Colum.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
80% 
Page structure
58% 
Link structure
58% 
Server
0% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.98 s
File size
41.00 kB
Words
545
Media files
8
Number of links
134 internal / 32 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
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
(Critically important)
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
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.colum.edu/
There is a valid canonical link specified.
Language
(Somewhat important)
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
(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

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descriptionColumbia 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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og:titleColumbia College Chicago
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og:descriptionColumbia 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. Dedicated to academic excellence and long-term career success, Columbia College Chicago creates a dynamic, challenging and collaborative space for students who experience the world through a creative lens.
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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 545 words. That's ok.
17.1% 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.
5 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 21.6 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 16 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The following tag is repeated too often: info for
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
...ui/columbia-college-chicago-wordmark.pngColumbia College Chicago Wordmark
...-events/news/2023/columbia-2023_hero.pngoutdoor convocation stage with crowd and tents
...stence-scholarship-recipients_2023_m.pnghead shots of the four students
...ments/2023/calendar-november-medium.jpegUpcoming Events at Columbia College Chicago
...wood-reporter-ranking-graphic_2023_m.png'The Hollywood Reporter' Once Again Names Columbia’s Music Composition for Screen MFA the Best in World
...mbia-chronicle-anniversary-collage_m.png'The Columbia Chronicle' Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary
...ui/columbia-college-chicago-wordmark.pngColumbia College Chicago homepage

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Columbia College Chicago
The H1 heading is perfect.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Columbia College Chicago
H2 Main Navigation
H3 CREATIVE CAREERS MADE HERE
H3 Persistence Scholarships Support Student Success
H3 Upcoming Events at Columbia College Chicago
H3 'The Hollywood Reporter' Once Again Names Columbia’s Music Composition for Screen MFA the Best in World
H3 'The Columbia Chronicle' Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary
H4 Info for
H4 About Columbia
H4 Visit Campus
H4 Unleashed 2023
H4 Graduate Studies Info Sessions
H5 Back
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Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
There are 1 links with a trivial anchor text.
The number of internal links is ok.
All internal links are not using dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (32) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.colum.edu/IMG-ALT Columbia College Chicago Wordmark
/academics/index.htmlAcademics
/academics/index.htmlText duplicate Academics
/academics/majors-and-programs...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://catalog.colum.edu/External Subdomain Catalog
https://library.colum.edu/External Subdomain Library
/academics/faculty/index.htmlOur Faculty
/academics/alumni/index.htmlOur Alumni ›
/academics/alumni/index.htmlOur Alumni
/academics/alumni/demo-magazine/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/index.htmlMedia 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
/admissions/index.htmlAdmissions & Financial Aid
/admissions/index.htmlText duplicate Admissions & Financial Aid
/admissions/requirements/index...Apply Now ›
/admissions/requirements/fresh...Freshman
/admissions/requirements/trans...Transfer
/admissions/requirements/gradu...Graduate
/admissions/requirements/inter...International
/admissions/requirements/secon...Second Bachelor's
/admissions/requirements/retur...Returning Students
/admissions/requirements/nonde...Nondegree Seeking
/admissions/additional-informa...Undergraduate
/admissions/additional-informa...Text duplicate Graduate
/admissions/additional-informa...Anchor Orientation
/admissions/visit-us/index.htmlVisit Us ›
https://apply.colum.edu/portal...External Subdomain Campus Tours
/admissions/visit-us/virtual.htmlVirtual Events
/admissions/visit-us/graduate-...Graduate Events
/admissions/visit-us/off-campu...Off-Campus Events
/admissions/discover.htmlDiscover Columbia
/columbia-central/index.htmlFinancial Aid
/admissions/additional-informa...Scholarships
/columbia-central/where-to-sta...Tuition
/admissions/additional-informa...Veterans
/admissions/additional-informa...Student Counselors & Advocates
/campus-life/index.htmlCampus Life
/campus-life/index.htmlText duplicate Campus Life
/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://www.colum.edu/studentorgsStudent Organizations
https://studentcenter.colum.edu/External Subdomain Student Center
/campus-life/index.htmlAnchor Health & Safety
/campus-life/index.htmlAnchor Support Services
https://engage.colum.edu/eventsNew window External Subdomain Events on Campus
/campus-life/manifest/index.htmlManifest Urban Arts Festival
/news-and-events/index.htmlNews
/news-and-events/index.htmlText duplicate News
/news-and-events/announcements...Announcements
/news-and-events/articles/in-t...In The News
/news-and-events/publications-...Publications & Blogs
/news-and-events/rankings-and-...Rankings & Awards
/news-and-events/galleries-and...Events & Spaces
/news-and-events/for-journalis...For Media
/givetocolumbiaNew window Give
/givetocolumbiaNew window Give Online Now
/alumninetworkNew window The Alumni Network
/contactdevelopmentNew window Contact Development
https://www.colum.edu/applyApply
/admissions/visit-us/index.htmlVisit
https://students.colum.edu/External Subdomain Students
https://www.colum.edu/facultyFaculty & Staff
https://students.colum.edu/par...External Subdomain Parents
https://www.colum.edu/alumniNew window Alumni
https://www.colum.edu/givingDonors
https://students.colum.edu/car...External Subdomain Employers
https://about.colum.edu/human-...External Subdomain Careers at Columbia
/safetyresourcesSafety, Title IX & Wellness
/backtogether/indexCOVID-19 Protocols
https://about.colum.edu/External Subdomain Facts
https://about.colum.edu/missio...External Subdomain Mission & History
https://about.colum.edu/leader...External Subdomain Board of Trustees
https://about.colum.edu/presid...External Subdomain President
https://about.colum.edu/provost/External Subdomain Provost
https://about.colum.edu/divers...External Subdomain Diversity
https://about.colum.edu/strate...External Subdomain Strategic Initiatives
https://my.colum.edu/External Subdomain MyColumbia
https://canvas.colum.edu/External Subdomain Canvas
https://directory.colum.edu/External Subdomain Directory
https://www.colum.edu/Anchor No Text
/strike-information.htmlTrivial anchor text
click here
/academics/majors-and-programs...SEE OUR PROGRAMS
/admissions/visit-us/index.htmlVisit Campus Join us in person for a campus tour or a one-on-one appointment. Visit Us
/unleashed-gala-2023Unleashed 2023 Join Columbia College Chicago for an immersive experience designed, curated, and driven by students. Learn More
/admissions/visit-us/graduate-...Graduate Studies Info Sessions Learn more about our graduate programs with department-specific information sessions! Register Now
/news-and-events/announcements...LEARN MORE
/news-and-events/announcements...Upcoming Events at Columbia College Chicago A summary of upcoming public events at Columbia College Chicago.
IMG-ALT Upcoming Events at Columbia College Chicago
/news-and-events/announcements...'The Hollywood Reporter' Once Again Names Columbia’s Music Composition for Screen MFA the Best in World For the second year in a row, “The Hollywood Reporter...
IMG-ALT 'The Hollywood Reporter' Once Again Names Columbia’s Music Composition for Screen MFA the Best in World
/news-and-events/announcements...'The Columbia Chronicle' Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary Columbia launched the school’s first student newspaper “CC Writer” in 1973. Renamed “The Columbia Ch...
IMG-ALT 'The Columbia Chronicle' Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary
https://www.colum.edu/Columbia College Chicago homepage
IMG-ALT Columbia College Chicago homepage
https://twitter.com/ColumbiaChiNew window External Columbia College Chicago Twitter
A-TITLE Columbia College Chicago Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/colum...New window External Columbia College Chicago Facebook
A-TITLE Columbia College Chicago Facebook
https://www.instagram.com/colu...New window External Columbia College Chicago Instagram
A-TITLE Columbia College Chicago Instagram
https://www.youtube.com/user/C...New window External Columbia College Chicago YouTube
A-TITLE Columbia College Chicago YouTube
/contact.htmlContact Us
/academics/index.htmlText duplicate Academics
/academics/majors-and-programs...Text duplicate Majors & Programs
/academics/graduate-studies/in...Text duplicate Graduate Studies
/academics/academic-calendar.htmlText duplicate Academic Calendar
/academics/faculty/index.htmlText duplicate Our Faculty
https://apply.colum.edu/regist...New window External Subdomain Request Info
/admissions/index.htmlAdmissions
/admissions/requirements/index...Application Requirements
/admissions/additional-informa...Portfolios and Auditions
/columbia-central/index.htmlText duplicate Financial Aid
/admissions/additional-informa...Text duplicate Scholarships
https://www.colum.edu/applyText duplicate Apply
/campus-life/index.htmlText duplicate Campus Life
/campus-life/housing/index.htmlText duplicate Housing
/campus-life/living-in-chicago...Text duplicate Living in Chicago
/campus-life/student-support/c...Text duplicate Career Center
https://manifest.colum.edu/External Subdomain Manifest
/admissions/visit-us/index.htmlText duplicate Visit
/news-and-events/index.htmlText duplicate News
/news-and-events/announcements...Text duplicate Announcements
/news-and-events/articles/in-t...In the News
/news-and-events/publications-...Text duplicate Publications & Blogs
/news-and-events/galleries-and...Text duplicate Events & Spaces
/safetyresourcesNew window Text duplicate Safety, Title IX & Wellness
https://students.colum.edu/ind...External Subdomain Text duplicate Students
https://www.colum.edu/facultyNew window Text duplicate Faculty & Staff
https://students.colum.edu/par...External Subdomain Text duplicate Parents
https://www.colum.edu/alumniText duplicate Alumni
/givetocolumbiaNew window Text duplicate Give
https://students.colum.edu/ind...External Subdomain Text duplicate Students
https://www.colum.edu/facultyNew window Text duplicate Faculty & Staff
https://students.colum.edu/par...External Subdomain Text duplicate Parents
https://colum.edu/alumniNew window Text duplicate Alumni
/academics/index.htmlText duplicate Academics
/admissions/index.htmlText duplicate Admissions
/campus-life/index.htmlText duplicate Campus Life
/news-and-events/index.htmlText duplicate News
https://directory.colum.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Directory
/site-map.htmlSite Map
/privacy.htmlPrivacy Policy
/accessibility.htmlAccessibility
https://about.colum.edu/consum...External Subdomain Consumer Information
https://about.colum.edu/index....External Subdomain About

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.colum.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.98 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 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 16 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 (41 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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dateFri, 01 Dec 2023 14:42:20 GMT
serverApache
access-control-allow-origin*
transfer-encodingchunked
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(Nice to have)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 5,059 referring domains.
This page has 42,507 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 3,076 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 13077 shares and comments on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

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Search preview

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.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Columbia81%Check
College81%Check
Chicago81%Check
Columbia College81%Check
Columbia College Chicago81%Check
Student52%Check
Graduate50%Check
Creative50%Check
graduate students49%Check
Students48%Check

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