Maine.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
86% 
Page quality
66% 
Page structure
79% 
Link structure
58% 
Server
15% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.51 s
File size
36.00 kB
Words
570
Media files
15
Number of links
68 internal / 35 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Maine.gov
The page title is too short. (94 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
The domain is used in the page's title.
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Maine.gov - Official site includes links to services available online, Governor, state agencies, Legislature, US Congressional delegation, state parks, and tax information.
The meta description is too long: 1034 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
No canonical link is specified.
Language
(Somewhat important)
Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en-us
Server location: United States of America
The following language is defined by HTML: en-us
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 character encoding is not specified in the HTTP header.
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

NameValue
descriptionMaine.gov - Official site includes links to services available online, Governor, state agencies, Legislature, US Congressional delegation, state parks, and tax information.
authormaine.gov
robotsindex,follow
ratingSafe for kids
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
langen-us
X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
The average number of words per sentence of 30.5 words is high.
This page contains 570 words. That's ok.
16.7% of the text are stop words.
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.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 12 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 amount of tags is very high (20). We recommend using a maximum of 11 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
7 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
https://www.maine.gov/portal/img/logo.pngMaine.gov logo
/portal/img/maine200.jpgMaine Bicentennial logo
/portal/img/camera-icon.pngcamera icon<strong>Photographer:</strong> <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/grsmithimages/29671361466/in/pool-mainegov/'>Gary Smith</a> <br> <strong>Location:</strong> Augusta, Maine
https://www.maine.gov/portal/img/flags.jpgUS and Maine flags
/portal/img/getnotified.jpgNo alt attribute provided
/portal/img/yourgovernment.jpgConstitution
/portal/img/gov-mills19.jpgGovernor Janet T. Mills
/portal/img/camera-icon.pngcamera icon<strong>Photographer:</strong> <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/grsmithimages/29671359386/in/pool-mainegov/'>Gary Smith</a> <br> <strong>Location:</strong> Casco Bay, Maine
...kr.com/4729/38652436184_922ba1d191_q.jpgNo alt attribute providedNubble on the Rocks.jpg
...kr.com/4702/39797206082_ec4d8ec97f_q.jpgNo alt attribute providediced over
...kr.com/4502/23918721298_ecc036d721_q.jpgNo alt attribute providedThe Narragansett
...kr.com/4496/24010458588_4550aec096_q.jpgNo alt attribute providedSwan Lake State Park, Maine
...kr.com/4517/38289764316_70c7ed193a_q.jpgNo alt attribute providedCamden Maine at dawn in winter.
...kr.com/4458/37497966481_8ce8079862_q.jpgNo alt attribute providedRunning away
/portal/img/InforME_logo2.gifInforME logo

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 Citizen ALERT System
H2 Coronavirus Update
H2 Flag Etiquette
H2 Get Notified
H2 Your Government
H2 Meet the Governor
H2 Maine is Open for Business
H2 Enjoy the Maine Outdoors
H2 Latest News
H2 State Highlights
H2 Map It!
H2 Top Online Services
H2 Last week...
H3 There are currently a number of important Citizen Alerts in effect.
H3 Commemorating 200 Years of Statehood
H3 Government
H3 Support
H3 Connect
H3 Alerts
H3 Tools
H3 Share Your Photos with Maine.gov
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
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.
The amount of internal links is ok.
There are too many external links (35) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
/portal/index.htmlAnchor Skip First Level Navigation
A-TITLE Skip First Level Navigation: Accesskey+1
/portal/index.htmlAnchor Skip All Navigation
A-TITLE Skip All Navigation: Accesskey+2
/portal/index.htmlAnchor Skip To Footer
A-TITLE Skip to Footer: Accesskey+3
/portal/index.htmlIMG-ALT Maine.gov logo
/portal/government/Government
/portal/business/Business
/portal/employment/Employment
/portal/education/Education
/portal/residents/Residents
/portal/visitors/Visitors
/portal/about_me/About ME
/portal/government/state-agenc...Agencies
/portal/online_services/index....Services
/portal/help/index.htmlHelp
/portal/government/Text duplicate Government
/portal/business/Text duplicate Business
/portal/employment/Text duplicate Employment
/portal/education/Text duplicate Education
/portal/residents/Text duplicate Residents
/portal/visitors/Text duplicate Visitors
/portal/about_me/About Maine
https://www.maine.gov/portal/CAS/View a complete listing »
https://www.maine200.org/External IMG-ALT Maine Bicentennial logo
/portal/employment/jobs.htmlJobs & Employment
http://visitmaine.com/External Visit Maine
/portal/government/edemocracy/...Voting
/portal/residents/hunting_fish...Hunting & Fishing
/portal/education/Text duplicate Education
https://coronavirus.maine.gov/External Subdomain Coronavirus Update
https://coronavirus.maine.gov/External Subdomain the Governor's website
/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topi...Governor Mills Directs Flags Lowered in Honor of Former Speaker, Commissioner John Richardson
/portal/subscriptions/email.htmlSign up for free email and SMS text notifications.
http://www.courts.state.me.us/External Subdomain Judicial Branch
http://legislature.maine.gov/External Subdomain Legislature
/portal/government/state-agenc...State Agencies
http://www.maine.gov/local/Local Government
http://www.maine.gov/governor/Visit the website of the Governor's Office
/portal/business/starting.htmlResources to Start a Business
/portal/business/licensing.htmlGet Licensing & Permit Advice
/portal/business/corporate.htmlHow to form a Corporation
/portal/business/econ_dev.htmlSmall Business Development Centers
https://www10.informe.org/ifw/...External Subdomain Register your ATV
https://moses.informe.org/cgi-...External Subdomain Get Hunting & Fishing Licenses
/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch...Search State Parks
/portal/about_me/invasives.htmlLearn about Invasive Species
http://visitmaine.com/External Plan Your Trip
http://www.campwithme.com/External Camping Reservations
http://www.yourpassnow.com/External Get Your Acadia Park Pass Now
/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topi...Towns of Monson, Waite and the Penobscot Nation join Rapid Renewal Service
/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topi...Secretary Dunlap encourages license renewals before final waiver deadline nears
/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topi...Towns of Georgetown, Grand Lake Stream join Rapid Renewal Service
/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topi...Secretary Dunlap releases absentee voting animation, video message for July 14 primary
/portal/government/state-news....View all news
/portal/subscriptions/email.htmlSign up for Email and Text Alerts
http://www.maine.gov/portal/CAS/Citizen Alert System
http://www.maine.gov/sos/kids/Maine Kids' Page
/portal/social/Connect using Twitter, Facebook, and more
http://opencheckbook.maine.gov...External Subdomain Maine Open Checkbook
/cgi-bin/minmap/mainegov/tableView all resources in table format
http://mapicons.mapsmarker.com/External Subdomain Maps Icons Collection
http://www.informe.org/bmv/rap...External Vehicle Registration Renewal Renew your motor vehicle registration and pay your local excise tax in one simple transaction (for participating towns).
http://www.maine.gov/pcrPublic Criminal History Records Request public criminal history record and juvenile crime information maintained by the Maine State Police.
/mymaineconnectionMy Maine Connection My Maine Connection is a one-stop connection to the Food Supplement Program, Medical Assistance, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (...
/portal/online_services/View all services
http://www5.informe.org/online...External Subdomain Public criminal records viewed
http://www.informe.org/bmv/dlr/External Drivers licenses renewed
http://www.maine.gov/vanity/Vanity license plates purchased
https://www.informe.org/moses/External Hunting and fishing licenses purchased
http://www.informe.org/bmv/rap...External Vehicle registrations renewed
http://www.maine.gov/online/boatBoats licensed
http://www.paytixx.com/External Traffic tickets paid
http://www.maine.gov/governor/Executive
http://legislature.maine.gov/External Subdomain Legislative
http://www.courts.state.me.us/External Subdomain Judicial
http://www.maine.gov/local/Cities, Towns & Counties
/portal/awards/index.htmlAwards
/portal/help/index.htmlText duplicate Help
/msl/services/ask.htmAsk a Librarian
/portal/policies/index.htmlPolicies
/portal/policies/privacy.htmlPrivacy Policy
/portal/policies/accessibility...Accessibility
/portal/contact/contactus.htmlContact Maine.gov
/portal/survey/survey.htmlUser Survey
/portal/sitemap.htmlSitemap
http://www.facebook.com/pages/...External Facebook
https://twitter.com/?_escaped_...External Twitter
/portal/subscriptions/rss.htmlRSS Feeds
/portal/mobile/Mobile
/portal/social/Connect with Agencies
https://www.maine.gov/portal/CAS/Text duplicate Citizen Alert System
/portal/subscriptions/email.htmlEmail/Text Alerts
http://www.211maine.org/External 211 Maine
http://www.newengland511.org/External 511 Maine
http://www.maine911.com/External 911 Maine
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...External No Text
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...External No Text
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...External No Text
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...External No Text
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...External No Text
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...External No Text
http://www.flickr.com/groups/m...External Visit our photo stream
http://visitmaine.com/External Text duplicate Visit Maine
http://www.informe.org/External IMG-ALT InforME logo

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.maine.gov/portal/index.html"
HTTP header
(Important)
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.51 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 5 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 12 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (36 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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content-typetext/html
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connectionkeep-alive
dateWed, 24 Jun 2020 00:06:47 GMT
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age465
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Government. This classification is fine.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 1,682 referring domains.
This website has 24,908 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 1,025 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

User-agent: *
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /stats/
Disallow: /statstics/
Disallow: /awt/
Disallow: /dafs_ftp/
Disallow: /democenter/
Disallow: /dep/rwm/hoss
Disallow: /dhhs-sandbox/
Disallow: /govdemo/
Disallow: /ifwns/
Disallow: /informe-old/
Disallow: /msl-test/
Disallow: /museum2/
Disallow: /next_gallery/
Disallow: /portal-2003/
Disallow: /portal-2004/
Disallow: /portal-devx/
Disallow: /portal2006/
Disallow: /portalOld/
Disallow: /portalTaketoo/
Disallow: /puctest/
Disallow: /local-dev/
Disallow: /local-dev-old/
Disallow: /mdot-stage/
Disallow: /portal2004/
Disallow: /portal-dev-x/
Disallow: /portal2006/
Disallow: /tools/whatsnew/
Disallow: /readysetgov-dev/
Disallow: /readysetgov-dev-old/
Disallow: /SugarCRM/
Disallow: /mpuc/orders/
Disallow: /search
Disallow: /wordpress

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
0

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

Search preview

www.maine.gov › portal › index.html
Maine.gov
Maine.gov - Official site includes links to services available online, Governor, state agencies, Legislature, US Congressional delegation, state parks, and tax information.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
in Maine85%Check
Maine82%Check
gov82%Check
Park Maine66%Check
Maine Open64%Check
Maine Connection62%Check
State56%Check
Governor56%Check
Service55%Check
Services55%Check

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