Americanscientist.org - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
78% 
Page quality
29% 
Page structure
57% 
Link structure
25% 
Server
46% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.98 s
File size
60.50 kB
Words
439
Media files
6
Number of links
152 internal / 19 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
American Scientist
The page title is too short. (170 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
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.americanscientist.org/
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 name is very long.
The domain is no subdomain.
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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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
No paragraphs were detected.
There are only 439 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
19.4% of the text are stop words.
Keywords used in the page title are also used in the page content. That's good!
Words from the H1 heading are used in the page content.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website loads 27 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" is provided.
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)
4 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.
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

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...rg/themes/amsci/img/sigma-xi-logo-sm.pngSigma XI
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...ublic/2018-106-6-cover.jpg?itok=pADnbKFfNovember-December - 2018 - Volume: 106 - Number: 6

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
American Scientist
The H1 heading is too short (18 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
There are 54 headings on the page. The amount of headings should be in a more proper relation to the amount of text.
Some headings do not have any content.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 American Scientist
H2 Angling for Ancient Fish
H2 Neanderthals in Prime Time
H2 An "Invisible Gorilla" in the Lab
H2 High-Tech Homelessness
H2 Gendered Communication
H2 Maxwell Zombies: Conjuring the Thermodynamic Undead
H2 The Giant Tadpole That Never Got Its Legs
H2 Gravitational Wave Astronomy
H2 A.I. and the Dectection of E.T.
H2 America's Cat Is on the Comeback
H2 Going Nowhere Fast
H2 Collecting Evolution
H2 How America's First Female Rocket Scientist Saved the U.S. Space Program
H2 Is Drug Addiction a Brain Disease?
H2 Tumbling Microrobots for Future Medicine
H2 Science Comics' Super Powers
H2 Topics
H2 Lighting Up the Animal Kingdom
H2 AMSCI ICON NAVIGATION:
H2 A Publication of Sigma XI
H3 Gars and bowfins were once seen as trash fish, but are beginning to be appreciated by anglers and researchers.
H3 In his television debut, computer-generated "Ned the Neanderthal" has much to tell us about the last 100,000 years of human history.
H3 Selective inattention to women's experiences in STEM leads to a chilly workplace climate for women, who pick up on even the subtlest cues.
H3 Automated algorithms are designed to more efficiently match the unhoused with shelter, but such databases leave the poor vulnerable to privacy and rights breaches.
H3 Our voices reveal many cues about sex, gender, and sexual orientation, but science doesn't support the stereotypes.
H3 Modern descendants of Maxwell's celebrated demon defy standard thinking about heat engines and may offer a path to a new kind of energy generation.
H3 A record-breaking, 10-inch-long whopper of a bullfrog tadpole was discovered by a crew of ecologists in a pond in Arizona.
H3 Joey Shapiro Key, Tyson Littenberg
H3 Graham Mackintosh
H3 Empty heading
H3 Michelle LaRue
H3 Ben Allanach
H3 Matthew Joseph James
H3 Anne Drozd, Jerzy Drozd
H3 Marc Grifell, Carl L. Hart
H3 David J. Cappelleri, Chenghao Bi, Maria Guix Noguera
H3 Matteo Farinella
H3 Empty heading
H4 Biology Environment Ecology Natural History Nature Conservation
H4 Evolution History Of Civilization
H4 Sociology Social Science
H4 Anthropology Policy Technology
H4 Anthropology Sociology Anatomy Social Science
H4 Engineering Physics
H4 Biology Embryology Natural History Zoology
H4 Astronomy
H4 Astronomy Computer
H4 Empty heading
H4 Biology Nature Conservation
H4 Physics Cosmology
H4 Biology Evolution Natural History Nature Conservation
H4 Chemistry Engineering Physics Scientists Nightstand
H4 Medicine Policy Psychology Social Science
H4 Engineering Medicine Technology
H4 Art Communications
H4 Art Biology Chemistry Evolution
Some internal links have dynamic parameters. All internal URLs, which are not marked as nofollow, should not contain dynamic parameters.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
21 links don't have an anchor text.
The amount of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
There are 19 external links on this page.
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/magazine/issues/allMagazine
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/user?destination=homeNewsletter
/content/about-usAbout Us
/content/advertiseAdvertise
/user/login?destination=homeLogin
/user/register?destination=homeRegister
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https://www.sigmaxi.org/New window External IMG-ALT Sigma XI
/American Scientist
/Anchor Open navigation
/search/nodeText duplicate Search
/user/loginText duplicate Login
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/node/4317Gendered Communication
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/topics-names/SociologyText duplicate Sociology
/free-tag-names/anatomyAnatomy
/free-tag-names/social-scienceText duplicate Social Science
/node/4293Maxwell Zombies: Conjuring the Thermodynamic Undead
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/node/4319The Giant Tadpole That Never Got Its Legs
/topics-names/BiologyText duplicate Biology
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/free-tag-names/natural-historyText duplicate Natural History
/free-tag-names/zoologyZoology
/article/gravitational-wave-as...Gravitational Wave Astronomy
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/author/graham_mackintoshGraham Mackintosh
/topics-names/AstronomyText duplicate Astronomy
/topics-names/ComputerComputer
/node/4354No Text
/node/4360America's Cat Is on the Comeback
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/topics-names/biologyText duplicate Biology
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/node/4355Going Nowhere Fast
/author/ben_allanachBen Allanach
/topics-names/physicsText duplicate Physics
/free-tag-names/cosmologyCosmology
/node/4358Collecting Evolution
/author/matthew_joseph_jamesMatthew Joseph James
/topics-names/biologyText duplicate Biology
/topics-names/evolutionText duplicate Evolution
/free-tag-names/natural-historyText duplicate Natural History
/free-tag-names/nature-conserv...Text duplicate Nature Conservation
/blog/science-culture/how-amer...How America's First Female Rocket Scientist Saved the U.S. Space Program
/author/anne_drozdAnne Drozd
/author/jerzy_drozdJerzy Drozd
/topics-names/ChemistryChemistry
/topics-names/EngineeringText duplicate Engineering
/topics-names/PhysicsText duplicate Physics
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/article/is-drug-addiction-a-b...Is Drug Addiction a Brain Disease?
/author/marc_grifellMarc Grifell
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/topics-names/MedicineText duplicate Medicine
/topics-names/TechnologyText duplicate Technology
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/topics-names/AgricultureAgriculture
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/topics-names/artNo Text
/topics-names/ArtText duplicate Art
/topics-names/astronomyNo Text
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/topics-names/biologyNo Text
/topics-names/BiologyText duplicate Biology
/topics-names/chemistryNo Text
/topics-names/ChemistryText duplicate Chemistry
/topics-names/communicationsNo Text
/topics-names/CommunicationsText duplicate Communications
/topics-names/computerNo Text
/topics-names/ComputerText duplicate Computer
/topics-names/economicsNo Text
/topics-names/EconomicsEconomics
/topics-names/engineeringNo Text
/topics-names/EngineeringText duplicate Engineering
/topics-names/environmentNo Text
/topics-names/EnvironmentText duplicate Environment
/topics-names/ethicsNo Text
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/topics-names/evolutionNo Text
/topics-names/EvolutionText duplicate Evolution
/topics-names/mathematicsNo Text
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/topics-names/medicineNo Text
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/topics-names/physicsNo Text
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/topics-names/policyNo Text
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/topics-names/psychologyNo Text
/topics-names/PsychologyText duplicate Psychology
/topics-names/sociologyNo Text
/topics-names/SociologyText duplicate Sociology
/topics-names/technologyNo Text
/topics-names/TechnologyText duplicate Technology
/article/lighting-up-the-anima...Lighting Up the Animal Kingdom
/topics-names/ArtText duplicate Art
/topics-names/BiologyText duplicate Biology
/topics-names/ChemistryText duplicate Chemistry
/topics-names/EvolutionText duplicate Evolution
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https://www.facebook.com/Ameri...New window External Text duplicate Facebook
https://www.youtube.com/user/A...New window External Text duplicate YouTube
https://plus.google.com/+Ameri...New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Google Plus
https://www.linkedin.com/compa...New window External Text duplicate LinkedIn
/topics-names/allText duplicate Topics
/topics-names/all?field_media_...Text duplicate Features
/blogs/allText duplicate Blogs
/topics-names/all?field_media_...Text duplicate Video
/topics-names/all?field_media_...Text duplicate Podcasts
/magazine/issues/allText duplicate Magazine
http://www.jstor.org/journal/a...New window External Text duplicate Archive
https://ecommerce.sigmaxi.org/...New window External Subdomain Anchor Text duplicate Subscribe
/user?destination=homeText duplicate Newsletter
/content/about-usText duplicate About Us
/content/advertiseText duplicate Advertise
/user/loginText duplicate Login
/user/registerText duplicate Register
/search/nodeText duplicate Search
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https://www.sigmaxi.org/about/...New window Nofollow External Donate
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Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.americanscientist.org/"
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 0.98 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 5 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 27 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (61 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
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External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This website is not listed on the Shallalist.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 9,507 referring domains.
This website has 574,361 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 7,025 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This website is not very popular on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

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# you save bandwidth and server resources.
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# 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
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# For more information about the robots.txt standard, see:
# http://www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html

User-agent: *
Crawl-delay: 10
# Directories
Disallow: /includes/
Disallow: /misc/
Disallow: /modules/
Disallow: /profiles/
Disallow: /scripts/
Disallow: /themes/
# Files
Disallow: /CHANGELOG.txt
Disallow: /cron.php
Disallow: /INSTALL.mysql.txt
Disallow: /INSTALL.pgsql.txt
Disallow: /INSTALL.sqlite.txt
Disallow: /install.php
Disallow: /INSTALL.txt
Disallow: /LICENSE.txt
Disallow: /MAINTAINERS.txt
Disallow: /update.php
Disallow: /UPGRADE.txt
Disallow: /xmlrpc.php
# 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: /?q=admin/
Disallow: /?q=comment/reply/
Disallow: /?q=filter/tips/
Disallow: /?q=node/add/
Disallow: /?q=search/
Disallow: /?q=user/password/
Disallow: /?q=user/register/
Disallow: /?q=user/login/
Disallow: /?q=user/logout/

Facebook popularity

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