Harvard.edu - SEO Checker

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Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
0.04 s
File size
244.10 kB
Media files
Number of links
53 internal / 112 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: United States of America
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 1633 words. That's ok.
32.3% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
31 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 20.63 words is good.
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This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
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This page loads 14 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 (93). We recommend using a maximum of 33 tags for this page.
The following tag is repeated too often: what's inside?
Some tags are too long. With 74 characters this one is longer than 70 characters:
"harvard’s claudia goldin awarded nobel memorial prize in economic sciences"
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

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...2023/09/meeting-2284501_1280-736x491.jpgPeople working at a table
...10/Stories-That-Take-Me-Home-375x281.jpgAn art piece of the side of a house with benches in front
.../better-by-design-hero-image-375x281.pngA blueprint of a hospital bed
...rtment-building-4717689_1280-375x281.jpgAn apartment building
...09/Holly-Samuelson-768x512-1-375x281.jpgA person at a podium next to a screen with a presentation
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...re/assets/img/theme/shims/four-three.pngA split image of widener library. One new and one old
...023/10/50.DAAR-Allias_GB0MEM-736x491.jpgAn old temple next to a modern city
...mg/theme/branding-assets/footer-logo.svgHarvard University
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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.
There are 32 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 Harvard University
H2 Architecture
H2 Leaders by design
H2 Blueprints for the future
H2 Building a campus
H2 An ingress to the world
H2 Conversations across time
H2 Related In Focus topics
H2 Security & Brand
H2 Website
H2 Get In Touch
H3 The Architectural Imagination
H3 Toshiko Mori
H3 Frida Escobedo
H3 Valentina Rozas-Krause
H3 Jeanne Gang
H3 Healthy buildings and cognitive function
H3 Celebrating the design work of the African diaspora community
H3 Hospital architecture can help patients heal
H3 Designing high-quality, affordable housing
H3 Sustainable solutions for a better built environment
H3 Indigenous technologies provides a powerful toolkit for climate-resilient design
H3 Past meets present
H3 Today’s Global
H3 Argentina
H3 South Asia
H3 Venice
H3 Brazil
H3 China
H3 The layers of history
H3 The library designer
H3 The enduring past
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 too many external links (112) 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 Kenneth C. Griffin 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://countway.harvard.edu/c...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 Commencement
/in-focus/architecture/Explore the built environment
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/20...External Subdomain Designing a home for art Harvard alum Frida Escobedo was selected to design the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new modern and contemporary art wing.
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/c...External Subdomain Creating healthier buildings Thirty years of public health research has demonstrated that improved indoor environmental quality is associated with better hea...
/in-focus/harvard-in-the-world/Explore Harvard's work worldwide
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/n...External Subdomain Transforming early childhood education in Brazil
https://www.belfercenter.org/p...External Icelandic internship for sustainability
/in-focus/claudine-gays-inaugu...Join the celebration
/president/inauguration/Learn more about the Inauguration
/in-focus/claudine-gays-inaugu...Anchor Test your knowledge of Harvard's presidential history
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 Next dean of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health announced Andrea Baccarelli, noted scientist, educator, and leader, will begin his new role on Jan. 1.
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Harvard’s Claudia Goldin awarded Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences The Henry Lee Professor was honored for her research on women in the workplace.
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Imani Perry, Jason Buenrostro land MacArthur ‘genius grants’ One for interdisciplinary interpretations on history, culture of Black America, the other for pa...
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Michael McNally named chief development officer for FAS Accomplished fundraiser has significant experience in higher education and healthcare.
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://pll.harvard.edu/course...External Subdomain The Architectural Imagination Free Course Available for a limited time
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Learn more about Toshiko’s career
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/20...External Subdomain Read more about Frida’s latest project
https://youtu.be/tmZI4wynpREExternal Learn more about Valentina’s research
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Explore Jeanne’s work
https://cogfx.forhealth.org/External Subdomain Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/20...External Subdomain Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://magazine.hms.harvard.e...External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
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https://www.jchs.harvard.edu/b...External Subdomain Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
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https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/20...External Subdomain Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
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https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/20...External Subdomain Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
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https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Learn more about Harvard’s architectural history
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Learn more about the photo project
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Harvard Graduate School of Design
https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/ar...External Subdomain The Department of Architecture
https://haa.fas.harvard.edu/External The Department of History of Art and Architecture
https://earlydesigneducation.g...External Harvard Undergraduate Architecture Studies
https://harvardcgbc.org/External Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/h...External Subdomain Harvard Healthy Buildings Program
https://www.harvarddesignmagaz...External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://harvardartmuseums.org/...External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
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https://mittalsouthasiainstitu...External Subdomain Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
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https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/20...External Subdomain Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?...External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
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https://camlab.fas.harvard.edu...External Anchor Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
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https://gsas.harvard.edu/news/...External Subdomain Learn more from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Learn more about Julian’s work
https://hum54-15.omeka.fas.har...External Subdomain Explore the long history of the aqueduct
/in-focus/changing-economics/Changing Economics
/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 6 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 14 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.04 seconds.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (244 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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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 27,639 referring domains.
This page has 1,898,727 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 18,285 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 45555 shares and comments on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.


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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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