Bard.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
75% 
Page structure
95% 
Link structure
53% 
Server
54% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.95 s
File size
57.40 kB
Words
1183
Media files
30
Number of links
101 internal / 41 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Bard College
The page title is too short. (118 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Bard College
The meta description is too short. (118 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length) Optimize description
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 character encoding is not specified in the HTTP header.
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
descriptionBard College
keywordsbard, college, undergraduate, graduate, early college, high school
authorBard College
viewportwidth=device-width, minimum-scale=1, maximum-scale=2
facebook-domain-verification9es08rwv6ol2t84tcdjbrj8x2rooak
langen
twitter:cardsummary_large_image
twitter:site@BARDCollege
twitter:titleBard College at Bard College
twitter:descriptionBard College
twitter:creator@BARDCollege
twitter:image:srcEmpty
og:titleBard College at Bard College
og:typewebsite
og:urlhttps://www.bard.edu/
og:imageEmpty
og:descriptionBard College
Content-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 1183 words. That's ok.
29.7% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
20 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.
The average number of words per sentence of 22.82 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 14 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, minimum-scale=1, maximum-scale=2" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
Some tags are too long. With 149 characters this one is longer than 70 characters:
"bard college seeks to inspire curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to the link be..."
The following tag is repeated too often: a christmas carol
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
9 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

URLAlt attributeTitle
...ges/photos/commencement_2021_IMG2284.jpgBard College Commencement
/images/icons/instagram-wht.pngNo alt attribute providedInstagram
...hotos/Bard_Matriculation_2021-KR0070.jpgBard Campus Life
/images/ads/nav-ad-upstreaming2020.jpgUpstreaming
tools.bard.edu/files/pr/hp/17755.jpegNo alt attribute provided
tools.bard.edu/files/pr/hp/18883.jpegNo alt attribute provided
tools.bard.edu/files/pr/hp/18301.jpegNo alt attribute provided
tools.bard.edu/files/pr/hp/18887.jpegNo alt attribute provided
tools.bard.edu/files/pr/hp/18892.jpegNo alt attribute provided
tools.bard.edu/files/pr/hp/18295.jpegNo alt attribute provided
tools.bard.edu/files/pr/hp/18889.jpegNo alt attribute provided
tools.bard.edu/files/pr/hp/18882.jpegNo alt attribute provided
...id=8950830&disposition=inline&type=imageCivic Engagement
...id=7908233&disposition=inline&type=imageArts at Bard
...&id=972405&disposition=inline&type=imageThe Bard Network
...ainability_graduate_presentation5sq2.jpgGraduate Programs
...972405/3/BHSEC_Queens_BARROW_0113sq3.jpgBard Early Colleges
...wmedia/files/972405/2/bard_abroad_v2.jpgInternational Programs
...es/972405/4/hac_conference_arendt_sq.jpgCenters and Institutes
/files/pr/main_news_image.php?id=19033Bard College Professor Pavlina Tcherneva (center) meets with Colombian Vice Minister of Finance Diego Guevara (L) and Minister of Culture Patricia Ariza (R). Photo courtesy Ministerio de Cultura, Colombia.Bard College Professor Pavlina Tcherneva (center) meets with Colombian Vice Minister of Finance Diego Guevara (L) and Minister of Culture Patricia Ariza (R). Photo courtesy Ministerio de Cultura, Colombia.
/files/pr/main_news_image.php?id=19032Tan Dun. Photo by Nana WatanabeTan Dun. Photo by Nana Watanabe
...d=99961262&disposition=inline&type=imageBard College
...d=99961265&disposition=inline&type=imageFollow Us on Twitter
...d=99961263&disposition=inline&type=imageLike us on Facebook
...d=99961266&disposition=inline&type=imageFollow Us on Instagram
...&id=163036&disposition=inline&type=imageYou Tube
Video URLWidthHeight
https://www.youtube.com/embed/TimukpzFyP4300170
https://www.youtube.com/embed/eaJNrUdrpIQ300170

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Bard College
The H1 heading is too short (12 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Bard College
H2 Academics
H2 Civic Engagement
H2 Campus Life
H2 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
H2 Arts at Bard
H2 The Bard Network
H2 Bard News and Events
H2 Featured News
H2 Upcoming Events
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
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.
The number of internal links is ok.
There are too many external links (41) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.bard.edu/Anchor Skip to main content.
https://www.bard.edu/Bard
https://www.bard.edu/Text duplicate Bard
https://www.bard.edu/academics/Academics
https://www.bard.edu/academics/Text duplicate Academics
/academics/programs/Programs and Divisions
/academics/curriculum/Structure of the Curriculum
/academics/courses/Courses
/academics/requirements/Requirements
/admission/discover/Discover Bard
https://www.bard.edu/bardabroad/Bard Abroad
/academics/calendar/Academic Calendar
/academics/faculty/Faculty
/academics/libraries/Libraries
https://www.bard.edu/catalogue/College Catalogue
/academics/dual/Dual-Degree Programs
/conservatory/Bard Conservatory of Music
/academics/additional/Other Study Opportunities
https://www.bard.edu/graduate/Graduate Programs
https://bhsec.bard.edu/New window External Subdomain Early Colleges
https://www.bard.edu/admission/Admission
/admission/applying/Applying
/admission/applying/Apply Now
/financialaid/New window Financial Aid
/studentaccounts/New window Tuition + Payment
/admission/tours/Campus Tours
/admission/students/Meet Our Students + Alumni/ae
/admission/families/Families
/admission/families/es/Familias
/admission/inquiries/form/Join Our Mailing List
/admission/contact/Contact Us
https://www.instagram.com/bard...New window External No Text
https://www.bard.edu/campus/Campus Life
https://www.bard.edu/campus/IMG-ALT Bard Campus Life
https://www.bard.edu/campus/Living on Campus
/campus/reslife/Housing + Dining
/campus/services/Campus Resources
/campus/activities/Get Involved on Campus
https://www.bard.edu/visiting/Visiting + Transportation
https://www.bard.edu/athletics/Athletics + Recreation
/campus/newstudents/New Students
https://cce.bard.edu/External Subdomain Civic Engagement
https://cce.bard.edu/get-invol...External Subdomain Get Involved
https://cce.bard.edu/community/External Subdomain Campus + Community
https://cce.bard.edu/classroom/External Subdomain In the Classroom
https://cce.bard.edu/us-network/External Subdomain U.S. Network
https://cce.bard.edu/internati...External Subdomain International Network
https://cce.bard.edu/about/External Subdomain About CCE
https://cce.bard.edu/resources/External Subdomain Resources
https://cce.bard.edu/impacts/External Subdomain Support
https://www.bard.edu/news/News + Events
https://fishercenter.bard.edu/...New window External Subdomain IMG-ALT Upstreaming
https://www.bard.edu/news/Newsroom
https://www.bard.edu/news/events/Events Calendar
https://www.bard.edu/news/video/Video Gallery
/news/releases/Press Releases
/communications/Office of Communications
https://hcw.bard.edu/health/co...External Subdomain COVID-19 Updates
/commencement/Commencement Weekend
https://www.bard.edu/reunion/Alumni/ae Reunion
https://families.bard.edu/fami...External Subdomain Family + Alumni/ae Weekend
https://fishercenter.bard.edu/New window External Subdomain Fisher Center
https://fishercenter.bard.edu/...New window External Subdomain Bard SummerScape
https://www.bard.edu/athletics/New window Bard Athletics
https://www.bard.edu/about/About Bard
https://giving.bard.edu/New window External Subdomain Support Bard
/about/giving/legacy-challenge/Legacy Challenge
https://www.bard.edu/about/About Bard College
/about/mission/Mission Statement
/about/history/Bard History
/about/loveoflearning/Love of Learning
https://www.bard.edu/visiting/Visiting Bard
https://www.bard.edu/employment/Employment
https://osun.bard.edu/External Subdomain OSUN
https://www.bard.edu/bardabroad/Text duplicate Bard Abroad
https://www.bard.edu/network/The Bard Network
/montgomeryplace/Montgomery Place Campus
/admission/tours/Text duplicate Campus Tours
/about/diversity/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
https://bos.bard.edu/External Subdomain Sustainability
/nondiscrimination/Title IX and Nondiscrimination
/about/disclosures/HEOA Disclosures
/institutionalsupport/Institutional Support
https://www.bard.edu/security/Safety and Security
https://www.bard.edu/inside/Inside Bard
https://alums.bard.edu/External Subdomain Alumni/ae Network
https://families.bard.edu/External Subdomain Family Network
https://giving.bard.edu/New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Support Bard
https://giving.bard.edu/endowm...External Subdomain Text duplicate Legacy Challenge
https://www.bard.edu/covid19/COVID-19 Information
https://bardian.bard.edu/regis...New window External Subdomain Give
https://www.bard.edu/search/Search
https://www.bard.edu/faculty/More >
https://www.bard.edu/campusText duplicate More >
https://www.bard.edu/network/Text duplicate More >
https://www.bard.edu/about/Text duplicate More >
https://www.bard.edu/academics/Text duplicate More >
https://cce.bard.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate More >
https://arts.bard.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate More >
https://www.bardathletics.com/External Text duplicate More >
/admission/applying/Apply to Bard
/admission/tours/Request a Tour
https://www.annandaleonline.or...External Text duplicate Support Bard
/academics/programs/New window View All Academic Programs
https://cce.bard.edu/New window External Subdomain Text duplicate IMG-ALT Civic Engagement
https://cce.bard.edu/New window External Subdomain Visit the Center for Civic Engagement
https://www.bard.edu/campus/New window Learn More about Campus Life
https://www.bard.edu/dei/New window DEI Initiatives
https://arts.bard.edu/New window External Subdomain IMG-ALT Arts at Bard
https://arts.bard.edu/New window External Subdomain Get to Know the Division of the Arts
https://www.bard.edu/academics/Text duplicate IMG-ALT The Bard Network
https://www.bard.edu/academics/Undergraduate Programs
https://www.bard.edu/graduate/Text duplicate IMG-ALT Graduate Programs
https://www.bard.edu/graduate/Text duplicate Graduate Programs
https://bhsec.bard.edu/External Subdomain IMG-ALT Bard Early Colleges
https://bhsec.bard.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Bard Early Colleges
https://www.bard.edu/bardabroad/IMG-ALT International Programs
https://www.bard.edu/bardabroad/Text duplicate International Programs
https://www.bard.edu/network/IMG-ALT Centers and Institutes
https://www.bard.edu/network/Text duplicate Centers and Institutes
/news/professor-pavlina-tchern...IMG-ALT Bard College Professor Pavlina Tcherneva (center) meets with Colombian Vice Minister of Finance Diego Guevara (L) and Minister of Culture Patricia ...
/news/professor-pavlina-tchern...Text duplicate More >
/news/renowned-composer-and-co...IMG-ALT Tan Dun. Photo by Nana Watanabe
/news/renowned-composer-and-co...Text duplicate More >
https://www.bard.edu/news/View All News >>
/news/events/event/?eid=140668...Last Day of Fall Classes
/news/events/event/?eid=142697...A Christmas Carol
/news/events/event/?eid=142698...Text duplicate A Christmas Carol
https://www.bard.edu/news/events/View All Events >>
/cdn-cgi/l/email-protection[email protected]
https://twitter.com/BARDCollegeNew window External IMG-ALT Follow Us on Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/BardC...New window External IMG-ALT Like us on Facebook
https://instagram.com/bardcoll...New window External IMG-ALT Follow Us on Instagram
https://www.youtube.com/user/b...New window External IMG-ALT You Tube
https://www.bard.edu/admission/Prospective Students
https://www.bard.edu/employment/Current Employees
https://alums.bard.edu/External Subdomain Alumni/ae
https://families.bard.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Families
/employment/employment/Text duplicate Employment
/visiting/directions/Travel to Bard
https://www.bard.edu/search/Site Search
https://giving.bard.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Support Bard

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.bard.edu/"
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 of 0.95 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 page loads 10 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 14 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (57 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateWed, 14 Dec 2022 23:47:02 GMT
content-typetext/html
transfer-encodingchunked
connectionkeep-alive
expiresThu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
cache-controlno-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0
pragmano-cache
set-cookie62 Characters
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
x-content-type-optionsnosniff
strict-transport-securitymax-age=2592000; includeSubDomains
access-control-allow-originhttps://opensocietyuniversitynetwork.org
cf-cache-statusDYNAMIC
servercloudflare
cf-ray779ad283eeef9baa-FRA
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 16,079 referring domains.
This page has 446,577 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 10,373 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 689 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

User-agent: *
Crawl-delay: 1
Disallow: /tools/
Disallow: /lib/
Disallow: /webtest/
Disallow: /graduate/mfa/gallery/faculty/
Disallow: /graduate/mfa/gallery/students/
Disallow: /mfa/gallery/faculty/
Disallow: /mfa/gallery/students/
Disallow: /academics/programs/arts/wordandimage/gallery/
Disallow: /wordandimage/gallery/
Disallow: /usno/
Disallow: /neworleans/
Disallow: /cep/blog/wp-content/?*
Disallow: /trustees/
Disallow: /admission/accepted/epostcards/
Disallow: /templates/

Search preview

www.bard.edu
Bard College
Bard College

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