Colorado.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
85% 
Page structure
31% 
Link structure
87% 
Server
0% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
1.29 s
File size
72.60 kB
Words
505
Media files
8
Number of links
82 internal / 11 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Home | University of Colorado Boulder
The length of the page title is perfect. (344 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The University of Colorado Boulder is a bold, innovative community of scholars and learners who accelerate human potential to solve the humanitarian, social and technological challenges of our time. Come to CU Boulder and discover what you can be.
The meta description is too long: 1551 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.colorado.edu/
There is a valid canonical link specified.
Language
(Somewhat important)
Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en
Server location: Canada
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
google-site-verificationP2vHE2cX2nmkMsxyuqH2uMO0M0gf7GYA4gNTA8y3xdc
sitemaster-verification-code49ad9d5423f3fcc69626dcbfb7bddb48
descriptionThe University of Colorado Boulder is a bold, innovative community of scholars and learners who accelerate human potential to solve the humanitarian, social and technological challenges of our time. Come to CU Boulder and discover what you can be.
generatorDrupal 7 (https://www.drupal.org)
MobileOptimizedwidth
HandheldFriendlytrue
viewportwidth=device-width
langen
twitter:cardsummary_large_image
twitter:urlhttps://www.colorado.edu/
twitter:titleUniversity of Colorado Boulder
twitter:descriptionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
og:imagehttps://www.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/page/cu-boulder-share-photo.jpg?itok=DYkScila
og:image:width750
og:image:height750
og:image:typeimage/jpeg
og:site_nameUniversity of Colorado Boulder
og:typewebsite
og:urlhttps://www.colorado.edu/
og:titleUniversity of Colorado Boulder
og:descriptionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Content-Typetext/html; charset=utf-8
X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
cleartypeon

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 505 words. That's ok.
27.7% of the text are stop words.
Keywords used in the page title are also used in the page content. That's good!
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
7 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 20 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 14 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width" is provided.
At least one Apple touch icon is specified.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
Some tags are too long. With 84 characters this one is longer than 70 characters:
"know your enrollment window. this info is available starting march 2 on buff portal."
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
Alt text (alternative text) is correctly used on all found images.
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
...cb/images/cu-boulder-logo-text-white.svgUniversity of Colorado Boulder
...iktok-g57db81eb1_1920.jpeg?itok=4_ZTZM-bSmart phone with TikTok logo on the screen
.../michelle_lopez_soe8ga.jpg?itok=__n5wPUTMichelle Lopez
...il/2018_aerials157ga_2.jpg?itok=etcYC4SV2018 Aerials over CU Boulder and surrounding Boulder area. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)
...lic/callout/unknown-1.jpeg?itok=z_bH31IBKedrick Armstrong composing
.../callout/travis_weis_0.jpg?itok=kwGmKpZoTravis Weis
...11.22_snow_mechanics-2.jpg?itok=ecbIaYI_Engineering students working with snow
...ult/files/block/be-boulder-whitex320.pngBe Boulder.

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Home
The H1 heading contains the words Home! Use important keywords instead.
The H1 heading consists of only one word. There should be more information given.
The H1 heading is too short (4 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 27 headings on the page. The amount of headings should be in a more proper relation to the amount of text.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Home
H2 Search
H2 Main menu
H2 Secondary Menu
H2 Search Duplicate text
H2 Mobile menu
H2 March 22: One Year Later, Traumatic Event Resources and Support Available
H2 Campus Highlights
H2 Registration Tips & Guides
H2 Registration Guide
H2 Tips For Holds
H2 Enrollment Window
H2 Campus Events
H2 Student Stories
H2 CU music Buffs among ‘composers and performers to watch’
H2 Architecture student creates clothing company to spread positive message
H2 Engineering students study the mechanics of snow
H2 Get Help
H2 Getting Around
H2 Information for
H2 Initiatives
H2 University of Colorado Boulder
H3 Other ways to search:
H3 Other ways to search: Duplicate text
H3 Millions are turning to TikTok for the latest on Ukraine, but can the platform be trusted?
H3 Bilingual educator dreaming big for her school and community
H3 Campus distributes more $44 million of student pandemic relief
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The number of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
All internal links are not using dynamic parameters.
There are 11 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.colorado.edu/Anchor Skip to Content
http://www.colorado.edu/IMG-ALT University of Colorado Boulder
https://www.colorado.edu/searchSearch
https://calendar.colorado.edu/External Subdomain Events Calendar
https://www.colorado.edu/mapCampus Map
https://www.colorado.edu/Home
https://www.colorado.edu/aboutAbout
/academicsAcademics
/admissionsAdmissions
https://www.colorado.edu/researchResearch
https://www.colorado.edu/visitVisit
https://www.colorado.edu/covid-19COVID-19 Updates
https://www.colorado.edu/studentsStudents
/faculty-0Faculty
https://www.colorado.edu/staffStaff
/orientation/familiesFamilies
http://www.colorado.edu/alumniAlumni
https://calendar.colorado.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Events Calendar
https://www.colorado.edu/mapText duplicate Campus Map
https://www.colorado.edu/Text duplicate Home
https://www.colorado.edu/aboutText duplicate About
/academicsText duplicate Academics
/admissionsText duplicate Admissions
https://www.colorado.edu/researchText duplicate Research
https://www.colorado.edu/visitText duplicate Visit
https://www.colorado.edu/covid-19Text duplicate COVID-19 Updates
https://www.colorado.edu/studentsText duplicate Students
/faculty-0Text duplicate Faculty
https://www.colorado.edu/staffText duplicate Staff
/orientation/familiesText duplicate Families
http://www.colorado.edu/alumniText duplicate Alumni
/today/node/43385/Learn More About Resources
/2022/03/22/millions-are-turni...IMG-ALT Smart phone with TikTok logo on the screen
/2022/03/22/millions-are-turni...Millions are turning to TikTok for the latest on Ukraine, but can the platform be trusted?
/2022/03/22/bilingual-educator...IMG-ALT Michelle Lopez
/2022/03/22/bilingual-educator...Bilingual educator dreaming big for her school and community
/2022/03/22/campus-distributes...IMG-ALT 2018 Aerials over CU Boulder and surrounding Boulder area. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)
/2022/03/22/campus-distributes...Campus distributes more $44 million of student pandemic relief
http://www.colorado.edu/todayMore News Stories on CU Boulder Today
/registration/prepareAnchor Prepare
/registration/prepareAnchor Plan
/registration/prepareAnchor Enroll
/registration/prepareAnchor Review
/registration/holdsAnchor Understanding the types of holds
/registration/holdsAnchor How to resolve holds
/registration/holdsAnchor Tips for resolving holds
/registrationRegistration Tips & How-to
/music/2022/03/02/two-cu-music...IMG-ALT Kedrick Armstrong composing
/music/2022/03/02/two-cu-music...CU music Buffs among ‘composers and performers to watch’
/envd/2022/01/28/architecture-...IMG-ALT Travis Weis
/envd/2022/01/28/architecture-...Architecture student creates clothing company to spread positive message
https://releasethemindapparel....External Release The Mind
/today/node/48311/IMG-ALT Engineering students working with snow
/today/node/48311/Engineering students study the mechanics of snow
/admissionsApply for Admission
https://www.colorado.edu/visitVisit Campus
/advancementSupport CU Boulder
/get-help/safety-health-quick-...Safety & Health Services
http://www.colorado.edu/todayCampus Communications
http://alerts.colorado.edu/External Subdomain Emergency Alert System
/orientationNew Student & Family Programs
http://www.colorado.edu/map/Text duplicate Campus Map
http://www.colorado.edu/eventsCampus Events
http://www.colorado.edu/pts/Parking & Transportation
http://www.colorado.edu/visitVisit Information
/facultystaffFaculty & Staff
http://www.colorado.edu/parentsText duplicate Families
/today/mediaJournalists
http://www.colorado.edu/industry/Business & Industry Collaborations
http://www.colorado.edu/odece/Diversity & Community Engagement
/free-expressionFree Speech
/entrepreneurshipInnovation & Entrepreneurship
/internationalInternational Students
http://outreach.colorado.edu/External Subdomain Public & Outreach Programs
/sustainabilitySustainability
http://www.facebook.com/cuboulderExternal Facebook
A-TITLE Facebook
http://www.twitter.com/cuboulderExternal Twitter
A-TITLE Twitter
https://www.youtube.com/cuboulderExternal YouTube
A-TITLE YouTube
https://www.linkedin.com/schoo...External LinkedIn
A-TITLE LinkedIn
http://instagram.com/cuboulderExternal Instagram
A-TITLE Instagram
http://pinterest.com/cuboulder/External Pinterest
A-TITLE Pinterest
https://www.colorado.edu/Text duplicate University of Colorado Boulder
/contact-usContact Us
/policies/privacy-statementPrivacy
/about/legal-trademarksLegal & Trademarks
/accessibilityAccessibility
/about/your-right-knowStudent Consumer Information
https://www.colorado.edu/policiesPolicies
https://www.colorado.edu/jobsCU Boulder Jobs
/node/5273/attachmentClery Act Annual Security & Fire safety report
/police/cleryrequest a paper copy
https://www.colorado.edu/police/Police Department
https://www.colorado.edu/Anchor Return to the top of the page
A-TITLE Back to Top

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.colorado.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is slow (1.29 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 8 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 (73 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateWed, 23 Mar 2022 06:49:59 GMT
serverApache/2.4.6 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) OpenSSL/1.0.2k-fips
content-languageen
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
permissions-policyinterest-cohort=()
link<https://www.colorado.edu/>; rel="canonical",<https://www.colorado.edu/>; rel="shortlink"
cache-controlpublic, max-age=21600
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
varyCookie
strict-transport-securitymax-age=15768000
etag"1648015969-0"
last-modifiedWed, 23 Mar 2022 06:12:49 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
age11438
via1.1 varnish-v4
x-cache-hittrue
x-cache-hits1645
accept-rangesbytes
content-length74379
connectionclose
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(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 81,129 referring domains.
This page has 13,890,151 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 52,943 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 0 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

#
# robots.txt
#
# This file is to prevent the crawling and indexing of certain parts
# of your site by web crawlers and spiders run by sites like Yahoo!
# and Google. By telling these "robots" where not to go on your site,
# you save bandwidth and server resources.
#
# This file will be ignored unless it is at the root of your host:
# Used:    http://example.com/robots.txt
# Ignored: http://example.com/site/robots.txt
#
# For more information about the robots.txt standard, see:
# http://www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html

User-agent: *
Crawl-delay: 10
# CSS, JS, Images
Allow: /misc/*.css$
Allow: /misc/*.css?
Allow: /misc/*.js$
Allow: /misc/*.js?
Allow: /misc/*.gif
Allow: /misc/*.jpg
Allow: /misc/*.jpeg
Allow: /misc/*.png
Allow: /modules/*.css$
Allow: /modules/*.css?
Allow: /modules/*.js$
Allow: /modules/*.js?
Allow: /modules/*.gif
Allow: /modules/*.jpg
Allow: /modules/*.jpeg
Allow: /modules/*.png
Allow: /profiles/*.css$
Allow: /profiles/*.css?
Allow: /profiles/*.js$
Allow: /profiles/*.js?
Allow: /profiles/*.gif
Allow: /profiles/*.jpg
Allow: /profiles/*.jpeg
Allow: /profiles/*.png
Allow: /themes/*.css$
Allow: /themes/*.css?
Allow: /themes/*.js$
Allow: /themes/*.js?
Allow: /themes/*.gif
Allow: /themes/*.jpg
Allow: /themes/*.jpeg
Allow: /themes/*.png
# Directories
Disallow: /includes/
Disallow: /misc/
Disallow: /modules/
Disallow: /profiles/
Disallow: /scripts/
Disallow: /themes/
# Files
Disallow: /CHANGELOG.txt
Disallow: /cron.php
Disallow: /INSTALL.mysql.txt
Disallow: /INSTALL.pgsql.txt
Disallow: /INSTALL.sqlite.txt
Disallow: /install.php
Disallow: /INSTALL.txt
Disallow: /LICENSE.txt
Disallow: /MAINTAINERS.txt
Disallow: /update.php
Disallow: /UPGRADE.txt
Disallow: /xmlrpc.php
# Paths (clean URLs)
Disallow: /admin/
Disallow: /comment/reply/
Disallow: /filter/tips/
Disallow: /node/add/
Disallow: /search/
Disallow: /user/register/
Disallow: /user/password/
Disallow: /user/login/
Disallow: /user/logout/
# Paths (no clean URLs)
Disallow: /?q=admin/
Disallow: /?q=comment/reply/
Disallow: /?q=filter/tips/
Disallow: /?q=node/add/
Disallow: /?q=search/
Disallow: /?q=user/password/
Disallow: /?q=user/register/
Disallow: /?q=user/login/
Disallow: /?q=user/logout/

# CUSTOM
Disallow: /catalog/catalog10-11/
Disallow: /law/admissions/admitted/
Disallow: /law/admissions/protected/
Disallow: /UCB/Administration/police/blotter
Disallow: /UCB/Administration/police/stats
Disallow: /police/blotter
Disallow: /police/stats
Disallow: /gsearch
Disallow: /?=gsearch
Disallow: /cgi-bin/finger
Disallow: /physics/phet/dev
# INC0331010 - 2017-03-02
Disallow: /physics/phet/dev/*

# FIT-1785 - 06/06/2016
Disallow: /*?quicktabs_*
Disallow: /*&quicktabs_*
Disallow: /*?qt-*
Disallow: /*&qt-*

# EXP-3960 - 06/15/2016
Disallow: /connect/offer*

# feature/1
Disallow: /today/find-a-story*

# EXPRESS
Disallow: /p1*
Disallow: /demos/*

Search preview

www.colorado.edu
Home | University of Colorado Boulder
The University of Colorado Boulder is a bold, innovative community of scholars and learners who accelerate human potential to solve the humanitarian, social and technological challenges of our time. Come to CU Boulder and discover what you can be.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Colorado74%Check
Colorado Boulder71%Check
Boulder65%Check
CU Boulder62%Check
University60%Check
community50%Check
Registration47%Check
potential46%Check
social46%Check
Registration Tips45%Check

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