Guelph.ca - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
100% 
Page quality
78% 
Page structure
96% 
Link structure
25% 
Server
46% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.73 s
File size
169.80 kB
Words
1057
Media files
6
Number of links
215 internal / 22 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
City of Guelph - City of Guelph
There are word repetitions in the page title.
The length of the page title is perfect. (277 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
Meta description
(Critically important)
The city of Guelph is a vibrant community of over 120,000 people situated in the heart of southern Ontario, just 100 km west of Toronto, Ontario Canada.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (937 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://guelph.ca/
There is a valid canonical link specified.
Language
(Somewhat important)
Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en-ca
Server location: United States of America
The following language is defined by HTML: en-ca
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

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 1057 words. That's ok.
17.8% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
3 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 12.5 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 27 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)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 21 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.
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
/wp-content/uploads/cog_logo.pngguelph.ca homepage
...uploads/OWUP_level-yellow-header_web.jpgThe current level is yellow - reduce use
...ontent/uploads/parkingLot_carBumpers.jpgCar front bumper
...uploads/sudden-garden-e1595857161183.jpgstatue of grazing deer
/wp-content/uploads/911_ambulance_fire.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...ploads/marketsquare-boy-splashing2-1.jpgChild splashing at market square

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
City of Guelph
The H1 heading is too short (14 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 City of Guelph
H2 Outdoor water restrictions
H2 Seasonal information
H2 City Hall
H2 Parking, roads and transit
H2 Arts and culture
H2 Community engagement
H2 Guelph community
H2 Business
H2 Emergency Services
H2 Environment
H2 Upcoming events
H2 Popular pages
H2 Recreation
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 22 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://guelph.ca/IMG-ALT guelph.ca homepage
A-TITLE City of Guelph
https://guelph.ca/living/Living
/living/about-guelph/About Guelph
/living/accessibility/Accessibility
/living/construction-projects/Construction projects
/living/life-events/marriage-l...Getting married
/living/getting-around/mapping/Maps
/living/arts-and-culture/marke...Market Square
/living/getting-around/drive/p...Parking
/living/provincial-offences-co...Provincial Offences Court
/living/recreation/recreation-...Recreational swim schedules
/living/seasonal-information/Seasonal information
/living/getting-around/bus/sch...Transit schedules
/living/volunteer-opportunities/Volunteer opportunities
/living/garbage-and-recycling/...Waste collection
/living/arts-and-culture/Arts and culture
/living/discover-downtown/Discover downtown
https://guelphmuseums.ca/External Guelph Museums
https://www.guelphpl.ca/External Guelph Library
/city-hall/planning-and-develo...Heritage conservation
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=6218Public art
http://riverrun.ca/External River Run Centre
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=6211Special projects
/living/arts-and-culture/touri...Guelph Tourism Services
/living/house-and-home/House and home
/living/house-and-home/call-be...Call before you dig
/living/house-and-home/lawn-an...Lawn and garden
/living/neighbourhood-groups/Neighbourhood groups
/city-hall/building-permits-in...Permits and inspections
/living/pets-and-animals/Pets and wildlife
/city-hall/planning-and-develo...Rental housing
/living/environment/water/reba...Water and sewer rebates
/living/getting-around/Getting around
/living/getting-around/cycling...Cycling and walking
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=4986Driving
/living/getting-around/bus/Guelph Transit
/living/getting-around/drive/p...Text duplicate Parking
/living/getting-around/mapping/Text duplicate Maps
/living/environment/Environment
/living/environment/energy/Energy
/city-hall/planning-and-develo...Environmental Planning
/living/environment/garbage-an...Garbage and recycling
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=5545Trees
/living/environment/water/Water
/living/health-and-safety/Health and safety
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=4068Ambulance
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=4070Emergency preparedness
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=4069Fire Services
https://www.guelphpolice.ca/External Police Services
/living/provincial-offences-co...Text duplicate Provincial Offences Court
/living/recreation/Parks and recreation
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=9912Facilities
/living/recreation/facilities/...Facility rentals
/living/recreation/special-eve...Organizing special events
http://thesleemancentre.com/External Sleeman Centre
/living/recreation/parks/Parks and trails
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=7155Programs and activities
https://guelph.ca/businessBusiness
/business/economic-development...Available employment land
/business/bids-and-tendersBids and tenders
/business/connect-guelph-busin...Business directory
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=4046Downtown business
/business/economic-development...Quick sheet
/business/economic-development...Economic Development
/business/economic-development...e-newsletter
http://growguelph.ca/External Grow Guelph
/business/economic-development...Guelph Junction Railway
/city-hall/planning-and-develo...How to develop a property
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=4247Small business assistance
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=6771Licences and permits
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=7060BizPal
/business/licences-and-permits...Building permits
/business/licences-and-permits...Business licences
/business/licences-and-permits...Lottery licenses
/business/licences-and-permits...Street occupancy permits
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=4251Resources
/wp-content/uploads/Advanced-M...Advanced Manufacturing
/wp-content/uploads/Agri-Innov...Agri-Innovation
/wp-content/uploads/Cleantech-...Cleantech
/business/economic-development...Guelph Economic Monitor
/wp-content/uploads/ICT-Sector...Information and Communications Technology
https://guelph.ca/city-hall/City government
/city-hall/by-laws-and-policie...Bylaws and policies
/city-hall/access-to-information/Access to information
/city-hall/building-permits-in...Building permits and inspections
/city-hall/contact-us/Contact us
/city-hall/planning-and-develo...Current development applications
/city-hall/communicate/Have your say
/city-hall/mayor-and-council/m...Municipal elections
/city-hall/open-government/Open Government
/city-hall/contact-us/organiza...Organization chart
/city-hall/planning-and-develo...Planning and development
/city-hall/by-laws-and-policie...Zoning Bylaw
/plans-and-strategies/Plans and strategies
/city-hall/boards-and-committees/Boards and committees
/city-hall/mayor-and-council/c...City Council
/city-hall/council-and-committ...Committee of Adjustment
/city-hall/mayor-and-council/c...Committee of the Whole
https://guelph.ca/liveLive stream
/city-hall/budget-and-finance/Budget and finance
/business/bids-and-tendersText duplicate Bids and tenders
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=2541City budget
/city-hall/budget-and-finance/...Development charges
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=2647Financial reports
/city-hall/budget-and-finance/...Long-term Financial Framework
/city-hall/city-hall/City Hall
/plans-and-strategies/corporat...Performance reporting
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=2189History and features
/city-hall/city-administrators...Office of the CAO
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=2314Services at City Hall
/city-hall/mayor-and-council/Mayor and Council
/city-hall/mayor-and-council/m...Mayor’s Office
/city-hall/mayor-and-council/c...Contact information
/city-hall/mayor-and-council/c...Accountability and transparency
/city-hall/budget-and-finance/...Property taxes
/city-hall/budget-and-finance/...Property assessments
/city-hall/budget-and-finance/...Questions about property taxes
/city-hall/budget-and-finance/...Bills and payments
/city-hall/budget-and-finance/...Tax rates and ratios
/city-hall/planning-and-develo...Text duplicate Planning and development
/city-hall/building-permits-in...Text duplicate Building permits and inspections
/city-hall/planning-and-develo...Text duplicate Current development applications
/plans-and-strategies/official...Guelph’s Official Plan
/city-hall/planning-and-develo...Text duplicate How to develop a property
/employment-careers/Careers
/employment-careers/careers-jobs/Employment opportunities
/employment-careers/who-we-are/Who we are
/employment-careers/what-we-do/What we do
/employment-careers/what-we-of...What we offer
http://visitguelphwellington.ca/External Visit Guelph
https://guelph.ca/news/Newsroom
/how-can-we-help-you/How can we help you?
https://cityofguelph.maps.arcg...External Subdomain Report a bylaw infraction
https://cityofguelph.maps.arcg...External Subdomain Report to Humane Society
https://cityofguelph.maps.arcg...External Subdomain Report an issue by location
/living/house-and-home/call-be...Call before you dig utility locates
/city-hall/city-hall/claims/?u...File an insurance claim
/living/house-and-home/healthy...Book a healthy landscapes visit
/how-can-we-help-you/request-t...Request a tree
/how-can-we-help-you/lost-foun...Lost and found at City facilities
http://data.open.guelph.ca/?ut...External Subdomain Request a data set
/living/getting-around/bus/sch...Text duplicate Transit schedules
/seasonal/sports-field-status?...Sports field status
/seasonal/market-square-status...Market square status
http://data.open.guelph.ca/?ut...External Subdomain Open Data Portal
https://maps.guelph.ca/Parks/L...External Subdomain Park finder
/city-hall/contact-us?utm_sour...Look up employee contacts
/events?utm_source=i-want-toCity calendar of events
/living/environment/garbage-an...Find your waste collection schedule
/living/environment/trees/stre...Street Tree Ownership Map
/living/garbage-and-recycling/...How to dispose of a waste item
/news/social-media/social-medi...City social media feeds
/business/bids-and-tenders?utm...Text duplicate Bids and tenders
https://cityofguelph.perfectmi...External Subdomain Recreational and fitness swim schedule
/city-hall/building-permits-in...Building permits or inspections
/news?utm_source=i-want-toRSS feeds for City websites
/city-hall/budget-and-finance/...Pay property taxes
https://gpas.guelph.ca/Guelph/...External Subdomain Pay for a building permit
/living/provincial-offences-co...Pay a Provincial Court fine or ticket
https://parkingguelph.aimspark...External Subdomain Pay parking ticket
https://guelph.docupet.com/en_CA/External Subdomain Purchase an animal license
/living/getting-around/drive/p...Pay for parking in downtown lots
/living/environment/trees/tree...Purchase a commemorative tree or bench
/living/recreation/recreation-...Register for recreation programs
/city-hall/building-permits-in...Apply for building permit or inspection
https://forms.guelph.ca/City-C...External Subdomain Register to be a delegate at Council
https://parkingguelph.aimspark...External Subdomain Register for a parking exemption
/living/environment/garbage-an...Sign up for waste schedule reminders
/living/recreation/rec-facilit...Apply to be a vendor at Guelph Farmers’ Market
/employment-careers?utm_source...Apply for a job at the City
/business/bids-and-tenders?utm...View bids and tenders
https://forms.guelph.ca/Recrea...External Subdomain Book a City facility
/living/emergency-services/fir...Book a fire truck
/city-hall/communicate?utm_sou...Have your say: view consultation opportunities
https://forms.guelph.ca/IT/Web...External Subdomain Give feedback on the City’s website
/city-hall/contact-us/after-ho...After hours contact numbers
/2020/03/city-of-guelph-respon...Guelph responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
/living/house-and-home/lawn-an...yellow – reduce use
/living/house-and-home/lawn-an...IMG-ALT The current level is yellow - reduce use
/seasonal/prime-time-ice-avail...Prime time ice availability (December 4-December 11)
/seasonal/holidayhours/Holiday hours for City facilities and services
/seasonal/market-square-status/Market Square ice rink status
/living/seasonal-information/More seasonal information
/2020/12/covid-19-updates-to-g...COVID-19 updates to Guelph City Council
/2020/12/city-of-guelph-respon...City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19
/2020/12/recommended-updates-t...Recommended updates to Zoning Bylaw will create more housing options in Guelph
/2020/12/council-approves-city...Council approves City’s 2021 budget
/2020/12/important-notice-for-...Important notice for Provincial Offences matters March 16 to January 25, 2021
https://guelph.ca/city-hall/Text duplicate City Hall
/city-hall/council-and-committ...Council/committee calendar
/2020/12/city-of-guelph-respon...Text duplicate City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19
/2020/11/caledonia-street-on-s...Caledonia Street On-street Parking Survey
/2020/11/guelph-preparing-for-...Guelph preparing for level red/control in provincial COVID-19 framework
/living/getting-around/Getting around Guelph
/2020/12/city-of-guelph-respon...Text duplicate City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19
/2020/11/guelph-preparing-for-...Text duplicate Guelph preparing for level red/control in provincial COVID-19 framework
/seasonal/holidayhours/Text duplicate Holiday hours for City facilities and services
/living/arts-and-culture/Text duplicate Arts and culture
/2020/11/janefield-avenue-on-s...Janefield Avenue On-street Parking Survey
/2020/11/notice-of-intention-t...Notice of intention to pass an amending bylaw to remove a Holding “H” symbol – Gordon Street
/2020/11/were-listening-share-...We’re listening! Share your thoughts on Guelph’s trails
https://guelph.ca/?page_id=3847Get involved
/2020/12/city-of-guelph-respon...Text duplicate City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19
/2020/11/guelph-preparing-for-...Text duplicate Guelph preparing for level red/control in provincial COVID-19 framework
/seasonal/holidayhours/Text duplicate Holiday hours for City facilities and services
https://guelph.ca/livingLiving in Guelph
/2020/12/city-of-guelph-respon...Text duplicate City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19
/2020/11/guelph-preparing-for-...Text duplicate Guelph preparing for level red/control in provincial COVID-19 framework
/2020/11/what-to-expect-during...What to expect during winter in the time of COVID-19
https://guelph.ca/business/Business news
/2020/12/covid-19-updates-to-g...Text duplicate COVID-19 updates to Guelph City Council
/2020/12/city-of-guelph-respon...Text duplicate City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19
/2020/12/important-notice-for-...Text duplicate Important notice for Provincial Offences matters March 16 to January 25, 2021
/category/emergency-services/Emergency Services news
/2020/12/city-of-guelph-respon...Text duplicate City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19
/2020/11/guelph-preparing-for-...Text duplicate Guelph preparing for level red/control in provincial COVID-19 framework
/2020/11/invasive-species-remo...Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas
/living/environment/Text duplicate Environment
/living/construction-projects/Construction map Roads, water mains and sewers
/living/getting-around/bus/Text duplicate Guelph Transit
/employment-careers/Employment/careers
/business/bids-and-tendersText duplicate Bids and tenders
/living/recreation/Recreation
/city-hall/mayor-and-council/c...Guelph City Council
/living/garbage-and-recycling/Text duplicate Garbage and recycling
/2020/12/city-of-guelph-respon...Text duplicate City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19
/seasonal/prime-time-ice-avail...Text duplicate Prime time ice availability (December 4-December 11)
/2020/11/guelph-preparing-for-...Text duplicate Guelph preparing for level red/control in provincial COVID-19 framework
/living/recreation/Sports and recreation
/plans-and-strategies/strategi...City’s Strategic Plan
https://forms.guelph.ca/IT/Web...External Subdomain Report a problem or provide feedback on this page
/cdn-cgi/l/email-protection[email protected]
/city-hall/contact-us/Text duplicate Contact us
/news/social-media/Social media
/city-hall/access-to-informati...Privacy policy
https://guelph.ca/sitemapSite map
/2020/05/city-of-guelph-respon...More information

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://guelph.ca/"
HTTP header
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The X-powered header is sent within the response header. (unnecessary)
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.73 seconds is longer than the recommended limit of 0.4 seconds. A high response time unnecessarily slows down search engine crawling and results in bad user experience as well.
This page loads 28 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 27 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (170 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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Blacklists
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This website is not classified "for adult only".
This website is not listed on the Shallalist.
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 2,389 referring domains.
This page has 435,311 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 1,761 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This page is not very popular on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

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Sitemap: https://guelph.ca/sitemap_index.xml

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guelph.ca
City of Guelph - City of Guelph
The city of Guelph is a vibrant community of over 120,000 people situated in the heart of southern Ontario, just 100 km west of Toronto, Ontario Canada.

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KeywordResultRecheck
Guelph95%Check
Guelph City89%Check
City82%Check
in Guelph77%Check
Guelph City Council73%Check
at City69%Check
City Hall64%Check
City Web61%Check
City facilities60%Check
City Council60%Check

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