Colorado.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
66% 
Page structure
35% 
Link structure
62% 
Server
0% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
1.14 s
File size
65.60 kB
Words
489
Media files
11
Number of links
87 internal / 10 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Home | University of Colorado Boulder
The length of the page title is perfect. (344 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The University of Colorado Boulder is a bold, innovative community of scholars and learners who accelerate human potential to solve the humanitarian, social and technological challenges of our time. Come to CU Boulder and discover what you can be.
The meta description is too long: 1551 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.colorado.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
descriptionThe University of Colorado Boulder is a bold, innovative community of scholars and learners who accelerate human potential to solve the humanitarian, social and technological challenges of our time. Come to CU Boulder and discover what you can be.
sitemaster-verification-code49ad9d5423f3fcc69626dcbfb7bddb48
google-site-verificationP2vHE2cX2nmkMsxyuqH2uMO0M0gf7GYA4gNTA8y3xdc
generatorDrupal 7 (https://www.drupal.org)
MobileOptimizedwidth
HandheldFriendlytrue
viewportwidth=device-width
langen
twitter:cardsummary
twitter:urlhttps://www.colorado.edu/
twitter:titleUniversity of Colorado Boulder
twitter:descriptionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
og:site_nameUniversity of Colorado Boulder
og:typewebsite
og:urlhttps://www.colorado.edu/
og:titleUniversity of Colorado Boulder
og:descriptionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Content-Typetext/html; charset=utf-8
X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
There are only 489 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
25.8% 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 15.5 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 14 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width" is provided.
At least one Apple touch icon is specified.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
Some tags are too long. With 183 characters this one is longer than 70 characters:
"we are welcoming students back to cu boulder for a covid-19 ready fall semester with a flexible, in-pe..."
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
...cb/images/cu-boulder-logo-text-white.svgUniversity of Colorado Boulder
...cb/images/beboulder/be-boulder-white.svgBe Boulder.
...trail_photos_cropped_0.jpg?itok=fcUb3zmYTrail leading to flatiron mountains
...centeraerial_1920x1080.jpg?itok=05M7kQsnAerial photo of campus
...ffs-together-treatment.jpg?itok=ELBRoqJwBuffs Together
...n-f_0t4fyeauu-unsplash.jpg?itok=vcLQZ-PPelectronic music console
...ne_and_arm_48546003607.jpg?itok=92vsflM7Administering a vaccine
...mbnail/aerial_campus_0.jpg?itok=lDm2939PAerial of campus
...humbnail/storytimehome.jpg?itok=fh2w4UauJune with the kids
...ail/spring-courtyard-2.jpg?itok=SbOqkHP3Scenic image of the School of Education courtyard
...cle-thumbnail/dsc04481.jpg?itok=Faxm9GmnA Denver business location displays a 'For Rent' sign.

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 occur twice on the page.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Home
H2 Search
H2 Main menu
H2 Secondary Menu
H2 Search Duplicate text
H2 Mobile menu
H2 Campus News
H2 Tips & Resources
H2 Virtual Events
H2 Get Help
H2 Getting Around
H2 Information for
H2 Initiatives
H2 University of Colorado Boulder
H3 Other ways to search:
H3 Other ways to search: Duplicate text
H3 Forever Buff and renowned looping artist receives Rome Prize for compositions
H3 Why developing a successful COVID-19 vaccine is only half the battle
H3 As a campus, we condemn all acts of racist violence and discriminatory behavior
H3 6 questions: Navigating life as a working mom in a pandemic
H3 School of Education coming together with resources and support for the education community
H3 New program helps entrepreneurs survive the COVID-19 economy
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 amount of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
There are 10 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.colorado.edu/Anchor Skip to Content
http://www.colorado.edu/IMG-ALT University of Colorado Boulder
https://www.colorado.edu/searchSearch
https://calendar.colorado.edu/External Subdomain Events Calendar
https://www.colorado.edu/mapCampus Map
https://www.colorado.edu/Home
https://www.colorado.edu/aboutAbout
/academicsAcademics
/admissionsAdmissions
https://www.colorado.edu/researchResearch
https://www.colorado.edu/visitVisit
/coronavirusCoronavirus Updates
https://www.colorado.edu/studentsStudents
https://www.colorado.edu/facultyFaculty
https://www.colorado.edu/staffStaff
http://www.colorado.edu/parentsFamilies
http://www.colorado.edu/alumniAlumni
https://calendar.colorado.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Events Calendar
https://www.colorado.edu/mapText duplicate Campus Map
https://www.colorado.edu/Text duplicate Home
https://www.colorado.edu/aboutText duplicate About
/academicsText duplicate Academics
/admissionsText duplicate Admissions
https://www.colorado.edu/researchText duplicate Research
https://www.colorado.edu/visitText duplicate Visit
/coronavirusText duplicate Coronavirus Updates
https://www.colorado.edu/studentsText duplicate Students
https://www.colorado.edu/facultyText duplicate Faculty
https://www.colorado.edu/staffText duplicate Staff
http://www.colorado.edu/parentsText duplicate Families
http://www.colorado.edu/alumniText duplicate Alumni
/coronaviruscampus efforts regarding COVID-19
https://www.colorado.edu/roadmap/IMG-ALT Trail leading to flatiron mountains
https://www.colorado.edu/roadmap/Chancellor DiStefano Announces Road Map to Fall 2020
/virtualvisit?utm_source=https...IMG-ALT Aerial photo of campus
/virtualvisit?utm_source=https...Visit us virtually and discover what's here.
/buffstogether?utm_source=http...IMG-ALT Buffs Together
/buffstogether?utm_source=http...We are all Buffs Together: Join us as we face the global coronavirus pandemic as a community
/2020/06/10/forever-buff-and-r...IMG-ALT electronic music console
/2020/06/10/forever-buff-and-r...Forever Buff and renowned looping artist receives Rome Prize for compositions
/2020/06/09/why-developing-suc...IMG-ALT Administering a vaccine
/2020/06/09/why-developing-suc...Why developing a successful COVID-19 vaccine is only half the battle
/2020/06/08/campus-we-condemn-...IMG-ALT Aerial of campus
/2020/06/08/campus-we-condemn-...As a campus, we condemn all acts of racist violence and discriminatory behavior
http://www.colorado.edu/todayGo to CU Boulder Today
/today/2020/05/07/6-questions-...IMG-ALT June with the kids
/today/2020/05/07/6-questions-...6 questions: Navigating life as a working mom in a pandemic
/today/2020/05/07/6-questions-...Trivial anchor text
Read more
/today/2020/05/06/school-educa...IMG-ALT Scenic image of the School of Education courtyard
/today/2020/05/06/school-educa...School of Education coming together with resources and support for the education community
/today/2020/05/06/school-educa...Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
/today/2020/04/28/new-program-...IMG-ALT A Denver business location displays a 'For Rent' sign.
/today/2020/04/28/new-program-...New program helps entrepreneurs survive the COVID-19 economy
/today/2020/04/28/new-program-...Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
/today/syndicate/article/read?...Read more at CU Boulder Today
/admissionsApply for Admission
https://www.colorado.edu/visitVisit Campus
/advancementSupport CU Boulder
https://www.colorado.edu/studentsCampus & Student Services
/get-help/safety-health-quick-...Safety & Health Services
http://www.colorado.edu/todayCampus Communications
http://alerts.colorado.edu/External Subdomain Emergency Alert System
/orientationNew Student & Family Programs
/campus-accessibilityAccessibility
http://www.colorado.edu/map/Text duplicate Campus Map
http://www.colorado.edu/eventsCampus Events
http://www.colorado.edu/pts/Parking & Transportation
http://www.colorado.edu/visitVisit Information
https://www.colorado.edu/studentsCurrent Students
/facultystaffFaculty & Staff
http://www.colorado.edu/parentsText duplicate Families
/today/mediaJournalists
http://www.colorado.edu/industry/Business & Industry Collaborations
http://www.colorado.edu/odece/Diversity & Community Engagement
/free-expressionFree Speech
/entrepreneurshipInnovation & Entrepreneurship
/internationalInternational Students
http://outreach.colorado.edu/External Subdomain Public & Outreach Programs
/sustainabilitySustainability Initiatives
http://www.facebook.com/cuboulderExternal Facebook
A-TITLE Facebook
http://www.twitter.com/cuboulderExternal Twitter
A-TITLE Twitter
https://www.youtube.com/cuboulderExternal YouTube
A-TITLE YouTube
https://www.linkedin.com/schoo...External LinkedIn
A-TITLE LinkedIn
http://instagram.com/cuboulderExternal Instagram
A-TITLE Instagram
http://pinterest.com/cuboulder/External Pinterest
A-TITLE Pinterest
https://www.colorado.edu/Text duplicate University of Colorado Boulder
/contact-usContact Us
/policies/privacy-statementPrivacy
/about/legal-trademarksLegal & Trademarks
/campus-accessibilityText duplicate Accessibility
/about/your-right-knowStudent Consumer Information
https://www.colorado.edu/policiesPolicies
https://www.colorado.edu/jobsCU Boulder Jobs
/node/5273/attachmentClery Act Annual Security & Fire safety report
/police/cleryrequest a paper copy
https://www.colorado.edu/police/Police Department
https://www.colorado.edu/Anchor Return to the top of the page
A-TITLE Back to Top

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.colorado.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is slow (1.14 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 website loads 8 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 14 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (66 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateSun, 14 Jun 2020 23:14:35 GMT
serverApache/2.4.6 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) OpenSSL/1.0.2k-fips
content-languageen
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
link<https://www.colorado.edu/>; rel="canonical",<https://www.colorado.edu/>; rel="shortlink"
cache-controlpublic, max-age=21600
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
varyCookie
strict-transport-securitymax-age=15768000
etag"1592175196-0"
last-modifiedSun, 14 Jun 2020 22:53:16 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
age3785
via1.1 varnish-v4
x-cache-hittrue
x-cache-hits589
accept-rangesbytes
content-length67196
connectionclose
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 website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 83,735 referring domains.
This website has 13,240,990 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 58,355 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This website is not very popular on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

#
# robots.txt
#
# This file is to prevent the crawling and indexing of certain parts
# of your site by web crawlers and spiders run by sites like Yahoo!
# and Google. By telling these "robots" where not to go on your site,
# you save bandwidth and server resources.
#
# This file will be ignored unless it is at the root of your host:
# Used:    http://example.com/robots.txt
# Ignored: http://example.com/site/robots.txt
#
# For more information about the robots.txt standard, see:
# http://www.robotstxt.org/wc/robots.html
#
# For syntax checking, see:
# http://www.sxw.org.uk/computing/robots/check.html

User-agent: *
Crawl-delay: 10
# Directories
Disallow: /includes/
Disallow: /misc/
Disallow: /modules/
Disallow: /profiles/
Disallow: /scripts/
Disallow: /themes/
# Files
Disallow: /CHANGELOG.txt
Disallow: /cron.php
Disallow: /INSTALL.mysql.txt
Disallow: /INSTALL.pgsql.txt
Disallow: /INSTALL.sqlite.txt
Disallow: /install.php
Disallow: /INSTALL.txt
Disallow: /LICENSE.txt
Disallow: /MAINTAINERS.txt
Disallow: /update.php
Disallow: /UPGRADE.txtß
Disallow: /xmlrpc.php
# 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: /?q=admin/
Disallow: /?q=comment/reply/
Disallow: /?q=filter/tips/
Disallow: /?q=node/add/
Disallow: /?q=search/
Disallow: /?q=user/password/
Disallow: /?q=user/register/
Disallow: /?q=user/login/
Disallow: /?q=user/logout/

# CUSTOM
Disallow: /catalog/catalog10-11/
Disallow: /law/admissions/admitted/
Disallow: /law/admissions/protected/
Disallow: /UCB/Administration/police/blotter
Disallow: /UCB/Administration/police/stats
Disallow: /police/blotter
Disallow: /police/stats
Disallow: /gsearch
Disallow: /?=gsearch
Disallow: /cgi-bin/finger
Disallow: /physics/phet/dev
# INC0331010 - 2017-03-02
Disallow: /physics/phet/dev/*

# FIT-1785 - 06/06/2016
Disallow: /*?quicktabs_*
Disallow: /*&quicktabs_*
Disallow: /*?qt-*
Disallow: /*&qt-*

# EXP-3960 - 06/15/2016
Disallow: /connect/offer*

# feature/1
Disallow: /today/find-a-story*

# EXPRESS
Disallow: /p1*
Disallow: /demos/*

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
0

Only the data for the given URL is shown. We cannot determine the social actions for a linked fan page.

Search preview

www.colorado.edu
Home | University of Colorado Boulder
The University of Colorado Boulder is a bold, innovative community of scholars and learners who accelerate human potential to solve the humanitarian, social and technological challenges of our time. Come to CU Boulder and discover what you can be.

Most important keywords

Seobility found the following keywords. You can check the keyword optimization of this page for each keyword.

KeywordResultRecheck
Colorado72%Check
Colorado Boulder68%Check
Boulder64%Check
Boulder is58%Check
University56%Check
CU Boulder53%Check
CU Boulder Today43%Check
Campus41%Check
Get41%Check
community40%Check

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