Cornell.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
38% 
Page structure
98% 
Link structure
66% 
Server
55% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.56 s
File size
52.00 kB
Words
474
Media files
9
Number of links
57 internal / 77 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: 1783 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

NameValue
authorOffice of Web Communications, Cornell University
copyrightCopyright (c) 2021 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.
keywordsuniversity, ivy league, research, undergraduate research, graduate research, transnational, land grant, new york, agriculture and life sciences, architecture, art, planning, arts and sciences, engineering, hotel administration, human ecology, industrial and labor relations, law, business, medicine, pre-med, veterinary medicine, vet school
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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
No paragraphs were detected.
There are only 474 words on this page. Good pages should have about 800 words of useful content.
These Typos were found:
  • univeristy => university
11.4% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page 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 page 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 9 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
.../7790FC92-A953-6F70-0306DF9D04C38CDE.jpgCongratulations to all graduates!
.../62771524-BB1B-0FA1-BC9C0E74E8129E53.jpgPink Cherry Blossoms in front of green grass and Sage Hall
.../623C4023-9AA2-2EBC-9264486360D99555.jpgTwo students lay on a red blanket on the Arts Quad during Big Red Pride Days
.../625DD122-D844-70BE-7FCE70ED2778CC50.jpgYellow flowers and grass in front of McGraw Tower
.../7972A0F6-A632-D854-99AA2DA91CBAEBEF.jpgCongratulations to all graduates!
...43F774BD-E104-221C-2E9D3EF0C0872FD9.jpegCongratulations to all graduates!
.../6250BC57-0A3A-4324-F4982C7B3BBE7B7C.jpgTwo students roller blade and two other take pictures of pink Cherry Blossoms on a path near Sage Chapel at Cornell Univeristy
.../79D5C3EB-9732-3CF1-9235C12C1B893F74.jpgCongratulations to all graduates!

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 Cornell Chronicle
H2 Popular Destinations
H2 Spotlight
H2 Online Events
H2 Important dates
H2 Explore #Cornell on Social Media
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 too many external links (77) 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/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
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain CCE helps Buffalo get school food truck rolling
https://cals.cornell.edu/corne...External Subdomain Cornell Cooperative Extension
http://engagedcornellhub.corne...External Subdomain Engaged Cornell Hub
http://landgrant.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Land Grant to New York State
https://ny.cornell.edu/External Subdomain New York State Impact
/life-at-cornell/Life at Cornell
/life-at-cornell/Text duplicate Life at Cornell
/life-at-cornell/Text duplicate Overview
/life-at-cornell/athletics.cfmAthletics & Recreation
/life-at-cornell/arts.cfmArts & Culture
/life-at-cornell/health.cfmHealth & Safety
/life-at-cornell/live.cfmLive, Work, Travel
/life-at-cornell/student-life.cfmStudent Life
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/test...External Subdomain New Normal
https://covid.cornell.edu/External Subdomain COVID-19 Website
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Turbulence gets eagles up to speed
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Virtual Commencement honors ‘resilient’ Class of 2020
http://news.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Cornell Chronicle
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Study tracks food’s value from farm to plate globally
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain New A&S faculty bring Indigenous studies expertise
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain An unconventional send-off for veterinary class of 2021
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.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Researchers look to gut microbiome to improve bone health
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Nanoscale sensors measure elusive water levels in leaves
https://events.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Explore the events calendar
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain Summer 3-Week-1 Final Exams End
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain Juneteenth Observance - No Classes
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain Summer 3-Week-2 Classes Begin
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Enhanced library catalog boosts research discovery Enhanced library catalog boosts research discovery Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Enhanced library catalog boosts research discovery
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain New grad transformed lives with palazzo pants New grad transformed lives with palazzo pants Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE New grad transformed lives with palazzo pants
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Architecture, art, revolution: 8 questions for Stella Betts Architecture, art, revolution: 8 questions for Stella Betts Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Architecture, art, revolution: 8 questions for Stella Betts
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Virtual portal creates access to food security solutions Virtual portal creates access to food security solutions Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Virtual portal creates access to food security solutions
https://socialmedia.cornell.ed...External Subdomain Social Media Directory
https://socialmedia.cornell.ed...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Congratulations to all graduates!
A-TITLE Social Media Directory
/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://registrar.cornell.edu/...External Subdomain Text duplicate Academic Calendar
https://leadership.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Leadership
https://hr.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Careers
http://events.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Events
https://news.cornell.edu/External Subdomain News
https://titleix.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Title IX
https://emergency.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Emergency Preparedness
https://www.cornell.edu/visit/Campus Tours
/about/maps/Text duplicate Maps & Directions
/about/locations/nyc/travel-re...Ithaca-NYC Travel
http://museum.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Johnson Museum
https://cornellbotanicgardens....External Botanic Gardens
/about/locations/ithaca/Text duplicate Ithaca
/live-view/Live View
https://www.cornell.edu/weather/Weather 60°F / 16°C
/about/locations/ithacaIthaca, New York
https://privacy.cornell.edu/External Subdomain University Privacy
/accessibility-assistance.cfmWeb Accessibility Assistance
/copyright.cfmCopyright
/site-info.cfmSite Information
https://www.cornell.edu/contactContact
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 page 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 page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.56 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 12 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 (52 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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cache-controlmax-age=60
keep-alivetimeout=5, max=92
content-typetext/html
content-encodinggzip
last-modifiedWed, 16 Jun 2021 14:21:09 GMT
accept-rangesbytes
varyAccept-Encoding
serverMicrosoft-IIS/10.0
x-ua-compatibleIE=Edge,chrome=1
x-powered-byARR/3.0
dateWed, 16 Jun 2021 14:25:40 GMT
content-length12229
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 243,263 referring domains.
This page has 53,990,775 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 140,159 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: *
Crawl-Delay: 6
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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Disallow: /cuinfo/specialconditions/
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Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
7,100

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

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Cornell93%Check
Cornell University85%Check
University73%Check
Explore Cornell67%Check
Research University60%Check
Graduate48%Check
Student48%Check
Students48%Check
Graduate Research47%Check
Undergraduate46%Check

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