Gao.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
97% 
Page quality
56% 
Page structure
58% 
Link structure
83% 
Server
29% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.06 s
File size
55.90 kB
Words
731
Media files
30
Number of links
105 internal / 19 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO)
The length of the page title is perfect. (453 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
GAO provides fact-based, nonpartisan information to Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates federal spending and performance.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (992 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
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.
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)
No favicon is linked in the HTML code.

Meta tags

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
Only 1 paragraph/s was/were found on this page.
This page contains 731 words. That's ok.
20.9% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 16 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No viewpoint tag is provided.
This website loads 8 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
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 15 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
1 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
https://www.gao.gov/images/US-GAO-logo.pngU.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
https://www.gao.gov/images/rip/justice.jpgJustice and Law Enforcementsource: Comstock
https://www.gao.gov/images/rip/science.jpgScience and Technologysource: National Cancer Institute
https://www.gao.gov/images/rip/finance.jpgFinancial Markets and Institutionssource: Comstock
/images/rip/government.jpgGovernment Operationssource: Eyewire
https://www.gao.gov/images/rip/science.jpgScience and Technologysource: National Cancer Institute
/images/rip/telecommunications.jpgTelecommunicationssource: Dynamic Graphics
https://www.gao.gov/images/rip/business.jpgBusiness Regulation and Consumer Protectionsource: Photodisc
https://www.gao.gov/images/rip/tax.jpgTax Policy and Administrationsource: Eyewire
https://www.gao.gov/images/rip/health.jpgHealth Caresource: PhotoDisc
https://www.gao.gov/images/rip/housing.jpgHousingsource: Comstock
/img_library/slider/Coronavirus-slider.pngOur new collection highlights our work on Coronavirus pandemic funding and response.#slider-0
/img_library/slider/Instagram-slider.pngFolluw us on Instagram @USGAO#slider-1
/img_library/slider/fraudnet_slider.pngHelp GAO track the funds from the $2 trillion stimulus by using FraudNet to report any waste, fraud, or abuse you see.#slider-2
...lider/2019_update_best_places_slider.pngGAO Again Named One of the Best Places to Work#slider-3
/img_library/slider/findexpert_slider.pngSearch our database of experts, read their bios, and download photos.#slider-4
/img_library/slider/pause.pngSlider On/Off toggle switch
https://www.gao.gov/img/seal_43px.pngseal of the GAO
/img/watchblog_logo_190w.pngWatchblog Logo
https://www.gao.gov/img/recs_big.pngRecommendations Logo
https://www.gao.gov/img/cae_logo_43px.pngCenter for Audit Excellence Logo
...ollections/Coronavirus-medallion_125.pngCoronavirusCoronavirus
...ollections/Census-medallion-teal_125.png2020 Census2020 Census
...lections/collections_duplication_125.pngDuplicationDuplication
...llections_americas_fiscal_future_125.pngAmerica's Fiscal FutureAmerica's Fiscal Future
/img/collections/SciTech_medallion_125.pngTechnology & ScienceTechnology & Science
...ollections/collections_high_risk_125.pngHigh RiskHigh Risk
/img_library/fraudnet_badge_cover.jpgNo alt attribute provided
/img_library/about/US-GAO-logo.pngU.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Audio URL
https://www.gao.gov/assets/710/707478.mp3

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
There is no H1 heading specified.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.
The structure of headings is missing one or more levels. Do not skip heading levels.
There are 36 headings on the page. The amount of headings should be in a more proper relation to the amount of text.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H2 COVID-19 Update
H2 Recently Issued »
H2 Trending Now: Most viewed, downloaded, and shared
H2 Stay Connected »
H2 Podcasts »
H2 Featured Issues
H2 Quick Links
H3 Jul 8, 2020
H3 Jul 7, 2020
H3 Jul 6, 2020
H3 Jul 1, 2020
H3 Jun 30, 2020
H3 Jun 29, 2020
H3 Jun 26, 2020
H3 Jul 7, 2020 Duplicate text
H3 Jul 6, 2020 Duplicate text
H3 Jul 1, 2020 Duplicate text
H3 Jun 30, 2020 Duplicate text
H4 Gun Control:
H4 Science & Tech Spotlight:
H4 Public Companies:
H4 FY 2019 Government Shutdown:
H4 Science & Tech Spotlight: Duplicate text
H4 5G Deployment:
H4 Small Business Subcontracting:
H4 Taxpayer Compliance:
H4 COVID-19:
H4 Rental Housing:
H4 Science & Tech Spotlight: Duplicate text
H4 Covid-19:
H4 Public Companies: Duplicate text
H4 Compacts of Free Association:
H6 Comptroller General
H6 Watchblog
H6 Recommendations Database
H6 Center for Audit Excellence
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
4 links don't have an anchor text.
The amount of internal links is ok.
All internal links don't have dynamic parameters.
There are 19 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.gao.gov/Anchor Skip Navigation
/reports-testimonies/Reports & Testimonies
https://www.gao.gov/legal/Bid Protests & Appropriations Law
/key_issues/overviewKey Issues
/about/index.htmlAbout GAO
/multimedia/videoMultimedia
https://www.gao.gov/coronavirus/GAO's Coronavirus Oversight
/about/what-gao-does/fraudnetReport Suspected Fraud to Us
/browse/date/weekRecently Issued »
https://www.gao.gov/Anchor REPORTS & TESTIMONIES
https://www.gao.gov/Anchor LEGAL DECISIONS
/products/GAO-20-528IMG-ALT Justice and Law Enforcement
/products/GAO-20-528DOJ Can Further Improve Guidance on Federal Firearm Background Check Records
/products/GAO-20-646SPIMG-ALT Science and Technology
/products/GAO-20-646SPHerd Immunity For COVID-19
/products/GAO-20-530IMG-ALT Financial Markets and Institutions
/products/GAO-20-530Disclosure of Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors and Options to Enhance Them
/products/GAO-20-377IMG-ALT Government Operations
/products/GAO-20-377Selected Agencies Could Improve Contingency Planning for Potential Shutdown Scenarios and Strengthen Some Internal Controls
/products/GAO-20-610SPText duplicate IMG-ALT Science and Technology
/products/GAO-20-610SPE-cigarettes
/products/GAO-20-468IMG-ALT Telecommunications
/multimedia/podcasts/707476Podcast
/products/GAO-20-468FCC Needs Comprehensive Strategic Planning to Guide Its Efforts
/products/GAO-20-464IMG-ALT Business Regulation and Consumer Protection
/products/GAO-20-464Oversight of Contractor Compliance with Subcontracting Plans Needs Improvement
/products/GAO-20-366IMG-ALT Tax Policy and Administration
/products/GAO-20-366More Income Reporting Needed for Taxpayers Working through Online Platforms
/products/GAO-20-659TIMG-ALT Health Care
/products/GAO-20-659TOpportunities to Improve Federal Response and Recovery Efforts
/products/GAO-20-427IMG-ALT Housing
/products/GAO-20-427As More Households Rent, the Poorest Face Affordability and Housing Quality Challenges
/products/B-418466.2Sysco Corporation--Reconsideration
/products/B-418616Ranger American of Puerto Rico, Inc.
/products/B-418553,B-418553.2M.C. Dean, Inc.
/products/B-417545.5JDD, Inc.--Costs
/products/B-417830.3High Noon Unlimited, Inc.--Costs
/products/B-418647AGMA Security Service, Inc.
/products/B-415936.11,B-415936...NLT Management Services, LLC
/products/B-418546Trademasters Service, Inc.
/products/B-331093U.S. Department of the Treasury—Tax Return Activities during the Fiscal Year 2019 Lapse in Appropriations
/products/B-418551,B-418551.3VariQ-CV JV, LLC
/products/gao-20-646spText duplicate Herd Immunity For COVID-19
/products/gao-20-625Text duplicate Opportunities to Improve Federal Response and Recovery Efforts
/products/gao-20-530Text duplicate Disclosure of Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors and Options to Enhance Them
/products/gao-20-491Populations in U.S. Areas Have Grown, with Varying Reported Effects
/products/105519The Buy American Act
https://www.gao.gov/coronavirus/IMG-ALT Our new collection highlights our work on Coronavirus pandemic funding and response.
https://www.instagram.com/usgao/External IMG-ALT Folluw us on Instagram @USGAO
/about/what-gao-does/fraudnet/IMG-ALT Help GAO track the funds from the $2 trillion stimulus by using FraudNet to report any waste, fraud, or abuse you see.
/press/best_places_to_work_201...IMG-ALT GAO Again Named One of the Best Places to Work
/about/contact-us/find-an-expert/IMG-ALT Search our database of experts, read their bios, and download photos.
https://www.gao.gov/coronavirus/Our new collection
https://www.instagram.com/usgao/New window External @usgao
/about/what-gao-does/fraudnet/FraudNet to report any waste, fraud, or abuse
/press/best_places_to_work_201...Best Places to Work
/about/contact-us/find-an-expert/Search our database of experts
/about/comptroller-general/Comptroller General Gene L. Dodaro
IMG-ALT seal of the GAO
https://www.gao.gov/feeds.htmlStay Connected »
http://www.facebook.com/usgaoNew window External Facebook
http://twitter.com/usgaoNew window External Twitter
http://twitter.com/usgaoNew window External Reports
http://twitter.com/usgaolegalNew window External Legal
http://www.linkedin.com/compan...New window External Linkedin
http://www.youtube.com/usgaoNew window External YouTube
http://www.flickr.com/photos/u...New window External Flickr
https://www.gao.gov/feeds.htmlRSS feeds
http://blog.gao.gov/New window External Blog
/podcast/watchdog.htmlPodcasts
/widgets_reports_and_legal.htmlWidgets
https://public.govdelivery.com...External Subdomain E-mail
/multimedia/podcast/Podcasts »
/multimedia/podcast/7074765G Development and Deployment
/assets/710/707478.mp3Click here to play podcast
/assets/710/707479.txtTranscript
/multimedia/podcastsMore podcasts
http://blog.gao.gov/New window External Watchblog Following the Federal Dollar
IMG-ALT Watchblog Logo
/reports-testimonies/recommend...Recommendations Database See recommendations that still need to be addressed, including priority recommendations that could yield substantial results.
IMG-ALT Recommendations Logo
/about/what-gao-does/audit-rol...Center for Audit Excellence
IMG-ALT Center for Audit Excellence Logo
https://www.gao.gov/coronavirus/Reviewing the federal response to COVID-19
IMG-ALT Coronavirus
https://www.gao.gov/2020_census/Challenges to ensuring an accurate count
IMG-ALT 2020 Census
/duplication/overviewChanges that could improve efficiency or decrease costs
IMG-ALT Duplication
/americas_fiscal_futureA big-picture look at the nation's fiscal condition
IMG-ALT America's Fiscal Future
/science_and_technologyPolicy, research, development, and applications
IMG-ALT Technology & Science
/highrisk/overviewPrograms and agencies needing continued attention
IMG-ALT High Risk
/about/press-center/press-rele...Press Releases:
/press/MedPac_press_release_Ma...GAO Makes MedPAC Appointments
/press/DOF_press_release_May_2...GAO Issues 10th Annual Report on Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication in the Federal Government
/press/fraudnet_coronavirus.htmGAO's FraudNet Hotline Ready to Help Combat Fraud Under COVID-19 Assistance
/press/government_fiscal_path.htmGovernment's Fiscal Path "Unsustainable"
/press/best_places_to_work_201...GAO Again Cited as a "Best Place to Work"
/products/GAO-20-1SPPerformance & Accountability Report
https://www.gao.gov/scam-alerts/Scam Alerts
/about/what-gao-does/hcac/Health Care Advisory Committees
https://www.gao.gov/ig/GAO Inspector General
/yellowbook/overviewThe Yellow Book
/yellowbook/overviewGovernment Auditing Standards
https://www.gao.gov/fraudnetNo Text
https://www.gao.gov/fraudnetReport Federal Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
/legal/redbook/redbook.htmlThe Red Book
/legal/redbook/redbook.htmlFederal Appropriations Law
/greenbook/overviewThe Green Book
/greenbook/overviewStandards for Internal Controls
http://www.facebook.com/usgaoExternal No Text
http://twitter.com/usgaoExternal No Text
http://www.linkedin.com/compan...External No Text
http://www.youtube.com/usgaoExternal No Text
http://www.flickr.com/photos/u...External No Text
https://www.gao.gov/feeds.htmlNo Text
http://blog.gao.gov/External No Text
/podcast/watchdog.htmlNo Text
/widgets_reports_and_legal.htmlNo Text
https://public.govdelivery.com...External Subdomain No Text
/about/press-center/Press Center
https://www.gao.gov/copyright/Copyright & Terms of Use
/foia-requests/FOIA Requests
/about/contact-us/Contact Us
/privacy-policy/Privacy Policy
https://www.gao.gov/scam-alerts/Text duplicate Scam Alerts
https://www.gao.gov/ig/Inspector General
/accessibility/Accessibility
/no-fear-act-data/No FEAR Act Data
/reports-testimonies/restricted/Restricted Reports
https://www.gao.gov/sitemap/Sitemap

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.gao.gov/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
The used PHP version is outdated and may be a security risk.
The X-powered header is sent within the response header. (unnecessary)
Performance
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 5 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 8 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.06 seconds.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (56 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Government. This classification is fine.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 42,727 referring domains.
This website has 3,466,149 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 30,464 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

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User-agent: Yahoo! Slurp
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User-agent: AhrefsBot
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Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
2,829

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

Search preview

www.gao.gov
U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO)
GAO provides fact-based, nonpartisan information to Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates federal spending and performance.

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