Usda.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
74% 
Page structure
43% 
Link structure
82% 
Server
71% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.77 s
File size
38.30 kB
Words
390
Media files
14
Number of links
72 internal / 30 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
USDA
The page title is too short. (57 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
The page title is only one word.
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is missing.
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.usda.gov/
There is a valid canonical link 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
msvalidate.0136F1A09D7116D0E8D667792CE040A6C3
google-site-verificationqUN2GJfA5CL2sBzEQEtHGaF7tScF8afQLCP2MfqO5YA
GeneratorDrupal 8 (https://www.drupal.org)
MobileOptimizedwidth
HandheldFriendlytrue
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
langen
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
There are only 390 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
22.6% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
4 paragraphs were found on this page.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 11.88 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 4 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 8 tags for this page.
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
...es/usda/img/favicons/flag-favicon-57.pngU.S. flag
/themes/usda/img/icon-dot-gov.svgDot gov
/themes/usda/img/icon-https.svgSSL
/themes/usda/img/usda-symbol.svgUSDA Logo
...les/exclamation-triangle-solid-color.svgAlert icon
.../featured-farmersgov-0.jpg?itok=wqRHnsLjwoman holding tomatoes
...e/public/featured-fs-0.jpg?itok=4zQ73jk0firefighter
...lic/featured-myplate-0.jpg?itok=O8ljF_q-fruits and vegetables
...blic/featured-census-0.jpg?itok=qUsLAAzofarmers holding a vegetable
...3/nrcs-rca-blog-033021.jpg?itok=U0VJ1oBhA farm with trees
...s-airports-blog-032921.jpg?itok=sapE1-SPA short-eared owl looks for prey while perched on an airport runway beacon
...ds-success-blog-032421.jpg?itok=NsFePtlGGroup image of three student leaders
...challenges-blog-032221.jpg?itok=1yf2VcQELive Oak Unified School District staff prepare homemade vegetarian penne pasta in their new kitchen
/themes/usda/img/usda-symbol.svgUSDA Logo

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)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Home
H2 Main navigation
H2 Utility navigation
H2 Help is Here
H2 Trending Topics
H2 Featured
H2 USDA in Action
H2 Main navigation - Footer
H2 Footer navigation
H3 Farmers.gov
H3 Wildfires
H3 Choose MyPlate
H3 Census of Agriculture
H3 Sign Up for Updates
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
2 links don't have an anchor text.
The number of internal links is ok.
All internal links are not using dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (30) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.usda.gov/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.usda.gov/U.S. Department of Agriculture
A-TITLE Home
https://www.usda.gov/Home
https://www.usda.gov/topicsTopics
/topics/animalsAnimals
/topics/biotechnologyBiotechnology
https://www.usda.gov/broadbandBroadband
/topics/climate-solutionsClimate Solutions
/topics/conservationConservation
https://www.usda.gov/coronavirusCoronavirus
https://www.usda.gov/topics/dataData
/topics/disaster-resource-centerDisaster Resource Center
/topics/farmingFarming
/topics/food-and-nutritionFood and Nutrition
/topics/forestryForestry
/topics/health-and-safetyHealth and Safety
/topics/opioidsOpioids
/topics/organicOrganic
/topics/plantsPlants
/topics/recreationRecreation
/topics/research-and-scienceResearch and Science
https://www.usda.gov/topics/ruralRural
https://www.usda.gov/topics/tradeTrade
https://www.usda.gov/our-agencyOur Agency
/our-agency/about-usdaAbout USDA
/our-agency/agenciesAgencies
/our-agency/careersCareers
/our-agency/employee-servicesEmployee Services
https://www.usda.gov/farmbillFarm Bill
/our-agency/initiativesInitiatives
A-TITLE Initiatives and Highlighted Programs from across the department.
/our-agency/staff-officesStaff Offices
https://www.usda.gov/mediaMedia
/media/agency-news-releasesAgency News Releases
/media/agency-reportsAgency Reports
https://www.usda.gov/media/blogBlog
/media/digitalDigital
/media/press-releasesPress Releases
https://www.usda.gov/media/radioRadio
A-TITLE Latest Radio news from daily newsline and weekly features
https://www.usda.gov/glossaryGlossary
https://ask.usda.gov/s/?utm_so...External Subdomain AskUSDA
https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/...External Subdomain Recalls
https://ask.usda.gov/s/contact...External Subdomain Contact Us
https://www.usda.gov/coronavirusNew window Learn More
https://www.usda.gov/arpText duplicate Learn More
https://www.healthcare.gov/cor...External HealthCare.gov Special Enrollment Period
https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/...External Subdomain SNAP
/oce/commodity/wasdeWASDE
https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/...External Subdomain P-EBT
https://www.farmers.gov/pandem...External No Text
https://ask.usda.gov/s/?utm_ca...External Subdomain No Text
/topics/farming/grants-and-loansNo Text
/topics/disaster-resource-centerNo Text
https://www.farmers.gov/External IMG-ALT woman holding tomatoes
https://www.farmers.gov/External Farmers.gov
https://www.fs.usda.gov/External Subdomain IMG-ALT firefighter
https://www.fs.usda.gov/External Subdomain Wildfires
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/External IMG-ALT fruits and vegetables
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/External Choose MyPlate
https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/External Subdomain IMG-ALT farmers holding a vegetable
https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/External Subdomain Census of Agriculture
/media/blog/2021/03/30/new-eas...IMG-ALT A farm with trees
/media/blog/2021/03/30/new-eas...New, Easy-to-Use Conservation Data in RCA Data Viewer
/media/blog/2021/03/29/keeping...IMG-ALT A short-eared owl looks for prey while perched on an airport runway beacon
/media/blog/2021/03/29/keeping...Keeping Airline Passengers and Wildlife Safe: APHIS and its Partners Work to Identify Best Management Practices for Wildlife Repellents at Airports
/media/blog/2021/03/24/sowing-...IMG-ALT Group image of three student leaders
/media/blog/2021/03/24/sowing-...Sowing the Seeds of Success: Future Leaders in Agriculture
/media/blog/2021/03/22/passion...IMG-ALT Live Oak Unified School District staff prepare homemade vegetarian penne pasta in their new kitchen
/media/blog/2021/03/22/passion...Passion Overcomes Pandemic Challenges
https://www.usda.gov/Text duplicate Home
https://www.usda.gov/topicsText duplicate Topics
https://www.usda.gov/our-agencyText duplicate Our Agency
https://www.usda.gov/mediaText duplicate Media
https://ask.usda.gov/s/?utm_so...External Subdomain Text duplicate AskUSDA
https://ask.usda.gov/s/contact...External Subdomain Text duplicate Contact Us
https://www.usda.gov/sitemapSite Map
/policies-and-linksPolicies and Links
/our-agency/about-usda/perform...Our Performance
/our-agency/careersText duplicate Careers
/oig/forms/contractor-fraudReport Fraud on USDA Contracts
https://www.usda.gov/oig/Visit OIG
/plain-writingPlain Writing
https://www.usda.gov/openOpen
https://www.dm.usda.gov/foia/External Subdomain FOIA
/accessibility-statementAccessibility Statement
/privacy-policyPrivacy Policy
/non-discrimination-statementNon-Discrimination Statement
/oascr/civil-rights-statementsAnti-Harassment Policy
https://www.ocio.usda.gov/poli...External Subdomain Information Quality
https://www.usa.gov/External USA.gov
https://www.whitehouse.gov/External WhiteHouse.gov
/federal-web-site-inventoryeGov
https://www.usda.gov/nofearNo FEAR Act Data
https://visitor.r20.constantco...New window External Subscribe
https://www.usda.gov/Text duplicate U.S. Department of Agriculture
A-TITLE Home
https://www.twitter.com/usda/External USDA on Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/usda/External USDA on Facebook
https://www.linkedin.com/compa...External USDA on LinkedIn
https://visitor.r20.constantco...External USDA Constant Contact
https://www.instagram.com/usda...External USDA on Instagram
https://flickr.com/usdagovExternal USDA on Flickr
https://www.youtube.com/usda/External USDA on Youtube
https://www.usda.gov/rss-feedsUSDA RSS

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.usda.gov/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.77 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 4 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 (38 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
serverApache/2.4.6 (CentOS) OpenSSL/1.0.2k-fips
x-content-type-optionsnosniff
x-content-type-optionsnosniff
link<https://www.usda.gov/>; rel="canonical", <https://www.usda.gov/>; rel="shortlink"
x-ua-compatibleIE=edge
content-languageen
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
x-generatorDrupal 8 (https://www.drupal.org)
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
x-varnish5765116
accept-rangesbytes
content-encodinggzip
content-length11772
cache-controlprivate, no-cache, must-revalidate
expiresFri, 09 Apr 2021 16:02:20 GMT
dateFri, 09 Apr 2021 16:02:20 GMT
connectionclose
varyAccept-Encoding
strict-transport-securitymax-age=31536000 ; includeSubDomains ; preload
content-security-policyupgrade-insecure-requests;
x-content-security-policyupgrade-insecure-requests;
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.0

External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Government. This classification is fine.
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 238,080 referring domains.
This page has 84,403,316 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 122,255 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This page has social activity like shares, comments or 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: *
# CSS, JS, Images
Allow: /core/*.css$
Allow: /core/*.css?
Allow: /core/*.js$
Allow: /core/*.js?
Allow: /core/*.gif
Allow: /core/*.jpg
Allow: /core/*.jpeg
Allow: /core/*.png
Allow: /core/*.svg
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: /profiles/*.svg
# Directories
Disallow: /core/
Disallow: /profiles/
# Files
Disallow: /README.txt
Disallow: /web.config
# 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: /index.php/admin/
Disallow: /index.php/comment/reply/
Disallow: /index.php/filter/tips
Disallow: /index.php/node/add/
Disallow: /index.php/search/
Disallow: /index.php/user/password/
Disallow: /index.php/user/register/
Disallow: /index.php/user/login/
Disallow: /index.php/user/logout/

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
4,128

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

Search preview

www.usda.gov
USDA

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
USDA70%Check
gov58%Check
main43%Check
navigation43%Check
Footer43%Check
Farmers42%Check
Site41%Check
HTTPS41%Check
Census40%Check
MyPlate40%Check

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