Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
0.29 s
File size
36.50 kB
Media files
Number of links
61 internal / 0 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
gov.ie - Search for services or information
The domain is used in the page's title.
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is too short. (36 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length) Optimize description
The meta description contains only one word.
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
No canonical link is specified.
(Somewhat important)
Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en
Server location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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
og:titleSearch for services or information
og:titleSearch for services or information

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Page quality

(Critically important)
Words from the H1 heading are not used in the page content.
There are only 415 words on this page. Good pages should have about 800 words of useful content.
27% 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.
3 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 20 words is good.
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 10 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1" 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.
(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

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Search for services or information
The H1 heading is perfect.
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Search for services or information
H2 Main navigation
H2 Pinned items
H2 New public health measures came into place on Friday 22 October
H2 Explore service categories
H2 Featured stories
H2 Services and information
H2 Departments and publications
H2 About gov.ie
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The number of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
All internal links are not using dynamic parameters.
There are no external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.gov.ie/en/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.gov.ie/en/IMG-ALT Project logo
https://www.gov.ie/en/English (current)
/en/service/register-to-get-a-...How to get your COVID-19 vaccine
/en/press-release/7894b-post-c...Public health measures in place right now
/en/publication/77952-governme...Government advice on international travel
/en/service/035a8-how-to-get-y...How to get your EU Digital COVID Certificate
/en/publication/b1dc9-how-to-u...How to use the EU Digital COVID Certificate Checker
/en/publication/3361b-public-h...See the full details.
https://www.gov.ie/en/services/All services
/en/category/family-and-relati...Family and Relationships
/en/category/local-government/Local Government
/en/category/money-and-tax/Money and Tax
/en/category/national-government/National Government
/en/category/c522c-services-fo...Schools and school staff
/en/category/social-welfare/Social Welfare
/en/category/transport-and-tra...Transport and Travel
/en/campaigns/f6197-climate-co...Image: Our Journey to Net Zero
/en/campaigns/f6197-climate-co...Our Journey to Net Zero
/en/campaigns/0020e-budget-2021/Image: Budget 2022
/en/campaigns/0020e-budget-2021/Budget 2022
/en/publication/3361b-public-h...Image: Reframing the challenge, continuing our recovery and reconnecting
/en/publication/3361b-public-h...Reframing the challenge, continuing our recovery and reconnecting
https://www.gov.ie/en/Anchor Leave feedback
https://www.gov.ie/en/Nofollow Anchor Submit
/en/category/agriculture/Text duplicate Agriculture
/en/category/business/Text duplicate Business
/en/category/education/Text duplicate Education
/en/category/employment/Text duplicate Employment
/en/category/environment/Text duplicate Environment
/en/category/family-and-relati...Text duplicate Family and Relationships
/en/category/health/Text duplicate Health
/en/category/housing/Text duplicate Housing
/en/category/justice/Text duplicate Justice
/en/category/local-government/Text duplicate Local Government
/en/category/money-and-tax/Text duplicate Money and Tax
/en/category/national-government/Text duplicate National Government
/en/category/c522c-services-fo...Text duplicate Schools and school staff
/en/category/social-welfare/Text duplicate Social Welfare
/en/category/transport-and-tra...Text duplicate Transport and Travel
/en/consultations/Text duplicate Consultations
https://www.gov.ie/en/policies/Text duplicate Policies
/en/publications/Text duplicate Publications
/en/help/about-govie/About gov.ie
/en/help/privacy-policy/Privacy policy

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.gov.ie/en/"
HTTP header
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.
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 5 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 10 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.29 seconds.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (37 kB).

HTTP Response Header

dateSun, 24 Oct 2021 09:35:43 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
expiresSun, 24 Oct 2021 09:43:49 GMT

External factors

(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Government. This classification is fine.
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 749 referring domains.
This page has 265,442 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 578 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.

Search preview

Most important keywords

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

services or information66%Check
Public Service54%Check
public services54%Check
Public Health42%Check
Public health measures41%Check

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