Maryland.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
73% 
Page structure
37% 
Link structure
67% 
Server
29% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
3.27 s
File size
70.40 kB
Words
757
Media files
11
Number of links
36 internal / 47 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Maryland.gov - Official Website of the State of Maryland
The length of the page title is perfect. (501 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is missing.
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 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
progidSharePoint.WebPartPage.Document
apple-mobile-web-app-capableyes
mobile-web-app-capableyes
apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-styleblack
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1
google-translate-customization9fd54c6a363f9f71-b5088eaa3df94aa1-g4224ef3d9bc33a80-10
google-site-verificationG6z1NyxovdR1tSqddsM0DvGBbrI6gy8CDe1qMX6YM7M
langen-us
og:typewebsite
og:urlhttp://www.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx
og:titledefault
og:imagehttps://www.maryland.gov/_layouts/MDGov_Master/images/MDGov_OpenGraph_Devices_Logo.jpg?v=3
X-UA-CompatibleIE=Edge
ExpiresEmpty
Content-Typetext/html; charset=utf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
This page contains 757 words. That's ok.
19.4% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
10 paragraphs were found on this page.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 16.67 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 8 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1" 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 15 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
5 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
...images/logos/mdgov-logo-black.png?v=2019Maryland.gov
data:[...] Base64Voice Search Microphone
...awards/govExpOverallAward-Color-2019.svgCenter for Digital Government: Overall State Government Experience Award
/Pictures/governorLtGovernor-card-image.jpgNo alt attribute provided
https://www.maryland.gov/No alt attribute provided
https://www.maryland.gov/No alt attribute provided
https://www.maryland.gov/No alt attribute provided
data:[...] Base64Voice Search Microphone
.../images/agent-mary-land-icon-cropped.svgNo alt attribute provided
/publishingimages/gov/govLtGov-v3.pngMaryland Governor and Leutenant Governor
...ommon/nate/v3/img/changingMD-400x400.pngCustomer Service Promise

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Maryland.gov Home
Too many H1 headings
The H1 heading is too short (17 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
There are 40 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 Maryland.gov Home
H1 Information
H2 Near Me
H2 My Clipboard
H2 Suggested Clips
H2 Main Navigation
H2 Sherwood Gardens
H2 Maryland Highlights
H2 Governor Larry Hogan / Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford
H2 Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery
H2 Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rumor Control
H2 Translated COVID-19 Information
H2 Popular Online Services
H2 News & Events
H2 Social Media
H2 Maryland Near Me
H2 Alerts and Notifications
H2 Search Results
H2 Web Pages
H2 Online Services
H2 Customer Service Promise
H2 Human Trafficking GET HELP
H3 Maryland Government Contact Information
H3 Business Personal Property Return & Annual Report Filing Service
H3 Individual Income and Business Tax Payments
H3 Real ID Information and Lookup Tool
H3 Real Property Database
H3 Business Entity Search, Certificate of Status & Document Order
H3 Latest News
H3 Open Meetings
H3 Public Events
H3 Trending Now
H3 Connect With Us
H3 State Social Channels
H3 Citizen Alerts
H3 Weather
H3 Traffic
H3 Flag Status
H3 Awards & Recognition
H3 eGovernment News
Some internal links have dynamic parameters. All internal URLs, which are not marked as nofollow, should not contain dynamic parameters.
The amount of internal links is ok.
Every linktext is unique.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
There are too many external links (47) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
/Pages/default.aspxAnchor Skip Navigation
/pages/support.aspxGet Support
/pages/accessibility.aspxAccessibility Information
https://www.maryland.gov/IMG-ALT Maryland.gov
/pages/state_employees.aspxState Employees
/pages/nearme.aspxMy Maryland
/pages/nearme.aspxSee what's near me
/pages/my-maryland.aspxLearn More about My Maryland
/pages/my-maryland.aspxMy Maryland Help
http://commerce.maryland.gov/s...New window External Subdomain Start a Business in Maryland Add Suggestion
http://dnr.maryland.gov/boatin...New window External Subdomain Boat Registration Information Add Suggestion
http://www.baybridge.com/New window External Bay Bridge Information Add Suggestion
https://phpa.health.maryland.g...New window External Subdomain Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak Information Add Suggestion
https://egov.maryland.gov/busi...New window External Subdomain Business Filings and Registrations Add Suggestion
https://egov.maryland.gov/com/...New window External Subdomain Individual Income and Business Tax Payments Add Suggestion
https://egov.maryland.gov/com/...New window External Subdomain Business Sales & Use Tax Payments Add Suggestion
https://egov.maryland.gov/busi...New window External Subdomain Business Entity Search, Certificate of Status & Document Order Add Suggestion
/pages/contacts.aspxNew window Maryland Government Contact Information Add Suggestion
/pages/online_services.aspxOnline Services
/pages/jobs.aspxJobs
/pages/residents.aspxResidents
/pages/business.aspxBusiness
/pages/government.aspxGovernment
/pages/education.aspxEducation
/pages/visitors.aspxVisitors
https://phpa.health.maryland.g...External Subdomain Coronavirus
http://www.dllr.state.md.us/em...External Subdomain Unemployment
https://interactive.marylandta...External Subdomain Where's my tax refund?
https://egov.maryland.gov/Busi...External Subdomain Annual Report & Personal Property Filing
https://egov.maryland.gov/com/...External Subdomain Pay My Taxes
http://www.mva.maryland.gov/re...External Subdomain Real ID
http://dat.maryland.gov/realpr...External Subdomain Real Property Lookup
https://egov.maryland.gov/busi...External Subdomain Business Search
/Pages/default.aspxAnchor Background Media Information
https://www.govtech.com/cdg/go...External IMG-ALT Center for Digital Government: Overall State Government Experience Award
https://governor.maryland.gov/New window External Subdomain No Text
https://governor.maryland.gov/New window External Subdomain Governor Larry Hogan / Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford
https://governor.maryland.gov/...New window External Subdomain No Text
https://governor.maryland.gov/...New window External Subdomain Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery
https://news.maryland.gov/mema...New window External Subdomain No Text
https://news.maryland.gov/mema...New window External Subdomain Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rumor Control
https://goci.maryland.gov/covi...New window External Subdomain No Text
https://goci.maryland.gov/covi...New window External Subdomain Translated COVID-19 Information
/pages/contacts.aspxNew window Maryland Government Contact Information
https://egov.maryland.gov/Busi...New window External Subdomain Business Personal Property Return & Annual Report Filing Service
https://egov.maryland.gov/com/...New window External Subdomain Individual Income and Business Tax Payments
http://www.mva.maryland.gov/re...New window External Subdomain Real ID Information and Lookup Tool
http://dat.maryland.gov/realpr...New window External Subdomain Real Property Database
https://egov.maryland.gov/busi...New window External Subdomain Business Entity Search, Certificate of Status & Document Order
https://governor.maryland.gov/...External Subdomain Governor Hogan Announces Additional Steps to Further Expand COVID-19 Testing for Marylanders
https://governor.maryland.gov/...External Subdomain Governor Hogan Announces $190 Million in COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses, Higher Education, and Nonprofit Organizations
https://governor.maryland.gov/...External Subdomain On White House Call With Nation's Governors, Governor Hogan Continues to Lead Bipartisan Effort For Fiscal Relief for the States
https://governor.maryland.gov/...External Subdomain Governor Hogan Announces Major COVID-19 Testing Site at Baltimore Convention Center
https://www.marylandattorneyge...External Attorney General Frosh Asks Apple and Google to Ensure All Contact Tracing Apps Serve a Public Health Purpose
https://news.maryland.gov/New window External Subdomain More Maryland News...
https://www.facebook.com/state...External Facebook
A-TITLE Facebook
https://twitter.com/statemarylandExternal Twitter
A-TITLE Twitter
http://www.youtube.com/statema...External YouTube
A-TITLE YouTube
http://www.flickr.com/groups/m...External Flickr
A-TITLE Flickr
/pages/social_media.aspxSocial Media Directory
/pages/social_hub.aspxSocial Media Hub
/pages/agency_directory.aspxState Agency Directory
http://www.doit.state.md.us/ph...External Subdomain Employee Phone Directory
/pages/support.aspxMaryland.gov Customer Support
/pages/nearme.aspxDiscover what's near you Now
/Pages/citizen_alerts.aspxCitizen Alerts
http://chart.maryland.gov/Stor...External Subdomain Weather
http://chart.maryland.gov/trav...External Subdomain Traffic
https://sos.maryland.gov/Pages...External Subdomain Flag Status
/Pages/Awards.aspxAwards & Recognition
/Pages/News.aspxeGovernment News
/pages/search.aspx?type=web_pagesMore Pages
/pages/search.aspx?type=online...More Online Services
http://governor.maryland.gov/a...New window External Subdomain IMG-ALT Maryland Governor and Leutenant Governor
/pages/customerservice.aspxNew window IMG-ALT Customer Service Promise
/pages/customerservice.aspxNew window Take Our Survey
http://goccp.maryland.gov/vict...New window External Subdomain More Information on human trafficking in Maryland
/pages/about.aspxAbout
/pages/support.aspxContact Us
/pages/privacy_security.aspxNew window Privacy & Security
/pages/aup_linking.aspxNew window Acceptable Use & Linking
/pages/accessibility.aspxNew window Accessibility
https://www.doit.state.md.us/s...New window External Subdomain Survey

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx"
HTTP header
(Important)
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
The X-powered header is sent within the response header. (unnecessary)
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is very slow (3.27 seconds). The response time should be less than 0.4 seconds. Slow websites are bad for search engine bots and also result in bad user experience.
This website loads 8 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A Content Delivery Network like Bootstrap CDN can save bandwith for Bootstrap front-end component library.
This website only loads 2 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (70 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
cache-controlprivate, max-age=0
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
expiresMon, 22 Jun 2020 00:54:27 GMT
last-modifiedTue, 07 Jul 2020 00:54:27 GMT
serverMicrosoft-IIS/7.5
sprequestguid68efc959-3d72-47ad-8d39-12d50d27bf12
x-sharepointhealthscore0
x-aspnet-version2.0.50727
set-cookie29 Characters
x-powered-byASP.NET
x-ms-invokeapp1; RequireReadOnly
x-m51b
dateTue, 07 Jul 2020 00:54:26 GMT
connectionclose
content-length72073
access-control-allow-origin*
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 353 referring domains.
This website has 20,816 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 316 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: /pages/search.aspx

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
819

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

Search preview

www.maryland.gov › Pages › default.aspx
Maryland.gov - Official Website of the State of Maryland

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Maryland70%Check
gov70%Check
State Maryland56%Check
in Maryland51%Check
Business in Maryland44%Check
Maryland Government Contact Information41%Check
Near Me40%Check
State40%Check
State Government38%Check
Site Search36%Check

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