Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
75% 
Page quality
88% 
Page structure
58% 
Link structure
75% 
Server
72% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.74 s
File size
61.30 kB
Words
520
Media files
10
Number of links
141 internal / 11 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Boston College
The page title is too short. (138 pixels of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Boston College, the first institution of higher education to operate in the city of Boston, is today among the nation's foremost universities, a leader in the liberal arts, scientific inquiry, and student formation.
The meta description is too long: 1251 pixels from max. 1000 pixels.
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.bc.edu/bc-web.html
The specified canonical link points to a different page.
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
keywordsEmpty
descriptionBoston College, the first institution of higher education to operate in the city of Boston, is today among the nation's foremost universities, a leader in the liberal arts, scientific inquiry, and student formation.
format-detectiontelephone=yes
viewportinitial-scale=1.0,width=device-width,maximum-scale=1
langen
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 520 words. That's ok.
14.4% of the text are stop words.
Keywords used in the page title are also used in the page content. That's good!
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
4 paragraphs were found on this page.
The text content is perfect.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 13.67 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website loads 6 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "initial-scale=1.0,width=device-width,maximum-scale=1" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 10 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.

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
There is no H1 heading specified.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.
The structure of headings is missing one or more levels. Do not skip heading levels.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H2 Core values
H2 BC News
H2 Events
H2 For Eagles, By Eagles
H2 BANDING TOGETHER
H2 Now Playing
H4 Related Links
H4 Related Links Duplicate text
H4 Related Links Duplicate text
H4 Related Links Duplicate text
H4 Related Links Duplicate text
H4 Related Links Duplicate text
H4 Resources
H4 Anxious look homeward
H4 Hyukshin education in South Korea
H4 New BC head football coach
H4 Connect With Us
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The amount of internal links is ok.
All internal links don't have dynamic parameters.
There are 11 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.bc.edu/Anchor Skip to main navigation
https://www.bc.edu/Anchor Skip to main content
/content/bc-web.htmlIMG-ALT Boston College logo
/content/bc-web/admission/appl...Apply
/content/bc-web/admission/visi...Visit
/content/bc-web/offices/alumni...Give
/content/bc-web/resources/for-...Students
/content/bc-web/resources/for-...Parents
/content/bc-web/resources/for-...Alumni
/content/bc-web/resources/for-...Faculty & Staff
/content/bc-web.htmlText duplicate IMG-ALT Boston College logo
/content/bc-web.htmlText duplicate IMG-ALT Boston College logo
/content/bc-web.htmlBack
/content/bc-web/about.htmlAbout BC
/content/bc-web/about.htmlOverview
/content/bc-web/about/message....President's Message
/content/bc-web/about/mission....Mission & History
/content/bc-web/about/bc-facts...Facts & Figures
/content/bc-web/about/notable-...Notable Alumni
/content/bc-web/about/maps-and...Campuses, Maps & Directions
/content/bc-web/about/trustees...Trustees & Leadership
/content/bc-web/campus-life/di...Diversity
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...BC Fact Book
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Office of University Communications
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...BC Media & Publications
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Office for Institutional Diversity
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...BC History Resources
/content/bc-web/admission.htmlAdmission
/content/bc-web/admission.htmlText duplicate Overview
/content/bc-web/admission/appl...Text duplicate Apply
/content/bc-web/admission/appl...Transfer Applicants
/content/bc-web/admission/appl...International Applicants
/content/bc-web/admission/appl...Early Decision vs. Regular Decision
/content/bc-web/admission/appl...First-Year Admission Profile
/content/bc-web/admission/visi...Text duplicate Visit
/content/bc-web/admission/visi...Hotels, Directions, and Parking
/content/bc-web/admission/visi...Contact Admission
/content/bc-web/admission/affo...Affordability
/content/bc-web/admission/majo...Majors & Minors
/content/bc-web/admission/majo...Morrissey College Majors
/content/bc-web/admission/choo...Choosing BC
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Undergraduate Tuition & Financial Aid
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Financial Aid Office
/content/bc-web/admission/appl...Graduate Admission Offices
/content/bc-web/academics.htmlAcademics
/content/bc-web/academics.htmlText duplicate Overview
/content/bc-web/academics/scho...Schools & Colleges
/content/bc-web/academics/majo...Text duplicate Majors & Minors
/content/bc-web/academics/libr...Libraries
/content/bc-web/academics/cont...Professional & Continuing Education
/content/bc-web/academics/exce...Excellence & Innovation
/content/bc-web/academics/advi...Academic Advising
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Academic Calendar
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Office of the Provost
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Academic Advising Center
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Core Curriculum
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Student Services
/content/bc/offices/stserv/aca...University Catalogs
/content/bc-web/campus-life.htmlCampus Life
/content/bc-web/campus-life.htmlText duplicate Overview
/content/bc-web/campus-life/di...Text duplicate Diversity
/content/bc-web/campus-life/ho...Housing & Dining
/content/bc-web/campus-life/he...Health & Wellness
/content/bc-web/campus-life/st...Student Organizations
/content/bc-web/campus-life/sp...Sports & Recreation
/content/bc-web/campus-life/th...Arts & Culture
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Student Affairs
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Career Center
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...McMullen Museum
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Robsham Theater
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Graduate Student Life
/content/bc-web/research.htmlResearch
/content/bc-web/research.htmlText duplicate Overview
/content/bc-web/research/cente...Research Centers & Institutes
/content/bc-web/research/under...Undergraduate Research Opportunities
/content/bc-web/research/facul...Faculty Awards & Grants
/content/bc-web/research/gradu...Graduate Fellowships
/content/bc-web/research/resea...Research Support
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Vice Provost for Research
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Sponsored Programs
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Research Integrity and Compliance
/content/bc-web/resources/rela...Technology Transfer and Licensing
/content/bc-web/jesuit-catholi...Jesuit, Catholic
/content/bc-web/jesuit-catholi...Text duplicate Overview
/content/bc-web/jesuit-catholi...Catholic Intellectual Tradition
/content/bc-web/jesuit-catholi...Jesuit Resources
/content/bc-web/resources/divi...Division of Mission & Ministry
/content/bc-web/resources/camp...Campus Ministry
/content/bc-web/resources/cent...Center for Student Formation
/content/bc-web/resources/chur...The Church in the 21st Century Center
/content/bc/centers/jesinst.htmlThe Jesuit Institute
/a-z/directories.htmlDirectory
/a-z/az-index.htmlA to Z Listing
/content/bc-web/admission/appl...Text duplicate Apply
/content/bc-web/admission/visi...Text duplicate Visit
/content/bc-web/offices/alumni...Text duplicate Give
/content/bc-web/resources/for-...Text duplicate Students
/content/bc-web/resources/for-...Text duplicate Parents
/content/bc-web/resources/for-...Text duplicate Alumni
/content/bc-web/resources/for-...Text duplicate Faculty & Staff
/content/bc-web.htmlIMG-ALT Boston College
/content/bc-web.htmlText duplicate Boston College
/content/bc-web/about.htmlText duplicate About BC
/content/bc-web/admission.htmlText duplicate Admission
/content/bc-web/academics.htmlText duplicate Academics
/content/bc-web/research.htmlText duplicate Research
/content/bc-web/campus-life.htmlText duplicate Campus Life
/content/bc-web/jesuit-catholi...Text duplicate Jesuit, Catholic
/content/bc-web/resources/acad...Text duplicate Academic Calendar
/content/bc-web/resources/bc-m...BC Magazine
/content/bc-web/bcnews.htmlBC News
/content/bc-web/resources/dire...Directories
/content/bc-web/resources/webc...Webcams
/content/bc-web/resources/mybc...My BC
/content/bc-web/resources/offi...Offices, Services, Resources
/content/bc-web/resources/form...Formative Education
/content/bc-web/resources/athl...Athletics
/content/bc-web/resources/glob...Global
/content/bc-web/resources/agor...Agora Portal
/content/bc-web/resources/emer...Emergency
/content/bc-web/resources/jobs...Jobs at BC
/content/bc-web/resources/libr...Text duplicate Libraries
/content/bc-web/resources/book...Bookstore
/content/bc-web/resources/maps...Maps & Directions
/content/bc-web/resources/hour...Hours
/content/bc-web/resources/even...Events
/content/bc-web/resources/dini...BC Dining
/content/bc-web/bcnews/campus-...Core values
/content/bc-web/bcnews.htmlText duplicate BC News
/content/bc-web/bcnews/campus-...Anxious look homeward A Boston College student from Hong Kong talks about the unrest in his homeland.
IMG-ALT Hong Kong protest
/content/bc-web/bcnews/nation-...Hyukshin education in South Korea Lynch School researchers assess schools that promote democracy-based education and humanism over grades and testing.
IMG-ALT open book
/content/bc-web/bcnews/athleti...New BC head football coach Ohio State's Jeff Hafley joins the Eagles as the Gregory P. Barber '69 and Family Head Coach.
IMG-ALT Martin Jarmond and Jeff Hafley
http://events.bc.edu/External Text duplicate Events
http://www.instagram.com/bosto...External Boston College's Instagram
/content/bc-web/offices/office...BC Social
/content/bc-web/bcnews/campus-...Read BC News Article
https://www.youtube.com/boston...External Text duplicate Boston College
/content/bc-web/admission/visi...Visit BC
https://bc.csod.com/ats/career...External Subdomain Text duplicate Jobs at BC
http://www.bc.edu/giveText duplicate Give
/content/bc-web/offices/studen...Text duplicate Academic Calendar
http://portal.bc.edu/External Text duplicate Agora Portal
http://bceagles.com/External Text duplicate Athletics
https://www.facebook.com/Bosto...External Facebook
https://twitter.com/bostoncollegeExternal Twitter
https://instagram.com/bostonco...External Instagram
https://www.youtube.com/user/B...External Youtube
https://www.linkedin.com/schoo...External LinkedIn
/content/bc/sites/accessibilit...Accessibility
/content/bc-web/resources/emer...Text duplicate Emergency
/content/bc-web/sites/bc-resou...Contact
/content/bc/offices/diversity/...Notice of Nondiscrimination

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.bc.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.74 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 6 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (61 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateThu, 19 Dec 2019 14:17:52 GMT
serverApache
last-modifiedThu, 19 Dec 2019 14:15:33 GMT
etag"f510-59a0f31c30dc9-gzip"
accept-rangesbytes
varyAccept-Encoding
content-encodinggzip
connectionclose
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(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 38,876 referring domains.
This website has 4,551,924 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 29,326 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

No valid Robots.txt file was found.

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
0

Only the data for the given URL is shown. We cannot determine the social actions for a linked fan page.

Search preview

Boston College
https://www.bc.edu/
Boston College, the first institution of higher education to operate in the city of Boston, is today among the nation's foremost universities, a leader in the liberal arts, scientific inquiry, and student formation.

Most important keywords

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

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Boston51%Check
Boston College51%Check
BC News41%Check
College Band40%Check
Education40%Check
Higher Education37%Check
institution35%Check
first35%Check
Arts35%Check

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