Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
61% 
Page structure
58% 
Link structure
81% 
Server
77% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.05 s
File size
81.40 kB
Words
1389
Media files
36
Number of links
92 internal / 32 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
University of Denver
The page title is too short. (184 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The University of Denver is a private research university in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1864, it is the oldest independent private university in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States.
The meta description is too long: 1187 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.du.edu/
There is a valid canonical link specified.
Language
(Somewhat important)
Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en
Language defined in HTTP-Equiv meta tag: 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 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
geo.placenameDenver
geo.position39.676623, -104.961501
geo.regionUS-CO
icbm39.676623, -104.961501
descriptionThe University of Denver is a private research university in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1864, it is the oldest independent private university in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States.
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google-site-verificationFwD01lYHLpYgK46ITYHR7MQOgA9eqcjp-tZt9tHT0dM
GeneratorDrupal 8 (https://www.drupal.org)
MobileOptimizedwidth
HandheldFriendlytrue
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
langen
twitter:cardsummary_large_image
twitter:descriptionUniversity of Denver
twitter:site@uofdenver
og:site_nameUniversity of Denver
og:urlhttps://www.du.edu
og:imagehttps://www.du.edu/themes/custom/pl_drupal/images/icons/og-share-400x400.png
og:image:secure_urlhttps://www.du.edu/themes/custom/pl_drupal/images/icons/og-share-400x400.png
og:street_address2199 S University Blvd
og:localityDenver
og:regionCO
og:postal_code80s08
og:country_nameUnited States of America
og:phone_number(303) 871-2000
content-languageen
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Words from the H1 heading are not used in the page content.
These Typos were found:
  • unviersity => university
There are 4 text duplicates on this page:
  • Duplicate 1: The University of Denver admits students of any race, color, national ...
  • Duplicate 2: Go to the graduate admission application to submit your information. F...
This page contains 1389 words. That's ok.
32.9% of the text are stop words.
Keywords used in the page title are also used in the page content. That's good!
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
23 paragraphs were found on this page.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
The average number of words per sentence of 19.63 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 13 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The following tag is repeated too often: application
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
3 images have no alt attribute. The content of alt attributes is used by search engines.
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)
The HTML has georegion information: Denver
The HTML has geoposition information: 39.676623, -104.961501
The HTML has geoname information: US-CO
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
...les/info-for-current-students-button.jpgCurrent Students
...default/files/info-for-alumni-button.jpgAlumni
...fault/files/info-for-families-button.jpgFamilies
...ult/files/info-for-neighboors-button.jpgNeighbors
...efault/files/info-for-faculty-button.jpgFaculty
.../default/files/info-for-staff-button.jpgStaff
...efault/files/Businesses-ResourcesFor.jpgIndividuals talking in a hallway
...ages/svg/university-of-denver-shield.svgLogo
...s/svg/university-of-denver-signature.svgLogo Text
...dmission-aid-flyout-visit-our-campus.pngadm aid
...ademics-flyout-outside-the-classroom.pngAcademics
.../590x374px/river__bug_research-00394.jpgRiver Bug Research
...us-life-flyout-make-yourself-at-home.pngMake Yourself At Home
...iles/nav-img/impact-menu-story-image.jpgDU Impact 2025
...s/custom/pl_drupal/images/hero-image.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...lic/mobile-1-classroom.jpg?itok=lhQpwbb9Student in a DU classroom
...ublic/mobile-1-vehicle.jpg?itok=jyxeM_6VStudent-made machine on campus
...3/home-ed-02_tinyhouse.jpg?itok=G6H1o_YjDU Students Build a Tiny House
...home-3-col-facts-img_0.png?itok=9DEfYqnJNo alt attribute provided
...image/public/q1-zane-s.png?itok=5tKwPwfeZane Sanchez
...mage/public/q3-emily-w.png?itok=1_ydEP2TEmily Wolverton
...c/2018-03/q2-cameron-s.png?itok=D7TsyI_lCameron Simmons
...me-com-02_classoutside.jpg?itok=_moAes32Class Outside
...018-03/mobile-2-campus.jpg?itok=gZjkypXaCampus
...mobile-2-union-station.jpg?itok=BqhuBWk5Union Station
...home-3-col-facts-img_0.png?itok=9DEfYqnJNo alt attribute provided
...ult/files/button-img/footer-btn-img1.jpgRequest Info
...button-icon/footer-icon-request-info.pngRequest Info Icon
...s/20181013MFP_3870_Homecoming Hockey.jpgHomecoming hockey
.../files/button-icon/footer-icon-apply.pngApply Icon
...ult/files/button-img/footer-btn-img3.jpgCampus Panorama
.../files/button-icon/footer-icon-visit.pngVisit
Video URLWidthHeight
...es/default/files/2018-02/In-Class-v2.mp4
...efault/files/2018-02/home-wc-vehicle.mp4
...03/wide-carousel-01-campus-community.mp4
...default/files/2018-03/city_community.mp4

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
A Foundation of Learning
The H1 heading is perfect.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 41 headings on the page. The amount of headings should be in a more proper relation to the amount of text.
Some headings do not have any content.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 A Foundation of Learning
H2 DU COVID-19 Alert Level
H2 Visit Our Campus
H2 The World is Your Classroom
H2 Research Showcase
H2 Make Yourself at Home
H2 The Genius is in the Doing
H2 Forging the Future Together
H2 Break New Ground
H2 Follow Us:
H2 Start Your Application
H2 Start Your Application Duplicate text
H2 Take The First Step
H2 Start Your Application Duplicate text
H2 See Our Campus
H2 Disclosures
H2 Important Links for Navigating COVID
H3 Classes Create Your Blueprint
H3 Collaboration Is Our Training Ground
H3 The World Is Your Inspiration
H3 A Community of Doers
H3 Denver Is Your Home
H3 Disclosures Duplicate text
H4 Undergraduates
H4 Graduates
H4 Undergraduates Duplicate text
H4 Graduates Duplicate text
H4 Government Bodies
H4 Healthcare Services
H5 Undergraduate Applicants
H5 Empty heading
H5 Graduate Applicants
H5 Graduate Applicants Duplicate text
H5 Undergraduate Applicants Duplicate text
H6 Common App
H6 Bachelor Completions
H6 Apply Now
H6 Explore Programs
H6 Apply Now Duplicate text
H6 Explore Programs Duplicate text
H6 Common App Duplicate text
H6 Bachelor Completions Duplicate text
H6 Empty heading
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 (32) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.du.edu/Anchor Skip to Content
https://www.du.edu/coronavirusNew window COVID-19 website
A-TITLE https://www.du.edu/coronavirus
/coronavirus/health-wellness/a...New window current alert level is green
A-TITLE https://www.du.edu/coronavirus/health-wellness/alert-levels
/coronavirus/dashboardNew window COVID-19 dashboard
A-TITLE https://www.du.edu/coronavirus/dashboard
https://www.nationaljewish.org...New window External National Jewish Health
A-TITLE https://www.nationaljewish.org/patients-visitors/patient-info/important-updates/coronavirus-information-and-resources/overview
https://www.colorado.gov/pacif...New window External Colorado Department of Health & Environment
A-TITLE https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus
https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...New window External Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
A-TITLE https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
https://www.du.edu/visitNew window offers virtual visits
https://www.du.edu/info/studentsCurrent Students
IMG-ALT Current Students
A-TITLE Current Students
https://www.du.edu/info/alumniAlumni
IMG-ALT Alumni
A-TITLE Alumni
https://www.du.edu/info/familiesFamilies
IMG-ALT Families
A-TITLE Families
https://www.du.edu/info/neighborsNeighbors
IMG-ALT Neighbors
A-TITLE Neighbors
https://www.du.edu/info/facultyFaculty
IMG-ALT Faculty
A-TITLE Faculty
https://www.du.edu/info/staffStaff
IMG-ALT Staff
A-TITLE Staff
/info/businessesBusinesses
IMG-ALT Individuals talking in a hallway
A-TITLE Page with resources for businesses
http://ev9.evenue.net/cgi-bin/...New window External Subdomain Newman Center
A-TITLE Newman Center Box Office
http://ritchiecenter.du.edu/New window External Ritchie Center
A-TITLE Ritchie Center website
https://www.cablecenter.org/New window External Cable Center
A-TITLE Cable Center website
/ahss/anthropology/museum/New window Museum of Anthropology
A-TITLE Museum of Anthropology website
http://vicki-myhren-gallery.du...New window External Vicki Myhren Gallery
A-TITLE Vicki Myhren Gallery website
https://weddings.du.edu/New window External Evans Chapel Weddings
A-TITLE link to Weddings website
http://impact.du.edu/New window External Strategic Plan
A-TITLE DU IMPACT 2025 website
/Directory/servlet/DirectorySe...New window Directory
A-TITLE DU Directory
/admission-aid/graduate-admiss...Request Info
A-TITLE Request Information about the University of Denver
https://give.du.edu/External Give
A-TITLE Give to the University of Denver
https://www.du.edu/node/2141Visit
A-TITLE Find your program representative and schedule a visit
/admission-aid/undergraduate/h...Apply
A-TITLE Apply to the University of Denver
https://www.du.edu/Anchor Resources For
https://www.du.edu/IMG-ALT Logo
https://www.du.edu/admission-aidAdmission & Aid
A-TITLE Admission and Aid
/admission-aid/undergraduate/v...Visit Us
https://www.du.edu/admission-aidAdmission & Aid Overview
A-TITLE Admission and Aid Overview
/admission-aid/undergraduateUndergraduate Admission
A-TITLE Undergraduate Admission
/admission-aid/graduateGraduate Admission
A-TITLE Graduate Admission
/admission-aid/financial-aidFinancial Aid & Scholarships
A-TITLE Financial Aid and Scholarships
https://www.du.edu/academicsAcademics
A-TITLE Academics
/academics/outside-classroomExplore
https://www.du.edu/academicsAcademics Overview
A-TITLE Academics Overview
/academics/undergraduate-programsUndergraduate Programs
A-TITLE Undergraduate Programs
/academics/graduate-programsGraduate Programs
A-TITLE Graduate Programs
/academics/outside-classroomOutside the Classroom
A-TITLE Outside the Classroom
/academics/study-abroadStudy Abroad
A-TITLE Study Abroad
/academics/librariesLibraries
A-TITLE Libraries
/academics/schools-collegesSchools & Colleges
A-TITLE Schools and Colleges
/about/our-leadership/office-p...Accreditation
/research/overviewResearch
/research/showcase-2020Learn More
/research/overviewResearch Overview
A-TITLE Research Overview
/research/centers-institutesCenters & Institutes
A-TITLE Centers and Institutes
/research/health-wellnessHealth & Wellness
A-TITLE Health and Wellness
/research/society-cultureSociety & Culture
A-TITLE Society and Culture
/research/technology-scienceTechnology & Science
A-TITLE Technology and Science
https://www.du.edu/research/newsIn the News
A-TITLE In the News
https://www.du.edu/research/aboutAbout DU Research
A-TITLE About DU Research
/research/showcaseResearch Showcase
/campus-life/overviewCampus Life
A-TITLE Campus Life Overview
/campus-life/living/housing-di...Text duplicate Explore
/campus-life/overviewCampus Life Overview
A-TITLE Campus Life Overview
/campus-life/livingLiving at DU
A-TITLE Living at DU
/campus-life/arts-activitiesArts & Activities
A-TITLE Arts and Activities
/campus-life/academic-supportAcademic Support
A-TITLE Academic Support
/athletics/overviewAthletics
A-TITLE Athletics page
https://www.du.edu/newsNews
A-TITLE News
https://www.du.edu/calendarEvents
https://www.du.edu/about/overviewAbout
A-TITLE About
http://impact.du.edu/External Text duplicate Explore
/about/mission-vision-valuesMission, Vision & Values
/about/educational-approachEducational Approach
A-TITLE Educational Approach
/about/local-involvementLocal Involvement
A-TITLE Local Involvement
/about/global-reachGlobal Reach
A-TITLE Global Reach
/about/history-traditionsHistory & Traditions
A-TITLE History and Traditions
https://www.du.edu/about/alumniText duplicate Alumni
A-TITLE Alumni
/about/leadershipOur Leadership
A-TITLE Our Leadership
https://www.du.edu/equityNew window Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
A-TITLE Equity website
/community-valuesNew window Community + Values
https://www.du.edu/policyUniversity Policies
http://impact.du.edu/New window External Text duplicate Strategic Plan
A-TITLE DU IMPACT 2025 website
/Directory/servlet/DirectorySe...New window Text duplicate Directory
A-TITLE DU Directory
/admission-aid/graduate-admiss...Text duplicate Request Info
A-TITLE Request Information about the University of Denver
https://give.du.edu/External Text duplicate Give
A-TITLE Give to the University of Denver
https://www.du.edu/node/2141Text duplicate Visit
A-TITLE Find your program representative and schedule a visit
/admission-aid/undergraduate/h...Text duplicate Apply
A-TITLE Apply to the University of Denver
https://www.du.edu/Anchor Text duplicate Resources For
/academics/index.htmlExplore DU Academics
A-TITLE Link to the Academics page
/academics/outside-classroomText duplicate Outside the Classroom
A-TITLE Link to the Outside the Classroom page
/about/local-involvementThe DU Community
A-TITLE Link to the Local Involvement page
/ir/reporting/disclosures.htmlNew window Consumer Disclosures
A-TITLE Consumer Disclosures webpage
/equalopportunity/policies_pro...New window Office of Equal Opportunity & Office of Title IX
A-TITLE Equal Opportunity policies webpage
https://admission.du.edu/regis...External REQUEST INFO
IMG-ALT Request Info
A-TITLE Request Information about the University of Denver
/admission-aid/undergraduate/h...APPLY TO DU
IMG-ALT Homecoming hockey
A-TITLE Apply to the University of Denver
/admission-aid/undergraduate/v...VISIT DU
IMG-ALT Campus Panorama
A-TITLE Find your program representative and schedule a visit
http://www.facebook.com/uofdenverNew window External "
A-TITLE follow us on Facebook
http://www.twitter.com/uofdenverNew window External Text duplicate "
A-TITLE follow us on twitter
http://www.instagram.com/uofde...New window External Text duplicate "
A-TITLE follow us on instagram
https://www.linkedin.com/schoo...New window External Text duplicate "
A-TITLE follow us on linkedin
http://www.youtube.com/uofdenverNew window External Text duplicate "
A-TITLE follow us on youtube
https://www.du.edu/social-mediaSee Posts
/site-utilities/mapsMaps
A-TITLE Interactive Map and Printable Map PDFs
https://jobs.du.edu/en-us/list...New window External Jobs
A-TITLE Jobs at the University of Denver
/site-utilities/contactContact
A-TITLE Contacting the Unviersity of Denver
/site-utilities/privacy-policyPrivacy Policy
A-TITLE University of Denver Privacy Policy
/content/feedbackFeedback
A-TITLE University of Denver Feedback Form
/site-utilities/privacy-policyCookies
A-TITLE Cookie policy
https://www.du.edu/Disclosures
https://apply.commonapp.org/lo...New window External Subdomain First-Year Students
A-TITLE Start a Common App for First Years
https://apply.commonapp.org/lo...New window External Subdomain Transfer Students
A-TITLE Start a Common App for Transfer Students
https://gradadmissions.du.edu/...New window External All Students
A-TITLE Start an Application
https://gradadmissions.du.edu/...New window External Graduate Application
A-TITLE Start a Graduate Application
/academics/graduate-programsGraduate Academic Programs
A-TITLE Explore Graduate Programs
https://gradadmissions.du.edu/...New window External Text duplicate Graduate Application
A-TITLE Start a Graduate Application
/academics/graduate-programsText duplicate Graduate Academic Programs
A-TITLE Start a Graduate Application
https://admission.du.edu/regis...New window External Text duplicate Request Info
A-TITLE Request Info from Undergraduate Admission
/admission-aid/graduate-admiss...Text duplicate Request Info
A-TITLE Request Info from Graduate Admission
https://apply.commonapp.org/lo...New window External Subdomain Anchor Text duplicate First-Year Students
A-TITLE Start a Common App for First Years
https://apply.commonapp.org/lo...New window External Subdomain Anchor Text duplicate Transfer Students
A-TITLE Start a Common App for Transfer Students
https://gradadmissions.du.edu/...New window External Text duplicate All Students
A-TITLE Start an Application
/admission-aid/undergraduate/v...Schedule a Visit
A-TITLE Schedule your undergraduate visit
/admission-aid/graduate/visitText duplicate Schedule a Visit
A-TITLE Schedule your graduate visit
/ir/reporting/disclosures.htmlNew window Text duplicate Consumer Disclosures
A-TITLE Consumer Disclosures webpage
/equalopportunity/policies_pro...New window Text duplicate Office of Equal Opportunity & Office of Title IX
A-TITLE Equal Opportunity policies webpage
https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...New window External Text duplicate Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
https://covid19.colorado.gov/New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Colorado Department of Health & Environment
https://healthy.kaiserpermanen...New window External Subdomain Kaiser Permanente
/health-and-counseling-center/New window DU's Health & Counseling Center

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.du.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 13 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.05 seconds.
This page only loads 3 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (81 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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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 23,579 referring domains.
This page has 6,063,420 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 17,045 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 0 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

# robots.txt for https://www.du.edu


# mobile
#User-agent: Googlebot-Mobile
#Allow: /apply/mobile
#Disallow: /

#User-agent: gsa-crawler-du
#Allow: /apply/mobile


# all other user-agents
User-agent: *
Disallow: /_old-stuff
#Disallow: /admission
Disallow: /apply/mobile
Disallow: /asian
#Disallow: /athletics
Disallow: /az
Disallow: /banner
Disallow: /campus-safety
Disallow: /car/                        # leave trailing slash so career gets indexed
Disallow: /ccs/                        # leave trailing slash so ccst gets indexed
Disallow: /ce/                         # leave trailing slash so other ce* directories get indexed
Disallow: /city 
Disallow: /crs
Disallow: /ctl
Disallow: /ctir
Disallow: /disability
Disallow: /discoveries
Disallow: /emad
Disallow: /foodservice
Disallow: /geography
Disallow: /gsis
Disallow: /gssw
Disallow: /homecoming
Disallow: /laptops
Disallow: /maps
Disallow: /newmancenter
Disallow: /portal
Disallow: /resources
Disallow: /sass
Disallow: /secs/
Disallow: /studentlife/career
Disallow: /today
Disallow: /tom
Disallow: /ucomm
Disallow: /uts/multimedia

# sitemap location
Sitemap: https://www.du.edu/sitemapindex.xml

Search preview

www.du.edu
University of Denver
The University of Denver is a private research university in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1864, it is the oldest independent private university in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States.

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Research University59%Check
research58%Check
Denver Colorado57%Check
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