Mtsu.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
72% 
Page quality
80% 
Page structure
65% 
Link structure
50% 
Server
0% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.85 s
File size
68.20 kB
Words
915
Media files
30
Number of links
61 internal / 62 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Middle Tennessee State University | Middle Tennessee State University
The page title should be shorter than 580 pixels. It is 636 pixels long. Optimize title
There are word repetitions in the page title.
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is empty.
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.mtsu.edu/
The specified canonical link points to a different page.
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)
No favicon is linked in the HTML code.

Meta tags

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descriptionEmpty
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langen
twitter:cardsummary
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og:urlhttps://www.mtsu.edu/index.php
og:descriptionEmpty
og:typewebsite
X-UA-CompatibleIE=Edge
charsetUTF-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
The average number of words per sentence of 8.16 words is low.
This page contains 915 words. That's ok.
24.3% 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.
20 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.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website loads 18 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 18 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.
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
/_resources/root_images/mt-logo-mtsu.svgMTSU Logo
...es/root_images/explore-youtube-still.jpgStill photo from a video about MTSU
...Special-MTSU-presentation100-300x200.jpgMTSU helps World War II hero celebrate 100th birthday
...Farmers-stress-grant-graphic-300x203.jpgFederal funds help MTSU join effort to battle farmer, rancher stress
...TN-STEAM-Festival-graphic100-300x132.jpgMTSU helps Tennessee STEAM Festival bring science to life [+VIDEO]
...uploads/2020/10/DEBATE-5-web-300x200.jpgMTSU debaters stay put, stay safe, connect via computer, continue competitions
...eb4e984c28ba9b951421d7c4cb12&oe=5FB0C995Need a (FREE) flu shot? Stop by Todd Hall until 1 ...
...ca5c1a862ed0c43f70d074e7d49d&oe=5FAFDD9EWhen summer turns to fall. πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚...
...70c9e9b95a5459b28b2186c7d30e&oe=5FAE51DCRolling into Monday... Make it a good week!! #true...
...413cea27cd502aad3196e12c99d8&oe=5FAF2B05SNEAK PEEK! The wait is almost over!! The Middle F...
...6a99f83a8745a9d9666bfee85cac&oe=5FB14FA7This is dope! Get icy, @mt_fb !! #blueraiders #our...
...79ec10eb827853682c8f69f50d53&oe=5FAF3C30MTSU's "Out of the Blue" host Andrew Oppmann recen...
...5284f3589072646e23666a6d4846&oe=5FB00352It’s a beautiful day on campus! #trueBLUEtogethe...
...ec7e791e2580b7a7a059e9622a7c&oe=5FB00A7DMembers of the student Nutrition and Dietetic Asso...
...2247f6fb356eb01ddfc34c4e7249&oe=5FADE966The Band of Blue's' got a whole lotta FUNKY!! #ban...
...9dadc77328a9e8fb9fa3d0b6b107&oe=5FB0DC86Drew Carpenter and Micah Pruitt are your 2020 Home...
...a168388085a4d34aa7a61fa46cd6&oe=5FB067EAGAMEDAY!! Show us your Homecoming gameday gear and...
...97aaf1efd75090bc1bb1afc778dc&oe=5FB0F488Beautiful views in Walnut Grove on Homecoming Frid...
...5d49779f4b5edc6f7ab0a9c10da1&oe=5FAD4815How about that MTSU sunset?! πŸ’―πŸ’― Thanks for s...
...fd75d0aedf3ac0d8b9606d2f8ecf&oe=5FAF6F45Don't forget to stop by Alumni House to pick up yo...
...51d86ccf7d79ef617c1a99de8c3b&oe=5FAEF1C6Join LTG Huber and his family in supporting heart ...
...f804ab96609ad138f1275d153b4d&oe=5FADD558@mt_fb has arrived to the River City! #truebluetog...
...738eead1eaa831337c12a413cbc5&oe=5FAC0461TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Have you entered a float for ...
...57f7b34245e4c5a28e9e05d52826&oe=5F983BDCGOOD DOG: K-9 Bobby has officially been with @mtsu...
...6ee81ae62f839d2208f2c679e53f&oe=5FABF2B9Wearing a mask is... easier than finding a parking...
...1f620af4f6610e3d90685d5c384b&oe=5FA6AA0EThe floats for the MTShUbox Parade are starting to...
/_resources/root_images/mtsu-logo-white.pngMiddle Tennessee State University
...sources/root_images/tn-ecampus-white.pngTN eCampus
/_resources/root_images/pathway-white.pngTennessee Transfer Pathway
/_resources/root_images/true-blue-white.pngTrue Blue

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
EXPLORE MTSU
Too many H1 headings
The H1 heading is too short (12 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 EXPLORE MTSU
H1 University News
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.
There are 1 links with a trivial anchor text.
The amount of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
There are too many external links (62) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://mtsu.edu/Anchor Skip to Main Content
/covidtaskforce/docs/Charting-...New window Read our plan
http://www.mtsu.edu/coronavirusview updates
https://pipeline.mtsu.edu/New window External Subdomain PipelineMT
http://www.goblueraiders.com/New window External Athletics
https://mtsu.edu/atoz.phpA-Z
https://mtsu.edu/contact.phpDirectory
https://mtsu.edu/email/MTSU Email
https://mtsu.edu/IMG-ALT MTSU Logo
https://mtsu.edu/about/index.phpAbout MTSU
/programs/index.phpAcademic Programs
https://mtsu.edu/maps/index.phpCampus Map and Directions
https://mtsunews.com/New window External News About MTSU
/president/index.phpPresident's Post
https://mtsu.edu/centers/Research Centers
/schedule-a-visit/index.phpSchedule a Visit
/programs/index.phpText duplicate Academic Programs
https://mtsu.edu/adcp/index.phpAdult Degree Completion Program
https://mtsu.edu/ucat/index.phpCourse Catalogs
https://ssb.mtsu.edu/pls/PROD/...New window External Subdomain Course Schedule and Dates
/graduate/index.phpGraduate Studies
/intered/index.phpInternational Education
https://mtsu.edu/arotc1/Military Science
https://mtsu.edu/online/index.phpMTSU Online
/trueblue/index.phpBeing True Blue
http://www.goblueraiders.com/New window External Blue Raider Athletics
/involve/index.phpGreek Life and Student Organizations
http://www.mtalumni.com/External MTSU Alumni
/mtunions/index.phpStudent Union Building
https://mtsu.edu/campuslife.phpThings to Do in Murfreesboro and Nearby
/military/index.phpVeterans and Military Family Center
/how-to-apply/index.phpApply Now
/how-to-apply/already-admitted...Already Applied? What's Next?
https://mtsu.edu/dates.phpImportant Dates and Deadlines
/living-on-campus/index.phpLiving on Campus
/how-to-apply/index.phpUndergraduate Admission Information
/graduate/apply.phpGraduate Admission Information
https://mtsu.edu/financial-aid/Pay for Your Education
https://mtsu.edu/one-stop/Visit the MT One Stop
https://mtsu.edu/boardoftrustees/Board of Trustees
https://mtsu.edu/calendar/Calendar of Events
https://mtsu.edu/maps/Campus Maps
/alert4u/index.phpCampus Safety
https://mtsu.edu/contact.phpContact Us
https://elearn.mtsu.edu/d2l/lp...New window External Subdomain D2L
https://mtsu.edu/faqs.phpFAQs
/development/foundation.phpGive 2 MTSU
https://mtsu.edu/information/Important Disclosure Information
https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/External Subdomain Jobs at MTSU
http://library.mtsu.edu/New window External Subdomain Library
http://www.mtalumni.com/s/1092...New window External Text duplicate MTSU Alumni
https://mtsu.edu/one-stop/MT One Stop
https://mtsunews.com/New window External MTSUNews.com
https://secure.touchnet.com/C2...New window External Subdomain Parent/Guardian Payment
https://mtsu.edu/changepwPasswords
/policies/general/121.phpPrivacy Policy
/centers/index.phpText duplicate Research Centers
/resources/index.phpResources
https://mtsu.campus.eab.com/New window External Subdomain Schedule an Advising Appointment
https://mtsu.edu/scorecard/New window Scorecard
http://www.tntransferpathway.org/New window External Tennessee Transfer
https://mtsu.edu/police/index.phpUniversity Police
/schedule-a-visit/special-even...New window Learn More
/how-to-apply/bridging-the-gap...New window Text duplicate Learn More
https://goblueraiders.com/New window External Get Tickets
/stayoncourse/stories/index.ph...New window Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://mtsunews.com/2020-cens...New window External Text duplicate Learn More
https://mtsunews.com/grape-exp...New window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://mtsunews.com/true-blue...New window External Text duplicate Learn More
https://mtsunews.com/foss-tips...New window External Text duplicate Learn More
https://mtsu.edu/ready-to-work/New window Text duplicate Learn More
/programs/nutrition/New window Text duplicate Learn More
https://www.mtsu.edu/studenthelpNew window Click here to help students in need during COVID-19 crisis
/programs/?utm_source=Homepage...300+ Academic Programs
/how-to-apply/?utm_source=Home...APPLY Become True Blue
/financial-aid/index.php?utm_s...20M Annual Scholarships
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...External IMG-ALT Still photo from a video about MTSU
http://mtsunews.com/New window External University News
https://mtsunews.com/mtsu-help...New window External IMG-ALT MTSU helps World War II hero celebrate 100th birthday
https://mtsunews.com/mtsu-help...New window External Text duplicate MTSU helps World War II hero celebrate 100th birthday
https://mtsunews.com/mtsu-help...New window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://mtsunews.com/mtsu-aids...New window External IMG-ALT Federal funds help MTSU join effort to battle farmer, rancher stress
https://mtsunews.com/mtsu-aids...New window External Text duplicate Federal funds help MTSU join effort to battle farmer, rancher stress
https://mtsunews.com/mtsu-aids...New window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://mtsunews.com/mtsu-help...New window External IMG-ALT MTSU helps Tennessee STEAM Festival bring science to life [+VIDEO]
https://mtsunews.com/mtsu-help...New window External Text duplicate MTSU helps Tennessee STEAM Festival bring science to life [+VIDEO]
https://mtsunews.com/mtsu-help...New window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://mtsunews.com/debaters-...New window External IMG-ALT MTSU debaters stay put, stay safe, connect via computer, continue competitions
https://mtsunews.com/debaters-...New window External Text duplicate MTSU debaters stay put, stay safe, connect via computer, continue competitions
https://mtsunews.com/debaters-...New window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://twitter.com/PresidentM...External Tweets by PresidentMcPhee
https://instagram.com/p/CGSfJG...New window External 13 hours ago Need a (FREE) flu shot? Stop by Todd Hall until 1 p.m. today!! #trueBLUEtogether... 365 3
IMG-ALT Need a (FREE) flu shot? Stop by Todd Hall until 1 ...
https://instagram.com/p/CGQfP8...New window External 1 day ago When summer turns to fall. πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚... 801 2
IMG-ALT When summer turns to fall. πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚...
https://instagram.com/p/CGQFqC...New window External 1 day ago Rolling into Monday... Make it a good week!! #trueBLUEtogether... 581 3
IMG-ALT Rolling into Monday... Make it a good week!! #true...
https://instagram.com/p/CGNzp8...New window External 2 days ago SNEAK PEEK! The wait is almost over!! The Middle Food Court at Corlew opens TOMORROW morning! #trueBLUEtogether... 1383 40
IMG-ALT SNEAK PEEK! The wait is almost over!! The Middle F...
https://instagram.com/p/CGJHu0...New window External 4 days ago This is dope! Get icy, @mt_fb !! #blueraiders #ourtownourteam #mtvsfiu #mtsu... 534 3
IMG-ALT This is dope! Get icy, @mt_fb !! #blueraiders #our...
https://instagram.com/p/CGIy3j...New window External 4 days ago MTSU's "Out of the Blue" host Andrew Oppmann recently spent time with the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team and Sgt. 1st Cla... 283 0
IMG-ALT MTSU's "Out of the Blue" host Andrew Oppmann recen...
https://instagram.com/p/CGGJdJ...New window External 5 days ago It's a beautiful day on campus! #trueBLUEtogether... 380 1
IMG-ALT It’s a beautiful day on campus! #trueBLUEtogethe...
https://instagram.com/p/CGAjiU...New window External 7 days ago Members of the student Nutrition and Dietetic Association group, along with faculty and staff, to pay for bags of snack foods that... 295 1
IMG-ALT Members of the student Nutrition and Dietetic Asso...
https://instagram.com/p/CF5o9y...New window External Oct 03 The Band of Blue's' got a whole lotta FUNKY!! #bandofblue #mtsuband #mtsu #blueraiders #floydstadium #ourtownourteam #mtsuhomecomi... 649 7
IMG-ALT The Band of Blue's' got a whole lotta FUNKY!! #ban...
https://instagram.com/p/CF5hpa...New window External Oct 03 Drew Carpenter and Micah Pruitt are your 2020 Homecoming King & Queen! ! πŸ’™πŸ’™ Congratulations!! #mtsu #trueBLUEtogether #ourto... 1540 15
IMG-ALT Drew Carpenter and Micah Pruitt are your 2020 Home...
https://instagram.com/p/CF5IO6...New window External Oct 03 GAMEDAY!! Show us your Homecoming gameday gear and we'll add you to our story. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’ͺ😎 #mtsu #mtsugameday #blueraiders #o... 1515 15
IMG-ALT GAMEDAY!! Show us your Homecoming gameday gear and...
https://instagram.com/p/CF2cyJ...New window External Oct 02 Beautiful views in Walnut Grove on Homecoming Friday!! Come distance with us.πŸ˜πŸ’™ #MTSUHomecoming2020 #trueBLUEtogether... 505 1
IMG-ALT Beautiful views in Walnut Grove on Homecoming Frid...
https://instagram.com/p/CFvRjQ...New window External Sep 29 How about that MTSU sunset?! πŸ’―πŸ’― Thanks for sharing, @brennabeckham_! ・・・ #mtsu #mtsucampus #mtsusunset #trueBLUEtoget... 1545 10
IMG-ALT How about that MTSU sunset?! πŸ’―πŸ’― Thanks for s...
https://instagram.com/p/CFu2a2...New window External Sep 29 Don't forget to stop by Alumni House to pick up your free yard sign for Homecoming week! They're flying like hotcakes so don't mis... 345 4
IMG-ALT Don't forget to stop by Alumni House to pick up yo...
https://instagram.com/p/CFmq-7...New window External Sep 26 Join LTG Huber and his family in supporting heart health by getting active today for the Rutherford County Heart Walk by @aha_grea... 369 2
IMG-ALT Join LTG Huber and his family in supporting heart ...
https://instagram.com/p/CFiYEr...New window External Sep 24 @mt_fb has arrived to the River City! #truebluetogether... 578 1
IMG-ALT @mt_fb has arrived to the River City! #truebluetog...
https://instagram.com/p/CFhbZb...New window External Sep 24 TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Have you entered a float for the MTShUBox Parade yet? The deadline is TONIGHT at 11:59 p.m. @mtalumni #trueB... 283 1
IMG-ALT TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Have you entered a float for ...
https://instagram.com/p/CFfopU...New window External Sep 23 GOOD DOG: K-9 Bobby has officially been with @mtsupolice for 1 year! In that year, he's helped reunite a child with his mom, cap... 1552 102
IMG-ALT GOOD DOG: K-9 Bobby has officially been with @mtsu...
https://instagram.com/p/CFe9Wa...New window External Sep 23 Wearing a mask is... easier than finding a parking spot! Wear your mask. #DefendTrueBlue #trueBLUEtogether... 461 10
IMG-ALT Wearing a mask is... easier than finding a parking...
https://instagram.com/p/CFcZ2E...New window External Sep 22 The floats for the MTShUbox Parade are starting to roll in!! Make sure you enter your float by Thursday to be featured in the virt... 483 2
IMG-ALT The floats for the MTShUbox Parade are starting to...
https://mtsu.edu/IMG-ALT Middle Tennessee State University
http://www.tnecampus.org/New window External IMG-ALT TN eCampus
http://www.tntransferpathway.org/New window External IMG-ALT Tennessee Transfer Pathway
https://www.facebook.com/mtsub...New window External Facebook
https://twitter.com/MTSUNewsNew window External Twitter
http://www.youtube.com/user/mt...New window External YouTube
https://instagram.com/mtsu/New window External Instagram
https://www.linkedin.com/schoo...New window External LinkedIn
/trueblue/index.phpIMG-ALT True Blue
/policies/governance-and-compl...Nondiscrimination Policy
https://mtsu.edu/terms.phpTerms
https://a.cms.omniupdate.com/1...External Last Updated: Oct 13, 2020

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://mtsu.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The used PHP version is outdated and may be a security risk.
The used PHP version is outdated and may be a security risk.
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 0.85 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 17 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 18 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (68 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateWed, 14 Oct 2020 04:51:08 GMT
serverApache/2.4.6 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) OpenSSL/1.0.2k-fips PHP/5.4.16
x-powered-byPHP/5.4.16
set-cookie58 Characters
set-cookie126 Characters
expiresThu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
cache-controlno-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0
pragmano-cache
access-control-allow-origin*
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
strict-transport-securitymax-age=0
content-encodinggzip
transfer-encodingchunked
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Education/schools. This classification is fine.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 12,347 referring domains.
This website has 3,527,043 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 9,730 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: /*.shtml
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /faculty_include/
Disallow: /jour/
Disallow: /gschool/
Disallow: /_*
Disallow: /*/includes
Disallow: /*/docs
Disallow: /*/images

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
0

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Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
MTSU65%Check
University52%Check
Explore52%Check
MTSU helps51%Check
State University50%Check
Middle Tennessee State University49%Check
Tennessee State48%Check
Middle Tennessee48%Check
Tennessee48%Check
MT One Stop45%Check

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