Cornell.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
72% 
Page quality
57% 
Page structure
82% 
Link structure
66% 
Server
74% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.22 s
File size
66.80 kB
Words
627
Media files
13
Number of links
57 internal / 89 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
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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
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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) 2023 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.
This page contains 627 words. That's ok.
15.3% 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 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 13 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
.../F06165F4-9AFE-C553-2C78279876F56862.jpgAerial fall scenic shot.
.../F0E6B967-A44F-EB1E-3E4C62216962F301.jpgTwo students walking in fall.
.../8050F4F2-A20A-BEF0-E149D6A61468FB0C.jpgPeople walking on Libe Slope
.../803F54EF-A997-8611-8F4DD3B41741661C.jpgA group of students smiling with apples.
.../F047061C-9E3C-1D77-51F12996B9C3582E.jpgA group of students sit outside
.../80494F6B-0D10-DE2F-E6F174DEB64E3A46.jpgA student studying in Uris Library
.../82699E5F-B7D4-1EFF-207449B84BDA2426.jpgA person playing the piano.
.../F02E1090-D75B-8A2B-ACFA1C37CF2552B5.jpgStatue of Ezra Cornell in Fall.
/assets/images/campaign/ezra.jpgEzra Cornell statue imposed over a red background in front of a large floating letter C (for Cornell). Text in the background says 'to do the greatest good' and is in Ezra Cornell's actual handwriting.
/assets/images/expression/ezra-mobile.jpgEzra Cornell statue imposed over a red background in front of a large floating letter C (for Cornell). Text in the background says 'to do the greatest good' and is in Ezra Cornell's actual handwriting.
...mages/expression/foe_quotes-wordmark.pngColored quotations with text that reads 'Freedom of Expression - Theme Year'
...mm.cornell.edu/photos/campaign/TDTGG.pngTo do he greatest good: The Campaign for Cornell University

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)
Some headings occur twice on the page.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Cornell University
H2 Related Links
H2 Undergraduate
H2 Graduate
H2 Continuing Education & Summer Sessions
H2 Related Links Duplicate text
H2 Explore Cornell Research
H2 Related Links Duplicate text
H2 Featured
H2 Related Links Duplicate text
H2 Related Links Duplicate text
H2 Cornell Chronicle
H2 Popular Destinations
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 (89) 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/timeline/Cornell History
/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
https://diversity.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Diversity
https://indigenous.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Indigenous Engagement
https://economicimpact.cornell...External Subdomain Economic Impact
https://sustainability.cornell...External Subdomain Sustainability
https://global.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Global
https://leadership.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Cornell Leadership
/admissions/Admissions
/admissions/Text duplicate Overview
https://admissions.cornell.edu...External Subdomain Apply
https://admissions.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Admissions
https://faq.enrollment.cornell...External Subdomain Dates and Deadlines
https://finaid.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Costs and Aid
https://gradschool.cornell.edu...External Subdomain Text duplicate Admissions
https://gradschool.cornell.edu...External Subdomain Fields of Study
https://gradschool.cornell.edu...External Subdomain Financial Support
https://sce.cornell.edu/course...External Subdomain Summer Sessions
https://sce.cornell.edu/course...External Subdomain Winter Sessions
https://sce.cornell.edu/course...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
https://learninggoals.cornell....External Subdomain Learning Goals
https://www.cornell.edu/researchResearch
https://www.cornell.edu/researchText duplicate Overview
https://news.cornell.edu/categ...External Subdomain Keep up with research and innovation in the Cornell Chronicle
https://research-and-innovatio...External Subdomain Vice President for Research and Innovation
https://research-and-innovatio...External Subdomain Centers & Institutes
https://ctl.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Technology Licensing (CTL)
https://gradschool.cornell.edu...External Subdomain Graduate Research
https://undergraduateresearch....External Subdomain Undergraduate Research
https://research-and-innovatio...External Subdomain OVPRI 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
https://engagedcornellhub.corn...External Subdomain Engaged Cornell Hub
https://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
https://scl.cornell.edu/get-in...External Subdomain Center for First-Year Students
https://scl.cornell.edu/get-in...External Subdomain Clubs & Student Groups
https://covid.cornell.edu/External Subdomain COVID-19 Website
https://covid.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate COVID-19 Website
https://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
https://families.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Families
https://cuinfo.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Faculty & Staff
https://alumni.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Alumni
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain NYS families to access more fresh produce via $8M USDA grant
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Panelists: Democracy depends on a free, healthy press
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain To help eagles, NYS deer hunters can choose non-toxic ammo
http://news.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Cornell Chronicle
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Text duplicate NYS families to access more fresh produce via $8M USDA grant
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Einaudi fellowships support students learning uncommon languages
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...External Subdomain Absorbable scaffold beats angioplasty for lower-leg artery disease
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 Jurassic worlds might be easier to spot than modern Earth
https://alumni.cornell.edu/cor...External Subdomain Maple recipes add spice to the season (and beyond)
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain Thanksgiving Break Begins
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain Instruction Resumes
https://events.cornell.edu/eve...External Subdomain Last Day of Instruction
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Temperature variability reduces nesting success Temperature variability reduces nesting success Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Temperature variability reduces nesting success
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain From pages to pixels: Writers offer literary take on video games From pages to pixels: Writers offer literary take on video games Keep reading University Rel...
A-TITLE From pages to pixels: Writers offer literary take on video games
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain With unprecedented flares, stellar corpse shows signs of life With unprecedented flares, stellar corpse shows signs of life Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE With unprecedented flares, stellar corpse shows signs of life
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Farm-to-school food program a net positive, study finds Farm-to-school food program a net positive, study finds Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Farm-to-school food program a net positive, study finds
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Glasses use sonar, AI to interpret upper body poses in 3D Glasses use sonar, AI to interpret upper body poses in 3D Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Glasses use sonar, AI to interpret upper body poses in 3D
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Boosting beta cells to treat Type 2 diabetes Boosting beta cells to treat Type 2 diabetes Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Boosting beta cells to treat Type 2 diabetes
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Report: Medicare Advantage plans cost more, provide less Report: Medicare Advantage plans cost more, provide less Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Report: Medicare Advantage plans cost more, provide less
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Maps reveal biochar’s potential for mitigating climate change Maps reveal biochar’s potential for mitigating climate change Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Maps reveal biochar’s potential for mitigating climate change
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain Rewarding women more like men could reduce wage gap Rewarding women more like men could reduce wage gap Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE Rewarding women more like men could reduce wage gap
https://news.cornell.edu/stori...New window External Subdomain New strategy attacks treatment-resistant lymphomas New strategy attacks treatment-resistant lymphomas Keep reading University Relations
A-TITLE New strategy attacks treatment-resistant lymphomas
https://socialmedia.cornell.ed...External Subdomain Social Media Directory
https://socialmedia.cornell.ed...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Aerial fall scenic shot.
A-TITLE Social Media Directory
https://greatestgood.cornell.edu/External Subdomain Explore
/expressionLearn More
/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-view-trailerNew window Glorious to View Video
A-TITLE Play button for Glorious to View video
/video/glorious-to-view-trailerNew 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
https://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
http://www.cornellfeerefundcla...External Fee Class Action Settlement
https://www.cornell.edu/visit/Anchor Campus and Virtual Tours
/about/maps/Text duplicate Maps & Directions
/about/locations/nyc/travel-re...Ithaca-NYC Travel
https://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 46°F / 8°C
https://greatestgood.cornell.edu/External Subdomain IMG-ALT To do he greatest good: The Campaign for Cornell University
/about/locations/ithaca/Ithaca, New York
https://universityrelations.co...External Subdomain University Relations
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
https://www.youtube.com/c/CornellExternal YouTube
A-TITLE Watch us on YouTube

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.cornell.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 4 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 13 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.22 seconds.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (67 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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http_versionHTTP/2

External factors

Blacklists
(Nice to have)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 16,888 referring domains.
This page has 1,458,766 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 10,742 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 11333 shares and comments on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

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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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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
Explore Cornell68%Check
Cornell Chronicle67%Check
Research University62%Check
Graduate54%Check
Graduate Research54%Check
Research50%Check
Education50%Check
Undergraduate50%Check

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