Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
69% 
Page structure
100% 
Link structure
91% 
Server
92% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
1.65 s
File size
82.30 kB
Words
698
Media files
8
Number of links
51 internal / 31 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Indiana University
The page title is too short. (162 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
One of America’s leading research universities, Indiana University has campuses and medical centers located across Indiana. Our work improves lives. Our impact is global. Our vision is excellence.
The meta description is too long: 1217 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.iu.edu/index.html
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
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
robotsmax-snippet:-1, max-image-preview:large, max-video-preview:-1
descriptionOne of America’s leading research universities, Indiana University has campuses and medical centers located across Indiana. Our work improves lives. Our impact is global. Our vision is excellence.
langen
twitter:cardsummary_large_image
twitter:titleIndiana University
twitter:descriptionReach your potential and prepare for a lifetime of success at Indiana University, one of America’s leading research universities.
twitter:imagehttps://www.iu.edu/images/home/index-socialmedia.jpg
og:titleIndiana University
og:descriptionReach your potential and prepare for a lifetime of success at Indiana University, one of America’s leading research universities.
og:imagehttps://www.iu.edu/images/home/index-socialmedia.jpg
og:urlhttps://www.iu.edu/index.html
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
X-UA-Compatibleie=edge

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Words from the H1 heading are not used in the page content.
The average number of words per sentence of 26.15 words is high.
This page contains 698 words. That's ok.
30.8% 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.
9 paragraphs were found on this page.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 4 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 14 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
4 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.
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
/images/homepage-hero-500x333.jpgNo alt attribute provided
/images/home/iupui-outdoor-class-home.jpgFemale professor leading class outside on the IUPUI campus.
/images/home/student-life-promo.jpgThree female undergraduate students sitting outside with masks on.
/images/home/research-promo.jpgThree archeology students looking into and measuring a hole in the ground.
...ured-stories/fs-jacobsmask-092820201.jpgJacobs School of Music student playing trombone with a mask on.
....news.iu.edu/dams/768x512/tsgwreb2gc.jpgNo alt attribute provided
....news.iu.edu/dams/768x512/zlxbnrygs7.jpgNo alt attribute provided
....news.iu.edu/dams/768x512/y1aw6bdh6x.jpgNo alt attribute provided

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Become the best version of yourself at IU
The H1 heading is perfect.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Become the best version of yourself at IU
H2 We’re committed to keeping you safe.
H2 Pursue your passion or explore the possibilities
H2 Find your ideal campus life at IU
H2 Be part of a university that makes a true impact
H2 Featured story
H2 IU news and events
H2 Explore IU
H2 Download the IU Mobile app
H2 Social media
H2 Additional resources
H3 Jacobs School professor designs mask to help protect wind musicians
H3 IU student, alumni startups receive 220,000 from Elevate Nexus Pitch Competition
H3 IU Bloomington: 20 photos of 2020
H3 How an IU student's meditation app boomed with downloads during the COVID-19 pandemic
H3 IU Admissions
H3 Explore cost, financial aid, and scholarships
H3 Indiana University
H3 Services
H3 Email
H3 Find
H3 Library
H3 Resources
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 too many external links (31) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.iu.edu/index.htmlAnchor Skip to main content
https://www.iu.edu/Indiana University
/academics/index.htmlAcademics
/academics/degrees/index.htmlDegrees and Majors
/academics/choosing-a-major.htmlChoosing a Major
/academics/career.htmlCareer Prep
/academics/academic-advising.htmlAcademic Advising and Support
/admissions/index.htmlAdmissions
/admissions/admissions-standar...Admission Standards
/admissions/how-to-apply/index...How to Apply
/admissions/transfer.htmlTransfer to IU
/admissions/after-admitted/ind...After You've Been Admitted
/admissions/visit-campus.htmlVisit a Campus
/cost-financial-aid/index.htmlCost and Financial Aid
/cost-financial-aid/tuition.htmlTuition and Fees
/cost-financial-aid/financial-...Financial Aid
/cost-financial-aid/scholarshi...Scholarships and Awards
/life-at-iu/index.htmlLife at IU
/life-at-iu/bloomington.htmlBloomington
/life-at-iu/iupui.htmlIUPUI
/life-at-iu/iupuc.htmlIUPUC
/life-at-iu/east.htmlEast
/life-at-iu/fort-wayne.htmlFort Wayne
/life-at-iu/kokomo.htmlKokomo
/life-at-iu/northwest.htmlNorthwest
/life-at-iu/south-bend.htmlSouth Bend
/life-at-iu/southeast.htmlSoutheast
/life-at-iu/online.htmlIU Online
/impact/index.htmlMake an Impact
/impact/research-opportunities...Research Opportunities
/impact/global-impact.htmlGlobal Impact
/impact/service.htmlService
/impact/alumni.htmlAlumni
/about/index.htmlAbout
/about/leadership/index.htmlIU Leadership
/about/glance.htmlIU at a Glance
/about/health-business.htmlLeaders in Health and Business
/about/locations.htmlIU Locations
/about/contact.htmlContact IU
https://covid.iu.edu/External See the latest
https://www.iu.edu/life-at-iu9 campuses
https://www.iu.edu/academics930+ academic programs
https://www.iu.edu/admissions90,700+ students
https://alumni.iu.edu/External 725,000+ alumni
/academics/index.htmlExplore IU academics
/life-at-iu/index.htmlExplore life at IU
https://research.impact.iu.edu/External Subdomain Explore IU research
https://news.iu.edu/stories/20...External Read the full story
https://news.iu.edu/External All news stories
https://events.iu.edu/External View IU events
https://blogs.iu.edu/innovate/...External IU student, alumni startups receive 220,000 from Elevate Nexus Pitch Competition
http://news.iu.edu/stories/202...External IU Bloomington: 20 photos of 2020
http://news.iu.edu/stories/202...External How an IU student's meditation app boomed with downloads during the COVID-19 pandemic
/admissions/index.htmlIU Admissions
/cost-financial-aid/index.htmlExplore cost, financial aid, and scholarships
https://apps.apple.com/app/app...External Subdomain IU Mobile on the Apple App Store
https://play.google.com/store/...External Subdomain IU Mobile on Google Play
https://www.facebook.com/India...External Facebook for IU
https://www.linkedin.com/compa...External Linkedin for IU
https://twitter.com/IndianaUnivExternal Twitter for IU
https://www.instagram.com/iubl...External Instagram for IU
https://www.youtube.com/user/iuExternal Youtube for IU
/about/contact.htmlContact us
https://www.myiu.org/give-now?...External Give now
https://uits.iu.edu/askiuExternal Have a question? AskIU
https://canvas.iu.edu/External Canvas
https://one.iu.edu/External One.IU
https://uits.iu.edu/exchangeExternal Outlook Web Access
https://google.iu.edu/External Gmail at IU
https://directory.iu.edu/External People Directory
https://jobs.iu.edu/External Jobs at IU
/nondiscrimination/index.htmlNon-discrimination Notice
https://iucat.iu.edu/External IUCAT
https://libraries.indiana.edu/...External Subdomain OneSearch@IU
https://diversity.iu.edu/External Diversity
https://uits.iu.edu/External IT Services
https://kb.iu.edu/External Knowledge Base
https://protect.iu.edu/External Protect IU
https://accessibility.iu.edu/a...External Accessibility
https://www.iu.edu/privacyPrivacy Notice
https://www.iu.edu/copyrightCopyright
https://www.iu.edu/Text duplicate Indiana University

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.iu.edu/index.html"
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 is very slow (1.65 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 page loads 4 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
This page only loads 3 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (82 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
serverApache
varyAccept-Encoding
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
content-encodinggzip
strict-transport-securitymax-age=0
dateFri, 25 Dec 2020 18:38:58 GMT
access-control-allow-origin*
x-frame-optionsDENY
content-length12093
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This website is not listed on the Shallalist.
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 139 referring domains.
This page has 2,196 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 137 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This page has social activity like shares, comments or likes on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

User-agent: *
Disallow: /_includes/
Disallow: /_php/
Disallow: /error/
Disallow: /gwassets/
Disallow: /mobile/
Disallow: /online/partnerships/_includes/
Disallow: /online/partnerships/_php/
Disallow: /online/partnerships/_xml/
Disallow: /online/partnerships/error/
Disallow: /online/partnerships/gwassets/
Sitemap: https://www.iu.edu/sitemap.xml

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
2,502

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

Search preview

www.iu.edu › index.html
Indiana University
One of America’s leading research universities, Indiana University has campuses and medical centers located across Indiana. Our work improves lives. Our impact is global. Our vision is excellence.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
at IU67%Check
University66%Check
Indiana University65%Check
Life at IU59%Check
Research University58%Check
IU student55%Check
Explore IU53%Check
Campus52%Check
IU Mobile51%Check
IU Admissions51%Check

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