplicate Student Activities
https://www.brandeis.edu/clubs/Text duplicate Clubs and Organizations
/studentlife/communityservice/Text duplicate Community Service
/studentlife/deansoffice/Text duplicate Dean of Students Office
http://www.brandeisjudges.com/External Text duplicate Athletics
/orientationText duplicate Orientation
https://www.brandeis.edu/hiattText duplicate Hiatt Career Center
/spiritual-life/Text duplicate Spiritual Life
/diversity/Text duplicate Diversity
/gradstudent/Text duplicate Graduate Student Affairs
/arts/index.htmlText duplicate Arts
/arts/index.htmlText duplicate Arts
/events/arts.htmlText duplicate Arts@Brandeis Calendar
/creative-arts/Text duplicate Division of Creative Arts
https://www.brandeis.edu/rose/Text duplicate Rose Art Museum
/arts/festival/Text duplicate Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts
/departments/theater/productions/Text duplicate Theater Arts Productions
/arts/concerts/Text duplicate Brandeis Concert Series
/arts/sculpture.htmlText duplicate Public Sculpture at Brandeis
/wsrc/arts/Text duplicate Women's Studies Research Center
/creative-arts-award/Text duplicate Creative Arts Award
https://www.brandeis.edu/tickets/Text duplicate Brandeis Tickets
/about/index.htmlText duplicate About
/about/index.htmlText duplicate About
/about/history.htmlText duplicate Our Story
/about/jewish-roots.htmlText duplicate Our Jewish Roots
/frameworkText duplicate A Framework for Our Future
/about/mission.htmlText duplicate Mission and Diversity Statements
/about/facts/index.htmlText duplicate Fast Facts
/about/facts/index.htmlOverview
/about/facts/schools.htmlSchools and Enrollment
/about/facts/faculty.htmlFaculty
/about/facts/alumni.htmlAlumni
/about/facts/officers.htmlOfficers of the University
/about/facts/residence.htmlResidence Halls
/about/facts/rankings.htmlRankings
/about/facts/athletics.htmlText duplicate Athletics
/about/visiting/index.htmlText duplicate Visiting
/about/visiting/index.htmlVisiting Brandeis
/about/visiting/directions.htmlDirections
/about/visiting/stay.htmlPlaces to Stay
/about/visiting/eat.htmlPlaces to Eat
/about/faculty.htmlText duplicate Distinguished Faculty
/about/nobel.htmlText duplicate Nobel Prize 2017
/about/alumni.htmlText duplicate Notable Alumni
/about/administration/index.htmlText duplicate Administration
/president/Office of the President
https://www.brandeis.edu/provost/Text duplicate Office of the Provost
/evp-finance-administration/in...Office of the Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration
/about/administration/leadersh...Leadership
https://www.brandeis.edu/trusteesBoard of Trustees
/humanresources/jobs/index.htmlText duplicate Working at Brandeis
/commencementText duplicate Commencement
/officesdir/indexText duplicate Offices Directory
/audience/index.htmlText duplicate Students
/audience/fac-staff.htmlText duplicate Faculty & Staff
http://alumni.brandeis.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Alumni & Friends
https://www.brandeis.edu/parents/Text duplicate Parents & Families
/information/Text duplicate News/Media
https://www.brandeis.edu/events/Text duplicate Campus Calendar
/search/sitemap.htmlText duplicate Sites A-Z
/directory/searchText duplicate People Directory
https://www.brandeis.edu/sage/Text duplicate Sage
https://moodle2.brandeis.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Latte
/publicsafety/safety/escort/sc...Text duplicate Shuttle Schedules
/humanresources/jobs/Text duplicate Employment
/support/index.htmlText duplicate Support at Brandeis
https://alumni.brandeis.edu/ne...External Subdomain Black Alumni Leaders Reflect on 'Repairing the World' In celebration of Black History Month, R Remi Matthews '19 is one of six inspiring alumni who share how...
/now/2020/february/rose-curato...Working at a World Class Art Museum, Right on Campus Emma Peters '20 and Hannah Kressel '20 have front-row seats to see how exhibitions come together. Read m...
/now/2020/february/dannie-bric...Shifting the Conversation on Caribbean History While taking professor Faith Smith's course Literature of the Caribbean in the spring of 2019, Dannie Brice '2...
/learning/programs.html?ctaExplore Programs
/about/visiting/index.html?ctaVisit
/attending/index.html?ctaApply
/now/2020/february/framework-t...Framework for the Future approved by Board of Trustees
IMG-ALT The Light of Reason sculpture
/now/2020/february/derrick-ada...Reimagining Blackness
/now/2020/february/civil-war-r...Between bondage and freedom: life in Civil War refugee camps
/now/2020/february/valentines-...Is chocolate a catalyst for romance? It's complicated.
IMG-ALT chocolates in a heart-shaped box
https://www.brandeis.edu/nowRead More on BrandeisNOW
/events/featured.html?trumbaEm...Community Discussions on Climate Change
/events/featured.html?trumbaEm...Inaugural Social Sciences Division Lecture: "My Interdisciplinary Journey into American Political History"
/events/featured.html?trumbaEm...Bulletproofing American History: Race, Remembrance and Emmett Till
/events/featured.html?trumbaEm...Designing Species: The Brandeis Philosophy Department's 9th Annual Spring Conference
https://www.brandeis.edu/events/Find More Events
/admissions/visit/index.html?f...Visit Our Campus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...External IMG-ALT A statue in front of the Brandeis Libraries
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...External Watch the video
/magazine/2018/summer/featured...Read more about Brandeis Innovators
https://www.brandeis.edu/Anchor Skip Social Media Feed
/support/index.html?footerText duplicate Support at Brandeis
/events/index.html?footerText duplicate Campus Calendar
/frameworkThe Framework for the Future
https://www.brandeis.edu/magazineBrandeis Magazine
http://giving.brandeis.edu/External Subdomain Make a Gift
/admissions/apply/index.htmlUndergraduate
/gsas/admissions/apply/index.htmlText duplicate Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
http://heller.brandeis.edu/adm...External Subdomain Text duplicate Heller School for Social Policy and Management
/global/admissions/index.htmlText duplicate Brandeis International Business School
/gps/future-students/Get-start...Text duplicate Rabb School: Graduate Professional Studies
/online-programs/Text duplicate Online Programs
/about/contact.htmlContact Us
/about/visiting/directions.htmlMaps and Directions
/admissions/visit/Register for a Campus Visit
https://twitter.com/BrandeisUExternal No Text
https://www.facebook.com/brand...External No Text
https://www.instagram.com/bran...External No Text
https://www.youtube.com/brandeisExternal No Text
/index.htmlBrandeis University
/about/copyright.html©2020
/about/privacy.htmlPrivacy
/about/accessibility-statement...Accessibility Statement
/emergency/Emergency Services

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.brandeis.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is slow (1.44 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 6 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 6 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (182 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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dateThu, 20 Feb 2020 05:51:32 GMT
serverApache
accept-rangesbytes
transfer-encodingchunked
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
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 23,626 referring domains.
This website has 4,277,994 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 18,390 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: *
Disallow: /noshoes.html
Disallow: /home-zeta/index-newflash.html
Disallow: /addresses
Disallow: /webservices/temp/
Disallow: /webservices/archive/
Disallow: /search/
Disallow: /registrar/schedule/search.php
Disallow: /registrar/schedule/pre-schedule.php
Disallow: /registrar/schedule/cur-schedule.php
Disallow: /registrar/schedule/future-schedule.php
Disallow: /registrar/schedule/stats.php
Disallow: /directory/

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
3,110

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

Search preview

Brandeis University
https://www.brandeis.edu/
Brandeis University is a private research university with a liberal arts focus in Waltham/Boston, Massachusetts.

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