Michigan.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
0.05 s
File size
46.40 kB
Media files
Number of links
56 internal / 9 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

  • Try to reduce the number of used CSS files.Very important!
  • Try to reduce the number of used JavaScript files.Very important!
  • Add a favicon markup to the HTML code.Hint!

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
SOM - State of Michigan
The page title is too short. (197 pixels of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
State of Michigan - State of Michigan
The length of the meta description is perfect. (220 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
The specified canonical link points to a different page.
(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)
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 character encoding is not specified in the HTTP header.
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)
No favicon is linked in the HTML code.

Meta tags

viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1
DESCRIPTIONState of Michigan - State of Michigan
KEYWORDSState of Michigan
Content-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8

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Page quality

(Critically important)
There are only 438 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
20.8% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
9 paragraphs were found on this page.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 16.57 words is good.
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website loads 24 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1" 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)
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.
(Somewhat important)
No ads were found on this page.
(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
.../som/final_logo_migov_white_526452_7.pngState of Michigan
/images/som/mobileSOM_346956_7_398113_7.pngSOM - State of Michigan
/images/som/Fix_the_Soo_Locks_624878_7.JPGImage of a ship traveling through the Soo Locks.Image of a ship traveling through the Soo Locks.
..._representing_employment-01_628553_7.pngIcon representing talent
...s/som/iStock_000051682054v2_525028_7.jpgJob Seeker - female applicant shaking hands with new managerJob Seeker - female applicant shaking hands with new manager
/images/som/kayak1_519803_7.jpgKayakers on the shore at sunset.Kayakers on the shore at sunset.
/images/som/puremichiganlogo_596390_7.pngPure Michigan
...itmer/Gov_Page_-_GovWhitmer_641584_7.jpgGovernor Gretchen WhitmerGovernor Gretchen Whitmer
...ges/som/MIGOV_Assets_MIPage_598677_7.pngMiPage - Making Michigan MobileMiPage - Making Michigan Mobile
...ge_Home_iPhone_598676_7-web_657298_7.pngmobile device displaying MiPage application screens
/images/mipage/iconAppMiDrive_444986_7.pngMiDrive iconMiDrive icon
.../iconAppBranchOfficeLocator_470399_7.pngBranch Office Locator iconBranch Office Locator icon
...page/iconAppMyHealthButton2_470420_7.pngMyHealthButton iconMyHealthButton icon
.../som/final_logo_migov_white_526452_7.pngState of Michigan

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
State of Michigan
The H1 heading is too short (17 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 State of Michigan
H2 BOW 2016 Tabs
H2 Featured Links
H2 Online Services
H2 Find a Job
H2 Featured Job Postings
H2 Map and Plan
H2 The Governor
H2 Governor's photo
H2 Governor Gretchen Whitmer
H2 Mobile Michigan
H2 MiPage
H2 Animated Image
H2 links
H2 Michigan.gov logo
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
1 links don't have an anchor text.
The amount of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
All internal links don't have dynamic parameters.
There are 9 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.michigan.gov/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.michigan.gov/Anchor MENU
https://www.michigan.gov/somIMG-ALT State of Michigan
https://www.michigan.gov/somNo Text
https://www.michigan.gov/Anchor No Text
/departmentsState Departments
A-TITLE State Departments
https://www.michigan.gov/servicesOnline Services
A-TITLE Online Services
/socialmediaSocial Media
A-TITLE Social Media
https://www.michigan.gov/somhelpHelp Center
A-TITLE Help Center
/departmentsText duplicate State Departments
A-TITLE State Departments
https://www.michigan.gov/servicesText duplicate Online Services
A-TITLE Online Services
/socialmediaText duplicate Social Media
A-TITLE Social Media
https://www.michigan.gov/somhelpText duplicate Help Center
A-TITLE Help Center
https://www.michigan.gov/Anchor Search
A-TITLE Search Mi.gov
https://www.michigan.gov/som/IMG-ALT SOM - State of Michigan
https://www.michigan.gov/Anchor No Text
/s.editLinkEdit Category: {{s.name}}
A-TITLE Edit Category: {{s.name}}
/{{i.editLink}}Edit Content item: {{i.title}}
A-TITLE Edit Category: {{i.title}}
/{{c.editLink}}{{blank}} Edit {{c.title}} - content item
A-TITLE Edit {{c.title}} - content item
/{{c.url}}A-TITLE {{c.title}}
/{{c.url}}{{nada}} {{c.title}} {{c.title}}
IMG-ALT Click to goto {{c.title}}
A-TITLE {{c.title}}
/fixthesoolocks/IMG-ALT Image of a ship traveling through the Soo Locks.
/fixthesoolocks/FIX THE SOO LOCKS
A-TITLE The Soo Locks are of critical importance to the whole North American economy and are in desperate need of repair.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...New window External Invasive Species Video: Know the basics of keeping invaders out
A-TITLE Invasive Species Video: Know the basics of keeping invaders out
http://www.michiganveterans.com/External Veteran Benefits & Resources
A-TITLE Veteran Benefits & Resources
/flaghonorsHalf-staff Flag Alerts
A-TITLE Half-staff Flag Alerts
/som/0,4669,7-192-29929---A,00...State Web Site Index
A-TITLE State Web Site Index
http://www.michiganbusiness.org/New window External Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
A-TITLE Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
/taxes/0,4676,7-238-43513_7546...Where's My Income Tax Refund?
A-TITLE Where's My Income Tax Refund?
/statelicensesearchState License Search
A-TITLE State License Search
http://www.mitalent.org/New window External Business Jobs and Workforce
A-TITLE Pure Michigan Talent Connect... Find jobs! Post jobs!
/treasury/0,4679,7-121-44435--...Unclaimed Property Search
A-TITLE Find unclaimed money or property that may be yours!
/som/0,4669,7-192-29929---,00....All Services
https://jobs.mitalent.org/mita...External Subdomain MiTalent.org Featured Jobs
A-TITLE MiTalent.org Featured Jobs
http://www.michigan.org/New window External IMG-ALT Kayakers on the shore at sunset.
http://www.michigan.org/New window External IMG-ALT Pure Michigan
A-TITLE Plan your trip - including events, deals & packages, road trips, featured destinations and more - at michigan.org.
/som/0,4669,7-192-75791-450977...Leelanau State Park - Haunted Lighthouse
A-TITLE Join us for a spooky tour through the main floor of the lighthouse keeper's quarters! Oct. 21-27 from noon to 4 p.m.
/som/0,4669,7-192-75791-509516...Outdoor Adventure Center - Compass Skills
A-TITLE Join us for a fun and informative program focused on learning how to use a baseplate compass.
/som/0,4669,7-192-75791-505028...Michigan History Museum - Great Lakes Plein Air Painters Association "Paint the Parks" Art Exhibition
A-TITLE Sale of each painting benefits historic interpretation at state parks. Lansing.
/som/0,4669,7-192-48489---,00....More Events
https://www.michigan.gov/whitmerIMG-ALT Governor Gretchen Whitmer
/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90498_90...FULL BIO
https://www.michigan.gov/mipageIMG-ALT MiPage - Making Michigan Mobile
A-TITLE MiPage is a free application that serves as your real-time link to all things Michigan. Tell us your favorite places in Michigan and we'll give you the lates...
https://www.michigan.gov/mipageLearn More >
https://www.michigan.gov/midriveIMG-ALT MiDrive icon
A-TITLE A traffic, construction, and lane closure information resource center for driving Michigan roads.
https://services2.sos.state.mi...External IMG-ALT Branch Office Locator icon
https://services2.sos.state.mi...External Branch Office Locator
A-TITLE The Secretary of State Branch Office Locator will help you find office locations, fax numbers, service hours and more.
/som/0,4669,7-192-76803-354784...IMG-ALT MyHealthButton icon
/som/0,4669,7-192-76803-354784...myHealth Button
A-TITLE The mobile myHealthButton application is a one stop shop for your Michigan Medicaid, Children's Special Health Care Services and MIChild coverage information.
https://www.michigan.gov/somIMG-ALT Michigan.gov
/som/0,4669,7-192-39925---,00....Foreign Languages
/disabilityresourcesDisability Resources
https://www.michigan.gov/Michigan.gov Home
/minewswireMichigan News
https://www.michigan.gov/somText duplicate IMG-ALT State of Michigan

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.michigan.gov/"
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)
This website loads 5 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 24 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.05 seconds.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (46 kB).

HTTP Response Header

cache-controlpublic, max-age=1969
dateTue, 29 Oct 2019 11:51:49 GMT

External factors

(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 55,629 referring domains.
This website has 20,865,057 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 33,281 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 for https://www.michigan.gov
# SOM - WEX IBM Watson Explorer: VSE/1.0 (thompsonj@michigan.gov)
User-agent: VSE
Allow: /emichigan
Disallow: /rss/
Disallow: /podcast/
Crawl-delay: 5

# Yahoo!
User-agent: Slurp 
Disallow: /emichigan/
Disallow: /minewswire/
Disallow: /rss/
Disallow: /podcast/
Crawl-delay: 5

User-agent: msnbot
Disallow: /emichigan/
Disallow: /minewswire/
Disallow: /rss/
Disallow: /podcast/
Crawl-delay: 1

# BingBot
User-agent: bingbot
Disallow: /emichigan/
Disallow: /minewswire/
Disallow: /rss/
Disallow: /podcast/
Crawl-delay: 1

# 80legs Crawler
User-agent: 008
Disallow: /

# Yandex
User-agent: Yandex
disallow: /

# discoveryengine.com
User-agent: discobot
Disallow: / 

# Ahrefs.com
user-agent: AhrefsBot
disallow: / 

# kalooga.com
User-agent: kalooga 
Disallow: /

# blekko.com
User-agent: Blekkobot
Disallow: / 

# changedetection.com
User-agent: ChangeDetection
Disallow: /

# paper.li
User-agent: PaperLiBot
Disallow: /

# Google
User-agent: Googlebot
Disallow: /emichigan/
Disallow: /minewswire/
Disallow: /rss/
Disallow: /podcast/
Crawl-delay: 5

User-agent: *
Disallow: /emichigan/
Disallow: /minewswire/
Disallow: /rss/
Disallow: /podcast/
Crawl-delay: 5

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments

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

Search preview

SOM - State of Michigan
State of Michigan - State of Michigan

Most important keywords

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

Michigan State84%Check
Lansing Michigan48%Check
State Department45%Check
State Parks45%Check
State Park45%Check

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