Pitt.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
2.05 s
File size
43.70 kB
Media files
Number of links
43 internal / 93 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
Home | University of Pittsburgh
The length of the page title is perfect. (280 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The University of Pittsburgh is among the nation's most distinguished comprehensive universities, with a wide variety of high-quality programs in both the arts and sciences and professional fields.
The meta description is too long: 1201 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
(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
(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)
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.
(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

descriptionThe University of Pittsburgh is among the nation's most distinguished comprehensive universities, with a wide variety of high-quality programs in both the arts and sciences and professional fields.
KeywordsUniversity, Pittsburgh, Pitt, College, Learning, Research, Students, Undergraduate, Graduate
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Page quality

(Critically important)
No paragraphs were detected.
There are only 462 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
16.9% 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.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 17 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" 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 9 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.
(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)
There is no H1 heading specified.
The structure of headings is missing one or more levels. Do not skip heading levels.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H2 Primary Links
H2 Highlights
H2 By the Numbers
H2 News
H2 Events
H2 Forged In Progress #PittGrad20, #ForgeAhead, #H2P
H2 Footer Logo
H2 Footer Links
H3 Power of Pitt
H3 Commit to Pitt
H3 Stronger Together
H3 Key Resources
H3 Information for
H3 Schools
H3 Regional Campuses
H3 Workplace
H3 Libraries
H3 Technology
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 (93) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.pitt.edu/Anchor Jump to navigation
https://www.coronavirus.pitt.edu/External Subdomain building a healthy and resilient community
http://find.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Find People
A-TITLE You can use this form to find people at the University of Pittsburgh.
https://my.pitt.edu/External Subdomain my.pitt.edu
A-TITLE My Pitt is your personal guide to the Pitt experience!
https://www.giveto.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Giving
A-TITLE Why Give? Your donations really do touch individual lives.
/prospective-studentsProspective Students
https://www.pitt.edu/Text duplicate IMG-ALT Home
A-TITLE University Achievements and Honors
http://www.chancellor.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Chancellor
http://www.tour.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Campus Tour
http://www.225.pitt.edu/225tim...External Subdomain History
https://www.pitt.edu/admissionsText duplicate Overview
https://oafa.pitt.edu/visit/External Subdomain Visit
https://oafa.pitt.edu/applyExternal Subdomain Apply
https://oafa.pitt.edu/pay-your...External Subdomain Enroll
http://oafa.pitt.edu/learn-abo...External Subdomain Financial Aid
https://www.pitt.edu/academicsText duplicate Overview
/academics/our-facultyOur Faculty
http://www.gradstudents.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Grad/Professional
https://www.pitt.edu/student-lifeStudent Life
https://www.pitt.edu/student-lifeText duplicate Overview
http://www.studentaffairs.pitt...External Subdomain Student Affairs
http://www.tour.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Campus Tour
http://www.pc.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Housing/Dining
http://www.studentaffairs.pitt...External Subdomain Life on Campus
https://www.pitt.edu/researchText duplicate Overview
https://www.svcresearch.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Pitt Research
https://www.postdoc.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Postdocs
https://www.pitt.edu/globalText duplicate Overview
http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/...External Subdomain Centers
http://www.abroad.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Study Abroad
https://globalhub.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Pitt Global Hub
https://www.pitt.edu/communityText duplicate Overview
https://www.community.pitt.edu...External Subdomain Engagement Report
https://cec.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Engagement Centers
https://www.cgr.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Community/Gov. Relations
/community/partner-with-pittPartner With Pitt
http://www.pittsburghpanthers....External Athletics
http://www.pittsburghpanthers....External Text duplicate Overview
http://www.pittsburghpanthers....External Schedule
http://www.pittsburghpanthers....External Watch & Listen
http://www.pittsburghpanthers....External Tickets
https://www.pittwire.pitt.edu/...External Subdomain bridging gaps between students and industry
https://www.pittwire.pitt.edu/...External Subdomain collaborations between STEM disciplines and the health sciences
https://www.pittwire.pitt.edu/...External Subdomain Pitt recruits participants as a trial site
https://www.pittmed.health.pit...External Subdomain It's not skin color, but discrimination,
https://www.coronavirus.pitt.e...External Subdomain COVID-19 Response Power of Pitt
IMG-ALT young woman wearing a face mask
https://www.coronavirus.pitt.e...External Subdomain Learn More
https://oafa.pitt.edu/apply/External Subdomain Applications Commit to Pitt
IMG-ALT photo of three Pitt students
https://oafa.pitt.edu/visit/External Subdomain Visit the University of Pittsburgh virtually
https://oafa.pitt.edu/contact-us/External Subdomain inquire about financial aid
https://oafa.pitt.edu/apply/External Subdomain Text duplicate Apply
https://www.community.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Community Engagement Stronger Together
IMG-ALT People Hugging
https://www.community.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Pitt in the Community
https://www.pittwire.pitt.edu/...New window External Subdomain Undergraduate’s Literary Interests Earn Her Marshall Scholarship
https://www.upmc.com/media/new...New window External Synthetic Biology Speeds the Creation of Lab-Grown Livers
https://www.upmc.com/media/new...New window External Scientists Reveal Genetic Map of Human Face
https://www.upmc.com/media/new...New window External Medicaid Expansion May Improve Colon Cancer Diagnosis, Study Says
https://www.pittwire.pitt.edu/External Subdomain News from Pittwire
https://calendar.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Full Events Calendar
https://www.pitt.edu/Text duplicate IMG-ALT Home
https://www.pitt.edu/socialSocial Media Directory
http://www.facebook.com/upittNew window External A-TITLE Facebook
https://www.instagram.com/pitt...New window External A-TITLE Instagram
https://twitter.com/PittTweetNew window External A-TITLE Twitter
http://www.youtube.com/user/pi...New window External A-TITLE Youtube
https://www.pitt.edu/contactContact Us
http://www.tour.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Campus Tour
http://my.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate my.pitt.edu
http://find.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Find People
https://www.giveto.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Giving
http://www.provost.pitt.edu/in...External Subdomain Academic Calendar
https://www.chancellor.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Office of the Chancellor
/about/general-infoConsumer Information/Student Achievement
/prospective-studentsText duplicate Prospective Students
https://www.pitt.edu/studentsText duplicate Students
https://www.pitt.edu/parentsText duplicate Parents
https://www.pitt.edu/alumniText duplicate Alumni
https://www.pitt.edu/facultyText duplicate Faculty
https://www.pitt.edu/staffText duplicate Staff
http://www.as.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Arts & Sciences
https://www.business.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Business
https://sci.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Computing & Information
http://www.dental.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Dental Medicine
http://www.education.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Education
http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Engineering
https://www.cgs.pitt.edu/External Subdomain General Studies
http://www.shrs.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Health & Rehab
http://www.honorscollege.pitt....External Subdomain Honors College
http://www.law.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Law
https://www.medschool.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Medicine
http://www.nursing.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Nursing
http://www.pharmacy.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Pharmacy
http://www.gspia.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Public & Intl Affairs
http://www.publichealth.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Public Health
https://www.socialwork.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Social Work
http://www.upb.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Bradford
http://www.greensburg.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Greensburg
https://www.johnstown.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Johnstown
https://www.upt.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Titusville
https://www.join.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Careers
https://cfopitt.taleo.net/care...External Subdomain Faculty Positions
https://cfopitt.taleo.net/care...External Subdomain Staff Positions
http://www.hr.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Human Resources
http://www.diversity.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Diversity
http://www.pittuniversitystore...External The University Store on Fifth
https://www.at.pitt.edu/External Subdomain @Pitt
http://www.utimes.pitt.edu/External Subdomain University Times
https://www.library.pitt.edu/h...External Subdomain Library Hours
https://www.library.pitt.edu/w...External Subdomain Libraries Overview
https://pittcat.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Search PITTCat
http://www.technology.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Technology
http://www.technology.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Computing Services
http://www.cidde.pitt.edu/External Subdomain Education Services
http://technology.pitt.edu/hel...External Subdomain Help Desk
https://www.diversity.pitt.edu...External Subdomain Accessibility Statement

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.pitt.edu/"
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 (2.05 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 17 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 (44 kB).

HTTP Response Header

cache-controlno-cache, must-revalidate
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
dateThu, 10 Dec 2020 14:27:04 GMT
set-cookie147 Characters

External factors

(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Education/schools. This classification is fine.
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 73,418 referring domains.
This page has 7,476,183 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 52,751 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
# This file is to prevent the crawling and indexing of certain parts
# of your site by web crawlers and spiders run by sites like Yahoo!
# and Google. By telling these "robots" where not to go on your site,
# you save bandwidth and server resources.
# This file will be ignored unless it is at the root of your host:
# Used:    http://example.com/robots.txt
# Ignored: http://example.com/site/robots.txt
# For more information about the robots.txt standard, see:
# http://www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html
# For syntax checking, see:
# http://www.frobee.com/robots-txt-check

User-agent: *
Crawl-delay: 10
# Directories
Disallow: /includes/
Disallow: /misc/
Disallow: /modules/
Disallow: /profiles/
Disallow: /scripts/
Disallow: /themes/

Disallow: /nextgen/
Disallow: /pittmag/
Disallow: /cal/
Disallow: /pittatwork/

Disallow: /blocks/

# Files
Disallow: /CHANGELOG.txt
Disallow: /cron.php
Disallow: /INSTALL.mysql.txt
Disallow: /INSTALL.pgsql.txt
Disallow: /INSTALL.sqlite.txt
Disallow: /install.php
Disallow: /INSTALL.txt
Disallow: /LICENSE.txt
Disallow: /MAINTAINERS.txt
Disallow: /update.php
Disallow: /UPGRADE.txt
Disallow: /xmlrpc.php
# Paths (clean URLs)
Disallow: /admin/
Disallow: /comment/reply/
Disallow: /filter/tips/
Disallow: /node/add/
Disallow: /search/
Disallow: /user/register/
Disallow: /user/password/
Disallow: /user/login/
Disallow: /user/logout/
# Paths (no clean URLs)
Disallow: /?q=admin/
Disallow: /?q=comment/reply/
Disallow: /?q=filter/tips/
Disallow: /?q=node/add/
Disallow: /?q=search/
Disallow: /?q=user/password/
Disallow: /?q=user/register/
Disallow: /?q=user/login/
Disallow: /?q=user/logout/

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

Home | University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh is among the nation's most distinguished comprehensive universities, with a wide variety of high-quality programs in both the arts and sciences and professional fields.

Most important keywords

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

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Arts Sciences46%Check
Health Sciences43%Check

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