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Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
1.04 s
File size
46.60 kB
Media files
Number of links
42 internal / 140 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
Home | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The length of the page title is perfect. (425 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Information for students, alumni, and parents from Illinois flagship public university, a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (889 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
(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

keywordsUniversity of Illinois, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, U of I, Illinois, Illini, University of Illinois home page, UIUC
descriptionInformation for students, alumni, and parents from Illinois flagship public university, a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement.
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Page quality

(Critically important)
Words from the H1 heading are not used in the page content.
No paragraphs were detected.
There are only 481 words on this page. Good pages should have about 800 words of useful content.
11.4% 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.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 16 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-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 10 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
8 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
/assets/img/branding/wordmark_vertical.pngUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign wordmark
...ets/img/branding/wordmark_horizontal.pngUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign wordmark
/assets/img/navigation/submenu_about.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...ets/img/navigation/submenu_admission.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...ets/img/navigation/submenu_academics.jpgNo alt attribute provided
/assets/img/navigation/submenu_research.jpgNo alt attribute provided
/assets/img/navigation/submenu_outreach.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...img/navigation/submenu_international.jpgNo alt attribute provided
/assets/img/navigation/submenu_arts.jpgNo alt attribute provided
/assets/img/navigation/Nav_athletics.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...s/img/branding/wordmark_vertical_alt.pngUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign wordmark

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Too many H1 headings
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 32 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 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
H1 Home
H1 Featured Events and Calendars
H1 Colleges, Schools & Institutes
H2 Search
H2 Quicklinks
H2 Resources for
H2 About Links
H2 Admissions Links
H2 Academics Links
H2 Research Links
H2 Outreach Links
H2 International Links
H2 Arts & Culture Links
H2 Athletics Links
H2 Homepage Feature Stories
H2 Illinois News
H2 Quicklinks Duplicate text
H2 Resources for Duplicate text
H2 Campus Resources
H2 U of I System
H2 Website Info
H2 Illinois Social Media
H3 Search Website
H3 Related Links: About
H3 Related Links: Admissions
H3 Related Links: Academics
H3 Related Links: Research
H3 Related Links: Outreach
H3 Related Links: International
H3 Related Links: Athletics
H3 Research News Categories
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 too many external links (140) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text Skip to main content University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign wordmark
A-TITLE University of Illinois Homepage Subdomain Campus Directory Subdomain Map Subdomain Library Subdomain Give Now
/facultystaff/index.htmlFaculty & Staff
/about/research.htmlResearch Milestones
/about/awards.htmlNobels & Pulitzers
/about/tours.htmlCampus Tours
/resources/calendars.htmlCalendars Subdomain Text duplicate Map Subdomain Text duplicate Campus Directory
/admissions/index.htmlAdmissions Subdomain Undergraduate Admissions Subdomain Apply Subdomain Majors
http://blog.admissions.illinoi...External Subdomain Blogs
https://admissions.illinois.ed...External Subdomain Virtual Visits Subdomain Tuition Subdomain Financial Aid
https://admissions.illinois.ed...External Subdomain Request Info Subdomain Contact Us Subdomain Graduate College Subdomain Text duplicate Apply Subdomain Programs & Contacts Subdomain Funding
http://studentaffairs.illinois...External Subdomain Student Affairs Subdomain Undergraduate Catalog Subdomain Graduate Catalog
/academics/academics.htmlColleges & Schools Subdomain Programs of Study
/academics/honors.htmlHonors Programs Subdomain Illinois Online Subdomain Course Explorer Subdomain Register for Class Subdomain Academic Calendar Subdomain Transcripts Subdomain Provost Subdomain Registrar Subdomain Canvas Subdomain Compass Subdomain Text duplicate Library
/research/index.htmlResearch Subdomain Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Subdomain Research News Subdomain Research Centers Subdomain Find an Illinois Expert (Illinois Research Connections)
https://undergradresearch.illi...External Subdomain Office of Undergraduate Research Subdomain Research Park Subdomain Technology Commercialization
http://corporaterelations.illi...External Subdomain Corporate Partnership Opportunities Subdomain Text duplicate Library Subdomain Research Calendar
http://strategicplan.illinois....External Subdomain Strategic Plan Subdomain Text duplicate Research Park
http://corporaterelations.illi...External Subdomain Corporate Relations Subdomain Community Subdomain U of I Extension
https://4h.extension.illinois....External Subdomain 4-H Youth Development Subdomain Outreach Events
http://strategicplan.illinois....External Subdomain Text duplicate Strategic Plan
/resources/calendars.htmlText duplicate Calendars
http://international.illinois....External Subdomain Illinois International Subdomain International Admissions
http://www.studyabroad.illinoi...External Subdomain Study Abroad
http://international.illinois....External Subdomain Academic Programs
http://international.illinois....External Subdomain Global Impact Subdomain International Student Resources Subdomain International Faculty, Staff, and Scholar Resources Subdomain International Safety & Security Subdomain Illinois Global Institute
/resources/calendars.htmlText duplicate Calendars
http://studentaffairs.illinois...External Subdomain Text duplicate Student Affairs
/arts/index.htmlArts & Culture Subdomain College of Fine & Applied Arts Subdomain College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Subdomain Inclusion and Intercultural Relations Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Subdomain Krannert Art Museum Subdomain Library Special Collections Subdomain Spurlock Museum Japan House Subdomain Allerton Park and Retreat Center Subdomain Illini Union
/athletics/index.htmlAthletics Fighting Illini Athletics
https://www.disability.illinoi...External Subdomain Wheelchair & Adapted Sports Subdomain Campus Recreation Marching Illini Illini Pride Subdomain Campus Map
/Library/resources/calendars.htmlText duplicate Calendars Subdomain University COVID-19 Information Subdomain Illinois News Subdomain More Featured Content Subdomain Agriculture Subdomain Arts Subdomain Business Subdomain Campus Subdomain Education Subdomain Engineering Subdomain Health Subdomain Humanities Subdomain Law Subdomain Life Sciences Subdomain Physical Sciences Subdomain Social Sciences Subdomain Veterinary Medicine Subdomain News Bureau website
/resources/calendars.htmlAll campus calendars Subdomain Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Subdomain Applied Health Sciences Subdomain Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Subdomain Cancer Center at Illinois Subdomain Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology Subdomain Carle Illinois College of Medicine Subdomain Text duplicate Education Subdomain Fine and Applied Arts Subdomain General Studies
https://giesbusiness.illinois....External Subdomain Gies College of Business Subdomain Text duplicate Graduate College Subdomain The Grainger College of Engineering Subdomain Humanities Research Institute Subdomain Information Sciences
https://sustainability.illinoi...External Subdomain Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
https://healthinstitute.illino...External Subdomain Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute Subdomain Labor and Employment Relations Subdomain Text duplicate Law Subdomain Liberal Arts and Sciences Subdomain Media Subdomain National Center for Supercomputing Applications Subdomain Prairie Research Institute Subdomain Social Work Subdomain Text duplicate Veterinary Medicine
/resources/calendars.htmlText duplicate Calendars Subdomain Directory duplicate Campus Map Subdomain Email Subdomain Weather Subdomain Giving Subdomain Student Grievances
/students/index.htmlCurrent Students
/students/prospective.htmlProspective Students
/facultystaff/index.htmlText duplicate Faculty & Staff
/alumni/index.htmlText duplicate Alumni
/parents/index.htmlText duplicate Parents
https://strategicplan.illinois...External Subdomain The Next 150 Strategic Plan Subdomain Diversity Resources
/resources/emergency.htmlEmergency Info
https://chancellor.illinois.ed...External Subdomain Land Acknowledgement Statement
https://chancellor.illinois.ed...External Subdomain Organizational Chart University Policies
/resources/employment.htmlEmployment System Offices UIC UIS Subdomain U of I Online Homepage
IMG-ALT University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign wordmark
A-TITLE University of Illinois Homepage
/resources/website/accessibili...Accessibility Subdomain Privacy Statement and Terms of Use
/resources/contact.htmlFeedback Twitter Facebook Snapchat LinkedIn Instagram YouTube Sina Weibo

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to ""
HTTP header
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.
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is slow (1.04 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 16 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
This page only loads 3 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (47 kB).

HTTP Response Header

dateWed, 30 Mar 2022 03:33:23 GMT
serverApache/2.2.15 (Red Hat) mod_ssl/2.2.15 OpenSSL/1.0.1e-fips
last-modifiedMon, 07 Feb 2022 22:04:06 GMT

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 93,178 referring domains.
This page has 13,031,800 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 60,964 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 483293 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Search preview
Home | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Information for students, alumni, and parents from Illinois flagship public university, a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement.

Most important keywords

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

Illinois University85%Check
Illinois Urbana-Champaign79%Check
Illinois news66%Check
Park Illinois64%Check

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