Cmu.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
100% 
Page quality
35% 
Page structure
70% 
Link structure
96% 
Server
9% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
1.00 s
File size
60.60 kB
Words
261
Media files
14
Number of links
60 internal / 14 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Homepage - CMU - Carnegie Mellon University
The length of the page title is perfect. (422 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
CMU is a global research university known for its world-class, interdisciplinary programs: arts, business, computing, engineering, humanities, policy and science.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (990 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
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

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descriptionCMU is a global research university known for its world-class, interdisciplinary programs: arts, business, computing, engineering, humanities, policy and science.
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twitter:cardsummary_large_image
twitter:site@CarnegieMellon
twitter:creator@CarnegieMellon
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twitter:descriptionCMU is a global research university known for its world-class, interdisciplinary programs: arts, business, computing, engineering, humanities, policy, science.
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og:titleHomepage - CMU - Carnegie Mellon University
og:descriptionCMU is a global research university known for its world-class, interdisciplinary programs: arts, business, computing, engineering, humanities, policy and science.
og:typewebsite
og:urlhttp://www.cmu.edu/index.html
og:imagehttp://www.cmu.edu/assets/images/site/meta-image-cmu.jpg
X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
Only 1 paragraph/s was/were found on this page.
There are only 261 words on this page. Good pages should have about 800 words of useful content.
The average number of words per sentence of 6.67 words is low.
15.3% of the text are stop words.
Words from the H1 heading are used in the page content.
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.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 6 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" is provided.
At least one Apple touch icon is specified.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The following tag is repeated too often:
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
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.
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
...te-research-williamson-1400x1400-min.jpgMadison Williamson
...anner_updated_april2021_2000x500-min.jpgMake Possible the Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University — Explore What's Possible
...anner_updated_april2021_2000x500-min.jpgMake Possible the Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University — Explore What's Possible
/assets/icon-placeholder.pngNo alt attribute provided
...1/tony-awards-hylenski-1000x1000-min.jpgA robot in a hallway
/assets/icon-placeholder.pngNo alt attribute provided
/assets/icon-placeholder.pngNo alt attribute provided
...age/2021/family-weekend-700x700-min.jpegA student with family members
...images/dei-paint-collage-500x500-min.jpgPaint collage on homepage of Confronting Racism and Promoting Equity & Inclusion microsite
.../pittsburgh-skyline-shot-500x500-min.jpgPittsburgh skyline shot in the background with CMU students and faculty in the foreground
.../homepage/2019/pausch-bridge-600x600.jpgRandy Pausch Bridge on a Sunny Summer Day
...mepage/2019/cmu-sunny-campus-600x600.jpgCMU's Pittsburgh campus on a sunny day
/assets/images/site/instagram-footer.jpgCMU on Instagram
...homepage/2020/icon-goldwater-300x300.gifNo alt attribute provided

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Carnegie Mellon University
Too many H1 headings
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Carnegie Mellon University
H1 Spotlight Story
H1 Goldwater Scholars are tops in undergrad research. CMU has had 43.
H1 CMU In-depth
H1 CMU’s EarthTime tells the planet’s story through data and technology.
H1 13 Turing Awards
H1 Events
H1 Initiatives
H2 Senior seeks path forward for K-12 inclusive education
H2 Alumni Peter Hylenski and Jamie deRoy win Tony Awards
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
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 14 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
/coronavirus/index.htmlNew window Get the most up-to-date information.
https://www.cmu.edu/Carnegie Mellon University
https://www.cmu.edu/Anchor ———
https://www.cmu.edu/Anchor Menu
/news/stories/archives/2021/se...New window Learn about Madison Williamson's research
https://www.cmu.edu/news/New window Read more news
https://makepossible.cmu.edu/New window External IMG-ALT Make Possible the Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University — Explore What's Possible
https://www.cmu.edu/campaignNew window Text duplicate IMG-ALT Make Possible the Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University — Explore What's Possible
/news/stories/archives/2021/ap...New window Goldwater Scholars
/news/stories/archives/2021/se...New window Watch highlights from the show
https://earthtime.org/New window External the planet’s story through data and technology
https://www.cmu.edu/news/New window Text duplicate Read more news
/about/awards.htmlSee all awards
/parents/events/family-weekend...New window Family Weekend — Oct. 8-9
IMG-ALT A student with family members
https://tockify.com/carnegie.m...New window External Aug 14 - Dec 5 Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth
/dietrich/history/events/2021/...New window Sep 17 - Oct 15 CAUSE 25th Anniversary Conference
https://tockify.com/carnegie.m...New window External Oct 3 Gandhi Community Celebration
https://tockify.com/carnegie.m...External Oct 4 School of Design Lecture Series: Tony Lee, Jr.
https://www.cmu.edu/events/New window More events
/dei-commitments/index.htmlNew window Confronting Racism
IMG-ALT Paint collage on homepage of Confronting Racism and Promoting Equity & Inclusion microsite
/regional-impact/New window Regional Impact
IMG-ALT Pittsburgh skyline shot in the background with CMU students and faculty in the foreground
/leadership/the-provost/provos...New window Sustainability
IMG-ALT Randy Pausch Bridge on a Sunny Summer Day
/strategic-plan/New window Strategic Plan 2025
IMG-ALT CMU's Pittsburgh campus on a sunny day
/events/index.htmlCalendar
https://www.cmu.edu/jobs/New window Careers
/directory-contact/index.htmlDirectory / Contact
/feedback/index.htmlFeedback
/global/index.htmlGlobal Locations
/health-safety/index.htmlHealth & Safety
https://www.cmu.edu/news/New window News
/sitemap/index.htmlSite Map
https://www.cmu.edu/title-ix/New window Title IX
/engage/alumni/New window Alumni
/business-engagement/index.htmlNew window BUSINESS & RESEARCH PARTNERS
/faculty-staff/index.htmlFaculty & Staff
/current-students/index.htmlStudents
https://www.instagram.com/carn...New window External IMG-ALT CMU on Instagram
https://www.cmu.edu/legal/New window Legal Info
https://www.cmu.edu/www.cmu.edu
http://www.facebook.com/carneg...New window External CMU on Facebook
http://www.twitter.com/carnegi...New window External CMU on Twitter
https://www.linkedin.com/compa...New window External CMU on LinkedIn
http://www.youtube.com/carnegi...New window External CMU YouTube Channel
https://instagram.com/carnegie...New window External Text duplicate CMU on Instagram
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...New window External CMU on Flickr
/social-media/index.htmlCMU Social Media Directory
A-TITLE More Social Networks
/academics/index.htmlAcademics
/academics/interdisciplinary-p...Interdisciplinary Programs
http://www.library.cmu.edu/New window External Libraries
/academics/learning-for-a-life...Learning for a Lifetime
/student-admission/index.htmlAdmission
https://www.cmu.edu/admissionNew window Undergraduate
/graduate/admissions/New window Graduate
/about/index.htmlAbout
http://www.cmu.edu/leadership/New window Leadership
/about/mission.htmlVision, Mission and Values
/about/history.htmlHistory
/about/traditions.htmlTraditions
http://www.cmu.edu/diversityNew window Diversity & Inclusion
/about/pittsburgh.htmlPittsburgh
/about/rankings.htmlRankings
/about/awards.htmlAwards
/visit/index.htmlVisit
/visit/welcome-center.htmlDavid & Susan Coulter Welcome Center
/visit/maps-parking-transporta...Maps, Parking and Transportation
/research/index.htmlResearch
/research/centers-and-institut...Centers & Institutes
/student-experience/index.htmlStudent Experience
http://athletics.cmu.edu/New window External Athletics
/engage/give/opportunities/ind...New window Give
/engage/alumni/New window Text duplicate Alumni
/business-engagement/index.htmlNew window Business & Research Partners
/faculty-staff/index.htmlText duplicate Faculty & Staff
/current-students/index.htmlText duplicate Students

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.cmu.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 1.00 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 4 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page 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

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dateSun, 03 Oct 2021 16:58:49 GMT
serverApache
x-xss-protection1; mode=block
x-content-type-optionsnosniff
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
varyReferer
accept-rangesbytes
cache-controlmax-age=7200, must-revalidate
expiresSun, 03 Oct 2021 18:58:49 GMT
connectionclose
content-typetext/html
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 page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 117,216 referring domains.
This page has 23,611,854 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 80,963 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This page has social activity like shares, comments or likes on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

User-agent: *
Disallow: /cmufront/
Disallow: /myandrew
Disallow: /homepage/health/2009/fall/nobel-prize.shtml

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
5,722

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

Search preview

www.cmu.edu
Homepage - CMU - Carnegie Mellon University
CMU is a global research university known for its world-class, interdisciplinary programs: arts, business, computing, engineering, humanities, policy and science.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
CMU81%Check
University74%Check
Mellon University69%Check
Carnegie Mellon University67%Check
Research University62%Check
edu52%Check
Global46%Check
Interdisciplinary Programs46%Check
BUSINESS46%Check
Programs46%Check

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