Virginia.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
100% 
Page quality
78% 
Page structure
41% 
Link structure
72% 
Server
83% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
1.14 s
File size
52.10 kB
Words
849
Media files
14
Number of links
161 internal / 24 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 2 paragraph/s was/were found on this page.
This page contains 849 words. That's ok.
16.4% 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.
The average number of words per sentence of 17.5 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 4 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
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 17 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
...gov/images/news/becky-harris_feature.jpgWoman Distiller Becky Harris of Cacotin Creek and graphic of whiskey bottle and words
...es/news/governorscup_feature-256x170.jpgGovernor Youngin presents Winemaker Melanie Natoli of Cana Vineyards
...agov/images/news/511-virginia-128x71.jpgVirginia highway traffic at night
/media/vagov/images/news/gavel-128x80.jpgGavel on a court table
...vagov/images/news/firefighter-128x71.jpgFirefighter holding hose and putting out forest fire
.../vagov/images/news/natural-bridge-128x85Photo of Natural Bridge
...n-heritage-month/nahm_archive-128x67.jpgNative American Heritage Month Logo - Archive Image
...ritage-month/hhm_logo_archive-128x67.jpgHispanic Heritage Month Logo - Archive Image
/media/vagov/images/apahm_archive_logo.svgAsian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Archive Logo
...a/vagov/images/gov74_portrait-128x74.jpgPhoto of Governor Glenn Youngkin
...vagov/images/ltgov74_portrait-128x74.jpgPhoto Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears
...ia/vagov/images/ag74_portrait-128x74.jpgPhoto of Attorney General 74 Jason Miyares
/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 37 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 Women Distillers: Making a Splash
H2 Services & Resources
H2 First Woman Vintner Receives Coveted Virginia Governor's Cup
H2 Happening in Virginia
H2 Your Government
H2 Commonwealth Calendar
H3 Women are making their mark on the spirits industry. Virginia's Becky Harris co-founded Catoctin Creek Distilling in 2009. This Women's History Month, we celebrate Becky, Chief Distiller, and her R...
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 The 2022 Governor's Cup Award was presented to winemaker Melanie Natoli, the first woman to receive the coveted award, on the competition's 40th anniversary. Cana Vineyards of Middleburg and Natoli...
H3 511 Virginia Traffic Information
H3 Online Court Services
H3 4 PM Burning Law
H3 Find Your Park
H3 Celebrate Virginia Culture and History
H3 Month of November CelebrationNative American Heritage Month
H3 Sept.15 - Oct.15 CelebrationHispanic Heritage Month
H3 Month of May CelebrationAsian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
H3 GovernorGlenn Youngkin
H3 Lieutenant GovernorWinsome Earle-Sears
H3 Attorney GeneralJason S. Miyares
H4 Women's History Month
H4 Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia
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 24 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 Women's History Month
IMG-ALT Virginia.gov Logo
/services/Services & Resources
/state-government/State Government
/state-government/Government
/state-government/business/Business
/state-government/education/Education
/state-government/recreation/Recreation
/local-government/Local Government
/agencies/Agencies
https://twitter.com/virginiado...New window External No Text
https://www.instagram.com/virg...New window External No Text
/womens-history-month/Women's History Month
https://www.virginia.gov/Home
/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/business/techonology/Techonology
/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/employment/labor--em...Labor & Employment Law
/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/co...Coronavirus (COVID-19)
/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/Text duplicate 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
/state-government/Text duplicate State Government
/state-government/Text duplicate Government
/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
https://twitter.com/virginiado...New window External No Text
https://www.instagram.com/virg...New window External No Text
/womens-history-month/Women's History Month in Virginia
/coronavirus/Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia
https://virginiajobs.peopleadm...New window External Subdomain Find a job in Virginia government
http://www.scc.virginia.gov/cl...New window External Subdomain Register your business name
http://www.dss.virginia.gov/be...New window External Subdomain Apply for food assistance such as food stamps, SNAP or EBT
https://dhp.virginiainteractiv...New window External Subdomain Health professional license lookup
https://www.abc.virginia.gov/p...New window External Subdomain Virginia ABC Women Distillers: Making a Splash Women are making their mark on the spirits industry. Virginia's Becky Harris co-founded Catoctin Creek Distill...
/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.governor.virginia....New window External Subdomain Virginia Wine First Woman Vintner Receives Coveted Virginia Governor's Cup The 2022 Governor's Cup Award was presented to winemaker Melanie Natoli, the first...
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.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://dof.virginia.gov/wildl...New window External Subdomain IMG-ALT Firefighter holding hose and putting out forest fire
https://dof.virginia.gov/wildl...New window External Subdomain 4 PM Burning Law
https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/s...New window External Subdomain IMG-ALT Photo of Natural Bridge
https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/s...New window External Subdomain Find Your Park
https://www.virginia.gov/nahm/Learn More
/hispanic-heritage-month/Text duplicate Learn More
/asian-pacific-american-herita...Text duplicate Learn More
/celebrate-virginia-culture-an...More Celebration Months
https://www.governor.virginia....New window External Subdomain governor.virginia.gov GovernorGlenn Youngkin
IMG-ALT Photo of Governor Glenn Youngkin
https://www.ltgov.virginia.gov/New window External Subdomain ltgov.virginia.gov Lieutenant GovernorWinsome Earle-Sears
IMG-ALT Photo Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears
https://www.oag.state.va.us/New window External Subdomain oag.state.va.us Attorney GeneralJason S. Miyares
IMG-ALT Photo of Attorney General 74 Jason Miyares
/state-government/About Virginia Government
https://commonwealthcalendar.v...New window External Subdomain Full Calendar
/state-government/Text duplicate State Government
/state-government/Text duplicate Government
/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/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 page redirects to "https://www.virginia.gov/"
HTTP header
(Important)
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is slow (1.14 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 page loads 4 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
This page only loads 2 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (52 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateWed, 30 Mar 2022 23:32:21 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
content-length9290
connectionkeep-alive
set-cookie178 Characters
serverApache
strict-transport-securitymax-age=31536000; includeSubDomains
last-modifiedSun, 27 Mar 2022 14:54:27 GMT
etag"d040-5db345f4fd110-gzip"
accept-rangesbytes
varyAccept-Encoding,User-Agent
content-encodinggzip
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(Nice to have)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 67,034 referring domains.
This page has 22,319,534 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 39,426 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 0 shares, comments and 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

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
gov79%Check
Virginia government73%Check
Virginia State71%Check
Virginia Wine68%Check
Virginia Business67%Check
Services54%Check
Government54%Check
Resources54%Check
State Government52%Check

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