Virginia.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
100% 
Page quality
77% 
Page structure
49% 
Link structure
73% 
Server
83% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.76 s
File size
43.70 kB
Words
690
Media files
11
Number of links
152 internal / 21 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Home | Virginia.gov
The page title is too short. (177 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The official website of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Learn about Virginia government, contact a state agency, and find the services and resources you need.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (971 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
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)
The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

NameValue
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1
DescriptionThe official website of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Learn about Virginia government, contact a state agency, and find the services and resources you need.
application-nameVirginia.gov
referrerno-referrer-when-downgrade
msapplication-TileColor#2b5797
msapplication-config/media/vagov/assets/ico/browserconfig.xml
theme-color#183055
langen
X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Only 1 paragraph/s was/were found on this page.
The average number of words per sentence of 26 words is high.
This page contains 690 words. That's ok.
14.1% of the text are stop words.
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.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website 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.
This website only loads 2 JavaScript files. That's good!
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 14 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
/media/vagov/assets/img/logo.svgVirginia.gov Logo
...ia/vagov/images/news/virginia-voters.jpgVirginia is for voters sticker
...ov/images/news/vaportal-wine-256x146.jpgVineyard in fall with mountains in background
...agov/images/news/511-virginia-128x71.jpgVirginia highway traffic at night
...images/news/vaportal-pumpkins-128x73.jpgBig orange Virginia Grown pumpkins piled in front of local fruit stand
...mages/news/vaportal-cybersafe-128x73.jpgDrawing of red monster lurking within computer screen
/media/vagov/images/news/gavel-128x80.jpgGavel on a court table
/media/vagov/images/gov-northam-128x74.jpgGovernor Ralph Northam
...ia/vagov/images/ltgov-fairfax-128x74.jpgLieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax
/media/vagov/images/ag-herring-128x74.jpgAttorney General Mark Herring
/media/vagov/assets/img/logo.svgVirginia.gov Logo

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Virginia.gov
Too many H1 headings
The H1 heading is too short (12 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
There are 33 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 Virginia.gov
H1 Welcome to Virginia.gov
H2 How can we help you?
H2 Top Services
H2 Use Your Vote
H2 Services & Resources
H2 Fall is Time for Virginia Wine
H2 Happening in Virginia
H2 Your Government
H2 Commonwealth Calendar
H3 For official, trustworthy answers to your questions about voting and Election Day, Nov. 3, use the Virginia Voter Portal.
H3 Business
H3 Economy
H3 Education
H3 Employment
H3 Environment & Natural Resources
H3 Family & Health
H3 Finance
H3 Government
H3 Licenses
H3 Public Safety
H3 Recreation & Culture
H3 Transportation
H3 Pick a vineyard and explore the extraordinary wines of Virginia.
H3 511 Virginia Traffic Information
H3 Virginia Grown
H3 #BeCyberSmart
H3 Online Court Services
H3 GovernorRalph S. Northam
H3 Lieutenant GovernorJustin E. Fairfax
H3 Attorney GeneralMark R. Herring
H4 State of Emergency
H4 Coronavirus (COVID-19) 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 21 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.governor.virginia....New window External Subdomain Governor
/privacy-policy/Privacy Policy
https://www.virginia.gov/contact/Contact
https://www.virginia.gov/Virginia.gov
IMG-ALT Virginia.gov Logo
/state-government/State Government
/state-government/About
/state-government/business/Business
/state-government/education/Education
/state-government/recreation/Recreation
/local-government/Local Government
/agencies/Agencies
/services/Services & Resources
https://www.virginia.gov/Home
/state-government/Text duplicate State Government
/state-government/Text duplicate About
/state-government/business/Text duplicate Business
/state-government/education/Text duplicate Education
/state-government/recreation/Text duplicate Recreation
/local-government/Text duplicate Local Government
/agencies/Text duplicate Agencies
/services/Text duplicate Services & Resources
/services/business/Text duplicate Business
/services/business/agriculture/Agriculture
/services/business/business-de...Business Development & Expansion Resources
/services/business/business-re...Business Registrations & Certifications
/services/business/employer-re...Employer Resources
/services/business/file-a-comp...File a Complaint
/services/business/professiona...Professional, Occupational & Health Licenses
/services/business/taxes-and-f...Taxes & Finance
/services/economy/Economy
/services/economy/business-dev...Business, Employment & Workforce Development
/services/economy/grants-funds...Grants, Funds & Finance
/services/economy/historic-pre...Historic & Land Preservation
/services/economy/landlords-an...Landlords & Homeowners
/services/economy/regional-dev...Revitalization & Regional Development
/services/economy/tourism/Tourism
/services/economy/housing/Housing
/services/education/Text duplicate Education
/services/education/colleges-a...Colleges & Universities
/services/education/disabilities/Education for People with Disabilities
/services/education/museums-an...Educational Museums & Memorials
/services/education/educator-r...Educator & School Resources
/services/education/legislatio...Higher Education Legislation & Data
/services/education/library-of...Library of Virginia Education Resources
/services/education/paying-for...Paying for Education
/services/education/continuing...Veteran & Continuing Education
/services/employment/Employment
/services/employment/employer-...Text duplicate Employer Resources
/services/employment/find-a-job/Find a Job
/services/employment/healthcar...Healthcare & People with Disabilities
/services/employment/professio...Professional & Occupational
/services/employment/state-emp...State Employees & Veterans
/services/employment/workers-c...Worker's Comp & Unemployment
/services/environment/Environment & Natural Resources
/services/environment/agricult...Agriculture and Animals
/services/environment/environm...Environmental Quality
/services/environment/historic...Historic Preservation, Natural History & Heritage
/services/environment/mines-mi...Mines, Minerals & Energy
/services/environment/parks-an...Trees, Parks & Forests
/services/environment/conserva...Water & Land Conservation
/services/family-and-health/Family & Health
/services/family-and-health/ag...Aging, Rehabilitative & Disability Services
/services/family-and-health/ai...Air Quality, Car Seats & Radon
/services/family-and-health/fo...Food, Alcohol & Tobacco
/services/family-and-health/he...Health Professionals & License Lookup
/services/family-and-health/me...Medicaid & Worker's Compensation
/services/family-and-health/be...Mental & Behavioral Health
/services/family-and-health/so...Social Services & Food Programs
/services/family-and-health/ve...Veterans
/services/family-and-health/vi...Vital & Death Records
/services/finance/Finance
/services/finance/debt-collect...Debt Collection
/services/finance/financial-re...Financial Reports
/services/finance/homeowner-as...Homeowner Assistance
/services/finance/licenses-and...Licenses & Registrations
/services/finance/paying-for-h...Paying for Higher Education
/services/finance/financial-se...Search Financial Service Providers
/services/finance/taxes/Taxes
/services/finance/treasury-ser...Treasury Programs & Services
/services/government/Government
/services/government/law-and-l...Courts, Criminal Justice, Law & Legislation
/services/government/agencies-...Government Agencies & Employees
/services/government/governor/Office of the Governor
/services/government/public-di...Public Meetings, Publications & State Employee Directory
/services/government/tax-and-f...Tax, Funds & Finance
/services/government/virginia-...Virginia Business & Property
/services/government/elections/Voting & Elections
/services/licenses/Licenses
/services/licenses/education/Education & Teacher Licenses
/services/licenses/financial-a...Financial, Insurance & Business Licenses
/services/licenses/health-and-...Health Professional & Family-Related Licenses
/services/licenses/id-and-driv...ID Cards, Driving Licenses & License Plates
/services/licenses/professiona...Professional & Occupational Licenses
/services/licenses/recreationa...Recreational, Environmental & Safety Licenses
/services/licenses/selling-veh...Selling Cars & Motor Vehicle Titles
/services/public-safety/Public Safety
/services/public-safety/alcohol/Alcoholic Beverage Control
/services/public-safety/animal...Animal Care & Control
/services/public-safety/crimin...Criminal Justice, Forensics, Public Safety Professionals
/services/public-safety/emerge...Fire, Emergency & Natural Disasters
/services/public-safety/firearms/Firearm/Handgun Permits
/services/public-safety/public...Public Health, Occupational & Consumer Safety
/services/public-safety/transp...Transportation Safety
/services/public-safety/inform...Information Security
/services/recreation-and-culture/Recreation & Culture
/services/recreation-and-cultu...Boating, Fishing & Hunting
/services/recreation-and-cultu...Forests, Parks & Tourism
/services/recreation-and-cultu...Landmarks, Museums & Memorials
/services/recreation-and-cultu...Wineries, Breweries & Virginia ABC
/services/transportation/Transportation
/services/transportation/publi...Commuting & Public Transit
/services/transportation/custo...E-Zpass, DMV and VDOT Customer Service Centers
/services/transportation/licen...Licenses, License Plates, Registration & Driving Records
/services/transportation/selli...Selling Motor Vehicles
/services/transportation/traff...Traffic, Safety & Air Pollution
/services/transportation/busin...Transportation Business Opportunities
https://www.governor.virginia....New window External Subdomain Trivial anchor text
Read More
/coronavirus/Coronavirus in Virginia
http://www.vec.virginia.gov/un...New window External Subdomain Unemployment Insurance (UI) Services
https://vote.elections.virgini...New window External Subdomain Virginia Voter Portal
https://www.dvs.virginia.gov/e...New window External Subdomain Veteran education, transition & employment
http://www.dss.virginia.gov/be...New window External Subdomain Apply for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
https://www.elections.virginia...New window External Subdomain Virginia Department of Elections Use Your Vote For official, trustworthy answers to your questions about voting and Election Day, Nov. 3, use the Virginia Vo...
/services/business/Business Employer services Professional licenses Business tax center and more
/services/economy/Economy Registered apprenticeships Housing Regional development and more
/services/education/Education College savings plans Teacher Licensure and more
/services/employment/Employment Find a job Payline Retirement plans Workers' compensation and more
/services/environment/Environment & Natural Resources Report pollution Inspection and grading services Air quality forecasts and more
/services/family-and-health/Family & Health Social service benefits Veterans services Vital records and more
/services/finance/Finance Unclaimed property File a tax return How to become a CPA and more
/services/government/Government Elections and voting Notary Commissions Online court services and more
/services/licenses/Licenses Driver's licenses Business licenses Hunting and fishing licenses Healthcare licenses and more
/services/public-safety/Public Safety Criminal history record check Disaster preparedness VDOT customer service center and more
/services/recreation-and-culture/Recreation & Culture Museums Travel guides Find a state park and more
/services/transportation/Transportation Public transit service locator Become a car dealer Safety service patrol and more
https://www.virginiawine.org/v...New window External Virginia Wine Fall is Time for Virginia Wine Pick a vineyard and explore the extraordinary wines of Virginia. Raise a Glass
https://www.511virginia.org/New window External IMG-ALT Virginia highway traffic at night
https://www.511virginia.org/New window External 511 Virginia Traffic Information
http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/...New window External Subdomain IMG-ALT Big orange Virginia Grown pumpkins piled in front of local fruit stand
http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/...New window External Subdomain Virginia Grown
https://staysafeonline.org/sta...New window External IMG-ALT Drawing of red monster lurking within computer screen
https://staysafeonline.org/sta...New window External #BeCyberSmart
http://www.courts.state.va.us/New window External Subdomain IMG-ALT Gavel on a court table
http://www.courts.state.va.us/New window External Subdomain Online Court Services
https://www.governor.virginia....New window External Subdomain governor.virginia.gov GovernorRalph S. Northam
IMG-ALT Governor Ralph Northam
https://www.ltgov.virginia.gov/New window External Subdomain ltgov.virginia.gov Lieutenant GovernorJustin E. Fairfax
IMG-ALT Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax
https://www.oag.state.va.us/New window External Subdomain oag.state.va.us Attorney GeneralMark R. Herring
IMG-ALT Attorney General Mark Herring
/state-government/About Virginia Government
https://commonwealthcalendar.v...New window External Subdomain Full Calendar
/state-government/Text duplicate State Government
/state-government/Text duplicate About
/state-government/business/Text duplicate Business
/state-government/education/Text duplicate Education
/state-government/recreation/Text duplicate Recreation
/local-government/Text duplicate Local Government
/agencies/Text duplicate Agencies
/services/Text duplicate Services & Resources
/services/business/Text duplicate Business
/services/economy/Text duplicate Economy
/services/education/Text duplicate Education
/services/employment/Text duplicate Employment
/services/environment/Text duplicate Environment & Natural Resources
/services/family-and-health/Text duplicate Family & Health
/services/finance/Text duplicate Finance
/services/government/Text duplicate Government
/services/licenses/Text duplicate Licenses
/services/public-safety/Text duplicate Public Safety
/services/recreation-and-culture/Text duplicate Recreation & Culture
/services/transportation/Text duplicate Transportation
https://www.virginia.gov/Text duplicate Virginia.gov
IMG-ALT Virginia.gov Logo
https://www.governor.virginia....New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Governor
/privacy-policy/Text duplicate Privacy Policy
https://www.virginia.gov/contact/Text duplicate Contact

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.virginia.gov/"
HTTP header
(Important)
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.76 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 only loads 1 CSS files. That's ok.
This website only loads 2 JavaScript files. That's good!
The file size of the HTML document is fine (44 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateFri, 30 Oct 2020 13:19:15 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
content-length7558
set-cookie178 Characters
set-cookie205 Characters
serverApache
strict-transport-securitymax-age=31536000; includeSubDomains
last-modifiedThu, 29 Oct 2020 14:59:53 GMT
etag"aed4-5b2d08856a250-gzip"
accept-rangesbytes
varyAccept-Encoding,User-Agent
content-encodinggzip
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/2

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 57,526 referring domains.
This website has 26,963,550 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 36,131 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

User-agent: *
Disallow: /search
Disallow: /404
Disallow: /home-features
Disallow: /agencies/*/services
Sitemap: https://www.virginia.gov/sitemap.xml

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
2,788

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

Search preview

www.virginia.gov
Home | Virginia.gov
The official website of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Learn about Virginia government, contact a state agency, and find the services and resources you need.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Virginia93%Check
gov93%Check
in Virginia93%Check
Virginia Government73%Check
Virginia Voter69%Check
Virginia Wine68%Check
Virginia Department65%Check
Resources54%Check
State Government54%Check
Resources Services54%Check

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