Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
84% 
Page structure
55% 
Link structure
72% 
Server
75% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
1.88 s
File size
50.50 kB
Words
810
Media files
49
Number of links
38 internal / 88 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
The University of Alabama
The length of the page title is perfect. (238 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Official Web Site of The University of Alabama. Founded in 1831 as the state's flagship university, UA is a student-centered research university and academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.
The meta description is too long: 1499 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
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)
The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

NameValue
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
descriptionOfficial Web Site of The University of Alabama. Founded in 1831 as the state's flagship university, UA is a student-centered research university and academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.
msapplication-TileColor#990000
msapplication-TileImagehttps://www.ua.edu/assets/img/favicons/mstile-144x144.png
msapplication-confighttps://www.ua.edu/assets/img/favicons/browserconfig.xml
theme-color#ffffff
langen
fb:admins27423772
og:titleThe University of Alabama
og:typewebsite
og:urlhttps://www.ua.edu
og:imagehttps://www.ua.edu/img/quadaerial01_1920.jpg
X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 810 words. That's ok.
27.8% of the text are stop words.
Keywords used in the page title are also used in the page content. That's good!
Words from the H1 heading are used in the page content.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
15 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 18.67 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 5 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-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 16 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
28 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
/imagecache/home_background-1.jpgNo alt attribute provided
/new-assets/imgs/logos/scriptA.pngNo alt attribute provided
/new-assets/imgs/vertical-rule_white.pngNo alt attribute provided
/new-assets/imgs/pause.pngNo alt attribute provided
https://www.ua.edu/new-assets/imgs/play.pngNo alt attribute provided
/new-assets/imgs/x-icon.pngNo alt attribute provided
/new-assets/imgs/x-icon.pngNo alt attribute provided
/new-assets/imgs/x-icon.pngNo alt attribute provided
...che/student_studying_on_quad_450x300.jpga student works on her laptop beneath denny chimes
/imagecache/graduate_21.jpgA student leans against lab equipment
/imagecache/bama-by-distance450-1.jpga laptop computer sits on a table, ready for a study session.
https://www.ua.edu/imagecache/bal_97.jpgNo alt attribute provided
/imagecache/Veterans-Week-2021.jpegAmerican flags on the quad
...orkshop-Instagram-Post-3-1024x1024-1.pngAdvocate Against Hate
/new-assets/imgs/clock-icon.pngNo alt attribute provided
/new-assets/imgs/loc-icon.pngNo alt attribute provided
https://www.ua.edu/imagecache/Wade_Hall.jpgWade Hall
/new-assets/imgs/clock-icon.pngNo alt attribute provided
/new-assets/imgs/loc-icon.pngNo alt attribute provided
https://www.ua.edu/imagecache/scripta-1.jpgUniversity of Alabama students in a script A formation
/new-assets/imgs/clock-icon.pngNo alt attribute provided
/new-assets/imgs/loc-icon.pngNo alt attribute provided
...-assets/imgs/social-icons/fb-crimson.pngNo alt attribute provided
...-assets/imgs/social-icons/tw-crimson.pngNo alt attribute provided
...-assets/imgs/social-icons/ig-crimson.pngNo alt attribute provided
...-assets/imgs/social-icons/yt-crimson.pngNo alt attribute provided
...-assets/imgs/social-icons/vm-crimson.pngNo alt attribute provided
...-assets/imgs/social-icons/in-crimson.pngNo alt attribute provided
/imagecache/football_insta-1.jpgFootball players kneel in prayer at the goal line at Bryant-Denny stadium
...-assets/imgs/social-icons/ig-crimson.pngNo alt attribute provided
/imagecache/chimes_insta-1.jpgDenny Chimes
...-assets/imgs/social-icons/ig-crimson.pngNo alt attribute provided
/imagecache/sunset_insta-1.jpgSunset over the docks of the black warrior river
...-assets/imgs/social-icons/ig-crimson.pngNo alt attribute provided
/imagecache/bigal_insta-1.jpgBig Al stands with the elephant topiary in front of Rose Administration Building
...-assets/imgs/social-icons/ig-crimson.pngNo alt attribute provided
/imagecache/research-andre_denham600-1.jpgTwo professors stand in front of a window.
...che/research_guntersville-davis600-1.jpgA student examines an instrument embedded in soil
...gecache/2012021_Drone_Research_017-1.jpgChristopher Simpson works with a drone prototype
/imagecache/campus_bkg-1.jpgNo alt attribute provided
/imagecache/spin-club-1.jpga student holds her bicycle at get on board day
/imagecache/campus_student_services-1.jpgThe student services center building
/imagecache/student-life_gobd-1.jpgstudents converse in front of gorgas library
https://www.ua.edu/imagecache/housing.jpgLakeside Residential Community
/new-assets/imgs/denny-chimes.pngNo alt attribute provided
/new-assets/imgs/logos/ua-logo-sq-65.pngNo alt attribute provided
Video URLWidthHeight
https://www.youtube.com/embed/sz30Xe-ncII550315
https://www.youtube.com/embed/bRY4NLTRCNU550315

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Colleges and Schools
Too many H1 headings
Headings
(Important)
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 Colleges and Schools
H1 Administration
H1 Resources
H1 Safety
H1 Help
H2 protect our herd
H2 ACADEMICS
H2 Become a Legend
H2 research
H2 our campus
H2 CAMPUS LIFE
H3 Undergraduate
H3 Graduate
H3 UA Online
H3 News
H3 announcementsCelebrate Veterans Day at Special Events for Veterans, Community
H3 researchUA Center to Spur Convergent Drug Innovation, Delivery
H3 studentsBallroom Dance Team Wins Big at Competition
H3 faculty & staffUA Art Historian Assists in Notre Dame Restoration
H3 ResearchAnother Record Year: Expansion of UA Research Efforts Continues
H3 Events
H3 Advocate Against Hate
H3 Wade Hall Dedication Ceremony
H3 Last Day for All Examinations and Extended Assignments
H3 Social
H3 Strategic Plan
H3 Undergraduate Research
H3 UA developing leading-edge radar system for critical water information
H3 Student Life
H3 Safety & Support
H3 Diversity
H3 Student Housing
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 (88) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.ua.edu/Anchor Skip to content
https://www.ua.edu/The University of Alabama
https://www.ua.edu/applyApply
http://giving.ua.edu/External Give
http://gobama.ua.edu/visits/External Tour
https://careers.ua.edu/homeExternal Careers
http://mybama.ua.edu/External myBama
https://www.ua.edu/studentsStudents
https://www.ua.edu/facultystaffFaculty & Staff
https://www.ua.edu/alumniAlumni
https://www.ua.edu/visitorsVisitors
https://www.ua.edu/site/A-Z Index
https://catalog.ua.edu/External Catalog
https://news.ua.edu/External News
https://calendar.ua.edu/External Events
https://www.ua.edu/directory/Directory
https://www.ua.edu/map/Map
https://www.ua.edu/aboutAbout
https://www.ua.edu/academicsAcademics
https://www.ua.edu/admissionsAdmissions
https://www.ua.edu/athleticsAthletics
https://www.ua.edu/campuslifeCampus Life
/community-engagementCommunity Engagement
https://www.ua.edu/researchResearch
https://healthinfo.ua.edu/vacc...New window External University Medical Center
https://healthinfo.ua.edu/news...New window External Student Health Center
http://vaccinefinder.org/New window External VaccineFinder.org
https://healthinfo.ua.edu/vacc...New window External report vaccinations received off-campus
https://healthinfo.ua.edu/prot...External more info on vaccination at ua
https://healthinfo.ua.edu/External covid-19 info hub
https://news.ua.edu/2021/04/tw...External Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://news.ua.edu/2020/10/fo...External More Info
https://news.ua.edu/2021/09/ua...External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://catalog.ua.edu/programs/External Anchor Undergraduate
https://graduate.ua.edu/academ...External Graduate
https://online.ua.edu/External UA Online
https://catalog.ua.edu/External find courses & Programs
https://registrar.ua.edu/acade...External academic calendar
https://ua.edu/applyApply Now
https://www.ua.edu/Anchor news
https://www.ua.edu/Anchor events
https://www.ua.edu/Anchor social
https://news.ua.edu/2021/11/ce...External announcementsCelebrate Veterans Day at Special Events for Veterans, Community
https://news.ua.edu/2021/10/ua...External researchUA Center to Spur Convergent Drug Innovation, Delivery
https://news.ua.edu/2021/11/ba...External studentsBallroom Dance Team Wins Big at Competition
https://news.ua.edu/2021/10/ua...External faculty & staffUA Art Historian Assists in Notre Dame Restoration
https://news.ua.edu/2021/11/an...External ResearchAnother Record Year: Expansion of UA Research Efforts Continues
https://calendar.ua.edu/event/...External IMG-ALT Advocate Against Hate
https://calendar.ua.edu/event/...External Text duplicate Advocate Against Hate
https://calendar.ua.edu/event/...External IMG-ALT Wade Hall
https://calendar.ua.edu/event/...External Wade Hall Dedication Ceremony
https://calendar.ua.edu/event/...External IMG-ALT University of Alabama students in a script A formation
https://calendar.ua.edu/event/...External Last Day for All Examinations and Extended Assignments
https://www.facebook.com/Unive...External Facebook
A-TITLE Facebook
https://www.twitter.com/UofAla...External Twitter
A-TITLE Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/univ...External Instagram
A-TITLE Instagram
https://www.youtube.com/univer...External YouTube
A-TITLE YouTube
https://vimeo.com/universityof...External Vimeo
A-TITLE Vimeo
https://www.linkedin.com/schoo...External LinkedIn
A-TITLE LinkedIn
https://news.ua.edu/External news center
https://calendar.ua.edu/External calendar
https://alabama.box.com/s/hfd8...External Strategic Plan
https://undergraduateresearch....External Undergraduate Research
https://news.ua.edu/2021/06/dr...External UA developing leading-edge radar system for critical water information
https://ua.edu/researchMore about research at ua
https://adm.ua.edu/portal/toursExternal schedule a tour
https://ua.edu/tuscaloosatuscaloosa, our home town
https://sa.ua.edu/External Student Life
/campuslife/safety/Safety & Support
https://diversity.ua.edu/External Diversity
https://housing.sa.ua.edu/External Student Housing
https://ua.edu/campuslifeEXPLORE CAMPUS LIFE
http://www.as.ua.edu/External Arts and Sciences
http://nursing.ua.edu/External Capstone College of Nursing
http://www.cis.ua.edu/External Communication & Information Sciences
http://cchs.ua.edu/External Community Health Sciences
http://continuingstudies.ua.edu/External Continuing Studies
http://culverhouse.ua.edu/External Culverhouse College of Business
http://education.ua.edu/External Education
http://eng.ua.edu/External Engineering
http://graduate.ua.edu/External Graduate School
http://honors.ua.edu/External Honors College
http://www.ches.ua.edu/External Human Environmental Sciences
http://www.law.ua.edu/External School of Law
http://socialwork.ua.edu/External Social Work
http://president.ua.edu/External President
http://provost.ua.edu/External Academic Affairs
https://diversity.ua.edu/External Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
http://communityaffairs.ua.edu/External Community Affairs
https://financeandoperations.u...External Finance and Operations
http://ovpred.ua.edu/External Research & Economic Development
http://strategiccommunications...External Strategic Communications
http://sa.ua.edu/External Text duplicate Student Life
http://giving.ua.edu/External Advancement
https://uasystem.edu/External The University of Alabama System
https://www.ua.edu/mapCampus Map
https://www.ua.edu/directoryText duplicate Directory
http://bamabydistance.ua.edu/External Distance Education
http://oit.ua.edu/External Information Technology
http://www.lib.ua.edu/External Libraries
http://museums.ua.edu/External Museums
https://compliance.ua.edu/ua-p...External Policies
/about/quickfactsQuick Facts
https://pubs.ua.edu/visitorsgu...External Visitor's Guide
http://police.ua.edu/External University Police
https://police.ua.edu/advisory/External Crime Advisories
http://ready.ua.edu/External Emergency Management
https://uact.ua.edu/External Reporting (UAct)
/campuslife/safetyText duplicate Safety & Support
https://ehs.ua.edu/External Environmental Health and Safety
http://threatassessment.ua.edu/External Threat Assessment
https://www.ua.edu/siteFind Websites
https://www.ua.edu/directoryFind People
https://www.ua.edu/searchSearch UA.edu
https://uasystem.edu/External Part of the University of Alabama System
https://www.ua.edu/copyrightCopyright © 2020
https://www.ua.edu/Text duplicate The University of Alabama
https://www.ua.edu/contactContact UA
http://accessibility.ua.edu/External Accessibility
https://oie.ua.edu/accreditationExternal SACSCOC
https://login.ua.edu/cas/login...External Taskstream
http://eop.ua.edu/External Equal Opportunity
http://compliance.ua.edu/priva...External Data Access Request
https://www.ua.edu/disclaimerDisclaimer
https://www.ua.edu/privacyPrivacy
https://www.ua.edu/aboutsiteAbout This Site

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.ua.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
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 is very slow (1.88 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 6 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 5 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (51 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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dateThu, 04 Nov 2021 06:08:44 GMT
serverApache
x-powered-byPHP/7.4.6
varyAccept-Encoding
content-encodinggzip
content-length9434
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
x-frame-optionsdeny
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 page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 31,015 referring domains.
This page has 3,289,730 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 23,452 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 49611 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

User-agent: *
Disallow: /api
Disallow: /cache
Disallow: /docs
Disallow: /inc
Disallow: /templates
Disallow: /Templates
Disallow: /checkCache
Disallow: /imagecache
Disallow: /academics/catalogs/catalog02
Disallow: /academics/catalogs/catalog04
Disallow: /academics/catalogs/catalog06
Disallow: /academics/catalogs/catalog08
Disallow: /academics/catalogs/catalog10

Search preview

www.ua.edu
The University of Alabama
Official Web Site of The University of Alabama. Founded in 1831 as the state's flagship university, UA is a student-centered research university and academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
University59%Check
Research University59%Check
Alabama59%Check
Student58%Check
Student Life57%Check
Research56%Check
Life56%Check
Community52%Check
Center52%Check
Health and Safety51%Check

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