Cornell.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
56% 
Page structure
98% 
Link structure
65% 
Server
46% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.66 s
File size
58.60 kB
Words
525
Media files
9
Number of links
59 internal / 92 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) 2020 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.
These Typos were found:
  • harrassment => harassment
This page contains 525 words. That's ok.
11% 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 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 13 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 11 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
.../92CFD973-B0D2-1364-AA2678A7FBA6E250.jpgPlaying frisbee on the Arts Quad
.../85573515-D30E-F751-D94A3E2413BEB930.jpgA student studies in the A.D. White Library at Cornell University
.../92261A5D-C0A0-1B30-7714123D381BDB0B.jpgstudents walk on Ho Plaza at Cornell University
.../9253F456-EDFF-63EA-79CC2C4729E77D44.jpgCornell University in early October
.../923BB9B9-A8F0-BB06-51D0596D303DCEFF.jpgStudents rock climb at Lindseth Climbing Center at Cornell University
.../58FAA01D-F71F-2147-7CB68BEC39EF8974.jpgA Cornell scientist works in the Cornell COVID-19 Testing Laboratory
.../9284E1AB-CE1F-7E30-2DA38B46EC2651ED.jpgTouchdown wears a mask while working on the slope at Cornell University
.../9272B5E8-E399-1C89-189CF7C685ACB48E.jpgA Cornell student takes a class field trip to collect insects

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 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 (92) 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
https://cals.cornell.edu/corne...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/test...External Subdomain New Normal
https://covid.cornell.edu/External Subdomain COVID-19 Website
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain CCE helps Buffalo get school food truck rolling
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Silver linings: Innovation, kits, tech animate a hybrid semester
http://news.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Cornell Chronicle
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Digital ‘hub' to combine best of Cornell's alumni publications
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Cornell startup Combplex wins $500K in 76West competition
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Pollack thanks staff for work in unprecedented circumstances
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://dailycheck.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Completing the Daily Check reduces the spread of COVID-19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...External Cornell Leadership Sessions: family resources, limiting travel
https://events.cornell.edu/sea...External Subdomain Election 2020 virtual events
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain Let's Meditate with Cornell Wellness
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain The LSC presents - Motivation Stations!
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain CRC Halloween Happenings 2020 photo contest!
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain Veterans Day - Classes Held
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain Students transition home and leave campus
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain Instruction resumes - All classes online
https://covid.cornell.edu/smar...External Subdomain Public Health Campaign
https://covid.cornell.edu/test...External Subdomain Testing
https://covid.cornell.edu/stud...External Subdomain Student Information
https://covid.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate COVID-19 Website
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Zhang helps NYS to go solar, avoid land-use conflicts Zhang helps NYS to go solar, avoid land-use conflicts Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Zhang helps NYS to go solar, avoid land-use conflicts
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Students’ summers saved with global virtual internships Students’ summers saved with global virtual internships Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Students’ summers saved with global virtual internships
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Study upends understanding about joint injuries Study upends understanding about joint injuries Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Study upends understanding about joint injuries
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Study reveals key course features that draw diverse students Study reveals key course features that draw diverse students Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Study reveals key course features that draw diverse students
https://socialmedia.cornell.ed...External Subdomain Social Media Directory
https://socialmedia.cornell.ed...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Playing frisbee on the Arts Quad
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://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 61°F / 16°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 0.66 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 13 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (59 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
cache-controlmax-age=60
keep-alivetimeout=5, max=93
content-typetext/html
content-encodinggzip
last-modifiedThu, 22 Oct 2020 19:42:48 GMT
accept-rangesbytes
varyAccept-Encoding,User-Agent
serverMicrosoft-IIS/10.0
x-ua-compatibleIE=Edge,chrome=1
set-cookie108 Characters
x-powered-byARR/3.0
dateThu, 22 Oct 2020 19:45:44 GMT
content-length13866
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 202,452 referring domains.
This website has 38,575,885 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 123,969 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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Disallow: /cuinfo/specialconditions/
Disallow: /_includes/header.cfm

User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/6.0) LinkCheck by Siteimprove.com
Disallow: /cuinfo/specialconditions/
Disallow: /_includes/header.cfm

User-agent: HTML validator: Siteimprove_W3C_Validator/1.3
Disallow: /cuinfo/specialconditions/
Disallow: /_includes/header.cfm

User-agent: CSS Validator: Jigsaw/2.3.0 W3C_CSS_Validator_JFouffa/2.0
Disallow: /cuinfo/specialconditions/
Disallow: /_includes/header.cfm

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
University75%Check
Explore Cornell67%Check
Cornell Leadership65%Check
Research University60%Check
Students48%Check
Fields46%Check
Undergraduate46%Check
City46%Check

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