Usu.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
77% 
Page quality
88% 
Page structure
0% 
Link structure
0% 
Server
89% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.29 s
File size
36.40 kB
Words
984
Media files
16
Number of links
132 internal / 62 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Welcome to Utah State University
The title contains the word Welcome to! More content should be covered in the title.
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah's only land grant institution, offering 168 undergraduate degrees, 143 graduate degrees and serving over 28,000 students in Logan and around the state at Distance Education campuses and learning centers, as well as at USU Eastern. Known for its robust and cutting edge research, Utah State challenges students to pursue academic opportunities that will change the world.
The meta description is too long: 2601 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
Language defined in meta tags: 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

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viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
descriptionFounded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah's only land grant institution, offering 168 undergraduate degrees, 143 graduate degrees and serving over 28,000 students in Logan and around the state at Distance Education campuses and learning centers, as well as at USU Eastern. Known for its robust and cutting edge research, Utah State challenges students to pursue academic opportunities that will change the world.
keywordsUSU, Utah State University, aggies, colleges, education, future students, students, faculty, staff, visitors, alumni, about the USU, academics, research, arts, outreach, athletics, give to USU, degrees, majors, research, higher, school
authorUtah State Unversity
languageen
robotsfollow, all
revisit-after5 days
google-site-verificationuWFjeMz3kr3IP43ZlvAbpwNQizD4_wSU81BxiqledMI
langen
X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge,chrome=1
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 984 words. That's ok.
24.6% 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.
10 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 19.74 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 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.
HTTPS
(Somewhat important)
The HTTPS protocol for secure data transmission is not used.

Media list

URLAlt attributeTitle
/images/logos/horizontal_logo.pngUtah State University
/images/nav/student-experience.jpgNo alt attribute provided
/images/banners/home/large/tr-layer.pngMost Beautiful College in Utah
/images/banners/home/large/tr-layer.pngTop 10 University in the Nation
/images/banners/home/large/tr-layer.png#7 Best Bang for the Buck
/images/banners/home/large/tr-layer.png84% of Aggies live Away from Home
/images/banners/home/large/tr-layer.pngTop 25 Online Bachelor's Programs
/images/banners/home/large/tr-layer.png2nd Oldest Undergraduate Research Program in the Nation
/images/banners/home/large/tr-layer.png#17 Highest-Ranked Public University in the Country with the Lowest Tuition
/images/banners/home/large/tr-layer.pngOver 75% of Students Participate in fieldwork or Internships by their Senior Year
...tlights/large/engineer-magazine-2020.jpgEngineer Magazine 2020
...ages/stories/lg/STEM_Diversity_1-UST.jpgillustration of diverse STEM faculty.
.../images/stories/lg/CARES-Funding-UST.jpgstudent riding a bike on the Quad near the Ray B. West building.
/images/highlights/large/Greats-2019.jpgUSU Greats 2019-2020
/images/features/large/APFP_podcast.jpgAggie Parent and Family Podcast
http://www.usu.edu/images/skin/map.jpgCampus map

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Welcome to USU
The H1 heading contains the words Welcome to! Use important keywords instead.
Too many H1 headings
The H1 heading is too short (14 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.
The structure of headings is missing one or more levels. Do not skip heading levels.
There are 39 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 Welcome to USU
H1 Be an Aggie
H1 Learning at USU
H1 Student Experience
H1 Statewide Education
H1 COVID-19 Case Counts and Updates »
H1 Academics
H1 Find a Degree
H1 Spotlight
H1 Headlines
H2 Who we are
H2 Getting There
H2 Newsroom
H2 Leadership
H2 Information
H2 Undergraduate
H2 Graduate
H2 Financial Aid
H2 Registration
H2 Find a Degree Duplicate text
H2 Information Duplicate text
H2 Resources
H2 Logan Campus Community
H2 Other Locations
H2 Things to do
H2 Utah State Greats
H2 Featured Podcast
H2 Upcoming Events
H2 UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
H3 Utah State Engineer Magazine 2020
H3 USU Joins National Alliance Aimed at Developing Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty
H3 USU Disburses $1.8 Million from CARES funds to Support Students
H3 EDUCATION
H3 QUICK LINKS
H3 INFORMATION
H5 Telling Our Story: 130 Years of Aggie Women
H5 Sun, Earth, Universe
H5 The Day After Tomorrow: Art in Response to Turmoil and Hope
H5 African American Art, Social Justice, and Identity: Works by Black Artists from the NEHMA Collection
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 3 links with a trivial anchor text.
The number of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
There are too many external links (62) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
http://www.usu.edu/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.usu.edu/IMG-ALT Utah State University
https://www.usu.edu/USU Homepage
http://www.usu.edu/azindex/A-Z index
https://my.usu.edu/External MyUSU
https://directory.usu.edu/External Directory
http://www.usu.edu/about/Overview
http://www.usu.edu/about/About USU
/about/at-a-glance/USU at a Glance
http://www.usu.edu/about/history/History and Traditions
http://www.usu.edu/location/Life in Logan
http://www.usu.edu/about/alumni/Notable Alumni
http://www.usu.edu/contact/Contact Us
http://www.usu.edu/maps/Maps
http://www.usu.edu/directions/Directions
http://www.usu.edu/visit/Visiting Campus
http://www.usu.edu/today/News at USU
http://www.usu.edu/calendar/Event Calendar
http://www.usu.edu/pressroom/USU Pressroom
https://www.usu.edu/president/President's Office
https://www.usu.edu/provost/Provost's Office
https://www.usu.edu/trustees/Board of Trustees
http://www.usu.edu/offices/Offices
https://directory.usu.edu/External Text duplicate Directory
https://www.usu.edu/hr/Employment
http://www.usu.edu/apply/Text duplicate Overview
https://www.usu.edu/admissions/Undergraduate Admissions
http://www.usu.edu/apply/Apply
/admissions/campustour/Campus Tour
/degrees/index.cfm?browse&l=un...Undergraduate Degrees
https://study.usu.edu/External International Students
https://concurrent.usu.edu/External Concurrent Enrollment
https://rgs.usu.edu/graduatesc...External School of Graduate Studies
http://www.usu.edu/apply/Text duplicate Apply
/degrees/index.cfm?browse&l=gr...Graduate Degrees
https://rgs.usu.edu/graduatesc...External Text duplicate International Students
/registrar/registration/paymentTuition and Fees
https://www.usu.edu/finaid/Financial Aid Office
/finaid/scholarships/Scholarships
https://rgs.usu.edu/graduatesc...External Graduate Funding
https://catalog.usu.edu/conten...External Dates & Deadlines
/calendar/academic/Academic Calendar
/registrar/registration/payment/Tuition & Payment
https://catalog.usu.edu/External University Catalog
/registrar/registrationRegister for Classes
/registrar/records/accessTranscripts
http://www.usu.edu/academics/Learn more about Academics
http://www.usu.edu/degrees/Degree Finder
/degrees/index.cfm?searchKeywords Search
/degrees/index.cfm?az=allA-Z Degree List
/degrees/index.cfm?browse&l=un...Text duplicate Undergraduate Degrees
/degrees/index.cfm?browse&l=gr...Text duplicate Graduate Degrees
/degrees/index.cfm?browse&loca...Online Degrees
/academics/colleges/Colleges
https://rgs.usu.edu/graduatesc...External Text duplicate School of Graduate Studies
/academics/departments/Departments & Programs
/calendar/academic/Text duplicate Academic Calendar
https://catalog.usu.edu/External Text duplicate University Catalog
http://www.usu.edu/campuses/Statewide Campuses
http://www.usu.edu/online/Online Learning
https://www.usu.edu/advising/Advising
http://www.usu.edu/commencement/Commencement
https://library.usu.edu/External Library
/academics/support/Academic Support
https://globalengagement.usu.edu/External Global Engagement
https://studyabroad.usu.edu/External Study Abroad
https://honors.usu.edu/External Honors Program
http://www.usu.edu/campus-life/Text duplicate Overview
/campus-life/living/Living on Campus
/campus-life/involvement/Get Involved
/campus-life/recreation-wellnessHealth and Recreation
/campus-life/safety/Campus Safety
/campus-life/services/Campus Services
http://www.usu.edu/campuses/Text duplicate Statewide Campuses
https://eastern.usu.edu/External USU Eastern
http://www.usu.edu/calendar/Text duplicate Event Calendar
http://www.usu.edu/arts-culture/Arts & Culture
https://www.utahstateaggies.com/External Athletics
http://www.usu.edu/location/Cache Valley & Utah
/research-innovation/Research
https://statewide.usu.edu/External Text duplicate Overview
https://beaver.usu.edu/?ref=ma...External Beaver
https://bicknell.usu.edu/?ref=...External Bicknell
https://blanding.usu.edu/External Blanding
https://brighamcity.usu.edu/?r...External Brigham City
https://blanding.usu.edu/learn...External Cortez
https://delta.usu.edu/?ref=mai...External Delta
https://ephraim.usu.edu/?ref=m...External Ephraim
https://hebercity.usu.edu/?ref...External Heber City
https://junction.usu.edu/?ref=...External Junction
https://kanab.usu.edu/?ref=mai...External Kanab
https://kaysville.usu.edu/?ref...External Kaysville
https://moab.usu.edu/?ref=main...External Moab
https://blanding.usu.edu/learn...External Montezuma Creek
https://blanding.usu.edu/learn...External Monticello
https://blanding.usu.edu/learn...External Monument Valley
https://nephi.usu.edu/?ref=mai...External Nephi
https://orem.usu.edu/?ref=main...External Orem
https://panguitch.usu.edu/?ref...External Panguitch
https://parkcity.usu.edu/?ref=...External Park City
https://richfield.usu.edu/?ref...External Richfield
https://uintahbasin.usu.edu/?r...External Roosevelt
https://saltlake.usu.edu/?ref=...External Salt Lake
https://tooele.usu.edu/?ref=ma...External Tooele
https://tremonton.usu.edu/?ref...External Tremonton
https://usueastern.edu/External USU Eastern (Price)
https://uintahbasin.usu.edu/?r...External Vernal
https://extension.usu.edu/External Extension
/prospective-students/Future Students
/current-students/Current Students
http://www.usu.edu/faculty-staff/Faculty/Staff
/alumni-friends/Alumni
https://www.usu.edu/parents/Parents
http://www.usu.edu/Anchor Previous slide
http://www.usu.edu/Anchor Next slide
https://www.usu.edu/covid-19COVID-19 Case Counts and Updates
http://www.usu.edu/academics/Academics
http://www.usu.edu/academics/Text duplicate Overview
/academics/colleges/Colleges and Schools
/academics/departments/Academic Departments
http://www.usu.edu/degrees/Find a Degree
/degrees/index.cfm?az=allText duplicate A-Z Degree List
/degrees/index.cfm?browseBrowse Degrees
https://engineering.usu.edu/ne...External IMG-ALT Engineer Magazine 2020
https://engineering.usu.edu/ne...External Utah State Engineer Magazine 2020
https://engineering.usu.edu/ne...External Trivial anchor text
Read more
/today/?id=60362IMG-ALT illustration of diverse STEM faculty.
/today/?id=60362USU Joins National Alliance Aimed at Developing Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty
/today/?id=60362Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
/today/?id=60359IMG-ALT student riding a bike on the Quad near the Ray B. West building.
/today/?id=60359USU Disburses $1.8 Million from CARES funds to Support Students
/today/?id=60359Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
http://www.usu.edu/today/Headlines
/today/?id=60367Utah County 4-H Mentoring Awarded Two Federal Grants
/today/?id=60365$1.9 Million Grant Expands College Options for Students with Disabilities
/today/?id=60364Bonnie Uresk: SDL Program Manager a Finalist in the Women Tech Awards
/today/?id=60363USU Libraries Searching for Public Opinions on 2020 Presidential Election Results
/today/?id=60361'In This Together' Theme for USU Science Week Nov. 2-7
/today/?id=60358Leaf-Cutter Bees as Plastic Recyclers? Not a Good Idea, says USU Scientist
/today/?id=60354Aggie First Scholars Excited for First Generation Student Week and Donation Campaign
/today/?id=58817Update for USU Community on Coronavirus
/today/?id=60360Utah Conservation Corps Responds to Louisiana Hurricanes
http://www.usu.edu/today/More headlines
https://www.usu.edu/greats/IMG-ALT USU Greats 2019-2020
https://www.usu.edu/greats/Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
/parents/podcastIMG-ALT Aggie Parent and Family Podcast
http://www.usu.edu/calendar/Upcoming Events
/calendar/?id=75948Telling Our Story: 130 Years of Aggie Women
/calendar/?id=75910Sun, Earth, Universe
/calendar/?id=75201The Day After Tomorrow: Art in Response to Turmoil and Hope
/calendar/?id=75287African American Art, Social Justice, and Identity: Works by Black Artists from the NEHMA Collection
http://www.usu.edu/calendar/More Events
https://www.usu.edu/UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
http://www.usu.edu/about/ABOUT
http://www.usu.edu/apply/ADMISSION
http://www.usu.edu/academics/ACADEMICS
http://www.usu.edu/campus-life/CAMPUS LIFE
/research-innovation/RESEARCH
http://www.usu.edu/campuses/CAMPUSES
https://extension.usu.edu/External EXTENSION
https://www.facebook.com/UtahS...External USU Facebook
https://twitter.com/USUAggiesExternal USU Twitter
https://www.youtube.com/user/U...External USU YouTube
https://instagram.com/usuaggie...External USU Instagram
http://www.usu.edu/rss/USU RSS
https://www.usu.edu/maps/IMG-ALT Campus map
http://www.usu.edu/apply/APPLY to USU
http://www.usu.edu/visit/Plan your VISIT
https://www.usu.edu/giving/Make a GIFT
https://jobs.usu.edu/External Find a JOB
http://www.usu.edu/contact/CONTACT us
http://www.usu.edu/degrees/Text duplicate Find a Degree
/academics/colleges/Colleges & Schools
/academics/departments/Text duplicate Academic Departments
/calendar/academic/Text duplicate Academic Calendar
https://rgs.usu.edu/graduatesc...External Graduate School
https://catalog.usu.edu/External Text duplicate University Catalog
http://www.usu.edu/online/Online Classes
https://library.usu.edu/External Text duplicate Library
http://www.usu.edu/campuses/Text duplicate Statewide Campuses
https://directory.usu.edu/External Text duplicate Directory
http://www.usu.edu/calendar/Events Calendar
https://it.usu.edu/htm/teams/s...External IT Service Desk
/about/at-a-glance/Quick Facts
http://www.usu.edu/about/history/History & Traditions
/student-life/recreation-welln...Recreation & Wellness
http://www.usu.edu/arts-culture/Text duplicate Arts & Culture
http://www.usu.edu/copyright/© Utah State University
http://www.usu.edu/privacy/Privacy
http://www.usu.edu/campussafety/Safety
http://www.usu.edu/ias/concerns/Ethics & Compliance Hotline
https://accessibility.usu.edu/External Accessibility
https://aaeo.usu.edu/non-discr...External Non-discrimination
/website/feedback/Website Feedback

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
The checked page does not redirect to another URL.
HTTP header
(Important)
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 4 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.29 seconds.
This page only loads 3 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (36 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
servernginx/1.15.12
dateSat, 31 Oct 2020 14:52:15 GMT
content-typetext/html;charset=utf-8
content-length9562
connectionkeep-alive
content-encodinggzip
p3ppolicyref="http://www.usu.edu/p3p/p3p.xml", CP="NON CURa TIA"
access-control-allow-origin*
expiresThu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:01 GMT
cache-controlno-cache
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 35,015 referring domains.
This page has 8,475,647 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 24,323 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

#robots file
User-agent: *

Disallow: /ust/print.cfm
Disallow: /nothinghere
Disallow: /nothinghere/calendar
Disallow: /nothinghere/cms
Disallow: /nothinghere/calendar/submit.php

Search preview

www.usu.edu
Welcome to Utah State University
Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah's only land grant institution, offering 168 undergraduate degrees, 143 graduate degrees and serving over 28,000 students in Logan and around the state at Distance Education campuses and learning centers, as well as at USU Eastern. Known for its robust and cutting edge research, Utah State challenges students to pursue academic opportunities that will change the world.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
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Utah68%Check
State68%Check
Utah State68%Check
Utah State University67%Check
State University67%Check
USU Eastern64%Check
Welcome62%Check
Contact Us62%Check
Utah State Greats60%Check

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