Grinnell.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
82% 
Page structure
100% 
Link structure
90% 
Server
79% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
1.33 s
File size
53.60 kB
Words
646
Media files
13
Number of links
66 internal / 31 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Grinnell College | Grinnell College
There are word repetitions in the page title.
The length of the page title is perfect. (303 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is missing.
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.grinnell.edu/
There is a valid canonical link 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
GeneratorDrupal 8 (https://www.drupal.org)
MobileOptimizedwidth
HandheldFriendlytrue
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
msapplication-TileColor#ffc40d
msapplication-config/themes/custom/grinnell_theme/assets/favicon/browserconfig.xml
theme-color#ffffff
langen
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Words from the H1 heading are not used in the page content.
This page contains 646 words. That's ok.
36.8% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
10 paragraphs were found on this page.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 14.7 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 5 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" 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 13 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
/sites/default/files/2021-08/return3.pngGrinnell College plans for full return of students this fall. Read more.
/sites/default/files/site-logo/logo_0.pngGrinnell College logo
...87-Pano_0_0.jpg?h=df1e0a51&itok=Sy32qBm7North Campus with trees in fall color
...1/Academics.jpg?h=c66d06c9&itok=HpFHzcnSstudent laughs at blackboard
...-01/walking.jpg?h=ea22e8d8&itok=Dkjcc2X5two students walk near Goodnow Hall
...9-01/loggia.jpg?h=1f38fdba&itok=XcDT3JRKtwo students walking in the loggia
...0/mithila 2.jpg?h=f9f5fb59&itok=j4grz7FEMithila Iyer
...n.Calvin019.jpg?h=7c95096a&itok=Rtbcnyu9Nathan Calvin
...di-Ann3 WEB.jpg?h=c37d5ac2&itok=q8ui_w40Kaydi-Ann Newsome ’14
...583e5181def2905328d730.jpg?itok=XnD16kPsImage pulled from Instagram
...7d040293fa6dc33db33010.jpg?itok=_d6BgvG6Image pulled from Instagram
...8648407f2218fdc69a54b0.jpg?itok=eB_z10ghImage pulled from Instagram
/sites/default/files/site-logo/logo_0.pngGrinnell College logo

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Grinnellians Ask Hard Questions and Question Easy Answers.
The H1 heading is perfect.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Grinnellians Ask Hard Questions and Question Easy Answers.
H2 Top Nav - Audience Nav
H2 Top Bar - Utility Links - Left
H2 Top Bar - Utility Links - Right
H2 Curiosity can take you anywhere.
H2 No two journeys are the same. In fact, we've designed it that way.
H2 Grinnellian Stories
H2 Grinnell at a Glance
H2 Explore the Campus
H2 On the Ground
H3 How We Learn
H3 Why We're Here
H3 Who We Are
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 (31) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.grinnell.edu/studentsGeneral Information For:
https://www.grinnell.edu/studentsStudents
/new-studentsNew Students
http://grinnellshare.grinnell....External Subdomain GrinnellShare
https://webadv-prod.ec.grinnel...External Schedule of Courses
http://catalog.grinnell.edu/External Subdomain Academic Catalog
https://www.grinnell.edu/familiesFamilies
/families/admittedInformation for Families of Admitted Students
/families/resource-guideFamily Resource Guide
/about/offices-services/regist...Academic Calendar
/commencementCommencement
/transportationTransportation
/faculty-staffFaculty and Staff
http://grinnellshare.grinnell....External Subdomain Text duplicate GrinnellShare
http://catalog.grinnell.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Academic Catalog
/academics/deanDean's Office
https://alumni.grinnell.edu/External Subdomain Alumni
https://alumni.grinnell.edu/al...External Subdomain Alumni Community
https://alumni.grinnell.edu/gi...External Subdomain Giving to Grinnell
https://alumni.grinnell.edu/vo...External Subdomain Volunteering
https://alumni.grinnell.edu/ne...External Subdomain News and Awards
https://alumni.grinnell.edu/ev...External Subdomain Events
https://alumni.grinnell.edu/co...External Subdomain College Resources
https://campaign.grinnell.edu/External Subdomain The Campaign for Grinnell College
/campus-life/health-wellness/c...IMG-ALT Grinnell College plans for full return of students this fall. Read more.
/admission/visitVisit
/admission/applyApply
https://alumni.grinnell.edu/gi...External Subdomain Give
https://www.grinnell.edu/newsNews
https://www.grinnell.edu/calendarCalendar
https://www.grinnell.edu/peoplePeople
https://www.grinnell.edu/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.grinnell.edu/IMG-ALT Grinnell College logo
/about-grinnellAbout Grinnell
/about/grinnell-glanceGrinnell at a Glance
/about/leadershipLeadership and Administration
/about/grinnell-prizeGrinnell Prize
https://www.grinnell.edu/pollGrinnell College National Poll
/admissionAdmission and Aid
/admission/why-grinnellWhy Grinnell
/admission/financial-aidTuition and Financial Aid
/admission/visitVisit Grinnell
/admission/applyApply to Grinnell
/academicsAcademics
/academics/majors-concentrationsMajors and Concentrations
/academics/experienceThe Academic Experience
/academics/globalGlobal Learning
/academics/resourcesCenters, Programs, and Resources
/academics/librariesLibraries
https://www.grinnell.edu/lifeLife at Grinnell
/campus-life/grinnellGrinnell, Iowa
http://pioneers.grinnell.edu/External Subdomain Athletics
/campus-life/organizationsStudent Organizations
/campus-life/arts-cultureArts & Culture
/campus-life/campus-livingCampus Living
/campus-life/athleticsAthletics at Grinnell
/campus-life/transportationText duplicate Transportation
https://www.grinnell.edu/afterAfter Grinnell
/after-grinnell/clsCenter for Careers, Life, and Service
/after-grinnell/experiential-l...Experiential Learning
/after-grinnell/graduate-outcomesGraduate Outcomes
/after-grinnell/alumni-storiesAlumni Outcomes Stories
https://alumni.grinnell.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Alumni
https://grinnell.college-tour....External Subdomain See Why
/admission/why-grinnell/academicsDefine your direction.
/admission/why-grinnell/commit...Make your mark.
/admission/why-grinnell/communityGrow to know us.
/stories/mithila-iyer-19Meet Mithila
/stories/nathan-calvinMeet Nathan
/stories/kaydi-ann-newsome-14Meet Kaydi-Ann
/after-grinnell/clsGet Connected
/admission/why-grinnell/commun...Meet our Faculty
https://www.grinnell.edu/lifeGrab a Ticket
/admission/visitPlan Your Visit
https://www.youvisit.com/tour/...External Take the Virtual Tour
https://www.instagram.com/p/CS...New window External IMG-ALT Image pulled from Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/p/CS...New window External Text duplicate IMG-ALT Image pulled from Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/p/CR...New window External Text duplicate IMG-ALT Image pulled from Instagram
http://www.instagram.com/grinn...External Follow Along
https://admission.grinnell.edu...External Subdomain Request Info
https://admission.grinnell.edu...External Subdomain Text duplicate Visit
/admission/applyText duplicate Apply
https://www.grinnell.edu/Text duplicate IMG-ALT Grinnell College logo
/about/community/mapsDirections and Map
/campus-life/arts-culture/museumMuseum of Art
https://pioneers.grinnell.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Athletics
https://bookstore.grinnell.edu/External Subdomain Bookstore
http://jobs.grinnell.edu/External Subdomain Careers
https://www.grinnell.edu/policiesPolicies
/policies/privacyPRIVACY STATEMENT
/admission/financial-aid/under...Consumer Information
/life-grinnell/campus-living/s...Sexual Respect
/web-accessibilityWeb Accessibility Statement
https://www.facebook.com/grinn...New window External No Text
https://www.twitter.com/grinne...New window External No Text
https://www.youtube.com/grinne...New window External No Text
https://www.linkedin.com/edu/g...New window External No Text

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.grinnell.edu/"
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 (1.33 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 5 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (54 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
servernginx
dateSat, 21 Aug 2021 05:56:00 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
transfer-encodingchunked
connectionkeep-alive
cache-controlmust-revalidate, no-cache, private
link<https://www.grinnell.edu/>; rel="shortlink", <https://www.grinnell.edu/>; rel="canonical"
link<https://www.grinnell.edu/grinnell-college>; rel="revision"
x-ua-compatibleIE=edge
content-languageen
x-content-type-optionsnosniff
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
x-generatorDrupal 8 (https://www.drupal.org)
x-drupal-cacheHIT
varyAccept-Encoding
content-encodinggzip
x-request-idv-76456ca8-0244-11ec-8546-ab0858bf6f97
x-ah-environmentprod
age0
viavarnish
x-cacheMISS
accept-rangesbytes
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Education/schools. This classification is fine.
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 14,477 referring domains.
This page has 178,532 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 9,294 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 2679 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

#
# robots.txt
#
# This file is to prevent the crawling and indexing of certain parts
# of your site by web crawlers and spiders run by sites like Yahoo!
# and Google. By telling these "robots" where not to go on your site,
# you save bandwidth and server resources.
#
# This file will be ignored unless it is at the root of your host:
# Used:    http://example.com/robots.txt
# Ignored: http://example.com/site/robots.txt
#
# For more information about the robots.txt standard, see:
# http://www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html

User-agent: *
# CSS, JS, Images
Allow: /core/*.css$
Allow: /core/*.css?
Allow: /core/*.js$
Allow: /core/*.js?
Allow: /core/*.gif
Allow: /core/*.jpg
Allow: /core/*.jpeg
Allow: /core/*.png
Allow: /core/*.svg
Allow: /profiles/*.css$
Allow: /profiles/*.css?
Allow: /profiles/*.js$
Allow: /profiles/*.js?
Allow: /profiles/*.gif
Allow: /profiles/*.jpg
Allow: /profiles/*.jpeg
Allow: /profiles/*.png
Allow: /profiles/*.svg
# Directories
Disallow: /core/
Disallow: /profiles/
# Files
Disallow: /README.txt
Disallow: /web.config
# Paths (clean URLs)
Disallow: /admin/
Disallow: /comment/reply/
Disallow: /filter/tips
Disallow: /node/add/
Disallow: /search/
Disallow: /user/register/
Disallow: /user/password/
Disallow: /user/login/
Disallow: /user/logout/
# Paths (no clean URLs)
Disallow: /index.php/admin/
Disallow: /index.php/comment/reply/
Disallow: /index.php/filter/tips
Disallow: /index.php/node/add/
Disallow: /index.php/search/
Disallow: /index.php/user/password/
Disallow: /index.php/user/register/
Disallow: /index.php/user/login/
Disallow: /index.php/user/logout/

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Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Grinnell79%Check
Grinnell College65%Check
Grinnell Iowa58%Check
Grinnellian54%Check
Easy50%Check
Grinnellians50%Check
College46%Check
Top43%Check
Campus42%Check
way38%Check

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