Usda.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
74% 
Page structure
43% 
Link structure
90% 
Server
67% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.88 s
File size
39.10 kB
Words
451
Media files
25
Number of links
74 internal / 28 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
USDA
The page title is too short. (57 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
The page title is only one word.
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)
https://www.usda.gov/
There is a valid canonical link 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)
The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

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google-site-verificationqUN2GJfA5CL2sBzEQEtHGaF7tScF8afQLCP2MfqO5YA
GeneratorDrupal 8 (https://www.drupal.org)
MobileOptimizedwidth
HandheldFriendlytrue
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
langen
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
There are only 451 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
23.7% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
5 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 11.89 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 4 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)
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.

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Home
The H1 heading contains the words Home! Use important keywords instead.
The H1 heading consists of only one word. There should be more information given.
The H1 heading is too short (4 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Home
H2 Main navigation
H2 Utility navigation
H2 Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2
H2 Trending Topics
H2 The Economy with Larry Kudlow
H2 Featured
H2 USDA in Action
H2 Main navigation - Footer
H2 Footer navigation
H3 Seafood Trade Relief Program
H3 AskUSDA
H3 Disaster Resources
H3 Tell Sonny
H3 Farmers.gov
H3 Wildfires
H3 Choose MyPlate
H3 Census of Agriculture
H3 Sign Up for Updates
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 (28) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.usda.gov/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.usda.gov/U.S. Department of Agriculture
A-TITLE Home
https://www.usda.gov/Home
https://www.usda.gov/topicsTopics
/topics/animalsAnimals
/topics/biotechnologyBiotechnology
https://www.usda.gov/broadbandBroadband
/topics/climate-solutionsClimate Solutions
/topics/conservationConservation
https://www.usda.gov/coronavirusCoronavirus
https://www.usda.gov/topics/dataData
/topics/disasterDisaster
/topics/farmingFarming
/topics/food-and-nutritionFood and Nutrition
/topics/forestryForestry
/topics/health-and-safetyHealth and Safety
/topics/opioidsOpioids
/topics/organicOrganic
/topics/plantsPlants
/topics/recreationRecreation
/topics/research-and-scienceResearch and Science
https://www.usda.gov/topics/ruralRural
https://www.usda.gov/topics/tradeTrade
https://www.usda.gov/our-agencyOur Agency
/our-agency/about-usdaAbout USDA
/our-agency/agenciesAgencies
/our-agency/careersCareers
/our-agency/employee-servicesEmployee Services
https://www.usda.gov/farmbillFarm Bill
/our-agency/initiativesInitiatives
A-TITLE Initiatives and Highlighted Programs from across the department.
/our-agency/reorganizing-usdaReorganizing USDA
/our-agency/staff-officesStaff Offices
https://www.usda.gov/mediaMedia
/media/agency-news-releasesAgency News Releases
/media/agency-reportsAgency Reports
https://www.usda.gov/media/blogBlog
/media/digitalDigital
/media/press-releasesPress Releases
https://www.usda.gov/media/radioRadio
A-TITLE Latest Radio news from daily newsline and weekly features
https://www.usda.gov/glossaryGlossary
https://ask.usda.gov/s/?utm_so...External Subdomain AskUSDA
https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/...External Subdomain Recalls
https://ask.usda.gov/s/contact...External Subdomain Contact Us
https://www.usda.gov/coronavirusNew window Learn More
https://www.farmers.gov/cfapExternal Text duplicate Learn More
https://nchfp.uga.edu/publicat...External Canning
https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/...External Subdomain SNAP
https://www.farmers.gov/cfapExternal CFAP
/topics/farming/grants-and-loansLoans and Grants
/our-agency/careersJobs
https://www.farmers.gov/SeafoodExternal Seafood Trade Relief Program Learn how fishermen and lobstermen can sign-up for relief.
IMG-ALT Farmers.gov icon
https://ask.usda.gov/s/?utm_ca...External Subdomain AskUSDA Get answers to your questions and learn more about USDA topics.
IMG-ALT AskUSDA icon
/topics/disasterDisaster Resources Learn how to prepare, recover, and help build long-term resilience.
IMG-ALT disaster icon
https://www.usda.gov/tellsonnyTell Sonny Secretary Sonny Perdue wants to hear from you about USDA's customer service.
IMG-ALT Media icon
https://www.usda.gov/sonnysideText duplicate Learn More
https://www.farmers.gov/External IMG-ALT woman holding tomatoes
https://www.farmers.gov/External Farmers.gov
https://www.fs.usda.gov/External Subdomain IMG-ALT firefighter
https://www.fs.usda.gov/External Subdomain Wildfires
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/External IMG-ALT fruits and vegetables
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/External Choose MyPlate
https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/External Subdomain IMG-ALT farmers holding a vegetable
https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/External Subdomain Census of Agriculture
/media/blog/2020/11/12/countdo...IMG-ALT Turkey in oven
/media/blog/2020/11/12/countdo...Countdown to a Food-Safe Thanksgiving Day - FAQs
/media/blog/2020/11/10/montana...IMG-ALT Jessianne Castle of USDA APHIS Wildlife Services with her horse, Thyme
/media/blog/2020/11/10/montana...Montana Range Riding Aids Ranchers, Mitigates Conflicts
/media/blog/2020/11/09/usda-lo...IMG-ALT Radish grown in rural Alaska at Pilgrim Hot Springs
/media/blog/2020/11/09/usda-lo...USDA Looks to Conservation Finance to Deliver More Working Lands Conservation
/media/blog/2020/11/09/nrcs-sh...IMG-ALT Soil profile of Ensenada Grande soils
/media/blog/2020/11/09/nrcs-sh...NRCS Shares Soil Science through International Engagement
https://www.usda.gov/Text duplicate Home
https://www.usda.gov/topicsText duplicate Topics
https://www.usda.gov/our-agencyText duplicate Our Agency
https://www.usda.gov/mediaText duplicate Media
https://www.usda.gov/sitemapSite Map
/policies-and-linksPolicies and Links
/our-agency/about-usda/perform...Our Performance
/our-agency/careersText duplicate Careers
/oig/forms/contractor-fraudReport Fraud on USDA Contracts
https://www.usda.gov/oig/Visit OIG
/plain-writingPlain Writing
https://www.usda.gov/openOpen
https://www.dm.usda.gov/foia/External Subdomain FOIA
/accessibility-statementAccessibility Statement
/privacy-policyPrivacy Policy
/non-discrimination-statementNon-Discrimination Statement
/oascr/civil-rights-statementsAnti-Harassment Policy
https://www.ocio.usda.gov/poli...External Subdomain Information Quality
https://www.usa.gov/External USA.gov
https://www.whitehouse.gov/External WhiteHouse.gov
/federal-web-site-inventoryeGov
https://www.usda.gov/nofearNo FEAR Act Data
https://visitor.r20.constantco...New window External Subscribe
https://www.usda.gov/Text duplicate U.S. Department of Agriculture
A-TITLE Home
https://www.twitter.com/usda/External USDA on Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/usda/External USDA on Facebook
https://visitor.r20.constantco...External USDA Constant Contact
https://www.instagram.com/usda...External USDA on Instagram
https://flickr.com/usdagovExternal USDA on Flickr
https://www.youtube.com/usda/External USDA on Youtube
https://www.usda.gov/rss-feedsUSDA RSS

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.usda.gov/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.88 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 4 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
This website only loads 3 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (39 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
serverApache/2.4.6 (CentOS) OpenSSL/1.0.2k-fips
x-content-type-optionsnosniff
x-content-type-optionsnosniff
link<https://www.usda.gov/>; rel="shortlink", <https://www.usda.gov/>; rel="canonical"
x-ua-compatibleIE=edge
content-languageen
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
x-generatorDrupal 8 (https://www.drupal.org)
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
x-varnish9872637
accept-rangesbytes
content-encodinggzip
strict-transport-securitymax-age=31536000;
content-length12005
cache-controlprivate, no-cache, must-revalidate
expiresSat, 14 Nov 2020 20:49:35 GMT
dateSat, 14 Nov 2020 20:49:35 GMT
connectionclose
varyAccept-Encoding
content-security-policyupgrade-insecure-requests;
x-content-security-policyupgrade-insecure-requests;
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.0

External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Government. This classification is fine.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 213,673 referring domains.
This website has 77,970,403 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 114,924 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.

Robots.txt

#
# 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

User-agent: *
# CSS, JS, Images
Allow: /core/*.css$
Allow: /core/*.css?
Allow: /core/*.js$
Allow: /core/*.js?
Allow: /core/*.gif
Allow: /core/*.jpg
Allow: /core/*.jpeg
Allow: /core/*.png
Allow: /core/*.svg
Allow: /profiles/*.css$
Allow: /profiles/*.css?
Allow: /profiles/*.js$
Allow: /profiles/*.js?
Allow: /profiles/*.gif
Allow: /profiles/*.jpg
Allow: /profiles/*.jpeg
Allow: /profiles/*.png
Allow: /profiles/*.svg
# Directories
Disallow: /core/
Disallow: /profiles/
# Files
Disallow: /README.txt
Disallow: /web.config
# 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: /index.php/admin/
Disallow: /index.php/comment/reply/
Disallow: /index.php/filter/tips
Disallow: /index.php/node/add/
Disallow: /index.php/search/
Disallow: /index.php/user/password/
Disallow: /index.php/user/register/
Disallow: /index.php/user/login/
Disallow: /index.php/user/logout/

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
4,128

Only the data for the given URL is shown. We cannot determine the social actions for a linked fan page.

Search preview

www.usda.gov
USDA

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
USDA74%Check
gov58%Check
navigation43%Check
Footer43%Check
Program43%Check
Food43%Check
main43%Check
Coronavirus43%Check
resources43%Check
farmers42%Check

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