Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
77% 
Page structure
39% 
Link structure
67% 
Server
27% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
1.83 s
File size
63.40 kB
Words
987
Media files
25
Number of links
117 internal / 17 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Home | North Dakota State Government - ND Portal
The length of the page title is perfect. (465 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Welcome to North Dakota where possibility is as endless as the horizon. Whether you crave the rugged outdoors or thrive in urban settings, you’ll find vibrant, diverse communities and the shortest average commute time in the country. This rising travel trend – embracing the winter cold and spending more time outdoors in spite of it – is called “friluftsliv.” This translates to “free air life,” a Norwegian concept that being outdoors in all types of weather is good for the mind and body. It’s about connecting with nature, no matter the weather. And, as they say in North Dakota – a U.S. hotspot for Norwegian/Scandinavian culture – if you think it’s too cold, you’re just not dressed warmly enough. North Dakota has numerous outdoor attractions and rich Scandinavian heritage that allow travelers from near and far to embrace friluftsliv and reconnect with nature safely in its wide open spaces where you won’t find crowds (except for crowds of bison, of course).
The meta description is too long: 5867 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.nd.gov/
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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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
This page contains 987 words. That's ok.
32.8% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
14 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 15.56 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 6 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)
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

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...iles/documents/icons/orange triangle.pngBusiness Friendly State orange triangle
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...iles/documents/icons/orange triangle.pngHappiest Workforces orange triangle
...nts/icons/9 summer grn.png?itok=rRvuCMdT#9 Best State for Families
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Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Home
The H1 heading contains the words Home! Use important keywords instead.
The H1 heading consists of only one word. There should be more information given.
The H1 heading is too short (4 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings do not have any content.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Home
H2 Message from Governor Burgum
H2 Empty heading
H2 BE LEGENDARY
H2 KEY INDUSTRIES
H2 Footer menu
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 17 external links on this page.
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https://www.nd.gov/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.nd.gov/IMG-ALT State logo, which reads North Dakota, Be Legendary
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https://www.nd.gov/social-mediaNew window A-TITLE Follow Us on Twitter
https://www.nd.gov/living-ndLiving
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/living-nd/arts-cultureArts & Culture
/living-nd/cost-livingCost of Living
/living-nd/health-wellness-and...Health Wellness and Families
/living-nd/learning-lifetimeLearning for a Lifetime
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/living-nd/safetySafety
/living-nd/sports-and-leisure-...Sports and Leisure Activities
/living-nd/celebrating-four-se...Weather
https://travel.dot.nd.gov/External ND Roads
https://www.nd.gov/working-ndWorking
/working-nd/finding-job-and-bu...Finding a Job and Building a Career
/working-nd/moving-north-dakotaMoving to North Dakota
/working-nd/tools-resourcesTools & Resources
/innovation-industriesIndustries
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/innovation-industries/autonom...Autonomous Systems
/innovation-industries/energy-...Energy & Natural Resources
/innovation-industries/food-ag...Food & Agriculture
/innovation-industries/informa...Information Technology
/innovation-industries/tourismTourism
/doing-business-ndBusiness
/doing-business-nd/21st-centur...21st Century Workforce
/doing-business-nd/business-to...Business Tools & Resources
/doing-business-nd/incentives-...Incentives & Funding
/doing-business-nd/starting-or...Starting or Expanding Business
/doing-business-nd/trade-exportsTrade & Exports
/doing-business-nd/transportat...Transportation & Logistics
https://www.nd.gov/news-eventsNews & Events
/news-events/census-2020Census 2020
https://www.nd.gov/newsNews
https://www.nd.gov/eventsEvents
https://apps.nd.gov/sos/ndpmn/...External Public Meetings
https://www.medialibrary.nd.gov/External Media Gallery
https://www.nd.gov/governmentGovernment
/government/welcome-governor-b...Welcome from Governor Burgum
/government/citizen-servicesCitizen Services
/government/state-government/a...State Agencies
/government/local-governmentLocal Government
/government/state-governmentState Government
/government/federal-governmentFederal Government
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https://www.nd.gov/transparencyND Transparency
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/living-nd/arts-cultureText duplicate Arts & Culture
/living-nd/cost-livingText duplicate Cost of Living
/living-nd/health-wellness-and...Text duplicate Health Wellness and Families
/living-nd/learning-lifetimeText duplicate Learning for a Lifetime
/living-nd/main-street-ndText duplicate Main Street ND
/living-nd/outdoor-recreationText duplicate Outdoor Recreation
/living-nd/safetyText duplicate Safety
/living-nd/sports-and-leisure-...Text duplicate Sports and Leisure Activities
/living-nd/celebrating-four-se...Text duplicate Weather
https://travel.dot.nd.gov/External Text duplicate ND Roads
https://www.nd.gov/working-ndText duplicate Working
/working-nd/finding-job-and-bu...Text duplicate Finding a Job and Building a Career
/working-nd/moving-north-dakotaText duplicate Moving to North Dakota
/working-nd/tools-resourcesText duplicate Tools & Resources
/innovation-industriesText duplicate Industries
/innovation-industries/advance...Text duplicate Advanced Manufacturing
/innovation-industries/autonom...Text duplicate Autonomous Systems
/innovation-industries/energy-...Text duplicate Energy & Natural Resources
/innovation-industries/food-ag...Text duplicate Food & Agriculture
/innovation-industries/informa...Text duplicate Information Technology
/innovation-industries/tourismText duplicate Tourism
/doing-business-ndText duplicate Business
/doing-business-nd/21st-centur...Text duplicate 21st Century Workforce
/doing-business-nd/business-to...Text duplicate Business Tools & Resources
/doing-business-nd/incentives-...Text duplicate Incentives & Funding
/doing-business-nd/starting-or...Text duplicate Starting or Expanding Business
/doing-business-nd/trade-exportsText duplicate Trade & Exports
/doing-business-nd/transportat...Text duplicate Transportation & Logistics
https://www.nd.gov/news-eventsText duplicate News & Events
/news-events/census-2020Text duplicate Census 2020
https://www.nd.gov/newsText duplicate News
https://www.nd.gov/eventsText duplicate Events
https://apps.nd.gov/sos/ndpmn/...External Text duplicate Public Meetings
https://www.medialibrary.nd.gov/External Text duplicate Media Gallery
https://www.nd.gov/governmentText duplicate Government
/government/welcome-governor-b...Text duplicate Welcome from Governor Burgum
/government/citizen-servicesText duplicate Citizen Services
/government/state-government/a...Text duplicate State Agencies
/government/local-governmentText duplicate Local Government
/government/state-governmentText duplicate State Government
/government/federal-governmentText duplicate Federal Government
/government/tribal-governmentsText duplicate Tribal Governments
/government/military-and-veter...Text duplicate Military and Veterans Affairs
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https://www.nd.gov/node/127MAKE A GREAT LIFE AND A BIG DIFFERENCE
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IMG-ALT #2 Annual Crude Oil Production
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IMG-ALT #3 Best States for Business Friendliness
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IMG-ALT #9 Best State for Families
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/innovation-industries/energy-...IMG-ALT energy & nat res2.jpg
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/innovation-industries/autonom...IMG-ALT UAS.jpg
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/innovation-industries/informa...IMG-ALT IT.jpg
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/innovation-industries/tourismIMG-ALT Tourism (1).jpg
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/innovation-industries/advance...IMG-ALT Advan Man2.jpg
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https://www.nd.gov/Anchor Next
https://www.nd.gov/newsIMG-ALT news (sm)
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Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.nd.gov/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is very slow (1.83 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 6 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 6 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (63 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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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 32,856 referring domains.
This page has 8,688,325 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 21,646 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 0 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

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# Used:    http://example.com/robots.txt
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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
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www.nd.gov
Home | North Dakota State Government - ND Portal
Welcome to North Dakota where possibility is as endless as the horizon. Whether you crave the rugged outdoors or thrive in urban settings, you’ll find vibrant, diverse communities and the shortest average commute time in the country. This rising travel trend – embracing the winter cold and spending more time outdoors in spite of it – is called “friluftsliv.” This translates to “free air life,” a Norwegian concept that being outdoors in all types of weather is good for the mind and body. It’s about connecting with nature, no matter the weather. And, as they say in North Dakota – a U.S. hotspot for Norwegian/Scandinavian culture – if you think it’s too cold, you’re just not dressed warmly enough. North Dakota has numerous outdoor attractions and rich Scandinavian heritage that allow travelers from near and far to embrace friluftsliv and reconnect with nature safely in its wide open spaces where you won’t find crowds (except for crowds of bison, of course).

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