Research.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
75% 
Page quality
38% 
Page structure
79% 
Link structure
100% 
Server
24% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
6.44 s
File size
18.50 kB
Words
150
Media files
1
Number of links
15 internal / 9 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Research.gov - Homepage
The domain is used in the page's title.
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
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

NameValue
dc.titleResearch.gov - Homepage
http-equivContent-Type
contenttext/html; charset=UTF-8
dc.descriptionResearch.gov is a partnership of Federal, research-oriented grant making agencies with a shared vision of increasing customer service for applicants while streamlining and standardizing processes amongst partner agencies.
dc.creatorNational Science Foundation, NSF
dc.date.created2010-01-15
dc.languageEN-US
dc.keywordsNational Science Foundation, NSF, Research.gov, research
dc.date.reviewed2010-09-15
WT.seg_1Not Registered/Logged In
langen
X-UA-CompatibleIE=Edge
Content-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
Content-Script-Typetext/javascript

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
There are only 150 words on this page. Use at least 250 words to provide useful information.
No paragraphs were detected.
11.3% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No viewpoint tag is provided.
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 10 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 6 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
..._Banner_doc_upload_v5--rgov-1200X200.jpgPicture of the announcement about how to learn how to deposit publications in the NSF Public Access Repository.

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
There is no H1 heading specified.
Headings
(Important)
The structure of headings is missing one or more levels. Do not skip heading levels.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H2 Prepare & Submit Proposals
H2 Proposal/ Panel Review
H2 Awards & Reporting
H2 Fellowships & Honorary Awards
H2 Manage Financials
H2 Administration
H4 NSF Award Highlights
The number of internal links is ok.
Every linktext is unique.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
All internal links are not using dynamic parameters.
There are 9 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
/common/attachment/Desktop/pub...IMG-ALT Picture of the announcement about how to learn how to deposit publications in the NSF Public Access Repository.
A-TITLE PublicAccessVideo
/proposalprep/Letters of Intent and Proposals
https://web.demo.research.gov/...External Subdomain Anchor Demo Site: Prepare Proposals
/gapps-web/gapps/searchResultsCheck Proposal Status
https://fastlane.nsf.gov/jsp/h...New window External Subdomain Proposal Review
A-TITLE Log in to FastLane for access to reviewer information, review preparation, view/download/save/print proposal, and create CD at NSF.
https://meetings.nsf.gov/jsp/h...New window External Subdomain Panelist Functions
A-TITLE Log in to FastLane for access to panel review, the Interactive Panel System, the Travel and Reimbursement System, and panelist personal information.
/rppr-web/Project Reports
/research-web/content/rpprdemo...New window Demo Site: Project Reports
A-TITLE Link to Demo Site: Project Reports
https://www.research.gov/nr-web/Subdomain Notifications & Requests
https://identity.research.gov/...External Subdomain Deposit Public Access Publication
/award-documents-web/Award Documents
/proposalprep/New window Subdomain Anchor Supplemental Funding Requests
A-TITLE Link to Supplemental Funding Requests
https://web.demo.research.gov/...New window External Subdomain Anchor Demo Site: Supplement Funding Requests
A-TITLE Link to Demo Site: Supplemental Funding Requests
/orgreports-web/searchContinuing Grant Increments Reports
/grfp/Login.doNew window Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
A-TITLE Go to FastLane to submit a Fellowship application or reference, manage Fellowships, view GRFP awardees, and access other GRFP functions.
https://www.nsf.gov/awards/pre...New window External Subdomain Honorary Awards
A-TITLE Go to FastLane to learn about and nominate colleagues for Honorary Awards such as: Alan T. Waterman, National Medal of Science, Vannevar Bush Award, and the ...
https://apps.research.gov/mana...New window External Subdomain Manage Reference Letters (Writers)
A-TITLE Link to Manage Reference Letters (Writers)
/acms-web/Submit or manage payment transactions
/research-web/content/aboutacmsMore about ACM$
/research-web/content/programi...Program Income Reporting
/research-web/content/aboutibMore about Individual Banking
A-TITLE Link to Individual Banking
/accountmgmt/User Management
https://par.nsf.gov/New window External Subdomain Explore Scholarly publications in the NSF Public Access Repository (NSF-PAR)
https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/External Subdomain Search awards going back to 1994

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.research.gov/research-web/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is very slow (6.44 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 10 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 (19 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateFri, 12 Apr 2024 03:44:34 GMT
content-typetext/html;charset=UTF-8
connectionclose
servernginx/1.21.6
set-cookie81 Characters
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x-content-type-optionsnosniff
x-xss-protection1; mode=block
cache-controlno-cache, no-store, max-age=0, must-revalidate
pragmano-cache
expires0
x-frame-optionsDENY
content-languageen
strict-transport-securitymax-age=-395883874; includeSubDomains
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(Nice to have)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 130 referring domains.
This page has 17,951 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 117 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 0 shares and comments on Facebook.

Search preview

www.research.gov › research-web
Research.gov - Homepage

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Research58%Check
Awards43%Check
Proposal43%Check
Honorary Awards42%Check
NSF40%Check
Submit38%Check
Proposals38%Check
Manage38%Check
Prepare38%Check
Review38%Check

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