Familysearch.org - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
100% 
Page quality
65% 
Page structure
41% 
Link structure
66% 
Server
71% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.62 s
File size
257.30 kB
Words
547
Media files
5
Number of links
78 internal / 7 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
FamilySearch • Free Family Trees and Genealogy Archives
The length of the page title is perfect. (529 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Discover your family history by exploring the world's largest family tree and genealogy archive. Share family photos and stories. It's all free.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (855 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.familysearch.org/en/
There is a valid canonical link 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)
The specified alternate links have no errors.
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

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og:typeprofile
og:titleStart Your Family Tree - Search Genealogy Archives
og:descriptionConnect with your family across generations - all free
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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
There are 2 text duplicates on this page:
  • Duplicate: With our collection of billions of records, you can piece together you...
This page contains 547 words. That's ok.
26.5% of the text are stop words.
Words from the H1 heading are used in the page content.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
6 paragraphs were found on this page.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
The average number of words per sentence of 18.29 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 11 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)
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)
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)
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
...ion-a480cf3471a01fd30b5ad1449530febc.svgNo alt attribute provided
...ger-5eccc4487e684c3f2bdb4f6810d56851.svgNo alt attribute provided
...ose-934062c39475a612a1ac8d6bae631b56.svgNo alt attribute provided
..._en-a175ecb0cd6eebd644cd8aff3d8b7f8b.svgThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints logo

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Family Search
Too many H1 headings
The H1 heading is too short (13 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.
The structure of headings is missing one or more levels. Do not skip heading levels.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Family Search
H1 Find your family. Discover yourself.
H1 Start discovering your family story
H1 Make more discoveries
H1 Discover your family’s story through historical records.​
H1 Find your family in the world’s largest shared family tree.
H1 Find your family in the world’s largest shared family tree. Duplicate text
H1 Nonprofit and free.
H1 Sign up, and discover your place.
H2 Find a guide, in person or online
H5 Change Language
H5 Feedback
H6 Get local family history help
H6 Community Experts
H6 Explore the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
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.
The number of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
There are 7 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
/home/browser-upgradeinstall another browser
https://www.familysearch.org/en/Anchor Skip main navigation
https://www.familysearch.org/en/Family Search
/tree/overviewOverview
/tree/pedigreeTree
/tree/personPerson
/tree/findFind
/tree/followingFollowing
/tree/contributionsMy Contributions
/search/Records
/records/imagesImages
/tree/find/nameFamily Tree
/search/family-treesGenealogies
/search/catalogCatalog
/library/books/Books
/wiki/en/Main_PageResearch Wiki
/memories/Text duplicate Overview
/photos/galleryGallery
/photos/peoplePeople
/photos/findText duplicate Find
/indexing/Text duplicate Overview
/indexing/my-indexingWeb Indexing
/indexing/projectsFind a Project
/indexing/helpHelp Center
/discovery/All Activities
/discovery/aboutAll About Me
/discovery/compareCompare-a-Face
/discovery/recordRecord My Story
/discovery/picturePicture My Heritage
/discovery/activities/In-Home Activities
/auth/familysearch/login?fhf=t...Sign In
/register/Create Account
/auth/familysearch/login?fhf=t...Text duplicate Sign In
/register/Text duplicate Create Account
/tree/overviewText duplicate Overview
/tree/pedigreeText duplicate Tree
/tree/personText duplicate Person
/tree/findText duplicate Find
/tree/followingText duplicate Following
/tree/contributionsText duplicate My Contributions
/search/Text duplicate Records
/records/imagesText duplicate Images
/tree/find/nameText duplicate Family Tree
/search/family-treesText duplicate Genealogies
/search/catalogText duplicate Catalog
/library/books/Text duplicate Books
/wiki/en/Main_PageText duplicate Research Wiki
/memories/Text duplicate Overview
/photos/galleryText duplicate Gallery
/photos/peopleText duplicate People
/photos/findText duplicate Find
/indexing/Text duplicate Overview
/indexing/my-indexingText duplicate Web Indexing
/indexing/projectsText duplicate Find a Project
/indexing/helpText duplicate Help Center
/discovery/Text duplicate All Activities
/discovery/aboutText duplicate All About Me
/discovery/compareText duplicate Compare-a-Face
/discovery/recordText duplicate Record My Story
/discovery/pictureText duplicate Picture My Heritage
/discovery/activities/Text duplicate In-Home Activities
/gettingstartedGet Started
/searchStart Searching
/searchText duplicate Start Searching
/register/Text duplicate Get Started
/en/aboutAbout FamilySearch
https://philanthropies.churcho...External Subdomain Donate
/fhcenters/locations/Find one near you
https://community.familysearch...External Subdomain Connect with an expert
/family-history-library/welcom...Learn more
/about/more-genealogy-resources/Explore more helpful resources
/register/Create a FREE account
/auth/familysearch/loginAlready have an account? Sign in
/en/aboutAbout
/info/volunteerVolunteer
/blog/en/Blog
https://ancestors.familysearch...External Subdomain Find Ancestors
/site-mapSite Map
/home/dnaDNA
https://partners.familysearch....External Subdomain Solutions Gallery
/legal/termsFamilySearch Terms of Use
/legal/privacyPrivacy Notice
https://www.comeuntochrist.org/External The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
https://www.comeuntochrist.org/External IMG-ALT The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints logo
A-TITLE A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
https://community.familysearch...External Subdomain Go to discussion board

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.familysearch.org/en/"
HTTP header
(Important)
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.62 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 page loads 11 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
This page does not require any CSS files.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (257 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
transfer-encodingchunked
connectionkeep-alive
dateThu, 17 Jun 2021 08:19:00 GMT
serverCowboy
x-request-idce812e00-daf0-48fc-83a5-d35b093da926
set-cookie382 Characters
set-cookie184 Characters
set-cookie47 Characters
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varyAccept-Encoding
content-encodinggzip
via1.1 vegur, 1.1 bfa7dfbe8ca6d4eb3690c4c82ca6c0fa.cloudfront.net (CloudFront)
x-cacheMiss from cloudfront
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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 page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 3,328 referring domains.
This page has 702,731 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 2,721 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This page has social activity like shares, comments or likes on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

# LAST CHANGED: Mo Jun 28 2021, at 11:00:00 GMT+0000 (GMT)

# Version 1.0.8

User-agent: *
Disallow: /records/pal:/
Disallow: /pal:/
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /photos/view/
Disallow: /photos/person/
Disallow: /photos/album/
Disallow: /Eng/
Disallow: /Search/
Disallow: /frontier/
Disallow: /tree
Allow: /tree/
Disallow: /tree/contributions
Disallow: /tree/find
Disallow: /tree/following
Disallow: /tree/import
Disallow: /tree/improve-place-names
Disallow: /tree/pedigree
Disallow: /tree/person
Disallow: /tree/sources
Disallow: /learningcenter
Disallow: /ark:/61903/1:
Disallow: /ark:/61903/2:
Disallow: /profile/
Disallow: /identity/
Disallow: /service/temple/cards
Disallow: /campaign/

Sitemap: https://www.familysearch.org/photos/sitemapIndex?category=artifacts&artifactCategory=IMAGE
Sitemap: https://www.familysearch.org/photos/sitemapIndex?category=artifacts&artifactCategory=TEXT

## Specific rules for /wiki/

# Please note: There are a lot of pages on this site, and there are some misbehaved spiders out there
# that go _way_ too fast. If you're irresponsible, your access to the site may be blocked.
#

# advertising-related bots:
User-agent: Mediapartners-Google*
Disallow: /wiki/

# Wikipedia work bots:
User-agent: IsraBot
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: Orthogaffe
Disallow: /wiki/

# Crawlers that are kind enough to obey, but which we'd rather not have
# unless they're feeding search engines.
User-agent: UbiCrawler
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: DOC
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: Zao
Disallow: /wiki/

# Some bots are known to be trouble, particularly those designed to copy
# entire sites. Please obey robots.txt.
User-agent: sitecheck.internetseer.com
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: Zealbot
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: MSIECrawler
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: SiteSnagger
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: WebStripper
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: WebCopier
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: Fetch
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: Offline Explorer
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: Teleport
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: TeleportPro
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: WebZIP
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: linko
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: HTTrack
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: Microsoft.URL.Control
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: Xenu
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: larbin
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: libwww
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: ZyBORG
Disallow: /wiki/

User-agent: Download Ninja
Disallow: /wiki/

# Misbehaving: requests much too fast:
User-agent: fast
Disallow: /wiki/

#
# Sorry, wget in its recursive mode is a frequent problem.
# Please read the man page and use it properly; there is a
# --wait option you can use to set the delay between hits,
# for instance.
#
User-agent: wget
Disallow: /wiki/

#
# The 'grub' distributed client has been *very* poorly behaved.
#
User-agent: grub-client
Disallow: /wiki/

#
# Doesn't follow robots.txt anyway, but...
#
User-agent: k2spider
Disallow: /wiki/

#
# Hits many times per second, not acceptable
# http://www.nameprotect.com/botinfo.html
User-agent: NPBot
Disallow: /wiki/

# A capture bot, downloads gazillions of pages with no public benefit
# http://www.webreaper.net/
User-agent: WebReaper
Disallow: /wiki/

# Wayback Machine
# User-agent: archive.org_bot
# Treated like anyone else

# Allow the Internet Archiver to index action=raw and thereby store the raw wikitext of pages
User-agent: ia_archiver
Allow: /wiki/*&action=raw

#
# Friendly, low-speed bots are welcome viewing article pages, but not
# dynamically-generated pages please.
#
# Inktomi's "Slurp" can read a minimum delay between hits; if your
# bot supports such a thing using the 'Crawl-delay' or another
# instruction, please let us know.
#
# There is a special exception for API mobileview to allow dynamic
# mobile web & app views to load section content.
# These views aren't HTTP-cached but use parser cache aggressively
# and don't expose special: pages etc.
#
# Another exception is for REST API documentation, located at
# /api/rest_v1/?doc.
#
User-agent: *
Allow: /wiki/w/api.php?action=mobileview&
Allow: /wiki/w/load.php?
Allow: /wiki/api/rest_v1/?doc
# Disallow indexing of non-article content
Disallow: /wiki/w/
Disallow: /wiki/api/
Disallow: /wiki/trap/
#
Disallow: /wiki/Special:*

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
66,656

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Search preview

www.familysearch.org
FamilySearch • Free Family Trees and Genealogy Archives
Discover your family history by exploring the world's largest family tree and genealogy archive. Share family photos and stories. It's all free.

Most important keywords

Following keywords were found. You can check the keyword optimization of this page for each keyword.

KeywordResultRecheck
Family80%Check
Free Family69%Check
Search68%Check
family story67%Check
Family History66%Check
Tree66%Check
Search Free65%Check
free62%Check
Discover56%Check
largest54%Check

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