Elca.org - SEO Checker

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SEO Score
Response time
1.33 s
File size
46.00 kB
Media files
Number of links
164 internal / 51 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

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Home - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
The length of the page title is perfect. (432 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
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The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the 50 states, Caribbean and U.S. Virgin Islands.
There are more than one meta descriptions on the page. Only one is allowed.
The meta description is too long: 1204 pixels from max. 1000 pixels.
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There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
No canonical link is specified.
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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
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There are no alternate links specified on this page.
Other meta tags
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There is no rel next meta tag on this page.
There is no rel prev meta tag on this page.
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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 charset encoding (UTF-8) is set correctly.
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The doctype HTML 5 is set correctly.
The doctype is placed at first in the HTML code.
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The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

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descriptionThe ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the 50 states, Caribbean and U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Page quality

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This page contains 1320 words. That's ok.
28% 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.
20 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 16.29 words is good.
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This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
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No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website loads 5 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
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The following tag is repeated too often: learn more:
Image SEO
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10 images have no alt attribute. The content of alt attributes is used by search engines.
Social Networks
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There are only a few social sharing widgets on the page. Make your website popular in social networks with social sharing widgets.
Additional markup
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No additional page markup was found.
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This website uses HTTPS to protect privacy and integrity of the exchanged data.
All included files are also transferred via HTTPS.

Media list

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Page structure

H1 heading
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There is no H1 heading specified.
Some headings occur twice on the page.
The structure of headings is missing one or more levels. Do not skip heading levels.
There are 31 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
H2 Empty heading
H2 Empty heading
H3 Getting Started »
H3 News and Events
H3 Worth a Look
H3 ELCA Blogs
H3 Resources
H3 Presiding Bishop
H3 This is Christ's church.
H4 Find an ELCA Congregation
H4 Luther and Lutheranism
H4 Full Communion Partners
H4 ELCA Good Gifts Catalog
H4 Assignment Process
H4 50 Years of Ordained Women
H4 Sanctuary Denomination
H4 Presiding bishop statement on Israeli civilian settlements
H4 Advent and Christmas Resources
H4 I'm a Lutheran
H5 About
H5 Churchwide
H5 Related Organizations
H5 Ways to Give
H5 Faith
H5 Resources Duplicate text
H5 News
H5 Congregations and Synods
H5 Leadership
H5 Global Mission
H5 Related Ministries
H5 Relief and Development
H5 Publicly Engaged Church
H5 There is a place for you here.
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.
16 links don't have an anchor text.
There are 2 links with a trivial anchor text.
The amount of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
There are too many external links (51) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://community.elca.org/lut...External Subdomain IMG-ALT PopUp
http://search.elca.org/Pages/W...External Subdomain Interactive Map
https://www.elca.org/Our-WorkOur Work
https://www.elca.org/SoulCafeNo Text
https://www.elca.org/futureFuture Directions
http://www.livinglutheran.org/New window External Living Lutheran
/YouthGatheringYouth Gathering
https://directory.elca.org/New window External Subdomain ELCA Directory
https://facebook.com/LutheransExternal Facebook
IMG-ALT Like us on Facebook
https://twitter.com/ELCAExternal Twitter
IMG-ALT Follow us on Twitter
https://instagram.com/elcaExternal Instagram
IMG-ALT Follow us on Instagram
https://www.elca.org/call-processCall Process
/tools/FindACongregationFind A Congregation
https://www.elca.org/IMG-ALT ELCA
https://community.elca.org/giv...External Subdomain Give Now
https://community.elca.org/mon...External Subdomain Give Monthly
https://goodgifts.elca.org/External Subdomain ELCA Good Gifts
/Give/ELCA-FoundationELCA Foundation
https://www.elca.org/AboutText duplicate About
https://www.elca.org/AboutNo Text
https://www.elca.org/AboutText duplicate About
/en/About/Mission-and-VisionMission & Vision
/About/ChurchwideNo Text
/About/Churchwide/Office-of-th...Office of the Presiding Bishop
/About/Churchwide/Office-of-th...Office of the Secretary
/About/Churchwide/Office-of-th...Office of the Treasurer
/About/Churchwide/Domestic-Mis...Domestic Mission
/About/Churchwide/Global-MissionGlobal Mission
/About/Churchwide/Mission-Adva...Mission Advancement
http://www.augsburgfortress.org/New window External Augsburg Fortress
https://faithfulteaching.org/New window External Christian Education Network of the ELCA
http://www.deaconesscommunity....New window External Deaconess Community
https://www.elcafcu.org/New window External ELCA Federal Credit Union
/Give/ELCA-FoundationNew window Text duplicate ELCA Foundation
http://www.eleanational.org/New window External Evangelical Lutheran Education Association
http://lifeoffaith.info/New window External Subdomain Life of Faith
http://www.lutheranmeninmissio...New window External Lutheran Men in Mission
http://www.mif.elca.org/New window External Subdomain Mission Investment Fund
https://www.porticobenefits.org/New window External Portico Benefit Services
http://www.womenoftheelca.org/New window External Women of the ELCA
/Give/Ways-to-GiveWays to Give
https://www.elca.org/GiveELCA Giving Opportunities
/tools/FindACongregationSearch Now »
https://www.elca.org/FaithText duplicate Faith
https://www.elca.org/FaithNo Text
https://www.elca.org/FaithText duplicate Faith
/Faith/ELCA-TeachingELCA Teaching
/Faith/Ecumenical-and-Inter-Re...Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations
/Faith/DailyBibleDaily Bible Reading
/Faith/Faith-and-SocietyFaith and Society
/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Socia...• Social Messages
/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Socia...• Social Statements
/Faith/Journal-of-Lutheran-EthicsJournal of Lutheran Ethics
/Faith/ELCA-Teaching/Luther-an...Read More »
/Faith/Ecumenical-and-Inter-Re...Text duplicate Read More »
http://search.elca.org/Pages/W...External Subdomain Text duplicate Interactive Map
https://www.elca.org/ResourcesText duplicate Resources
https://www.elca.org/ResourcesNo Text
https://www.elca.org/ResourcesText duplicate Resources
https://www.elca.org/ResourcesDownloadable Resources
http://resources.elca.org/External Subdomain Items to Order
http://download.elca.org/ELCA ...New window External Subdomain Download »
http://resources.elca.org/ELCA...New window External Subdomain Order »
/Resources/Assignment-ProcessText duplicate Read More »
/News-and-EventsText duplicate News
/News-and-EventsNo Text
/News-and-EventsText duplicate News
/News-and-Events/Recent-News-S...News Releases
/News-and-Events/ELCA-FactsELCA Facts
http://blogs.elca.org/External Subdomain ELCA Blogs
http://www.elca500.org/External 500 Years of the Evangelical Reformation
http://www.elca.org/gatheringText duplicate Youth Gathering
/50yearsofordainedwomenText duplicate Read More »
/sanctuarychurchText duplicate Read More »
https://www.elca.org/Our-WorkText duplicate Our Work
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...No Text
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Congregations and Synods
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Book of Faith
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Children's Ministry
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Congregational Communication Tools
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Disability Ministry
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Education Program Planners
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...ELCA New Congregations
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Ethnic Specific and Multicultural Ministries
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Faith Practices
https://www.elca.org/dayofservice"God's work. Our hands." Sunday
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Renewing Congregations
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Research and Evaluation
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Seeds Monthly
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Young Adult Ministry
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Youth Ministry
https://www.elca.org/gatheringText duplicate Youth Gathering
/Our-Work/LeadershipNo Text
/Our-Work/LeadershipText duplicate Leadership
/Our-Work/Leadership/Colleges-...Colleges and Universities
/Our-Work/Leadership/ELCA-Fund...ELCA Fund for Leaders
/Our-Work/Leadership/Federal-C...Federal Chaplaincy Ministries
/Our-Work/Leadership/Lay-Schoo...Lay Schools for Ministry
https://elcaseminaries.org/New window External Seminaries
/Our-Work/Leadership/Specializ...Specialized Pastoral Care
/Our-Work/Leadership/Vocation-...Vocation - Become a Leader
/Our-Work/Global-MissionNo Text
/Our-Work/Global-MissionText duplicate Global Mission
/Our-Work/Global-Mission/Globa...Global Service
/Our-Work/Global-Mission/How-W...Glocal Events
/Our-Work/Global-Mission/Inter...International Leaders
/Our-Work/Global-Mission/How-W...Companion Synod Relationships
/Our-Work/Global-Mission/Young...Young Adults in Global Mission
/Our-Work/Related-MinistriesNo Text
/Our-Work/Related-MinistriesRelated Ministries
/Our-Work/Related-Ministries/C...Campus Ministry
/Our-Work/Related-Ministries/M...Mission Builders
/Our-Work/Related-Ministries/O...Outdoor Ministry
/Our-Work/Relief-and-DevelopmentNo Text
/Our-Work/Relief-and-DevelopmentRelief and Development
/Our-Work/Relief-and-Developme...ELCA World Hunger
/Our-Work/Relief-and-Developme...HIV/AIDS Ministry
/Our-Work/Relief-and-Developme...Lutheran Disaster Response
/Our-Work/Relief-and-Developme...Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
/Our-Work/Relief-and-Developme...Social Ministry Organizations
/Our-Work/Publicly-Engaged-ChurchNo Text
/Our-Work/Publicly-Engaged-ChurchPublicly Engaged Church
/Our-Work/Publicly-Engaged-Chu...Congregation based Community Organizing
/Our-Work/Publicly-Engaged-Chu...Corporate Social Responsibility
/Our-Work/Publicly-Engaged-Chu...Faith Science and Technology
/Our-Work/Publicly-Engaged-Chu...Justice for Women
/~/link.aspx?_id=34DB8CDFF25F4...Lutheran Office for World Community
/Our-Work/Publicly-Engaged-Chu...Peace Not Walls
/Our-Work/Publicly-Engaged-Chu...Racial Justice Ministries
/Our-Work/Publicly-Engaged-Chu...Social Issues
/Our-Work/Publicly-Engaged-Chu...Volunteer Opportunities
https://www.elca.org/SoulCafeNo Text
https://www.elca.org/goodgiftsShop Now
A-TITLE Give in honor of someone special and send one of these limited-edition Christmas cards to share the news.
/tools/FindACongregationFind a Congregation
A-TITLE Find a Congregation by Zip, State, Congregation Name or Synod.
https://www.elca.org/Anchor Previous
https://www.elca.org/Anchor Next
/Faith/ELCA-TeachingText duplicate ELCA Teaching
/About/HistoryOur History
/About/MissionOur Mission
https://www.elca.org/About/VisionOur Vision
/News-and-Events/Recent-News-S...ELCA in the News
/tools/FindACongregationText duplicate Find a Congregation
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Text duplicate Congregations and Synods
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Text duplicate ELCA New Congregations
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Text duplicate Renewing Congregations
/congregationreportForm A and C
/Our-Work/Leadership/Lay-Schoo...Text duplicate Lay Schools for Ministry
/Our-Work/LeadershipBecome a Leader
/About/LeadershipELCA Leadership
/About/Leadership/RosteredRostered Ministers of the ELCA
/About/Leadership/RosteredNo Text
/Our-Work/Leadership/Vocation-...Assignment Process
/Our-Work/Leadership/ELCA-Fund...ELCA Fund For Leaders
/tools/FindACongregationNo Text
https://community.elca.org/giv...External Subdomain No Text
/News-and-Events/8014Presiding bishop statement on Israeli civilian settlements
/News-and-Events/8014Trivial anchor text
Read More
A-TITLE Read more
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Advent and Christmas Resources
/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Sy...Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
A-TITLE Read more
https://www.livinglutheran.org...External I'm a Lutheran
https://www.livinglutheran.org...External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
A-TITLE Read more
http://blogs.elca.org/adminmat...External Subdomain Administration Matters
http://blogs.elca.org/bloglatino/External Subdomain Blog Latino
https://blogs.elca.org/congreg...External Subdomain Congregational Vitality
http://blogs.elca.org/advocacy/External Subdomain ELCA Advocacy
http://blogs.elca.org/elcaraci...External Subdomain ELCA Racial Justice
http://blogs.elca.org/worldhun...External Subdomain Text duplicate ELCA World Hunger
http://blogs.elca.org/youngadu...External Subdomain ELCA Young Adults
http://blogs.elca.org/youthgat...External Subdomain ELCA Youth Gathering
http://blogs.elca.org/faithlens/External Subdomain Faith Lens
http://blogs.elca.org/disaster...External Subdomain Text duplicate Lutheran Disaster Response
http://blogs.elca.org/peacenot...External Subdomain Text duplicate Peace Not Walls
http://www.womenoftheelca.org/...External Text duplicate Women of the ELCA
http://blogs.elca.org/worship/External Subdomain Text duplicate Worship
https://www.elca.org/ResourcesText duplicate Resources
https://www.elca.org/ResourcesVisit Now
/About/Leadership/Churchwide-O...Presiding Bishop
/About/Leadership/Churchwide-O...Learn More
https://www.facebook.com/Luthe...External No Text
https://twitter.com/elcaExternal No Text
https://www.instagram.com/elca/External No Text
https://www.elca.org/feedsNo Text
/tools/FindACongregationText duplicate Find a Congregation
/tools/FindAPersonFind a Person
https://directory.elca.org/External Subdomain Text duplicate ELCA Directory
https://community.elca.org/giv...External Subdomain Give
/tools/contact_usContact Us
https://community.elca.org/elc...External Subdomain Subscribe
https://community.elca.org/loginExternal Subdomain ELCA Community Login
https://my.elca.org/External Subdomain My ELCA Login
https://www.elca.org/IMG-ALT Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
/About/Privacy PolicyPrivacy Policy
/About/Terms and ConditionsTerms of Use
/About/Trademark GuidelinesTrademark Guidelines

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
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This website redirects to "https://www.elca.org/"
HTTP header
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
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The page response time is slow (1.33 seconds). The response time should be less than 0.4 seconds. Slow websites are bad for search engine bots and also result in bad user experience.
This website loads 10 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 5 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (46 kB).

HTTP Response Header

cache-controlno-cache, no-store
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
set-cookie86 Characters
dateTue, 10 Dec 2019 16:41:08 GMT

External factors

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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 9,313 referring domains.
This website has 64,502,139 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 5,617 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
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This website is not very popular on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
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This website is listed on Webwiki.


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Facebook popularity

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Home - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the 50 states, Caribbean and U.S. Virgin Islands.

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