Gao.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
100% 
Page quality
88% 
Page structure
64% 
Link structure
67% 
Server
71% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.66 s
File size
119.60 kB
Words
922
Media files
29
Number of links
81 internal / 22 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)
https://www.gao.gov/
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)
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
descriptionGAO provides fact-based, nonpartisan information to Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates federal spending and performance.
GeneratorDrupal 8 (https://www.drupal.org)
MobileOptimizedwidth
HandheldFriendlytrue
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
langen
twitter:cardsummary_large_image
twitter:descriptionGAO provides fact-based, nonpartisan information to Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates federal spending and performance.
twitter:site@USGAO
twitter:titleU.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO)
twitter:creator@USGAO
twitter:urlhttps://www.gao.gov/
twitter:imagehttps://www.gao.gov/themes/custom/gao/img/gao-gov-icon-800-mod.jpg
og:typeWebsite
og:urlhttps://www.gao.gov/
og:titleU.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO)
og:descriptionGAO provides fact-based, nonpartisan information to Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates federal spending and performance.
og:imagehttps://www.gao.gov/themes/custom/gao/img/gao-gov-icon-800-mod.jpg
X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
charsetutf-8

Test up to 1.000 webpages of gao.gov with our free plan!

Sign Up Free
No trial. It's just free!

Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 922 words. That's ok.
22.1% 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.
5 paragraphs were found on this page.
The text content is perfect.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 10.22 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 6 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 usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 18 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
Alt text (alternative text) is correctly used on all found images.
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
/themes/custom/gao/img/GAO-logo-100_225.pngGAO logo
...ag_1680x999.png?h=ddf52107&itok=NWeSu1__Government 1 Flag
...or_1680x999.png?h=ddf52107&itok=PCuZMoQNHealth Care 1 Doctor
...l1_1680x999.png?h=ddf52107&itok=GH9kwOhqInternational 1
...go_1680x999.png?h=ddf52107&itok=5FSo0UgsHomeland Security 1 Logo
...lc_1680x999.png?h=2d35d906&itok=lg-6IS7bFinance 1 Calc
...ow_1680x999.png?h=ddf52107&itok=PwJbgBoLEconomy 1 Dow
...k_66203178.jpeg?h=790be497&itok=eaneqdDmkeyboard lock; Source: weerapat1003\stock.adobe.com.
...Kw-unsplash.jpg?h=15f66a6b&itok=ywJPC2FACDC Coronavirus
...k list tach.jpg?h=e5aec6c8&itok=VnSk-HzPHigh Risk List Tach
...-new-banner.png?h=81b86b14&itok=dUXBBVn7line graph over dollar bill
...ition-flag.jpeg?h=3545d04f&itok=5i3ZH6TOAmerican flag
...K-banner_v2.png?h=ef2b7c3a&itok=vKZndLzcMLK memorial
...pe_1680x999.png?h=ddf52107&itok=hMtARRwrScience 1 Scope
...money-photo.jpg?h=bbba53a3&itok=ajys_BOc100-dollar bills
...flag dollar.jpg?h=a1b770af&itok=1GTUqJJEIllustration showing a U.S. Flag, dollar bill and COVID-19 check
.../720/715889.jpg?h=5b8f98b1&itok=14Pn3Xb_COVID-19 in Federal Prisons
.../720/715896.jpg?h=ea0bf1cc&itok=ICFCwBgtPotential Fraud in SBA's Paycheck Protection Program and Efforts to Prevent It
...somware art.jpg?h=0afd8502&itok=qSmcMrPwIllustration of a warning sign on a computer screen indicating a ransomware attack.
...thumbnails/nMXC058gw-A.jpg?itok=u40ePKgNTSA Is Taking Steps to Address Some Pipeline Security Program Weaknesses
/themes/custom/gao/img/gao-metal-seal.pngU.S. Government Accountability Office metal seal
...quicklink_0.png?h=a7e6d17b&itok=jdKvQUT6CAE logo
...t_quicklink.jpg?h=98993382&itok=OXvy6rk3Fraud - Badge
...1/PAR-cover.png?h=50887407&itok=XwlhANCrCover of the Performance and Accountability Report
...-Book_thumb.png?h=21a00a74&itok=_fOnwUFQYellow Book cover
.../Green Book.png?h=5b3035e0&itok=JriwEudkThe Green Book icon.
...uicklink-v2.png?h=4acce965&itok=2-OxMtXZred book
/themes/custom/gao/img/GAO-logo-footer.pngGAO Logo
Audio URL
https://www.gao.gov/assets/720/715890.mp3

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Home Page
The H1 heading is too short (9 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
The structure of headings is missing one or more levels. Do not skip heading levels.
There are 29 headings on the page. The amount of headings should be in a more proper relation to the amount of text.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Home Page
H2 Main navigation
H2 #1 Place to Work
H2 Our 2021 "High Risk" List of Federal Programs
H2 A Century of Non-Partisan Fact-Based Work
H2 Following the Federal Response to COVID-19
H2 Recent Reports & Testimonies
H2 Legal Decisions
H2 NOVAD Management Consulting, LLC
H2 Carl R. Jones Excavating & Hauling, LLC
H2 Young's General Contracting, Inc.
H2 Dust Busters Plus, LLC
H2 Featured Topics
H2 Recent News
H2 Twitter Feed
H2 Receive GAO Updates
H2 Footer menu
H3 Efforts Have Begun to Update Cannon House Office Building's Renovation Cost and Schedule Estimates
H3 HHS's Collection of Hospital Capacity Data
H3 DOD Should Address Weaknesses in Oversight of Contractors and Reporting of Investigations Related to Contracts
H3 After-Action Findings and COVID-19 Response Revealed Opportunities to Strengthen Preparedness
H3 Congress Should Consider Updating the Mandatory Purchase Requirement
H3 Opportunities Exist for Further Collaboration among EDA, HUD, and USDA
H3 How Did State and Local Governments Fare During the Pandemic?
H3 COVID-19 in Federal Prisons
H3 Potential Fraud in SBA's Paycheck Protection Program and Efforts to Prevent It
H3 Our Testimony to Congress on Efforts to Secure Oil and Gas Pipelines Against Cyberattacks (video)
H3 TSA Is Taking Steps to Address Some Pipeline Security Program Weaknesses
H5 Statement on Blue Origin-Dynetics Decision
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.
3 links don't have an anchor text.
There are 2 links with a trivial anchor text.
The number of internal links is ok.
There are 22 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.gao.gov/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.gao.gov/U.S. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE: A Century of Non-Partisan Fact-Based Work
/about/what-gao-does/for-congressFor Congress
https://www.gao.gov/press-centerPress Center
https://www.gao.gov/about/careersCareers
https://www.gao.gov/blogBlog
https://www.facebook.com/usgaoNew window External GAO on Facebook
https://twitter.com/usgaoNew window External GAO on Twitter
https://www.linkedin.com/compa...New window External GAO on LinkedIn
https://www.gao.gov/IMG-ALT GAO logo
/reports-testimoniesReports & Testimonies
/reports-testimonies/recommend...Recommendations Database
/reports-testimonies/action-tr...Action Tracker
/reports-testimonies/month-in-...Month in Review
/reports-testimonies/orderingOrder Copies
/reports-testimonies/restrictedRestricted Reports
https://www.gao.gov/topicsView Topics
https://www.gao.gov/agenciesView Agencies
https://www.gao.gov/legalBid Protests & Appropriations Law
/legal/bid-protestsBid Protests
/legal/appropriations-lawAppropriations Law
/legal/other-legal-workOther Legal
https://www.gao.gov/aboutAbout
/about/what-gao-doesWhat GAO Does
/about/comptroller-generalU.S. Comptroller General
https://www.gao.gov/about/careersText duplicate Careers
/about/contact-usContact Us
/press-release/gao-earns-1-spo...Trivial anchor text
Read More
/high-risk-listSee what's on the list
/about/what-gao-does/hundred-y...Learn more
https://www.gao.gov/coronavirusTrivial anchor text
Read more
https://www.gao.gov/Anchor Jump To:
/products/gao-21-105363Architect of the Capitol Efforts Have Begun to Update Cannon House Office Building's Renovation Cost and Schedule Estimates GAO-21-105363 Published: Aug 05, ...
IMG-ALT Government 1 Flag
/products/gao-21-600COVID-19 HHS's Collection of Hospital Capacity Data GAO-21-600 Published: Aug 05, 2021. Publicly released: Aug 05, 2021.
IMG-ALT Health Care 1 Doctor
/products/gao-21-546Human Trafficking DOD Should Address Weaknesses in Oversight of Contractors and Reporting of Investigations Related to Contracts GAO-21-546 Published: Aug 04...
IMG-ALT International 1
/products/gao-21-513Biodefense After-Action Findings and COVID-19 Response Revealed Opportunities to Strengthen Preparedness GAO-21-513 Published: Aug 04, 2021. Publicly release...
IMG-ALT Homeland Security 1 Logo
/products/gao-21-578National Flood Insurance Program Congress Should Consider Updating the Mandatory Purchase Requirement GAO-21-578 Published: Jul 30, 2021. Publicly released: ...
IMG-ALT Finance 1 Calc
/products/gao-21-579Economic Development Opportunities Exist for Further Collaboration among EDA, HUD, and USDA GAO-21-579 Published: Jul 30, 2021. Publicly released: Jul 30, 20...
IMG-ALT Economy 1 Dow
/reports-testimoniesView All
/products/b-419194.5NOVAD Management Consulting, LLC
/products/b-419717.4Carl R. Jones Excavating & Hauling, LLC
/products/b-419717.3Young's General Contracting, Inc.
/products/b-419853.7Dust Busters Plus, LLC
/search?f[0]=content_type:Anti...Text duplicate View All
https://www.gao.gov/cybersecurityImage Cybersecurity
IMG-ALT keyboard lock; Source: weerapat1003\stock.adobe.com.
https://www.gao.gov/coronavirusImage Coronavirus Oversight
IMG-ALT CDC Coronavirus
/high-risk-listImage High Risk List
IMG-ALT High Risk List Tach
/americas-fiscal-futureImage America's Fiscal Future
IMG-ALT line graph over dollar bill
/presidential-and-congressiona...Image Presidential and Congressional Transition
IMG-ALT American flag
https://www.gao.gov/race-americaImage Race in America
IMG-ALT MLK memorial
/science-technologyImage Science & Technology
IMG-ALT Science 1 Scope
/duplication-cost-savingsImage Duplication & Cost Savings
IMG-ALT 100-dollar bills
/blog/how-did-state-and-local-...Image Blog Post How Did State and Local Governments Fare During the Pandemic? Tuesday, August 3, 2021 COVID-19 took a toll on the U.S. economy, impacting bus...
IMG-ALT Illustration showing a U.S. Flag, dollar bill and COVID-19 check
/podcast/covid-19-federal-prisonsCOVID-19 in Federal Prisons
/podcast/potential-fraud-sbas-...Podcast Potential Fraud in SBA's Paycheck Protection Program and Efforts to Prevent It Thursday, July 29, 2021 In response to the pandemic, the Small Busines...
IMG-ALT Potential Fraud in SBA's Paycheck Protection Program and Efforts to Prevent It
/blog/our-testimony-congress-e...Blog Post Our Testimony to Congress on Efforts to Secure Oil and Gas Pipelines Against Cyberattacks (video) Wednesday, July 28, 2021 In May, Colonial Pipelin...
IMG-ALT Illustration of a warning sign on a computer screen indicating a ransomware attack.
/press-release/statement-blue-...Press Release Statement on Blue Origin-Dynetics Decision Date Friday, July 30, 2021 The following is a statement from Kenneth E. Patton, Managing Associate G...
/video/tsa-taking-steps-addres...TSA Is Taking Steps to Address Some Pipeline Security Program Weaknesses
https://www.gao.gov/aboutText duplicate About
/about/comptroller-general/bio...Biography
/about/comptroller-general/bio...Full Biography
/about/comptroller-general/tes...Testimonies
/about/comptroller-general/tes...Congressional Testimonies
https://twitter.com/hashtag/CO...External #COVID19
https://twitter.com/GovMatters...External @GovMattersTV
https://twitter.com/7NewsDC?re...External @7NewsDC
https://t.co/lAdoDrTwwTExternal pic.twitter.com/lAdoDrTwwT
https://twitter.com/USGAO/stat...External August 5, 2021
https://twitter.com/HHSGov?ref...External @HHSgov
https://t.co/miw3OLK9DzExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/miw3OLK9Dz
https://t.co/rc2c2fKxfCExternal pic.twitter.com/rc2c2fKxfC
https://twitter.com/USGAO/stat...External Text duplicate August 5, 2021
https://t.co/xQQ5EVOo0ZExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/xQQ5EVOo0Z
https://twitter.com/USGAO/stat...External Text duplicate August 5, 2021
https://twitter.com/USGAONew window External Follow Us
/about/what-gao-does/audit-rol...Image Center for Audit Excellence
IMG-ALT CAE logo
/about/what-gao-does/fraudnetImage Report Fraud
IMG-ALT Fraud - Badge
/products/GAO-21-4SPImage Performance & Accountability Report
IMG-ALT Cover of the Performance and Accountability Report
https://www.gao.gov/yellowbookImage Yellow Book: Government Auditing Standards
IMG-ALT Yellow Book cover
https://www.gao.gov/greenbookImage Green Book: Standards for Internal Control
IMG-ALT The Green Book icon.
/legal/appropriations-law/red-...Image Red Book: Principles of Federal Appropriations Law
IMG-ALT red book
https://www.facebook.com/usgaoExternal No Text
https://twitter.com/usgaoExternal No Text
https://www.linkedin.com/compa...External No Text
https://www.instagram.com/usgao/External No Text
https://www.youtube.com/usgaoExternal No Text
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...External No Text
https://www.gao.gov/blogNo Text
https://www.gao.gov/podcastNo Text
/about/contact-us/stay-connectedNo Text
https://public.govdelivery.com...External Subdomain No Text
https://www.gao.gov/press-centerText duplicate Press Center
/about/contact-usText duplicate Contact Us
https://www.gao.gov/igInspector General
/reports-testimonies/restrictedText duplicate Restricted Reports
https://www.gao.gov/copyrightCopyright & Terms of Use
/privacy-policyPrivacy Policy
https://www.gao.gov/accessibilityAccessibility
https://www.gao.gov/sitemapSitemap
https://www.gao.gov/foia-requestsFOIA Requests
https://www.gao.gov/scam-alertsScam Alerts
/no-fear-act-dataNo FEAR Act Data
/about/what-gao-does/hcacHealth Care Advisory Committees

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.gao.gov/"
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 0.66 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 7 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 6 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (120 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
accept-rangesbytes
age18802
cache-controlmax-age=86400, public
content-encodinggzip
content-languageen
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
dateFri, 06 Aug 2021 01:28:39 GMT
etag"1628194514"
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
last-modifiedThu, 05 Aug 2021 20:15:14 GMT
link<https://www.gao.gov/>; rel="canonical", <https://www.gao.gov/>; rel="shortlink"
link<https://www.gao.gov/>; rel="revision"
servernginx
varyCookie,Accept-Encoding
viavarnish
x-ah-environmentprod
x-cacheHIT
x-cache-hits2321
x-content-type-optionsnosniff
x-drupal-cacheMISS
x-drupal-dynamic-cacheUNCACHEABLE
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
x-generatorDrupal 8 (https://www.drupal.org)
x-request-idv-d80140a6-f629-11eb-8efe-db8ec7335d8c
x-ua-compatibleIE=edge
content-length22494
connectionkeep-alive
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Government. This classification is fine.
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 47,873 referring domains.
This page has 3,083,850 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 32,744 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

#
# 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 Settings
Crawl-delay: 10
# CSS, JS, Images
Allow: /core/*.css$
Allow: /core/*.css?
Allow: /core/*.js$
Allow: /core/*.js?
Allow: /core/*.gif
Allow: /core/*.jpg
Allow: /core/*.jpeg
Allow: /core/*.png
Allow: /core/*.svg
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: /profiles/*.svg
# Directories
Disallow: /core/
Disallow: /profiles/
# Files
Disallow: /README.txt
Disallow: /web.config
# Paths (clean URLs)
Disallow: /admin/
Disallow: /comment/reply/
Disallow: /search
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: /index.php/admin/
Disallow: /index.php/comment/reply/
Disallow: /index.php/filter/tips
Disallow: /index.php/node/add/
Disallow: /index.php/search/
Disallow: /index.php/user/password/
Disallow: /index.php/user/register/
Disallow: /index.php/user/login/
Disallow: /index.php/user/logout/
Disallow: /search?keyword=*
Disallow: /search?

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.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
GAO76%Check
GAO provides60%Check
Federal56%Check
Congress54%Check
GOVERNMENT54%Check
OFFICE52%Check
Government Accountability51%Check
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE51%Check
Fact-Based50%Check
Federal Vacancies47%Check

Test up to 1.000 webpages of gao.gov with our free plan!

Sign Up Free
No trial. It's just free!

Cookie Policy

We use cookies to make our site work and also for analytics and advertising purposes. You can enable or disable optional cookies as desired. See the following links for more information.

We need these so the site can function properly

So we can better understand how visitors use our website

So we can serve you tailored ads and promotions