Imls.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
100% 
Page quality
60% 
Page structure
43% 
Link structure
92% 
Server
0% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.78 s
File size
46.30 kB
Words
412
Media files
19
Number of links
75 internal / 11 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The length of the page title is perfect. (324 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
IMLS is an independent federal agency that provides library grants, museum grants, policy development, and research.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (702 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.imls.gov/
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

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
There are only 412 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
21.4% of the text are stop words.
Keywords used in the page title are also used in the page content. That's good!
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
3 paragraphs were found on this page.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 21 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website loads 30 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 8 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
2 images have no alt attribute. The content of alt attributes is used by search engines.
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
/sites/default/files/imls-logo_0.pngHome
...ublic/hero-slides/hero.png?itok=eOE8ofGtFederal Support for Libraries and Museums
...blic/images/news/medal.jpg?itok=MyVaYImd2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Winners2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Winners
...shelves-stock-1200x630.jpg?itok=27NqAddeNo alt attribute provided
...public/campmillionaire.jpg?itok=Fe2YtkIDkids participate in camp millionaire
...lic/pd-readingwithkids.jpg?itok=AsBDirX9Photo credit: Swinomish TribePhoto credit: Swinomish Tribe
...s/national-medal-631px.jpg?itok=jH6pP8eI2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Finalists2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Finalists
...chicago_public_library.jpg?itok=pQBeGhk_The Chicago Public Library's YOUmedia program offers digital learning opportunities for teens in a space just for them. Photo courtesy of the Chicago Public Library.
...awarded-grants-og-2018.jpg?itok=MpXrDN93Classroom students sitting around a table with instructorNative American Library Services Enhancement Grants May 1 Deadline
...ws/nh-library-services.jpg?itok=47yri54vLibrary book shelfNative Hawaiian Library Services Grants Now Available
...s/collections_primates.jpg?itok=N9DcnC9RPeople studying primate collectionProtecting America's Collections: Results from the Heritage Health Information Survey
...a-basics-blog-1200x630.jpg?itok=63V0k8jFTips for completing native american basic grant application formGlasses on top of application forms
...ws/marrakech_signing_1.jpg?itok=pZjUVilwNo alt attribute provided
...c/kids_lavina_mor_tour.jpg?itok=tdh_I1roA Museum of the Rockies docent leads students on a field trip
...ject/photos/2018cohort.jpg?itok=Yc4Xj8Y6Participants in the 2018 cohortCreating a Community of Librarianship
.../project/photos/police.jpg?itok=shc8fNZDThe Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library created a unique poetry project that brought policemen and kids together...The Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library created a unique poetry project that brought policemen and kids together...
...otos/pp-june-18-thumb2.jpg?itok=eIViu7MRTwo kids reading a book in the Literacy GardenChildren sitting in the Literacy Garden
...photos/pp-may-18-thumb.jpg?itok=G5ZKRxzAAnne Broughton to Her Brother original documentAnne Broughton to Her Brother document
/sites/default/files/imls-logo-white.pngInstitute of Museum and Library Services

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Home
The H1 heading contains the words Home! Use important keywords instead.
The H1 heading consists of only one word. There should be more information given.
The H1 heading is too short (4 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Home
H2 IMLS News
H2 Grant Spotlights
H2 Sign up for emails to get the latest news, grant information, and research data.
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
2 links don't have an anchor text.
The amount of internal links is ok.
All internal links don't have dynamic parameters.
There are 11 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.imls.gov/Anchor Jump to navigation
https://www.imls.gov/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.imls.gov/IMG-ALT Home
A-TITLE Home
https://www.facebook.com/USIMLSNew window External Facebook
https://twitter.com/us_imlsNew window External Twitter
https://www.youtube.com/channe...New window External YouTube
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...New window External Flickr
/about/missionMission
/about-us/strategic-planStrategic Plan
/about-us/national-museum-and-...Board
https://www.imls.gov/about/policyPolicy
https://www.imls.gov/about/jobsJobs
/about-us/directions-imlsVisit Us
https://www.imls.gov/about/donateDonate
/grants/grant-programsGrant Programs
/grants/apply-grant/available-...Apply for a Grant
/grants/manage-your-grantManage Your Grant
/grants/awarded-grantsSearch Awarded Grants
/grants/peer-reviewPeer Review
/our-work/your-stateIn Your State
/our-work/priority-areasPriority Areas
https://www.imls.gov/publicationsPublications
/our-work/partnerships/nationa...National Medals
A-TITLE National Medal for Museum and Library Service
/our-work/partnershipsPartnerships
/our-work/grant-spotlightsGrant Spotlights
/research-evaluationResearch & Evaluation
/research-tools/data-collectionData Catalog
https://www.imls.gov/labsLibrary Search & Compare
https://www.imls.gov/newsNews Releases
https://www.imls.gov/blogBlog
https://www.imls.gov/eventsEvents
https://www.imls.gov/webinarsWebinars
/news/subscribeSubscribe
/contact/contact-usContact Us
/contact/staff-directoryStaff Directory
https://search.usa.gov/search?...External Search
/about-us/missionMore About IMLS
/news/imls-announces-10-recipi...IMG-ALT 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Winners
/news/imls-announces-10-recipi...IMLS Announces 10 Recipients of Nation's Top Award for Museums and Libraries
/news/imls-announces-new-deput...No Text
/news/imls-announces-new-deput...IMLS Announces New Deputy Director of Library Services
/blog/2019/04/how-massachusett...IMG-ALT kids participate in camp millionaire
/blog/2019/04/how-massachusett...How a Massachusetts Public Library Celebrates Financial Literacy Month All Year
/blog/2019/04/their-youngest-r...IMG-ALT Photo credit: Swinomish Tribe
/blog/2019/04/their-youngest-r...Their Youngest Readers: A Washington Tribal Library Connects Children with the Community
/news/imls-names-finalists-nat...IMG-ALT 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Finalists
/news/imls-names-finalists-nat...IMLS Names Finalists for National Medal for Museum and Library Service
/blog/2019/02/computer-science...IMG-ALT The Chicago Public Library's YOUmedia program offers digital learning opportunities for teens in a space just for them. Photo courtesy of the Chicago Public ...
/blog/2019/02/computer-science...Computer Science for All: How Libraries Can Support the Next Chapter in Black History
/news/applications-open-native...IMG-ALT Classroom students sitting around a table with instructor
/news/applications-open-native...Applications Open for Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants
/news/native-hawaiian-library-...IMG-ALT Library book shelf
/news/native-hawaiian-library-...Native Hawaiian Library Services Grants Now Available
/news/new-report-looks-collect...IMG-ALT People studying primate collection
/news/new-report-looks-collect...New Report Looks at Collections Needs, Challenges of America's Cultural Heritage Institutions
/blog/2019/02/tips-applying-na...IMG-ALT Tips for completing native american basic grant application form
/blog/2019/02/tips-applying-na...Tips for Applying for a Native American Library Services Basic Grant
/news/united-states-becomes-50...No Text
/news/united-states-becomes-50...United States Becomes 50th Member State to Join Historic Copyright Treaty
/blog/2019/01/how-one-montana-...IMG-ALT A Museum of the Rockies docent leads students on a field trip
/blog/2019/01/how-one-montana-...How One Montana Museum Doubled Field Trip Attendance
/news-events/press-releasesView All News
/news-events/project-profiles/...IMG-ALT Participants in the 2018 cohort
/news-events/project-profiles/...All About Assessment: Creating a Research-Driven Community of Librarianship
/news-events/project-profiles/...IMG-ALT The Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library created a unique poetry project that brought policemen and kids together...
/news-events/project-profiles/...If These Streets Could Talk: Uniting Cops and Kids Through Poetry
/news-events/project-profiles/...IMG-ALT Two kids reading a book in the Literacy Garden
/news-events/project-profiles/...Mushrooms, Museums, and Magic, Oh, My! Literacy Garden Teaches Mississippi Kids to Wonder
/news-events/project-profiles/...IMG-ALT Anne Broughton to Her Brother original document
/news-events/project-profiles/...Unlocking the Past: How Folger Shakespeare Library's Revival of a Lost Art Helps Us Understand Early Modern English
/our-work/grant-spotlightsView All Grant Spotlights
/sites/default/files/imls-logo...IMG-ALT Institute of Museum and Library Services
https://www.facebook.com/USIMLSNew window External Text duplicate Facebook
https://twitter.com/us_imlsNew window External Text duplicate Twitter
https://www.youtube.com/channe...New window External Text duplicate YouTube
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...New window External Text duplicate Flickr
/contact/contact-usText duplicate Contact Us
/about-us/policy-notices/websi...Viewers & Players
/about-us/agency-reports/freed...FOIA
/about-us/agency-reports/no-fe...No FEAR Act
/about-us/policy-notices/priva...Privacy & Terms of Use
/about-us/agency-reports/equal...EEO
/about-us/policy-notices/websi...Accessibility
/about-us/open-governmentOpen Government
http://osc.gov/External Office of Special Counsel
https://www.usa.gov/External USA.gov

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.imls.gov/"
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.
The X-powered header is sent within the response header. (unnecessary)
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.78 seconds is longer than the recommended limit of 0.4 seconds. A high response time unnecessarily slows down search engine crawling and results in bad user experience as well.
This website loads 8 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 30 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (46 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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connectionkeep-alive
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content-languageen
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
x-ua-compatibleIE=edge
x-generatorDrupal 7 (https://www.drupal.org)
link<https://www.imls.gov/>; rel="canonical",<https://www.imls.gov/>; rel="shortlink"
cache-controlpublic, max-age=3600
last-modifiedThu, 30 May 2019 03:31:31 GMT
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
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content-encodinggzip
strict-transport-securitymax-age=31536000; includeSubDomains
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 website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 5,886 referring domains.
This website has 9,818,303 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 4,389 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.

Robots.txt

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# 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



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Crawl-delay: 10

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Disallow: /          
 
User-agent: Twitterbot
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User-agent: googlebot
Allow: / 

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#Allow: /modules/*.css$
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#Allow: /themes/*.css$
#Allow: /themes/*.css?
#Allow: /themes/*.js$
#Allow: /themes/*.js?
#Allow: /themes/*.gif
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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/
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Disallow: /?q=admin/
Disallow: /?q=comment/reply/
Disallow: /?q=filter/tips/
Disallow: /?q=node/add/
Disallow: /?q=search/
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Disallow: /?q=user/register/
Disallow: /?q=user/login/
Disallow: /?q=user/logout/

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
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Search preview

Institute of Museum and Library Services
https://www.imls.gov/
IMLS is an independent federal agency that provides library grants, museum grants, policy development, and research.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Library56%Check
IMLS56%Check
Museum53%Check
Grant52%Check
Library Services49%Check
Public Library42%Check
Research40%Check
Grant Spotlights40%Check
American Library40%Check
Search40%Check

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