Ncsu.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
68% 
Page structure
85% 
Link structure
48% 
Server
60% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.70 s
File size
63.60 kB
Words
637
Media files
9
Number of links
79 internal / 48 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
NC State University
The page title is too short. (179 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Discover NC State, a leading public research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. We produce career-ready graduates, groundbreaking research and problem-solving partnerships. We think and do.
The meta description is too long: 1268 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.ncsu.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

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descriptionDiscover NC State, a leading public research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. We produce career-ready graduates, groundbreaking research and problem-solving partnerships. We think and do.
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twitter:widgets:link-color#cc0000
twitter:cardsummary_large_image
twitter:site@ncstate
twitter:titleDiscover NC State
twitter:descriptionWe're a leading public research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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fb:pages5983837179
og:titleDiscover NC State
og:descriptionWe're a leading public research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
og:urlhttps://www.ncsu.edu/
og:typewebsite
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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Words from the H1 heading are not used in the page content.
This page contains 637 words. That's ok.
26.2% 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.
6 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 13.64 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 11 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1" is provided.
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)
4 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
.../2021/09/dani-coan-homepage-crop-3-1.jpgDani Coan in the Court of North Carolina amphitheater.
...nt/uploads/2021/09/jacob-jones-steps.jpgA portrait of Jacob Jones, the director of the new NSF STEPS center advancing phosphorus sustainability
...s/2021/09/Eric-Cranford-Helicopter-1.jpgEric Cranford standing in front of the Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk helicopter he flew while serving in the U.S. Navy. Eric Cranford standing in front of the Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk helicopter he flew while serving in the U.S. Navy.
...ploads/2020/07/protect-the-pack-mask.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...ent/uploads/2021/04/Smokestack-wheat.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...04/Talley-student-involvement-stairs.jpgNo alt attribute provided
.../2021/04/Sara-at-Lake-Raleigh-sunset.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...uploads/2018/01/AERIAL.belltower.392.jpgAerial of Holladay Hall and the NC State belltower
/content/uploads/2019/05/campus-map.jpgMap of NC State's North Campus

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Seniors Reflect on Their Journeys
The H1 heading is perfect.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 28 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 Seniors Reflect on Their Journeys
H2 The Future of Phosphorus
H2 No. 1 N.C. Public University
H2 A 9/11 Hero's Legacy
H2 A 9/11 Hero's Legacy Duplicate text
H2 Protect the Pack
H2 Protect the Pack Duplicate text
H2 Pursuing His Passion
H2 Join Your Wolfpack
H2 The Facts About Vaccine Boosters
H2 Running With the Wolfpack
H2 News Read More
H3 New NSF Center Will Advance Phosphorus Sustainability
H3 New Campus Master Plan Needs Your Input
H3 Vaccine Q&A: Are COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Ethical?
H3 Upcoming Events View CalendarsAcademic Calendar
H3 Visit NC State
H4 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Talley Student Union
H4 GLBT Advocate Program Lunch and Learn: 'Poole Pride'
H4 International Tea Time
H4 Women's Center: Volunteer Informational Session at Talley Student Union
H5 In the Spotlight
H5 Research and Innovation
H5 Giving
H5 COVID-19 Updates
H5 Poole College of Management
H5 Vaccine Q&A
H5 Campus Map
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The number of internal links is ok.
All internal links are not using dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (48) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.ncsu.edu/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.ncsu.edu/students/Students
/faculty-staff/Faculty and Staff
/parents-family/Parents and Family
https://www.ncsu.edu/alumni/Alumni
https://campaign.ncsu.edu/?utm...External Subdomain Think and Do The Extraordinary The Campaign for NC State
https://www.ncsu.edu/coronavirus/Coronavirus Updates
https://www.ncsu.edu/about/About
https://www.ncsu.edu/about/About NC State
https://leadership.ncsu.edu/ch...External Subdomain Chancellor
https://leadership.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Leadership
/about/rankings/Rankings and Facts
https://leadership.ncsu.edu/un...External Subdomain Mission and Values
/about/history-and-tradition/History and Tradition
https://centennial.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Centennial Campus
https://ncsu.edu/think-and-doThink and Do
https://www.ncsu.edu/free-speech/Free Speech
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Admissions
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Apply to NC State
/admissions/undergraduate-admi...Undergraduate
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Anchor Graduate
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Anchor International
https://www.ncsu.edu/research/Research
https://www.ncsu.edu/academics/Academics
https://www.ncsu.edu/academics/NC State Academics
/academics/departments-a-z/Colleges and Departments
/academics/online-education/Online Education
/academics/high-impact-education/High-Impact Education
/academics/academic-excellence...Academic Excellence Programs
https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Libraries
https://www.ncsu.edu/diversity/Diversity
/partnerships/Partnerships
https://www.ncsu.edu/outreach/Outreach
https://www.ncsu.edu/campus-life/Campus Life
https://www.ncsu.edu/athletics/Athletics
https://news.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain News
https://campaign.ncsu.edu/?utm...External Subdomain Text duplicate Think and Do The Extraordinary The Campaign for NC State
https://www.ncsu.edu/coronavirus/Text duplicate Coronavirus Updates
https://www.ncsu.edu/about/Text duplicate About
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Text duplicate Admissions
https://www.ncsu.edu/research/Text duplicate Research
https://www.ncsu.edu/academics/Text duplicate Academics
https://www.ncsu.edu/diversity/Text duplicate Diversity
/partnerships/Text duplicate Partnerships
https://www.ncsu.edu/outreach/Text duplicate Outreach
https://www.ncsu.edu/campus-life/Text duplicate Campus Life
https://www.ncsu.edu/athletics/Text duplicate Athletics
https://news.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate News
https://www.ncsu.edu/students/Text duplicate Students
/faculty-staff/Text duplicate Faculty and Staff
/parents-family/Text duplicate Parents and Family
https://www.ncsu.edu/alumni/Text duplicate Alumni
https://www.ncsu.edu/about/Text duplicate About
https://www.ncsu.edu/about/Text duplicate About NC State
https://leadership.ncsu.edu/ch...External Subdomain Text duplicate Chancellor
https://leadership.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Leadership
/about/rankings/Text duplicate Rankings and Facts
https://leadership.ncsu.edu/un...External Subdomain Text duplicate Mission and Values
/about/history-and-tradition/Text duplicate History and Tradition
/about/history-and-tradition/b...Belltower Celebrations
/about/history-and-tradition/b...Previous Belltower Celebrations
https://ncsu.edu/belltowerThe Belltower
/about/history-and-tradition/w...The Watauga Medal
https://leadership.ncsu.edu/bo...External Subdomain Honorary Degrees
/spaces/carter-finley/Carter-Finley Stadium
/about/history-and-tradition/h...Howling Cow
/spaces/brickyardThe Brickyard
/about/history-and-tradition/h...Hallowed Places
https://centennial.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Centennial Campus
https://ncsu.edu/think-and-doText duplicate Think and Do
https://www.ncsu.edu/free-speech/Text duplicate Free Speech
https://www.ncsu.edu/Anchor First Amendment
https://www.ncsu.edu/Anchor University Campus
https://www.ncsu.edu/Anchor Protests
https://www.ncsu.edu/Anchor Policies
https://www.ncsu.edu/Anchor Additional Resources
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Text duplicate Admissions
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Text duplicate Apply to NC State
/admissions/undergraduate-admi...Text duplicate Undergraduate
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Anchor Text duplicate Graduate
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Anchor Text duplicate International
https://www.ncsu.edu/academics/Text duplicate Academics
https://www.ncsu.edu/academics/Text duplicate NC State Academics
/academics/departments-a-z/Text duplicate Colleges and Departments
/academics/online-education/Text duplicate Online Education
/academics/high-impact-education/Text duplicate High-Impact Education
/academics/academic-excellence...Text duplicate Academic Excellence Programs
https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Libraries
https://news.ncsu.edu/2021/09/...External Subdomain Catch up with them
https://news.ncsu.edu/2021/09/...External Subdomain Research and Innovation The Future of Phosphorus NC State will lead a national research effort to advance phosphorus susesearch effort to advance phosphorus sustainability, funded by a $25 million ...
IMG-ALT A portrait of Jacob Jones, the director of the new NSF STEPS center advancing phosphorus sustainability
https://news.ncsu.edu/2020/08/...External Subdomain No. 1 N.C. Public University NC State again ranks highly on Money's list of America's best colleges by value. Learn more
https://news.campaign.ncsu.edu...External Subdomain Giving A 9/11 Hero's Legacy A 9/11 Hero's Legacy Lt. Cmdr. Eric Allen Cranford ’92 lost his life while serving in the Pe92 lost his life while serving in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. His spirit ...
IMG-ALT Eric Cranford standing in front of the Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk helicopter he flew while serving in the U.S. Navy. Eric Cw while serving in the U.S. Navy. Eric Cranford standing in front of the Siko...
https://www.ncsu.edu/coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates Protect the Pack Protect the Pack Learn how we can work together as one Pack to stay safe on campus. Ger as one Pack to stay safe on campus. Get the latest
https://poole.ncsu.edu/news/20...External Subdomain Poole College of Management Pursuing His Passion Accounting alumnus Jared Plummer talks about the career pivot that led r talks about the career pivot that led him to create the popular Triangle ic...
https://admissions.ncsu.edu/ap...External Subdomain Join Your Wolfpack The early action deadline is November 1. Apply to NC State
https://news.ncsu.edu/2021/08/...External Subdomain Vaccine Q&A The Facts About Vaccine Boosters What are booster shots, and why might they be needed? Get the answers
https://www.instagram.com/ncst...External Follow us on Instagram
https://news.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://news.ncsu.edu/2021/09/...External Subdomain Sep 9, 2021 New NSF Center Will Advance Phosphorus Sustainability A new interdisciplinary center will advance ambitious ciplinary center will advance ambitious goals to reduce phosphorus dependence...
https://news.ncsu.edu/2021/09/...External Subdomain Sep 8, 2021 New Campus Master Plan Needs Your Input NC State planners are building a framework to meet future needs and ng a framework to meet future needs and align campus development with the uni...
https://news.ncsu.edu/2021/09/...External Subdomain Sep 2, 2021 Vaccine Q&A: Are COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Ethical? What about vaccine mandates? And when can we vaccinate kne mandates? And when can we vaccinate kids?
https://calendar.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain View Calendars
https://studentservices.ncsu.e...External Subdomain Academic Calendar
https://calendar.ncsu.edu/even...External Subdomain Sep11 Saturday7:00 PM 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Talley Student Union
https://calendar.ncsu.edu/even...External Subdomain Sep13 Monday12:00 PM GLBT Advocate Program Lunch and Learn: 'Poole Pride'
https://calendar.ncsu.edu/even...External Subdomain Sep13 Monday3:00 PM International Tea Time
https://calendar.ncsu.edu/even...External Subdomain Sep14 Tuesday1:00 PM Women's Center: Volunteer Informational Session at Talley Student Union
https://visit.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Visit NC State Explore our extraordinary campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. Take a virtual tour
IMG-ALT Aerial of Holladay Hall and the NC State belltower
https://studentservices.ncsu.e...External Subdomain Text duplicate Academic Calendar
http://accessibility.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Accessibility
https://www.ncsu.edu/contactContact
https://www.ncsu.edu/copyrightCopyright
/emergency-informationEmergency Information
https://www.ncsu.edu/free-speech/Text duplicate Free Speech
https://jobs.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Jobs
http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Libraries
http://mypack.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain MyPack Portal
http://policies.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Policies
https://www.ncsu.edu/privacyPrivacy
https://social.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Social Media
https://strategicplan.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Strategic Plan
https://maps.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain IMG-ALT Map of NC State's North Campus
http://www.facebook.com/ncstateExternal No Text
http://www.youtube.com/ncstateExternal No Text
https://twitter.com/ncstateExternal No Text
https://instagram.com/ncstateExternal No Text
https://www.linkedin.com/edu/n...External No Text

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.ncsu.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 of 0.70 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 6 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 11 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A Content Delivery Network like Bootstrap CDN can save bandwidth for Bootstrap front-end component library.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (64 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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connectionkeep-alive
dateSat, 11 Sep 2021 09:42:20 GMT
serverApache
last-modifiedSat, 11 Sep 2021 04:36:01 GMT
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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 81,230 referring domains.
This page has 14,476,330 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 53,192 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 12409 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

User-agent: *
Disallow: /wp/wp-admin/
Disallow: /dailyhistory
Disallow: /about/history-and-tradition/this-day-at-nc-state/
Disallow: /about/engaging-north-carolina/
Disallow: /discover/
Allow: /wp/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php

Sitemap: https://www.ncsu.edu/sitemap.xml

Search preview

www.ncsu.edu
NC State University
Discover NC State, a leading public research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. We produce career-ready graduates, groundbreaking research and problem-solving partnerships. We think and do.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
NC State74%Check
NC State University70%Check
State63%Check
State University62%Check
University62%Check
Public Research University54%Check
Research50%Check
Read50%Check
Raleigh48%Check
Campus46%Check

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