Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
49% 
Page structure
39% 
Link structure
26% 
Server
50% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.80 s
File size
29.50 kB
Words
303
Media files
14
Number of links
32 internal / 62 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Home | U.S. Department of Education
The length of the page title is perfect. (300 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is missing.
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 charset encoding (UTF-8) is set correctly.
Favicon
(Nice to have)
The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

NameValue
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
GeneratorDrupal 7 (http://drupal.org)
langen
X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
Content-Typetext/html; charset=utf-8
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Only 1 paragraph/s was/were found on this page.
There are only 303 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
19.8% 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.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 20 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 12 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" is provided.
At least one Apple touch icon is specified.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
Empty bold or strong tags were found on this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
2 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)
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.

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Home
The H1 heading contains the words Home! Use important keywords instead.
The H1 heading consists of only one word. There should be more information given.
The H1 heading is too short (4 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings do not have any content.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Home
H2 STUDENT LOANS
H2 GRANTS
H2 LAWS & GUIDANCE
H2 DATA
H2 Press Releases RSS
H2 Betsy DeVos
H2 How Do I Find...?
H2 Featured
H2 Empty heading
H2 Information About...
H3 Secretary of Education
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
Some internal links have dynamic parameters. All internal URLs, which are not marked as nofollow, should not contain dynamic parameters.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
1 links don't have an anchor text.
The amount of internal links is ok.
There are too many external links (62) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.ed.gov/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www2.ed.gov/about/land...External About Us
https://www2.ed.gov/about/cont...External Contact Us
A-TITLE Contact Us
https://www.ed.gov/answers/FAQs
/notices/english-laEnglish
/notices/espanol-laespañol
/notices/chinese-la中文: 繁體版
/notices/vietnamese-laViệt-ngữ
/notices/korean-la한국어
/notices/tagalog-laTagalog
/notices/russian-laРусский
https://www.ed.gov/IMG-ALT Home
A-TITLE Home
https://www.ed.gov/U.S. Department of Education
A-TITLE Home
https://www.ed.gov/Text duplicate U.S. Department of Education
https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant...External Student Loans
A-TITLE Student Loans
https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant...External Grants
A-TITLE Grants
https://www2.ed.gov/policy/lan...External Laws
A-TITLE Laws
https://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/l...External Data
A-TITLE Data
https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant...External Text duplicate IMG-ALT Student Loans
https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant...External GO >
https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant...External Text duplicate IMG-ALT Grants
https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant...External Text duplicate GO >
https://www2.ed.gov/policy/lan...External Text duplicate IMG-ALT Laws
https://www2.ed.gov/policy/lan...External Text duplicate GO >
https://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/l...External Text duplicate IMG-ALT Data
https://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/l...External Text duplicate GO >
/news/press-releasesPress Releases
/news/press-releases/feedIMG-ALT RSS
/news/press-releases/readout-u...Readout of the U.S. Department of Education's COVID-19 Conference Call with Higher Education Stakeholders
/news/press-releases/us-depart...U.S. Department of Education Holds Penn State Accountable for its Failure to Protect Students from Sexual Misconduct, Requires Major Overhaul of Title IX Pro...
/news/press-releases/test-1Readout of Vice President Pence and Secretary DeVos' Conference Call with Education Stakeholders
https://www.ed.gov/news/More...
https://www2.ed.gov/news/staff...External Bio
/news/speeches?src=hpSpeeches
http://www.twitter.com/BetsyDe...External @BetsyDeVosED
https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant...External Student loans, forgiveness
A-TITLE Student loans, forgiveness
/accreditation?src=rnCollege accreditation
A-TITLE College accreditation
https://www.ed.gov/essa?src=rnEvery Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
A-TITLE Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen...External FERPA
A-TITLE FERPA
https://fafsa.ed.gov/?src=edgo...External FAFSA
A-TITLE FAFSA
https://www.ed.gov/1098-e?src=rn1098, tax forms
A-TITLE 1098, tax forms
https://www2.ed.gov/about/top-...External Text duplicate More...
A-TITLE More
https://sites.ed.gov/freedom?s...External IMG-ALT Education Freedom Scholarships
/coronavirus?src=featureNo Text
https://www.schoolsafety.gov/External IMG-ALT SchoolSafety.gov
/teaching?src=rnTransforming Teaching
A-TITLE Transforming Teaching
/family-and-community-engageme...Family and Community Engagement
A-TITLE Family and Community Engagement
https://www2.ed.gov/about/init...External Early Learning
A-TITLE Early Learning
https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant...External Text duplicate Student Loans
A-TITLE Student Loans
https://studentaid.gov/manage-...External Repaying Loans
A-TITLE Repaying Loans
https://studentaid.gov/manage-...External Defaulted Loans
A-TITLE Defaulted Loans
https://studentaid.gov/manage-...External Loan Forgiveness
A-TITLE Loan Forgiveness
https://studentaid.gov/manage-...External Loan Servicers
A-TITLE Loan Servicers
https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant...External Grants & Programs
A-TITLE Grants & Programs
https://www.fafsa.ed.gov/?src=ftExternal Apply for Pell Grants
A-TITLE Apply for Pell Grants
https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant...External Grants Forecast
A-TITLE Grants Forecast
https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant...External Apply for a Grant
A-TITLE Apply for a Grant
https://www2.ed.gov/programs/f...External Eligibility for Grants
A-TITLE Eligibility for Grants
https://www2.ed.gov/policy/lan...External Laws & Guidance
A-TITLE Laws & Guidance
https://www.ed.gov/essa?src=ftText duplicate Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
A-TITLE Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen...External Text duplicate FERPA
A-TITLE FERPA
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offi...External Civil Rights
A-TITLE Civil Rights
https://sites.ed.gov/idea/?src=ftExternal IDEA Website
A-TITLE IDEA Website
https://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/l...External Data & Research
A-TITLE Data & Research
https://nces.ed.gov/?src=ftExternal Education Statistics
A-TITLE Education Statistics
https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/?src=ftExternal Postsecondary Education Data
A-TITLE Postsecondary Education Data
https://eddataexpress.ed.gov/?...External ED Data Express
A-TITLE ED Data Express
https://nces.ed.gov/nationsrep...External Nation's Report Card
A-TITLE Nation's Report Card
https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/?s...External What Works Clearinghouse
A-TITLE What Works Clearinghouse
https://www2.ed.gov/about/land...External Text duplicate About Us
A-TITLE About ED
https://www2.ed.gov/about/cont...External Text duplicate Contact Us
A-TITLE Contact
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offi...External ED Offices
A-TITLE ED Offices
https://www.ed.gov/jobs?src=ftJobs
A-TITLE Jobs
https://www.ed.gov/news/?src=ftText duplicate Press Releases
A-TITLE News
https://www.ed.gov/answers?src=ftText duplicate FAQs
A-TITLE FAQs
https://www2.ed.gov/espanol/bi...External Recursos en español
A-TITLE Recursos en español
https://www2.ed.gov/about/over...External Budget, Performance
A-TITLE Budget & Performance
https://www2.ed.gov/privacy?sr...External Privacy Program
A-TITLE Privacy Program
https://www.ed.gov/subscriptionsSubscribe to E-Mail Updates
A-TITLE Subscribe to E-Mail Updates
http://www.facebook.com/ed.govExternal IMG-ALT Facebook
http://www.twitter.com/usedgovExternal IMG-ALT Twitter
https://www.ed.gov/subscriptionsIMG-ALT Email
https://www.ed.gov/feedText duplicate IMG-ALT RSS
https://www2.ed.gov/notices/in...External Notices
A-TITLE Notices
https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen...External FOIA
A-TITLE FOIA
https://www2.ed.gov/notices/pr...External Privacy Policy
A-TITLE Privacy Policy
https://www2.ed.gov/notices/ac...External Accessibility
A-TITLE Accessibility
https://www2.ed.gov/notices/se...External Security
A-TITLE Security
https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen...External Information Quality
A-TITLE Information Quality
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offi...External Inspector General
A-TITLE Inspector General
https://www.whitehouse.gov/External Whitehouse.gov
A-TITLE Whitehouse.gov
https://www.usa.gov/External USA.gov
A-TITLE USA.gov
https://www.benefits.gov/External Benefits.gov
A-TITLE Benefits.gov
https://www.regulations.gov/External Regulations.gov
A-TITLE Regulations.gov

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.ed.gov/"
HTTP header
(Important)
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 0.80 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.
A Content Delivery Network like Bootstrap CDN can save bandwith for Bootstrap front-end component library.
A Content Delivery Network like Bootstrap CDN can save bandwith for Bootstrap front-end component library.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (30 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateTue, 31 Mar 2020 21:31:48 GMT
serverApache
strict-transport-securitymax-age=31536000; includeSubDomains; preload
x-content-type-optionsnosniff
x-content-type-optionsnosniff
x-powered-byPHP/7.2.10
x-drupal-cacheMISS
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
cache-controlpublic, max-age=900
content-languageen
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
x-generatorDrupal 7 (http://drupal.org)
etag"1585690308-1"
last-modifiedTue, 31 Mar 2020 21:31:48 GMT
varyCookie,Accept-Encoding
content-encodinggzip
x-xss-protection1; mode=block
content-length7408
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
x-varnish33265112 32724292
age78
via1.1 varnish (Varnish/6.0)
x-varnish-cacheHIT cached
accept-rangesbytes
connectionkeep-alive
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This website is not listed on the Shallalist.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 129,887 referring domains.
This website has 47,967,860 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 77,376 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

#
# robots.txt
#
# This file is to prevent the crawling and indexing of certain parts
# of your site by web crawlers and spiders run by sites like Yahoo!
# and Google. By telling these "robots" where not to go on your site,
# you save bandwidth and server resources.
#
# This file will be ignored unless it is at the root of your host:
# Used:    http://example.com/robots.txt
# Ignored: http://example.com/site/robots.txt
#
# For more information about the robots.txt standard, see:
# http://www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html

User-agent: *
Crawl-delay: 10
# CSS, JS, Images
Allow: /misc/*.css$
Allow: /misc/*.css?
Allow: /misc/*.js$
Allow: /misc/*.js?
Allow: /misc/*.gif
Allow: /misc/*.jpg
Allow: /misc/*.jpeg
Allow: /misc/*.png
Allow: /modules/*.css$
Allow: /modules/*.css?
Allow: /modules/*.js$
Allow: /modules/*.js?
Allow: /modules/*.gif
Allow: /modules/*.jpg
Allow: /modules/*.jpeg
Allow: /modules/*.png
Allow: /profiles/*.css$
Allow: /profiles/*.css?
Allow: /profiles/*.js$
Allow: /profiles/*.js?
Allow: /profiles/*.gif
Allow: /profiles/*.jpg
Allow: /profiles/*.jpeg
Allow: /profiles/*.png
Allow: /themes/*.css$
Allow: /themes/*.css?
Allow: /themes/*.js$
Allow: /themes/*.js?
Allow: /themes/*.gif
Allow: /themes/*.jpg
Allow: /themes/*.jpeg
Allow: /themes/*.png
# Directories
Disallow: /includes/
Disallow: /misc/
Disallow: /modules/
Disallow: /profiles/
Disallow: /scripts/
Disallow: /themes/
# Files
Disallow: /CHANGELOG.txt
Disallow: /cron.php
Disallow: /INSTALL.mysql.txt
Disallow: /INSTALL.pgsql.txt
Disallow: /INSTALL.sqlite.txt
Disallow: /install.php
Disallow: /INSTALL.txt
Disallow: /LICENSE.txt
Disallow: /MAINTAINERS.txt
Disallow: /update.php
Disallow: /UPGRADE.txt
Disallow: /xmlrpc.php
# Paths (clean URLs)
Disallow: /admin/
Disallow: /comment/reply/
Disallow: /filter/tips/
Disallow: /node/add/
Disallow: /search/
Disallow: /user/register/
Disallow: /user/password/
Disallow: /user/login/
Disallow: /user/logout/
# Paths (no clean URLs)
Disallow: /?q=admin/
Disallow: /?q=comment/reply/
Disallow: /?q=filter/tips/
Disallow: /?q=node/add/
Disallow: /?q=search/
Disallow: /?q=user/password/
Disallow: /?q=user/register/
Disallow: /?q=user/login/
Disallow: /?q=user/logout/

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
3,607

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

Search preview

Most important keywords

Seobility found the following keywords. You can check the keyword optimization of this page for each keyword.

KeywordResultRecheck
Education42%Check
gov39%Check
Department Education38%Check
Department35%Check
Higher Education31%Check
Education Stakeholders31%Check
Loans28%Check
Student Loan28%Check
Data28%Check
Student28%Check

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