Harvard.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
51% 
Page structure
69% 
Link structure
73% 
Server
95% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.04 s
File size
38.10 kB
Words
283
Media files
9
Number of links
44 internal / 49 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
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
(Critically important)
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard University is made up of 11 principal academic units.
The meta description is too long: 1352 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.harvard.edu/
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
HandheldFriendlyTrue
MobileOptimized320
viewportwidth=device-width, minimum-scale=1, initial-scale=1
apple-mobile-web-app-capableyes
msapplication-TileImage/sites/all/themes/hedu2015/assets/img/apple-touch-icon-144x144.png
msapplication-TileColor#222222
robotsindex,follow,NOODP
descriptionHarvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard University is made up of 11 principal academic units.
keywordsHarvard University, College, Education, Innovation, Teaching, Learning
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twitter:site@harvard
twitter:creator@harvard
twitter:cardsummary_large_image
twitter:account_id1491443782
fb:admins593072576,599799799,662979311,613602264
fb:page_id105930651606
fb:app_id135898969862440
og:site_nameHarvard University
og:typeuniversity
og:titleHarvard University
og:urlhttps://www.harvard.edu
og:descriptionHarvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard University is made up of 11 principal academic units.
og:imagehttps://www.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/default_images/harvard-social1200.jpg
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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Only 2 paragraph/s was/were found on this page.
There are only 283 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
The average number of words per sentence of 33 words is high.
18% 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.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 5 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, minimum-scale=1, initial-scale=1" 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 6 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
...files/feature_item_media/Locke_V_600.jpgKris Locke holds the "Information for Voters" booklet
...files/feature_item_media/Locke_V_300.jpgKris Locke holds the "Information for Voters" booklet
...re_item_media/021120_ScienceLabs_600.jpgA gloved hand and a pipette
...re_item_media/021120_ScienceLabs_300.jpgA gloved hand and a pipette
...feature_item_media/Store_Closing_600.jpg"Store Closing" sign on a building
...feature_item_media/Store_Closing_300.jpg"Store Closing" sign on a building
...feature_item_media/Srikant Datar_600.jpgSrikant Datar
...feature_item_media/Srikant Datar_300.jpgSrikant Datar

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Harvard University
Too many H1 headings
The H1 heading is too short (18 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Harvard University
H1 Website
H2 Head of the Charles
H2 Does every vote matter?
H2 Explore Harvard's online courses and learning content
H2 Get in Touch
H3 Pulled to the polls
H3 NIH awards
H3 Economic uncertainty during COVID
H3 New Harvard Business School Dean
H3 Security & Brand
H4 Social Media & other Application Links
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The amount of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
All internal links don't have dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (49) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.harvard.edu/Anchor Jump to main content
https://www.harvard.edu/Anchor Jump to search
https://www.harvard.edu/Anchor Jump to the footer
https://www.harvard.edu/Harvard University
https://www.harvard.edu/Anchor Menu
/about-harvardAbout Harvard
/about-harvard/harvard-glanceHarvard at a Glance
https://www.harvard.edu/presidentHarvard's President
/about-harvard/harvards-presid...Harvard's Leadership
/about-harvard/academic-experi...Academic Experience
/about-harvard/administrative-...Administrative Offices
/about-harvard/directoriesDirectories
http://community.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Harvard in the Community
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/External Subdomain News
/admissions-aidAdmissions & Aid
/admissions-aidUndergraduate
/admissions-aidGraduate & Professional Schools
/admissions-aidContinuing Education
/admissions-aidSummer Programs
https://www.harvard.edu/schoolsSchools
http://www.hbs.edu/External Business
http://college.harvard.edu/External Subdomain College
http://www.dce.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Continuing Education
http://www.hsdm.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Dental
http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Design
http://www.hds.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Divinity
http://www.gse.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Education
http://seas.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Engineering
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Faculty of Arts & Sciences
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Government
http://www.gsas.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Graduate School
http://www.law.harvard.edu/ind...External Subdomain Law
http://hms.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Medical
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Public Health
http://www.radcliffe.edu/External Radcliffe Institute
https://www.harvard.edu/on-campusOn Campus
/on-campus/arts-and-humanitiesArts and Humanities
https://www.gocrimson.com/External Athletics
/on-campus/commencementCommencement
http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/External Subdomain Employment
https://www.harvard.edu/eventsEvents
http://harvardx.harvard.edu/External Subdomain HarvardX
http://library.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Library
/on-campus/museumsMuseums
/on-campus/researchResearch
https://www.harvard.edu/scienceScience
/on-campus/visit-harvardVisit Harvard
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/External Subdomain Gazette News
https://www.harvard.edu/eventsText duplicate Events
/on-campus/visit-harvardVisit
http://alumni.harvard.edu/givenowExternal Subdomain Give
https://www.harvard.edu/facultyFaculty
https://www.harvard.edu/staffStaff
https://www.harvard.edu/studentsStudents
http://alumni.harvard.edu/External Subdomain Alumni
https://www.harvard.edu/parentsParents
/on-campus/visit-harvardVisitors
/media-relationsMedia
/coronavirusNew window Latest information on COVID-19>>
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Head of the Charles
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Meet Brigid
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Kris Locke holds the "Information for Voters" booklet
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Pulled to the polls
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Read story
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain IMG-ALT A gloved hand and a pipette
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain NIH awards
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Meet the scientists
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain IMG-ALT "Store Closing" sign on a building
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Economic uncertainty during COVID
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Learn more
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Srikant Datar
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain New Harvard Business School Dean
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Text duplicate Read story
https://online-learning.harvar...External Subdomain View Courses Explore Harvard's online courses and learning content
https://www.harvard.edu/Anchor Jump to Top
https://accessibility.harvard....External Subdomain Accessibility
A-TITLE Accessibility@0
https://accessibility.huit.har...External Subdomain Digital Accessibility
A-TITLE DigitalAccessibility@0
https://www.harvard.edu/sitemapSitemap
A-TITLE Sitemap@0
/contact-harvardContact Harvard
A-TITLE Contact@2
/about-harvard/maps-directionsMaps & Directions
http://hr.harvard.edu/jobsExternal Subdomain Jobs
/about-harvard/social-media-an...Social Media
/privacy-statementPrivacy Statement
A-TITLE Privacy@0
/copyright-issueReport Copyright Infringement
A-TITLE Infringement@0
/security-issueReport Security Issue
A-TITLE Report Security Issue
http://trademark.harvard.edu/p...External Subdomain Trademark Notice
A-TITLE TrademarkNotice@0
http://facebook.com/harvardExternal Facebook
http://twitter.com/harvardExternal Twitter
http://www.instagram.com/harvardExternal Instagram
http://youtube.com/harvardExternal YouTube
https://soundcloud.com/harvardExternal SoundCloud
https://www.linkedin.com/edu/s...External LinkedIn
http://www.harvard.edu/itunesiTunes

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.harvard.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 5 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.04 seconds.
This website only loads 3 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (38 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
cache-controlpublic, max-age=900
content-encodinggzip
content-languageen
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
etagW/"1602611574-0"
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
last-modifiedTue, 13 Oct 2020 17:52:54 GMT
link</homepage>; rel="canonical",</node/60293>; rel="shortlink"
servernginx
strict-transport-securitymax-age=31622400
x-content-type-optionsnosniff
x-drupal-cacheMISS
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
x-generatorDrupal 7 (http://drupal.org)
x-pantheon-styx-hostnamestyx-fe1-b-584ff6968f-d4mtp
x-styx-req-ideb90cf50-0d7c-11eb-9f7c-8a0155e199d1
dateTue, 13 Oct 2020 18:14:10 GMT
x-served-bycache-mdw17330-MDW, cache-fra19148-FRA
x-cacheHIT, HIT
x-cache-hits1, 1
x-timerS1602612851.921030,VS0,VE1
varyAccept-Encoding, Cookie, Cookie, Cookie
age376
accept-rangesbytes
via1.1 varnish
content-length12626
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/2

External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Education/schools. This classification is fine.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 342,459 referring domains.
This website has 59,177,023 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 193,266 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

#
# 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/

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
19,830

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

Search preview

www.harvard.edu
Harvard University
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard University is made up of 11 principal academic units.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Harvard91%Check
Harvard University83%Check
Harvard Business66%Check
Explore Harvard66%Check
Harvard Business School57%Check
vote52%Check
Learn50%Check
learning50%Check
Research46%Check
search46%Check

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