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Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
0.46 s
File size
48.80 kB
Media files
Number of links
117 internal / 29 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(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
(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 character encoding is not specified in the HTTP header.
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

descriptionBard College
keywordsbard, college, undergraduate, graduate, early college, high school
authorBard College
viewportwidth=device-width, minimum-scale=1, maximum-scale=2
twitter:titleBard College at Bard College
twitter:descriptionbard, college, undergraduate, graduate, early college, high school
og:titleBard College at Bard College
og:descriptionBard College
Content-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8

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Page quality

(Critically important)
This page contains 821 words. That's ok.
25.3% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
14 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 23 words is good.
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website loads 10 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..."
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
8 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.
(Somewhat important)
The HTTPS protocol for secure data transmission is not used.

Page structure

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

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Bard College
H2 The Bard Network
H2 Bard News and Events
H2 Featured News
H2 Upcoming Events
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.
2 links don't have an anchor text.
The amount of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
There are too many external links (29) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text Skip to main content. duplicate Bard
/admission/discover/Discover Bard duplicate Academics
/academics/programs/Programs and Divisions
/academics/curriculum/Structure of the Curriculum
/academics/calendar/Academic Calendar
/academics/libraries/Libraries Catalogue Abroad
/academics/dual/Dual-Degree Programs
/academics/additional/Other Study Opportunities Programs window External Subdomain Early Colleges
/admission/discover/Text duplicate Discover Bard
/admission/applying/Apply Now
/admission/discover/Text duplicate Discover Bard
/admission/students/Our Students
/admission/alumni/Our Alumni/ae
/admission/tours/Campus Tours window External Subdomain Bard on the Road
/admission/bridge/Bridge Program
/admission/videos/Video Gallery
/admission/firstyear/First Year
/admission/transfer/Transfer Students
/admission/earlycollege/Early College Transfers
/admission/international/International Students
/admission/homeschooled/Homeschooled Students
/admission/daca-undocumented/DACA and Undocumented
/admission/music/Bard Conservatory
/admission/accepted/Accepted Students
/admission/enroll/Enroll Now!
/campus/newstudents/New Students
/admission/families/Prospective Families
/admission/families/es/Familias window Financial Aid
/studentaccounts/New window Tuition and Payment
/admission/contact/Contact Us
/admission/staff/Our Staff Admission window External Subdomain Early College Admission Life Bard Campus Life on Campus
/campus/reslife/Housing + Dining
/campus/services/Campus Resources
/campus/activities/Get Involved on Campus Connects + Transportation + Recreation
/campus/newstudents/Text duplicate New Students Subdomain Civic Engagement Subdomain Get Involved Subdomain Campus + Community Subdomain In the Classroom Subdomain U.S. Network Subdomain International Network Subdomain About CCE Subdomain Resources Subdomain Support + Events Calendar duplicate Video Gallery
/news/releases/Press Releases
/communications/Office of Communications Subdomain COVID-19 Updates
/commencement/Commencement + Reunion Weekend
/familyweekend/Family + Alumni/ae Weekend window External Subdomain Fisher Center window External Subdomain Bard SummerScape window Bard Athletics Bard
/about/giving/Support Bard Bard College
/about/mission/Mission Statement
/about/history/Bard History
/about/loveoflearning/Love of Learning Bard Subdomain OSUN duplicate Bard Abroad Bard Network
/montgomeryplace/Montgomery Place Campus
/admission/tours/Text duplicate Campus Tours
/about/diversity/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Subdomain Sustainability
/genderequity/Title IX
/about/disclosures/HEOA Disclosures and Security Bard Network
https://www.annandaleonline.or...New window External Family Network
/about/giving/Text duplicate Support Bard Response > duplicate More > duplicate More > duplicate More > Text duplicate More > Subdomain Text duplicate More > duplicate More > duplicate More >
/admission/applying/Apply to Bard
/admission/tours/Request a Tour duplicate Support Bard duplicate IMG-ALT The Bard Network Programs duplicate IMG-ALT Graduate Programs duplicate Graduate Programs Subdomain IMG-ALT Bard Early Colleges Subdomain Text duplicate Bard Early Colleges International Programs duplicate International Programs Centers and Institutes duplicate Centers and Institutes
/news/details/?id=16901No Text
/news/details/?id=16901Text duplicate More >
/news/details/?id=16875No Text
/news/details/?id=16875Text duplicate More > All News >>
/news/events/event/?eid=138093...The Making of Mad Forest
/news/events/event/?eid=135851...Baccalaureate and Senior Dinner
/news/events/event/?eid=135853...Commencement All Events >> Subdomain window External IMG-ALT Follow Us on Twitter window External IMG-ALT Like us on Facebook window External IMG-ALT Follow Us on Instagram window External IMG-ALT You Tube Students Employees
https://www.annandaleonline.or...New window External Alumni/ae
https://www.annandaleonline.or...New window External Families
/employment/employment/Text duplicate Employment
/visiting/directions/Travel to Bard Search duplicate Support Bard

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
The checked page does not redirect to another URL.
HTTP header
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
The used PHP version is outdated and may be a security risk.
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
The X-powered header is sent within the response header. (unnecessary)
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.46 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 9 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 10 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (49 kB).

HTTP Response Header

dateMon, 22 Jun 2020 01:49:16 GMT
expiresThu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
cache-controlno-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0
set-cookie44 Characters

External factors

(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Education/schools. This classification is fine.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 14,359 referring domains.
This website has 542,378 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 11,385 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: *
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/

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
Bard College
Bard College

Most important keywords

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

Bard College88%Check
Bard offers61%Check
Bard Athletics61%Check
Early College52%Check
College Community48%Check
College Admission48%Check
private college48%Check

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