Cornell.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
80% 
Page structure
98% 
Link structure
65% 
Server
49% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.64 s
File size
68.00 kB
Words
866
Media files
2
Number of links
59 internal / 148 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Cornell University
The page title is too short. (160 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Cornell University is a private research university that provides an exceptional education for undergraduates and graduate and professional students. Cornell's colleges and schools encompass more than 100 fields of study, with locations in Ithaca, New York, New York City and Doha, Qatar.
The meta description is too long: 1787 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
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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authorOffice of Web Communications, Cornell University
copyrightCopyright (c) 2019 Cornell University
descriptionCornell University is a private research university that provides an exceptional education for undergraduates and graduate and professional students. Cornell's colleges and schools encompass more than 100 fields of study, with locations in Ithaca, New York, New York City and Doha, Qatar.
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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
The average number of words per sentence of 8.77 words is low.
This page contains 866 words. That's ok.
16.5% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
11 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.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
Multiple viewport tags are given. There should only be one.
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website loads 12 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "user-scalable = yes" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 17 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.

Media list

URLAlt attributeTitle
.../74CE78FF-958F-752D-5DDDD6CE59D375DA.jpgGreg Page: cultivating art in the global backyard

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Cornell University
The H1 heading is too short (18 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Cornell University
H2 COVID-19 and Reactivation Planning
H2 Cornell Chronicle
H2 Popular Destinations
H2 Spotlight
H2 Online Events
H2 Important dates
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The amount of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
All internal links don't have dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (148) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.cornell.edu/Anchor Skip to content
https://www.cornell.edu/Cornell University
A-TITLE Cornell.edu Homepage
https://www.cornell.edu/aboutAbout Cornell
https://www.cornell.edu/aboutText duplicate About Cornell
https://www.cornell.edu/about/Overview
/about/facts.cfmUniversity Facts
/about/maps/Maps & Directions
/about/mission.cfmMission & Vision
/about/values.cfmCore Values
/about/traditions.cfmTraditions
/about/locations/Locations
/about/locations/ithaca/Ithaca
/about/locations/nyc/New York City
http://diversity.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Diversity
/features/economic-impact/Economic Impact
http://sustainability.cornell....External Subdomain Sustainability
http://global.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Global
http://leadership.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Cornell Leadership
/admissions/Admissions
/admissions/Text duplicate Overview
http://admissions.cornell.edu/...External Subdomain Apply
http://admissions.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Admissions
http://admissions.cornell.edu/...External Subdomain Dates and Deadlines
http://admissions.cornell.edu/...External Subdomain Costs and Aid
http://www.gradschool.cornell....External Subdomain Text duplicate Admissions
https://gradschool.cornell.edu...External Subdomain Fields of Study
https://gradschool.cornell.edu...External Subdomain Financial Support
http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ss/...External Subdomain Summer Sessions
http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ws/...External Subdomain Winter Sessions
http://www.sce.cornell.edu/exm...External Subdomain Part-time Study
/academics/Academics
https://www.cornell.edu/academicsText duplicate Academics
/academics/Text duplicate Overview
/academics/fields.cfmText duplicate Fields of Study
/academics/colleges.cfmColleges & Schools
/academics/departments.cfmDepartments
/academics/library.cfmLibrary
/academics/continuing.cfmContinuing Education
https://provost.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Office of the Provost
https://registrar.cornell.edu/...External Subdomain Academic Calendar
http://courses.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Course Catalog
https://globallearning.cornell...External Subdomain Global Learning
http://learninggoals.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Learning Goals
https://www.cornell.edu/researchResearch
https://www.cornell.edu/researchText duplicate Overview
https://research.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Extreme Talent. Radical Collaboration. Results That Matter.
https://research.cornell.edu/r...External Subdomain Vice Provost for Research
http://research.cornell.edu/fi...External Subdomain Centers & Institutes
http://www.ctl.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Technology Licensing (CTL)
http://www.gradschool.cornell....External Subdomain Graduate Research
http://undergraduateresearch.c...External Subdomain Undergraduate Research
http://research.cornell.edu/re...External Subdomain OVPR Research Publications
/engagement/Public Engagement
/engagement/Text duplicate Overview
http://news.cornell.edu/storie...External Subdomain Chronicle coverage: Experiential learning program celebrates 20 years in India
http://engaged.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Engaged Cornell
http://www.cce.cornell.edu/Pag...External Subdomain Cooperative Extension
http://landgrant.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Land Grant Mission & History
http://psc.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Public Service Center
/student-life/Student Life
/student-life/Text duplicate Student Life
/student-life/Text duplicate Overview
/student-life/athletics.cfmAthletics & Recreation
/student-life/involved.cfmGet Involved
/student-life/health.cfmHealth & Safety
/student-life/dining.cfmDining & Housing
https://diversity.cornell.edu/...External Subdomain Find Your Networks
http://newstudentprograms.corn...External Subdomain Center for First-Year Students
http://orgsync.rso.cornell.edu/External Clubs & Student Groups
http://admissions.cornell.edu/...External Subdomain Undergraduate
http://www.gradschool.cornell....External Subdomain Graduate
https://www.cornell.edu/visitVisit
http://www.giving.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Give
https://www.studentessentials....External Subdomain Students
http://parents.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Parents
http://cuinfo.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Faculty & Staff
http://alumni.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Alumni
https://covid.cornell.edu/External Subdomain COVID-19 Website
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Scientists identify new pathogen in NY apples
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Research reflects how AI sees through the looking glass
http://news.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Cornell Chronicle
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Cornell leaders provide update on university finances
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Pandemic injects new urgency into coronavirus collaborations
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Text duplicate Research reflects how AI sees through the looking glass
http://news.cornell.edu/External Subdomain More news
http://news.cornell.edu/media-...External Subdomain For media
/admissions/Text duplicate Admissions
https://www.cornell.edu/weather/Weather
/about/maps/Maps and Directions
/academics/calendar/Text duplicate Academic Calendar
/academics/colleges.cfmColleges and Schools
/search/people.cfmDirectory Search
https://news.weill.cornell.edu...External Subdomain A new target for liver disease treatments identified
https://cornellbigred.com/news...External Women's rowers earn post-season honors
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain All about BirdNET: How to ID birds by sound
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain 2020 Center for Vertebrate Genomics virtual symposium
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain Summer 3-Week-3 Classes Begin
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain Summer 3-Week-3 Final Exams End
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain 6-Week and 8-Week Summer Sessions Final Exams
https://covid.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Teaching & Learning
https://researchservices.corne...External Subdomain Research Continuity
https://covid.cornell.edu/staff/External Subdomain Workplace Guidelines
https://covid.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate COVID-19 Website
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Library gears up for curbside pickup, other services Library gears up for curbside pickup, other services Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Library gears up for curbside pickup, other services
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Summer program aims to lower barriers for CS majors Summer program aims to lower barriers for CS majors Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Summer program aims to lower barriers for CS majors
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Greg Page: cultivating art in the global backyard Greg Page: cultivating art in the global backyard Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Greg Page: cultivating art in the global backyard
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Treatments tested for invasive pest on allium crops Treatments tested for invasive pest on allium crops Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Treatments tested for invasive pest on allium crops
https://instagram.com/CornellU...External CornellUniversity
A-TITLE Official Cornell Instagram account
https://www.instagram.com/p/CC...New window External Instagram image
IMG-ALT Greg Page: cultivating art in the global backyard
http://www.twitter.com/CornellExternal @Cornell
A-TITLE Official Cornell Twitter account
http://www.twitter.com/YahooFi...External @YahooFinance
https://t.co/L2fFlZwBseExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/L2fFlZwBse
http://www.twitter.com/Atkinso...External @AtkinsonCenter
A-TITLE Tweets from AtkinsonCenter
http://www.twitter.com/FarazUs...External @FarazUsmani
http://www.twitter.com/Cornell...External @CornellDyson
http://www.twitter.com/cbb2cor...External @cbb2cornell
http://www.twitter.com/brianmi...External @brianmikedillon
https://t.co/lbnqVd7P4oExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/lbnqVd7P4o
http://www.twitter.com/Cornell...External @CornellAlumni
A-TITLE Tweets from CornellAlumni
https://t.co/w6J3dLdaL5External URL anchor text
https://t.co/w6J3dLdaL5
http://www.twitter.com/Cornell...External @CornellBirds
A-TITLE Tweets from CornellBirds
https://t.co/4hUIJqUXCgExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/4hUIJqUXCg
http://www.twitter.com/CornellEngExternal @CornellEng
A-TITLE Tweets from CornellEng
https://t.co/mMtOP1gQlgExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/mMtOP1gQlg
http://www.twitter.com/Cornell...External @CornellGrad
A-TITLE Tweets from CornellGrad
http://www.twitter.com/CUFutur...External @CUFutureFaculty
http://www.twitter.com/Cornell...External Text duplicate @CornellGrad
https://t.co/boisXcHkNkExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/boisXcHkNk
http://www.twitter.com/CornellLawExternal @CornellLaw
A-TITLE Tweets from CornellLaw
http://www.twitter.com/Cornell...External @CornellMedia
https://t.co/UPWepOOmqhExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/UPWepOOmqh
http://www.twitter.com/CornellMBAExternal @CornellMBA
A-TITLE Tweets from CornellMBA
http://www.twitter.com/ecornel...External @ecornell_online
http://www.twitter.com/search?...External #CornellBusiness
https://t.co/9jkFWlLPbMExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/9jkFWlLPbM
http://www.twitter.com/CornellSHAExternal @CornellSHA
A-TITLE Tweets from CornellSHA
http://www.twitter.com/ecornel...External Text duplicate @ecornell_online
http://www.twitter.com/search?...External #HospitalityMarketing:
http://www.twitter.com/search?...External #COVID19,"
https://t.co/YZ2SIdvNqkExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/YZ2SIdvNqk
http://www.twitter.com/Cornell...External @Cornell_Library
A-TITLE Tweets from Cornell_Library
http://www.twitter.com/Catherw...External @CatherwoodLibe
http://www.twitter.com/search?...External #OnThisDay
https://t.co/ciQiOigXxIExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/ciQiOigXxI
http://www.twitter.com/HFJMuseumExternal @HFJMuseum
A-TITLE Tweets from HFJMuseum
http://www.twitter.com/CornellExternal Text duplicate @Cornell
https://t.co/exQz8gPPSFExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/exQz8gPPSF
http://www.twitter.com/WeillCo...External @WeillCornell
A-TITLE Tweets from WeillCornell
http://www.twitter.com/mmw_lmwExternal @mmw_lmw
http://www.twitter.com/search?...External #SecondaryGerminalCenters
http://www.twitter.com/search?...External #Transcriptional_Reprogramming
http://www.twitter.com/search?...External #CellFate_Bias
https://t.co/WzMA56aBEMExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/WzMA56aBEM
http://www.twitter.com/cornellaapExternal @cornellaap
A-TITLE Tweets from cornellaap
http://www.twitter.com/PlacesJ...External @PlacesJournal
http://www.twitter.com/columbi...External @columbiagsapp
http://www.twitter.com/weitzma...External @weitzmanschool
http://www.twitter.com/Taubman...External @TaubmanCollege
http://www.twitter.com/SamFoxS...External @SamFoxSchool
https://t.co/p3h5y6jsnVExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/p3h5y6jsnV
http://www.twitter.com/cornellilrExternal @cornellilr
A-TITLE Tweets from cornellilr
http://www.twitter.com/search?...External #Seattle
http://www.twitter.com/UberExternal @Uber
http://www.twitter.com/LyftExternal @Lyft
https://t.co/AQoxIfEoIoExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/AQoxIfEoIo
http://www.twitter.com/cornellvetExternal @cornellvet
A-TITLE Tweets from cornellvet
http://www.twitter.com/bakerco...External @bakercornell
https://t.co/1jYA5fQTbZExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/1jYA5fQTbZ
/about/mission.cfm“I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.”
/about/mission.cfmEzra Cornell, 1868
/video/glorious-to-viewNew window Glorious to View Video
A-TITLE Play button for Glorious to View video
/video/glorious-to-viewNew window Experience Cornell
https://cornellbotanicgardens....External Botanic Gardens
A-TITLE Botanic Gardens' arboretum and on-campus natural areas
https://hr.cornell.edu/jobsExternal Subdomain Careers
http://news.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Cornell Chronicle
A-TITLE Cornell's primary source of news since 1969
https://global.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Global
A-TITLE Global Cornell
/about/locations/ithaca/Text duplicate Ithaca
A-TITLE The Ithaca campus and community
/academics/library.cfmText duplicate Library
A-TITLE Cornell University library and its units
/about/locations/Text duplicate Locations
A-TITLE campus locations
http://museum.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Museum
A-TITLE Johnson Museum of Art
https://registrar.cornell.edu/...External Subdomain Text duplicate Academic Calendar
A-TITLE Important academic dates
https://cuinfo.cornell.edu/External Subdomain CUInfo
A-TITLE Information for the Cornell Community
https://emergency.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Emergency
A-TITLE Your Guide to Emergency Planning at Cornell
http://events.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Events
A-TITLE Events happening on the Cornell campus
/live-view/Live View
/about/maps/Maps
A-TITLE Maps and directions for Ithaca campus
https://emergency.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Operating Status
A-TITLE Updates on the status of the Ithaca Campus
/search/people.cfmPeople Search
A-TITLE Search student, faculty, and staff information
https://www.cornell.edu/weather/Text duplicate Weather
A-TITLE National Weather Service forecasts for Ithaca
http://caringcommunity.cornell...External Subdomain Caring Community
A-TITLE How to find help for yourself or others in need
http://accessibility.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Accessibility
A-TITLE A resource and central clearinghouse on accessibility-related information for the Cornell community
https://diversity.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Diversity
A-TITLE Cornell Diversity & Inclusion
http://news.cornell.edu/media-...External Subdomain For Media
A-TITLE The Cornell Media Relations office
http://www.leadership.cornell....External Subdomain Leadership
A-TITLE President, Provost and Trustees
http://www.share.cornell.edu/External Subdomain SHARE
A-TITLE Sexual Harrassment and Assault-Response and Education
https://giving.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Support Cornell
A-TITLE Give to Cornell
https://sustainability.cornell...External Subdomain Text duplicate Sustainability
A-TITLE Sustainability news, events and research at Cornell
https://www.cornell.edu/weather/Ithaca, New York 83°F / 28°C
A-TITLE Current Ithaca weather
/copyright.cfmCopyright
/site-info.cfmSite Information
/privacy-notice.cfmPrivacy Notice
https://www.cornell.edu/contactContact
/accessibility-assistance.cfmWeb Accessibility Assistance
https://www.facebook.com/CornellExternal Facebook
A-TITLE Find us on Facebook
https://twitter.com/CornellExternal Twitter
A-TITLE Follow us on Twitter
http://instagram.com/cornellun...External Instagram
A-TITLE Find us on Instagram
http://www.youtube.com/cornell...External YouTube
A-TITLE Watch us on YouTube

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.cornell.edu/"
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 website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(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 4 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 12 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (68 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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content-encodinggzip
last-modifiedTue, 07 Jul 2020 23:29:04 GMT
accept-rangesbytes
varyAccept-Encoding,User-Agent
serverMicrosoft-IIS/10.0
x-ua-compatibleIE=Edge,chrome=1
x-powered-byARR/3.0
dateTue, 07 Jul 2020 23:34:12 GMT
content-length15313
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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 232,771 referring domains.
This website has 43,776,002 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 138,057 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.

Robots.txt

User-agent: *
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Disallow: /_dynamic_files/
Disallow: /_tasks/
Disallow: /test/
Disallow: /tools/
Disallow: /template/
Disallow: /search/
Disallow: /visit/plan/
Disallow: /video/kaltura/
Disallow: /video/tasks/
Disallow: /server-health-check/


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Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
6,612

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

Search preview

www.cornell.edu
Cornell University
Cornell University is a private research university that provides an exceptional education for undergraduates and graduate and professional students. Cornell's colleges and schools encompass more than 100 fields of study, with locations in Ithaca, New York, New York City and Doha, Qatar.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Cornell89%Check
Cornell University80%Check
University68%Check
Weill Cornell57%Check
Research University51%Check
Education35%Check
Fields35%Check
New York35%Check
Student35%Check
York City35%Check

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