Harvard.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
51% 
Page structure
69% 
Link structure
72% 
Server
95% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.04 s
File size
37.60 kB
Words
334
Media files
9
Number of links
48 internal / 46 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Harvard University
The page title is too short. (148 pixels of 580 max pixel length)
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 should be shorter than 1000 pixels. It is currently 1296 pixels long.
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
node_id60293
langen
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)
There are only 334 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
The average number of words per sentence of 71 words is high.
18.6% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
4 paragraphs were found on this page.
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 7 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
...s/feature_item_media/100408_Yard_600.jpgFlags on Widener Library
...s/feature_item_media/100408_Yard_300.jpgFlags on Widener Library
...files/feature_item_media/doctors_600.jpgDoctors walk down a hospital hallway
...files/feature_item_media/doctors_300.jpgDoctors walk down a hospital hallway
...ult/files/feature_item_media/App_600.jpgFour maps of the U.S. with varying colors indicating hospital capacity
...ult/files/feature_item_media/App_300.jpgFour maps of the U.S. with varying colors indicating hospital capacity
...s/feature_item_media/stethoscope-600.jpgStethoscope and a laptop
...s/feature_item_media/stethoscope-300.jpgStethoscope and a laptop

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 Scaled-down labs
H2 Due to the campus restrictions put in place in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Harvard discourages any non-essential meetings or events of 10 people or more.
H2 Explore Harvard's online courses and learning content
H2 The Coronavirus Outbreak: Takeaways
H2 Get in Touch
H3 Commencement update
H3 A test for immunity
H3 Hospital capacity
H3 Coronavirus updates
H3 Security & Brand
H4 Social Media & other Application Links
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The amount of internal links is ok.
All internal links don't have dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (46) 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
http://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
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Scaled-down labs
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Read story
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Flags on Widener Library
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Commencement update
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain See more
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Doctors walk down a hospital hallway
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain A test for immunity
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Text duplicate Read story
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Four maps of the U.S. with varying colors indicating hospital capacity
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Hospital capacity
https://news.harvard.edu/gazet...External Subdomain Text duplicate Read story
/coronavirusIMG-ALT Stethoscope and a laptop
/coronavirusCoronavirus updates
/coronavirusLearn more
/coronavirusUpdates and information Due to the campus restrictions put in place in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Harvard discourages any non-essential meetings o...
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
/all-harvard-mobileHarvard Apps

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
connectionkeep-alive
content-length12351
cache-controlpublic, max-age=300
content-encodinggzip
content-languageen
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
etagW/"1585059701-0"
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
last-modifiedTue, 24 Mar 2020 14:21:41 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-a-789d66bff9-tztp6
x-styx-req-idc80e4144-6dda-11ea-803e-b26d7703e33f
dateTue, 24 Mar 2020 14:24:39 GMT
x-served-bycache-mdw17375-MDW, cache-fra19183-FRA
x-cacheHIT, HIT
x-cache-hits1, 1
x-timerS1585059879.185988,VS0,VE1
varyAccept-Encoding, Cookie, Cookie, Cookie
age178
accept-rangesbytes
via1.1 varnish
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

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 330,164 referring domains.
This website has 76,149,259 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 190,895 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
15,616

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

Search preview

Harvard University
https://www.harvard.edu/
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

Seobility found the following keywords. You can check the keyword optimization of this page for each keyword.

KeywordResultRecheck
Harvard89%Check
Harvard University80%Check
Harvard University is67%Check
Explore Harvard59%Check
learning40%Check
Academic35%Check
leaders35%Check
search35%Check
Research35%Check
make35%Check

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