Harvard.edu - SEO Checker

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Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
0.05 s
File size
213.20 kB
Media files
Number of links
48 internal / 101 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

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Harvard University
The page title is too short. (168 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
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Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference globally.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (849 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
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There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
There is a valid canonical link specified.
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Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en-us
Server location: Canada
The following language is defined by HTML: en-us
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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Page quality

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This page contains 1368 words. That's ok.
33% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
26 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 24.18 words is good.
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This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
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This page loads 12 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
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The amount of tags is very high (95). We recommend using a maximum of 27 tags for this page.
Some tags are too long. With 89 characters this one is longer than 70 characters:
"over nearly 80 years, harvard study has been showing how to live a healthy and happy life"
Image SEO
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Alt text (alternative text) is correctly used on all found images.
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

URLAlt attributeTitle
...re/assets/img/theme/shims/four-three.pngFirefighters battle a forest fire
...re/assets/img/theme/shims/four-three.pngA sandstorm in the desert
...re/assets/img/theme/shims/four-three.pngA man carries a package of bottled water through flood waters
...uploads/2023/01/75A7736-copy-736x491.jpgA young man sits on a set of stairs outside
...023/01/flood-g6f6ca8c84_1920-375x281.jpgRescue crews on a boat on a flooded street
...023/01/pregnant-6178270_1920-375x281.jpgA pregnant woman holds her stomach
...3/01/michael-d-unsplash-copy-375x281.pngLightning strikes behind a tree
...htlingk-bQg-tSrr65c-unsplash-375x281.jpgThe sun beats down on a hillside
...2023/01/fire-gbfa18fd26_1920-375x281.jpgflames from a wildfire
...re/assets/img/theme/shims/four-three.pngA field with storm clouds in the background
...mg/theme/branding-assets/footer-logo.svgHarvard University
Video URLWidthHeight

Page structure

H1 heading
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Harvard University
The H1 heading is too short (18 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Harvard University
H2 Weather
H2 What exactly is a “fire tornado”?
H2 Why are Saharan dust storms getting more intense?
H2 Flood insurance is failing. What needs to change?
H2 Under the weather
H2 Weathering the storm
H2 A whirlwind of curiosity
H2 Backyard meteorology: The science of weather
H2 Security & Brand
H2 Website
H2 Get In Touch
H3 Hot, dusty, and unhealthy
H3 Flooding brings deep trouble
H3 The dangers of extreme heat during pregnancy
H3 Thunderstorm asthma
H3 Extreme temperatures and heart disease
H3 Drought, wildfires, and COVID-19
H3 Preparing health care workers
H3 Mitigating the harmful effects of glass building facades
H3 Helping schools cope with weather emergencies
H3 Is it possible to recreate a storm?
H3 Why does lightning strike less often out at sea?
H3 What is the connection to climate change?
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.
The number of internal links is ok.
There are too many external links (101) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.harvard.edu/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.harvard.edu/Harvard University
https://www.directory.harvard....External Subdomain Find a Person
https://www.harvard.edu/a-to-z/A to Z Index
/programs/?degree_levels=under...Undergraduate Degrees
/programs/?degree_levels=graduateGraduate Degrees
/academics/professional-and-li...Professional and Lifelong Learning
https://www.harvardonline.harv...External Subdomain Harvard Online
https://www.harvard.edu/schools/Explore more
https://college.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard College
http://www.hbs.edu/External Harvard Business School
https://www.dce.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Division of Continuing Education
https://hds.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Divinity School
https://www.fas.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
https://gsas.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Graduate School of Design
https://www.gse.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Graduate School of Education
https://www.seas.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
https://www.hks.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Kennedy School
https://hls.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Law School
https://hms.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Medical School
https://www.radcliffe.harvard....External Subdomain Harvard Radcliffe Institute
https://hsdm.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard School of Dental Medicine
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
https://www.harvard.edu/campus/Harvard's Campus
/campus/libraries/Explore our libraries
https://arboretum.harvard.edu/...External Subdomain Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library
https://www.library.hbs.edu/External Baker Library and Special Collections
http://itatti.harvard.edu/bere...External Subdomain Biblioteca Berenson
https://huh.harvard.edu/librariesExternal Subdomain Botany Libraries
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Cabot Science Library
https://countway.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Countway Library
https://www.doaks.org/research...External Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
https://library.mcz.harvard.edu/External Ernst Mayr Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Fine Arts Library
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/fr...External Subdomain Frances Loeb Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Fung Library
https://www.gse.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Gutman Library
https://library.hds.harvard.edu/External Harvard Divinity School Library
https://harvardfilmarchive.org/External Harvard Film Archive
https://hls.harvard.edu/library/External Subdomain Harvard Law School Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Harvard Map Collection
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Harvard University Archives
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Harvard-Yenching Library
https://www.hks.harvard.edu/re...External Subdomain HKS Library and Knowledge Services
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Houghton Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Lamont Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Loeb Music Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Robbins Library of Philosophy
https://www.radcliffe.harvard....External Subdomain Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Tozzer Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Widener Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Wolbach Library
https://library.harvard.edu/li...External Subdomain Woodberry Poetry Room
/campus/museums/Explore our museums
http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/External Subdomain The Arnold Arboretum
http://ccva.fas.harvard.edu/External Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
http://chsi.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/exh...External Subdomain Graduate School of Design Exhibitions
http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/External Harvard Art Museums
https://harvardforest.fas.harv...External Harvard Forest
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Museum of Natural History
https://hmane.harvard.edu/External Subdomain The Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East
http://hmsc.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
http://www.huh.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard University Herbaria
http://mgmh.fas.harvard.edu/External Mineralogical and Geological Museum
http://www.mcz.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Museum of Comparative Zoology
http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/External Subdomain The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
https://www.countway.harvard.e...External Subdomain Warren Anatomical Museum
/campus/work-at-harvard/Work at Harvard
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Events
http://commencement.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard Commencement for the Class of 2022
/commencement-for-the-classes-...Harvard Commencement for the Classes of 2020 & 2021
/in-focus/weather/Explore the feature
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain What exactly is a "fire tornado"?
https://hls.harvard.edu/today/...External Subdomain Flood insurance is failing. What needs to change?
/in-focus/healthy-living/Text duplicate Explore the feature
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Data shows you can’t outrun a bad diet
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Experts offer tips on how to get enough rest
/in-focus/gsas-at-150/Explore 150 years of scholarship
https://gsas.harvard.edu/about...External Subdomain Explore the anniversary
https://gsas.harvard.edu/about...External Subdomain Explore the history of GSAS
https://www.harvard.edu/in-focus/Explore the In Focus archives
https://www.harvard.edu/visit/Visit Harvard
/visit/maps-directions/Maps and Directions
/visit/tour-providers/Tour Providers
https://www.harvard.edu/about/About Harvard
/about/history/Learn more
/about/history/timeline/History timeline
/about/history/nobel-laureates/Nobel Laureates
/about/history/honorary-degrees/Honorary Degrees
/about/history/shields/Harvard Shields
/about/leadership-and-governance/Learn about our Leadership
/about/leadership-and-governan...Officers and Deans
/about/leadership-and-governan...Harvard Corporation
/about/leadership-and-governan...Board of Overseers
/about/university-professorships/University Professorships
/about/diversity-and-inclusion/Diversity and Inclusion
/about/harvard-in-the-community/Harvard in the Community
/about/harvard-in-the-world/Harvard in the World
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/External Subdomain The Harvard Gazette
http://news.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Read more news
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Weight plays role in vitamin D’s health benefits Researchers have found a correlation between vitamin D’s positive health outcomes and a person’s body mass i...
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Over nearly 80 years, Harvard study has been showing how to live a healthy and happy life For nearly 80 years, the Harvard Study of Adult Development has bee...
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Really need to start exercising but hate it? Just move. A Harvard expert says that what’s important for health isn’t necessarily physical “exercise,” it’s ph...
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Jennifer Coolidge named Hasty’s 2023 Woman of the Year Jennifer Coolidge has been named as the recipient of its 2023 Woman of the Year Award, Hasty Pudding T...
https://www.pages01.net/harvar...External Sign up for the Daily Gazette
https://www.harvard.edu/a-to-z/Text duplicate A to Z Index
https://www.directory.harvard....External Subdomain Text duplicate Find a Person
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Text duplicate Events
/media-relationsMedia Relations
https://alumni.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Alumni
https://alumni.harvard.edu/giv...External Subdomain Give Now
https://www.harvard.edu/Text duplicate Harvard University
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Read more about this strange phenomenon
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Learn how climate change is causing this shift in weather patterns
https://hls.harvard.edu/today/...External Subdomain Learn about the insurance crisis
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/n...External Subdomain Hot, dusty, and unhealthy Harvard Chan School graduate Barrak Alahmad’s research shows that Kuwait can be a bellwether for understanding the effects of heat ...
IMG-ALT A young man sits on a set of stairs outside
https://hms.harvard.edu/magazi...External Subdomain Flooding brings deep trouble
IMG-ALT Rescue crews on a boat on a flooded street
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/n...External Subdomain The dangers of extreme heat during pregnancy
IMG-ALT A pregnant woman holds her stomach
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Thunderstorm asthma
IMG-ALT Lightning strikes behind a tree
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/n...External Subdomain Extreme temperatures and heart disease
IMG-ALT The sun beats down on a hillside
https://seas.harvard.edu/news/...External Subdomain Drought, wildfires, and COVID-19
IMG-ALT flames from a wildfire
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Preparing health care workers A new toolkit provides clinic workers with advice and resources for patients struggling with diabetes, kidney disease, dementia...
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/20...External Subdomain Mitigating the harmful effects of glass building facades Instead of leaving the outside of the building for last, what would happen if buildings were designe...
https://www.gse.harvard.edu/ne...External Subdomain Helping schools cope with weather emergencies Harvard Graduate School of Education offers advice for school leaders on preparing for the next weather emergen...
https://pll.harvard.edu/course...External Subdomain Take the course
https://seas.harvard.edu/news/...External Subdomain Is it possible to recreate a storm? Standing safely on dry land inside a Harvard classroom, students use a pump, tank, turntable, and tap water to “build” a ...
https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/f...External Why does lightning strike less often out at sea? A team of researchers analyzed weather, aerosol, and lightning activity data to explore why the amount of li...
/in-focus/climate-crisis/What is the connection to climate change? The Harvard community is advancing and catalyzing research across all of our Schools to create comprehensive Univer...
/copyright-issue/Report Copyright Infringement
/security-issue/Report Security Issue
https://trademark.harvard.edu/...External Subdomain Trademark Notice
https://accessibility.harvard....External Subdomain Accessibility
https://accessibility.huit.har...External Subdomain Digital Accessibility
/privacy-statement/Privacy Statement
/contact-harvardContact Harvard
/maps-directionsMaps & Directions
http://hr.harvard.edu/jobsExternal Subdomain Jobs
https://www.harvard.edu/Text duplicate IMG-ALT Harvard University
https://www.facebook.com/Harvard/New window External Facebook
A-TITLE Facebook
https://twitter.com/harvardNew window External Twitter
A-TITLE Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/harv...New window External Instagram
A-TITLE Instagram
https://www.youtube.com/harvardNew window External YouTube

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.harvard.edu/"
HTTP header
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
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This page loads 5 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 12 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.05 seconds.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (213 kB).

HTTP Response Header

cache-controlpublic, max-age=1200
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
link<https://www.harvard.edu/wp-json/>; rel="https://api.w.org/"
x-xss-protection1; mode=block
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varyAccept-Encoding, Cookie, Cookie, orig-host

External factors

(Nice to have)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 388,682 referring domains.
This page has 106,417,299 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 193,093 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 43966 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.


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Sitemap: https://www.harvard.edu/climate-and-sustainability/sitemap_index.xml
Sitemap: https://www.harvard.edu/wellbeing/sitemap_index.xml
Sitemap: https://www.harvard.edu/guidelines/sitemap_index.xml

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Harvard University
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference globally.

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