Medicare.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
77% 
Page quality
52% 
Page structure
70% 
Link structure
95% 
Server
85% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.46 s
File size
61.30 kB
Words
456
Media files
8
Number of links
53 internal / 21 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare | Medicare
The page title should be shorter than 580 pixels. It is 636 pixels long. Optimize title
There are word repetitions in the page title.
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is missing.
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.medicare.gov/
There is a valid canonical link specified.
Language
(Somewhat important)
Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en
Server location: Germany
The following language is defined by HTML: en
Alternate/Hreflang Links
(Somewhat important)
The alternate link to the page itself is missing.
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
google-site-verificationjtnyspgTt8MtNgCLyPGvyHztLyv2dsxLRgBXSw5Jui8
GeneratorDrupal 8 (https://www.drupal.org)
MobileOptimizedwidth
HandheldFriendlytrue
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
langen
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Words from the H1 heading are not used in the page content.
There are only 456 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
The average number of words per sentence of 9.28 words is low.
25.2% 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.
5 paragraphs were found on this page.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 7 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 9 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
1 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
/sites/default/files/beneimage.pngNo alt attribute provided
/sites/default/files/shopping-bag.pngShopping bagshopping-bag
/sites/default/files/get-started-icon_0.pngget-startedget-started
/sites/default/files/findcare.pngFind careFind care
/sites/default/files/calendar-check_0.pngcalendar checkcalendar check
...are_base/images/medicare-footer-logo.pngMedicare.gov Logo
...medicare_base/images/hhs-footer-logo.pngHHS.gov U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Logo
Video URLWidthHeight
...bed/VXhtXKK-mn8?autoplay=0&start=0&rel=0854480

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare
Too many H1 headings
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare
H1 Medicare.gov Privacy Settings
H2 Get key Medicare information fast
H2 Find plans
H2 Get started
H2 Find care providers
H2 Want a new plan now?
H2 Resources
H2 What's new
H2 Medicare & You: Original Medicare appeals
H2 Footer
H2 Main navigation
H2 Take Action
H2 Helpful Links
H2 CMS & HHS Websites
H2 Get Involved with Us
H2 Your Privacy Options
H3 Blogs
H3 News
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 number of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
There are 21 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.medicare.gov/Anchor Skip to main content
/forms-help-resources/go-paper...Go Paperless
/account/login/Log in/Create Account
/medicare-coronavirusLearn More
/plan-compare/?Anchor Find plans
/sign-up-change-plans/get-star...Get started
/care-compare/Find care providers
/sign-up-change-plans/when-can...Want a new plan now?
https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/m...New window External Apply for Medicareopens in new window
/your-medicare-costs/medicare-...Get Medicare costs
A-TITLE Medicare costs at a glance
/Contacts/Find local help
/forms-help-resources/your-med...Medicare card issues
/forms-help-resources/mail-you...Mail you get about Medicare
https://www.medicare.gov/blogBlogs
https://www.cms.gov/NewsroomExternal News
https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/p...External Medicare has faster access to new medical technology
https://www.medicare.gov/IMG-ALT Medicare.gov Logo
http://www.hhs.gov/External IMG-ALT HHS.gov U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Logo
https://www.medicare.gov/Anchor Show — Main navigation
https://www.medicare.gov/Anchor Hide — Main navigation
/blog/medicare-advantage-open-...Don’t wait: Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment ends March 31
/pub/medicare-podcastsMedicare podcasts
A-TITLE metaLinkRemove
/pub/popular-medicare-publicat...Popular Medicare publications
A-TITLE metaLinkRemove
/pub/ebookseBooks
A-TITLE metaLinkRemove
/privacy-policyPrivacy policy
A-TITLE metaLinkRemove
/whats-a-home-health-care-planWhat’s a home health care plan?
A-TITLE metaLinkRemove
/sign-up-change-plansSign Up / Change Plans
A-TITLE Sign Up/Change Plans
https://www.medicare.gov/about-usAbout Us
A-TITLE metaLinkRemove
/your-medicare-costsYour Medicare Costs
A-TITLE Your Medicare Costs
/what-medicare-coversWhat Medicare Covers
A-TITLE What Medicare Covers
/drug-coverage-part-dDrug Coverage (Part D)
A-TITLE Drug coverage (Part D)
/supplements-other-insuranceSupplements & Other Insurance
A-TITLE Supplements & Other Insurance
/claims-appealsClaims & Appeals
A-TITLE Claims & Appeals
/manage-your-healthManage Your Health
A-TITLE Manage Your Health
/forms-help-resourcesForms, Help, & Resources
A-TITLE Forms, Help & Resources
https://www.medicare.gov/Anchor Show — Take Action
https://www.medicare.gov/Anchor Hide — Take Action
/plan-compare/Find health & drug plans
A-TITLE Find health & drug plans
/supplierdirectory/search.htmlWhere can I get covered medical items?
A-TITLE Where can I get covered medical items?
/forms-help-resources/medicare...Get Medicare forms
A-TITLE Get Medicare forms
/Publications/Publications
A-TITLE Publications
/about-us/information-in-other...Information in other languages
A-TITLE Information in other languages
/talk-to-someoneTalk to someone
A-TITLE Talk to someone
https://www.medicare.gov/Anchor Show — Helpful Links
https://www.medicare.gov/Anchor Hide — Helpful Links
https://www.medicare.gov/sitemapSite Map
A-TITLE Site Map
https://www.medicare.gov/about-usAbout Medicare
A-TITLE About Medicare
/glossary/aMedicare Glossary
A-TITLE Medicare Glossary
https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/...External Site policies & important links
A-TITLE Site policies & important links
/privacy-policyText duplicate Privacy policy
A-TITLE Privacy policy
https://www.medicare.gov/Anchor Privacy settings
A-TITLE Privacy settings
/about-us/accessibility-nondis...Accessibility / Nondiscrimination
A-TITLE Accessibility / Nondiscrimination
https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/...External FOIA
A-TITLE Freedom of Information Act
https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/...External No Fear Act
A-TITLE No Fear Act
https://www.usa.gov/External USA.gov
A-TITLE USA.gov
https://oig.hhs.gov/External Inspector General
A-TITLE Inspector General
/about-us/plain-writingPlain language
A-TITLE Plain language
https://archive-it.org/collect...External Archive
A-TITLE Archive
https://plan-finder.data.medic...External Subdomain Downloadable databases
A-TITLE Downloadable databases
https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/...External Help with file formats & plug-ins
A-TITLE Help with file formats & plug-ins
https://public.govdelivery.com...External Subdomain Manage your email preferences
https://www.medicare.gov/Anchor Show — CMS & HHS Websites
https://www.medicare.gov/Anchor Hide — CMS & HHS Websites
https://www.healthcare.gov/External HealthCare.gov
A-TITLE HealthCare.gov
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/External InsureKidsNow.gov
A-TITLE InsureKidsNow.gov
https://medicaid.gov/External Medicaid.gov
A-TITLE Medicaid.gov
https://www.cms.gov/External CMS.gov
A-TITLE CMS.gov
https://www.hhs.gov/External HHS.gov
A-TITLE HHS.gov
https://www.medicare.gov/Anchor Show — Get Involved with Us
https://www.medicare.gov/Anchor Hide — Get Involved with Us
http://www.twitter.com/Medicar...External Twitter
A-TITLE Twitter
http://www.youtube.com/user/CM...External Youtube
A-TITLE YouTube
https://facebook.com/medicareExternal Facebook
A-TITLE Facebook
/privacy-policyprivacy notice
A-TITLE Privacy policy

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.medicare.gov/"
HTTP header
(Important)
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.46 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 4 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 7 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (61 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
set-cookie137 Characters
set-cookie103 Characters
set-cookie108 Characters
x-drupal-dynamic-cacheMISS
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
strict-transport-securitymax-age=31536000
varyAccept-Encoding
x-age45
x-cache-hits6
x-ah-environmentprod
x-request-idv-28322448-b1bd-11eb-b58c-b74b68c6dd36
x-generatorDrupal 8 (https://www.drupal.org)
etag"1620671154"
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
x-content-type-optionsnosniff
content-languageen
x-ua-compatibleIE=edge
link<https://www.medicare.gov/index>; rel="revision"
link<https://www.medicare.gov/index>; rel="alternate"; hreflang="en"
link<https://www.medicare.gov/>; rel="canonical", <https://www.medicare.gov/>; rel="shortlink"
x-akamai-transformed9 62444 0 pmb=mTOE,1
content-encodinggzip
dateMon, 10 May 2021 18:59:15 GMT
content-length18298
connectionkeep-alive
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This website is not listed on the Shallalist.
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 55,523 referring domains.
This page has 7,848,329 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 30,318 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.

Robots.txt

#
# 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:
# Used:    http://example.com/robots.txt
# Ignored: http://example.com/site/robots.txt
#
# For more information about the robots.txt standard, see:
# http://www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html

User-agent: *
# CSS, JS, Images
Allow: /core/*.css$
Allow: /core/*.css?
Allow: /core/*.js$
Allow: /core/*.js?
Allow: /core/*.gif
Allow: /core/*.jpg
Allow: /core/*.jpeg
Allow: /core/*.png
Allow: /core/*.svg
Allow: /profiles/*.css$
Allow: /profiles/*.css?
Allow: /profiles/*.js$
Allow: /profiles/*.js?
Allow: /profiles/*.gif
Allow: /profiles/*.jpg
Allow: /profiles/*.jpeg
Allow: /profiles/*.png
Allow: /profiles/*.svg
# Directories
Disallow: /core/
Disallow: /profiles/
# Files
Disallow: /README.txt
Disallow: /web.config
# Paths (clean URLs)
Disallow: /admin/
Disallow: /comment/reply/
Disallow: /filter/tips
Disallow: /node/add/
Disallow: /node/
Disallow: /es/node/
Disallow: /app-static-content/
Disallow: /search/
Disallow: /medicare-search/
Disallow: /user/register/
Disallow: /user/password/
Disallow: /user/login/
Disallow: /user/logout/
# Paths (no clean URLs)
Disallow: /index.php/admin/
Disallow: /index.php/comment/reply/
Disallow: /index.php/filter/tips
Disallow: /index.php/node/add/
Disallow: /index.php/node/
Disallow: /index.php/es/node/
Disallow: /index.php/app-static-content/
Disallow: /index.php/search/
Disallow: /index.php/medicare-search/
Disallow: /index.php/user/password/
Disallow: /index.php/user/register/
Disallow: /index.php/user/login/
Disallow: /index.php/user/logout/

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
82,298

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

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Medicare81%Check
gov79%Check
gov health care69%Check
site66%Check
government site66%Check
Get Medicare65%Check
official62%Check
government61%Check
Medicare Advantage59%Check
Medicare costs59%Check

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