Wfu.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
40% 
Page structure
70% 
Link structure
71% 
Server
54% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.56 s
File size
61.40 kB
Words
385
Media files
10
Number of links
8 internal / 116 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Wake Forest University
The length of the page title is perfect. (211 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C. We are a vibrant and diverse academic community where our students study in one or more of the 42 majors and program we offer within our six colleges and schools.
The meta description is too long: 1619 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.wfu.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

NameValue
google-site-verificationtviXOvnszIZthrqd5sIRPRBYrF3aLHqNOzMZZQcsZSs
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
descriptionFounded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C. We are a vibrant and diverse academic community where our students study in one or more of the 42 majors and program we offer within our six colleges and schools.
robotsindex, follow, max-snippet:-1, max-image-preview:large, max-video-preview:-1
editId2515
article:modified_time2020-12-07T14:21:42+00:00
langen
twitter:cardsummary
og:localeen_US
og:typewebsite
og:titleWake Forest University
og:descriptionFounded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C. We are a vibrant and diverse academic community where our students study in one or more of the 42 majors and program we offer within our six colleges and schools.
og:urlhttps://www.wfu.edu/
og:site_nameWake Forest University
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Words from the H1 heading are not used in the page content.
Only 1 paragraph/s was/were found on this page.
There are only 385 words on this page. Good pages should have about 800 words of useful content.
16.6% 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.
The average number of words per sentence of 15 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 14 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 8 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.

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Welcome to the Forest.
The H1 heading contains the words Welcome to! Use important keywords instead.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Welcome to the Forest.
H2 Wake Forest University
H2 Follow us
H2 Considering Wake Forest?
H2 College & Schools
H2 Where to start
H2 Get to know WFU
H2 Resources
H3 What to Study
H3 Paying for College
H3 Winston-Salem, NC
H3 Support Wake Forest
H3 Call to Conversation
There are too few (8) internal links on this page.
Every linktext is unique.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
All internal links are not using dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (116) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.wfu.edu/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.wfu.edu/IMG-ALT Wake Forest University
https://admissions.wfu.edu/External Admissions
https://admissions.wfu.edu/External Overview
https://admissions.wfu.edu/facts/External Quick Facts
https://admissions.wfu.edu/exp...External Life at Wake
https://admissions.wfu.edu/aff...External Affordability
https://admissions.wfu.edu/vis...External Visit & Tours
https://admissions.wfu.edu/apply/External Apply
https://admissions.wfu.edu/vis...External Winston-Salem, NC
https://about.wfu.edu/academics/External Academics
https://about.wfu.edu/academics/External Text duplicate Overview
https://admissions.wfu.edu/aca...External Majors & Minors
https://about.wfu.edu/academic...External Academic Calendar
https://about.wfu.edu/academic...External Libraries
https://research.wfu.edu/External Research
https://global.wfu.edu/External Global Studies
https://wakedowntown.wfu.edu/External Wake Downtown
https://about.wfu.edu/External About WFU
https://about.wfu.edu/External Text duplicate Overview
https://about.wfu.edu/athletics/External Athletics
https://diversity.wfu.edu/External Diversity & Inclusion
https://opcd.wfu.edu/External Personal & Career Development
https://campuslife.wfu.edu/External Campus Life
https://about.wfu.edu/leadership/External Administration
https://arts.wfu.edu/External Arts
https://news.wfu.edu/External Wake Forest News
https://events.wfu.edu/External Events Calendar
https://magazine.wfu.edu/External WFU Magazine
https://inside.wfu.edu/External Inside WFU
https://about.wfu.edu/visiting/External Visitor Information
https://about.wfu.edu/visiting...External Campus Photos
https://webcam.wfu.edu/External Quad Cam
https://www.wfu.edu/weather/33° Weather
https://admissions.wfu.edu/External Future Students
https://www.wfu.edu/students/Current Students
https://parents.wfu.edu/External Parents & Families
https://alumni.wfu.edu/External Alumni & Friends
/faculty-staff/Faculty & Staff
https://college.wfu.edu/External Undergraduate College
https://graduate.wfu.edu/External Graduate School
https://business.wfu.edu/External School of Business
https://law.wfu.edu/External School of Law
https://divinity.wfu.edu/External School of Divinity
https://school.wakehealth.edu/External Subdomain School of Medicine
https://about.wfu.edu/director...External Directories
https://about.wfu.edu/director...External Search People
https://social.wfu.edu/External Social Media
https://about.wfu.edu/academic...External Text duplicate Majors & Minors
https://financialaid.wfu.edu/c...External Tuition & Fees
https://about.wfu.edu/academic...External Text duplicate Academic Calendar
https://about.wfu.edu/athletics/External Text duplicate Athletics
https://www.wfu.careers/External Subdomain Employment
https://hr.wfu.edu/External Human Resources
https://events.wfu.edu/External Event Calendar
https://www.bkstr.com/deaconsh...External Bookstore
https://studyabroad.wfu.edu/External Study Abroad
https://admissions.wfu.edu/exp...External Experience Wake Forest »
https://news.wfu.edu/2020/11/2...New window External News
https://news.wfu.edu/2020/11/2...New window External Wake Forest senior Savarni Sanka named Rhodes Scholar
https://news.wfu.edu/2020/12/0...New window External Text duplicate News
https://news.wfu.edu/2020/12/0...New window External WFU announces plans for new School of Professional Studies led by Business School Dean
https://news.wfu.edu/2020/11/2...New window External Text duplicate News
https://news.wfu.edu/2020/11/2...New window External Essay collection prompts discussion about University’s ties to slavery
https://news.wfu.edu/External Text duplicate News
https://magazine.wfu.edu/External Magazine
/from-the-forest/From the Forest
https://instagram.com/wfuniver...New window External No Text
https://facebook.com/New window External No Text
https://twitter.com/WakeForestNew window External No Text
https://admissions.wfu.edu/aca...External IMG-ALT Undergraduate Majors
https://admissions.wfu.edu/aca...External Explore our Majors »
https://admissions.wfu.edu/aff...External IMG-ALT Paying for College
https://admissions.wfu.edu/aff...External More on Affordability »
https://admissions.wfu.edu/vis...External Take a Look »
https://admissions.wfu.edu/wfu25/External Next steps for high school seniors
https://admissions.wfu.edu/vis...External Fall 2020 campus visit information
https://admissions.wfu.edu/vis...External Virtual campus tour
https://admissions.wfu.edu/app...External Ready to apply?
https://opcd.wfu.edu/External Office of Personal and Career Development
https://rlh.wfu.edu/External Residence Life & Housing
https://financialaid.wfu.edu/External Financial Aid
https://campuslife.wfu.edu/External Division of Campus Life
http://college.wfu.edu/External Undergraduate
https://graduate.wfu.edu/External Graduate
https://business.wfu.edu/External Business
https://divinity.wfu.edu/External Divinity
https://law.wfu.edu/External Law
https://school.wakehealth.edu/External Subdomain Medicine
https://godeacs.com/External Visit GoDeacs.com »
https://about.wfu.edu/pro-huma...External Pro Humanitate
https://www.wfu.edu/weather/33°
https://admissions.wfu.edu/External Text duplicate Admissions
https://admissions.wfu.edu/aca...External Text duplicate Majors & Minors
https://admissions.wfu.edu/vis...External Schedule a Visit
https://admissions.wfu.edu/aff...External Text duplicate Affordability
https://admissions.wfu.edu/apply/External Apply to WFU
https://about.wfu.edu/admissio...External College & Schools
https://about.wfu.edu/External About Wake Forest
https://admissions.wfu.edu/stu...External Text duplicate Campus Life
https://about.wfu.edu/athletics/External Text duplicate Athletics
https://about.wfu.edu/visiting/External Text duplicate Visitor Information
https://wakedowntown.wfu.edu/External Text duplicate Wake Downtown
https://admissions.wfu.edu/vis...External Experience Winston-Salem
https://hr.wfu.edu/External Text duplicate Human Resources
http://events.wfu.edu/External Text duplicate Event Calendar
https://news.wfu.edu/External Text duplicate News
https://about.wfu.edu/academic...External Text duplicate Libraries
https://thrive.wfu.edu/External Wellbeing
https://map.wfu.edu/External Campus Map
https://hr.wfu.edu/careers/External Work at Wake
https://about.wfu.edu/director...External Text duplicate Directories
https://about.wfu.edu/contact-us/External Contact
https://forms.secure.wfu.edu/g...External Subdomain Give now
https://c2c.wfu.edu/External Attend a C2C
https://www.wfu.edu/IMG-ALT Wake Forest Logo
https://about.wfu.edu/visiting...External Affiliates
https://about.wfu.edu/privacy-...External Privacy
https://wakeready.wfu.edu/External Emergency
https://titleix.wfu.edu/nondis...External Non‑Discrimination
https://www.facebook.com/wfuni...New window External No Text
https://twitter.com/WakeForestNew window External No Text
https://www.instagram.com/wfun...New window External No Text
https://social.wfu.edu/New window External social.wfu.edu

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.wfu.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 0.56 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 14 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 14 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (61 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateTue, 08 Dec 2020 05:26:12 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
content-length12303
connectionkeep-alive
set-cookie178 Characters
set-cookie205 Characters
set-cookie44 Characters
serverApache
varyX-Forwarded-For,Accept-Encoding
expiresThu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
cache-controlno-store, no-cache, must-revalidate
pragmano-cache
last-modifiedTue, 08 Dec 2020 04:36:27 GMT
content-encodinggzip
statuscode200
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 21,484 referring domains.
This page has 1,422,773 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 16,762 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 7518 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

User-agent: *
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Allow: /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php

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

Search preview

www.wfu.edu
Wake Forest University
Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C. We are a vibrant and diverse academic community where our students study in one or more of the 42 majors and program we offer within our six colleges and schools.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Forest79%Check
Wake Forest74%Check
Forest University73%Check
Wake Forest University72%Check
Wake70%Check
University63%Check
College56%Check
Private University55%Check
Winston-Salem54%Check
WFU52%Check

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