Cornell.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
80% 
Page structure
98% 
Link structure
63% 
Server
49% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.63 s
File size
72.20 kB
Words
946
Media files
2
Number of links
66 internal / 131 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Cornell University
The page title is too short. (141 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: 1714 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) 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.
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)
This page contains 946 words. That's ok.
18.5% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
17 paragraphs were found on this page.
The text content is perfect.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 9.62 words is good.
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 19 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
.../1DBD9F5C-F574-EDE0-1A8F97C787644284.pngA warm welcome back to our students and faculty beginning virtual instruction today.

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 Community Update
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 (131) 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://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
http://onlinelearning.cornell....External Subdomain Cornell Online
http://undergraduateresearch.c...External Subdomain Undergraduate Research
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 Text duplicate 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://cornell.edu/coronavirusCOVID-19 Website
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Cross-campus effort rushes 3D-printed gear to Weill Cornell
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain With new barley variety, Cornell leads way for brewers
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain For grounded forecast of volcanic unrest, spy from above
http://news.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Cornell Chronicle
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Runway postdocs innovate startups targeting COVID-19
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Cornell aids distillers in making hand sanitizer
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Coping strategies linked to mental health risks during girls' puberty
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://www.insidehighered.com...External Universities form global network on climate change
https://www.scientificamerican...External Empathy machine: Humans communicate better after robots show their vulnerable side
https://tech.cornell.edu/news/...External Subdomain Data tracking affects the political ads we see — How do we protect ourselves?
https://recreation.athletics.c...External Subdomain Group fitness - Virtual classes LIVE schedule
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain New public charge rule: Impact on recent changes (April 13)
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain Be the change: Serve in place sharespace and skillbuild (April 10)
/coronavirus/teaching-learning...Anchor Last day of online instruction
/coronavirus/teaching-learning...Anchor Study days begin
/coronavirus/teaching-learning...Anchor Exam period begins
/coronavirus/teaching-learning/Teaching & Learning
https://researchservices.corne...External Subdomain Research Continuity
/coronavirus/faq.cfmAnchor Workplace Guidelines
https://cornell.edu/coronavirusText duplicate COVID-19 Website
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Cornell experts discuss state of pandemic Cornell experts discuss state of pandemic Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Cornell experts discuss state of pandemic
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Library boosts digital resources for teaching, learning Library boosts digital resources for teaching, learning Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Library boosts digital resources for teaching, learning
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain arXiv announces new COVID-19 quick search arXiv announces new COVID-19 quick search Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE arXiv announces new COVID-19 quick search
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Update: Cornell coronavirus FAQ Update: Cornell coronavirus FAQ Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Update: Cornell coronavirus FAQ
https://instagram.com/CornellU...External CornellUniversity
A-TITLE Official Cornell Instagram account
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-...New window External Instagram image
IMG-ALT A warm welcome back to our students and faculty beginning virtual instruction today.
http://www.twitter.com/CornellExternal @Cornell
A-TITLE Official Cornell Twitter account
http://www.twitter.com/JeopardyExternal @Jeopardy
https://t.co/2sBe3KxqxwExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/2sBe3Kxqxw
http://www.twitter.com/Atkinso...External @AtkinsonCenter
A-TITLE Tweets from AtkinsonCenter
http://www.twitter.com/Atkinso...External Text duplicate @AtkinsonCenter
https://t.co/acxcOt3chmExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/acxcOt3chm
http://www.twitter.com/Cornell...External @CornellAlumni
A-TITLE Tweets from CornellAlumni
https://t.co/pBPFxZuvKJExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/pBPFxZuvKJ
http://www.twitter.com/Cornell...External @CornellBirds
A-TITLE Tweets from CornellBirds
https://t.co/jVk0rgz2VXExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/jVk0rgz2VX
http://www.twitter.com/CornellCHEExternal @CornellCHE
A-TITLE Tweets from CornellCHE
https://t.co/DitnIvjtMLExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/DitnIvjtML
http://www.twitter.com/CornellEngExternal @CornellEng
A-TITLE Tweets from CornellEng
http://www.twitter.com/HHSGovExternal @HHSGov
http://www.twitter.com/search?...External #COVID19
https://t.co/9t7Om648rkExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/9t7Om648rk
http://www.twitter.com/Cornell...External @CornellGrad
A-TITLE Tweets from CornellGrad
https://t.co/uU6dkopCRRExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/uU6dkopCRR
http://www.twitter.com/CornellLawExternal @CornellLaw
A-TITLE Tweets from CornellLaw
https://t.co/Ld9yoipUxFExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/Ld9yoipUxF
http://www.twitter.com/CornellMBAExternal @CornellMBA
A-TITLE Tweets from CornellMBA
https://t.co/kE46M7bI1WExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/kE46M7bI1W
http://www.twitter.com/CornellSHAExternal @CornellSHA
A-TITLE Tweets from CornellSHA
http://www.twitter.com/search?...External #business,
https://t.co/TrLRXuxHh6External URL anchor text
https://t.co/TrLRXuxHh6
http://www.twitter.com/CornellUAOExternal @CornellUAO
A-TITLE Tweets from CornellUAO
https://t.co/7zEfQHTdYaExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/7zEfQHTdYa
http://www.twitter.com/Cornell...External @Cornell_Library
A-TITLE Tweets from Cornell_Library
http://www.twitter.com/Mann_Li...External @Mann_Library
https://t.co/7ePEPyIK1VExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/7ePEPyIK1V
http://www.twitter.com/HFJMuseumExternal @HFJMuseum
A-TITLE Tweets from HFJMuseum
https://t.co/9uNvhoOBszExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/9uNvhoOBsz
http://www.twitter.com/WeillCo...External @WeillCornell
A-TITLE Tweets from WeillCornell
http://www.twitter.com/CITADELExternal @CITADEL
https://t.co/nJl3RkZVczExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/nJl3RkZVcz
http://www.twitter.com/cornell...External @cornell_tech
A-TITLE Tweets from cornell_tech
https://t.co/XTYZPp160TExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/XTYZPp160T
http://www.twitter.com/cornellaapExternal @cornellaap
A-TITLE Tweets from cornellaap
http://www.twitter.com/CornellExternal Text duplicate @Cornell
https://t.co/1FQyN1IdvAExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/1FQyN1IdvA
http://www.twitter.com/cornellilrExternal @cornellilr
A-TITLE Tweets from cornellilr
https://t.co/4UmYTpSNIqExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/4UmYTpSNIq
http://www.twitter.com/cornellvetExternal @cornellvet
A-TITLE Tweets from cornellvet
http://www.twitter.com/Atkinso...External Text duplicate @AtkinsonCenter
https://t.co/0bFGMAcszSExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/0bFGMAcszS
/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 45°F / 7°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 0.63 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 (72 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
keep-alivetimeout=5, max=96
content-typetext/html
content-encodinggzip
last-modifiedTue, 07 Apr 2020 01:50:38 GMT
accept-rangesbytes
varyAccept-Encoding,User-Agent
serverMicrosoft-IIS/10.0
x-ua-compatibleIE=Edge,chrome=1
x-powered-byARR/3.0
dateTue, 07 Apr 2020 01:58:29 GMT
content-length16166
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 website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 208,613 referring domains.
This website has 41,986,612 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 126,772 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: *
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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Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
6,202

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

Search preview

Cornell University
https://www.cornell.edu/
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
University Library44%Check
Student37%Check
Students37%Check
Colleges and Schools35%Check
City New York35%Check

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