Mtsu.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
77% 
Page quality
80% 
Page structure
65% 
Link structure
48% 
Server
0% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.88 s
File size
69.20 kB
Words
925
Media files
30
Number of links
66 internal / 59 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Middle Tennessee State University | Middle Tennessee State University
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 empty.
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.mtsu.edu/
There is a valid canonical link 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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robotsall
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
keywordsEmpty
descriptionEmpty
gecko_domain_verification22VD002rpvxfkh00gqp0wf4vo4
langen
twitter:cardsummary
og:titleEmpty
og:urlhttps://www.mtsu.edu/index.php
og:descriptionEmpty
og:typewebsite
X-UA-CompatibleIE=Edge
charsetUTF-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 925 words. That's ok.
26.8% 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.
17 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.
The average number of words per sentence of 11.08 words is good.
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 19 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
...0/05/Doyle-Kinks-OTR-graphic-300x203.jpg‘MTSU On the Record’ irons out ‘Kinks’ of British rock band’s image
.../05/MTSU-stock-horse-team100-300x200.jpgOutstanding MTSU equestrian season cut short by coronavirus
...Military-Memorial-flowers-72-300x300.jpgMTSU closes May 25 for Memorial Day; remote learning classes resume May 26
...2020/05/Graduation-Box-2-web-300x200.jpgMTSU readies special True Blue Graduation Box to ship to spring graduates
...48b25008f1d21fc1525947a09aa7&oe=5EF94593Ella Morin was recently awarded the Harold Love Sr...
...e6c2a7b90f458522c4650625406c&oe=5EF720E5Graduation boxes (and diplomas!) are coming to you...
...c6ee74794fb7e985f18fcacfcb74&oe=5EF9D18FSpotted on campus…. Stay tuned. #MTSU2020 #trueB...
...7ffa68e443e1ff3c5076a88f7249&oe=5EF90FE8Congratulations Abigail and Jared! The pair tied t...
...12d7b35bcdf0f50a8b5015299d60&oe=5EF9963BIt's a beautiful day out at the #MTSU Farm! #trueB...
...eb91eea1eb4c683b0def1eaacbb4&oe=5EF8625BU.S. Army Lt. Col. Carrick McCarthy administered t...
...c41989635dc48967ce6226a5d9b7&oe=5EF63E9BMTSU, you sure are pretty this time of year. #true...
...4b367cc01af654aa07aeb4cf9231&oe=5EF7740FDear Class of 2020, YOU DID IT!!!! 🎓🤗💙 #M...
...78d2aaf17ee97b198a2865c5020f&oe=5EF704F3Congratulations to all our graduates in the Class ...
...7d2c7ae35b7bf9273ead8851992c&oe=5EFA1694Tomorrow's the big day!! Don't forget - even thoug...
...87c966b815a3d3c40051c805d120&oe=5EF99CBC“I had a gut feeling that led me to attending Mi...
...5010a8f20ac936b0b428bbca9286&oe=5EF5112B“Up until this point, I have spent my entire lif...
...c36d5316f78ae2ddcb1ae07eb0c6&oe=5EED6031Submit your MT graduation pics to us at pix@mtsu.e...
...bf32c49fe971b6ad3af1f527ad81&oe=5EEEE8A1...
...1ed427beed49e00a8b8d0c47e9c1&oe=5EEA655EThe Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Militar...
...5ab07f7a47e211b609ca7cd5a992&oe=5EEADF0DDear Campus, Have we mentioned we miss you? 💙 #...
...9dabee5f53eaee6e030f67d7b924&oe=5EE66BE1#trueBLUE...
...acd047b2ee425309bcc0b867c503&oe=5EE384C6Who else misses campus? #trueBLUE...
...54bf865d4f29a5094f5b8d835763&oe=5EE098E4#Repost @mtsuinternational (@get_repost) ・・・...
...e376f086438cd45a7a18eb7f8e42&oe=5EDEEEF9Have you ordered your customized graduation yard s...
/_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 (59) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.mtsu.edu/Anchor Skip to Main Content
http://www.mtsu.edu/coronavirusmtsu.edu/coronavirus
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
/tuition-free/?utm_source=Home...New window Learn More
/virtual-graduation/index.phpNew window Text duplicate Learn More
https://mtsunews.com/new-schol...New window External Text duplicate Learn More
/graduate/gre-waivers.phpNew window Text duplicate Learn More
/coronavirus/archive/post/134/...New window Text duplicate Learn More
/stayoncourse/stories/index.ph...New window Text duplicate Learn More
/campuslife.phpNew window Explore MTSU
https://mtsunews.com/mtsu-prin...New window External Text duplicate Learn More
https://mtsu.edu/ready-to-work/New window Text duplicate Learn More
/financial-aid/scholarships/re...New window Text duplicate Learn More
/programs/data-science/New window Text duplicate Learn More
/programs/audio-production/New window Text duplicate Learn More
https://www.mtsu.edu/studenthelpNew window Click here to help students in need during COVID-19 crisis
/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/doyle-on-...New window External IMG-ALT ‘MTSU On the Record’ irons out ‘Kinks’ of British rock band’s image
https://mtsunews.com/doyle-on-...New window External ‘MTSU On the Record' irons out ‘Kinks' of British rock band's image
https://mtsunews.com/doyle-on-...New window External Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://mtsunews.com/equestria...New window External IMG-ALT Outstanding MTSU equestrian season cut short by coronavirus
https://mtsunews.com/equestria...New window External Text duplicate Outstanding MTSU equestrian season cut short by coronavirus
https://mtsunews.com/equestria...New window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://mtsunews.com/mtsu-clos...New window External IMG-ALT MTSU closes May 25 for Memorial Day; remote learning classes resume May 26
https://mtsunews.com/mtsu-clos...New window External Text duplicate MTSU closes May 25 for Memorial Day; remote learning classes resume May 26
https://mtsunews.com/mtsu-clos...New window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://mtsunews.com/packing-t...New window External IMG-ALT MTSU readies special True Blue Graduation Box to ship to spring graduates
https://mtsunews.com/packing-t...New window External Text duplicate MTSU readies special True Blue Graduation Box to ship to spring graduates
https://mtsunews.com/packing-t...New window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://twitter.com/PresidentM...External Tweets by PresidentMcPhee
https://instagram.com/p/CAp8GL...New window External 1 day ago Ella Morin was recently awarded the Harold Love Sr. Outstanding Community Service Award and MTSU Student Organizations and Service... 577 3
IMG-ALT Ella Morin was recently awarded the Harold Love Sr...
https://instagram.com/p/CAbN5V...New window External 6 days ago Graduation boxes (and diplomas!) are coming to you soon, Class of 2020!! #MTSU2020 #trueBLUE 🎓💙🎓💙🎓... 877 21
IMG-ALT Graduation boxes (and diplomas!) are coming to you...
https://instagram.com/p/CAYqN4...New window External 7 days ago Spotted on campus.... Stay tuned. #MTSU2020 #trueBLUE... 920 21
IMG-ALT Spotted on campus…. Stay tuned. #MTSU2020 #trueB...
https://instagram.com/p/CAV6YH...New window External May 18 Congratulations Abigail and Jared! The pair tied the knot at the horseshoe on Friday. 💙💙💙... 1035 8
IMG-ALT Congratulations Abigail and Jared! The pair tied t...
https://instagram.com/p/CALpqG...New window External May 14 It's a beautiful day out at the #MTSU Farm! #trueBLUE... 1209 5
IMG-ALT It's a beautiful day out at the #MTSU Farm! #trueB...
https://instagram.com/p/CAGmEg...New window External May 12 U.S. Army Lt. Col. Carrick McCarthy administered the final four oaths of office to his graduating senior cadets today. Due to the ... 630 3
IMG-ALT U.S. Army Lt. Col. Carrick McCarthy administered t...
https://instagram.com/p/CAEE_0...New window External May 11 MTSU, you sure are pretty this time of year. #trueBLUE... 1226 10
IMG-ALT MTSU, you sure are pretty this time of year. #true...
https://instagram.com/p/B__Fwy...New window External May 09 Dear Class of 2020, YOU DID IT!!!! 🎓🤗💙 #MTSU2020 #trueBLUE... 796 3
IMG-ALT Dear Class of 2020, YOU DID IT!!!! 🎓🤗💙 #M...
https://instagram.com/p/B_-Ztn...New window External May 09 Congratulations to all our graduates in the Class of 2020! You did it! We cannot express how proud we are of the hard work you put... 2182 20
IMG-ALT Congratulations to all our graduates in the Class ...
https://instagram.com/p/B_8HMD...New window External May 08 Tomorrow's the big day!! Don't forget - even though the in-person commencement ceremony was canceled due to coronavirus precaution... 994 10
IMG-ALT Tomorrow's the big day!! Don't forget - even thoug...
https://instagram.com/p/B_5xq6...New window External May 07 “I had a gut feeling that led me to attending Middle Tennessee State University. ...It is an underdog school that continuously d... 299 2
IMG-ALT “I had a gut feeling that led me to attending Mi...
https://instagram.com/p/B_21ow...New window External May 06 “Up until this point, I have spent my entire life in school searching for what makes me happy. MTSU helped me find that in what ... 525 2
IMG-ALT “Up until this point, I have spent my entire lif...
https://instagram.com/p/B_0Y8Z...New window External May 05 Submit your MT graduation pics to us at pix@mtsu.edu or tag us for a chance to be featured in our stories! 📷 Shelby Fannin Phot... 774 6
IMG-ALT Submit your MT graduation pics to us at pix@mtsu.e...
https://instagram.com/p/B_pb7L...New window External May 01 Wishing all of you the best of luck on finals!! 💙💙💙#MTSUStayOnCourse #trueBLUE #finals... 656 2
IMG-ALT ...
https://instagram.com/p/B_lF4h...New window External Apr 29 The Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center held a Virtual Stole Ceremony broadcast on Zoom and Facebook Liv... 385 3
IMG-ALT The Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Militar...
https://instagram.com/p/B_kph6...New window External Apr 29 Dear Campus, Have we mentioned we miss you? 💙 #trueBLUE... 876 10
IMG-ALT Dear Campus, Have we mentioned we miss you? 💙 #...
https://instagram.com/p/B_f8yV...New window External Apr 27 #trueBLUE... 215 1
IMG-ALT #trueBLUE...
https://instagram.com/p/B_fihd...New window External Apr 27 Who else misses campus? #trueBLUE... 1192 25
IMG-ALT Who else misses campus? #trueBLUE...
https://instagram.com/p/B_YU31...New window External Apr 24 #Repost @mtsuinternational (@get_repost) ・・・ Our office staff may not physically be on campus, but we are still here for YOU... 345 1
IMG-ALT #Repost @mtsuinternational (@get_repost) ・・・...
https://instagram.com/p/B_WE-l...New window External Apr 23 Have you ordered your customized graduation yard sign yet?! Share your excitement for our seniors while social distancing. Link in... 668 2
IMG-ALT Have you ordered your customized graduation yard s...
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: May 23, 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 0.88 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 (69 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateWed, 27 May 2020 20:53:22 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 12,515 referring domains.
This website has 3,407,827 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 9,914 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: /*.shtml
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /faculty_include/
Disallow: /jour/
Disallow: /gschool/
Disallow: /_*
Disallow: /*/includes
Disallow: /*/docs
Disallow: /*/images

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
0

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Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
mtsu64%Check
Explore MTSU53%Check
at MTSU51%Check
University42%Check
edu42%Check
Explore42%Check
State University39%Check
Middle Tennessee State University38%Check
Tennessee State37%Check
Middle Tennessee State37%Check

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