Mtu.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
94% 
Page structure
91% 
Link structure
86% 
Server
35% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.62 s
File size
63.80 kB
Words
692
Media files
10
Number of links
127 internal / 21 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Michigan Technological University
The length of the page title is perfect. (302 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885. Our campus in Michigan's Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior. Learn more about our degree programs.
The meta description is too long: 1516 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.mtu.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 character encoding is not specified in the HTTP header.
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

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descriptionMichigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885. Our campus in Michigan's Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior. Learn more about our degree programs.
keywordsmichigan technological university, michigan tech, mtu, engineering school, top engineering college, engineering degree, michigan college, michigan engineering school, science school, michigan huskies, university in michigan
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langen
twitter:cardsummary_large_image
twitter:site@michigantech
twitter:creator@michigantech
twitter:titleMichigan Technological University
twitter:urlhttps://www.mtu.edu/
twitter:descriptionMichigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885. Our campus in Michigan's Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior. Learn more about our degree programs.
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og:titleMichigan Technological University
og:descriptionMichigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885. Our campus in Michigan's Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior. Learn more about our degree programs.
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og:urlhttps://www.mtu.edu/
og:imagehttps://www.mtu.edu/photos/images/desktop/1599048065.jpg
og:image:altViruses Fall Apart
charsetUTF-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 692 words. That's ok.
19.9% of the text are stop words.
Keywords used in the page title are also used in the page content. That's good!
Words from the H1 heading are used in the page content.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
5 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 16.63 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1" is provided.
At least one Apple touch icon is specified.
This website only loads 2 JavaScript files. That's good!
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 14 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
...ces/images/n/homepage-ug-majors-2020.jpgTwo students in a cave wearing hardhats with headlamps observing a bat being held.
...ources/images/n/homepage-grad-1-2020.jpgTwo men looking into a glove box.
...rces/images/n/homepage-online-1-2020.jpgMan typing code on laptop.
...ources/images/n/homepage-pavlis-2020.jpgMan and woman talking at a table
...es/images/n/homepage-enterprise-2020.jpgA student looking at a computer simulation.
.../images/n/homepage-student-life-2020.jpgStudents at a bonfire on the beach.
/mtu_resources/images/home/campus-fall.pngTall brick buildings interspersed among trees next to a canal .
/mtu_resources/images/home/heaf.jpgAerial view of campus.
...urces/images/n/transp-reporting-logo.svgTransparent Reporting Budget and Salary/Compensation
/mtu_resources/images/n/orau-logo-white.svgOak Ridge Associated Universities

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Michigan Technological University
The H1 heading is perfect.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Michigan Technological University
H2 Campus Health and Safety Level: Level Three
H2 Viruses Fall Apart
H2 Academics
H2 Undergraduate Majors
H2 Graduate Programs
H2 Online Learning
H2 Pavlis Honors College
H2 Enterprise
H2 Student Life
H2 Latest News
H2 Featured Events
H2 Stay Connected
H2 MTU Flex: Plan to Return to Campus
H2 VP for Diversity and Inclusion Candidates
H2 Academics Duplicate text
H2 People and Places
H2 Support
H2 Policies and Safety
H2 Michigan Technological University Duplicate text
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
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 21 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.mtu.edu/flex/mtu.edu/flex
https://www.mtu.edu/flexView updates to this alert
https://www.mtu.edu/Anchor Skip to page content
https://www.mtu.edu/Anchor Skip to footer navigation
https://www.mtu.edu/Michigan Tech
https://www.mtu.edu/current/Students
/faculty-staff/Faculty/Staff
https://www.mtu.edu/alumni/Alumni
/parentsfamily/Parents
https://www.mtu.edu/search/Search
A-TITLE Search
https://www.mtu.edu/a2z/Quick Links Open sub-menu
A-TITLE Quick Links
https://www.mtu.edu/a2z/A to Z
https://banweb.mtu.edu/External Banweb
https://map.mtu.edu/?id=1308External Campus Map
https://mtu.instructure.com/External Subdomain Canvas
https://mail.google.com/a/mtu....External Subdomain Email
https://www.banweb.mtu.edu/owa...External Flex Portal
https://mymichigantech.mtu.edu/External MyMichiganTech
https://www.mtu.edu/giving/Giving
https://www.mtu.edu/applynow/Apply
https://www.mtu.edu/admissions/Undergraduate Admissions Open sub-menu
https://www.mtu.edu/admissions/Future Students
/admissions/apply/international/International Admissions
/admissions/programs/Majors and Minors
/admissions/visit/plan/Visit Campus
/admissions/connect/request/Request Information
/admissions/tuition/scholarships/Scholarships
https://www.mtu.edu/finaid/Financial Aid
/admissions/apply/steps/Apply Now
https://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/Graduate Admissions Open sub-menu
/gradschool/prospective/Text duplicate Future Students
/gradschool/resources-for/Student Resources
/gradschool/programs/degrees/Degrees and Certificates
/online/degrees/graduate/Online and Blended Learning
/gradschool/prospective/reques...Text duplicate Request Information
/gradschool/prospective/apply-...Admission Types
/gradschool/prospective/apply-...Application Requirements
/gradschool/prospective/apply-...Text duplicate Apply Now
/colleges-schools/Academics Open sub-menu
https://www.mtu.edu/majors/Majors, Degrees, and Programs
/provost/accreditation/Accreditation
/colleges-schools/Colleges and Departments
https://www.mtu.edu/library/Library
https://www.mtu.edu/career/Career Services
https://www.mtu.edu/enterprise/Enterprise Program
https://www.mtu.edu/provost/Academic Affairs
https://www.mtu.edu/research/Research Open sub-menu
/research/about/areas/Research Areas
/research/about/current/Current Research Projects
/research/about/centers-instit...Centers and Institutes
/research/administration/resea...Research Integrity
/magazine/research/Research Magazine
/research/administration/spons...Sponsored Programs
/research/administration/vpr-o...VP for Research
/admissions/life/involved/Campus Life and Safety Open sub-menu
http://www.michigantechhuskies...External Athletics
https://www.mtu.edu/arts/Arts and Entertainment
/title-ix/resources/campus-saf...Campus Safety Information and Resources
https://www.mtu.edu/diversity/Diversity
https://www.mtu.edu/recreation/Fitness and Recreation
https://www.mtu.edu/housing/Housing and Residential Life
/student-leadership/Student Leadership and Involvement
https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/Student Mental Health and Well-being
https://www.mtu.edu/webcams/Webcams
https://www.mtu.edu/about/About Open sub-menu
/president/teams/council/President's Council
/about/history/History
/about/traditions/Traditions
https://www.mtu.edu/magazine/Michigan Tech Magazine
https://map.mtu.edu/?id=1308External Maps and Directions
https://www.mtu.edu/social/Social Media Directory
https://www.mtu.edu/stratplan/Strategic Plan
https://www.mtu.edu/about/facts/University Facts and Figures
https://www.mtu.edu/majors/degree programs
/news/stories/2020/august/boun...surface chemistry
https://www.mtu.edu/photos/View Archive
https://www.mtu.edu/request/Text duplicate Request Information
https://www.mtu.edu/visit/Schedule a Visit
https://www.mtu.edu/applynow/Text duplicate Apply Now
https://mymichigantech.mtu.edu...External Pay My Deposit
https://www.mtu.edu/admissions/Undergraduate Majors Learn More
IMG-ALT Two students in a cave wearing hardhats with headlamps observing a bat being held.
https://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/Graduate Programs Learn More
IMG-ALT Two men looking into a glove box.
https://www.mtu.edu/online/Online Learning Learn More
IMG-ALT Man typing code on laptop.
https://www.mtu.edu/honors/Pavlis Honors College Learn More
IMG-ALT Man and woman talking at a table
https://www.mtu.edu/enterprise/Enterprise Learn More
IMG-ALT A student looking at a computer simulation.
/admissions/life/involved/Student Life Learn More
IMG-ALT Students at a bonfire on the beach.
/career/events/career-fair/fair/5,700
/admissions/value/$65K
https://smartasset.com/student...External Anchor 2nd
/online/degrees/16
https://www.mtu.edu/news/All News
https://www.mtu.edu/magazine/Magazines
/news/subscribe/Subscribe
https://events.mtu.edu/External All Events
https://www.mtu.edu/flex/MTU Flex: Plan to Return to Campus Learn More
IMG-ALT Tall brick buildings interspersed among trees next to a canal .
https://mtu.edu/diversity/Anchor VP for Diversity and Inclusion Candidates See Schedule
IMG-ALT Aerial view of campus.
/flex/campus/safety-practices/Please Be Smart and Do Your Part
/flex/operations/protocols/protocols
https://www.mtu.edu/flex/MTU Flex
https://www.mtu.edu/request/Text duplicate Request Information
https://www.mtu.edu/visit/Text duplicate Schedule a Visit
https://www.mtu.edu/giving/Give
https://www.mtu.edu/applynow/Text duplicate Apply
https://www.mtu.edu/admissions/Undergraduate Admissions
https://www.mtu.edu/gradschool/Graduate Admissions
/admissions/apply/international/Text duplicate International Admissions
https://www.mtu.edu/online/Online Learning
https://map.mtu.edu/?id=1308&_...External Virtual Tour
https://www.mtu.edu/finaid/Text duplicate Financial Aid
https://www.mtu.edu/library/Text duplicate Library
/provost/accreditation/Text duplicate Accreditation
https://map.mtu.edu/External Text duplicate Campus Map
https://www.mtu.edu/directory/Campus Directory
https://events.mtu.edu/External Events Calendar
https://www.mtu.edu/jobs/Jobs
/president/teams/council/Text duplicate President's Council
https://www.mtu.edu/success/Student Success Center
/title-ix/report/tix-staff/Title IX Coordinator
https://www.mtu.edu/webcams/Text duplicate Webcams
/accessibility/Accessible Technology
/equity/equal-opportunity/Equal Opportunity
https://www.mtu.edu/hr/Human Resources
https://www.mtu.edu/it/Information Technology
https://www.mtu.edu/equity/Institutional Equity
/equity/equal-opportunity/non-...Notice of Non-Discrimination
https://www.mtu.edu/well-being/Text duplicate Student Mental Health and Well-being
https://www.mtu.edu/title-ix/Title IX
/title-ix/resources/campus-saf...Campus Safety Information
/emergencycontacts/Emergency Contacts / Safety Alerts
/deanofstudents/students/concern/Report a Concern
https://www.mtu.edu/publicsafety/Public Safety and Police Services
https://www.mtu.edu/sds/Safety Data Sheets
/student-affairs/interests/stu...Student Disclosure
/policy/policies/University Policies
https://www.mtu.edu/Michigan Technological University
/stratplan/dashboard/section-245/IMG-ALT Transparent Reporting Budget and Salary/Compensation
http://www.orau.org/External IMG-ALT Oak Ridge Associated Universities
https://www.facebook.com/michi...External facebook
https://twitter.com/MichiganTechExternal twitter
https://www.linkedin.com/schoo...External linkedin
https://www.instagram.com/mich...External instagram
https://www.youtube.com/michig...External youtube
https://www.pinterest.com/mich...External pinterest
/social/?_escaped_fragment_=/s...snapchat
https://www.mtu.edu/title-ix/Text duplicate Title IX
/title-ix/report/tix-staff/Text duplicate Title IX Coordinator
/policy/policies/general/1-14/policy
/tomorrowneeds/Tomorrow Needs Michigan Tech

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.mtu.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The used PHP version is outdated and may be a security risk.
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 0.62 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 only loads 2 CSS files. That's ok.
This website only loads 2 JavaScript files. That's good!
The file size of the HTML document is fine (64 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateSat, 05 Sep 2020 16:00:37 GMT
content-typetext/html
x-powered-byPHP/5.4.16
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
x-ua-compatibleIE=edge
varyAccept-Encoding
cache-controlmax-age=60
expiresSat, 05 Sep 2020 16:01:36 GMT
set-cookie86 Characters
cf-cache-statusMISS
cf-request-id05009896ab0000bec9509d8200000001
expect-ctmax-age=604800, report-uri="https://report-uri.cloudflare.com/cdn-cgi/beacon/expect-ct"
servercloudflare
cf-ray5ce12a044fafbec9-FRA
content-encodinggzip
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/2

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 23,780 referring domains.
This website has 4,162,814 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 19,022 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

# robots.txt for http://www.mtu.edu

# Block SEOMOZ from crawling
User-agent: rogerbot
Disallow: /techalum*

User-agent: *
Disallow: /eds					    # temporary stuff
Disallow: /four					    # future designs and history presentation stuff
Disallow: /old					    # old stuff
Disallow: /history				    # old stuff
Disallow: /apply/disabled_keep/		    # down-time files and old stuff
Disallow: /mtuonly				    # private stuff
Disallow: /level4/mtfcampaign/	    # redirected site
Disallow: /greatevents			    # old stuff
Disallow: /cie/sa/				    # redirected site
Disallow: /athletics			    # testing zone--use www.athletics.mtu.edu
Disallow: /index_n.html			    # homepage wannabe
Disallow: /index_n1.html		    # homepage wannabe
Disallow: /index_n2.html		    # homepage wannabe
Disallow: /index_n3.html		    # homepage wannabe
Disallow: /index_n4.html		    # homepage wannabe
Disallow: /index_testing.html		    # homepage testing zone
Disallow: /index-3tabs.php		    # homepage testing 3tab site
Disallow: /index_alert.html	        # holding spot for crisis situation
Disallow: /index_snow	            # holding spot for snow situation (design 2)
Disallow: /urel/policy/mtu_web.html #draft not yet approved
Disallow: /adminresources			    # old information
Disallow: /cie			         # website moved to ips server
Disallow: /catalog/2000-02		# 2000-02 Undergradaute Catalog
Disallow: /catalog/2002-04		# 2002-04 Undergraduate Catalog
Disallow: /openhouse/index_archive_save/      # indices that rotate in
Disallow: /adminresources/old/                # moved for Ann Roth
Disallow: /wwwhelp/disabled/                # old logos
Disallow: /test                             # test files
Disallow: /index_save                       # old files
Disallow: /banners/                      # don't want these on hit stats
Disallow: /2002/
Disallow: /2003/
Disallow: /five/
Disallow: /fall02/
Disallow: /level2/
Disallow: /level3/
Disallow: /level4/
Disallow: /logotest/
Disallow: /index_sjb.html
Disallow: /index_nw.html
Disallow: /index_s.html
Disallow: /index_sb.html
Disallow: /index_old.html
Disallow: /index_n06.html
Disallow: /index_n07.html
Disallow: /example
Disallow: /besmart/disabled/
Disallow: /disabled/
Allow: /carnival/2*/images/
Disallow: /carnival/2*		# blocking old carnival pages with duplicate title tags
Allow: /carnival/2020*		# allow current year
Disallow: /reunion/			# 2006 reunion site, should be moved under alumni
Disallow: /planbudget/				
Disallow: /parentnet/			# old parentnet directory, containing older than 2000, with broken links
Disallow: /current/parentnet/archives/2000/	# old parentnet stories, blocked up to 5 years ago
Disallow: /current/parentnet/archives/2001/
Disallow: /current/parentnet/archives/2002/
Disallow: /current/parentnet/archives/2003/
Disallow: /catalog/archives/ 		# old catalogs
Disallow: /mtu_resources/banners/
Disallow: /mtu_resources/cache/
Disallow: /mtu_resources/php/
Allow: /mtu_resources/php/mobile/*
Disallow: /calendar/events.php
Disallow: /calendar/month.php
Disallow: /calendar/day.php
Disallow: /calendar/rss.php
Disallow: /calendar/print.php
Disallow: /calendar/search.php
Disallow: /calendar/login/
Disallow: /home/
Disallow: /alumni/contact/board/private/
Disallow: /admissions/event-registration/
Disallow: /facultyupdate/
Allow: /mtuldapweb/web_lookup/index.cgi
Disallow: /mtuldapweb/web_lookup/index.cgi*?
Disallow: /ou*
Allow: /mtu_resources/php/ou/news/amp.php
Disallow: /housing/mymichigantech/*
Disallow: /ttoday/?issue=1*
Disallow: /techalum/oldarchives/*
Disallow: /.ldp/images/*
Allow: /mtu_resources/php/ou/images/crop.php*
Disallow: /search/ajax-people.php*
Allow: /mtu_resources/php/ou/images/news-crop.php*
Allow: /mtu_resources/php/home/components/*

Disallow: /news/stories/2005/*
Disallow: /news/stories/2006/*
Disallow: /news/stories/2007/*
Disallow: /news/stories/2008/*
Disallow: /news/stories/2009/*

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
4,009

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

Search preview

www.mtu.edu
Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885. Our campus in Michigan's Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior. Learn more about our degree programs.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Michigan78%Check
Tech78%Check
Michigan Tech78%Check
Michigan Technological University75%Check
University73%Check
in Michigan64%Check
Michigan Tech is taking58%Check
Research University56%Check
Tech News54%Check
Michigan College54%Check

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