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Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
0.72 s
File size
43.70 kB
Media files
Number of links
221 internal / 36 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
Illinois State Bar Association | The Association for Illinois Lawyers
The page title should be shorter than 580 pixels. It is 585 pixels long. Optimize title
There are word repetitions in the page 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)
The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

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Page quality

(Critically important)
This page contains 892 words. That's ok.
14.5% 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.
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 14.14 words is good.
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 9 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width,initial-scale=1.0" is provided.
At least one Apple touch icon is specified.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 18 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
12 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.
(Somewhat important)
This website uses HTTPS to protect privacy and integrity of the exchanged data.
All included files are also transferred via HTTPS.

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Illinois State Bar Association
Too many H1 headings
Some headings occur twice on the page.
The structure of headings is missing one or more levels. Do not skip heading levels.
There are 26 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 Illinois State Bar Association
H1 Illinois State Bar Association Duplicate text
H2 Main menu
H2 What Do You Want to Do?
H2 Find a Lawyer
H2 Illinois Bar Journal
H2 Daily Legal News
H2 The Bar News
H2 ISBA Election Filing Period
H2 CLE & Events
H2 Connect with the ISBA
H3 Fastcase
H3 Free On-Demand CLE
H3 Practice HQ
H3 ISBA Central Communities
H3 New Lawyers
H3 Illinois Bar Journal Duplicate text
H3 Illinois Lawyer Finder
H3 IllinoisBarDocs
H3 Still a Wild Ride
H3 File Your Nominating Petitions for ISBA Election by Friday, January 31
H3 Featured CLE
H3 Featured CLE Duplicate text
H4 Civil Appeal Basics: Handling an Appeal in the Illinois Appellate Court
H4 Fred Lane's ISBA Trial Technique Institute
H6 Advertisements
Some internal links have dynamic parameters. All internal URLs, which are not marked as nofollow, should not contain dynamic parameters.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
There are 2 links with a trivial anchor text.
The amount of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
There are too many external links (36) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text Skip to main content ISBA Us the Public Login
/membership/joinJoin Now
/news-publicationsNews & Publications
https://www.illinoislawyernow....External Illinois Lawyer Now Bar News
/barnews/bar-calendarStatewide Bar Calendar
/barnews/photogalleryPhoto Galleries
/barnews/contactText duplicate Contact Us
/dailylegalnewsDaily Legal News
/publications/emailhelpEmail Help Bar Journal of Past Issues Index Index Index
/ibj/pdfforipadPDF Version for iPad
/ibj/manuscriptguideIBJ Article Submission Guidelines
/ibj/lincolnwritingawardLegal Writing Contest
/publications/sectionnewslettersSection Newsletters
/publications/sectionnewslette...Section Newsletters Author Index
/publications/sectionnewslette...Section Newsletters Subject Index
/publications/sectionnewslette...2003-1993 Subject Indexes
/publications/sectionnewslette...Section Newsletters Title Index
/publications/sectionnewslette...Recent Section Newsletter Articles
/publications/sectionnewslette...Newsletter Submission Guidelines Courts Bulletin Home Subdomain Books Subdomain Alternative Dispute Resolution Subdomain Civil Practice Subdomain Construction Law Subdomain Criminal Law Subdomain Environmental Law Subdomain Ethics Subdomain Evidence Subdomain Expert Witnesses Subdomain Practice Management Subdomain Practice Ready Series Subdomain Real Estate Subdomain Statutes of Limitations Subdomain Client Brochures Subdomain Booklets Subdomain Pamphlets Subdomain Merchandise Subdomain Order History Subdomain Shopping Cart Advertising duplicate ISBA Advertising Services Directory Ads
/advertise/termsOnline Advertising Terms
/classifiedads/orderOrder Classified Ad & Events Programs CLE CLE & Small Firm Conference Lane's Trial Technique Institute - Business of Law Information On-Demand CLE
/newlawyers/cleNew Lawyers
/cle/coordinatorsCLE Coordinators Development CLE Account CLE Account Programs
/cle/certificatesMy Certificates Cart Support ISBA Events Meeting Midyear Meeting
/barnews/bar-calendarText duplicate Statewide Bar Calendar
/practice-careerPractice & Career HQ
/practiceresourcecenter/referralsReferrals Forms
/forms/illinoisbardocsfaqsIllinoisBarDocs FAQs duplicate Ethics
/ethics/bysubjectBrowse Ethics Opinions by Subject
/ethics/byyearBrowse Ethics Opinionis by Year
/sites/default/files/ethicsopi...IRPC Cross-Reference duplicate Expert Services Directory
/expertservicesdirectoryorderformOrder Form
/experts/ratesRates Bono Case Digests
/resources/linksLegal Links
/resources/links/courtscasesst...Courts, Cases, and Statutes
/resources/links/circuitclerksCircuit Clerks
/resources/links/publicdefende...Public Defenders
/resources/links/statesattorneysStates Attorneys
/illinoislawyerfinderIllinois Lawyer Finder duplicate ISBA Advertising Mark
/membermark/faqText duplicate FAQs
http://isba-jobs.careerwebsite...External Subdomain Career Center
https://isba-jobs.careerwebsit...External Subdomain Find a Job
https://isba-jobs.careerwebsit...External Subdomain Post a Resume
https://isba-jobs.careerwebsit...External Subdomain Post a Job
/groups-participationGroups & Participation
/leadership/ibjpresidentcoversIllinois Bar Journal President Covers
/pastpresidentImmediate Past President
/leadership/pastpresidentsAll Past Presidents
/leadership/sectionscommitteesSection Council and Committee Resources
/leadership/affiliatedbarsAffiliated Bars
/leadership/assembly/minutesMinutes and Agenda
/leadership/bogOfficers and Board
/leadership/bog/minutesText duplicate Minutes and Agenda Students duplicate New Lawyers Lawyers Home
/newlawyers/cleCLE for New Lawyers
/newlawyers/mclerequirementsMCLE Requirements for New Lawyers
/newlawyers/mentoringMentoring for New Lawyers
/sections/younglawyersdivisionYoung Lawyers Division
/ibj/lincolnwritingawardLincoln Writing Contest Involved Subdomain ISBA Central Communities
/leadership/becomealeaderBecome a Leader
/authorsspeakersAuthors & Speakers
/publications/mclecreditforaut...MCLE credit information for authors
/publications/benefitsofauthor...Benefits of Authorship
/awards/lawrelatededucationCivic Education Award
/awards/lawrelatededucation/no...Nomination Form
/awards/diversityDiversity Leadership Award
/awards/diversity/nominationText duplicate Nomination Form Practice, Solo & Small Firm
/awards/gp/nominationText duplicate Nomination Form
/awards/governmentserviceGovernment Services
/awards/governmentservice/nomi...Text duplicate Nomination Form
/awards/humanrightsHuman Rights
/awards/humanrights/nominationText duplicate Nomination Form Lawyer of the Year
/awards/yld/nominationText duplicate Nomination Form
/awards/laureatesLaureate Award
/awards/lawenforcementLaw Enforcement Award
/awards/lawenforcement/nominationText duplicate Nomination Form
/awards/lawstudentLaw Student Public Service
/awards/lawstudent/nominationText duplicate Nomination Form
/awards/legaleducationLegal Education
/awards/legaleducation/nominationText duplicate Nomination Form
/awards/bartylakLegal Services Award
/awards/bartylak/nominationText duplicate Nomination Form
/awards/legislativeLegislative Support
/awards/legislative/nominationText duplicate Nomination Form
/awards/newsletterawardNewsletter Award
/awards/newsletteraward/formText duplicate Nomination Form
/awards/mcandrewsPro Bono Service
/awards/mcandrews/nominationin...Nomination Form - Individual
/awards/mcandrews/nominationbarNomination Form - Bar Association
/awards/mcandrews/nominationfirmNomination Form - Law Firm/Corporate Law Department Orientation and Gender Identity
/awards/sogi/nominationText duplicate Nomination Form
/awards/womenofinfluenceWomen of Influence
/awards/womenofinfluence/nomin...Text duplicate Nomination Form of Governors
/judicialevaluations/japollreq...Judicial Advisory Poll Back Program
/mentoring/mentorMentors duplicate Pro Bono
/membership-benefitsMembership & Benefits Member Benefits duplicate Free On-Demand CLE Free Legal Research duplicate E-Clips ISBA Mutual Benefits
/membership/benefitsAll Member Benefits
/membership/discountsDiscounts Law Students
/membership/newlawyerbenefitsFor New Lawyers or Renew
/membership/automaticduesplanAutomatic Dues Plan
/ad/redirect/66250New window Text duplicate IMG-ALT Free On-Demand CLE
/ad/redirect/66251New window IMG-ALT Sponsored by ISBA Mutual Insurance
/ad/redirect/66252New window IMG-ALT Access Fastcase duplicate Fastcase duplicate Free On-Demand CLE
/ad/redirect/66369Sponsored byLawyers' Malpractice Insurance
IMG-ALT ISBA Mutual duplicate Practice HQ Subdomain Text duplicate ISBA Central Communities duplicate New Lawyers duplicate Illinois Bar Journal
/illinoislawyerfinderText duplicate Illinois Lawyer Finder
/public/illinoislawyerfinderGet a Lawyer Opportunities duplicate Illinois Bar Journal
/ibj/2020/01/stillawildrideStill a Wild Ride
/ibj/2020/01/stillawildrideTrivial anchor text
Read More
/dailylegalnewsText duplicate Daily Legal News Subdomain Illinois Senate President Don Harmon ‘stepping away' from law firm job amid conflict of interest scrutiny Illinois Supreme Court hears 2 lawsuits against school districts Pritzker to sign law capping insulin price Students can be excused from school to vote under new Illinois law
/dailylegalnewsMore Daily Legal News duplicate The Bar News
/barnews/2020/01/fileyournomin...File Your Nominating Petitions for ISBA Election by Friday, January 31 More duplicate CLE & Events
/cle/path?pathPage=/isba/cours...LIVE WEBINAR - Buried in Paper? Your Roadmap for a Paper-Reduced Law Office
/cle/path?pathPage=/isba/cours...And the Hits Just Keep Coming: State, Local, and Property Taxes in the 2020s
/cle/path?pathPage=/isba/cours...LIVE WEBINAR - Are Google Reviews Important and How Many Reviews Does Your Law Firm Need?
/cle/2020/02/introtofastcaseIntroduction to Legal Research on Fastcase 7 (Complimentary Training and CLE Credit for ISBA Members Only)
/cle/path?pathPage=/isba/cours...LIVE - 2020 Federal Tax Conference Upcoming CLE
/cle/2020/02/livewebcivilappea...Civil Appeal Basics: Handling an Appeal in the Illinois Appellate Court
/cle/2020/02/livewebcivilappea...Register Now Lane's ISBA Trial Technique Institute duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More & Conditions Policy Map & Directions window External No Text window External No Text window External No Text window External No Text window External No Text

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to ""
HTTP header
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)
The page response time of 0.72 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 9 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
This website only loads 1 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (44 kB).

HTTP Response Header

dateFri, 24 Jan 2020 12:13:53 GMT
serverApache/2.4.29 (Ubuntu)
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cache-controlpublic, max-age=0
last-modifiedFri, 24 Jan 2020 12:02:36 GMT
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
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 3,603 referring domains.
This website has 117,256 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 2,602 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
# 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:
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# User-agent: *
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# request by author to not index this page
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User-agent: Baiduspider-image
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User-agent: Yandex
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User-agent: AhrefsBot
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User-agent: *
# CSS, JS, Images
Allow: /misc/*.css$
Allow: /misc/*.css?
Allow: /misc/*.js$
Allow: /misc/*.js?
Allow: /misc/*.gif
Allow: /misc/*.jpg
Allow: /misc/*.jpeg
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Allow: /modules/*.css$
Allow: /modules/*.css?
Allow: /modules/*.js$
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Allow: /modules/*.gif
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Allow: /profiles/*.css$
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Allow: /profiles/*.js$
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Allow: /profiles/*.jpeg
Allow: /profiles/*.png
Allow: /themes/*.css$
Allow: /themes/*.css?
Allow: /themes/*.js$
Allow: /themes/*.js?
Allow: /themes/*.gif
Allow: /themes/*.jpg
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/
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Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments

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Most important keywords

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

Illinois Bar62%Check
State Bar62%Check
Bar Association62%Check
Illinois State Bar Association61%Check
Illinois State61%Check
Illinois Lawyers53%Check
Illinois Bar Journal51%Check

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