Usf.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
87% 
Page quality
78% 
Page structure
100% 
Link structure
60% 
Server
20% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.83 s
File size
86.20 kB
Words
747
Media files
13
Number of links
105 internal / 17 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Welcome to the University of South Florida | Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee, FL
The title contains the word Welcome to! More content should be covered in the title.
The page title should be shorter than 580 pixels. It is 814 pixels long. Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The University of South Florida (USF) is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success serving Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee.
The meta description is too long: 1024 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
No canonical link is 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)
No favicon is linked in the HTML code.

Meta tags

NameValue
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
DescriptionThe University of South Florida (USF) is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success serving Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee.
KeywordsUSF, University of South Florida, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Manatee, USF Health, USF Athletics, USF News, events, calendar, apply, admissions, about, academics, research, myusf, careers, campus life, campus resources, Florida universities, Florida colleges
AuthorUniversity of South Florida
landing_pagetrue
langen
Content-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge

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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 747 words. That's ok.
28.2% of the text are stop words.
Words from the H1 heading are used in the page content.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
9 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 17.38 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 4 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 15 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
.../main-usf/about-usf-drop-down-preem2.jpgNew Era. Preeminent Research University.
/images/main-usf/2019/apply-now-300x200.jpgUSF sign with flowers
...locations/locations-oneusf-drop-down.jpgOne University Geographically Distributed
/images/main-usf/campus-life-fans.jpgUSF students at football game in green and gold paint.
/images/main-usf/2019/research-dropdown.jpgA woman holds a beaker
...2022/boundless-bulls-joan-tschiderer.jpgBoundless Bulls graphic with Joan “Sudsy” Tschiderer photo
...ompleting-mentoring-program/homepage.pngMen install cabling
...creates-digital-alibis/listing-image.jpgNew technology generates alibi
...22-open-doors-report/world-listing-2.pngStudents give the "Go Bulls" sign near the Eiffel Tower
...il-a-good-nights-sleep/listing-image.jpgColleagues at work
...l-experiences/usfdining-tatw-listing.jpgUSF Dining employees scoop food onto plates for students waiting in line.
...urces/images/global/elements/loading.jpgLoading
Video URLWidthHeight
...lay=1&loop=1&playlist=Gdx6iZIHCQ8&mute=1

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
University of South Florida Home
The H1 heading is perfect.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 University of South Florida Home
H2 Emergency -
H2 University of South Florida
H2 Main Navigation
H2 A shopping trip in the 60s leads to lifelong love for USF
H2 USF Features
H2 We are One USF
H2 America's Fastest-Rising University
H2 USF News & Events
H3 About USF
H3 Academics
H3 Admissions
H3 Locations
H3 Campus Life
H3 Research
H3 Tampa Bay’s diverse-owned businesses experience growth, greater successes after completing USF mentoring program
H3 New USF patent creates digital alibis
H3 USF ranked among top universities for global education
H3 USF News
H3 USF Calendar
H4 Too many – or too few – job demands can spoil a good night’s sleep
H4 USF Dining serves up educational international experiences
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
Some internal links have dynamic parameters. All internal URLs, which are not marked as nofollow, should not contain dynamic parameters.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
There are 4 links with a trivial anchor text.
The number of internal links is ok.
There are 17 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
http://www.usf.edu/usfalertsusf.edu/usfalerts
https://www.usf.edu/Anchor Skip to Main Content
https://www.usf.edu/University of South Florida
https://giving.usf.edu/New window External Give Now
/about-usf/index.aspxOverview
/about-usf/mission-vision.aspxMission and Goals
/about-usf/history-traditions....History and Traditions
/about-usf/facts-statistics.aspxFacts and Statistics
/about-usf/economic-impact.aspxEconomic Impact
/about-usf/student-consumer-in...Student Consumer Information
/about-usf/leadership.aspxLeadership
/about-usf/accreditation.aspxAccreditation
https://www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/Work at USF
/about-usf/visit-usf.aspxVisit USF
/academics/index.aspxText duplicate Overview
/academics/colleges.aspxColleges
https://www.usf.edu/majorsNew window Undergraduate Majors
https://www.usf.edu/gradprogramsNew window Graduate Programs
/academics/courses-calendar.aspxCourses and Calendars
/academics/undergraduate-gradu...Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
/academics/academic-resources....Academic Resources
/academics/libraries.aspxLibraries
https://www.usf.edu/admissions/Text duplicate Overview
/admissions/freshmen/index.aspxFreshmen
/admissions/transfer/index.aspxTransfer
/admissions/graduate/index.aspxGraduate
/admissions/international/inde...International
/admissions/health/index.aspxUSF Health
/locations/index.aspxText duplicate Overview
/locations/tampa-campus.aspxTampa Campus
/locations/stpetersburg-campus...St. Petersburg Campus
/locations/sarasota-manatee-ca...Sarasota-Manatee Campus
/locations/instructional-sites...Instructional Sites
/campus-life/index.aspxText duplicate Overview
/campus-life/campus-resources....Campus Resources and USF Bookstore
/campus-life/housing-dining.aspxHousing and Dining
/campus-life/technology-resour...Technology Resources
/campus-life/financial-resourc...Financial Resources
/campus-life/health-safety.aspxHealth and Safety
/campus-life/internships-stude...Internships and Student Employment
/campus-life/activities-progra...Activities and Programs
/campus-life/arts-culture.aspxArts and Culture
/campus-life/athletics-fitness...Athletics and Fitness
/research/index.aspxText duplicate Overview
/research-innovation/index.aspxResearch & Innovation
/research/student-research.aspxStudent Research
/about-usf/students.aspxStudents
/about-usf/faculty.aspxFaculty
/about-usf/staff.aspxStaff
/about-usf/alumni.aspxAlumni
/about-usf/parents-family.aspxParents & Family
https://my.usf.edu/External MyUSF
http://directory.usf.edu/External Directory
https://www.usf.edu/majorsFind a Major Search for undergraduate majors offered at USF.
/financial-aid/cost-of-attenda...Estimate Cost Review tuition, financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
/admissions/index.aspx?utm_sou...Apply Now Start your application to become a USF Bull.
/about-usf/visit-usf.aspx?utm_...Visit USF View campus maps, virtual tours and get directions.
/news/boundless-bulls/faculty-...New window IMG-ALT Boundless Bulls graphic with Joan “Sudsy” Tschiderer photo
/news/boundless-bulls/faculty-...New window A shopping trip in the 60s leads to lifelong love for USF
/news/boundless-bulls/faculty-...New window Learn more about Joan "Sudsy" Tschiderer
/news/2022/tampa-bays-diverse-...IMG-ALT Men install cabling
/news/2022/tampa-bays-diverse-...Tampa Bay’s diverse-owned businesses experience growth, greater successes after completing USF mentoring program
/news/2022/tampa-bays-diverse-...Trivial anchor text
Read more
/news/2022/new-usf-patent-crea...IMG-ALT New technology generates alibi
/news/2022/new-usf-patent-crea...New USF patent creates digital alibis
/news/2022/new-usf-patent-crea...Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
/world/about/news/2022-open-do...IMG-ALT Students give the "Go Bulls" sign near the Eiffel Tower
/world/about/news/2022-open-do...USF ranked among top universities for global education
/world/about/news/2022-open-do...Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
/locations/tampa-campus.aspxText duplicate Tampa Campus
/locations/stpetersburg-campus...Text duplicate St. Petersburg Campus
/locations/sarasota-manatee-ca...Text duplicate Sarasota-Manatee Campus
/about-usf/index.aspxNew window About USF
/news/2022/usf-ranks-in-the-to...Top Producer USF is One of the Nation’s Top 10 Producers of Fulbright Scholars
/news/2022/usf-ranks-in-the-to...Learn more
/news/2022/usf-increases-numbe...Top Graduate Programs USF Features 13 Graduate Programs Ranked in the 2023 Top 50 Among all Public and Private Institutions
/news/2022/usf-increases-numbe...Text duplicate Learn more
/research-innovation/news/2022...Top Patent Producer USF is 11th Among American Public Research Universities
/research-innovation/news/2022...Text duplicate Learn more
/news/2022/university-of-south...New window America's Fastest-Rising University
/news/2022/university-of-south...New window Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
/news/?utm_source=usf-news-wid...USF News
/news/2022/too-many-or-too-few...IMG-ALT Colleagues at work
/news/2022/too-many-or-too-few...Too many – or too few – job demands can spoil a good night’s sleep
/news/2022/usf-dining-serves-u...IMG-ALT USF Dining employees scoop food onto plates for students waiting in line.
/news/2022/usf-dining-serves-u...USF Dining serves up educational international experiences
/news/?utm_source=usf-news-wid...More News
http://webcal.forest.usf.edu/c...New window External Subdomain More Events
/registrar/calendars/index.aspxNew window Registrar Dates and Deadlines
https://bullsconnect.usf.edu/e...New window External Student Events Calendar
https://www.usf.edu/Text duplicate University of South Florida
/about-usf/index.aspxText duplicate About USF
/academics/index.aspxAcademics
/admissions/index.aspxAdmissions
/locations/index.aspxLocations
/campus-life/index.aspxCampus Life
/research/index.aspxResearch
/about-usf/administrative-unit...New window Administrative Units
/regulations-policies/index.aspxNew window Regulations & Policies
https://www.usf.edu/hr/index.aspxNew window Human Resources
/work-at-usf/index.aspxNew window Text duplicate Work at USF
/administrative-services/emerg...New window Emergency & Safety
/title-ix/index.aspxNew window Title IX
http://health.usf.edu/External Text duplicate USF Health
https://gousfbulls.com/External USF Athletics
https://www.usfalumni.org/External USF Alumni
https://giving.usf.edu/External Support USF
https://www.lib.usf.edu/External USF Libraries
/world/index.aspxUSF World
https://facebook.com/USouthFlo...New window External Facebook
https://twitter.com/USouthFloridaNew window External Twitter
https://www.youtube.com/usfcha...New window External YouTube
https://www.linkedin.com/schoo...New window External LinkedIn
https://www.instagram.com/usou...New window External Instagram
/ucm/marketing/snapchat.aspxNew window Snapchat
https://www.tiktok.com/@usouth...New window External TikTok
/about-usf/about-this-site.aspxAbout This Site
/about-usf/site-map.aspxSite Map
/about-usf/contact-usf.aspxContact USF
/about-usf/visit-usf.aspx?utm_...New window Text duplicate Visit USF
/diversity/index.aspxNew window Diversity
https://a.cms.omniupdate.com/1...External No Text

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.usf.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
The X-powered header is sent within the response header. (unnecessary)
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.83 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 4 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 4 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (86 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
cache-controlprivate
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
serverMicrosoft-IIS/10.0
x-aspnet-version4.0.30319
x-powered-byASP.NET
access-control-allow-origin*
access-control-allow-headersOrigin, X-Requested-With, Content-Type, Accept
dateFri, 02 Dec 2022 08:32:19 GMT
content-length88278
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

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 57,441 referring domains.
This page has 8,136,201 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 38,888 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 6019 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

###############################
# robots.txt for USF.edu
###############################

User-agent: *
# list folders robots are not allowed to index
Disallow: /images
Disallow: /css
Disallow: /aspnet_client
Disallow: /javascripts
Disallow: /snapshots
Disallow: /web-templates
Disallow: /inc
Disallow: /utilities
Disallow: /calendar
Disallow: /it/archive
Disallow: /test-bob
Disallow: /student-affairs/tedx
#
# list specific files robots are not allowed to index
#
Disallow: /Atest.html
Disallow: /jstest.asp
Disallow: /About-USF/contact-send.asp
Disallow: /About-USF/page-not-found.asp
#
#
#
User-agent: Twitterbot
# allow twitter to fetch images for news
Allow: /images
#
#
# End of robots.txt file
#
###############################

Search preview

www.usf.edu
Welcome to the University of South Florida | Tampa, St. Petersburg,...
The University of South Florida (USF) is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success serving Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee.

Most important keywords

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South77%Check
South Florida77%Check
Florida Tampa70%Check
Research University68%Check
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Fastest-Rising University60%Check
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