Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
0.96 s
File size
85.70 kB
Media files
Number of links
186 internal / 69 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
IN.gov | The Official Website of the State of Indiana
The length of the page title is perfect. (459 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
A State that Works. IN.gov is the official website of the State of Indiana and your place to find information, services, news and events related to Indiana government.
The meta description is too long: 1007 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
No canonical link is specified.
(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.
(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.
(Nice to have)
The doctype HTML 5 is set correctly.
The doctype is placed at first in the HTML code.
(Nice to have)
No favicon is linked in the HTML code.

Meta tags

descriptionA State that Works. IN.gov is the official website of the State of Indiana and your place to find information, services, news and events related to Indiana government.
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Page quality

(Critically important)
Only 1 paragraph/s was/were found on this page.
The average number of words per sentence of 29.5 words is high.
This page contains 1024 words. That's ok.
14.6% of the text are stop words.
Keywords used in the page title are also used in the page content. That's good!
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 10 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 20 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.
(Somewhat important)
This website uses HTTPS to protect privacy and integrity of the exchanged data.
All included files are also transferred via HTTPS.

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Too many H1 headings
The H1 heading consists of only one word. There should be more information given.
The H1 heading is too short (6 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 76 headings on the page. The amount of headings should be in a more proper relation to the amount of text.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Header
H1 Core Main Banner Content
H1 Welcome To Indiana
H1 Indiana at a Glance
H1 Governor Holcomb and Elected Officials Content
H1 IN.gov Map
H1 IN.gov Map Duplicate text
H1 IN.gov Info
H1 Footer
H2 Main Navigation
H2 Indiana at a Glance Duplicate text
H2 A Word From Governor Holcomb
H2 IN.gov Elected Officials Officials Icon
H2 Latest IN.gov News & Events
H2 Get Help
H2 Quick Information
H2 State Information
H2 IN.gov Settings
H2 Social Media Links
H3 Accessibility & Settings
H3 Stay Updated with IN.gov
H3 Emergency Numbers
H4 AccessiBe
H4 Browse Aloud
H4 Text Only
H4 Google Translate
H4 Contrast Setting
H4 Text Setting
H4 IN.gov Homepage Setting
H4 Department of Homeland Security
H4 Indiana State Police
H4 Indiana Department of Health
H4 Indiana Office of Technology
H4 Indiana Department of Correction
H4 Environmental Management
H4 Coronavirus (COVID-19)
H4 Indiana Department of Health Duplicate text
H4 Indiana Department of Child Services
H4 Indiana Public Retirement System
H4 Family and Social Services Administration
H4 Department of Workforce Development
H4 Early Learning / Childcare
H4 Indiana State Library
H4 Indiana Department of Education
H4 Indiana Commission for Higher Education
H4 State Board of Education
H4 More Education Institutes
H4 Department of Natural Resources
H4 Fish & Wildlife
H4 State Parks
H4 Places to Go
H4 Things to Do
H4 Fees, Licenses & Permits
H4 Bureau of Motor Vehicles
H4 Indiana Department of Transportation
H4 Indiana Public Transportation Information
H4 Important BMV Links
H4 Important INDOT Links
H4 Travel Conditions
H4 Indiana Arts Commission
H4 Indiana Gaming Commission
H4 Indiana State Museums
H4 Indiana State Fair
H4 Visit Indiana
H4 Indiana Outdoor Recreation
H4 Jobs
H4 Government Search
H4 Online Services & Forms
H4 Government Branches
H4 Other Resources
H4 Help & Resources
H4 State Locations Map
H4 For Any Information(800) 457-8283
H5 911
H5 (800) 222-1222
H5 311
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 (69) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
/core/index.htmlIN.gov IN.gov
/core/info_employees.htmlState Employees
https://www.in.gov/core/Anchor Search
/core/weather.htmlLocal Weather
IMG-ALT Settings Icon 2
/core/travel-advisories.htmlTravel Advisories
IMG-ALT Settings Icon 3
/core/feedback.htmlIN.gov Feedback
IMG-ALT Settings Icon 4
/core/index.htmlText duplicate IN.gov IN.gov
https://www.in.gov/core/Anchor Text duplicate Residents
https://www.in.gov/core/Anchor Text duplicate Visitors
https://www.in.gov/core/Anchor Text duplicate Business
https://www.in.gov/core/Anchor Text duplicate Government
https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/External COVID-19 Information
https://www.coronavirus.in.gov...External Vaccine Details
/core/economy-development.htmlJobs / Employment
https://www.in.gov/isdh/Health Programs
/bmv/branch-locations-and-hour...BMV Branches
/dnr/fish-and-wildlife/indiana...Outdoor Licenses
/core/licensing/Professional Licenses
/bmv/licenses-permits-ids/home/Driver's Licenses / IDs
/core/police-corrections.htmlPolice Contact / Corrections
/dor/individual-income-taxes/Individual Income Taxes
/core/online_services.htmlOnline Services
https://www.in.gov/indot/2420.htmText duplicate Travel Advisories
https://www.in.gov/isp/2829.htmHandgun License
/core/legislative-courts.htmlCourts & Legislature
/fssa/childcarefinder/Child Care Finder
http://iga.in.gov/External State Code / Laws
https://www.in.gov/iara/State Archives
/core/mylocal/index.htmlCounty Information
/core/residents.htmlSee More Resident Information
https://www.visitindiana.com/External Visit Indiana
/dnr/state-parks/State Parks
https://www.indianamuseum.org/External Indiana State Museum
https://www.indianastatefair.com/External Indiana State Fair
https://www.in.gov/igc/2586.htmCasino Locations
https://www.in.gov/iwm/Indiana War Memorial
https://www.whiteriverstatepar...External White River State Park
https://www.in.gov/ispIndiana State Police
https://www.visitindianatouris...External Tourism by Region
https://www.icclos.com/External Convention Center
https://events.in.gov/External Events Calendar
/core/visitors.htmlSee More Visitor Information
https://inbiz.in.gov/start-bus...External Start a Business
https://nextleveljobs.org/External NextLevel Jobs
https://www.in-newhire.com/External Hiring Reporting
/dor/business-tax/contractors-...Out of State
https://inbiz.in.gov/certifica...External Notary
https://www.in.gov/sos/business/SOS Business Division
https://www.in.gov/iara/2362.htmState Forms
https://www.in.gov/itpText duplicate Transparency
https://iga.in.gov/External State Code / Law
/core/business.htmlSee More Business Information
/core/info_employees.htmlState Employee Resources
https://www.in.gov/govGovernor Holcomb
https://www.in.gov/lgLieutenant Governor
/attorneygeneralAttorney General
https://www.in.gov/sosState Election Division
https://iga.in.gov/External Laws & Administrative Code
/idoa/state-information-center/State Information Center
https://www.in.gov/dorDepartment of Revenue
https://iga.in.gov/External General Assembly
https://www.in.gov/courtsJudicial Branch
https://doe.in.gov/External Text duplicate Education
https://www.in.gov/spdState Personnel Department
https://www.indianacounties.org/External Association of Indiana Counties
https://aimindiana.org/External Accelerate Indiana Municipalities
https://www.in.gov/dlgf/Local Government Finance
http://www.indianachamber.com/External Indiana Chamber
https://indianatownshipassoc.org/External Indiana Township Association
/core/government.htmlSee More Government Information
https://www.govtech.com/cdg/go...New window External IMG-ALT 2021 Award Image
https://www.in.gov/core/Anchor IN.gov Promotions
IMG-ALT Promotions Icon
https://www.in.gov/core/Anchor Public Safety
IMG-ALT Public Safety Icon
https://www.in.gov/core/Anchor Health and Welfare
IMG-ALT Health and Welfare Icon
https://www.in.gov/core/Anchor Education Institutes
IMG-ALT Education Icon
https://www.in.gov/core/Anchor Parks, Nature & Wildlife
IMG-ALT Parks and Nature Icon
https://www.in.gov/core/Anchor Transportation
IMG-ALT Transportation Icon
https://www.in.gov/core/Anchor Entertainment
IMG-ALT Entertainment Icon
https://www.in.gov/core/Anchor Important Information
IMG-ALT Important Information Icon
https://www.in.gov/dhs/ems/Emergency Medical Services
/dhs/get-prepared/Get Prepared
/dhs/emergency-response-and-re...Response and Recovery
https://www.in.gov/dhs/See More
https://www.in.gov/isp/3681.htmSchool Safety
https://www.in.gov/isp/NIBRS.htmCrime Reporting
/isp/firearms.htmFirearms Licensing
https://www.in.gov/isp/Text duplicate See More
https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/External Coronavirus
https://www.in.gov/isdh/17855.htmEmergency Preparedness
https://www.in.gov/isdh/20389.htmEvironmental Public Health
https://www.in.gov/isdh/Text duplicate See More
/iot/large-project-delivery/ri...Project Risk Management
https://www.in.gov/iot/Text duplicate See More
/idoc/emergency-response-opera...Emergency Response Operations
/idoc/sex-and-violent-offender...Sex and Violent Offender Registry
https://www.in.gov/idoc/Text duplicate See More
/idem/cleanups/investigation-a...Emergency Response
/idem/airquality/Air Quality
/idem/landquality/Land Quality
/idem/cleanwater/Water Quality
https://www.in.gov/idem/Text duplicate See More
https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/External Coronavirus (COVID-19)
https://www.in.gov/isdh/27358.htmDrug Overdose Prevention
https://www.in.gov/isdh/26679.htmHealthy Hoosiers Foundation
https://www.in.gov/isdh/23260.htmLong Term Care / Nursing Homes
https://www.in.gov/isdh/Text duplicate See More
https://www.in.gov/dcs/3401.htmChildren's Mental Health Initiative
/dcs/fostercare.htmFoster Care
https://www.in.gov/dcs/Text duplicate See More
/inprs/forms/perf-member-forms/Text duplicate Forms
/inprs/retirement-education/wo...Retirement Education
https://www.in.gov/inprs/Text duplicate See More
https://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/Disability Services
/fssa/carefinder/Early Learning / Childcare
https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/Family Resources
https://www.in.gov/fssa/Text duplicate See More
/dwd/veterans-services/Veterans Services
https://www.in.gov/dwd/Text duplicate See More
/fssa/carefinder/Text duplicate Early Learning / Childcare
https://www.in.gov/library/Indiana State Library
https://www.doe.in.gov/idoe/in...External Administrators
https://www.doe.in.gov/idoe/pa...External Families
https://www.doe.in.gov/idoe/in...External Teachers
https://www.doe.in.gov/External Text duplicate See More
/che/state-financial-aid/state...Financial Aid
https://learnmoreindiana.org/External Student Resources
https://www.in.gov/che/Text duplicate See More
/sboe/charter-schools/adult-hi...Charter Schools
/sboe/indiana-academic-standar...Indiana Academic Standards
https://www.in.gov/sboe/Text duplicate See More
https://www.in.gov/isbvi/Indiana School for the Blind
https://www.deafhoosiers.com/External Indiana School for the Deaf
https://www.in.gov/icsb/Indiana Charter School Board
https://www.in.gov/dnr/Department of Natural Resources
/dnr/fish-and-wildlifeFish & Wildlife
/dnr/state-parksText duplicate State Parks
/dnr/fish-and-wildlife/propertiesFish & Wildlife Areas
https://indnr.maps.arcgis.com/...External Subdomain Trails
/dnr/fish-and-wildlife/fishing...Where to Fish
/dnr/fish-and-wildlife/hunting...Where to Hunt
http://indianastateparks.reser...External Subdomain Camping
/dnr/outdoor-recreation/trailsHiking & Riding
/dnr/fish-and-wildlife/indiana...Hunting & Fishing Licenses
/dnr/fish-and-wildlife/license...Fish & Wildlife Permits
https://stores.innsgifts.com/p...External Subdomain State Park Permits
/dnr/state-parks/rates-and-feesState Park Fees
https://www.in.gov/bmv/Bureau of Motor Vehicles
https://www.in.gov/indot/Indiana Department of Transportation
https://www.in.gov/indot/3686.htmIndiana Public Transportation Information
/bmv/licenses-permits-ids/Licenses Permits & ID's
/bmv/registration-plates/Registration and Plates
/bmv/branch-locations-and-hour...Find a BMV Branch or Connect Kiosk
https://entapps.indot.in.gov/d...External Subdomain District Maps
https://www.in.gov/indot/2371.htmMajor Projects
https://www.in.gov/indot/2420.htmTravel Conditions
https://www.in.gov/arts/Indiana Arts Commission
https://www.in.gov/igc/2586.htmIndiana Gaming Commission
https://www.indianamuseum.org/External Indiana State Museums
https://www.indianastatefair.com/External Text duplicate Indiana State Fair
https://visitindiana.com/External Text duplicate Visit Indiana
/dnr/outdoor-recreation/Indiana Outdoor Recreation
http://www.in.gov/dwd/2333.htmJob search & career training
https://www.iedc.in.gov/External Indiana Economic Development Council (IEDC)
http://workforindiana.in.gov/External Apply for job with state
/core/economy-development.htmlText duplicate See More
/apps/iot/find-a-person/Find a government employee
/core/find_agency.htmlFind an agency
/core/online_services.htmlFind a government service
https://www.in.gov/iara/2362.htmFind a government form
/core/forms-online-services.htmlOnline Services & Forms
/core/democracy.htmlElected Officials (Executive)
https://iga.in.gov/External Text duplicate General Assembly
https://www.in.gov/judiciary/Text duplicate Judicial Branch
/core/legislative-courts.htmlLearn More
https://www.in.gov/itp/State Data & Transparency
/core/calendar.htmlNews & Events
https://public.govdelivery.com...External Subdomain Email Announcements & Subscription
/core/social-media.htmlGovernment Social Media
/core/help-resources.htmlHelp & Resources
https://www.in.gov/gov/Visit Homepage
https://www.instagram.com/govh...External Governor Instagram Link
https://www.youtube.com/channe...External Governor Youtube Link
https://www.facebook.com/GovHo...External Governor Facebook Link
https://twitter.com/govholcombExternal Governor Twitter Link
http://www.in.gov/lg/Text duplicate Visit Homepage
https://www.youtube.com/channe...External Lt. Governor Youtube Link
https://www.facebook.com/LGSuz...External Lt. Governor Facebook Link
https://twitter.com/LGSuzanneC...External Lt. Governor Twitter Link
http://www.in.gov/sos/Text duplicate Visit Homepage
https://www.youtube.com/channe...External SOS Youtube Link
https://www.facebook.com/holli...External SOS Facebook Link
https://twitter.com/holliasull...External SOS Twitter Link
http://www.in.gov/auditor/Text duplicate Visit Homepage
https://www.facebook.com/INAud...External Auditor Facebook Link
https://twitter.com/IN_AuditorExternal Auditor Twitter Link
http://www.in.gov/tos/Text duplicate Visit Homepage
https://www.instagram.com/kell...External TOS Instagram Link
https://www.youtube.com/user/k...External TOS Youtube Link
https://www.facebook.com/India...External TOS Facebook Link
https://twitter.com/tos_mitchellExternal TOS Twitter Link
/attorneygeneral/Text duplicate Visit Homepage
http://www.youtube.com/user/IN...External Youtube Link
https://www.facebook.com/agtod...External Facebook Link
https://events.in.gov/External More News & Events
https://faqs.in.gov/hc/en-us/r...External Email State Information Center
/apps/iot/find-a-person/Find a Person
/core/find_agency.htmlFind an Agency
/core/sitesurvey.htmlIN.gov User Survey
/core/advanced_search.htmlAdvanced Search
https://faqs.in.gov/hc/en-usExternal IN.gov FAQs
/core/info_employees.htmlText duplicate State Employee Resources
https://www.in.gov/core/map.htmlMaps & Information
https://events.in.gov/External IN.gov News & Events
/core/gov-delivery.htmlEmail Updates - GovDelivery
http://iga.in.gov/legislative/...External Indiana Code
/legislative/iac/Indiana Administrative Code
https://www.youtube.com/channe...External Governor Holcomb's YouTube
https://www.facebook.com/GovHo...External Governor Holcomb's Facebook
https://twitter.com/govholcombExternal Governor Holcomb's Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/govh...External Governor Holcomb's Instagram
/core/gov-delivery.htmlState of Indiana's Email

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.in.gov/core/"
HTTP header
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.96 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 10 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 (86 kB).

HTTP Response Header

dateThu, 04 Nov 2021 22:20:39 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8

External factors

(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Government. This classification is fine.
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 655 referring domains.
This page has 163,420 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 589 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 14841 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.


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Disallow: /dor/reference/legal/rulings/unused/
Disallow: /dwd/files/swic/
Disallow: /dwd/files/JWIB/
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IN.gov | The Official Website of the State of Indiana
A State that Works. IN.gov is the official website of the State of Indiana and your place to find information, services, news and events related to Indiana government.

Most important keywords

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