Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
0.98 s
File size
195.10 kB
Media files
Number of links
75 internal / 48 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
IN.gov | The Official Website of the State of Indiana
The length of the page title is perfect. (459 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
A State that Works. IN.gov is the official website of the State of Indiana and your place to find information, services, news and events related to Indiana government.
The meta description is too long: 1007 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
(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 character encoding is not specified in the HTTP header.
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

descriptionA State that Works. IN.gov is the official website of the State of Indiana and your place to find information, services, news and events related to Indiana government.
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0

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Page quality

(Critically important)
This page contains 1099 words. That's ok.
20.9% 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.
6 paragraphs were found on this page.
The text content is perfect.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 18.22 words is good.
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 16 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 22 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)
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
https://www.in.gov/Indiana Photography
/core/assets/img/gov-exp-award-2019.svgGovernment Experience Award Winner 2018

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Too many H1 headings
The H1 heading consists of only one word. There should be more information given.
The H1 heading is too short (6 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 60 headings on the page. The amount of headings should be in a more proper relation to the amount of text.
Some headings do not have any content.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Header
H1 Top Section Content
H1 Bottom Section Content
H1 Section 1
H1 Section 2
H1 Footer
H2 Main Navigation
H2 Sub Navigation
H2 Empty heading
H2 Welcome to Indiana
H2 IN.gov Categories
H2 Elected Officials
H2 Get Help from SIC
H2 Quick Information
H2 State Information
H2 IN.gov Settings
H2 Accessibility Tools
H2 Social Media Links
H3 Local Weather Forecast
H3 Indianapolis, IN
H3 Set your location:
H3 BMV Branch Locator
H3 Local Travel Advisories
H3 Discover More
H3 Top Online Services
H3 Government Search
H3 Education
H3 Jobs
H3 Visiting Indiana
H3 Other Resources
H3 Get Help
H3 Branches
H3 Accessibility & Settings
H3 Send IN.gov your Feedback
H3 Popular Topics:
H3 Forms & Online Services
H3 Economic Development & Jobs
H3 Education Duplicate text
H3 Courts & Legislature
H3 News & Events
H3 Transparency
H3 Social Media
H3 IN.gov Digital Channels
H3 Eric J. Holcomb
H3 Eric J. Holcomb Duplicate text
H3 Suzanne Crouch
H3 Holli Sullivan
H3 Tera Klutz
H3 Kelly Mitchell
H3 Todd Rokita
H4 Loading...
H4 Loading... Duplicate text
H4 Loading... Duplicate text
H4 Loading... Duplicate text
H4 Loading... Duplicate text
H4 Browse Aloud
H4 Text Only
H4 Google Translate
H4 Contrast Setting
H4 Text Setting
H4 IN.gov Homepage Setting
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The number of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
All internal links are not using dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (48) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.in.gov/core/IN.gov IN.gov Logo
https://ingov.formstack.com/fo...External Subdomain Website Accessibility Survey
https://www.instagram.com/in_gov/New window External Indiana's Instagram
https://www.youtube.com/user/I...New window External Indiana's YouTube
https://twitter.com/in_govNew window External Indiana's Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/India...New window External Indiana's Facebook
http://www.in.gov/core/rss.htmlNew window Indiana's RSS
/core/gov-delivery.htmlNew window Email Updates
/core/info_employees.htmlState Employees
http://www.in.gov/bmv/2415.htmNew window Click here to visit the BMV branch locator page
https://secure.in.gov/apps/wai...External MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
https://secure.in.gov/BMV/mybm...External SCHEDULE A DRIVING SKILLS TEST
/dhs/traveladvisory/New window Click here to view the DHS travel status map
http://www.in.gov/dhs/Indiana Department of Homeland Security
https://secure.in.gov/BMV/mybm...External myBMV
https://www.in.gov/dor/4339.htmState Refunds
/dnr/fishwild/5330.htmOutdoor Licenses
/core/forms-online-services.htmlSee more services
/apps/iot/find-a-person/Find a government employee
/core/find_agency.htmlFind an agency
/core/online_services.htmlFind a government service
http://www.in.gov/iara/2362.htmFind a government form
/fssa/carefinder/4932.htmOn My Way Pre-K
http://www.in.gov/che/4502.htmCollege Financial Aid Information
https://www.doe.in.gov/licensingExternal Educator Licensing
/core/education.htmlSee more education information
http://www.in.gov/dwd/2333.htmJob search & career training
https://www.iedc.in.gov/External Indiana Economic Development Council (IEDC)
http://workforindiana.in.gov/External Apply for job with state
/core/economy-development.htmlSee more jobs information
https://www.in.gov/core/mylocal/County Information
https://visitindiana.com/External Visit Indiana - Tourism Information
https://www.in.gov/isda/2336.htmState Fair
https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/State Parks
https://www.in.gov/itp/State Data & Transparency
/core/calendar.htmlNews & Events
https://public.govdelivery.com...External Subdomain Email Announcements & Subscription
/core/social-media.htmlGovernment Social Media
https://faqs.in.gov/hc/en-us/r...External Email Support
https://faqs.in.gov/hc/en-usExternal FAQs
/core/democracy.htmlElected Officials (Executive)
https://iga.in.gov/External General Assembly
http://www.in.gov/judiciary/Judicial Branch
/core/legislative-courts.htmlLearn more about Branches
https://on.in.gov/2t7spExternal Jobs
https://on.in.gov/dagogExternal License
https://on.in.gov/1wfcdExternal BMV
https://on.in.gov/blj4oExternal Coronavirus Information
https://www.govtech.com/cdg/go...New window External IMG-ALT Government Experience Award Winner 2018
https://www.in.gov/gov/VISIT GOV. HOLCOMB'S WEBSITE
/core/forms-online-services.htmlForms & Online Services Browse more than 500 online services and forms to help conduct your business.
/core/economy-development.htmlEconomic Development & Jobs See how Indiana’s economy is growing and find new job opportunities.
/core/education.htmlEducation Find resources and programs for K-12 and higher education.
/core/legislative-courts.htmlCourts & Legislature Access services from the courts and legislature.
/core/calendar.htmlNews & Events Read the latest news and learn about tourism events across the state.
/core/transparency.htmlTransparency Track how your tax dollars are being spent and how the state is performing.
/core/social-media.htmlSocial Media Connect with the state through multiple social media channels.
/core/indiana-technology.htmlIN.gov Digital Channels Stay connected and informed with voice technology and other native applications.
https://www.in.gov/gov/Eric J. Holcomb Governor
https://www.in.gov/gov/Visit Governor's Homepage
https://www.instagram.com/govh...New window External Governor's Instagram
https://www.youtube.com/channe...New window External Governor's YouTube
https://twitter.com/govholcombNew window External Governor's Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/GovHo...New window External Governor's Facebook
http://www.in.gov/lg/Suzanne Crouch Lieutenant Governor
http://www.in.gov/lg/Visit Lieutenant Governor's Homepage
https://www.youtube.com/channe...New window External Lieutenant Governor's YouTube
https://twitter.com/LGSuzanneC...New window External Lieutenant Governor's Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/LGSuz...New window External Lieutenant Governor's Facebook
http://www.in.gov/sos/Holli Sullivan Secretary of State
http://www.in.gov/sos/Visit Secretary of State's Homepage
http://www.in.gov/auditor/Tera Klutz Auditor of State
http://www.in.gov/auditor/Visit Auditor of State's Homepage
https://twitter.com/IN_AuditorNew window External Auditor of State's Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/INAud...New window External Auditor of State's Facebook
http://www.in.gov/tos/Kelly Mitchell Treasurer of State
http://www.in.gov/tos/Visit Treasurer of State's Homepage
https://www.instagram.com/kell...New window External Treasurer of State's Instagram
https://www.youtube.com/user/k...New window External Treasurer of State's YouTube
https://twitter.com/tos_mitchellNew window External Treasurer of State's Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/India...New window External Treasurer of State's Facebook
/attorneygeneral/Todd Rokita Attorney General
/attorneygeneral/Visit Attorney General's Homepage
http://www.youtube.com/user/IN...New window External Attorney General's YouTube
https://www.facebook.com/inatt...New window External Attorney General's Facebook
/idoa/state-information-center/About State Information Center
https://faqs.in.gov/hc/en-us/r...External Email State Information Center
/apps/iot/find-a-person/Find a Person
/core/find_agency.htmlFind an Agency
/core/sitesurvey.htmlIN.gov User Survey
/core/advanced_search.htmlAdvanced Search
https://faqs.in.gov/hc/en-usExternal IN.gov FAQs
/core/info_employees.htmlState Employee Resources
https://www.in.gov/core/map.htmlMaps & Information
/core/news_events.htmlIN.gov News & Events
/core/gov-delivery.htmlEmail Updates - GovDelivery
http://iga.in.gov/legislative/...External Indiana Code
/legislative/iac/Indiana Administrative Code
/core/accessibility-feedback.htmlNew window Report Accessibility Issues
https://www.youtube.com/user/I...External State of Indiana's YouTube
https://www.facebook.com/India...External State of Indiana's Facebook
https://twitter.com/in_govExternal State of Indiana's Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/in_gov/External State of Indiana's Instagram
/core/gov-delivery.htmlState of Indiana's Email
/core/forms-online-services.htmlForms & Services
/core/info_employees.htmlText duplicate State Employee Resources
/core/economy-development.htmlText duplicate Jobs
/core/legislative-courts.htmlCourts & Legislature
/core/calendar.htmlText duplicate News & Events
/core/social-media.htmlSocial Media
/core/indiana-technology.htmlIN.gov Digital Channels
https://coronavirus.in.gov/External Get more information
https://www.google.com/chrome/...External Chrome
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/...External Firefox
http://www.apple.com/safari/External Safari
https://www.microsoft.com/en-u...External Internet Explorer 11

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.in.gov/core/"
HTTP header
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.98 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 page loads 5 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 16 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (195 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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External factors

(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Government. This classification is fine.
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 558 referring domains.
This page has 166,941 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 495 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This page has social activity like shares, comments or likes on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.


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Disallow: /dor/reference/legal/rulings/unused/
Disallow: /dwd/files/swic/
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Disallow: /dwd/files/CM_Files/
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Disallow: /sos/online_corps/
Disallow: /sos/clerical/
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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.

Search preview

www.in.gov › core
IN.gov | The Official Website of the State of Indiana
A State that Works. IN.gov is the official website of the State of Indiana and your place to find information, services, news and events related to Indiana government.

Most important keywords

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