Colum.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
27% 
Page structure
58% 
Link structure
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Server
1% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
1.05 s
File size
143.50 kB
Words
4355
Media files
64
Number of links
288 internal / 101 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
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Columbia College Chicago
The length of the page title is perfect. (240 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
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Columbia College Chicago is a private, nonprofit college offering a distinctive curriculum that blends creative and media arts, liberal arts, and business for nearly 7,000 students in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
There are more than one meta descriptions on the page. Only one is allowed.
The meta description is too long: 1474 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
Crawlability
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There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
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No canonical link is specified.
Language
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Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en-us
Server location: United States of America
The following language is defined by HTML: en-us
Alternate/Hreflang Links
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There are no alternate links specified on this page.
Other meta tags
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There is no rel next meta tag on this page.
There is no rel prev meta tag on this page.
Domain
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The domain is no subdomain.
The domain length is good.
The domain does not contain non-latin characters.
Page URL
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No session ID was found in the URL.
The URL does not have too many subdirectories.
Charset encoding
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The charset encoding (UTF-8) is set correctly.
Doctype
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The doctype HTML 5 is set correctly.
The doctype is placed at first in the HTML code.
Favicon
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The favicon is linked correctly.

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Page quality

Content
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The content of this page is too large (4355 words). Maybe the content could be divided into several pages.
There are 42 text duplicates on this page:
  • Duplicate 1: The best way to get to know Columbia is to immerse yourself in campus....
  • Duplicate 2: At the Career Center, our representatives will help you land an intern...
  • Duplicate 3: Complete the Daily Pre-Check and show your results to campus security ...
  • Duplicate 4: We expect new students to live in on-campus housing their first year. ...
  • Duplicate 5: Compare funding sources to your costs to determine if you need to borr...
  • Duplicate 6: From the Black Student Union to the Television Arts Collective to the ...
  • Duplicate 7: Learn more about Columbia's initiatives, events, awards, announcements...
  • Duplicate 8: Our faculty members are industry thought leaders whose creative work r...
  • Duplicate 9: Each gift makes a difference in the lives of our students and furthers...
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  • Duplicate 11: See a breakdown of estimated costs per semester, including tuition, ho...
  • Duplicate 12: Determine how much aid is available to you by filling out a FAFSA. Com...
32.1% 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.
63 paragraphs were found on this page.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
The average number of words per sentence of 15.23 words is good.
Frames
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This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
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No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 15 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
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The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 87 tags for this page.
Image SEO
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57 images have no alt attribute. The content of alt attributes is used by search engines.
Social Networks
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There are only a few social sharing widgets on the page. Make your website popular in social networks with social sharing widgets.
Additional markup
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No additional page markup was found.
HTTPS
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This website uses HTTPS to protect privacy and integrity of the exchanged data.
All included files are also transferred via HTTPS.

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...-and-events/news/2020/claytonsmith_m.jpgColumbia Faculty Member Roasts Coffee, Serves Knowledge
...nts/news/2020/caroline-harris-medium.jpgCaroline Harris MFA ’21 Publishes Short Story "Alchemist's Coffee" in Showbear Family Circus
https://www.colum.edu/javydesign-medium.jpgFashion Alum Javy Solano '17 on Developing his Brand and Moving Forward with Confidence
...ui/columbia-college-chicago-wordmark.pngColumbia College Chicago homepage

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Columbia College Chicago
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Headings
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There are 253 headings on the page. The amount of headings should be in a more proper relation to the amount of text.

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There are 1 links with a trivial anchor text.
The number of internal links is ok.
There are too many external links (101) on this page.
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https://www.colum.edu/IMG-ALT Columbia College Chicago
/academics/index.htmlAcademics
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/academics/majors-and-programs...Majors & Programs ›
/academics/majors-and-programs...Majors & Programs
/academics/majors-and-programs...Explore Majors & Programs
/academics/graduate-studies/in...Graduate Studies
/academics/columbia-core-curri...Core Curriculum ›
/academics/columbia-core-curri...Core Curriculum
/academics/columbia-core-curri...Honors Program
/academics/academic-calendar.htmlAcademic Calendar
https://library.colum.edu/External Subdomain Library
/academics/faculty/index.htmlFaculty
/academics/alumni/index.htmlAlumni ›
/academics/alumni/index.htmlAlumni Spotlights
/academics/alumni/demo-magazin...DEMO Magazine
/academics/alumni/notable/inde...Notable Alumni
/academics/fine-and-performing...Fine and Performing Arts ›
/academics/fine-and-performing...Fine and Performing Arts
/academics/fine-and-performing...Art and Art History
/academics/fine-and-performing...Business and Entrepreneurship
/academics/fine-and-performing...Dance
/academics/fine-and-performing...Design
/academics/fine-and-performing...Fashion Studies
/academics/fine-and-performing...Music
/academics/fine-and-performing...Photography
/academics/fine-and-performing...Theatre
/academics/liberal-arts-and-sc...Liberal Arts and Sciences ›
/academics/liberal-arts-and-sc...Liberal Arts and Sciences
/academics/liberal-arts-and-sc...American Sign Language
/academics/liberal-arts-and-sc...English and Creative Writing
/academics/liberal-arts-and-sc...Humanities, History and Social Sciences
/academics/liberal-arts-and-sc...Science and Mathematics
/academics/media-arts/indexMedia Arts ›
/academics/media-arts/index.htmlMedia Arts
/academics/media-arts/audio-ar...Audio Arts and Acoustics
/academics/media-arts/cinema-a...Cinema and Television Arts
/academics/media-arts/communic...Communication
/academics/media-arts/interact...Interactive Arts and Media
https://www.colum.edu/admissions/Admissions & Financial Aid
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/admissions/requirements/index...Apply Now ›
/admissions/requirements/fresh...Freshman
/admissions/requirements/trans...Transfer
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/admissions/additional-informa...Student Advocates
/admissions/visit-us/index.htmlVisit Us ›
/admissions/visit-us/index.htmlCampus Tours
/admissions/visit-us/graduate-...Graduate Events
/admissions/visit-us/off-campu...Off-Campus Events
/columbia-central/index.htmlFinancial Aid
/admissions/additional-informa...Scholarships
/columbia-central/where-to-sta...Tuition
/campus-life/index.htmlCampus Life
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/campus-life/housing/index.htmlHousing
/campus-life/living-in-chicago...Living in Chicago
/campus-life/student-spotlight...Student Spotlights
/campus-life/student-support/c...Career Center
https://events.colum.edu/searc...External Subdomain Student Organizations
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/campus-life/index.htmlAnchor Support Services
https://events.colum.edu/External Subdomain Events on Campus
/campus-life/manifest/index.htmlManifest Urban Arts Festival
/news-and-events/indexNews
/news-and-events/index.htmlNews & Events
/news-and-events/articles/inde...Columbia Stories
/news-and-events/announcements...Announcements
/news-and-events/news-releases...News Releases
/news-and-events/articles/in-t...In The News
/strategic-plan/index.htmlStrategic Plan Updates
/news-and-events/student-cente...Student Center
/news-and-events/social-media/...Social Media Directory
/news-and-events/publications-...Publications & Blogs
/news-and-events/galleries-and...Galleries & Spaces
/givetocolumbiaNew window Give
/givetocolumbiaNew window Give Online Now
https://www.colum.edu/waystogiveNew window Ways to Give
/contactdevelopmentNew window Contact Development
https://www.colum.edu/applyApply
/admissions/visit-us/index.htmlVisit
https://students.colum.edu/External Subdomain Students
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https://students.colum.edu/par...External Subdomain Parents
https://www.colum.edu/alumniAlumni
https://www.colum.edu/givingDonors
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https://about.colum.edu/human-...External Subdomain Careers at Columbia
https://about.colum.edu/External Subdomain Facts
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https://about.colum.edu/leader...External Subdomain Board of Trustees
https://about.colum.edu/presid...External Subdomain President
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https://my.colum.edu/External Subdomain MyColumbia
https://canvas.colum.edu/External Subdomain Canvas
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https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...External CDC's COVID-19 website
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/reopening/covid-19-case-updatesCovid Testing Dashboard
https://colum.qualtrics.com/jf...External Subdomain Daily Pre-check
https://manifest.colum.edu/External Subdomain Celebrate at Manifest Join us for Columbia's biggest party of the year on May 10. Learn More
https://columbiacollegechi.imo...External Subdomain Get Involved From mentoring students to career services and workshops, we've got you covered. Learn More
https://securelb.imodules.com/...External Subdomain support students Generous donors like you can empower the next generation of innovators. Learn More
/news-and-events/articles/2020...LEARN MORE
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/news-and-events/articles/in-t...Read the Latest News See what national news outlets are saying about Columbia students, alums, and faculty. Learn More
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/admissions/visit-us/index.htmlVisit Us The best way to get to know Columbia is to immerse yourself in campus. Attend a campus tour or on-campus event, or chat with a counselor. Plan Your ...
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/campus-life/student-support/c...Get Professional Experience At the Career Center, our representatives will help you land an internship and connect you with industry professionals. See Details
/academics/faculty/joan-giroux...Learn About Faculty Meet Joan Giroux, associate professor of Art and Art History, who practices and teaches her students the art of combining one's work with...
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/academics/faculty/rosita-sand...Learn About Faculty Meet Rosita Sands, interim dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, professor of music education, and multi-instrumentalist. Read ...
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The page response time is slow (1.05 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 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 15 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A Content Delivery Network like Google Hosted Libraries can save bandwidth for the JQuery files.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (144 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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dateFri, 30 Oct 2020 02:58:18 GMT
serverApache
access-control-allow-origin*
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/2

External factors

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This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 7,535 referring domains.
This page has 441,501 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 5,785 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
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The page has 0 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
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This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

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www.colum.edu
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago is a private, nonprofit college offering a distinctive curriculum that blends creative and media arts, liberal arts, and business for nearly 7,000 students in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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Columbia College81%Check
Columbia College Chicago80%Check
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know Columbia62%Check
Downtown Chicago56%Check
Columbia Faculty Member56%Check
Programs54%Check
Students54%Check

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