Virginia.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
100% 
Page quality
70% 
Page structure
37% 
Link structure
72% 
Server
83% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
1.17 s
File size
49.90 kB
Words
792
Media files
14
Number of links
159 internal / 22 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Home | Virginia.gov
The page title is too short. (177 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The official website of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Learn about Virginia government, contact a state agency, and find the services and resources you need.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (971 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
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
DescriptionThe official website of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Learn about Virginia government, contact a state agency, and find the services and resources you need.
application-nameVirginia.gov
referrerno-referrer-when-downgrade
msapplication-TileColor#2b5797
msapplication-config/media/vagov/assets/ico/browserconfig.xml
theme-color#183055
langen
X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
No paragraphs were detected.
This page contains 792 words. That's ok.
15.4% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
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" 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)
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
/media/vagov/assets/img/logo.svgVirginia.gov Logo
...ov/images/news/foodassistancefeature.jpgFood Assistance Feature Photo
/media/vagov/images/news/vote-256x142.jpgVirginia is for voters sticker
...ic-heritage-month/hhm_feature-128x85.jpgHispanic Heritage Month Feature Image
/media/vagov/images/news/211-128x71.png211 Virginia Logo
...ages/news/emergencykitfeature-128x85.jpgEmergency Kit Feature Photo
...ges/news/vaboatlicensefeature-128x85.jpgHand holding a Virginia fishing license
...-history-month/whm_logo_celebrate-02.svgWomen's History Month Logo for 2021
...ages/seasonal/vagov_bhm_celebrate-01.svgBlack History Month Logo - Celebrate
...vagov/images/seasonal/celebrate_logo.svgCelebrate Virginia Logo
/media/vagov/images/gov-northam-128x74.jpgGovernor Ralph Northam
...ia/vagov/images/ltgov-fairfax-128x74.jpgLieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax
/media/vagov/images/ag-herring-128x74.jpgAttorney General Mark Herring
/media/vagov/assets/img/logo.svgVirginia.gov Logo

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Virginia.gov
Too many H1 headings
The H1 heading is too short (12 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 37 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 Virginia.gov
H1 Welcome to Virginia.gov
H2 How can we help you?
H2 Top Services
H2 Food Assistance
H2 Services & Resources
H2 Be a Virginia Voter
H2 Happening in Virginia
H2 Your Government
H2 Commonwealth Calendar
H3 Check your eligibility, apply for SNAP, and get monthly benefits to buy healthy, nutritious foods for yourself and your family.
H3 Business
H3 Economy
H3 Education
H3 Employment
H3 Environment & Natural Resources
H3 Family & Health
H3 Finance
H3 Government
H3 Licenses
H3 Public Safety
H3 Recreation & Culture
H3 Transportation
H3 This November, Virginia elects a governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and its House of Delegates. The deadline to register or update your registration is Oct. 12. In-person early voting...
H3 Hispanic Heritage Month
H3 Find needed social services
H3 Stock Your Emergency Kit
H3 Get Licensed - Online
H3 Celebrate Virginia History
H3 Month of March CelebrationWomen's History Month
H3 Month of February CelebrationBlack History Month
H3 More to come...More Months of Celebration Ahead
H3 GovernorRalph S. Northam
H3 Lieutenant GovernorJustin E. Fairfax
H3 Attorney GeneralMark R. Herring
H4 Hispanic Heritage Month Duplicate text
H4 Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia
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 22 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.governor.virginia....New window External Subdomain Governor
/privacy-policy/Privacy Policy
https://www.virginia.gov/contact/Contact
https://www.virginia.gov/Virginia.gov Hispanic Heritage Month
IMG-ALT Virginia.gov Logo
/hispanic-heritage-month/Hispanic Heritage Month
/state-government/State Government
/state-government/Government
/state-government/business/Business
/state-government/education/Education
/state-government/recreation/Recreation
/local-government/Local Government
/agencies/Agencies
/services/Services & Resources
https://twitter.com/virginiado...New window External No Text
https://www.instagram.com/virg...New window External No Text
/hispanic-heritage-month/Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
https://www.virginia.gov/Home
/state-government/Text duplicate State Government
/state-government/Text duplicate Government
/state-government/business/Text duplicate Business
/state-government/education/Text duplicate Education
/state-government/recreation/Text duplicate Recreation
/local-government/Text duplicate Local Government
/agencies/Text duplicate Agencies
/services/Text duplicate Services & Resources
/services/business/Text duplicate Business
/services/business/agriculture/Agriculture
/services/business/business-de...Business Development & Expansion Resources
/services/business/business-re...Business Registrations & Certifications
/services/business/employer-re...Employer Resources
/services/business/file-a-comp...File a Complaint
/services/business/professiona...Professional, Occupational & Health Licenses
/services/business/taxes-and-f...Taxes & Finance
/services/economy/Economy
/services/economy/business-dev...Business, Employment & Workforce Development
/services/economy/grants-funds...Grants, Funds & Finance
/services/economy/historic-pre...Historic & Land Preservation
/services/economy/landlords-an...Landlords & Homeowners
/services/economy/regional-dev...Revitalization & Regional Development
/services/economy/tourism/Tourism
/services/economy/housing/Housing
/services/education/Text duplicate Education
/services/education/colleges-a...Colleges & Universities
/services/education/disabilities/Education for People with Disabilities
/services/education/museums-an...Educational Museums & Memorials
/services/education/educator-r...Educator & School Resources
/services/education/legislatio...Higher Education Legislation & Data
/services/education/library-of...Library of Virginia Education Resources
/services/education/paying-for...Paying for Education
/services/education/continuing...Veteran & Continuing Education
/services/employment/Employment
/services/employment/employer-...Text duplicate Employer Resources
/services/employment/find-a-job/Find a Job
/services/employment/healthcar...Healthcare & People with Disabilities
/services/employment/professio...Professional & Occupational
/services/employment/state-emp...State Employees & Veterans
/services/employment/workers-c...Worker's Comp & Unemployment
/services/environment/Environment & Natural Resources
/services/environment/agricult...Agriculture and Animals
/services/environment/environm...Environmental Quality
/services/environment/historic...Historic Preservation, Natural History & Heritage
/services/environment/mines-mi...Mines, Minerals & Energy
/services/environment/parks-an...Trees, Parks & Forests
/services/environment/conserva...Water & Land Conservation
/services/family-and-health/Family & Health
/services/family-and-health/ag...Aging, Rehabilitative & Disability Services
/services/family-and-health/ai...Air Quality, Car Seats & Radon
/services/family-and-health/fo...Food, Alcohol & Tobacco
/services/family-and-health/he...Health Professionals & License Lookup
/services/family-and-health/me...Medicaid & Worker's Compensation
/services/family-and-health/be...Mental & Behavioral Health
/services/family-and-health/so...Social Services & Food Programs
/services/family-and-health/ve...Veterans
/services/family-and-health/vi...Vital & Death Records
/services/finance/Finance
/services/finance/debt-collect...Debt Collection
/services/finance/financial-re...Financial Reports
/services/finance/homeowner-as...Homeowner Assistance
/services/finance/licenses-and...Licenses & Registrations
/services/finance/paying-for-h...Paying for Higher Education
/services/finance/financial-se...Search Financial Service Providers
/services/finance/taxes/Taxes
/services/finance/treasury-ser...Treasury Programs & Services
/services/government/Text duplicate Government
/services/government/law-and-l...Courts, Criminal Justice, Law & Legislation
/services/government/agencies-...Government Agencies & Employees
/services/government/governor/Office of the Governor
/services/government/public-di...Public Meetings, Publications & State Employee Directory
/services/government/tax-and-f...Tax, Funds & Finance
/services/government/virginia-...Virginia Business & Property
/services/government/elections/Voting & Elections
/services/licenses/Licenses
/services/licenses/education/Education & Teacher Licenses
/services/licenses/financial-a...Financial, Insurance & Business Licenses
/services/licenses/health-and-...Health Professional & Family-Related Licenses
/services/licenses/id-and-driv...ID Cards, Driving Licenses & License Plates
/services/licenses/professiona...Professional & Occupational Licenses
/services/licenses/recreationa...Recreational, Environmental & Safety Licenses
/services/licenses/selling-veh...Selling Cars & Motor Vehicle Titles
/services/public-safety/Public Safety
/services/public-safety/alcohol/Alcoholic Beverage Control
/services/public-safety/animal...Animal Care & Control
/services/public-safety/crimin...Criminal Justice, Forensics, Public Safety Professionals
/services/public-safety/emerge...Fire, Emergency & Natural Disasters
/services/public-safety/firearms/Firearm/Handgun Permits
/services/public-safety/public...Public Health, Occupational & Consumer Safety
/services/public-safety/transp...Transportation Safety
/services/public-safety/inform...Information Security
/services/recreation-and-culture/Recreation & Culture
/services/recreation-and-cultu...Boating, Fishing & Hunting
/services/recreation-and-cultu...Forests, Parks & Tourism
/services/recreation-and-cultu...Landmarks, Museums & Memorials
/services/recreation-and-cultu...Wineries, Breweries & Virginia ABC
/services/transportation/Transportation
/services/transportation/publi...Commuting & Public Transit
/services/transportation/custo...E-Zpass, DMV and VDOT Customer Service Centers
/services/transportation/licen...Licenses, License Plates, Registration & Driving Records
/services/transportation/selli...Selling Motor Vehicles
/services/transportation/traff...Traffic, Safety & Air Pollution
/services/transportation/busin...Transportation Business Opportunities
https://twitter.com/virginiado...New window External No Text
https://www.instagram.com/virg...New window External No Text
/hispanic-heritage-month/Hispanic Heritage Month in Virginia
/coronavirus/Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia
https://virginiajobs.peopleadm...New window External Subdomain Find a job in Virginia government
http://www.scc.virginia.gov/cl...New window External Subdomain Register your business name & obtain a business license
https://dhp.virginiainteractiv...New window External Subdomain Health professional license lookup
https://edirect.virginia.gov/E...New window External Subdomain eDirect / Time, Attendance and Leave (TAL)
https://www.dss.virginia.gov/b...New window External Subdomain Department of Social Services Food Assistance Check your eligibility, apply for SNAP, and get monthly benefits to buy heSNAP, and get monthly benefits to buy healthy, nutritious foods for yourself ...
/services/business/Business Employer services Professional licenses Business tax center and more
/services/economy/Economy Registered apprenticeships Housing Regional development and more
/services/education/Education College savings plans Teacher Licensure and more
/services/employment/Employment Find a job Payline Retirement plans Workers' compensation and more
/services/environment/Environment & Natural Resources Report pollution Inspection and grading services Air quality forecasts and more
/services/family-and-health/Family & Health Social service benefits Veterans services Vital records and more
/services/finance/Finance Unclaimed property File a tax return How to become a CPA and more
/services/government/Government Elections and voting Notary Commissions Online court services and more
/services/licenses/Licenses Driver's licenses Business licenses Hunting and fishing licenses Healthcare licenses and more
/services/public-safety/Public Safety Criminal history record check Disaster preparedness VDOT customer service center and more
/services/recreation-and-culture/Recreation & Culture Museums Travel guides Find a state park and more
/services/transportation/Transportation Public transit service locator Become a car dealer Safety service patrol and more
https://www.elections.virginia...New window External Subdomain Department of Elections Be a Virginia Voter This November, Virginia elects a governor, lieutenant governor, attorney genernor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and its House of Delegates. The...
/hispanic-heritage-month/New window IMG-ALT Hispanic Heritage Month Feature Image
/hispanic-heritage-month/New window Text duplicate Hispanic Heritage Month
https://www.211virginia.org/co...New window External IMG-ALT 211 Virginia Logo
https://www.211virginia.org/co...New window External Find needed social services
https://www.vaemergency.gov/em...New window External IMG-ALT Emergency Kit Feature Photo
https://www.vaemergency.gov/em...New window External Stock Your Emergency Kit
https://gooutdoorsvirginia.com/New window External IMG-ALT Hand holding a Virginia fishing license
https://gooutdoorsvirginia.com/New window External Get Licensed - Online
/womens-history-month/Learn More
/black-history-month/Text duplicate Learn More
https://www.governor.virginia....New window External Subdomain governor.virginia.gov GovernorRalph S. Northam
IMG-ALT Governor Ralph Northam
https://www.ltgov.virginia.gov/New window External Subdomain ltgov.virginia.gov Lieutenant GovernorJustin E. Fairfax
IMG-ALT Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax
https://www.oag.state.va.us/New window External Subdomain oag.state.va.us Attorney GeneralMark R. Herring
IMG-ALT Attorney General Mark Herring
/state-government/About Virginia Government
https://commonwealthcalendar.v...New window External Subdomain Full Calendar
/state-government/Text duplicate State Government
/state-government/Text duplicate Government
/state-government/business/Text duplicate Business
/state-government/education/Text duplicate Education
/state-government/recreation/Text duplicate Recreation
/local-government/Text duplicate Local Government
/agencies/Text duplicate Agencies
/services/Text duplicate Services & Resources
/services/business/Text duplicate Business
/services/economy/Text duplicate Economy
/services/education/Text duplicate Education
/services/employment/Text duplicate Employment
/services/environment/Text duplicate Environment & Natural Resources
/services/family-and-health/Text duplicate Family & Health
/services/finance/Text duplicate Finance
/services/government/Text duplicate Government
/services/licenses/Text duplicate Licenses
/services/public-safety/Text duplicate Public Safety
/services/recreation-and-culture/Text duplicate Recreation & Culture
/services/transportation/Text duplicate Transportation
https://www.virginia.gov/Virginia.gov
IMG-ALT Virginia.gov Logo
https://www.governor.virginia....New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Governor
/privacy-policy/Text duplicate Privacy Policy
https://www.virginia.gov/contact/Text duplicate Contact

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.virginia.gov/"
HTTP header
(Important)
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is slow (1.17 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 4 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
This page only loads 1 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (50 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateSun, 26 Sep 2021 08:47:42 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
content-length8699
connectionkeep-alive
set-cookie178 Characters
set-cookie205 Characters
serverApache
strict-transport-securitymax-age=31536000; includeSubDomains
last-modifiedTue, 21 Sep 2021 21:29:17 GMT
etag"c7b7-5cc8817000c78-gzip"
accept-rangesbytes
varyAccept-Encoding,User-Agent
content-encodinggzip
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

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 66,724 referring domains.
This page has 27,574,215 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 42,205 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 2788 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

User-agent: *
Disallow: /search
Disallow: /404
Disallow: /home-features
Disallow: /agencies/*/services
Sitemap: https://www.virginia.gov/sitemap.xml

Search preview

www.virginia.gov
Home | Virginia.gov
The official website of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Learn about Virginia government, contact a state agency, and find the services and resources you need.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
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Virginia91%Check
Virginia government72%Check
Virginia Business66%Check
Services54%Check
Government54%Check
Resources54%Check
Services Resources54%Check
State Government52%Check
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