Harvard.edu - SEO Checker

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Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
0.16 s
File size
208.50 kB
Media files
Number of links
47 internal / 103 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

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Harvard University
The page title is too short. (168 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
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Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference globally.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (849 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
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There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
There is a valid canonical link specified.
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Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en-us
Server location: Canada
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.
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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 parameters were found in the URL.
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.
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The doctype HTML 5 is set correctly.
The doctype is placed at first in the HTML code.
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The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

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Page quality

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This page contains 1618 words. That's ok.
32.9% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
29 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 20.78 words is good.
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This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
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This page loads 12 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
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The amount of tags is very high (91). We recommend using a maximum of 32 tags for this page.
The following tag is repeated too often: what's inside?
Image SEO
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Alt text (alternative text) is correctly used on all found images.
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.
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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.

Media list

URLAlt attributeTitle
...assets/img/theme/shims/square-medium.pngSarah Whiting
...assets/img/theme/shims/square-medium.pngA woman wearing a yellow jacket stands outside with her hand resting on a white column
...assets/img/theme/shims/square-medium.pngA man stands in front of a bookshelf
...assets/img/theme/shims/square-medium.pngA woman holds a book while sitting under a tree
...re/assets/img/theme/shims/four-three.pngA collage of book covers that feature interesting heroes and villains
...22/06/vert71SZDwuLNsL-e1654621077515.jpgA book cover with the text "Letter to a young female physician" written on it
...22/06/55333768-copy-2-e1654621045580.jpgThe book cover for "Joan is Okay" with that text written in blue
...s/2022/06/51m2rJKH7L-e1654621064896.jpegA book cover with the text "Wildland: the Making of America's Fury" in red and blue font
...8b51048c36d5fd-copy-1-e1654621191931.jpgAn image of a book cover with the text "American Made" on it with a house and American flag behind it
...419-868ff5cb67ea-copy-e1654621108307.jpgA book cover with black text that says "The War For Gloria" and abstract art using orange, pink, and purple colors
...mg/theme/branding-assets/footer-logo.svgHarvard University

Page structure

H1 heading
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Harvard University
The H1 heading is too short (18 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Harvard University
H2 Summer Reads
H2 Grab a seat (or a hammock)
H2 Meet the authors
H2 Who is your favorite literary hero or villain?
H2 Read an excerpt
H2 Looking for more…
H2 Security & Brand
H2 Website
H2 Get In Touch
H3 Todne Thomas
H3 Sílvia Benedito
H3 David Cheng Chang
H3 Kevin Young
H3 Erica Chenoweth
H3 Arthur Brooks
H3 “Letter to a Young Female Physician: Notes from a Medical Life” by Suzanne Koven
H3 “Joan Is Okay” by Weike Wang
H3 “Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury” by Evan Osnos
H3 “American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears” by Farah Stockman
H3 “The War for Gloria” by Atticus Lish
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 (103) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.harvard.edu/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.harvard.edu/Harvard University
/coronavirusLatest COVID Information
https://www.directory.harvard....External Subdomain Find a Person
https://www.harvard.edu/a-to-z/A to Z Index
https://www.harvard.edu/programs/Explore all programs
https://www.harvard.edu/schools/Explore more
https://college.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard College
http://www.hbs.edu/External Harvard Business School
https://www.dce.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Division of Continuing Education
https://hds.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Divinity School
https://www.fas.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
https://gsas.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Graduate School of Design
https://www.gse.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Graduate School of Education
https://www.seas.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
https://www.hks.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Kennedy School
https://hls.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Law School
https://hms.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Medical School
https://www.radcliffe.harvard....External Subdomain Harvard Radcliffe Institute
https://hsdm.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard School of Dental Medicine
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
/academics/professional-and-li...Professional and lifelong learning
https://pll.harvard.edu/catalo...External Subdomain Free online courses
/academics/More about academics at Harvard
https://www.harvard.edu/campus/Harvard's Campus
/campus/libraries/Explore our libraries
https://arboretum.harvard.edu/...External Subdomain Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library
https://www.library.hbs.edu/External Baker Library and Special Collections
http://itatti.harvard.edu/bere...External Subdomain Biblioteca Berenson
https://huh.harvard.edu/librariesExternal Subdomain Botany Libraries
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Cabot Science Library
https://countway.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Countway Library
https://www.doaks.org/research...External Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
https://library.mcz.harvard.edu/External Ernst Mayr Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Fine Arts Library
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/fr...External Subdomain Frances Loeb Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Fung Library
https://www.gse.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Gutman Library
https://library.hds.harvard.edu/External Harvard Divinity School Library
https://harvardfilmarchive.org/External Harvard Film Archive
https://hls.harvard.edu/library/External Subdomain Harvard Law School Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Harvard Map Collection
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Harvard University Archives
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Harvard-Yenching Library
https://www.hks.harvard.edu/re...External Subdomain HKS Library and Knowledge Services
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Houghton Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Lamont Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Loeb Music Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Robbins Library of Philosophy
https://www.radcliffe.harvard....External Subdomain Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Tozzer Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Widener Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Wolbach Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Woodberry Poetry Room
/campus/museums/Explore our museums
http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/External Subdomain The Arnold Arboretum
http://ccva.fas.harvard.edu/External Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
http://chsi.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/exh...External Subdomain Graduate School of Design Exhibitions
http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/External Harvard Art Museums
https://harvardforest.fas.harv...External Harvard Forest
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Museum of Natural History
https://hmane.harvard.edu/External Subdomain The Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East
http://hmsc.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
http://www.huh.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard University Herbaria
http://mgmh.fas.harvard.edu/External Mineralogical and Geological Museum
http://www.mcz.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Museum of Comparative Zoology
http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/External Subdomain The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
https://www.countway.harvard.e...External Subdomain Warren Anatomical Museum
/campus/work-at-harvard/Work at Harvard
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Events
http://commencement.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Commencement for the Class of 2022
/commencement-for-the-classes-...Harvard Commencement for the Classes of 2020 & 2021
/in-focus/summer-reads/Find a book
/in-focus/summer-reads/book-re...Get a recommendation from Harvard faculty and staff
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Who is your favorite literary hero or villain?
/in-focus/juneteenth/Explore the feature
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain The holiday and how to celebrate it
https://www.gse.harvard.edu/ne...External Subdomain The meaning of Juneteenth
/in-focus/pride-at-harvard/Text duplicate Explore the feature
https://hlslgbtq.org/newsExternal Anchor LGBTQ in education Alexander Chen of Harvard Law’s LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic says Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill likely will face First Amendment a...
https://gsas.harvard.edu/news/...External Subdomain The history of gay rodeos Historian Rebecca Scofield analyzes the ways in which marginalized communities have used rodeos to make claims to national belonging.
https://www.harvard.edu/in-focus/Explore the In Focus archives
https://www.harvard.edu/visit/Visit Harvard
/visit/maps-directions/Maps and Directions
https://www.harvard.edu/about/About Harvard
/about/history/Learn more
/about/history/timeline/History timeline
/about/history/nobel-laureates/Nobel Laureates
/about/history/honorary-degrees/Honorary Degrees
/about/history/shields/Harvard Shields
/about/leadership-and-governance/Learn about our Leadership
/about/leadership-and-governan...Officers and Deans
/about/leadership-and-governan...Harvard Corporation
/about/leadership-and-governan...Board of Overseers
/about/university-professorships/University Professorships
/about/diversity-and-inclusion/Diversity and Inclusion
/about/harvard-in-the-community/Harvard in the Community
/about/harvard-in-the-world/Harvard in the World
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/External Subdomain The Harvard Gazette
http://news.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Read more news
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Should Trump be charged in Capitol attack? Harvard Kennedy School political historian Alexander Keyssar discusses revelations about former President Trump an...
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Clarence Thomas isn’t kidding Legal scholar Mary Ziegler sees “selective” history in SCOTUS ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and signs that other landmark prot...
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Coffee as a health drink? A recent study says you may not need to drink coffee without sugar to gain the health benefits. HMS’ Christina Wee discusses the st...
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain New food packaging system reduces spoilage and contamination Harvard researchers have developed a biodegradable, antimicrobial food packaging system that ext...
https://www.pages01.net/harvar...External Sign up for the Daily Gazette
https://www.harvard.edu/a-to-z/Text duplicate A to Z Index
https://www.directory.harvard....External Subdomain Text duplicate Find a Person
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Text duplicate Events
/media-relationsMedia Relations
https://alumni.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Alumni
https://alumni.harvard.edu/giv...External Subdomain Give Now
https://www.harvard.edu/Text duplicate Harvard University
/in-focus/summer-reads/book-re...Enjoy more book recommendations from the Harvard community
https://hds.harvard.edu/news/2...External Subdomain Todne Thomas Set in two Afro-Caribbean and African American evangelical congregations, “Kincraft: The Making of Black Evangelical Society” examines spiritual...
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/pu...External Subdomain Sílvia Benedito “Atmosphere Anatomies” examines the relationships between landscape architecture, urbanism, and atmosphere as design media for sensory and ph...
https://www.radcliffe.harvard....External Subdomain David Cheng Chang “The Hijacked War: The Story of Chinese POWs in the Korean War” depicts the struggle over prisoner repatriation that dominated the second h...
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Kevin Young The lyrical picture book, “Emile and the Field,” follows a young boy as he experiences changing seasons at a beloved local field in his neighborh...
https://www.hks.harvard.edu/be...External Subdomain Erica Chenoweth “Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know” explores what civil resistance is, how it works, why it sometimes fails, how violence and rep...
https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/whe...External Arthur Brooks In “Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life,” readers learn how letting go of past glory can open the possibili...
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Harvard faculty share their favorite heroes and villains
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain View all of the excerpts
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Trivial anchor text
Read more
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
https://www.hbs.edu/news/artic...External Text duplicate Harvard Business School
https://hds.harvard.edu/news/2...External Subdomain Text duplicate Harvard Divinity School
https://www.gse.harvard.edu/ne...External Subdomain Text duplicate Harvard Graduate School of Education
https://today.law.harvard.edu/...External Text duplicate Harvard Law School
https://library.harvard.edu/ab...External Subdomain Harvard Libraries
/copyright-issue/Report Copyright Infringement
/security-issue/Report Security Issue
https://trademark.harvard.edu/...External Subdomain Trademark Notice
https://accessibility.harvard....External Subdomain Accessibility
https://accessibility.huit.har...External Subdomain Digital Accessibility
/privacy-statement/Privacy Statement
/contact-harvardContact Harvard
/maps-directionsMaps & Directions
http://hr.harvard.edu/jobsExternal Subdomain Jobs
https://www.harvard.edu/Text duplicate IMG-ALT Harvard University
https://www.facebook.com/Harvard/New window External Facebook
A-TITLE Facebook
https://twitter.com/harvardNew window External Twitter
A-TITLE Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/harv...New window External Instagram
A-TITLE Instagram
https://www.youtube.com/harvardNew window External YouTube

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.harvard.edu/"
HTTP header
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
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This page loads 5 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 12 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.16 seconds.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (209 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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External factors

(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 382,253 referring domains.
This page has 79,443,050 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 196,494 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 42827 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

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Harvard University
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference globally.

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