- SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
10.53 s
File size
43.40 kB
Media files
Number of links
16 internal / 15 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
Home · Customer Self-Service
The length of the page title is perfect. (276 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is missing.
(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-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.
(Somewhat important)
This page is hosted on a subdomain. Use a top level domain for better SEO results.
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)
No favicon is linked in the HTML code.

Meta tags

viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0

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Page quality

(Critically important)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
There are only 429 words on this page. Good pages should have about 800 words of useful content.
30.5% of the text are stop words.
Words from the H1 heading are used in the page content.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
4 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 22.18 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 12 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 9 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.

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
The H1 heading is perfect.
The structure of headings is missing one or more levels. Do not skip heading levels.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
H2 Permit Portal
H4 Need Environmental Assistance? 1-877-623-6748
H4 Report Environmental Emergency 1-800-858-0368
Some internal links have dynamic parameters. All internal URLs, which are not marked as nofollow, should not contain dynamic parameters.
The number of internal links is ok.
Every linktext is unique.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
There are 15 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
/wm-home/Hazardous Waste
A-TITLE Hazardous Waste
/dcm-home/Coastal Management
A-TITLE Coastal Management
/knowledgebase/Knowledge Base
A-TITLE Knowledge Base
/SignIn?returnUrl=/Sign In / Register
A-TITLE Sign In / Register window External Subdomain Learn More about the Permit Transformation Program window External Subdomain Learn About the Department window External Subdomain Learn About the Divisions
/knowledgebase/article/KA-0101...DCM Application Portal Registration Dec 8, 2022
/knowledgebase/article/KA-0102...CAMA Permit Application Process Dec 8, 2022
/knowledgebase/article/KA-0101...DCM CAMA Permit - Review Agencies Instructions Dec 8, 2022
/knowledgebase/article/KA-0101...CAMA Major Permit Development Permit Application Checklist Dec 8, 2022
/knowledgebase/article/KA-0101...Portal Registration - Site Contact May 31, 2022 window External Subdomain Map It window External Subdomain Mailing Addresses
/knowledgebase/article/KA-0101...How to access site details from the portal
/knowledgebase/article/KA-0101...Portal Registration - Site Contact
/knowledgebase/article/KA-0101...How to Mail Payments
/knowledgebase/article/KA-0101...Who to contact with billing questions
/knowledgebase/article/KA-0101...DCM Application Portal Registration window External Subdomain Facebook
A-TITLE Follow NC DEQ on Facebook window External Twitter
A-TITLE Follow NC DEQ on Twitter window External Subdomain YouTube
A-TITLE Follow NC DEQ on YouTube window External Subdomain Instagram
A-TITLE Follow NC DEQ on Instagram window External Subdomain LinkedIn
A-TITLE Follow NC DEQ on LinkedIn window External Subdomain Employee Directory
A-TITLE Employee Directory window External Subdomain Accessibility
A-TITLE Accessibility window External Subdomain Terms of Use
A-TITLE Terms of Use window External Subdomain Privacy Policy
A-TITLE Privacy Policy Subdomain IMG-ALT NC DEQ

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to ""
HTTP header
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is very slow (10.53 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 8 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 12 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (43 kB).

HTTP Response Header

content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
dateWed, 29 May 2024 15:53:16 GMT
cache-controlno-cache, no-store, must-revalidate
set-cookie258 Characters
strict-transport-securitymax-age=31536000; includeSubDomains; preload
server-timingresponse-code; desc=200

External factors

(Nice to have)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This page has only a few links from other websites.
This page only has backlinks from 1 referring domains.
This page only has 1 backlinks.
This page only has few backlinks from 1 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 0 shares and comments on Facebook.

Links from Wikipedia

No links from Wikipedia were found.

Search preview
Home · Customer Self-Service

Most important keywords

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

Environmental Quality56%Check
Environmental Emergency53%Check
North Carolina50%Check
Carolina Department50%Check

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