Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
2.24 s
File size
83.90 kB
Media files
Number of links
30 internal / 30 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
www.ca.gov | California State Portal
The length of the page title is perfect. (287 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
State of California
The meta description is too short. (107 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
There is a valid canonical link 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 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

AuthorState of California
DescriptionState of California
KeywordsCalifornia, government
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, user-scalable=0
generatorWordPress 5.3.2

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Page quality

(Critically important)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
Words from the H1 heading are not used in the page content.
There are only 315 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
17.1% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
4 paragraphs were found on this page.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 22 words is good.
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
Multiple viewport tags are given. There should only be one.
This website loads 16 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, minimum-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 6 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
Alt text (alternative text) is correctly used on all found images.
Social Networks
(Nice to have)
This website is optimized perfectly for social networks.
Additional markup
(Nice to have)
No additional page markup was found.
(Somewhat important)
No ads were found on this page.
(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
...oads/2018/11/ca.gov-portal-logo-bear.pngca.gov logo
...ng-Corpsmembers-slingng-bags-800x450.jpgPeople working with sand bags to create a flood barrier

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
California believes in the power of unlocking government data.
The H1 heading is perfect.
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 California believes in the power of unlocking government data.
H2 Fly Often? Find out more about applying for a REAL ID Driver License or ID card.
H2 California's Immigrant Guide
H2 California Cannabis Web Portal
H2 Disaster Resources
H2 Trending News
H2 Campaigns
H2 Alerts
H2 About
H2 Support
H3 Largest Economy in the World
H3 Million annual visitors
H3 Million civilians in Labor Force
H4 Million people as of July 2015
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 (30) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.ca.gov/Anchor Skip to Main Content
https://www.facebook.com/share...New window External Facebook
A-TITLE Share via Facebook
https://twitter.com/intent/twe...New window External Twitter
A-TITLE Share via Twitter
https://plus.google.com/share?...New window External Subdomain Google-plus
A-TITLE Share via Google-plus
https://www.ca.gov/agencysearch/State Agencies
https://www.ca.gov/contact/Contact Us
https://www.ca.gov/translate/New window Translate
https://www.ca.gov/IMG-ALT ca.gov logo
https://www.ca.gov/services/Getting Services
https://www.ca.gov/doingbusiness/Doing Business
https://www.ca.gov/agencysearch/Find State Agencies
https://www.ca.gov/services/Find State Services
https://www.ca.gov/contact/Common Questions
https://www.ca.gov/Anchor Explore
https://www.ca.gov/\servicesMore Services
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/...External Fly Often? Find out more about applying for a REAL ID Driver License or ID card.
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/...New window External Learn more about Real ID
http://immigrantguide.ca.gov/External California's Immigrant Guide
http://immigrantguide.ca.gov/New window External Visit California's Immigrant Guide
https://cannabis.ca.gov/External California Cannabis Web Portal
https://cannabis.ca.gov/New window External Visit California's Cannabis Website
https://response.ca.gov/New window External response.ca.gov
http://wildfirerecovery.org/New window External wildfirerecovery.org
https://www.disasterassistance...New window External disasterassistance.gov
https://data.ca.gov/New window External Visit Open Data Portal
https://twitter.com/California...External A Twitter list by CA.gov
https://twitter.com/California...External Text duplicate A Twitter list by CA.gov
https://twitter.com/California...External Text duplicate A Twitter list by CA.gov
https://twitter.com/CAgovernor...New window External View More Stories
https://registertovote.ca.gov/New window External Register to Vote
https://saveourwater.com/New window External Save Our Water
https://www.caiso.com/informed...New window External Flex Alert
https://www.chp.ca.gov/News-Al...New window External Amber Alert
http://calalerts.org/New window External Cal Alerts
http://myhazards.caloes.ca.gov/New window External Subdomain My Hazards
https://www.gov.ca.gov/New window External Governor
https://www.ltg.ca.gov/New window External Lt. Governor
https://data.ca.gov/New window External California Data
https://www.ca.gov/agencysearch/New window State Directory
/website-feedback/Feedback Survey
https://www.ca.gov/help/Technical Issues
https://www.ca.gov/Anchor Back to Top
https://www.ca.gov/use/Conditions of Use
/privacy-policy/Privacy Policy
https://www.ca.gov/contact/Text duplicate Contact Us
/website-feedback/Website Feedback
https://www.flickr.com/groups/...New window External flickr
https://www.pinterest.com/cago...New window External pinterest
https://www.youtube.com/user/c...New window External youtube
http://caweb.cdt.ca.gov/New window External CAWeb Publishing Service
/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SI...New window Website Accessibility Certification

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.ca.gov/"
HTTP header
The X-powered header is sent within the response header. (unnecessary)
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is very slow (2.24 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 14 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 16 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (84 kB).

HTTP Response Header

cache-controlno-store, no-cache, must-revalidate
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
dateTue, 18 Feb 2020 21:53:17 GMT
expiresThu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
link<https://www.ca.gov/wp-json/>; rel="https://api.w.org/"
link<https://www.ca.gov/>; rel=shortlink

External factors

(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Government. This classification is fine.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 235,672 referring domains.
This website has 159,608,677 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 120,991 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.


User-agent: *
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Allow: /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments

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

Search preview

www.ca.gov | California State Portal
State of California

Most important keywords

Seobility found the following keywords. You can check the keyword optimization of this page for each keyword.

California State63%Check
California State Portal56%Check
Visit California51%Check

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