Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
1.70 s
File size
65.60 kB
Media files
Number of links
119 internal / 19 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
Home | North Dakota State Government - ND Portal
The length of the page title is perfect. (465 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is empty.
(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: 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.
(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.
(Nice to have)
The doctype HTML 5 is set correctly.
The doctype is placed at first in the HTML code.
(Nice to have)
The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

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viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
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og:site_nameNorth Dakota State Government - ND Portal
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Page quality

(Critically important)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
These Typos were found:
  • competiveness => competitiveness
This page contains 1019 words. That's ok.
30.2% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
16 paragraphs were found on this page.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 15.47 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 12 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 20 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)
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
.../theme/NDBeLenglarge_0.png?itok=KqQ6fyuZState logo, which reads North Dakota, Be Legendary
...orsMessage-2100x900-v5.png?itok=BVlPi8EwFacts Not Fear - COVID-19
...ments/icons/2 gold (1).png?itok=tVJKvkB_#2 Crude Oil Production
...iles/documents/icons/orange triangle.pngCrude Oil Production orange triangle
...icons/5 blue horizon_1.png?itok=vqbm1c3q#5 Higher Education
...iles/documents/icons/orange triangle.pngHigher Education orange triangle
...nts/icons/3 teal (1)_1.png?itok=LUK-SYRh#3 In Economic Competiveness
...iles/documents/icons/orange triangle.pngIn Economic Competiveness orange triangle
...nts/icons/3 summer grn.png?itok=U1PQv4f6#3 Best State for Families
...iles/documents/icons/orange triangle.pngBest State for Families orange triangle
...ments/icons/1 orange_0.png?itok=xJ51-010#1 in 11 Crops
...iles/documents/icons/orange triangle.pngIn 11 Crops orange triangle
...ts/Innovation & Industries/food & ag.jpgfood & ag.jpg
...gy & Nat Resources/energy & nat res2.jpgenergy & nat res2.jpg
...ocuments/Innovation & Industries/UAS.jpgUAS.jpg
...documents/Innovation & Industries/IT.jpgIT.jpg
.../Innovation & Industries/Tourism (1).jpgTourism (1).jpg
...s/Innovation & Industries/Advan Man2.jpgAdvan Man2.jpg
...files/documents/carousel/MaahDaahHey.jpgLive here!
...s/carousel/4-john-borge-studios_crop.jpgWork here!
.../carousel/SBR_FieldOfView_03_cropped.jpgDo Business Here!
...s/carousel/040401-BioChem031_cropped.jpgInnovate Here!
...s/Homepage Stories Section/news (sm).jpgnews (sm)
...omepage Stories Section/success (sm).jpgsuccess (sm).jpg
...age Stories Section/Medora Musical_0.jpgMedora Musical_0.jpg

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
The H1 heading contains the words Home! Use important keywords instead.
The H1 heading consists of only one word. There should be more information given.
The H1 heading is too short (4 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Some headings do not have any content.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Home
H2 Message from Governor Burgum
H2 Empty heading
H2 Footer menu
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 19 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.nd.gov/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.nd.gov/IMG-ALT State logo, which reads North Dakota, Be Legendary
https://www.nd.gov/social-mediaNew window A-TITLE Follow Us on Facebook
https://www.nd.gov/social-mediaNew window A-TITLE Follow Us on Twitter
/living-nd/main-street-nd/2020...2020 Main Street Summit Sponsors
/living-nd/arts-cultureArts & Culture
/living-nd/cost-livingCost of Living
/living-nd/health-wellness-and...Health Wellness and Families
/living-nd/learning-lifetimeLearning for a Lifetime
/living-nd/main-street-ndMain Street ND
/living-nd/main-street-nd/take...About Main Street Summit
/living-nd/main-street-nd/take...2020 Main Street Summit Speakers
/living-nd/main-street-nd/take...Main Street Sponsors
/living-nd/outdoor-recreationOutdoor Recreation
/living-nd/sports-and-leisure-...Sports and Leisure Activities
https://travel.dot.nd.gov/External ND Roads
/working-nd/finding-job-and-bu...Finding a Job and Building a Career
/working-nd/moving-north-dakotaMoving to North Dakota
/working-nd/tools-resourcesTools & Resources
/innovation-industries/advance...Advanced Manufacturing
/innovation-industries/autonom...Autonomous Systems
/innovation-industries/energy-...Energy & Natural Resources
/innovation-industries/food-ag...Food & Agriculture
/innovation-industries/informa...Information Technology
/doing-business-nd/21st-centur...21st Century Workforce
/doing-business-nd/business-to...Business Tools & Resources
/doing-business-nd/incentives-...Incentives & Funding
/doing-business-nd/starting-or...Starting or Expanding Business
/doing-business-nd/trade-exportsTrade & Exports
/doing-business-nd/transportat...Transportation & Logistics
https://www.nd.gov/news-eventsNews & Events
/news-events/census-2020Census 2020
https://apps.nd.gov/sos/ndpmn/...External Public Meetings
https://www.medialibrary.nd.gov/External Media Gallery
/government/welcome-governor-b...Welcome from Governor Burgum
/government/citizen-servicesCitizen Services
/government/state-government/a...State Agencies
/government/local-governmentLocal Government
/government/state-governmentState Government
/government/federal-governmentFederal Government
/government/tribal-governmentsTribal Governments
/government/military-and-veter...Military and Veterans Affairs
https://www.nd.gov/transparencyND Transparency
https://www.nd.gov/living-ndText duplicate Living
/living-nd/arts-cultureText duplicate Arts & Culture
/living-nd/cost-livingText duplicate Cost of Living
/living-nd/health-wellness-and...Text duplicate Health Wellness and Families
/living-nd/learning-lifetimeText duplicate Learning for a Lifetime
/living-nd/main-street-ndText duplicate Main Street ND
/living-nd/outdoor-recreationText duplicate Outdoor Recreation
/living-nd/safetyText duplicate Safety
/living-nd/sports-and-leisure-...Text duplicate Sports and Leisure Activities
/living-nd/celebrating-four-se...Text duplicate Weather
https://travel.dot.nd.gov/External Text duplicate ND Roads
https://www.nd.gov/working-ndText duplicate Working
/working-nd/finding-job-and-bu...Text duplicate Finding a Job and Building a Career
/working-nd/moving-north-dakotaText duplicate Moving to North Dakota
/working-nd/tools-resourcesText duplicate Tools & Resources
/innovation-industriesText duplicate Industries
/innovation-industries/advance...Text duplicate Advanced Manufacturing
/innovation-industries/autonom...Text duplicate Autonomous Systems
/innovation-industries/energy-...Text duplicate Energy & Natural Resources
/innovation-industries/food-ag...Text duplicate Food & Agriculture
/innovation-industries/informa...Text duplicate Information Technology
/innovation-industries/tourismText duplicate Tourism
/doing-business-ndText duplicate Business
/doing-business-nd/21st-centur...Text duplicate 21st Century Workforce
/doing-business-nd/business-to...Text duplicate Business Tools & Resources
/doing-business-nd/incentives-...Text duplicate Incentives & Funding
/doing-business-nd/starting-or...Text duplicate Starting or Expanding Business
/doing-business-nd/trade-exportsText duplicate Trade & Exports
/doing-business-nd/transportat...Text duplicate Transportation & Logistics
https://www.nd.gov/news-eventsText duplicate News & Events
/news-events/census-2020Text duplicate Census 2020
https://www.nd.gov/newsText duplicate News
https://www.nd.gov/eventsText duplicate Events
https://apps.nd.gov/sos/ndpmn/...External Text duplicate Public Meetings
https://www.medialibrary.nd.gov/External Text duplicate Media Gallery
https://www.nd.gov/governmentText duplicate Government
/government/welcome-governor-b...Text duplicate Welcome from Governor Burgum
/government/citizen-servicesText duplicate Citizen Services
/government/state-government/a...Text duplicate State Agencies
/government/local-governmentText duplicate Local Government
/government/state-governmentText duplicate State Government
/government/federal-governmentText duplicate Federal Government
/government/tribal-governmentsText duplicate Tribal Governments
/government/military-and-veter...Text duplicate Military and Veterans Affairs
https://www.nd.gov/transparencyText duplicate ND Transparency
https://ndresponse.gov/covid-1...External Get the latest information on COVID-19
http://belegendary.link/ERGExternal Subdomain Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) - Click here for more information!
https://ndresponse.gov/covid-1...External Help Save Lives! Download the Care19 App Today!
https://ndresponse.gov/covid-1...External Click here to access NDResponse.gov for information that focuses on facts not fear.
https://www.health.nd.gov/dise...New window External North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH)
https://ndresponse.gov/External NDResponse.gov
https://www.eia.gov/state/rank...External Anchor Crude Oil Production
IMG-ALT #2 Crude Oil Production
A-TITLE Crude Oil Production
https://www.usnews.com/news/be...External Higher Education
IMG-ALT #5 Higher Education
A-TITLE Higher Education
https://www.richstatespoorstat...External In Economic Competiveness
IMG-ALT #3 In Economic Competiveness
A-TITLE In Economic Competiveness
https://wallethub.com/edu/best...External Best State for Families
IMG-ALT #3 Best State for Families
A-TITLE Best State for Families
https://www.nass.usda.gov/Stat...External Subdomain In 11 Crops
IMG-ALT #1 in 11 Crops
A-TITLE In 11 Crops
/innovation-industries/food-ag...IMG-ALT food & ag.jpg
A-TITLE Food & Agriculture
/innovation-industries/energy-...IMG-ALT energy & nat res2.jpg
A-TITLE Energy & Natural Resources
/innovation-industries/autonom...IMG-ALT UAS.jpg
A-TITLE Autonomous Systems
/innovation-industries/informa...IMG-ALT IT.jpg
A-TITLE Information Technology
/innovation-industries/tourismIMG-ALT Tourism (1).jpg
A-TITLE Tourism
/innovation-industries/advance...IMG-ALT Advan Man2.jpg
A-TITLE Advanced Manufacturing
https://www.nd.gov/living-ndLive Here!
A-TITLE Live Here!
https://www.nd.gov/working-ndWork Here!
A-TITLE Work Here!
/doing-business-ndDo Business Here!
A-TITLE Do Business Here!
/innovation-industriesInnovate Here!
A-TITLE Innovate Here!
https://www.nd.gov/Anchor Previous
https://www.nd.gov/Anchor Next
https://www.nd.gov/newsIMG-ALT news (sm)
https://www.nd.gov/newsPRESS RELEASES
A-TITLE Press Releases
https://www.nd.gov/newsGET THE LATEST NEWS
/news/general-atomics-planning...IMG-ALT success (sm).jpg
A-TITLE Success Stories
/news/general-atomics-planning...SUCCESS STORIES
A-TITLE Success Stories
A-TITLE General Atomics Planning To More Than Triple It's Presence at Grand Sky
https://www.ndtourism.com/New window External EXPLORE ND
https://www.ndtourism.com/New window External DISCOVER ALL THE THINGS TO DO IN NORTH DAKOTA
https://www.nd.gov/privacy-policyPrivacy Policy
/security-policySecurity Policy
/government/state-government/s...State Marketing
A-TITLE State Marketing
https://www.nd.gov/social-mediaNew window Text duplicate A-TITLE Follow Us on Facebook
https://www.nd.gov/social-mediaNew window Text duplicate A-TITLE Follow Us on Twitter
https://www.nd.gov/form/feedbackFeedback (+)

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.nd.gov/"
HTTP header
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is very slow (1.70 seconds). The response time should be less than 0.4 seconds. Slow websites are bad for search engine bots and also result in bad user experience.
This website loads 13 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 12 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (66 kB).

HTTP Response Header

dateFri, 16 Oct 2020 19:58:08 GMT
serverState of North Dakota
cache-controlmax-age=43200, public
link<https://www.nd.gov/home>; rel="canonical", <https://www.nd.gov/node/1>; rel="shortlink", <https://www.nd.gov/home>; rel="revision"
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
x-generatorDrupal 8 (https://www.drupal.org)
x-xss-protection1; mode=block
last-modifiedFri, 16 Oct 2020 19:58:06 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8

External factors

(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This website is not listed on the Shallalist.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 27,979 referring domains.
This website has 7,464,184 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 19,515 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.


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User-agent: *
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Allow: /core/*.css$
Allow: /core/*.css?
Allow: /core/*.js$
Allow: /core/*.js?
Allow: /core/*.gif
Allow: /core/*.jpg
Allow: /core/*.jpeg
Allow: /core/*.png
Allow: /core/*.svg
Allow: /profiles/*.css$
Allow: /profiles/*.css?
Allow: /profiles/*.js$
Allow: /profiles/*.js?
Allow: /profiles/*.gif
Allow: /profiles/*.jpg
Allow: /profiles/*.jpeg
Allow: /profiles/*.png
Allow: /profiles/*.svg
# Directories
Disallow: /core/
Disallow: /profiles/
# Files
Disallow: /README.txt
Disallow: /web.config
# Paths (clean URLs)
Disallow: /admin/
Disallow: /comment/reply/
Disallow: /filter/tips
Disallow: /node/add/
Disallow: /search/
Disallow: /user/register/
Disallow: /user/password/
Disallow: /user/login/
Disallow: /user/logout/
# Paths (no clean URLs)
Disallow: /index.php/admin/
Disallow: /index.php/comment/reply/
Disallow: /index.php/filter/tips
Disallow: /index.php/node/add/
Disallow: /index.php/search/
Disallow: /index.php/user/password/
Disallow: /index.php/user/register/
Disallow: /index.php/user/login/
Disallow: /index.php/user/logout/

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.

Most important keywords

Following keywords were found. You can check the keyword optimization of this page for each keyword.

Team ND55%Check
North Dakota52%Check
North Dakota State51%Check
North Dakota State Government50%Check
Dakota State50%Check
in North Dakota49%Check
in North47%Check

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