Capetown.gov.za - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
69% 
Page structure
75% 
Link structure
72% 
Server
47% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
2.08 s
File size
129.60 kB
Words
3312
Media files
4
Number of links
71 internal / 29 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
The title of the page is empty or not set.
Meta description
(Critically important)
capetown.gov.za
The meta description is too short. (105 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length) Optimize description
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.capetown.gov.za/
There is a valid canonical link specified.
Language
(Somewhat important)
Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en
Server location: South Africa
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
descriptioncapetown.gov.za
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GENERATORMicrosoft SharePoint
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msapplication-square310x310logo//resource.capetown.gov.za/Style%20Library/Images/favicons/largetile.png
msvalidate.019594DA94350D356768CD7340B1B018FD
google-site-verificationeqk09B1ngox1FKskbJLEGK6xR-2kw4CpQDccs6ggq_I
langen
og:titleCity of Cape Town Link
og:imagehttps://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/PublishingImages/Former%20Mayors%20Header.jpg?RenditionID=18
og:site_nameCity of Cape Town
og:descriptionSharing a City of Cape Town Page...
og:image:width200
og:image:height200
X-UA-CompatibleIE=10
Content-Security-Policyupgrade-insecure-requests
Content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
ExpiresEmpty

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Words from the H1 heading are not used in the page content.
This page contains 3312 words. That's ok.
24.4% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
15 paragraphs were found on this page.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 20.18 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 17 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, height=device-height, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1, minimal-ui" is provided.
At least one Apple touch icon is specified.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
Empty bold or strong tags were found on this page.
The following tag is repeated too often: browse our sections
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)
City of Cape Town Logo City of Cape Town Logo
The H1 heading is perfect.
Headings
(Important)
The structure of headings is missing one or more levels. Do not skip heading levels.
Some headings do not have any content.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 City of Cape Town Logo City of Cape Town Logo
H1 Footer navigation
H2 Empty heading
H2 Empty heading
H2 Empty heading
H2 Empty heading
H2 Empty heading
H2 Empty heading
H3 City Tweets
H4 Trending
H6 Discover more
H6 Meet the city
H6 Connect with us
H6 Legal navigation
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
1 links don't have an anchor text.
The number of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
All internal links are not using dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (29) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
/searchNo Text
https://www.capetown.gov.za/IMG-ALT City of Cape Town Logo
A-TITLE City of Cape Town
https://www.capetown.gov.za/Skip to content
A-TITLE Skip to content
/City-ConnectCity Connect
A-TITLE City
/DepartmentsDepartments
A-TITLE Departments
/Document-centreDocuments and policies
A-TITLE Documents
/Explore and enjoyExplore and enjoy
A-TITLE Explore
/Family and homeFamily and home
A-TITLE Family
/Local and communitiesLocal and communities
A-TITLE Local
/Media-and-newsMedia and news
A-TITLE Media
/Work and businessWork and business
A-TITLE Work
/Work and business/Planning-po...Building and planning
A-TITLE Building
/Local and communities/meet-th...City and Council
A-TITLE City
/general/coronavirus-updatesCoronavirus (COVID-19) updates
A-TITLE Coronavirus
/Local and communities/See-all...Facilities and venues
A-TITLE Facilities
/City-Connect/have-your-sayHave your say
A-TITLE Have
/City-Connect/all-city-online-...Online apps, portals and services
A-TITLE Online
/sitemapSite map
A-TITLE Site
/Family and home/Meet-the-City...Subcouncils
A-TITLE Subcouncils
/thinkwaterThink Water
A-TITLE Think
/General/Contact-usContact us
A-TITLE Contact
/Document-centreFind a document
A-TITLE Find
https://eservices.capetown.gov...New window External Subdomain Find a job
A-TITLE Find
/Family and home/Meet-the-City...Find your councillor, ward or subcouncil
A-TITLE Find
https://eservices.capetown.gov...New window External Subdomain Go to e-services
A-TITLE Go
https://web1.capetown.gov.za/w...New window External Subdomain Go to tenders
A-TITLE Go
https://eservices1.capetown.go...New window External Subdomain Report a fault
A-TITLE Report
/Family and home/Meet-the-City...View the City meeting calendar
A-TITLE View
http://resource.capetown.gov.z...New window External Subdomain Check the schedule
/Family and home/Residential-u...be prepared
/general/coronavirus-updatesservice delivery updates
/contactscommunication channels
/Work and business/Greener-bus...Climate change
/general/coronavirus-updatesCovid-19 service updates
https://resource.capetown.gov....New window External Subdomain Covid-19 vaccine FAQs
/loadshedding/Load-shedding
https://eservices1.capetown.go...New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Report a fault
https://resource.capetown.gov....New window External Subdomain Swimming pools
/City-Connect/Pay/Driving-and-...Vehicle licensing
/City-Connect/Have-your-say/Is...Water services plan
https://sacoronavirus.co.za/New window External www.sacoronavirus.co.za
https://twitter.com/CityofCT?r...External Tweets by CityofCT
https://twitter.com/CityofCTAl...External Tweets by CityofCTAlerts
/City-ConnectText duplicate City Connect
A-TITLE City
/DepartmentsText duplicate Departments
A-TITLE Departments
/Document-centreText duplicate Documents and policies
A-TITLE Documents
/Explore and enjoyText duplicate Explore and enjoy
A-TITLE Explore
/Family and homeText duplicate Family and home
A-TITLE Family
/Local and communitiesText duplicate Local and communities
A-TITLE Local
/Media-and-newsText duplicate Media and news
A-TITLE Media
/Work and businessText duplicate Work and business
A-TITLE Work
/Work and business/Planning-po...Text duplicate Building and planning
A-TITLE Building
/Local and communities/meet-th...Text duplicate City and Council
A-TITLE City
/general/coronavirus-updatesText duplicate Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
A-TITLE Coronavirus
/Local and communities/See-all...Text duplicate Facilities and venues
A-TITLE Facilities
/City-Connect/have-your-sayText duplicate Have your say
A-TITLE Have
/City-Connect/all-city-online-...Text duplicate Online apps, portals and services
A-TITLE Online
/sitemapText duplicate Site map
A-TITLE Site
/Family and home/Meet-the-City...Text duplicate Subcouncils
A-TITLE Subcouncils
/thinkwaterText duplicate Think Water
A-TITLE Think
/General/Contact-usText duplicate Contact us
A-TITLE Contact
/Document-centreText duplicate Find a document
A-TITLE Find
https://eservices.capetown.gov...New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Find a job
A-TITLE Find
/Family and home/Meet-the-City...Text duplicate Find your councillor, ward or subcouncil
A-TITLE Find
https://eservices.capetown.gov...New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Go to e-services
A-TITLE Go
https://web1.capetown.gov.za/w...New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Go to tenders
A-TITLE Go
https://eservices1.capetown.go...New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Report a fault
A-TITLE Report
/Family and home/Meet-the-City...Text duplicate View the City meeting calendar
A-TITLE View
/FeedbackNew window Is anything wrong with this page?
/City-ConnectText duplicate City Connect
A-TITLE City Connect
/Document-centreCity documents and resources
A-TITLE City documents and resources
/policiesPolicies and by-laws
A-TITLE Policies and by-laws
/Media-and-newsText duplicate Media and news
A-TITLE Media and news
/Family and home/Meet-the-city...Our Mayor
A-TITLE Our Mayor
/Family and home/Meet-the-city...Our vision for the City
A-TITLE Our vision for the City
/DepartmentsText duplicate Departments
A-TITLE Departments
/Family and home/Meet-the-city...Where do I fit in
A-TITLE Where do I fit in
/City-Connect/have-your-sayText duplicate Have your say
A-TITLE Have your say
https://www.facebook.com/pages...New window External Facebook
A-TITLE Follow City of Cape Town on Facebook
https://twitter.com/CityofCTNew window External City
A-TITLE Follow City of Cape Town on Twitter
https://www.youtube.com/user/c...New window External YouTube
A-TITLE Follow City of Cape Town on Facebook
https://twitter.com/CityofCTAl...New window External Alerts
A-TITLE Follow City of Cape Town on Twitter
/subscribeSubscribe
A-TITLE Subscribe
/linkedinNew window LinkedIn
A-TITLE Connect with us on LinkedIn
/General/Contact-usText duplicate Contact us
https://www.capetowngreenmap.c...New window External Cape Town Green Map
A-TITLE Cape Town Green Map
https://www.capetown.travel/New window External Subdomain Cape Town Tourism
A-TITLE Cape Town Tourism
https://capetownstadium.co.za/New window External Cape Town Stadium
A-TITLE Cape Town Stadium
https://film.investcapetown.com/New window External Subdomain Film Cape Town
A-TITLE Film Cape Town
https://www.investcapetown.com/New window External Invest Cape Town
A-TITLE Invest Cape Town
https://myciti.org.za/en/home/New window External MyCiTi
A-TITLE MyCiTi
https://savingelectricity.org.za/New window External Saving Electricity
https://www.smartcape.org.za/New window External Smart Cape
A-TITLE Smart Cape
https://www.tda.gov.za/New window External Transport Directorate
A-TITLE Transport Directorate
https://www.wesgro.co.za/New window External Wesgro
A-TITLE Wesgro
https://www.capetown.gov.za/A-TITLE City of Cape Town
/Pages/Sitemap.aspxText duplicate Site map
A-TITLE site map
/General/HelpHelp
A-TITLE Help
/General/Terms-of-useTerms of use
A-TITLE Help
/General/PrivacyPrivacy
A-TITLE Privacy

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.capetown.gov.za/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
The X-powered header is sent within the response header. (unnecessary)
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is very slow (2.08 seconds). The response time should be less than 0.4 seconds. Slow websites are bad for search engine bots and also result in bad user experience.
This page loads 17 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
This page only loads 3 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (130 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
cache-controlprivate, max-age=0
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
content-encodinggzip
expiresThu, 21 Oct 2021 18:20:35 GMT
last-modifiedFri, 05 Nov 2021 18:20:35 GMT
varyAccept-Encoding
serverMicrosoft-IIS/8.5
x-sharepointhealthscore1
x-aspnet-version4.0.30319
set-cookie66 Characters
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x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
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spiislatency0
x-powered-byASP.NET
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x-content-type-optionsnosniff
x-ms-invokeapp1; RequireReadOnly
dateFri, 05 Nov 2021 18:20:35 GMT
content-length30491
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This website is not listed on the Shallalist.
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 5,275 referring domains.
This page has 153,504 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 4,080 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 2430 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Search preview

www.capetown.gov.za
No title provided
capetown.gov.za

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Town77%Check
Cape77%Check
Cape Town77%Check
Services Cape Town62%Check
City61%Check
capetown59%Check
gov59%Check
City Council49%Check
strong City49%Check
Tri City45%Check

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