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Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
0.74 s
File size
125.90 kB
Media files
Number of links
90 internal / 4 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
USC Upstate | University of South Carolina Upstate
The length of the page title is perfect. (462 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is missing.
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
There is a valid canonical link 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
robotsindex, follow, max-image-preview:large, max-snippet:-1, max-video-preview:-1
generatorSite Kit by Google 1.128.0
og:titleUSC Upstate | University of South Carolina Upstate
og:descriptionExplore your passions. Find your path. Technology. Science. Arts. Education. We’ve got it all. With more than 50 majors, programs, and pre-professional programs to choose from, you can chart a […]
og:site_nameUSC Upstate | University of South Carolina Upstate

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Page quality

(Critically important)
Words from the H1 heading are not used in the page content.
This page contains 507 words. That's ok.
30.6% 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.
6 paragraphs were found on this page.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 11.41 words is good.
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1" 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 10 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
8 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.

Media list

URLAlt attributeTitle
.../themes/uscupstate/assets/svg/search.svgSearch USC Upstate
.../themes/uscupstate/assets/svg/search.svgSearch USC Upstate
...e/assets/svg/dropdown-chevron-spring.svgExplore Page
...s/2024/04/Health-Education-Complex-1.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...SC-Upstate-Graduation-118-1-1024x982.jpgA student and family member at graduation
...uploads/2024/05/uscupstate-bound-640.jpgNo alt attribute provided
.../Homepage-Stats-StudentsWithTeacher.jpegNo alt attribute provided
/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/bubble-ball.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...2023/08/Homepage-Stats-StudentsStudy.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...ardin-teaching-fellows-2022-1024x683.jpgAssistant Professor Brooke Hardin speaks at a podium
/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/CPED-logo.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...4/nursing-graduates-hugging-1024x576.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...t/uploads/2023/12/IMG_6965-768x512-1.jpgDr. Russell Booker speaks at a podium
/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Gruesome.jpgTwo actors on stage
...Homepage-MediaSlider-Students-scaled.jpgUSC Upstate students downtown Spartanburg
...boretum-20-059-scaled-e1696874492353.jpgA group of students sitting
...anburg2018-044-scaled-e1696874512360.jpgThree students sitting
...tent/uploads/2023/10/312A1794-scaled.jpgA student holding a robot family standing in front of a sign
...42393999_e28e868cac_o-e1696874415741.jpgThe USC Upstate Gospel Choir performing on stage
...3/10/53238675103_d6a0e8b4ca_o-scaled.jpgCrowd at outdoor basketball game
...39407001_63502cb28d_o-e1696874577268.jpgStudents on a carnival ride
...OR_BLK_Upstate_Logo-1-e1698410030138.pngNo alt attribute provided
Video URLWidthHeight

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Reach Greater Heights
The H1 heading is perfect.
The structure of headings is missing one or more levels. Do not skip heading levels.
Some headings do not have any content.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Reach Greater Heights
H2 Explore your passions. Find your path.
H2 Learn. Explore. Achieve. Repeat.
H2 Tuition and Aid
H2 Reach for the stars. We’ll help you get there.
H2 Welcome Admitted Students
H2 News
H3 I am looking for
H3 Empty heading
H3 a different experience.
H3 a place where I belong.
H3 some financial assistance.
H5 Click on plus button at the bottom of this block to create a new pathway card.
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 4 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text Subdomain Request Info
/spartanhub/SpartanHub site-logo
/student-experience/Student Experience the University
/about/campus-maps/Campus Maps
/about/campus-resources/Campus Resources
/about/faculty-governance/Faculty Governance
/about/fast-facts/Fast Facts
/about/office-of-the-chancellor/Office of the Chancellor
/about/our-locations/Our Locations
/about/university-advancement/University Advancement
/about/upstate-magazine/Upstate Magazine duplicate Academics at USC Upstate
/academic-calendar/Academic Calendar
/academics/academic-centers-an...Academic Centers and Services & Programs Colleges
/academics/greenville-campus/Greenville Campus
/academics/upstate-online/Upstate Online
/academics/continuing-educatio...Continuing Education
/academics/study-abroad/Study Abroad
/admissions/Text duplicate Admissions
/admissions/Admissions Overview
/admissions/first-year-students/First-Year Students
/admissions/online-students/Online Students
/admissions/transfer-student/Transfer Student
/admissions/international-stud...International Students
/admissions/non-degree-seeking/Non-Degree Seeking
/admissions/adult-learners/Adult Learners
/admissions/admissions-resources/Admissions Resources
/tuition-and-financial-aid/Financial Aid
/tuition-and-financial-aid/Financial Aid Overview
/tuition-and-financial-aid/tui...Tuition and Fees
/tuition-and-financial-aid/stu...Student Financial Literacy
/tuition-and-financial-aid/cos...Cost of Attendance
/student-experience/Student Life
/student-experience/Explore the Student Experience
/student-experience/campus-and...Campus and Facilities
/student-experience/get-involved/Get Involved
/student-experience/housing-an...Housing and Residential Life
/student-experience/student-se...Student Services & Resources Index
https://upitsis2.uscupstate.ed...External Subdomain People Directory Your Major
/admissions/visit-campus/Explore Upstate
/student-experience/get-involved/Get involved
/tuition-and-financial-aid/Explore possibilities
/admissions/visit-campus/Our Campus
/about/community/Our Community window External Our Athletics Alumni
/tuition-and-financial-aid/Financial aid
/tuition-and-financial-aid/tui...Tuition and fees
/admissions/orientation/Learn More duplicate About
/student-experience/get-involved/Text duplicate Learn More
/about/fast-facts/Text duplicate Learn More all news
/usc-upstate-teaching-fellows-...USC Upstate Teaching Fellows reaches cohort maximum for the first time
IMG-ALT Assistant Professor Brooke Hardin speaks at a podium
/usc-upstate-joins-carnegie-pr...USC Upstate Joins Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate
/side-by-side-family-of-two-pr...Side by Side: ‘Family of two’ prepare to graduate together
/dr-russell-booker-to-receive-...Dr. Russell Booker to Receive Honorary Degree at USC Upstate Commencement C…
IMG-ALT Dr. Russell Booker speaks at a podium
/usc-upstate-theatre-receives-...USC Upstate Theatre Receives National Honors
IMG-ALT Two actors on stage duplicate About duplicate Admissions duplicate Academics
/student-experienceText duplicate Student Life
/tuition-and-financial-aid/Text duplicate Financial Aid
/about/upstate-magazine/Text duplicate Upstate Magazine
/admissions/visit-campus/Text duplicate Visit Subdomain Text duplicate Request Info duplicate Give duplicate Apply
/spartanhub/Text duplicate SpartanHub
/employment/Text duplicate Employment
/policies-and-procedures/Policies and Procedures
/civil-rights-title-ix/Civil Rights & Title IX

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to ""
HTTP header
The X-powered header is sent within the response header. (unnecessary)
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.74 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.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (126 kB).

HTTP Response Header

dateSat, 15 Jun 2024 05:28:20 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
x-powered-byWP Engine
link<>; rel=""
cache-controlmax-age=10800, must-revalidate
x-cacheHIT: 28
alt-svch3=":443"; ma=86400

External factors

(Nice to have)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 2,515 referring domains.
This page has 50,652 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 1,260 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 2908 shares and comments on Facebook.

Links from Wikipedia

No links from Wikipedia were found.


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Most important keywords

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