Ncsu.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
84% 
Page structure
84% 
Link structure
47% 
Server
70% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.07 s
File size
66.20 kB
Words
634
Media files
13
Number of links
83 internal / 47 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
NC State University
The page title is too short. (179 pixels of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Discover NC State, a leading public research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. We produce career-ready graduates, groundbreaking research and problem-solving partnerships. We think and do.
The meta description is too long: 1275 pixels from max. 1000 pixels.
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.ncsu.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)
The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

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descriptionDiscover NC State, a leading public research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. We produce career-ready graduates, groundbreaking research and problem-solving partnerships. We think and do.
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twitter:widgets:link-color#cc0000
twitter:cardsummary_large_image
twitter:site@ncstate
twitter:titleNC State University
twitter:descriptionDiscover NC State, a leading public research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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fb:pages5983837179
og:titleNC State University
og:descriptionDiscover NC State, a leading public research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
og:urlhttps://www.ncsu.edu/
og:imagehttps://www.ncsu.edu/content/uploads/2019/02/campus-104.jpg
og:typewebsite
X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 634 words. That's ok.
23.8% 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.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 21.2 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 11 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 13 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
...ads/2020/05/resilient-pack-nonwovens.jpgA man in goggles with a laptop at the NC State Nonwovens Institute.
...nt/uploads/2020/05/face-masks-aqua-2.jpgThree NC State face masks in black, red and white.
...t/uploads/2020/05/nc-state-belltower.jpgThe NC State belltower shines as a beacon of hope over the campus of NC State.
...t/uploads/2020/05/alumni-shoutouts-2.jpgA four-way split-screen of NC State alumni congratulating the class of 2020.
...nt/uploads/2020/05/dont-ever-give-up.jpgA woman in her NC State graduation gown walks through Reynolds Coliseum.
...ads/2020/05/graduation-cap-belltower.jpgA graduation cap left on the steps of the NC State Belltower.
...ent/uploads/2020/05/convocation-2020.jpgThe class of 2020 form the numerals
...04/Wolf-Plaza-green-leaves-Clay-Park.jpgWolf Plaza photo
...ploads/2020/04/Flowers-Holladay-Hall.jpgFlowers at Holladay Hall
...uploads/2018/01/AERIAL.belltower.392.jpgAerial of Holladay Hall and the NC State belltower
/content/uploads/2019/05/campus-map.jpgMap of NC State's North Campus

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Resilient Pack
The H1 heading is too short (14 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 29 headings on the page. The amount of headings should be in a more proper relation to the amount of text.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Resilient Pack
H2 Fall Semester Dates
H2 We've Got You Covered
H2 Short on Toilet Paper?
H2 This Place You've Called Home
H2 Dear Class of 2020
H2 Full Graduation Coverage
H2 Start Your Journey
H2 Running With the Wolfpack
H2 News Read More
H3 Keeping North Carolina Fed
H3 Life Blood: Why I Donate Platelets
H3 Building Shakespeare's Digital Legacy
H3 Upcoming Events View CalendarsAcademic Calendar
H3 Visit NC State
H4 Mindful Mondays
H4 Bouncing Back: 7 Ways to Build Resilience in the Wake of COVID-19
H4 The Identities Beyond Athlete
H4 Celebrating the Designlife: Stories of Impact at Facebook Live
H5 In the Spotlight
H5 Academic Calendar
H5 Student Emergency Fund
H5 Natural Resources
H5 Graduation 2020
H5 Class of 2020
H5 Alumni
H5 Class of 2020 Duplicate text
H5 Admissions
H5 Campus Map
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The amount of internal links is ok.
All internal links don't have dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (47) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.ncsu.edu/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.ncsu.edu/coronavirus/Coronavirus Updates
https://www.ncsu.edu/students/Students
/faculty-staff/Faculty and Staff
/parents-family/Parents and Family
https://www.ncsu.edu/alumni/Alumni
https://campaign.ncsu.edu/?utm...External Subdomain Think and Do The Extraordinary The Campaign for NC State
https://www.ncsu.edu/coronavirus/Text duplicate Coronavirus Updates
https://www.ncsu.edu/about/About
https://www.ncsu.edu/about/About NC State
https://leadership.ncsu.edu/ch...External Subdomain Chancellor
https://leadership.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Leadership
/about/rankings/Rankings and Facts
https://leadership.ncsu.edu/un...External Subdomain Mission and Values
/about/history-and-tradition/History and Tradition
https://prosperity.centennial....External Subdomain Centennial Campus
https://ncsu.edu/think-and-doThink and Do
https://www.ncsu.edu/free-speech/Free Speech
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Admissions
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Apply to NC State
/admissions/undergraduate-admi...Undergraduate
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Anchor Graduate
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Anchor International
https://www.ncsu.edu/research/Research
https://www.ncsu.edu/academics/Academics
https://www.ncsu.edu/academics/NC State Academics
/academics/departments-a-z/Colleges and Departments
/academics/online-education/Online Education
/academics/high-impact-education/High-Impact Education
/academics/academic-excellence...Academic Excellence Programs
https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Libraries
https://www.ncsu.edu/diversity/Diversity
/partnerships/Partnerships
https://www.ncsu.edu/outreach/Outreach
https://www.ncsu.edu/campus-life/Campus Life
https://www.ncsu.edu/athletics/Athletics
https://news.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain News
https://campaign.ncsu.edu/?utm...External Subdomain Text duplicate Think and Do The Extraordinary The Campaign for NC State
https://www.ncsu.edu/coronavirus/Text duplicate Coronavirus Updates
https://www.ncsu.edu/about/Text duplicate About
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Text duplicate Admissions
https://www.ncsu.edu/research/Text duplicate Research
https://www.ncsu.edu/academics/Text duplicate Academics
https://www.ncsu.edu/diversity/Text duplicate Diversity
/partnerships/Text duplicate Partnerships
https://www.ncsu.edu/outreach/Text duplicate Outreach
https://www.ncsu.edu/campus-life/Text duplicate Campus Life
https://www.ncsu.edu/athletics/Text duplicate Athletics
https://news.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate News
https://www.ncsu.edu/coronavirus/Text duplicate Coronavirus Updates
https://www.ncsu.edu/students/Text duplicate Students
/faculty-staff/Text duplicate Faculty and Staff
/parents-family/Text duplicate Parents and Family
https://www.ncsu.edu/alumni/Text duplicate Alumni
https://www.ncsu.edu/about/Text duplicate About
https://www.ncsu.edu/about/Text duplicate About NC State
https://leadership.ncsu.edu/ch...External Subdomain Text duplicate Chancellor
https://leadership.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Leadership
/about/rankings/Text duplicate Rankings and Facts
https://leadership.ncsu.edu/un...External Subdomain Text duplicate Mission and Values
/about/history-and-tradition/Text duplicate History and Tradition
/about/history-and-tradition/b...Belltower Celebrations
/about/history-and-tradition/b...Previous Belltower Celebrations
https://ncsu.edu/belltowerThe Belltower
/spaces/carter-finley/Carter-Finley Stadium
/spaces/brickyardThe Brickyard
/about/history-and-tradition/w...The Watauga Medal
https://leadership.ncsu.edu/bo...External Subdomain Honorary Degrees
/about/history-and-tradition/t...This Day at NC State
/about/history-and-tradition/t...June
/about/history-and-tradition/t...July
https://prosperity.centennial....External Subdomain Text duplicate Centennial Campus
https://ncsu.edu/think-and-doText duplicate Think and Do
https://www.ncsu.edu/free-speech/Text duplicate Free Speech
https://www.ncsu.edu/Anchor First Amendment
https://www.ncsu.edu/Anchor University Campus
https://www.ncsu.edu/Anchor Protests
https://www.ncsu.edu/Anchor Policies
https://www.ncsu.edu/Anchor Additional Resources
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Text duplicate Admissions
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Text duplicate Apply to NC State
/admissions/undergraduate-admi...Text duplicate Undergraduate
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Anchor Text duplicate Graduate
https://www.ncsu.edu/admissions/Anchor Text duplicate International
https://www.ncsu.edu/academics/Text duplicate Academics
https://www.ncsu.edu/academics/Text duplicate NC State Academics
/academics/departments-a-z/Text duplicate Colleges and Departments
/academics/online-education/Text duplicate Online Education
/academics/high-impact-education/Text duplicate High-Impact Education
/academics/academic-excellence...Text duplicate Academic Excellence Programs
https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Libraries
https://news.ncsu.edu/category...External Subdomain Explore their stories
/coronavirus/2020-fall-semeste...Academic Calendar Fall Semester Dates The new academic year will start on August 10, nine days earlier than originally scheduled. Read the full update
https://news.ncsu.edu/2020/05/...External Subdomain Student Emergency Fund We've Got You Covered Wolfpack Outfitters launches licensed face masks — with a portion of the proceeds going to help students in need...
IMG-ALT Three NC State face masks in black, red and white.
https://cnr.ncsu.edu/news/2020...External Subdomain Natural Resources Short on Toilet Paper? A professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials explains why toilet paper supplies were still wiped out in Apri...
https://news.ncsu.edu/2020/05/...External Subdomain Class of 2020 This Place You've Called Home We asked you to tell us about all you thought and did here. You answered, and we're in awe. Your story, in your w...
IMG-ALT The NC State belltower shines as a beacon of hope over the campus of NC State.
https://www.alumni.ncsu.edu/s/...External Subdomain Alumni Dear Class of 2020 A wealth of leading NC State alumni and friends come together to honor our new graduates. Watch their videos
/class-of-2020/Class of 2020 Full Graduation Coverage Explore dozens more stories of NC State's graduating class. Dig deeper
https://admissions.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Admissions Start Your Journey NC State graduates are thoughtful, courageous, resilient — and inspiring. Become one
IMG-ALT A graduation cap left on the steps of the NC State Belltower.
https://www.instagram.com/ncst...External Follow us on Instagram
https://news.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://news.ncsu.edu/2020/05/...External Subdomain May 21, 2020 Keeping North Carolina Fed Allen Boyette, a senior director in Facilities, leads a group striving to improve the state's food supply chain.
https://news.ncsu.edu/2020/05/...External Subdomain May 20, 2020 Life Blood: Why I Donate Platelets In a first-person account of his experience donating platelets, Jeff Braden describes how a once-foreign conc...
https://news.ncsu.edu/2020/05/...External Subdomain May 16, 2020 Building Shakespeare's Digital Legacy NC State scholars will explore the power of digital archives in a groundbreaking partnership with the worl...
https://calendar.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain View Calendars
https://studentservices.ncsu.e...External Subdomain Academic Calendar
https://calendar.ncsu.edu/even...External Subdomain Jun1 Monday9:00 AM Mindful Mondays
https://calendar.ncsu.edu/even...External Subdomain Jun2 Tuesday12:00 PM Bouncing Back: 7 Ways to Build Resilience in the Wake of COVID-19
https://calendar.ncsu.edu/even...External Subdomain Jun3 Wednesday1:00 PM The Identities Beyond Athlete
https://calendar.ncsu.edu/even...External Subdomain Jun3 Wednesday4:00 PM Celebrating the Designlife: Stories of Impact at Facebook Live
https://visit.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Visit NC State Explore our extraordinary campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. Take a virtual tour
IMG-ALT Aerial of Holladay Hall and the NC State belltower
https://studentservices.ncsu.e...External Subdomain Text duplicate Academic Calendar
http://accessibility.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Accessibility
https://www.ncsu.edu/contactContact
https://www.ncsu.edu/copyrightCopyright
/emergency-informationEmergency Information
https://www.ncsu.edu/free-speech/Text duplicate Free Speech
https://jobs.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Jobs
http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Libraries
http://mypack.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain MyPack Portal
http://policies.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Policies
https://www.ncsu.edu/privacyPrivacy
https://social.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Social Media
https://strategicplan.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain Strategic Plan
https://maps.ncsu.edu/External Subdomain IMG-ALT Map of NC State's North Campus
http://www.facebook.com/ncstateExternal No Text
http://www.youtube.com/ncstateExternal No Text
https://twitter.com/ncstateExternal No Text
https://instagram.com/ncstateExternal No Text
https://www.linkedin.com/edu/n...External No Text

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.ncsu.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 8 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 11 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A Content Delivery Network like Bootstrap CDN can save bandwith for Bootstrap front-end component library.
The page response time is excellent with 0.07 seconds.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (66 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
content-length14764
connectionkeep-alive
dateThu, 28 May 2020 09:15:10 GMT
serverApache
last-modifiedThu, 28 May 2020 06:17:17 GMT
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expiresThu, 28 May 2020 09:15:10 GMT
x-content-type-optionsnosniff
varyAccept-Encoding
x-cacheHit from cloudfront
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age6
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 68,465 referring domains.
This website has 11,615,238 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 49,659 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: /wp/wp-admin/
Disallow: /dailyhistory
Disallow: /about/history-and-tradition/this-day-at-nc-state/
Disallow: /about/engaging-north-carolina/
Disallow: /discover/
Allow: /wp/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php

Sitemap: https://www.ncsu.edu/sitemap.xml

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
10,476

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

Search preview

NC State University
https://www.ncsu.edu/
Discover NC State, a leading public research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. We produce career-ready graduates, groundbreaking research and problem-solving partnerships. We think and do.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
NC State70%Check
at NC State68%Check
NC State University63%Check
State58%Check
State University53%Check
Pack47%Check
Resilient42%Check
in Raleigh42%Check
Research University42%Check
Read40%Check

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