Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
1.28 s
File size
65.00 kB
Media files
Number of links
153 internal / 9 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
South African Government | Let's grow South Africa together
The length of the page title is perfect. (540 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is missing.
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
No canonical link is specified.
(Somewhat important)
Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en
Server location: South Africa
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.
(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.
(Nice to have)
The doctype HTML 5 is set correctly.
The doctype is placed at first in the HTML code.
(Nice to have)
The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

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Page quality

(Critically important)
No paragraphs were detected.
There are only 453 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
18.8% of the text are stop words.
Keywords used in the page title are also used in the page content. That's good!
Words from the H1 heading are used in the page content.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 9 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1, minimum-scale=1, user-scalable=no" 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 9 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
7 images have no alt attribute. The content of alt attributes is used by search engines.
Social Networks
(Nice to have)
This page is optimized perfectly for social networks.
Additional markup
(Nice to have)
No additional page markup was found.
(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
...mes/custom/eco_omega/logo.png?v=20200917South African Government
...m/eco_omega/images/flag-south-africa.svgNo alt attribute provided
...ti-corruption-banner_1.png?itok=gBwmuWlMNo alt attribute provided
...010/travel-information.png?itok=kQZ_yvPrNo alt attribute provided
...9/gbv-banner-goodtimes.jpg?itok=L96sckLUNo alt attribute provided
...9/covid-alert-sa-app-1.png?itok=p0zj5FQ-No alt attribute provided
.../202006/anticorrupt-hp.jpg?itok=AxRDE09LNo alt attribute provided
...nihero/202008/alert1_0.png?itok=oHIB-bgsNo alt attribute provided
data:[...] Base64Send me to build Mzansi I want

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
South African Government
The H1 heading is perfect.
The structure of headings is missing one or more levels. Do not skip heading levels.
Some headings do not have any content.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 South African Government
H2 Main menu
H2 COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Youtube Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Flickr
H2 Headline News
H2 Covid-19 Statistics in South Africa
H2 Empty heading
H2 Explore Gov.za
H3 www.gov.za
H6 Let's grow South Africa together
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.
4 links don't have an anchor text.
The number of internal links is ok.
There are 9 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.gov.za/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.gov.za/IMG-ALT South African Government
A-TITLE South African Government
https://www.gov.za/Text duplicate South African Government
A-TITLE South African Government
https://www.gov.za/Text duplicate A-TITLE South African Government
A-TITLE Speeches and statements
A-TITLE Government Documents
https://www.gov.za/Text duplicate Home
https://www.gov.za/aboutText duplicate About
https://www.gov.za/about-saAbout SA
/about-government/contact-dire...Contact directory
/about-government/government-s...Government system
/about-government/government-v...Government vacancies
/issues/key-issuesKey issues
/about-government/government-p...Government programmes
/about-government/leadersGovernment leaders
/about-government/national-ordersNational Orders
https://www.gov.za/newsroomText duplicate Newsroom
A-TITLE Speeches and statements
/latest-speechesLatest/what's new
/cabinet-statementsCabinet statements
/media-advisoriesMedia advisories
/media-statementsMedia statements
/parliamentary-questions-and-a...Parliamentary Q&A
/state-nation-addressState of the Nation Address
/national-budget-0Budget speeches
https://www.gov.za/servicesText duplicate Services
/services/services-residentsServices for residents
/services/services-residents/s...Social benefits
/services/services-residents/e...Education and training
/services/services-residents/w...World of work
/services/services-residents/p...A place to live
/services/services-residents/t...TV and postal services
/services/services-residents/t...Travel outside SA
/services/services-residents/i...Information from government
/services/services-residents/d...Dealing with the law
/services/services-residents/r...Retirement and old age
/services/services-residents/e...End of life
/services/services-organisationsServices for organisations
/services/services-organisatio...Register business or organisation
/services/services-organisatio...Change registration
/services/services-organisatio...Business incentives
/services/services-organisatio...Deregister business
/services/services-organisatio...Intellectual property
/services/services-organisatio...Export permits
/services/services-organisatio...Permits licences and rights
/services/services-foreign-nat...Services for foreign nationals
/services/services-foreigners/...Temporary residence
/services/services-foreigners/...Permanent residence
/services/services-foreigners/...Text duplicate Driving
/document/latestText duplicate Documents
A-TITLE Government Documents
/document/latestText duplicate Latest/what's new
A-TITLE Government Tenders
/documents/constitution/consti...Constitution of SA
A-TITLE Constitution
/documents/draft-billsDraft bills
/documents/awarded-tendersTenders awarded
/documents/white-papersWhite papers
/documents/green-papersGreen papers
/documents/annual-reportAnnual reports
/documents/other-documentsOther documents
/documents/public-commentDocuments for public comment
http://beta2.statssa.gov.za/External Subdomain Statistical documents
/documents/parliamentary-docum...Parliamentary documents
https://www.facebook.com/Gover...New window External Follow us on Facebook
A-TITLE Follow us on Facebook
https://twitter.com/GovernmentZANew window External Follow us on Twitter
A-TITLE Follow us on Twitter
https://www.youtube.com/user/G...New window External Follow us on Youtube
A-TITLE Follow us on Youtube
https://www.instagram.com/gove...New window External Follow us on Instagram
A-TITLE Follow us on Instagram
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...New window External Follow us on Flickr
A-TITLE Follow us on Flickr
https://www.gov.za/covid-19/aboutAbout COVID-19
https://www.gov.za/covid-19/aboutText duplicate About COVID-19
/newsroom?title_field_value=mk...Latest health data
/covid-19/about/what-is-covid19What is COVID-19
/covid-19/about/about-alert-sy...About alert system
/covid-19/about/disaster-manag...Alert level 4
/covid-19/about/disaster-manag...Alert level 3
/coronavirus/alert-level-2Alert level 2
/covid-19/about/coronavirus-co...Alert level 1
/covid-19/travel-internationalInternational Travel
/covid-19/travel-internationalText duplicate International Travel
/covid-19/individuals-and-hous...Anchor High Risk Countries
/covid-19/models/current-alert...Frequently asked questions
https://www.gov.za/covid-19/newsText duplicate News
/newsroom?title_field_value=co...Media releases
/newsroom?title_field_value=ra...Addresses by the President
/covid-19/individuals-and-hous...Individuals and Households
/covid-19/individuals-and-hous...Text duplicate Individuals and Households
/covid-19/individuals-and-hous...Social grants
/coronavirus/socialgrantsAnchor Food support
/covid-19/individuals-and-hous...COVID-19 and returning back to work
/covid-19/individuals-and-hous...Hospitals and Centres of Disease Control
/covid-19/individuals-and-hous...Isolating at home after testing positive for COVID-19
/covid-19/companies-and-employeesCompanies and Employees
/covid-19/companies-and-employeesText duplicate Companies and Employees
/covid-19/companies-and-employ...Safety in the workplace
/covid-19/companies-and-employ...Support to business
/covid-19/companies-and-employ...Wage support for employees
/Coronavirus/support-businessAnchor Tax measures
/covid-19/companies-and-employ...Essential services
/covid-19/resourcesText duplicate Resources
/covid-19/models/covid-19-modelsCOVID-19 models
/covid-19/resources/fact-sheetsFact sheets
/covid-19/resources/regulation...Regulations and directions
/covid-19/resources/fake-news-...Fake news
/coronavirus/faqText duplicate Frequently asked questions
/anti-corruptionNew window No Text
/covid-19/individuals-and-hous...New window No Text
/anti-corruptionNew window No Text
/covid-19/about/coronavirus-co...New window No Text
/speeches/minister-zweli-mkhiz...Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 715 868 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19
/speeches/african-union-chairp...President Cyril Ramaphosa: Second African Union Mid-Year Coordination Meeting
/speeches/statement-virtual-ca...Statement on the virtual Cabinet Meeting of 21 October 2020
/speeches/commission-warns-job...Electoral Commission warns public of job scams
/speeches/president-cyril-rama...President Cyril Ramaphosa: Reply to the Joint Sitting Debate on the South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan
/speeches/home-affairs-revised...Home Affairs on revised list of high risk countries
https://www.facebook.com/share...New window External Facebook
https://twitter.com/intent/twe...New window External Twitter
https://linkedin.com/shareArti...New window External LinkedIn
https://www.gov.za/documentText duplicate Documents
https://www.gov.za/eventsText duplicate Events
A-TITLE Government Events
/issues/key-issuesText duplicate Key issues
https://www.gov.za/blogGovernment opinion pieces
A-TITLE Government Blogs
/about-governmentAbout government
https://www.gov.za/about-saAbout South Africa
/contact-your-governmentContact your government
/subscribe-mailing-listsGet e-mail updates
/services/services-residentsText duplicate Services for residents
/services/services-organisationsText duplicate Services for organisations
/services/services-foreign-nat...Text duplicate Services for foreign nationals
https://www.gov.za/faqText duplicate FAQs
/terms-and-conditions-use-0Terms and conditions
https://www.gov.za/rss-feedsRSS feeds

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.gov.za/"
HTTP header
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is slow (1.28 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 page loads 4 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 9 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (65 kB).

HTTP Response Header

content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
dateSun, 25 Oct 2020 19:50:25 GMT
cache-controlpublic, max-age=1800
last-modifiedSun, 25 Oct 2020 19:32:09 GMT
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT

External factors

(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 59 referring domains.
This page has 11,640 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 57 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This page is not very popular on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.


# 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/
Sitemap: https://www.gov.za/sitemap.xml

Facebook popularity

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Most important keywords

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

South African68%Check
South African Government67%Check
grow South Africa64%Check
African Government63%Check
Let's grow South Africa53%Check

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