Iol.co.za - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
100% 
Page quality
46% 
Page structure
79% 
Link structure
83% 
Server
81% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.10 s
File size
404.00 kB
Words
299
Media files
11
Number of links
141 internal / 12 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
IOL | News that Connects South Africans
The length of the page title is perfect. (366 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Discover the world of IOL, bringing you a mix of current news across politics, sport, business, motoring and lifestyle. Telling your stories and driving change!
The length of the meta description is perfect. (957 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.iol.co.za/
There is a valid canonical link specified.
Language
(Somewhat important)
Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en
Server location: Canada
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)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
Only 1 paragraph/s was/were found on this page.
There are only 299 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
16.1% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 25 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 11 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1, viewport-fit=cover" is provided.
At least one Apple touch icon is specified.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The amount of tags is very high (7). We recommend using a maximum of 6 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
/static/media/iol.86757031.svgIOL
...eration=CROP&offset=0x0&resize=3456x1945Senzo Meyiwa's mother: I'm afraid of Kelly Khumalo, latest developments are a lie
/static/media/clock-ico.76e49fb3.svgTime of article published
data:[...] Base64COVID-19 Resource PortalCOVID-19 Resource Portal
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/static/media/e-mags-button.a97879bd.pngE-MagsE-Mags
/static/media/facebook-ico.8640ea43.svgLike IOL on FacebookLike IOL on Facebook
/static/media/twitter-ico.8039dde7.svgFollow IOL on TwitterFollow IOL on Twitter
data:[...] Base64Follow IOL on InstagramFollow IOL on Instagram
/static/media/rss-ico.909f5bab.svgSubscribe to IOL RSS FeedSubscribe to IOL RSS Feed

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
There is no H1 heading specified.
Headings
(Important)
The structure of headings is missing one or more levels. Do not skip heading levels.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H2 Senzo Meyiwa's mother: I'm afraid of Kelly Khumalo, latest developments are a lie
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 12 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.facebook.com/IOLnewsNew window External A-TITLE Like IOL on Facebook
https://www.twitter.com/IOLNew window External A-TITLE Follow IOL on Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/iolnewsNew window External A-TITLE Follow IOL on Instagram
https://www.iol.co.za/rssA-TITLE Subscribe to IOL RSS Feeds
https://www.iol.co.za/News
https://www.iol.co.za/newsAll News
/news/south-africaSouth Africa
/news/politicsPolitics
https://www.iol.co.za/news/africaAfrica
https://www.iol.co.za/news/worldWorld
/news/opinionOpinion
https://www.iol.co.za/news/eishEish!
https://www.iol.co.za/Sport
https://www.iol.co.za/sportAll Sport
/sport/soccerSoccer
https://www.iol.co.za/sport/rugbyRugby
/sport/cricketCricket
/sport/athleticsAthletics
https://www.iol.co.za/sport/golfGolf
/sport/tennisTennis
/sport/boxingBoxing
/sport/cyclingCycling
/sport/swimmingSwimming
/sport/netballNetball
/sport/hockeyHockey
/sport/basketballBasketball
/motoring/f1-grand-prixFormula One
/sport/horse-racingHorse Racing
/sport/world-cupWorld Cup
/sport/olympicsOlympics
/sport/opinionText duplicate Opinion
https://www.iol.co.za/Tech
https://www.iol.co.za/technologyAll Tech
/technology/mobileMobile
/technology/gadgetsGadgets
/technology/fintechFintech
/technology/software-and-internetSoftware and Internet
/technology/gamingGaming
/technology/techspertsTechsperts
https://www.iol.co.za/Business Report
/business-reportAll Business Report
/business-report/companiesCompanies
/business-report/economyEconomy
/business-report/energyEnergy
/business-report/marketsMarkets
/business-report/entrepreneursEntrepreneurs
/business-report/careersCareers
/business-report/internationalInternational
/business-report/opinionText duplicate Opinion
/business-report/budgetBudget
/business-report/belt-and-roadBelt and Road
/business-report/bricsBRICS
https://www.iol.co.za/Entertainment
/entertainmentAll Entertainment
/entertainment/celebrity-newsCelebrity News
/entertainment/tvTV
/entertainment/moviesMovies
/entertainment/musicMusic
/entertainment/royalsRoyals
/entertainment/whats-onWhat's On
/entertainment/booksBooks
https://www.iol.co.za/Lifestyle
https://www.iol.co.za/lifestyleAll Lifestyle
/lifestyle/food-drinkFood & Drink
/lifestyle/healthHealth
/lifestyle/familyFamily
/lifestyle/style-beautyStyle & Beauty
/lifestyle/home-gardenHome & Garden
/lifestyle/love-sexLove & Sex
/lifestyle/competitionsCompetitions
https://www.iol.co.za/Motoring
https://www.iol.co.za/motoringAll Motoring
/motoring/industry-newsIndustry News
/motoring/latest-launchesLatest Launches
/motoring/carsCars
/motoring/bikesBikes
/motoring/trucksTrucks
/motoring/motorsportMotorsport
/motoring/f1-grand-prixF1 Grand Prix
/motoring/road-testsRoad Tests
/motoring/custom-carsCustom Cars
https://www.iol.co.za/Travel
https://www.iol.co.za/travelAll Travel
/travel/travel-newsTravel News
/travel/south-africaText duplicate South Africa
/travel/africaText duplicate Africa
/travel/worldText duplicate World
/travel/travel-tipsTravel Tips
https://www.iol.co.za/Personal Finance
/personal-financeAll Personal Finance
/personal-finance/my-moneyMy Money
/personal-finance/debtDebt
/personal-finance/financial-pl...Financial Planning
/personal-finance/retirementRetirement
/personal-finance/investmentsInvest
/personal-finance/insuranceInsurance
/personal-finance/medical-coverMedical Cover
/personal-finance/taxTax
https://www.iol.co.za/newslettersNewsletter Subscribe
https://www.iol.co.za/IMG-ALT IOL
A-TITLE Welcome to IOL
https://www.iol.co.za/newslettersText duplicate Newsletter Subscribe
/tags/crime-and-courtsCrime and courts
/news/south-africa/gauteng/sen...IMG-ALT Senzo Meyiwa's mother: I'm afraid of Kelly Khumalo, latest developments are a lie
/news/south-africa/gauteng/sen...Senzo Meyiwa's mother: I'm afraid of Kelly Khumalo, latest developments are a lie By Se-Anne Rall 1h ago Senzo Meyiwa's mother, Ntombifuthi Meyiwa, has slamm...
IMG-ALT Time of article published
/trends/ultimatesa#ultimatesa
/trends/uselections2020#USElections2020
/trends/coronavirus#CoronaVirus
https://sacoronavirus.co.za/New window Nofollow External IMG-ALT COVID-19 Resource Portal
https://www.student360.africa/...New window Nofollow External Subdomain IMG-ALT Matric 2020
https://issuu.com/independentn...New window External IMG-ALT E-Mags
https://www.iol.co.za/newsText duplicate News
https://www.iol.co.za/technologyText duplicate Tech
/business-reportText duplicate Business Report
/entertainmentText duplicate Entertainment
https://www.iol.co.za/lifestyleText duplicate Lifestyle
https://www.iol.co.za/sportText duplicate Sport
https://www.iol.co.za/motoringText duplicate Motoring
https://www.iol.co.za/travelText duplicate Travel
/personal-financeText duplicate Personal Finance
https://www.iol.co.za/multimediaMultimedia
https://www.facebook.com/IOLnewsNew window Nofollow External Text duplicate IMG-ALT Like IOL on Facebook
https://www.twitter.com/IOLNew window Nofollow External Text duplicate IMG-ALT Follow IOL on Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/iolnewsNew window Nofollow External Text duplicate IMG-ALT Follow IOL on Instagram
https://www.iol.co.za/rssIMG-ALT Subscribe to IOL RSS Feed
https://www.iol.co.za/about-iolAbout IOL
https://www.iol.co.za/contact-usContact Us
https://www.iol.co.za/weatherWeather
/iol-mobile-app-faqIOL Mobile App FAQ
https://www.iol.co.za/advertisingAdvertise with us
https://www.iol.co.za/feedbackFeedback
https://www.iol.co.za/complaintsComplaints Procedure
https://www.iol.co.za/press-codePress Code
/privacy-policyPrivacy Policy
/terms-and-conditionsTerms & Conditions
/trends/ultimatesaText duplicate #ultimatesa
/trends/uselections2020Text duplicate #USElections2020
/trends/coronavirusText duplicate #CoronaVirus
https://www.iol.co.za/newslettersText duplicate Newsletter Subscribe
https://www.iol.co.za/the-starThe Star
https://www.iol.co.za/capeargusCape Argus
/weekend-argusWeekend Argus
https://www.iol.co.za/dailynewsDaily News
https://www.iol.co.za/capetimesCape Times
https://www.iol.co.za/mercuryThe Mercury
/pretoria-newsPretoria News
/saturday-starSaturday Star
https://www.iol.co.za/iosThe Independent on Saturday
/sunday-tribuneSunday Tribune
/sundayindependentSunday Independent
https://www.iol.co.za/thepostThe Post
https://www.dailyvoice.co.za/New window Nofollow External Daily Voice
https://www.isolezwe.co.za/New window Nofollow External Isolezwe
https://sacoronavirus.co.za/New window Nofollow External Trivial anchor text
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Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.iol.co.za/"
HTTP header
(Important)
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 11 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.10 seconds.
This website does not require any CSS files.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (404 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateMon, 26 Oct 2020 21:25:46 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
set-cookie148 Characters
strict-transport-securitymax-age=31536000; includeSubDomains; preload
cache-controlpublic,max-age=120
x-clacks-overheadGNU Terry Pratchett
cf-cache-statusHIT
age68
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varyAccept-Encoding
servercloudflare
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content-encodinggzip
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/2

External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as News. This classification is fine.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 45,048 referring domains.
This website has 4,917,643 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 26,418 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

User-agent: *
Disallow: *?z=
Disallow: *?q=
Disallow: */preview/
Disallow: /menu/
Disallow: /menu
Disallow: /menu?*
Disallow: /print-content*
Disallow: /widgets/rss_redirect.php?*
Disallow: /index.php?*
Disallow: /test$
Disallow: /test1$
Disallow: /test2$
Disallow: /business-report/test$
Disallow: /news/test$
Disallow: /personal-finance/test$
Disallow: /sport/test$
Disallow: /entertainment/test$
Disallow: /lifestyle/test$
Disallow: /travel/test$
Disallow: /motoring/test$
Sitemap: https://www.iol.co.za/sitemap.xml

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
7,975

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

Search preview

www.iol.co.za
IOL | News that Connects South Africans
Discover the world of IOL, bringing you a mix of current news across politics, sport, business, motoring and lifestyle. Telling your stories and driving change!

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
IOL80%Check
News62%Check
Travel News48%Check
Independent News48%Check
Daily News48%Check
Style46%Check
South Africa46%Check
Politics46%Check
South46%Check
Business46%Check

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