Osu.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
1.08 s
File size
75.70 kB
Media files
Number of links
84 internal / 140 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
The Ohio State University
The length of the page title is perfect. (233 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
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Discover Ohio State, the highest ranked public university in Ohio, is home to the Wexner Medical Center and world-class graduate and undergraduate programs.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (989 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
(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
Server location: United States of America
The following language is defined by HTML: en
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.
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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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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
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The character encoding is not specified in the HTTP header.
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)
The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

descriptionDiscover Ohio State, the highest ranked public university in Ohio, is home to the Wexner Medical Center and world-class graduate and undergraduate programs.
copyrightThe Ohio State University
author© 2020 The Ohio State University
ownerUniversity Marketing
keywordsOSU, Ohio State, Ohio State University, The Ohio State University, Big 10, Buckeyes, College, University, Scarlet and Gray, Ohio
revisedFri Sep 11, 2020
robotsindex, follow
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1
twitter:descriptionDiscover Ohio State, the highest ranked public university in Ohio, is home to the Wexner Medical Center and world-class graduate and undergraduate programs.
twitter:titleThe Ohio State University
og:site_nameThe Ohio State University
og:titleThe Ohio State University
og:descriptionDiscover Ohio State, the highest ranked public university in Ohio, is home to the Wexner Medical Center and world-class graduate and undergraduate programs.

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Page quality

(Critically important)
No paragraphs were detected.
This page contains 626 words. That's ok.
14.1% of the text are stop words.
Keywords used in the page title are also used in the page content. That's good!
Words from the H1 heading are used in the page content.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 6 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1" is provided.
At least one Apple touch icon is specified.
Bold and strong tags
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The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 13 tags for this page.
Image SEO
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2 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.
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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.

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
The Ohio State University
Too many H1 headings
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 The Ohio State University
H1 Media modal
H2 Emergency alert message
H2 Ohio State nav bar
H2 Safe and Healthy Return
H2 Applications now open!
H2 Future Buckeye resources
H2 Instagram Page @theohiostateuniversity
H2 News
H2 Popular for Current Students
H2 Around Campus Maps
H2 O-H-I-O! Share Your Pride
H2 Across the State
H2 Download Ohio State apps
Baselink: https://www.osu.edu/
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 (140) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.osu.edu/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.osu.edu/The Ohio State University
A-TITLE The Ohio State University
http://buckeyelink.osu.edu/External BuckeyeLink
/findpeople.phpFind People
https://email.osu.edu/External Webmail
https://www.osu.edu/search/Search Ohio State
https://buckeyefunder.osu.edu/...External Ohio State Day of Giving
http://www.osu.edu/Text duplicate The Ohio State University
/futurestudents/Future Students
http://undergrad.osu.edu/applyExternal Apply
http://appstatus.osu.edu/External Application Status
http://undergrad.osu.edu/External Admissions
http://undergrad.osu.edu/major...External Majors
http://undergrad.osu.edu/visitExternal Visit
http://gpadmissions.osu.edu/pr...External Text duplicate Apply
http://appstatus.osu.edu/External Text duplicate Application Status
http://gpadmissions.osu.edu/External Text duplicate Admissions
http://www.gradsch.osu.edu/External Graduate School
http://gpadmissions.osu.edu/pr...External Programs
http://gpadmissions.osu.edu/ab...External Text duplicate Visit
http://gpadmissions.osu.edu/pr...External Text duplicate Apply
http://appstatus.osu.edu/External Text duplicate Application Status
http://gpadmissions.osu.edu/External Text duplicate Admissions
https://gpadmissions.osu.edu/p...External Prerequisites
http://gpadmissions.osu.edu/ab...External Text duplicate Visit
https://online.osu.edu/applyExternal Text duplicate Apply
https://online.osu.edu/programsExternal Degrees
https://online.osu.edu/program...External Certificates
https://online.osu.edu/readinessExternal Readiness Assessment
https://online.osu.edu/ohio-st...External Course Demo
/futurestudents/More Future Students
/currentstudents/Current Students
http://registrar.osu.edu/staff...External Academic Calendar
https://carmen.osu.edu/External Carmen
http://undergrad.osu.edu/major...External Majors/Programs
https://classes.osu.edu/External Course Catalog
https://classes.osu.edu/External Master Class ScheduleMaster Schedule of Classes
http://buckeyelink.osu.edu/External Buckeye Link
https://buckid.osu.edu/External BuckID
https://my.osu.edu/External My.osu.edu
https://shi.osu.edu/External Student Health Insurance
http://studentlife.osu.edu/External Student Life
http://housing.osu.edu/External On Campus
http://offcampus.osu.edu/off-c...External Off Campus
https://dining.osu.edu/dining-...External Dining Halls & Meal Plans
http://dining.osu.edu/External Restaurants
http://recsports.osu.edu/facil...External RPAC
http://recsports.osu.edu/facil...External ARC
http://recsports.osu.edu/External Rec sports
http://ouab.osu.edu/External OUAB Events
https://activities.osu.edu/External Get Involved
http://sfa.osu.edu/jobs/index.aspExternal Student Jobs
http://veterans.osu.edu/External Veterans
https://www.osu.edu/osumobile/IMG-ALT Ohio State app
/currentstudents/More Current Students
/alumni/services/career-manage...Career Management
http://registrar.osu.edu/alumn...External Transcripts
/alumni/services/young-alumni-...Young Alumni Academy
A-TITLE young alumni
/alumni/membership-and-giving/...Sustaining Membership
http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/External Athletics
/alumni/communities/volunteers/IMG-ALT Volunteers
https://www.osu.edu/alumni/More Alumni
A-TITLE Faculty and Staff
https://hr.osu.edu/careers/External Jobs at Ohio State
http://controller.osu.edu/pay/...External Payroll
http://hr.osu.edu/External Human Resources
http://hr.osu.edu/benefits/External Benefits
http://eleave.osu.edu/External eLeave
http://www.ohio-statefacultycl...External Faculty Club
http://www.osuhealthplan.com/External OSU Health Plan
https://hr.osu.edu/benefits/re...External Retirement
http://registrar.osu.edu/staff...External Text duplicate Academic Calendar
https://carmen.osu.edu/External Text duplicate Carmen
http://ocio.osu.edu/elearning/...External Classroom Services
https://drakeinstitute.osu.edu/External Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning
http://eprofile.osu.edu/External Employee Self Service
http://library.osu.edu/External Libraries
http://oaa.osu.edu/priorities....External Priorities
https://discovery.osu.edu/External Discovery Themes
http://oaa.osu.edu/strategicpl...External Strategic Planning
https://oia.osu.edu/internatio...External Internationalization
/universityawards/IMG-ALT University Awards
https://www.osu.edu/facultystaff/More Faculty & Staff
A-TITLE Academics
http://oaa.osu.edu/External Academic Affairs
http://registrar.osu.edu/staff...External Text duplicate Academic Calendar
http://buckeyelink.osu.edu/External Text duplicate Buckeye Link
https://online.osu.edu/External Ohio State Online
/academics/a-z.htmlColleges and Schools
http://undergrad.osu.edu/major...External Text duplicate Majors
http://library.osu.edu/External Text duplicate Libraries
A-TITLE Campuses
http://lima.osu.edu/External Lima
http://mansfield.osu.edu/External Mansfield
http://osumarion.osu.edu/External Marion
http://newark.osu.edu/External Newark
http://ati.osu.edu/External Wooster
A-TITLE Research
http://ilo.osu.edu/External Business and Industry
https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/...External Medical Center Research
http://research.osu.edu/External Office of Research
https://news.osu.edu/?h=1&t=Re...External Research News
http://www.undergraduateresear...External Undergraduate Research Office
A-TITLE Initiatives
/the-ohio-state-university-env...Ohio State Environments
/initiatives/corporate-engagem...Corporate Engagement
https://wellness.osu.edu/External Health and Wellness
/initiatives/international.htmlText duplicate International
https://www.osu.edu/athletics/Text duplicate Athletics
A-TITLE Athletics
http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/External Athletics site (ohiostatebuckeyes.com)
http://recsports.osu.edu/facil...External Rec Facilities
http://recsports.osu.edu/External Rec Sports
http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.c...External Sports Schedules
https://www.osu.edu/downloads/Text duplicate Downloads
http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.c...External Tickets
https://www.osu.edu/Anchor Text duplicate Skip to main content
http://www.osu.edu/Text duplicate The Ohio State University
/features/2020/peer-to-peer-su...Read moreabout how Ohio State's Buckeye PAL program is providing peer-to-peer support for students
https://safeandhealthy.osu.edu/External Learn more
https://undergrad.osu.edu/applyExternal Apply here
https://campusvisit.osu.edu/fu...External More info
https://www.instagram.com/theo...External Instagram Page @theohiostateuniversity
https://www.instagram.com/p/CF...External When your favorite places match your favorite colors. 🙌
IMG-ALT When your favorite places match your favorite colors. 🙌
https://news.osu.edu/External News
A-TITLE View all news
https://instagram.com/theohios...External Instagram Page Instagram
http://www.youtube.com/user/Oh...External Youtube Page YouTube
http://library.osu.edu/External Library Homepage
A-TITLE Library
https://library.osu.edu/locationsExternal Find Locations/Hours
http://artsandsciences.osu.edu...External Arts and Culture
http://www.schottensteincenter...External Schottenstein Center
http://uas.osu.edu/External Urban Arts Space
http://wexarts.org/External Wexner Center for the Arts
https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/External Wexner Medical Center
https://cancer.osu.edu/Pages/i...External OSUCCC - James
http://dentistry.osu.edu/becom...External Dental Clinics
http://greatvision.osu.edu/External Optometry Services
http://vet.osu.edu/vmcExternal Veterinary Medical Center
https://wellness.osu.edu/facul...External Buckeye Wellness
https://www.osu.edu/O-H-I-O/Share Your Pride
https://www.osu.edu/O-H-I-O/Trivial anchor text
A-TITLE More O-H-I-O Images
https://www.osu.edu/O-H-I-O/Anchor Upload your pics
/O-H-I-O/132040IMG-ALT Lava Tube
/O-H-I-O/132040Text duplicate Lava Tube
/acrossthestate.htmlText duplicate Campuses
http://extension.osu.edu/locat...External Extension offices
/downloads/apps/More apps
A-TITLE View all OSU apps
https://www.osu.edu/downloads/More downloads
A-TITLE Free, official ringtones, mp3 and photos
https://it.osu.edu/ohio-state-...External Anchor The Ohio State app
IMG-ALT The Ohio State app
/alumni/go-bucks/download-the-...The Ohio State Alumni app
IMG-ALT The Ohio State Alumni app
https://it.osu.edu/ohio-state-...External Anchor Ohio State: Wellness
IMG-ALT Ohio State: Wellness
/vte/?data-platform=v&data-ins...Virtual Tour OSU
IMG-ALT Virtual Tour OSU
/the-ohio-state-university-env...Text duplicate Ohio State Environments
IMG-ALT Ohio State Environments
https://president.osu.edu/stra...External Ohio State's Strategic Plan
IMG-ALT Ohio State's Strategic Plan
https://campaign.osu.edu/External The Ohio State Campaign
IMG-ALT The Ohio State Campaign
https://www.osu.edu/Anchor Locate
/a-z-site-list.htmlA–Z web site list
http://registrar.osu.edu/staff...External Academic calendar
https://www.osu.edu/map/Campus map
/academics/a-z.htmlColleges and schools
https://www.osu.edu/departments/Departments directory
http://undergrad.osu.edu/major...External Majors and programs
https://online.osu.edu/External Text duplicate Ohio State Online
/vte/?data-platform=v&data-ins...Virtual experience
https://www.osu.edu/Anchor Information
/information.htmlCampus information
/information.htmlText duplicate News
http://news.osu.edu/External Newsroom
/the-ohio-state-university-env...Text duplicate Ohio State Environments
https://policies.osu.edu/External Policies
https://dps.osu.edu/External Safety
https://visit.osu.edu/External Text duplicate Visit
https://www.osu.edu/Anchor Centers
https://www.osu.edu/centers.htmlArts and cultural
https://www.osu.edu/Anchor Administration
/initiatives/diversity.htmlText duplicate Diversity
/administration.htmlText duplicate Initiatives
/administration.htmlUniversity leadership
https://www.osu.edu/Anchor Facts
https://visit.osu.edu/discover/External Discover Ohio State
https://www.osu.edu/highpoints/High Points
https://www.osu.edu/Anchor Interact
/rss-feeds.htmlBlogs and RSS
http://www.facebook.com/osuExternal Facebook
http://itunes.osu.edu/External iTunesU
http://twitter.com/OhioStateExternal Twitter
http://www.youtube.com/user/Oh...External YouTube
https://www.facebook.com/osuExternal Facebook Page
https://www.twitter.com/ohiostateExternal Twitter Page
https://instagram.com/theohios...External Instagram Page
https://www.youtube.com/user/O...External YouTube Page
/rss-feeds.htmlRSS Feeds
/downloads/apps/ohio-state-app...Mobile App
IMG-ALT OSU Mobile App
https://www.giveto.osu.edu/mak...External Give Today
http://www.osu.edu/Text duplicate The Ohio State University
https://universitymarketing.os...External University Marketing
https://accessibility.osu.edu/...External Accessibility
http://ocio.osu.edu/status/External Web Services Status
https://go.osu.edu/privacyExternal Privacy statement
https://go.osu.edu/nondiscrimi...External Nondiscrimination notice
http://ati.osu.edu/External No Text
http://stonelab.osu.edu/External No Text
http://mansfield.osu.edu/External No Text
http://osumarion.osu.edu/External No Text
http://lima.osu.edu/External No Text
http://newark.osu.edu/External No Text

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.osu.edu/"
HTTP header
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is slow (1.08 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 website loads 5 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 6 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (76 kB).

HTTP Response Header

dateTue, 15 Sep 2020 00:57:18 GMT
set-cookie178 Characters
set-cookie205 Characters
last-modifiedTue, 15 Sep 2020 00:56:54 GMT
cache-controlmax-age=120, public
expiresTue, 15 Sep 2020 00:59:18 GMT
x-cacheMiss from cloudfront
via1.1 e0064d0a2437e206ed082e1fa1cdae61.cloudfront.net (CloudFront)

External factors

(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 87,496 referring domains.
This website has 23,243,457 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 60,427 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This website has social activity like shares, comments or likes on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.


User-agent: *
Disallow: /assets/pdf/Investigation-Report.pdf

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments

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

Search preview

The Ohio State University
Discover Ohio State, the highest ranked public university in Ohio, is home to the Wexner Medical Center and world-class graduate and undergraduate programs.

Most important keywords

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at Ohio State76%Check
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Discover Ohio State61%Check
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