Houstontx.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
77% 
Page quality
74% 
Page structure
29% 
Link structure
85% 
Server
29% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.27 s
File size
30.10 kB
Words
714
Media files
21
Number of links
94 internal / 16 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Welcome to the City of Houston eGovernment Center
The title contains the word Welcome to! More content should be covered in the title.
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is missing.
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
No canonical link is 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)
No favicon is linked in the HTML code.

Meta tags

NameValue
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langen
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
This page contains 714 words. That's ok.
20.9% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
6 paragraphs were found on this page.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 16.91 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 9 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
Some tags are too long. With 146 characters this one is longer than 70 characters:
"for coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) updates, go to https://houstonemergency.org/covid19 or https:/..."
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)
The HTTPS protocol for secure data transmission is not used.

Media list

URLAlt attributeTitle
/_siteAssets/images/citySeal125x125.pngCity of Houston Logo
/700x350/mask-up.jpgMask Up
/700x350/christmas-tree.jpgChristmas Tree Recycling
/700x350/barc-holidays.jpgAdopt a Pet for the Holidays
http://www.houstontx.gov/700x350/fec.pngFinancial Empowerment Centers
http://www.houstontx.gov/700x350/mayor.jpgMayor Sylvester Turner
/700x350/smartcity.jpgSmart City Houston
/images/cityhall-homepage.jpgHouston City Hall
/images/socialmedia-homepage.jpgCity of Houston Social Media Icons Graphic
/images/311-homepage.jpgHouston 3-1-1 Help & Info
/images/htvlogo-homepage.jpgHouston Television HTV
/images/mapsapps-homepage.jpgHouston Map
/images/recovers-homepage.jpgHouston Recovers
/images/sm-icons/home50.pngCity of Houston home page
/images/sm-icons/facebook50.pngCity of Houston Facebook page
/images/sm-icons/twitter50.pngCity of Houston Twitter page
/images/sm-icons/youtube50.pngCity of Houston YouTube page
/images/sm-icons/instagram50.pngCity of Houston Instagram page
/images/sm-icons/email50.pngEmail the City of Houston
/images/sm-icons/faq50.pngFrequently Asked Questions
/images/sm-icons/311-50.pngHouston 3-1-1

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
City of Houston Logo
Too many H1 headings
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 42 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 City of Houston Logo
H1 JAN
H1 JAN Duplicate text
H1 JAN Duplicate text
H1 JAN Duplicate text
H1 DEC
H1 DEC Duplicate text
H1 DEC Duplicate text
H1 DEC Duplicate text
H1 DEC Duplicate text
H1 DEC Duplicate text
H1 DEC Duplicate text
H1 DEC Duplicate text
H1 DEC Duplicate text
H1 DEC Duplicate text
H1 DEC Duplicate text
H2 Welcome To Houston
H2 Popular City Pages
H2 NEWS
H2 03
H2 03 Duplicate text
H2 02
H2 01
H2 28
H2 28 Duplicate text
H2 23
H2 17
H2 16
H2 16 Duplicate text
H2 16 Duplicate text
H2 15
H2 12
H2 02 Duplicate text
H2 02 Duplicate text
H2 @HoustonHealth
H2 @ HoustonTX
H3 City Hall
H3 Social Media
H3 311 Help & Info
H3 HTV Houston TV
H3 City Data Portal
H3 Houston Recovers
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
3 links don't have an anchor text.
The number of internal links is ok.
All internal links are not using dynamic parameters.
There are 16 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
/index.htmlIMG-ALT City of Houston Logo
https://www.houstontx.gov/311311 Help and Info
https://www.houstontx.gov/barcAnimal Adoptions
/solidwaste/service_schedules....Trash / Recycling
https://www.houstontx.gov/healthHealth Department
https://www.houstontx.gov/housingHousing
https://www.houstontx.gov/parksParks and Recreation
http://data.houstontx.gov/External Subdomain Open Data
/controller/audit/fraud.htmlReport Fraud / Waste
/residents/View More Residents ...
https://www.houstontx.gov/ecodev/Economic Development
https://www.houstonpermittingc...External Permits / Building Codes
https://purchasing.houstontx.g...External Subdomain Purchasing Division
https://www.houstontx.gov/oboBusiness Opportunity
https://www.houstontx.gov/motiaTrade and Intl Affairs
/business/View More Business ...
/abouthoustonAbout Houston
https://www.houstontx.gov/eventsCalendar of Events
/culturalaffairsCultural Affairs
/specialeventsSpecial Events Office
https://www.visithoustontexas....External Visitors / Tourism
/visitorsView More Visitors ...
https://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/Office of the Mayor
/mayor/divisionsanddirectors.htmlMayor's Divisions
/myrscheduling/index.htmlScheduling
/controllerCity Controller
https://www.houstontx.gov/councilCity Council
/departments.htmlDepartments
/citysec/agenda.htmlAgenda of City Council
https://www.houstontx.gov/boardsBoards / Commissions
https://www.houstontx.gov/codesCode of Ordinances
https://www.houstontx.gov/govtView More Govt ...
https://www.houstontx.gov/311311 Help & Info
/311/ServiceRequestDirectoryWe...New window Make a 311 Request
http://311selfservice.houstont...New window External Subdomain Check 311 Status
/parking/paycitation.htmlParking Citation
/redirect/ticketpay.htmlTraffic Tickets
/redirect/waterbills.htmlWater Bills
/servicesView More Services ...
/contactus/index.htmlCONTACT / SEARCH
https://houstonemergency.org/c...New window External URL anchor text
https://houstonemergency.org/covid19
https://houstoncovid19recovery...New window External URL anchor text
https://houstoncovid19recovery.org
/arabic/index.htmlالعَرَبِيَّة
/french/index.htmlFrançais
/espanol/index.htmlEspañol
/mandarin/index.html中文
/vietnamese/index.htmlTiếng Việt
https://houstoncovid19recovery...New window External COVID-19 Recovery Intitiative
https://houstonemergency.org/c...New window External Coronavirus Disease 2019
/Best-Practices-Sanctuaries-Fa...Reopening Best Practices for Sanctuaries and Faith-Based Organizations
/council/meetingsinfo.htmlCity Council Public Meetings Info
/hr/careers.htmlCity of Houston Careers
/barc/adopt_a_pet.htmlAdopt a Pet from BARC
/solidwaste/service_schedules....Trash and Recycling Schedules
/redirect/ticketpay.htmlNew window Pay a Ticket
/mask-up.htmlNew window IMG-ALT Mask Up
/mask-up.htmlNew window No Text
/solidwaste/tree2021.htmlNew window IMG-ALT Christmas Tree Recycling
/solidwaste/tree2021.htmlNew window No Text
/barc/adopt_a_pet.htmlNew window IMG-ALT Adopt a Pet for the Holidays
/barc/adopt_a_pet.htmlNew window Adopt/Foster a Pet from BARC for the Holidays
/fec/index.htmlNew window IMG-ALT Financial Empowerment Centers
/fec/index.htmlNew window No Text
/mayor/index.htmlNew window IMG-ALT Mayor Sylvester Turner
/mayor/index.htmlNew window Text duplicate Mayor Sylvester Turner
/smartcity/index.htmlNew window IMG-ALT Smart City Houston
/smartcity/index.htmlNew window Text duplicate Smart City Houston
http://www.houstontx.gov/Anchor No Text
http://www.houstontx.gov/Anchor No Text
https://mailchi.mp/houstontx/a...New window External HOUSTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC APPOINTMENTS FULL FOR JANUARY 3
/health/NewsReleases/houston-h...Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of January 4
/mayor/press/2021/first-thousa...Houston Health Vaccinates More than 1,000 People During the City's First COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
/health/NewsReleases/mayor-tur...Mayor Turner Announces Houston Health Department Opening Of COVID-19 Vaccine Site For The Public
/courts/20201228.htmlCITY OF HOUSTON MUNICIPAL COURTS EXTENDS SUSPENSION OF ALL JURY TRIALS AND JURY DUTY TO INCLUDE ALL IN-PERSON HEARINGS, ARRAIGNMENTS, JUDGE TRIALS, AND NON-I...
/courts/20201228sp.htmlLAS CORTES MUNICIPALES DE LA CIUDAD DE HOUSTON EXTIENDEN LA SUSPENSIÓN DE TODOS LOS JUICIOS POR JURADO Y SERVICIO DE JURADO PARA INCLUIR LA SUSPENSIÓN DE TOD...
/mayor/press/2020/statement-st...Mayor Turner's Statement on the Stimulus Relief Bill
/culturalaffairs/20201217.htmlMayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Awards $5M to the Creative Community
/mayor/press/2020/tax-abatemen...Houston City Council Approves New Green Stormwater Infrastructure Tax Abatement Program and Updates Existing LEED Tax Abatement Program to Improve Houston's ...
/mayor/press/2020/vision-zero-...Mayor Turner Launches Vision Zero Action Plan to Eliminate Traffic Deaths in Houston by 2030
/mayor/press/2020/new-fleet-ma...Mayor Sylvester Turner Appoints New Fleet Management Director
/mayor/press/2020/first-day-co...Mayor Turner Applauds Houston Methodist and Other Area Hospitals for Transparent COVID-19 Vaccination Process
/barc/pandemic-relief.htmlBARC Announces December Community Relief Events to Help Houstonians Care for Their Pets During the Pandemic
/FONSI-HOU-17-35-Final-EA.pdfWilliam P. Hobby Airport Non-Standard Taxiways Improvement Project - Final Environmental Assessment (.pdf)
/FONSI-HOU-17-35-ROD.pdfWilliam P. Hobby Airport Non-Standard Taxiways Improvement Project - Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Record of Decision (ROD (.pdf)
/mayor/press/index.htmlMore News
https://twitter.com/HoustonHealthExternal Tweets by @HoustonHealth
https://twitter.com/HoustonHealthNew window External More Tweets
https://twitter.com/HoustonTXExternal Tweets by @HoustonTX
https://twitter.com/HoustonTXNew window External Text duplicate More Tweets
/abouthouston/citygovernment.htmlMore City Hall
/socialmedia/index.htmlMore Social Media
http://www.houstontx.gov/311More 311
/htv/index.htmlMore HTV
http://data.houstontx.gov/External Subdomain More Open Data
https://www.houstonrecovers.org/External More Houston Recovers
https://www.houstontx.gov/New window IMG-ALT City of Houston home page
/mayor/facebook.htmlNew window IMG-ALT City of Houston Facebook page
/mayor/twitter.htmlNew window IMG-ALT City of Houston Twitter page
/mayor/youtube.htmlNew window IMG-ALT City of Houston YouTube page
/socialmedia/inst-houston.htmlNew window IMG-ALT City of Houston Instagram page
/faq/index.htmlNew window IMG-ALT Frequently Asked Questions
https://www.houstontx.gov/311New window IMG-ALT Houston 3-1-1
https://www.houstontx.gov/Home
http://www.houstontx.gov/311Text duplicate 311 Help & Info
/contactus/Contact Us
https://www.houstontx.gov/faq/FAQs
/privacy.htmlPrivacy Policy
/citizensnetCitizensNet
/website_survey.htmlYour Feedback
http://www.houstontx.gov/pia.htmlPublic Information Requests

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
The checked page does not redirect to another URL.
HTTP header
(Important)
The used PHP version is outdated and may be a security risk.
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
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.
A Content Delivery Network like Google Hosted Libaries can save bandwith for the JQuery files.
The page response time is excellent with 0.27 seconds.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (30 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateMon, 04 Jan 2021 10:55:04 GMT
serverApache/2.4.6 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) OpenSSL/1.0.2k-fips mod_fcgid/2.3.9 PHP/5.4.16
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
accept-rangesbytes
cteonnt-length30844
varyAccept-Encoding
cache-controlno-cache, no-store, must-revalidate
pragmano-cache
expires0
access-control-allow-originhttp://www.houstontx.gov
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
set-cookie85 Characters
etag"6599b4-17707ed735cd"
content-encodinggzip
content-length8207
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(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 14,698 referring domains.
This page has 1,143,867 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 10,977 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

User-agent: *
Disallow: /awmData-mainmenu
Disallow: /airportproto
Disallow: /images
Disallow: /img
Disallow: /iwanto
Disallow: /redirect
Disallow: /admin
Disallow: /housing/beta/
Disallow: /housing/archives/
Disallow: /housing/Templates/
Disallow: /old/
Disallow: /*/old/
Disallow: /*/*/old/

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
0

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

Search preview

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Houston86%Check
City Houston78%Check
City70%Check
Houston Recovers66%Check
HOUSTON HEALTH64%Check
Houston Car62%Check
Service Houston58%Check
City Hall57%Check
Smart City55%Check
HOUSTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT54%Check

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