Cornell.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
56% 
Page structure
98% 
Link structure
66% 
Server
54% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.58 s
File size
63.90 kB
Words
608
Media files
11
Number of links
56 internal / 86 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Cornell University
The page title is too short. (160 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Cornell University is a private research university that provides an exceptional education for undergraduates and graduate and professional students. Cornell's colleges and schools encompass more than 100 fields of study, with locations in Ithaca, New York, New York City and Doha, Qatar.
The meta description is too long: 1783 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
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 character encoding is not specified in the HTTP header.
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
authorOffice of Web Communications, Cornell University
copyrightCopyright (c) 2022 Cornell University
descriptionCornell University is a private research university that provides an exceptional education for undergraduates and graduate and professional students. Cornell's colleges and schools encompass more than 100 fields of study, with locations in Ithaca, New York, New York City and Doha, Qatar.
keywordsuniversity, ivy league, research, undergraduate research, graduate research, transnational, land grant, new york, agriculture and life sciences, architecture, art, planning, arts and sciences, engineering, hotel administration, human ecology, industrial and labor relations, law, business, medicine, pre-med, veterinary medicine, vet school
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X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
No paragraphs were detected.
This page contains 608 words. That's ok.
11.3% 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)
Multiple viewport tags are given. There should only be one.
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 12 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "user-scalable = yes" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 12 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
1 images have no alt attribute. The content of alt attributes is used by search engines.
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
.../E710A71D-9ABD-CF8B-5699D113B4A1936E.jpgCornell Reunion Weekend
.../0F538CCF-B72D-56EC-91C1F318AF1C6867.jpgClass of 2022 celebrates at Commencement
.../2674B01B-983E-FE88-7FE6D16990C6AE59.jpgNo alt attribute provided
.../E7048AAF-9665-A44F-C734C7DA7264D7AE.jpgCornell Reunion Weekend
.../E6E59EB4-0A2D-32E2-64F57CD7EB4C21AC.jpgCornell Reunion Weekend
.../E71FCC07-CEA7-5398-5A27790294DA99EE.jpgCornell Reunion Weekend
.../909D33CF-BEBF-8338-1C123A0164D34371.jpgCosmos at the Johnson Museum
.../E2506C1C-FE31-8A06-4DC9D47C9E9955B8.jpgSeniors canoe on Beebe Lake
/assets/images/campaign/ezra.jpgEzra Cornell statue imposed over a red background in front of a large floating letter C (for Cornell). Text in the background says 'to do the greatest good' and is in Ezra Cornell's actual handwriting.
...mm.cornell.edu/photos/campaign/TDTGG.pngImage of handwritten text that says: To do he greatest good: The Campaign for Cornell University

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Cornell University
The H1 heading is too short (18 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Cornell University
H2 Cornell Chronicle
H2 Popular Destinations
H2 Important dates
H2 Explore #Cornell on Social Media
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 too many external links (86) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.cornell.edu/Anchor Skip to content
https://www.cornell.edu/Cornell University
A-TITLE Cornell.edu Homepage
https://www.cornell.edu/aboutAbout Cornell
https://www.cornell.edu/aboutText duplicate About Cornell
https://www.cornell.edu/about/Overview
/about/facts.cfmUniversity Facts
/about/maps/Maps & Directions
/about/mission.cfmMission & Vision
/about/values.cfmCore Values
/about/locations/Locations
/about/locations/ithaca/Ithaca
/about/locations/nyc/New York City
https://diversity.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Diversity
https://indigenous.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Indigenous Engagement
https://economicimpact.cornell...External Subdomain Economic Impact
https://sustainability.cornell...External Subdomain Sustainability
https://global.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Global
https://leadership.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Cornell Leadership
/admissions/Admissions
/admissions/Text duplicate Overview
https://admissions.cornell.edu...External Subdomain Apply
https://admissions.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Admissions
https://admissions.cornell.edu...External Subdomain Dates and Deadlines
https://admissions.cornell.edu...External Subdomain Costs and Aid
https://gradschool.cornell.edu...External Subdomain Text duplicate Admissions
https://gradschool.cornell.edu...External Subdomain Fields of Study
https://gradschool.cornell.edu...External Subdomain Financial Support
https://sce.cornell.edu/course...External Subdomain Summer Sessions
https://sce.cornell.edu/course...External Subdomain Winter Sessions
https://sce.cornell.edu/course...External Subdomain Part-time Study
/academics/Academics
https://www.cornell.edu/academicsText duplicate Academics
/academics/Text duplicate Overview
/academics/fields.cfmText duplicate Fields of Study
/academics/colleges.cfmColleges & Schools
/academics/departments.cfmDepartments
/academics/library.cfmLibrary
/academics/continuing.cfmContinuing Education
https://provost.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Office of the Provost
https://registrar.cornell.edu/...External Subdomain Academic Calendar
http://courses.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Course Catalog
https://globallearning.cornell...External Subdomain Global Learning
https://learninggoals.cornell....External Subdomain Learning Goals
https://www.cornell.edu/researchResearch
https://www.cornell.edu/researchText duplicate Overview
https://research.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Extreme Talent. Radical Collaboration. Results That Matter.
https://research.cornell.edu/r...External Subdomain Vice President for Research and Innovation
https://research.cornell.edu/f...External Subdomain Centers & Institutes
https://ctl.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Technology Licensing (CTL)
https://gradschool.cornell.edu...External Subdomain Graduate Research
https://undergraduateresearch....External Subdomain Undergraduate Research
https://research.cornell.edu/r...External Subdomain OVPRI Research Publications
/engagement/Public Engagement
/engagement/Text duplicate Overview
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain CCE helps Buffalo get school food truck rolling
https://cals.cornell.edu/corne...External Subdomain Cornell Cooperative Extension
https://engagedcornellhub.corn...External Subdomain Engaged Cornell Hub
https://landgrant.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Land Grant to New York State
https://ny.cornell.edu/External Subdomain New York State Impact
/life-at-cornell/Life at Cornell
/life-at-cornell/Text duplicate Life at Cornell
/life-at-cornell/Text duplicate Overview
/life-at-cornell/athletics.cfmAthletics & Recreation
/life-at-cornell/arts.cfmArts & Culture
/life-at-cornell/health.cfmHealth & Safety
/life-at-cornell/live.cfmLive, Work, Travel
/life-at-cornell/student-life.cfmStudent Life
https://diversity.cornell.edu/...External Subdomain Find Your Networks
https://scl.cornell.edu/get-in...External Subdomain Center for First-Year Students
https://scl.cornell.edu/get-in...External Subdomain Clubs & Student Groups
http://admissions.cornell.edu/...External Subdomain Undergraduate
http://www.gradschool.cornell....External Subdomain Graduate
https://www.cornell.edu/visitVisit
http://www.giving.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Give
https://www.studentessentials....External Subdomain Students
https://families.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Families
https://cuinfo.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Faculty & Staff
https://alumni.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Alumni
https://covid.cornell.edu/External Subdomain COVID-19 Website
https://covid.cornell.edu/test...External Subdomain Covid-19 Dashboard
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain 2-mile borehole to reveal viability of campus’ geothermal future
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Overlooked, undervalued: Cornell research seeks to elevate home care workers
http://news.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Cornell Chronicle
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Cornell Law instructor advises NFL on diversity hiring
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain NYC exhibition features plight of the ninespotted lady beetle
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Antibodies in breast milk help shape infants’ gut bacteria and immunity
http://news.cornell.edu/External Subdomain More news
http://news.cornell.edu/media-...External Subdomain For media
/admissions/Text duplicate Admissions
https://www.cornell.edu/weather/Weather
/about/maps/Maps and Directions
/academics/calendar/Text duplicate Academic Calendar
/academics/colleges.cfmColleges and Schools
/search/people.cfmDirectory Search
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Researchers consider invisible hurdles in digital ag design
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Technology helps self-driving cars learn from own memories
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain Summer 3-Week 3, 6-Week, and 8-Week Instruction Ends
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain 6-Week and 8-Week Summer Sessions Final Exams
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain Instruction Begins
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain NYC mayors, Cornell presidents celebrate 10 years of Cornell Tech NYC mayors, Cornell presidents celebrate 10 years of Cornell Tech Keep reading University R...
A-TITLE NYC mayors, Cornell presidents celebrate 10 years of Cornell Tech
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Students reclaim lost milestone at first Pride Prom Students reclaim lost milestone at first Pride Prom Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Students reclaim lost milestone at first Pride Prom
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Equine eye docs help horse regain sight Equine eye docs help horse regain sight Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Equine eye docs help horse regain sight
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Finger Lakes Land Trust, once a master’s project, conserves 28K acres Finger Lakes Land Trust, once a master’s project, conserves 28K acres Keep reading Univ...
A-TITLE Finger Lakes Land Trust, once a master’s project, conserves 28K acres
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Cornellian-founded company implants 3D-bioprinted ear Cornellian-founded company implants 3D-bioprinted ear Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Cornellian-founded company implants 3D-bioprinted ear
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Wu encourages grads to embrace their stories Wu encourages grads to embrace their stories Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Wu encourages grads to embrace their stories
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Flat fee for course materials aims to increase student success Flat fee for course materials aims to increase student success Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Flat fee for course materials aims to increase student success
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Student films document Cornell’s LGBTQ history Student films document Cornell’s LGBTQ history Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Student films document Cornell’s LGBTQ history
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Student’s illustrations bring wildlife book to life Student’s illustrations bring wildlife book to life Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Student’s illustrations bring wildlife book to life
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Five student groups win Cornell Tech Startup Awards Five student groups win Cornell Tech Startup Awards Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Five student groups win Cornell Tech Startup Awards
https://socialmedia.cornell.ed...External Subdomain Social Media Directory
https://socialmedia.cornell.ed...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Cornell Reunion Weekend
A-TITLE Social Media Directory
https://greatestgood.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Explore
/about/mission.cfm“I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.”
/about/mission.cfmEzra Cornell, 1868
/video/glorious-to-view-trailerNew window Glorious to View Video
A-TITLE Play button for Glorious to View video
/video/glorious-to-view-trailerNew window Experience Cornell
https://registrar.cornell.edu/...External Subdomain Text duplicate Academic Calendar
https://leadership.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Leadership
https://hr.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Careers
https://events.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Events
https://news.cornell.edu/External Subdomain News
https://titleix.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Title IX
https://emergency.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Emergency Preparedness
https://www.cornell.edu/visit/Campus Tours
/about/maps/Text duplicate Maps & Directions
/about/locations/nyc/travel-re...Ithaca-NYC Travel
https://museum.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Johnson Museum
https://cornellbotanicgardens....External Botanic Gardens
/about/locations/ithaca/Text duplicate Ithaca
/live-view/Live View
https://www.cornell.edu/weather/Weather 85°F / 29°C
https://greatestgood.cornell.edu/External Subdomain IMG-ALT Image of handwritten text that says: To do he greatest good: The Campaign for Cornell University
/about/locations/ithaca/Ithaca, New York
https://privacy.cornell.edu/External Subdomain University Privacy
/accessibility-assistance.cfmWeb Accessibility Assistance
/copyright.cfmCopyright
/site-info.cfmSite Information
https://www.cornell.edu/contactContact
https://www.facebook.com/CornellExternal Facebook
A-TITLE Find us on Facebook
https://twitter.com/CornellExternal Twitter
A-TITLE Follow us on Twitter
http://instagram.com/cornellun...External Instagram
A-TITLE Find us on Instagram
https://www.youtube.com/c/CornellExternal YouTube
A-TITLE Watch us on YouTube

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.cornell.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
The X-powered header is sent within the response header. (unnecessary)
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.58 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 12 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 (64 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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keep-alivetimeout=5, max=100
content-typetext/html
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accept-rangesbytes
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serverMicrosoft-IIS/10.0
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x-powered-byARR/3.0
dateWed, 22 Jun 2022 23:15:31 GMT
content-length14306
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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 217,537 referring domains.
This page has 46,873,965 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 121,156 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 9789 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

User-agent: *
Crawl-Delay: 6
Disallow: /_dynamic_files/
Disallow: /_tasks/
Disallow: /test/
Disallow: /tools/
Disallow: /template/
Disallow: /search/
Disallow: /visit/plan/
Disallow: /video/kaltura/
Disallow: /video/tasks/
Disallow: /server-health-check/


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Disallow: /cuinfo/specialconditions/
Disallow: /_includes/header.cfm

User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/6.0) LinkCheck by Siteimprove.com
Disallow: /cuinfo/specialconditions/
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User-agent: HTML validator: Siteimprove_W3C_Validator/1.3
Disallow: /cuinfo/specialconditions/
Disallow: /_includes/header.cfm

User-agent: CSS Validator: Jigsaw/2.3.0 W3C_CSS_Validator_JFouffa/2.0
Disallow: /cuinfo/specialconditions/
Disallow: /_includes/header.cfm

Search preview

www.cornell.edu
Cornell University
Cornell University is a private research university that provides an exceptional education for undergraduates and graduate and professional students. Cornell's colleges and schools encompass more than 100 fields of study, with locations in Ithaca, New York, New York City and Doha, Qatar.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Cornell93%Check
Cornell University85%Check
University75%Check
Cornell Research71%Check
Explore Cornell67%Check
Cornell Tech65%Check
Research University60%Check
Study46%Check
Student46%Check
Fields46%Check

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