Harvard.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
100% 
Page quality
75% 
Page structure
92% 
Link structure
60% 
Server
72% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.05 s
File size
247.90 kB
Words
1489
Media files
11
Number of links
54 internal / 103 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Harvard University
The page title is too short. (168 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
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Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference globally.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (849 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
Crawlability
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There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
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https://www.harvard.edu/
There is a valid canonical link specified.
Language
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Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en-us
Server location: Canada
The following language is defined by HTML: en-us
Alternate/Hreflang Links
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There are no alternate links specified on this page.
Other meta tags
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There is no rel next meta tag on this page.
There is no rel prev meta tag on this page.
Domain
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The domain is no subdomain.
The domain length is good.
The domain does not contain non-latin characters.
Page URL
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The URL does not have too many subdirectories.
Charset encoding
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The charset encoding (UTF-8) is set correctly.
Doctype
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The doctype HTML 5 is set correctly.
The doctype is placed at first in the HTML code.
Favicon
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The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 1489 words. That's ok.
31.1% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
24 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 24.23 words is good.
Frames
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This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
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This page loads 12 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" is provided.
At least one Apple touch icon is specified.
Bold and strong tags
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The amount of tags is very high (100). We recommend using a maximum of 30 tags for this page.
Some tags are too long. With 81 characters this one is longer than 70 characters:
"institutional need-based grant aid provided to harvard college students last year"
Image SEO
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1 images have no alt attribute. The content of alt attributes is used by search engines.
Social Networks
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There are only a few social sharing widgets on the page. Make your website popular in social networks with social sharing widgets.
Additional markup
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No additional page markup was found.
HTTPS
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This website uses HTTPS to protect privacy and integrity of the exchanged data.
All included files are also transferred via HTTPS.

Media list

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Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Harvard University
The H1 heading is too short (18 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
There are 28 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 Harvard University
H2 With world-class faculty, groundbreaking research opportunities, and a diverse group of talented students, Harvard is more than just a place to get an education.
H2 Harvard at a glance
H2 Meet the students
H2 Start exploring
H2 Meet the faculty
H2 What’s new?
H2 Life on campus
H2 Related In Focus topics
H2 Security & Brand
H2 Website
H2 Get In Touch
H3 Francisco Balbín
H3 Minjue Wu
H3 Hussain Lalani
H3 Our Schools
H3 Our programs
H3 Our sports and athletics
H3 Our community
H3 James Mickens
H3 Gretchen Brion-Meisels
H3 Grace La
H3 Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery
H3 Thomas Dunne has been appointed dean of students for Harvard College.
H3 Beginning with the Class of 2027, the cost to attend Harvard College will be free for families with annual incomes below $85,000.
H3 A new exhibition at Baker Library highlights an infamous financial crash, the South Sea Bubble of 1720.
H3 "Evita" will be at Harvard’s American Repertory Theater this summer.
H3 The creation of the University Consortium for Afro-Latin American Studies was announced in December.
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
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 number of internal links is ok.
There are too many external links (103) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.harvard.edu/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.harvard.edu/Harvard University
https://www.directory.harvard....External Subdomain Find a Person
https://www.harvard.edu/a-to-z/A to Z Index
/academics/Academics
/programs/?degree_levels=under...Undergraduate Degrees
/programs/?degree_levels=graduateGraduate Degrees
/academics/professional-and-li...Other
/academics/professional-and-li...Professional and Lifelong Learning
https://www.harvardonline.harv...External Subdomain Harvard Online
https://www.harvard.edu/schools/Explore more
https://college.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard College
http://www.hbs.edu/External Harvard Business School
https://www.dce.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Division of Continuing Education
https://hds.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Divinity School
https://www.fas.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
https://gsas.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Graduate School of Design
https://www.gse.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Graduate School of Education
https://www.seas.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
https://www.hks.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Kennedy School
https://hls.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Law School
https://hms.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Medical School
https://www.radcliffe.harvard....External Subdomain Harvard Radcliffe Institute
https://hsdm.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard School of Dental Medicine
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
https://www.harvard.edu/campus/Harvard's Campus
/campus/libraries/Explore our libraries
https://arboretum.harvard.edu/...External Subdomain Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library
https://www.library.hbs.edu/External Baker Library and Special Collections
http://itatti.harvard.edu/bere...External Subdomain Biblioteca Berenson
https://huh.harvard.edu/librariesExternal Subdomain Botany Libraries
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Cabot Science Library
https://countway.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Countway Library
https://www.doaks.org/research...External Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
https://library.mcz.harvard.edu/External Ernst Mayr Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Fine Arts Library
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/fr...External Subdomain Frances Loeb Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Fung Library
https://www.gse.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Gutman Library
https://library.hds.harvard.edu/External Harvard Divinity School Library
https://harvardfilmarchive.org/External Harvard Film Archive
https://hls.harvard.edu/library/External Subdomain Harvard Law School Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Harvard Map Collection
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Harvard University Archives
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Harvard-Yenching Library
https://www.hks.harvard.edu/re...External Subdomain HKS Library and Knowledge Services
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Houghton Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Lamont Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Loeb Music Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Robbins Library of Philosophy
https://www.radcliffe.harvard....External Subdomain Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Tozzer Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Widener Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Wolbach Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Woodberry Poetry Room
/campus/museums/Explore our museums
http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/External Subdomain The Arnold Arboretum
http://ccva.fas.harvard.edu/External Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
http://chsi.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
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https://harvardforest.fas.harv...External Harvard Forest
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Museum of Natural History
https://hmane.harvard.edu/External Subdomain The Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East
http://hmsc.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
http://www.huh.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard University Herbaria
http://mgmh.fas.harvard.edu/External Mineralogical and Geological Museum
http://www.mcz.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Museum of Comparative Zoology
http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/External Subdomain The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
https://www.countway.harvard.e...External Subdomain Warren Anatomical Museum
/campus/athletics/Athletics
/campus/work-at-harvard/Work at Harvard
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/commencement-for-the-classes-...Harvard Commencement for the Classes of 2020 & 2021
/in-focus/welcome-to-harvard/Explore our students, faculty, courses, and community
https://seas.harvard.edu/news/...External Subdomain Meet Professor Mickens
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Explore a wintersession course
/in-focus/sleep/Learn more about sleep
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain The benefits of catching up on sleep
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Parents may be wrong about teenage sleep
/in-focus/performing-arts/Tread the boards
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Life of Pi The American Repertory Theater's theatrical adaptation of Yann Martel's award-winning novel about a zookeeper's teenage son stranded on a lifeboat...
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Julia Riew There was no Korean Disney princess so Julia Riew created her own for her senior thesis. Since releasing her first video about it, she has receive...
https://www.harvard.edu/in-focus/Explore the In Focus archives
https://www.harvard.edu/visit/Visit Harvard
/visit/tours/Tours
/visit/maps-directions/Maps and Directions
/visit/tour-providers/Tour Providers
https://www.harvard.edu/about/About Harvard
/about/history/Learn more
/about/history/timeline/History timeline
/about/history/nobel-laureates/Nobel Laureates
/about/history/honorary-degrees/Honorary Degrees
/about/history/shields/Harvard Shields
/about/leadership-and-governance/Learn about our Leadership
/about/leadership-and-governan...Officers and Deans
/about/leadership-and-governan...Harvard Corporation
/about/leadership-and-governan...Board of Overseers
/about/university-professorships/University Professorships
/about/diversity-and-inclusion/Diversity and Inclusion
/about/endowment/Endowment
/about/harvard-in-the-community/Harvard in the Community
/about/harvard-in-the-world/Harvard in the World
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/External Subdomain The Harvard Gazette
http://news.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Read more news
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Harvard neurobiologist wins major award for brain plasticity work Michael Greenberg shares The Brain Prize, considered the world’s most significant prize for...
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Scientists race to study new species before it’s too late Researchers find five new species of hard-to-access creatures amid shortage of knowledge, concerns ...
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain College makes regular-admission offers to 1,220 Harvard College has offered regular admission to 1,220 applicants for the Class of 2027, with 1,942 admitted ...
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Researchers find key to healing muscle injuries in elderly Controlling inflammation enables injured aged muscle recovery, offering promise for the future of ...
https://www.pages01.net/harvar...External Sign up for the Daily Gazette
https://www.harvard.edu/a-to-z/Text duplicate A to Z Index
https://www.directory.harvard....External Subdomain Text duplicate Find a Person
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Text duplicate Events
/media-relationsMedia Relations
https://alumni.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Alumni
https://alumni.harvard.edu/giv...External Subdomain Give Now
https://www.harvard.edu/Text duplicate Harvard University
/about/history/Learn more about our history
https://hds.harvard.edu/news/2...External Subdomain Learn more about Aliyah
https://hls.harvard.edu/today/...External Subdomain Francisco Balbín Harvard Law School student Francisco Balbín worked with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. Learn...
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Minjue Wu In a Wintersession portraiture class, Harvard College student Minjue, who is a classically trained pianist, opted to draw Frédéric Chopin. Learn mo...
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/n...External Subdomain Hussain Lalani Harvard Chan School student Hussain is working to find a better way to make vital medicines affordable. Learn more about Hussain
http://edib.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Learn more about our commitment to inclusion and belonging
/academics/schools/Our Schools Harvard University includes the undergraduate Harvard College, 12 graduate and professional Schools, and the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. Discove...
https://www.harvard.edu/programs/Our programs Harvard students can follow their passions and discover new ones through our many degree programs and courses. Browse our programs
https://gocrimson.com/External Our sports and athletics From club sports and intramurals to varsity athletics and recreation, Crimson pride is strong across campus. Cheer on our teams
https://leadlocally.community....External Subdomain Our community Harvard is a proud member of the Boston, Cambridge, and Massachusetts communities. Learn about our neighborhoods
https://www.hbs.edu/news/artic...External Learn more about Assistant Professor Troncoso
https://seas.harvard.edu/news/...External Subdomain James Mickens James Mickens researches the design, implementation, and optimization of complex pieces of software, as well as system hacking, defense, and da...
https://www.gse.harvard.edu/ne...External Subdomain Gretchen Brion-Meisels Gretchen Brion-Meisels’ work focuses on the development of partnerships between youth and adults in order to build positive school env...
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/20...External Subdomain Grace La Grace La was named Chair of the Department of Architecture at the Graduate School of Design. Learn more about Professor La
https://www.pages01.net/harvar...External Sign up for the daily Gazette email
/vice-provost-for-special-proj...Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery The Report of the Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery documents the University’s ties to slavery—direct, financial, ...
IMG-ALT A Harvard gate with the "Veritas" shield
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Thomas Dunne has been appointed dean of students for Harvard College.
IMG-ALT A man wearing a maroon sweater stands between two windows in an office
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Beginning with the Class of 2027, the cost to attend Harvard College will be free for families with annual incomes below $85,000.
IMG-ALT Two student walk through an open gate, with green summer leaves on trees behind them
https://www.hbs.edu/news/relea...External A new exhibition at Baker Library highlights an infamous financial crash, the South Sea Bubble of 1720.
IMG-ALT A historic illustration
https://americanrepertorytheat...External "Evita" will be at Harvard’s American Repertory Theater this summer.
IMG-ALT A silhouette of a woman in black and gray
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain The creation of the University Consortium for Afro-Latin American Studies was announced in December.
IMG-ALT A man stands in his office with a desk and books around him
/in-focus/performing-arts/Performing Arts at Harvard
/in-focus/gsas-at-150/The 150th Anniversary of GSAS
/in-focus/celebrating-the-clas...Commencement 2022
/copyright-issue/Report Copyright Infringement
/security-issue/Report Security Issue
https://trademark.harvard.edu/...External Subdomain Trademark Notice
https://accessibility.harvard....External Subdomain Accessibility
https://accessibility.huit.har...External Subdomain Digital Accessibility
/privacy-statement/Privacy Statement
/contact-harvardContact Harvard
/maps-directionsMaps & Directions
http://hr.harvard.edu/jobsExternal Subdomain Jobs
https://www.harvard.edu/Text duplicate IMG-ALT Harvard University
https://www.facebook.com/Harvard/New window External Facebook
A-TITLE Facebook
https://twitter.com/harvardNew window External Twitter
A-TITLE Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/harv...New window External Instagram
A-TITLE Instagram
https://www.youtube.com/harvardNew window External YouTube
A-TITLE YouTube

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
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This page redirects to "https://www.harvard.edu/"
HTTP header
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No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
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This page loads 6 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 12 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.05 seconds.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (248 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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External factors

Blacklists
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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 392,185 referring domains.
This page has 134,792,711 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 192,396 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 44519 shares and comments on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

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