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Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
0.64 s
File size
37.00 kB
Media files
Number of links
85 internal / 18 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
Home - Cambridge City Council
The length of the page title is perfect. (286 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Cambridge City Council
The meta description is too short. (148 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length) Optimize description
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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-gb
Server location: Netherlands
The following language is defined by HTML: en-gb
Alternate/Hreflang Links
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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
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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
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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

descriptionCambridge City Council
og:site_nameCambridge City Council
og:descriptionCambridge City Council

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Page quality

(Critically important)
Only 1 paragraph/s was/were found on this page.
There are only 487 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
26.5% 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.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 14.25 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 7 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width" 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
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1 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)
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
/css/ccc-logo-white.pngNo alt attribute provided
.../8132/gcsp-local-plan-graphic-01-300.pngGreater Cambridge Local Plan
/media/6958/candle-01-300.jpgHolocaust Memorial Day civic ceremony
/media/7982/ash-leaves-01-300.jpgHelp us map the city's trees

Page structure

H1 heading
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There is no H1 heading specified.
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 Bins, recycling and rubbish
H2 Council tax
H2 Parking
H2 Planning applications
H2 Housing
H2 Your council
H2 Latest news
H2 Updates
H2 Follow us
H2 Promotional content
H2 Follow us Duplicate text
H2 Find out more
H2 Other useful sites
H3 Greater Cambridge Local Plan
H3 Holocaust Memorial Day civic ceremony
H3 Help us map the city's trees
H5 Menu
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 18 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text Skip To Main Content Subdomain My Cambridge: Log in or sign up
/check-when-your-bin-will-be-e...Check when your bin will be emptied
/travel-to-cambridgeTravel to Cambridge
/view-and-comment-on-a-plannin...Check and comment on a planning application
/register-for-council-tax-or-u...Register for council tax or update your details
/elections-and-votingElections and voting Subdomain Make a secure payment online
/bins-recycling-and-rubbishBins, recycling and rubbish
/check-when-your-bin-will-be-e...Text duplicate Check when your bin will be emptied
/what-goes-in-which-binCheck what goes in which bin
/council-taxCouncil tax
/pay-your-council-taxPay your council tax bill
/get-money-off-your-council-ta...Get money off your council tax bill
/car-park-spacesCheck spaces in our car parks
/grand-arcade-car-parkGrand Arcade car park
/planning-applicationsPlanning applications
/view-and-comment-on-a-plannin...Text duplicate Check and comment on a planning application
/check-if-you-need-planning-pe...Check whether you need planning permission
/pay-your-housing-rentPay your housing rent
/request-or-report-a-housing-r...Request or report a housing repair
/your-councilYour council
https://democracy.cambridge.go...External Subdomain Find your local councillor
https://democracy.cambridge.go...External Subdomain Committee meeting minutes and agendas duplicate Menu
/news/2020/01/23/cambridge-com...Cambridge commemorates victims of the Holocaust and genocide at civic ceremony
/news/2020/01/21/cambridge-can...Cambridge Canopy Project set to make our urban forest grow
/news/2020/01/20/chief-executi...Chief Executive announces intention to leave the council in June all news releases
/updates/2020/01/23/system-mai...System maintenance on Monday 27 January might affect phone lines
/updates/2020/01/06/delay-vali...Delay validating planning applications
/updates/2020/01/23/changes-to...Changes to our online planning application search system
/updatesSee all recent updates window External Follow us on Facebook window External Follow us on Twitter window External Subscribe on YouTube
/email-sign-upNew window Subscribe to email alerts
https://www.greatercambridgepl...External Greater Cambridge Local Plan Have your say about the document that will affect how we live, work and play over the next 20 years
IMG-ALT Greater Cambridge Local Plan
A-TITLE Greater Cambridge Local Plan
/holocaust-memorial-dayHolocaust Memorial Day civic ceremony Commemorate with us at the Corn Exchange on Sunday 26 January
IMG-ALT Holocaust Memorial Day civic ceremony
A-TITLE Holocaust Memorial Day civic ceremony
/help-us-map-the-citys-treesHelp us map the city's trees We're creating a map of all the trees in Cambridge, to help us manage the city's urban forest
IMG-ALT Help us map the city's trees
A-TITLE Tree map duplicate Menu
https://democracy.cambridge.go...New window External Subdomain Committee meetings Facebook Twitter YouTube
/social-mediaAll our social media accounts
/subscribe-for-email-alertsText duplicate Subscribe to email alerts
/contact-usContact us
/data-protectionData Protection
/job-vacanciesJob vacancies
/terms-of-useTerms of use
https://www.cambridgelivetrust...External Cambridge Corn Exchange
https://www.cambridgelivetrust...External Cambridge Live Trust city events
https://www.greatercambridge.o...External Greater Cambridge Partnership Visit Cambridge and Beyond
/allotments-and-community-gardensAllotments and community gardens
/arts-and-cultureArts and culture
https://bereavement.cambridge....External Subdomain Bereavement services
/bins-recycling-and-rubbishBins, rubbish and recycling
/boat-mooring-and-puntingBoat mooring and punting
/building-controlBuilding control
/business-propertyBusiness property
/business-ratesBusiness rates
/climate-change-and-sustainabi...Climate change and sustainability
/communities-and-peopleCommunities and people
/council-taxText duplicate Council tax
/customer-servicesCustomer services
/cycling-and-walkingCycling and walking
/dog-wardenDog warden
/food-safetyFood safety
/grants-and-fundingGrants and funding
/home-energy-and-water-useHome energy and water use
/housingText duplicate Housing
/job-vacanciesText duplicate Job vacancies
/licences-and-permitsLicences and permits
/parkingText duplicate Parking
/parks-and-playgroundsParks and playgrounds Subdomain Pay
/pest-controlPest control
/pollution-noise-and-nuisancePollution, noise and nuisance
/procurement-and-contractsProcurement and contracts
/public-artPublic art
/sport-and-fitnessSport and fitness
/street-and-park-maintenanceStreet and park maintenance
/transport-schemesTransport schemes
/urban-growthUrban growth
/vehicle-services-mots-and-rep...Vehicle services, MOTs and repairs
/your-councilText duplicate Your council
/cookies-on-the-website/Find out more

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to ""
HTTP header
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.64 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 7 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
This website only loads 2 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (37 kB).

HTTP Response Header

cache-controlno-cache, no-store, must-revalidate
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
set-cookie120 Characters
dateMon, 27 Jan 2020 06:01:25 GMT

External factors

(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 2,948 referring domains.
This website has 700,125 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 1,970 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.


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Allow: /
Disallow: /umbraco/

Facebook popularity

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Home - Cambridge City Council
Cambridge City Council

Most important keywords

Following keywords were found. You can check the keyword optimization of this page for each keyword.

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Cambridge City Council69%Check
City Council66%Check
Greater Cambridge58%Check
council tax54%Check
council tax bill48%Check

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