Houstontx.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
0.23 s
File size
28.00 kB
Media files
Number of links
98 internal / 9 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(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.
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
No canonical link is specified.
(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.
(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.
(Nice to have)
The doctype HTML 5 is set correctly.
The doctype is placed at first in the HTML code.
(Nice to have)
No favicon is linked in the HTML code.

Meta tags

viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1

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Page quality

(Critically important)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
These Typos were found:
  • thru => through
This page contains 688 words. That's ok.
21.8% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
7 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 19.55 words is good.
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website 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)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 14 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.
(Somewhat important)
The HTTPS protocol for secure data transmission is not used.

Media list

URLAlt attributeTitle
/_siteAssets/images/citySeal125x125.pngCity of Houston Logo
/700x350/college-baseball-classic.jpgCollege Baseball Classic
http://www.houstontx.gov/700x350/rodeo.jpgRodeo Houston
/700x350/tourdehouston.jpgTour de Houston
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
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 50 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 Duplicate text
H1 JAN Duplicate text
H1 JAN Duplicate text
H1 JAN Duplicate text
H1 JAN Duplicate text
H1 JAN Duplicate text
H1 JAN Duplicate text
H1 JAN Duplicate text
H1 JAN Duplicate text
H1 JAN Duplicate text
H1 JAN Duplicate text
H1 JAN Duplicate text
H1 DEC Duplicate text
H1 FEB Duplicate text
H1 MAR Duplicate text
H2 Welcome To Houston
H2 Popular City Pages
H2 03
H2 30
H2 29
H2 24
H2 22
H2 22 Duplicate text
H2 17
H2 14
H2 13
H2 10
H2 09
H2 08
H2 08 Duplicate text
H2 02
H2 31
H2 23
H2 28
H2 03 Duplicate text
H2 15
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.
The amount of internal links is ok.
All internal links don't have dynamic parameters.
There are 9 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/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
/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
/controllerCity Controller
https://www.houstontx.gov/councilCity Council
/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
/vietnamese/index.htmlTiếng Việt
/courts/weddings.htmlsubmit your request online
/council/index.htmlMeet Your New City Council
/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
/health/Pollen-Mold/index.htmlAllergy Forecast
/police/index.htmlHouston Police Department
/events/college-baseball-class...New window IMG-ALT College Baseball Classic
/events/college-baseball-class...New window College Baseball Classic, Feb 28 - Mar 1
/events/rodeo-houston-2020.htmlNew window IMG-ALT Rodeo Houston
/events/rodeo-houston-2020.htmlNew window Rodeo Houston, March 3 to 22
/tourdehouston/index.htmlNew window IMG-ALT Tour de Houston
/tourdehouston/index.htmlNew window Tour de Houston, March 15
/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
/mayor/press/2020/statement-de...Mayor Sylvester Turner's Statement Following the Death of City Secretary Anna Russell
/mayor/press/2020/living-with-...Mayor Sylvester Turner is Proud to Announce the Release of the Living With Water Houston Report
/mayor/press/2020/pilot-progra...Mayor Turner, Harris County Sheriff's Office and Community Partners Launch Pilot Program to Educate Homeless Youth About Trafficking
/mayor/press/2020/mayor-tours-...Mayor Turner Tours Explosion Site, Visits With Residents of Damaged Homes
/mayor/press/2020/donations-to...Mayor Turner Encourages Houstonians to Donate Supplies to Aid Puerto Rico
/mayor/press/2020/statement-co...Mayor Turner Calls Company's Decision to Withdraw Concrete Batch Plant Application a Victory for Local Residents
/mayor/press/2020/kansas-city-...Mayor Turner Sends Tex-Mex to Kansas City, Wishes All the Best to its Football Team
/mayor/press/2020/mayor-statem...Mayor Turner's Statement on Bellaire High School Shooting
/mayor/press/2020/mayor-statem...Mayor Turner's Statement on the Houston Astros
/mayor/press/2020/statement-go...Mayor's Statement on Texas Governor's Rejection of New Refugees
/mayor/press/2020/fec-launch.htmlCity of Houston, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, and Regions Bank Launch Financial Empowerment Center Initiative
/mayor/press/2020/mlk-parade-g...Boxing and Business Icon George Foreman Named Grand Marshal for the 42nd Annual “Original” Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade
/mayor/press/2020/kansas-city-...Mayor Turner Accepts Friendly Wager from Kansas City Mayor
/mayor/press/2020/inauguration...Mayor's Agenda & Multicultural Entertainment Mark Inauguration of Elected City Officials
/mayor/press/mayor-and-vice-ma...Mayor Turner Announces Support for Key City Council Leadership Positions
/mayor/press/statement-hb-2846...Mayor Turner Calls Ruling "A Very Important Victory for Houston and All Texas Cities"
/mayor/press/index.htmlMore News
/events/college-baseball-class...College Baseball Classic, thru MARCH 1
/events/rodeo-houston-2020.htmlRodeo Houston, thru MARCH 22
/tourdehouston/index.htmlTour de Houston Bike Ride
/events/index.htmlMore Events
https://twitter.com/HoustonTXExternal Tweets by @HoustonTX
https://twitter.com/HoustonTXNew window External 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
http://www.houstontx.gov/311Text duplicate 311 Help & Info
/contactus/Contact Us
/privacy.htmlPrivacy Policy
/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
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 website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 4 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website 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 0.23 seconds.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (28 kB).

HTTP Response Header

dateThu, 06 Feb 2020 03:32:19 GMT
serverApache/2.4.6 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) OpenSSL/1.0.2k-fips mod_fcgid/2.3.9 PHP/5.4.16
cache-controlno-cache, no-store, must-revalidate
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8

External factors

(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This website is not listed on the Shallalist.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 11,508 referring domains.
This website has 1,565,324 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 8,109 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This website is not very popular on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.


User-agent: *
Disallow: /awmData-mainmenu
Disallow: /airportproto
Disallow: /images
Disallow: /img
Disallow: /iwanto
Disallow: /redirect
Disallow: /admin

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments

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

Most important keywords

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

City Houston70%Check
Houston Recovers56%Check
Houston Astros51%Check
Houston Texas51%Check
City Hall49%Check
Tour de Houston49%Check
Service Houston49%Check
Kansas City44%Check

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