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Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
1.31 s
File size
102.70 kB
Media files
Number of links
88 internal / 10 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
Bowie, MD - Official Website | Official Website
There are word repetitions in the page title.
The length of the page title is perfect. (414 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is empty.
(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 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

viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1
Content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8

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Page quality

(Critically important)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
This page contains 831 words. That's ok.
25.8% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
10 paragraphs were found on this page.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 19.13 words is good.
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website loads 6 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)
Empty bold or strong tags were found on this page.
The amount of tags is very high (22). We recommend using a maximum of 17 tags for this page.
Some tags are too long. With 131 characters this one is longer than 70 characters:
"view the fy 2021 proposed budget view tentative changes to fy21 proposed budget fy21 financial advisor..."
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.

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
City Logo
The H1 heading is too short (9 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 26 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 City Logo
H2 Take 10 for the Census
H3 Share
H3 Site Tools
H3 May 2020
H3 May 2020 Duplicate text
H3 Council Set to Adopt FY 2021 Budget on May 27 Home Spotlight Budget
H3 Coronavirus Disease Updates & Guidance
H3 Contact Us
H3 Connect With Us
H3 Quick Links
H4 COVID-19 Update for May 22
H4 Primary Election Day is June 2 - Mail in Ballots Now
H4 Prince George's Stay at Home Order Will Remain in Place through June 1st
H4 CARES Act Relief Funding Public Hearing
H4 Wed, May 27
H4 Fri, May 29
H4 Tue, Jun 9
H4 Sat, Jun 13
H4 Mon, Jun 15
H4 Tue, May 26
H4 Tue, May 26 Duplicate text
H4 Wed, May 27 Duplicate text
H4 Mon, Jun 1
H4 Mon, Jun 1 Duplicate text
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 amount of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
There are 10 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text Skip to Main Content
/MyAccount/ProfileCreateCreate an Account
/MyAccountSign In
/9/Our-CommunityOur Community
/35/Doing-BusinessDoing Business
/31/How-Do-IHow Do I... City Logo
/137/City-CouncilCITY COUNCIL
/152/ElectionsCITY ELECTIONS
/Search/ResultsIMG-ALT Go to Site Search
/Layout/WidgetShare/ShareLink/...New window Facebook
/Layout/WidgetShare/ShareLink/...New window Twitter
/Layout/WidgetShare/ShareLink/...New window Pinterest
/Layout/WidgetShare/ShareLink/...New window Delicious
/Layout/WidgetShare/ShareLink/...New window Blogger
/Layout/WidgetShare/ShareLink/...New window LinkedIn
/MyAccountMy Account Printer Friendly
/EmailPageEmail Page
/directory.aspxContact Us
/SiteMapSite Map Translate Page
/index.aspx?nid=187Online Payments
https://bowie.munisselfservice...External Subdomain Employment
/150/PolicePolice Department
/1137/Trash-and-RecyclingTrash & Recycling News Events Meetings Text duplicate News
/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2489COVID-19 Update for May 22
/Archive.aspx?AMID=109&Type=Re...Read the full May 22 COVID-19 update.
/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2483Primary Election Day is June 2 - Mail in Ballots Now
/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2483Read on...
/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2467Prince George's Stay at Home Order Will Remain in Place through June 1st
/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2467Text duplicate Read on...
/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2490CARES Act Relief Funding Public Hearing
/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2490Text duplicate Read on...
/CivicAlerts.aspx?CID=1View All Text duplicate Events
/Calendar.aspx?EID=6949Public Safety Committee - May Meeting 5/27 (Virtual)
/Calendar.aspx?EID=6767Bowie Playhouse - "Matilda" - CANCELED
/Calendar.aspx?EID=6430Fairy Tale Fun
/Calendar.aspx?EID=6850Weed Warrior Workday
/Calendar.aspx?EID=6858Green Team Executive Committee Meeting
/calendar.aspx?CID=56,Text duplicate View All Text duplicate Meetings
/calendar.aspx?view=list&year=...Text duplicate 27
/Calendar.aspx?EID=6946Green Team Executive Committee Meeting - Virtual
/Calendar.aspx?EID=6945Bowie Advisory Planning Board - Virtual Meeting
/Calendar.aspx?EID=6947Special City Council Meeting - Virtual
/Calendar.aspx?EID=6722Regular City Council Meeting
/Calendar.aspx?EID=6950Text duplicate CARES Act Relief Funding Public Hearing
/calendar.aspx?CID=57,Text duplicate View All
/Archive.aspx?AMID=47&Type=RecentNew window View the FY 2021 Proposed Budget
/DocumentCenter/View/9734/Tent...New window View tentative changes to FY21 Proposed Budget
A-TITLE Tentative Changes
/DocumentCenter/View/9802/FY20...New window FY21 Financial Advisory Committee Letter to Council
/Archive.aspx?AMID=109&Type=Re...Bowie COVID-19 update page
/Archive.aspx?ADID=3051New window May issue of the Bowie News Flash
/<p>View <a href="https:/gover...New window Governor Hogan's Announcement CDC Situation Summary window External Subdomain Maryland Department of Health
https://www.princegeorgescount...New window External Prince George's County Health Department window External Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Resource Center
/ Bowie Counts Census 2020 PSA Like Us Follow Us window External Watch Us
/2253/Keeping-in-TouchMore Ways to Keep in Touch
/QuickLinks.aspx?CID=94,Quick Links
/749/Ball-Field-StatusField Status
/769/City-HolidaysCity Holidays
/directory.aspxStaff Directory window External Subdomain Status of Flags
/Faq.aspx?QID=58How do I contact a City Councilmember?
/Faq.aspx?QID=59What is the trash and recycling schedule for my neighborhood?
/Faq.aspx?QID=207How do I reach the Bowie Police Department? duplicate Home
/sitemapText duplicate Site Map
/site/copyrightCopyright Notices

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to ""
HTTP header
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is slow (1.31 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 website loads 5 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 6 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (103 kB).

HTTP Response Header

cache-controlprivate, s-maxage=600,no-transform
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
etag" "
set-cookie25 Characters
set-cookie25 Characters
set-cookie25 Characters
set-cookie137 Characters
x-xss-protection1; mode=block
content-security-policyframe-ancestors 'self' https://* http://*; img-src * data:; worker-src * data: blob: 'unsafe-eval' 'unsafe-inline'; script-src * about: 'unsafe-inline' 'unsafe-eval'; style-src * 'unsafe-inline'; media-src * blob:; font-src * data:; default-src *
dateTue, 26 May 2020 04:46:51 GMT

External factors

(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This website is not listed on the Shallalist.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 879 referring domains.
This website has 10,793 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 794 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This website is not very popular on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Links from Wikipedia

No links from Wikipedia were found.


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Disallow: /map.asp
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Sitemap: /sitemap.xml
Disallow: /RSS.aspx
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Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments

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Search preview

Most important keywords

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City Council46%Check
in MD40%Check
City Council Meeting39%Check
CARES Act36%Check

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