Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
1.48 s
File size
66.60 kB
Media files
Number of links
60 internal / 77 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
The University of Alabama
The length of the page title is perfect. (239 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Official Web Site of The University of Alabama. Founded in 1831 as the state's flagship university, UA is a student-centered research university and academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.
The meta description is too long: 1506 pixels from max. 1000 pixels.
(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)
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

viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
descriptionOfficial Web Site of The University of Alabama. Founded in 1831 as the state's flagship university, UA is a student-centered research university and academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.
og:titleThe University of Alabama

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Page quality

(Critically important)
Words from the H1 heading are not used in the page content.
Only 1 paragraph/s was/were found on this page.
This page contains 526 words. That's ok.
19.2% 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.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 19 words is good.
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 5 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 11 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.

Media list

URLAlt attributeTitle
/img/dei_summer_events1920.jpgstudents holding candles
/img/aerial_campus01_1920.jpgaerial image of Denny Chimes & Quad
/img/tide_together01_1920.jpgimage of campus building
/img/researchlab46_1920.jpgimage of printed PPE
/img/campus_stock-blur01_1920.jpgBlurred image of campus
https://www.ua.edu/img/campus36_1920.jpgstudent looking into telescope
/assets/img/ua-square-logo-100x100.pngThe University of Alabama
https://www.ua.edu/img/faculty44_800.jpgProfessor writing on chalkboard
/img/researchlab48_400.jpgStudent in research lab
https://www.ua.edu/img/mba10_400.jpgGraduate student infront of Culverhouse School of Business.
/img/familyweekend01_400.jpgParents and child smiling.
...3029_MW_campus_beauty_001-35-300x200.jpgDenny Chimes
...3001_MW_0055_esports_promo-1-800x450.jpgStudents focused on computer screens
...ploads/2020/06/Model-UN-Team-768x512.jpgUA Model UN team group photo
...19/09/Cicada4-e1569014989822-300x169.jpgAdult circada emerging from nymph shell
https://www.ua.edu/img/faculty03_400.jpgVideo camera focused on student.
https://www.ua.edu/img/covid-bannerStudent giving lecture.
/img/dennychimes08_400.jpgDenny Chimes
https://www.ua.edu/img/faculty28_400.jpgHealthcare provider
/assets/img/ua-square-logo-65x65.pngThe University of Alabama

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
The University of Alabama Homepage
The H1 heading is perfect.
There are 27 headings on the page. The amount of headings should be in a more proper relation to the amount of text.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 The University of Alabama Homepage
H2 Carousel content with 5 slides.
H2 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
H2 UA Tribute to the Class of 2020
H2 Tide Together Student Support Fund
H2 UA Kick-Starts Six Projects Related to COVID-19
H2 UA COVID-19 Coronavirus Info
H2 Take A 360 Tour Of UA
H2 Latest NewsMORE NEWS
H3 Information for…
H3 Where Legends Are Made
H3 Undergraduate Majors
H3 Graduate Programs
H3 Parent and Family Programs
H3 UA Releases Evolving Plan for Return to Full Operations
H3 Growing UA Esports Club Connected Even Away from Campus
H3 UA's Model UN Team, Members Ranked Among the Best
H3 After Two Decades in the Earth, Millions of Cicadas Arise
H3 UA News Center
H3 Covid-19 Coronavirus Info
H3 Quick Facts
H3 Health & Wellness
H4 Colleges and Schools
H4 Administration
H4 Resources
H4 Safety
H4 Help
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The amount of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
All internal links don't have dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (77) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://healthinfo.ua.edu/External healthinfo.ua.edu
https://www.ua.edu/Anchor Skip to content
https://www.ua.edu/facultystaffFaculty & Staff
http://giving.ua.edu/External Give
http://gobama.ua.edu/visits/External Tour
http://jobs.ua.edu/External Careers
http://mybama.ua.edu/External myBama
https://www.ua.edu/siteA-Z Index
https://www.ua.edu/socialSocial Media
https://www.ua.edu/mapCampus Map
https://ualearn.blackboard.com...External Subdomain Blackboard
http://www.lib.ua.edu/External Libraries
http://oit.ua.edu/External Technology
https://www.ua.edu/The University of Alabama
A-TITLE The University of Alabama
https://www.ua.edu/applyText duplicate Apply
http://giving.ua.edu/External Text duplicate Give
http://gobama.ua.edu/visits/External Text duplicate Tour
http://mybama.ua.edu/External Text duplicate myBama
https://www.ua.edu/siteText duplicate A-Z Index
https://www.ua.edu/socialText duplicate Social Media
https://www.ua.edu/directoryText duplicate Directory
https://www.ua.edu/mapText duplicate Campus Map
https://www.ua.edu/newsText duplicate News
https://www.ua.edu/eventsText duplicate Events
http://jobs.ua.edu/External Text duplicate Careers
https://ualearn.blackboard.com...External Subdomain Text duplicate Blackboard
http://www.lib.ua.edu/External Text duplicate Libraries
http://oit.ua.edu/External Text duplicate Technology
https://www.ua.edu/campuslifeCampus Life
https://www.ua.edu/studentsText duplicate Students
https://www.ua.edu/facultystaffText duplicate Faculty & Staff
https://www.ua.edu/alumniText duplicate Alumni
https://www.ua.edu/visitorsText duplicate Visitors
https://www.facebook.com/Unive...External Facebook
A-TITLE Facebook
https://www.twitter.com/UofAla...External Twitter
A-TITLE Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/univ...External Instagram
A-TITLE Instagram
A-TITLE Snapchat
https://www.youtube.com/univer...External YouTube
https://vimeo.com/universityof...External Vimeo
https://www.linkedin.com/schoo...External LinkedIn
A-TITLE LinkedIn
http://itunes.ua.edu/External iTunesU
https://diversity.ua.edu/june-...External Diversity, Equity and Inclusion View June Events
https://diversity.ua.edu/june-...External View June Events
https://youtu.be/EdGM-FRODAwExternal UA Tribute to the Class of 2020 Watch Our Story
https://youtu.be/EdGM-FRODAwExternal Watch Our Story
https://give.ua.edu/tidetogetherExternal Tide Together Student Support Fund Provide assistance to students impacted by COVID-19
/news/2020/05/ua-kick-starts-s...UA Kick-Starts Six Projects Related to COVID-19
https://healthinfo.ua.edu/External UA COVID-19 Coronavirus Info healthinfo.ua.edu
https://healthinfo.ua.edu/External Text duplicate healthinfo.ua.edu
https://youtu.be/bRY4NLTRCNUExternal Take A 360 Tour Of UA Virtual Tour
https://youtu.be/bRY4NLTRCNUExternal Virtual Tour
https://www.ua.edu/Anchor Previous
https://www.ua.edu/Anchor Next
https://www.ua.edu/legendsWhere Legends Are Made
https://catalog.ua.edu/programs/External Anchor Undergraduate Majors
https://graduate.ua.edu/academ...External Graduate Programs
http://parents.sa.ua.edu/External Parent and Family Programs
https://www.ua.edu/newsMORE NEWS
/news/2020/06/ua-releases-evol...UA Releases Evolving Plan for Return to Full Operations
/news/2020/06/growing-ua-espor...Growing UA Esports Club Connected Even Away from Campus
/news/2020/06/uas-model-un-tea...UA's Model UN Team, Members Ranked Among the Best
/news/2020/06/after-two-decade...After Two Decades in the Earth, Millions of Cicadas Arise
https://www.ua.edu/Anchor Text duplicate YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/U...New window External Subscribe
https://www.ua.edu/newsUA News Center
https://healthinfo.ua.edu/External Covid-19 Coronavirus Info
/about/quickfactsQuick Facts
/campuslife/healthHealth & Wellness
http://www.as.ua.edu/External Arts and Sciences
http://www.cis.ua.edu/External Communication & Information Sciences
http://cchs.ua.edu/External Community Health Sciences
http://continuingstudies.ua.edu/External Continuing Studies
http://culverhouse.ua.edu/External Culverhouse College of Business
http://education.ua.edu/External Education
http://eng.ua.edu/External Engineering
http://graduate.ua.edu/External Graduate School
http://honors.ua.edu/External Honors College
http://www.ches.ua.edu/External Human Environmental Sciences
http://www.law.ua.edu/External School of Law
http://nursing.ua.edu/External Nursing
http://socialwork.ua.edu/External Social Work
http://president.ua.edu/External President
http://provost.ua.edu/External Academic Affairs
https://diversity.ua.edu/External Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
http://communityaffairs.ua.edu/External Community Affairs
http://financialaffairs.ua.edu/External Finance and Operations
http://ovpred.ua.edu/External Research & Economic Development
http://strategiccommunications...External Strategic Communications
http://sa.ua.edu/External Student Life
http://giving.ua.edu/External Advancement
http://uasystem.ua.edu/External The University of Alabama System
https://www.ua.edu/mapText duplicate Campus Map
https://www.ua.edu/directoryText duplicate Directory
http://bamabydistance.ua.edu/External Distance Education
http://oit.ua.edu/External Information Technology
http://www.lib.ua.edu/External Text duplicate Libraries
http://museums.ua.edu/External Museums
/about/quickfactsText duplicate Quick Facts
http://police.ua.edu/External University Police
https://police.ua.edu/advisory/External Crime Advisories
http://ready.ua.edu/External Emergency Management
/campuslife/uactReporting (UAct)
/campuslife/safety/Safety & Support
https://www.ua.edu/siteFind Websites
https://www.ua.edu/directoryFind People
https://www.ua.edu/searchSearch UA.edu
https://www.facebook.com/Unive...External Text duplicate Facebook
A-TITLE Facebook
https://www.twitter.com/UofAla...External Text duplicate Twitter
A-TITLE Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/univ...External Text duplicate Instagram
A-TITLE Instagram
https://www.youtube.com/univer...External Text duplicate YouTube
https://vimeo.com/universityof...External Text duplicate Vimeo
https://snapchat.com/add/UofAl...External Text duplicate Snapchat
A-TITLE Snapchat
https://www.linkedin.com/schoo...External Text duplicate LinkedIn
A-TITLE LinkedIn
https://www.ua.edu/copyrightCopyright © 2020
https://www.ua.edu/Text duplicate The University of Alabama
https://www.ua.edu/contactContact UA
http://accessibility.ua.edu/External Accessibility
https://oie.ua.edu/accreditationExternal SACSCOC
https://login.ua.edu/cas/login...External Taskstream
http://eop.ua.edu/External Equal Opportunity
https://www.ua.edu/aboutsiteAbout This Site

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.ua.edu/"
HTTP header
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
The X-powered header is sent within the response header. (unnecessary)
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is slow (1.48 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 6 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 5 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (67 kB).

HTTP Response Header

dateMon, 22 Jun 2020 02:14:57 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8

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 31,526 referring domains.
This website has 2,107,626 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 23,986 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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Disallow: /docs
Disallow: /inc
Disallow: /templates
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Disallow: /academics/catalogs/catalog04
Disallow: /academics/catalogs/catalog06
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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 University of Alabama
Official Web Site of The University of Alabama. Founded in 1831 as the state's flagship university, UA is a student-centered research university and academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.

Most important keywords

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