Mtsu.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
77% 
Page quality
80% 
Page structure
65% 
Link structure
55% 
Server
0% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.92 s
File size
65.70 kB
Words
899
Media files
30
Number of links
62 internal / 58 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Middle Tennessee State University | Middle Tennessee State University
There are word repetitions in the page title.
The length of the page title is perfect. (567 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is empty.
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
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.
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)
No favicon is linked in the HTML code.

Meta tags

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descriptionEmpty
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langen
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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
The average number of words per sentence of 9.47 words is low.
This page contains 899 words. That's ok.
24% 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.
22 paragraphs were found on this page.
The text content is perfect.
There are no duplicates on the site.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website loads 18 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 18 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.
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
/_resources/root_images/mt-logo-mtsu.svgMTSU Logo
...es/root_images/explore-youtube-still.jpgStill photo from a video about MTSU
...9/01/Miller-meets-Kanagie100-300x200.jpgMTSU military-connected students can lunch with FBI Feb. 27
...-Blue-Give-Final-graphic-web-300x180.jpgMTSU True Blue Give 2020 smashes goal with $450K-plus raised in three days
...MTSU-Unity-Luncheon-group100-300x187.jpgMTSU, community recognize 2020 Unity Luncheon unsung heroes [+VIDEO]
...02/Tian-Symphony-spr20-promo-300x200.jpg‘Clouds and Blossoms’ make sweet sounds Feb. 29 with MTSU Symphony, visiting scholar
...cf325ffa8178a1c912bd4e2b6a88&oe=5E8096C0@mt_menstennis is ranked no. 27 in the country bas...
...02f949f3460b49ccce90931644c9&oe=5E8ACFBBWhere did that come from today?! Regardless, it wa...
...ad62f0f55c138805208f6856529d&oe=5E8AE146President McPhee and university administrators cel...
...52e39907d67dd34c1e008432b1a5&oe=5E7A6026Calling all @mtalumni! It's time to CONNECT with s...
...b2dc18a1f696ecd1053cd6204fce&oe=5E8ACF47MTSU announces a new bachelor’s degree in Data S...
...c8e515dd52afc87870a0907eb2b6&oe=5E7A8119Don’t miss @mtsutheatreanddance’s latest produ...
...efafb8812ff1b0d5c835569a327f&oe=5E7A7130What an amazingly beautiful day to start off the w...
...dceab23008e1664de79a1c13db6c&oe=5E79F344Congratulations to former head coach and athletic ...
...2e03d9ccaf0de89643f4f867d2e8&oe=5E836E4DHello, sunshine. #trueBLUE #mtsucampus #murfreesbo...
...e8159ed79dc55dbc79719d85c0a0&oe=5E787D45Happy Valentine's Day! Go spread the #trueblue lov...
...f869808819f66a7e5b4da20b6a32&oe=5EECBFB4IT'S TIME, FOLKS! Support MTSU and future generati...
...2202494aa3da39932cf30d90e915&oe=5EFA92C8Thanks to all our blood donors who supported yeste...
...a80ddaef56c5ddf58bd8804e3bc9&oe=5EC5CB53From tonight's halftime show where President McPhe...
...1d17598b4bf64f4e2bbbc2270665&oe=5EFD862CWe'll take a #snowday over flash floods any day!! ...
...90bdee9fd9fd0ba686e5fb290b67&oe=5EF5B8DEThank you, True Blue Pioneers for sharing your sto...
...3ce1571b064c498076a4e62f19c5&oe=5ECCD056Who needs a little extra luck today? #trueBLUE #mt...
...eba3cba06908696565a64f95415c&oe=5EFA1C8CDid you know MTSU’s track team was the first int...
...a9013213a5caa5fe3bd6fb5cd1c4&oe=5EBFB125Congratulations to @itslilmooney and the @chiefs o...
...3b9c193ecf08e1315b96297c232f&oe=5EDFFC3AFeels like the first time we've seen sunshine in a...
...cb6740da71918aced28ee9f59812&oe=5EC93019"Stay hungry, and you can make anything happen for...
/_resources/root_images/mtsu-logo-white.pngMiddle Tennessee State University
...sources/root_images/tn-ecampus-white.pngTN eCampus
/_resources/root_images/pathway-white.pngTennessee Transfer Pathway
/_resources/root_images/true-blue-white.pngTrue Blue

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
EXPLORE MTSU
Too many H1 headings
The H1 heading is too short (12 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 EXPLORE MTSU
H1 University 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 amount of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
There are too many external links (58) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.mtsu.edu/Anchor Skip to Main Content
https://pipeline.mtsu.edu/New window External Subdomain PipelineMT
http://www.goblueraiders.com/New window External Athletics
https://www.mtsu.edu/atoz.phpA-Z
https://www.mtsu.edu/contact.phpDirectory
https://www.mtsu.edu/email/MTSU Email
https://www.mtsu.edu/IMG-ALT MTSU Logo
/about/index.phpAbout MTSU
/programs/index.phpAcademic Programs
/maps/index.phpCampus Map and Directions
https://mtsunews.com/New window External News About MTSU
/president/index.phpPresident's Post
https://www.mtsu.edu/centers/Research Centers
/schedule-a-visit/index.phpSchedule a Visit
/programs/index.phpText duplicate Academic Programs
/adcp/index.phpAdult Degree Completion Program
/ucat/index.phpCourse Catalogs
https://ssb.mtsu.edu/pls/PROD/...New window External Subdomain Course Schedule and Dates
/graduate/index.phpGraduate Study
/intered/index.phpInternational Education
https://www.mtsu.edu/arotc1/Military Science
/online/index.phpMTSU Online
/trueblue/index.phpBeing True Blue
http://www.goblueraiders.com/New window External Blue Raider Athletics
/involve/index.phpGreek Life and Student Organizations
http://www.mtalumni.com/External MTSU Alumni
/mtunions/index.phpStudent Union Building
/campuslife.phpThings to Do in Murfreesboro and Nearby
/military/index.phpVeterans and Military Family Center
/applynow/index.phpApply Now
/how-to-apply/already-admitted...Already Applied? What's Next?
https://www.mtsu.edu/dates.phpImportant Dates and Deadlines
/living-on-campus/index.phpLiving on Campus
/how-to-apply/index.phpUndergraduate Admission Information
/graduate/apply.phpGraduate Admission Information
/financial-aid/Pay for Your Education
https://www.mtsu.edu/one-stop/Visit the MT One Stop
/alert4u/index.phpAlert4U
/boardoftrustees/Board of Trustees
https://www.mtsu.edu/calendar/Calendar of Events
https://www.mtsu.edu/maps/Campus Maps
/alert4u/index.phpCampus Safety
https://www.mtsu.edu/contact.phpContact Us
https://elearn.mtsu.edu/d2l/lp...New window External Subdomain D2L
https://www.mtsu.edu/faqs.phpFAQs
/development/foundation.phpGive 2 MTSU
https://www.mtsu.edu/information/Important Disclosure Information
https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/External Subdomain Jobs at MTSU
http://library.mtsu.edu/New window External Subdomain Library
http://www.mtalumni.com/s/1092...New window External Text duplicate MTSU Alumni
https://www.mtsu.edu/one-stop/MT One Stop
https://mtsunews.com/New window External MTSUNews.com
https://secure.touchnet.com/C2...New window External Subdomain Parent/Guardian Payment
https://www.mtsu.edu/changepwPasswords
/policies/general/121.phpPrivacy Policy
/centers/index.phpText duplicate Research Centers
/resources/index.phpResources
https://mtsu.campus.eab.com/New window External Subdomain Schedule an Advising Appointment
https://www.mtsu.edu/scorecard/New window Scorecard
http://www.tntransferpathway.org/New window External Tennessee Transfer
/police/index.phpUniversity Police
/schedule-a-visit/special-even...New window Learn More
https://mtsunews.com/mtsu-prin...New window External Text duplicate Learn More
/campuslife.phpNew window Explore MTSU
https://mtsu.edu/ready-to-work/New window Text duplicate Learn More
https://mtsu.edu/military/New window Text duplicate Learn More
/programs/information-systems/New window Text duplicate Learn More
/financial-aid/scholarships/re...New window Text duplicate Learn More
/programs/professional-counsel...New window Explore Program
/adcp/?utm_source=MTSU Homepag...New window Explore MTSU Online
/programs/?utm_source=Homepage...300+ Academic Programs
/how-to-apply/?utm_source=Home...APPLY Become True Blue
/financial-aid/index.php?utm_s...20M Annual Scholarships
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...External IMG-ALT Still photo from a video about MTSU
http://mtsunews.com/New window External University News
https://mtsunews.com/military-...New window External IMG-ALT MTSU military-connected students can lunch with FBI Feb. 27
https://mtsunews.com/military-...New window External Text duplicate MTSU military-connected students can lunch with FBI Feb. 27
https://mtsunews.com/military-...New window External Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://mtsunews.com/true-blue...New window External IMG-ALT MTSU True Blue Give 2020 smashes goal with $450K-plus raised in three days
https://mtsunews.com/true-blue...New window External Text duplicate MTSU True Blue Give 2020 smashes goal with $450K-plus raised in three days
https://mtsunews.com/true-blue...New window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://mtsunews.com/unity-lun...New window External IMG-ALT MTSU, community recognize 2020 Unity Luncheon unsung heroes [+VIDEO]
https://mtsunews.com/unity-lun...New window External Text duplicate MTSU, community recognize 2020 Unity Luncheon unsung heroes [+VIDEO]
https://mtsunews.com/unity-lun...New window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://mtsunews.com/clouds-an...New window External IMG-ALT ‘Clouds and Blossoms’ make sweet sounds Feb. 29 with MTSU Symphony, visiting scholar
https://mtsunews.com/clouds-an...New window External ‘Clouds and Blossoms' make sweet sounds Feb. 29 with MTSU Symphony, visiting scholar
https://mtsunews.com/clouds-an...New window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://twitter.com/PresidentM...External Tweets by PresidentMcPhee
https://instagram.com/p/B81YPt...New window External 6 hours ago @mt_menstennis is ranked no. 27 in the country based on the @ita_tennis first computerized rankings for 2020! #mtsutennis #bluerai... 221 2
IMG-ALT @mt_menstennis is ranked no. 27 in the country bas...
https://instagram.com/p/B8zonW...New window External 23 hours ago Where did that come from today?! Regardless, it was beautiful! Be careful on the roads tonight and in the morning. #mtsucampus #c... 1571 3
IMG-ALT Where did that come from today?! Regardless, it wa...
https://instagram.com/p/B8zb3x...New window External 1 day ago President McPhee and university administrators celebrated incoming students for the Fall 2020 semester that received MTSU guarante... 520 10
IMG-ALT President McPhee and university administrators cel...
https://instagram.com/p/B8w4vy...New window External 2 days ago Calling all @mtalumni! It's time to CONNECT with students by becoming a mentor through the new "MTSU Connect" app. Assistant direc... 239 1
IMG-ALT Calling all @mtalumni! It's time to CONNECT with s...
https://instagram.com/p/B8uH7Y...New window External 3 days ago MTSU announces a new bachelor's degree in Data Science will be offered in the fall, as well as a Data Science graduate certifica... 609 4
IMG-ALT MTSU announces a new bachelor’s degree in Data S...
https://instagram.com/p/B8tsvg...New window External 3 days ago Don't miss @mtsutheatreanddance's latest production! “Six Degrees of Separation” opens Thursday at Tucker Theatre and runs... 339 1
IMG-ALT Don’t miss @mtsutheatreanddance’s latest produ...
https://instagram.com/p/B8ryN8...New window External 4 days ago What an amazingly beautiful day to start off the week! #MTSUcampus #tennesseeweather #collegecampus #sunshine #trueBLUE #spring #m... 578 0
IMG-ALT What an amazingly beautiful day to start off the w...
https://instagram.com/p/B8ms_V...New window External 5 days ago Congratulations to former head coach and athletic director Jimmy Earle on the renaming of the Monte Hall/Jimmy Earle Arena in Murp... 440 3
IMG-ALT Congratulations to former head coach and athletic ...
https://instagram.com/p/B8j_XT...New window External 7 days ago Hello, sunshine. #trueBLUE #mtsucampus #murfreesboro #campusphotos... 610 0
IMG-ALT Hello, sunshine. #trueBLUE #mtsucampus #murfreesbo...
https://instagram.com/p/B8j5pd...New window External 7 days ago Happy Valentine's Day! Go spread the #trueblue love all day long. Here is the group of faculty and students that participated in l... 549 2
IMG-ALT Happy Valentine's Day! Go spread the #trueblue lov...
https://instagram.com/p/B8euzK...New window External Feb 12 IT'S TIME, FOLKS! Support MTSU and future generations of Blue Raiders by donating to the annual #TrueBlueGive now through Friday. ... 125 0
IMG-ALT IT'S TIME, FOLKS! Support MTSU and future generati...
https://instagram.com/p/B8cHjv...New window External Feb 11 Thanks to all our blood donors who supported yesterday's Valentine's Blood Drive! #trueBLUE #MTSU #blooddrive #mtsucampus #bleedbl... 220 0
IMG-ALT Thanks to all our blood donors who supported yeste...
https://instagram.com/p/B8VZB7...New window External Feb 08 From tonight's halftime show where President McPhee awarded local Rutherford County Schools students with scholarships. Get your ... 367 2
IMG-ALT From tonight's halftime show where President McPhe...
https://instagram.com/p/B8RRAp...New window External Feb 07 We'll take a #snowday over flash floods any day!! Tag us in your pics and stories today for a chance to be featured. 📷 J. Intin... 1515 19
IMG-ALT We'll take a #snowday over flash floods any day!! ...
https://instagram.com/p/B8PanY...New window External Feb 06 Thank you, True Blue Pioneers for sharing your stories. #BlackHistoryMonth... 292 0
IMG-ALT Thank you, True Blue Pioneers for sharing your sto...
https://instagram.com/p/B8KLRp...New window External Feb 04 Who needs a little extra luck today? #trueBLUE #mtsucampus #murfreesboro #campusphotos... 1010 4
IMG-ALT Who needs a little extra luck today? #trueBLUE #mt...
https://instagram.com/p/B8J1de...New window External Feb 04 Did you know MTSU's track team was the first integrated sport on campus? Robert Mallard was the University's first African Ame... 512 4
IMG-ALT Did you know MTSU’s track team was the first int...
https://instagram.com/p/B8HOKu...New window External Feb 03 Congratulations to @itslilmooney and the @chiefs on their #superbowlliv victory! Always remain #trueBLUE. . . #MTSU #MTSUalumni #B... 574 1
IMG-ALT Congratulations to @itslilmooney and the @chiefs o...
https://instagram.com/p/B71bFS...New window External Jan 27 Feels like the first time we've seen sunshine in a week or two! #mtsucampus #campusphotos #murfreesboro #trueBLUE #lovemycampus #s... 453 2
IMG-ALT Feels like the first time we've seen sunshine in a...
https://instagram.com/p/B7wY55...New window External Jan 25 "Stay hungry, and you can make anything happen for you." On Day 3 of MTSU's College of Media and Entertainment's Grammy trip, stud... 317 1
IMG-ALT "Stay hungry, and you can make anything happen for...
https://www.mtsu.edu/IMG-ALT Middle Tennessee State University
http://www.tnecampus.org/New window External IMG-ALT TN eCampus
http://www.tntransferpathway.org/New window External IMG-ALT Tennessee Transfer Pathway
https://www.facebook.com/mtsub...New window External Facebook
https://twitter.com/MTSUNewsNew window External Twitter
http://www.youtube.com/user/mt...New window External YouTube
https://instagram.com/mtsu/New window External Instagram
https://www.linkedin.com/schoo...New window External LinkedIn
/trueblue/index.phpIMG-ALT True Blue
/policies/governance-and-compl...Nondiscrimination Policy
https://www.mtsu.edu/terms.phpTerms
https://a.cms.omniupdate.com/1...External Last Updated: Feb 17, 2020

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.mtsu.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The used PHP version is outdated and may be a security risk.
The used PHP version is outdated and may be a security risk.
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
The X-powered header is sent within the response header. (unnecessary)
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.92 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 17 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 18 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (66 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateFri, 21 Feb 2020 22:21:05 GMT
serverApache/2.4.6 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) OpenSSL/1.0.2k-fips PHP/5.4.16
x-powered-byPHP/5.4.16
set-cookie58 Characters
set-cookie126 Characters
expiresThu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
cache-controlno-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0
pragmano-cache
access-control-allow-origin*
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
strict-transport-securitymax-age=0
content-encodinggzip
transfer-encodingchunked
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Education/schools. This classification is fine.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 12,852 referring domains.
This website has 3,134,808 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 9,715 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: /*.shtml
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /faculty_include/
Disallow: /jour/
Disallow: /gschool/
Disallow: /_*
Disallow: /*/includes
Disallow: /*/docs
Disallow: /*/images

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
2,788

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

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
MTSU58%Check
Explore MTSU50%Check
Explore42%Check
University42%Check
MTSU Symphony42%Check
MTSU Online39%Check
Middle Tennessee State University38%Check
Tennessee State University38%Check
Middle Tennessee37%Check
MT One Stop33%Check

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