Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
0.96 s
File size
63.30 kB
Media files
Number of links
60 internal / 87 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
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The page title is too short. (37 pixels of 580 max pixel length)
The page title is only one word.
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is missing.
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
The specified canonical link points to a different page.
(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.
(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.
(Nice to have)
The doctype HTML 5 is set correctly.
The doctype is placed at first in the HTML code.
(Nice to have)
The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1, minimum-scale=1, user-scalable=no
generatorDrupal 7 (http://drupal.org)
twitter:descriptionWashington, DC
Content-Typetext/html; charset=utf-8

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Page quality

(Critically important)
There are 5 text duplicates on this page:
  • Duplicate: ANC2E represents the Burleith, Georgetown and Hillandale neighborhoods...
This page contains 730 words. That's ok.
18.5% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
8 paragraphs were found on this page.
The text content is perfect.
The average number of words per sentence of 16.5 words is good.
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website loads 9 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1, minimum-scale=1, user-scalable=no" 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)
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.
(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
...dc/shared_assets/dc_home_logo2_small.pngDC.Gov LogoDC.Gov Logo
...fault/files/dc/shared_assets/search2.pngSearch DC.govSearch DC.gov
/sites/default/files/dc/dcgov_logo.jpgDC.Gov HomeDC.Gov Home
...s/dc/shared_assets/mayor-bowser-logo.jpgNo alt attribute provided
.../files/dc/shared_assets/listen_en_us.gifListen to this page using ReadSpeakerListen to this page using ReadSpeaker
...ent/images/coronavirus.jpg?itok=7UqEe9v-Coronavirus image
...88838848155_1_original.jpg?itok=_o5ir3Wj2020 Budget Engagement Forums2020 Budget Engagement Forums
...content/images/real-id.png?itok=kTee7CklTwo passengers ready to travel by air.Real ID Early Renewals
...l-graphic-lottery-open.jpg?itok=WF82b2bBSmiling teenagers and text My School DC Lottery Is Open
...ages/wellchild_rotator.jpg?itok=JJV_c3mlFour smiling schoolchildren
...hic for Kids Ride Free.png?itok=FL1dqkqWPhoto of a boy with text: Get information about Kids Ride FreeKids Ride Free
...et/public-works-sanitation-utilities.pngPublic Works service iconPothole Repair
..._assets/topic_icon_set/tickets-fines.pngPay a TicketPay a Ticket
...on_set/transportation-motor-vehicles.pngcar iconDrivers Licenses
.../files/transportation-motor-vehicles.pngcar icongoDCgo
...ets/topic_icon_set/doing-business-dc.pngBriefcase with DC logoBriefcase with DC logo
...content/images/zero113.jpg?itok=Gp41MSq1Image for Zero WasteImage for Zero Waste
...ontent/images/311at113.jpg?itok=6FKtp2pqImage of DC311Image of DC311
...les/dc/shared_assets/map_icon_footer.pngDistrict NewsDistrict News
...shared_assets/infoCenter_icon_footer.pngDistrict InitiativesDistrict Initiatives
.../shared_assets/community_icon_footer.pngAbout DCAbout DC
...dc/shared_assets/contact_footer_icon.pngContact UsContact Us
.../files/dc/shared_assets/BOW14_Winner.pngBest of the Web logo 2014
...t/files/dc/shared_assets/BOW13_final.jpgBest of the Web logo 2013

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Washington, DC
The H1 heading is too short (14 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 26 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 Washington, DC
H2 Search form
H2 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
H2 Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents the 2020 Budget Engagement Forums
H2 Does Your DC Driver License or DC Identification Card Expire on or After October 1, 2020?
H2 The Lottery Is Open!
H2 Don't Wait--Vaccinate!
H2 Kids Ride Free
H2 Featured Services
H2 Highlights
H2 Follow the Mayor
H2 Popular Searches
H3 Request Pothole Repair
H3 Pay Tickets
H3 Driver Licenses
H3 goDCgo
H3 Business License Verification
H3 More Services
H3 More News
H3 Zero Waste DC
H3 Read More
H3 Submit a Service Request
H3 Read More Duplicate text
H3 More About the Mayor
H3 More Searches
H4 More Events
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.
The amount of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
There are too many external links (87) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://dc.gov/Anchor Skip to main content
https://dc.gov/IMG-ALT DC.Gov Logo
A-TITLE Residents Resource Center
/page/new-resident-resourcesNew Resident Resources
A-TITLE New Resident Resources
https://dc.gov/page/public-safetyPublic Safety
A-TITLE Public Safety
/page/public-works-sanitation-...Public Works, Sanitation and Utilities
A-TITLE Public Works, Sanitation and Utilities
/page/emergency-preparednessEmergency Preparedness
A-TITLE Emergency Preparedness
http://answersplease.dc.gov/External Social Services
A-TITLE Social Services
/page/health-and-human-servicesHealth and Human Services
A-TITLE Health and Human Services
/page/transportation-and-motor...Transportation and Motor Vehicles
A-TITLE Transportation and Motor Vehicles
https://dpr.dc.gov/External Parks and Recreation
A-TITLE Parks and Recreation
A-TITLE Government Resource Center
http://cfo.dc.gov/page/budgetExternal Budget 2019
A-TITLE Budget 2019
http://directory.dc.gov/External District Agencies
A-TITLE District Agencies
/page/grants-and-fundingGrants and Funding
A-TITLE Grants and Funding
/external-link/dc-councilDC Council
A-TITLE DC Council
/page/laws-regulations-and-courtsLaws, Regulations and Courts
A-TITLE Laws, Regulations and Courts
http://open.dc.gov/External Open Government
A-TITLE Open Government
/page/official-documents-and-r...Official Documents and Records
A-TITLE Official Documents and Records
/page/tickets-and-finesTickets and Fines
A-TITLE Tickets and Fines
A-TITLE Visitors Resource Center
/page/arts-and-cultureArts and Culture
A-TITLE Arts and Culture
/page/media-and-communicationsMedia and Communications
A-TITLE Media and Communications
/page/transportation-and-motor...Getting Around the District
A-TITLE Getting Around the District
/page/sports-parks-and-recreationSports, Parks and Recreation
A-TITLE Sports, Parks and Recreation
/page/history-and-tourismHistory and Tourism
A-TITLE History and Tourism
https://marchondc50.dc.gov/ext...External Tours, Travel and Accommodation
A-TITLE Tours, Travel and Accommodation
A-TITLE Education Resource Center
http://www.dcpcsb.org/find-a-s...External District Public Charter Schools
A-TITLE District Public Charter Schools
https://dme.dc.gov/External Deputy Mayor for Education
A-TITLE Deputy Mayor for Education
https://dcps.dc.gov/External DC Public Schools
A-TITLE DC Public Schools
http://www.dcpcsb.org/External District Public Charter School Board
A-TITLE District Public Charter School Board
http://dcps.dc.gov/newsroom?fi...External District School Closures
A-TITLE DC Public School Closures
http://osse.dc.gov/service/pos...External Higher Education
A-TITLE Higher Education
http://dcps.dc.gov/page/dcps-c...External District School Calendars
A-TITLE District School Calendars
https://sboe.dc.gov/External State Board of Education
A-TITLE State Board of Education
http://profiles.dcps.dc.gov/External Subdomain District School Profiles
A-TITLE District School Profiles
https://osse.dc.gov/External State Superintendent of Education
A-TITLE State Superintendent of Education
A-TITLE Jobs and employment
http://does.dc.gov/service/ame...External American Job Center
A-TITLE American Job Center
https://dc.gov/trainingTraining and Professional Certification
A-TITLE Training and Professional Certification
http://dchr.dc.gov/page/appoin...External Appointed Positions
A-TITLE Appointed Positions
http://does.dc.gov/service/une...External Unemployment Compensation
A-TITLE Unemployment Compensation
http://dchr.dc.gov/page/careersExternal District Government Jobs
A-TITLE District Government Jobs
http://dchr.dc.gov/page/employ...External Employment Opportunities
A-TITLE Employment Opportunities
http://dcoa.dc.gov/service/dc-...External Seniors Employment Service
A-TITLE Seniors Employment Service
http://does.dc.gov/page/job-se...External Job Seeker Resources
A-TITLE Job Seeker Resources
http://does.dc.gov/service/you...External Youth Services
A-TITLE Youth Services
https://dc.gov/online-servicesOnline Services
A-TITLE Online Services
http://311.dc.gov/External 311 Service Request Online
A-TITLE 311 Service Request Online
/page/feedback-complaints-and-...Feedback, Complaints and Appeals
A-TITLE Feedback, Complaints and Appeals
/page/data-demographics-and-mapsData, Demographics and Maps
A-TITLE Data, Demographics and Maps
/page/media-and-communicationsText duplicate Media and Communications
A-TITLE Media and Communications
http://mayor.dc.gov/External Mayor
https://dc.gov/IMG-ALT DC.Gov Home
http://mayor.dc.gov/External Mayor Muriel Bowser
A-TITLE Mayor Muriel Bowser
https://dc.gov/top-searchesTop Searches
A-TITLE Top Searches
http://mayor.dc.gov/External Text duplicate A-TITLE Mayor Muriel Bowser
http://mayor.dc.gov/External Text duplicate Mayor Muriel Bowser
A-TITLE Mayor Muriel Bowser
https://app-na.readspeaker.com...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/m...External Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents the 2020 Budget Engagement Forums Join fellow DC residents at forums to share your values, priorities, and ideas with the Bowser...
IMG-ALT 2020 Budget Engagement Forums
https://dmv.dc.gov/page/real-i...External Does Your DC Driver License or DC Identification Card Expire on or After October 1, 2020? Learn more about early renewal to become REAL ID compliant before O...
IMG-ALT Two passengers ready to travel by air.
https://www.myschooldc.org/External The Lottery Is Open! The SY 2020-2021 My School DC lottery is now open.
IMG-ALT Smiling teenagers and text My School DC Lottery Is Open
https://dchealth.dc.gov/servic...External Don't Wait--Vaccinate! Plan for a healthy school year and schedule your annual physical and dental exams today!
IMG-ALT Four smiling schoolchildren
https://ddot.dc.gov/page/schoo...External Kids Ride Free Get details about Kids Ride Free SmarTrip cards for DC students.
IMG-ALT Photo of a boy with text: Get information about Kids Ride Free
https://ddot.dc.gov/potholesExternal IMG-ALT Public Works service icon
A-TITLE Request Pothole Repair
https://ddot.dc.gov/potholesExternal Request Pothole Repair
A-TITLE Request Pothole Repair
/service/pay-ticketsIMG-ALT Pay a Ticket
A-TITLE Pay Tickets
/service/pay-ticketsPay Tickets
A-TITLE Pay Tickets
https://dmv.dc.gov/service/dri...External IMG-ALT car icon
A-TITLE Driver Licenses
https://dmv.dc.gov/service/dri...External Driver Licenses
A-TITLE Driver Licenses
https://ddot.dc.gov/service/go...External Text duplicate IMG-ALT car icon
https://ddot.dc.gov/service/go...External goDCgo
https://old-dcra.dc.gov/servic...External IMG-ALT Briefcase with DC logo
A-TITLE Business License Verification
https://old-dcra.dc.gov/servic...External Business License Verification
A-TITLE Business License Verification
https://dc.gov/servicesMore Services
/portalwip?qt-resource_center_...District News
/release/statement-mayor-bowse...Statement from Mayor Bowser on House Committee Passage of DC Statehood Bill
/release/bowser-administration...Bowser Administration Offers Free Tax Preparation Tools to Help Residents Take Advantage of Earned Income Tax Credit
/release/mayor-bowser-announce...Mayor Bowser Announces Agreement to End Court Oversight of the DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services
https://dc.gov/newsroomMore News
/event/anc-2e-monthly-meetingANC 2E Monthly Meeting
/event/anc-2e-monthly-meetingText duplicate ANC 2E Monthly Meeting
/event/anc-2e-monthly-meetingText duplicate ANC 2E Monthly Meeting
/event/anc-2e-monthly-meetingText duplicate ANC 2E Monthly Meeting
/event/anc-2e-monthly-meetingText duplicate ANC 2E Monthly Meeting
http://calendar.dc.gov/eventsExternal More Events
https://zerowaste.dc.gov/External Zero Waste DC
A-TITLE https://zerowaste.dc.gov
https://zerowaste.dc.gov/External Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://311.dc.gov/citizen/homeExternal Submit a Service Request
A-TITLE https://311.dc.gov/citizen/home
https://311.dc.gov/citizen/homeExternal Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://twitter.com/MayorBowserExternal Follow
http://mayor.dc.gov/External More About the Mayor
https://search.usa.gov/search?...External where's my refund?
https://search.usa.gov/search?...External taxes
https://search.usa.gov/search?...External dmv
A-TITLE unemployment
https://search.usa.gov/search?...External property tax
https://search.usa.gov/search?...External jobs
https://search.usa.gov/search?...External pay tickets
https://search.usa.gov/search?...External peoplesoft
A-TITLE parking
https://search.usa.gov/search?...External operating status
A-TITLE pay a ticket
https://search.usa.gov/search?...External human resources
https://search.usa.gov/search?...External dcra
https://dc.gov/top-searchesMore Searches
A-TITLE Twitter
A-TITLE Facebook
A-TITLE Mobile
https://octo.dc.gov/page/onlin...External Maps
A-TITLE Webcasts
http://opendata.dc.gov/External Data
A-TITLE Subscribe
https://dc.gov/district-resourcesMore Resources
A-TITLE Resources
http://mayor.dc.gov/newsroomExternal Mayor's Public Schedule
A-TITLE Mayors Public Schedule
http://newsroom.dc.gov/External Citywide News
A-TITLE Citywide News
http://calendar.dc.gov/External Citywide Calendar
A-TITLE Citywide Calendar
https://service.govdelivery.co...New window External Subdomain Subscribe to Receive Emails
A-TITLE Subscribe to Emails
https://textalert.ema.dc.gov/i...External Subscribe to Text Alerts
A-TITLE Subscribe to Text Alerts
https://public.govdelivery.com...New window External Subdomain Subscribe to Newsletters
A-TITLE Subscribe to Newsletters
http://green.dc.gov/External Green DC
http://agefriendly.dc.gov/External Age-Friendly DC
A-TITLE Age-Friendly DC
http://sustainable.dc.gov/External Sustainable DC
A-TITLE Sustainable DC
http://connect.dc.gov/External Connect DC
A-TITLE Connect DC
http://greatstreets.dc.gov/External Great Streets
A-TITLE Great Streets
http://ready.dc.gov/External Ready DC
http://open.dc.gov/External Open DC
http://cfo.dc.gov/budgetExternal Budget
A-TITLE Budget
http://emancipation.dc.gov/External Emancipation
A-TITLE Emancipation
https://oag.dc.gov/consumer-pr...External Consumer Protection
A-TITLE Consumer Protection
A-TITLE Contracts
http://propertyquest.dc.gov/External Property Quest
A-TITLE Property Quest
https://dc.gov/directoryAgency Directory
A-TITLE Agency Directory
http://311.dc.gov/External Call 311
A-TITLE Call 311
https://dcforms.dc.gov/webform...External Contact the Mayor
A-TITLE Contact the Mayor
/page/contact-agency-directorsContact Agency Directors
A-TITLE Contact Agency Directors
http://foia.dc.gov/External FOIA Requests
A-TITLE Make FOIA Requests
http://dcforms.dc.gov/webform/...External Report Website Problems
A-TITLE Report Website Problems
http://feedback.dc.gov/External Send Feedback
A-TITLE Send Feedback
http://311.dc.gov/External Service Request Center
A-TITLE Service Request Center
A-TITLE Accessibility
/page/privacy-and-securityPrivacy and Security
A-TITLE Privacy and Security
/page/terms-and-conditions-useTerms and Conditions
A-TITLE Terms and Conditions
/page/about-district-governmen...About DC.Gov
A-TITLE About DC.Gov
http://govtech.com/New window External IMG-ALT Best of the Web logo 2014
A-TITLE Best of the Web 2014
http://govtech.com/New window External IMG-ALT Best of the Web logo 2013

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://dc.gov/"
HTTP header
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.96 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 website loads 9 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
This website does not require any CSS files.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (63 kB).

HTTP Response Header

dateThu, 13 Feb 2020 02:23:43 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
x-generatorDrupal 7 (http://drupal.org)
link<https://dc.gov/portalwip>; rel="canonical",<https://dc.gov/portalwip>; rel="shortlink"
cache-controlpublic, max-age=21600
last-modifiedWed, 12 Feb 2020 21:04:00 GMT
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT

External factors

(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This website is not listed on the Shallalist.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 30,055 referring domains.
This website has 6,013,230 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 19,995 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This website has social activity like shares, comments or likes on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.


Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments

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

Search preview

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Most important keywords

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