Maryland.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
71% 
Page structure
83% 
Link structure
57% 
Server
42% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.90 s
File size
79.40 kB
Words
595
Media files
12
Number of links
53 internal / 39 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Maryland.gov - Official Website of the State of Maryland
The length of the page title is perfect. (500 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is missing.
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
No canonical link is specified.
Language
(Somewhat important)
Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en-us
Server location: United States of America
The following language is defined by HTML: en-us
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
progidSharePoint.WebPartPage.Document
apple-mobile-web-app-capableyes
mobile-web-app-capableyes
apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-styleblack
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1
google-translate-customization9fd54c6a363f9f71-b5088eaa3df94aa1-g4224ef3d9bc33a80-10
google-site-verificationG6z1NyxovdR1tSqddsM0DvGBbrI6gy8CDe1qMX6YM7M
langen-us
og:typewebsite
og:urlhttp://www.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx
og:titledefault
og:imagehttp://www.maryland.gov/_layouts/MDGov_Master/images/MDGov_OpenGraph_Devices_Logo.jpg?v=2
ExpiresEmpty
X-UA-CompatibleIE=Edge
Content-Typetext/html; charset=utf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
This page contains 595 words. That's ok.
18.8% of the text are stop words.
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 16.38 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 11 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1" is provided.
At least one Apple touch icon is specified.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 12 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
6 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)
The HTTPS protocol for secure data transmission is not used.

Media list

URLAlt attributeTitle
...r/images/logos/mdgov-logo-2018-black.pngMaryland.gov
data:[...] Base64Voice Search Microphone
data:[...] Base64Voice Search Microphone
..._Master/images/governor-top-bar-2018.jpgNo alt attribute provided
/Pictures/drunk-driving.jpgNo alt attribute provided
http://www.maryland.gov/No alt attribute provided
http://www.maryland.gov/No alt attribute provided
http://www.maryland.gov/No alt attribute provided
http://www.maryland.gov/No alt attribute provided
...ommon/nate/v2/img/changingMD-400x400.pngCustomer Service Promise
....maryland.gov/PublishingImages/phone.pngicon of a phone
...t.maryland.gov/PublishingImages/text.pngicon of a cell phone

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Maryland.gov Home
The H1 heading is too short (17 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
There are 32 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 Maryland.gov Home
H2 Need Help? Ask Maryland.gov's Intelligent Chatbot.
H2 Technical Support
H2 My Location
H2 My Clipboard
H2 Suggested Clips
H2 Site Menu
H2 Get Help
H2 Search Results
H2 Web Pages
H2 Online Services
H2 Tweets
H2 Maps
H2 Glebe Bay
H2 Governor Larry Hogan Memorializes Victims Of Drunk Driving Crashes
H2 Dept of Transportation Offers Holiday Travel Tips Ahead of Thanksgiving Week
H2 Maryland Gains 10,700 Jobs in October
H2 Energy Saving Advice for Holiday Cooking
H2 State Police Salutes Veterans And Seeks To Hire More
H2 More News & Events
H2 Social Media
H2 State Social Channels
H2 Information
H2 Customer Service Promise
H3 Latest News
H3 Open Meetings
H3 Public Events
H3 Connect With Us
H3 Trending Now
H3 About
H3 Alerts
H3 Support
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 (39) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
/Pages/default.aspxAnchor Skip Navigation
/pages/accessibility.aspxAccessibility Information
http://www.maryland.gov/IMG-ALT Maryland.gov
/pages/state_employees.aspxState Employees
/pages/support.aspxSupport & Chat
/pages/support.aspxNew window Maryland.gov Customer Support
/pages/nearme.aspxMy Maryland
/pages/nearme.aspxSee what's near me
/pages/my-maryland.aspxLearn More about My Maryland
/pages/my-maryland.aspxMy Maryland Help
http://commerce.maryland.gov/s...New window External Subdomain Start a Business in Maryland Add Suggestion
http://dnr.maryland.gov/boatin...New window External Subdomain Boat Registration Information Add Suggestion
http://www.baybridge.com/New window External Bay Bridge Information Add Suggestion
https://egov.maryland.gov/busi...New window External Subdomain Maryland Business Express Add Suggestion
https://egov.maryland.gov/com/...New window External Subdomain Comptroller Online Tax Payments Add Suggestion
https://egov.maryland.gov/com/...New window External Subdomain Business Sales & Use Tax Online Payments Add Suggestion
https://egov.maryland.gov/busi...New window External Subdomain Business Entity Search, Certificate of Status & Document Order Add Suggestion
http://www.maryland.gov/Home
/pages/online_services.aspxOnline Services
/pages/jobs.aspxJobs
/pages/residents.aspxResidents
/pages/business.aspxBusiness
/pages/government.aspxGovernment
/pages/education.aspxEducation
/pages/visitors.aspxVisitors
/pages/support.aspxContact Us
/pages/support.aspxLive Chat
/pages/support.aspxFeedback
/pages/support.aspxSubmit a Link
https://www.doit.state.md.us/s...New window External Subdomain Survey
/pages/search.aspx?type=web_pagesMore Pages
/pages/search.aspx?type=online...More Online Services
/pages/search.aspx?type=tweetsMore Tweets
/pages/search.aspx?type=mapsMore Maps
/Pages/default.aspxAnchor Background Media Information
/pages/online_services.aspxText duplicate Online Services
/pages/jobs.aspxText duplicate Jobs
/pages/residents.aspxText duplicate Residents
/pages/business.aspxText duplicate Business
/pages/government.aspxText duplicate Government
/pages/education.aspxText duplicate Education
/pages/visitors.aspxText duplicate Visitors
http://governor.maryland.gov/New window External Subdomain Larry Hogan, GovernorBoyd Rutherford, Lt. Governor
https://governor.maryland.gov/...New window External Subdomain No Text
https://governor.maryland.gov/...New window External Subdomain Governor Larry Hogan Memorializes Victims Of Drunk Driving Crashes
https://governor.maryland.gov/...New window External Subdomain Learn More
https://www.roads.maryland.gov...New window External Subdomain No Text
https://www.roads.maryland.gov...New window External Subdomain Dept of Transportation Offers Holiday Travel Tips Ahead of Thanksgiving Week
https://www.roads.maryland.gov...New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Learn More
http://dllr.maryland.gov/whats...New window External Subdomain No Text
http://dllr.maryland.gov/whats...New window External Subdomain Maryland Gains 10,700 Jobs in October
http://dllr.maryland.gov/whats...New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Learn More
https://news.maryland.gov/mea/...New window External Subdomain No Text
https://news.maryland.gov/mea/...New window External Subdomain Energy Saving Advice for Holiday Cooking
https://news.maryland.gov/mea/...New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Learn More
https://news.maryland.gov/msp/...New window External Subdomain No Text
https://news.maryland.gov/msp/...New window External Subdomain State Police Salutes Veterans And Seeks To Hire More
https://news.maryland.gov/msp/...New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Learn More
https://www.roads.maryland.gov...External Subdomain MDOT Offers Holiday Travel Tips Ahead of Thanksgiving Week
https://governor.maryland.gov/...External Subdomain First Lady Yumi Hogan Joins Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation for Silver Celebration in Honor of The Children's House at Johns Hopkins 25th Anniversary
https://news.maryland.gov/msp/...External Subdomain Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols In Preparation For Thanksgiving Holiday
https://open.maryland.gov/blog...External Subdomain Shop small on Small Business Saturday - On November 24, join people throughout the nation and visit your local main streets and business communities as part ...
https://governor.maryland.gov/...External Subdomain Tourism Spending Grows in Maryland - Visitors Spent More Than $17 Billion In 2017, Generated $2.4 Billion In State, Local Taxes
/pages/social_media.aspxSocial Media Directory
/pages/social_hub.aspxSocial Media Hub
/pages/agency_directory.aspxState Agency Directory
http://www.doit.state.md.us/ph...External Subdomain Employee Phone Directory
/pages/support.aspxText duplicate Maryland.gov Customer Support
https://www.facebook.com/state...External Facebook
A-TITLE Facebook
https://twitter.com/statemarylandExternal Twitter
A-TITLE Twitter
http://www.youtube.com/statema...External YouTube
A-TITLE YouTube
http://www.flickr.com/groups/m...External Flickr
A-TITLE Flickr
/pages/about.aspxAbout Maryland.gov
/pages/awards.aspxAwards
/pages/news.aspxeGov News
/pages/nearme.aspxMaps
/pages/citizen_alerts.aspxCitizen Alerts
http://chart.maryland.gov/Stor...External Subdomain Weather
http://chart.maryland.gov/trav...External Subdomain Traffic
http://sos.maryland.gov/External Subdomain Flag Status
/pages/support.aspxText duplicate Contact Us
/pages/support.aspxText duplicate Live Chat
/pages/support.aspxText duplicate Feedback
/pages/support.aspxText duplicate Submit a Link
https://www.doit.state.md.us/s...External Subdomain Text duplicate Survey
/pages/customerservice.aspxNew window IMG-ALT Customer Service Promise
/pages/customerservice.aspxNew window Take Our Survey
http://goccp.maryland.gov/vict...New window External Subdomain Trivial anchor text
here
/pages/privacy_security.aspxNew window Privacy & Security
/pages/aup_linking.aspxAcceptable Use & Linking
/pages/accessibility.aspxNew window Accessibility
/pages/online_services.aspxNew window Text duplicate More Online Services

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "http://www.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx"
HTTP header
(Important)
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
The X-powered header is sent within the response header. (unnecessary)
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.90 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 11 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
This website only loads 2 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (79 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
cache-controlpublic
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
vary*, Accept-Encoding
serverMicrosoft-IIS/7.5
sprequestguidf6f39bb8-1b76-4091-a72d-9e7f27b02601
x-sharepointhealthscore0
x-aspnet-version2.0.50727
x-powered-byASP.NET
x-ms-invokeapp1; RequireReadOnly
x-m01b
content-encodinggzip
accept-rangesbytes
connectionclose
dateWed, 21 Nov 2018 15:36:06 GMT
expiresWed, 21 Nov 2018 15:46:38 GMT
age269
content-length19640
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Government. This classification is fine.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 1,001 referring domains.
This website has 20,466 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 757 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

User-agent: *
Disallow: /pages/search.aspx

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.maryland.gov › Pages › default.aspx
Maryland.gov - Official Website of the State of Maryland

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Maryland75%Check
gov75%Check
Maryland State64%Check
in Maryland60%Check
Maryland State Police57%Check
State55%Check
State Police48%Check
Pages44%Check
Customer Support43%Check
Holiday Travel43%Check

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