Theamericanscholar.org - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
78% 
Page quality
43% 
Page structure
58% 
Link structure
67% 
Server
46% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.66 s
File size
67.30 kB
Words
548
Media files
24
Number of links
99 internal / 14 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
The American Scholar, the magazine of the Phi Beta Kappa Society
The page title should be shorter than 580 pixels. It is 606 pixels long. Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
A lively forum about literature, the arts and sciences, history, society, politics, and public affairs.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (585 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
Crawlability
(Critically important)
The rules specified in the robots.txt file do not allow the access for the googlebot.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://theamericanscholar.org/
There is a valid canonical link specified.
Language
(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 prev meta tag on this page.
Rel next URL https://theamericanscholar.org/page/2/
The rel next and prev tags are set correctly.
Domain
(Somewhat important)
The domain name is very long.
The domain is no subdomain.
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)
The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
Words from the H1 heading are not used in the page content.
The average number of words per sentence of 31.33 words is high.
This page contains 548 words. That's ok.
22.3% of the text are stop words.
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.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website loads 19 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 11 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
1 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.
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

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.../static/images/american-scholar-logo.svgThe American Scholar Logo
...uploads/2020/10/runningshoes-750x394.jpgHow to Live With Dying
...oads/2020/10/ep28spookypants-750x419.pngIn Search of the Good Death
...ontent/uploads/2020/10/aip_7-750x419.pngA Conversation with Claude Grunitzky
...uploads/2020/10/clellan10-21-750x394.jpgHouse of English
...uploads/2020/10/creepy-house-750x394.jpgSkeletons in the Closet
...uploads/2018/10/rmap—bishopy-750x419.png“Sonnet” by Elizabeth Bishop
...t/uploads/2020/10/jamesbeard-750x394.jpgA Pioneering Appetite
...content/uploads/2020/10/OUAT-750x394.jpgGangsters in Love
...ploads/2020/10/ep150a-spooky-750x419.pngDo You Believe in Magic?
.../uploads/2020/10/vienna-tram-750x394.jpgVerifiable Truths
...m/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2ndLook.jpg2nd Look
...content/uploads/2017/10/smarty_blues.pngSmarty Pants Podcast
...content/uploads/2017/10/smarty_blues.pngSmarty Pants Podcast
...content/uploads/2019/04/book-club-ad.pngMeet The American Scholar's online book club.
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...tent/uploads/2020/08/aut2020-295x433.jpgCurrent Issue Cover
...uploads/2020/08/WIPQuestions-750x394.jpgThe Ethics of Consent
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...content/uploads/2020/08/Gee1-750x394.jpgA Mind on Fire
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Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
How to Live With Dying
The H1 heading is perfect.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 54 headings on the page. The amount of headings should be in a more proper relation to the amount of text.

Heading structure

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H1 How to Live With Dying
H2 Current Issue
H2 Shelf Life
H3 In Search of the Good Death
H3 A Conversation with Claude Grunitzky
H3 House of English
H3 Skeletons in the Closet
H3 “Sonnet” by Elizabeth Bishop
H3 A Pioneering Appetite
H3 Gangsters in Love
H3 Do You Believe in Magic?
H3 Verifiable Truths
H3 Going Viral
H3 The Ethics of Consent
H3 Admired and Abhorred
H3 A Mind on Fire
H3 Beneath the Powdered Wig
H3 Varieties of Experience
H3 A Writer by Nature
H4 Spotlight
H4 Smarty Pants Podcast
H4 Americans in Paris Podcast
H4 Asturias Days
H4 The Guest List
H4 Read Me a Poem
H4 Book Reviews
H4 Talking Pictures
H4 Smarty Pants Podcast Duplicate text
H4 Book Reviews Duplicate text
H4 THIS WEEK'S ARCHIVE PICK
H4 Newsletter
H4 Advertisement
H4 Works in Progress
H4 Book Reviews Duplicate text
H4 Book Essay
H4 Book Reviews Duplicate text
H4 Book Reviews Duplicate text
H5 by John Kaag | Saturday, October 24, 2020
H5 by Stephanie Bastek | Friday, October 23, 2020
H5 by Thomas Chatterton Williams | Thursday, October 22, 2020
H5 by Clellan Coe | Wednesday, October 21, 2020
H5 by Amanda Parrish Morgan | Tuesday, October 20, 2020
H5 by Amanda Holmes | Tuesday, October 20, 2020
H5 by Anne Matthews | Monday, October 19, 2020
H5 by David Lehman | Saturday, October 17, 2020
H5 by Stephanie Bastek | Friday, October 16, 2020
H5 by Gary Saul Morson | Thursday, October 15, 2020
H5 by Priscilla Long
H5 by Harriet A. Washington
H5 by Steven G. Kellman
H5 by Sam Gee
H5 by Nancy Isenberg
H5 by T. M. Luhrmann
H5 By
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The amount of internal links is ok.
All internal links don't have dynamic parameters.
There are 14 external links on this page.
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/contact-usContact Us
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/advertisingAdvertise
/subscribe/Subscribe
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Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://theamericanscholar.org/"
HTTP header
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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 0.66 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 11 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 19 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (67 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This website is not listed on the Shallalist.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 4,824 referring domains.
This website has 1,013,504 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 3,754 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.

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Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
1,263

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Search preview

theamericanscholar.org
The American Scholar, the magazine of the Phi Beta Kappa Society
A lively forum about literature, the arts and sciences, history, society, politics, and public affairs.

Most important keywords

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