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Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
0.76 s
File size
44.30 kB
Media files
Number of links
152 internal / 21 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
Home |
The page title is too short. (178 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. (975 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
(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
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.
(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
DescriptionThe official website of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Learn about Virginia government, contact a state agency, and find the services and resources you need.

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Page quality

(Critically important)
The average number of words per sentence of 30 words is high.
This page contains 774 words. That's ok.
14.9% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
3 paragraphs were found on this page.
The text content is perfect.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
(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 15 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
/media/vagov/assets/img/ Logo and fruit at Virginia farmers market on boat fishing
...images/news/workforce-collage-128x71.jpgCollage of the faces of Virginia's workforce
/media/vagov/images/news/211-128x71.png211 Virginia Logo
...ia/vagov/images/news/telework-128x71.jpgWoman writing in a notepad at home
.../images/news/vdh-virus-update-128x71.jpgMicroscopic view of a virus
/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

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Too many H1 headings
The H1 heading is too short (12 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
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 Welcome to
H2 How can we help you?
H2 Top Services
H2 Virginia Grown: Find Your Local Farmer's Market
H2 Services & Resources
H2 Recreational Fishing in Virginia's Marine Waters
H2 Happening in Virginia
H2 Your Government
H2 Commonwealth Calendar
H3 Fresh Virginia blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, green beans, squash and peaches are just some of the delicious items coming to market now. With more than 270 farmers markets in Virginia, now i...
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 Get your saltwater fishing license online, review recreational fishing regulations and keep up with the Virginia Saltwater Fisherman's Journal. Find these and more helpful info on the MRC website.
H3 Virginia Workforce Connection
H3 Find needed social services
H3 Telework VA
H3 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates for Virginians
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
/state-government/State Government
/local-government/Local Government
/services/Services & Resources
/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/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/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/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/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/vi...Vital & Death Records
/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/treasury-ser...Treasury Programs & Services
/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/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/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
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/coronavirus/Coronavirus in Virginia window External Subdomain Unemployment Insurance (UI) Services window External Subdomain File your state tax return
https://virginiajobs.peopleadm...New window External Subdomain Find a job in Virginia government window External Subdomain Apply for food assistance such as food stamps, SNAP or EBT window External Subdomain Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Virginia Grown: Find Your Local Farmer's Market Fresh Virginia blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers,...
/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 window External Subdomain Marine Resource Commission Recreational Fishing in Virginia's Marine Waters Get your saltwater fishing license online, review recreational fishing regulation... window External Subdomain IMG-ALT Collage of the faces of Virginia's workforce window External Subdomain Virginia Workforce Connection window External IMG-ALT 211 Virginia Logo window External Find needed social services window External IMG-ALT Woman writing in a notepad at home window External Telework VA window External Subdomain IMG-ALT Microscopic view of a virus window External Subdomain Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates for Virginians
https://www.governor.virginia....New window External Subdomain GovernorRalph S. Northam
IMG-ALT Governor Ralph Northam window External Subdomain Lieutenant GovernorJustin E. Fairfax
IMG-ALT Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax window External Subdomain 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 duplicate
https://www.governor.virginia....New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Governor
/privacy-policy/Text duplicate Privacy Policy duplicate Contact

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to ""
HTTP header
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
(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

dateFri, 24 Jul 2020 14:59:51 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
set-cookie246 Characters
set-cookie273 Characters
strict-transport-securitymax-age=31536000; includeSubDomains
last-modifiedThu, 09 Jul 2020 13:31:06 GMT

External factors

(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 59,380 referring domains.
This website has 26,741,402 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 37,371 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.


User-agent: *
Disallow: /search
Disallow: /404
Disallow: /home-features
Disallow: /agencies/*/services

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
Home |
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

Seobility found the following keywords. You can check the keyword optimization of this page for each keyword.

in Virginia91%Check
Virginia government68%Check
Virginia Department58%Check
Virginia Workforce Connection50%Check
Services Resources45%Check

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