Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
0.90 s
File size
23.40 kB
Media files
Number of links
39 internal / 31 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

  • Avoid internal links with dynamic URL parameters.Very important!
  • Fix errors regarding the language markup of your web page.Very important!
  • Only use 1 H1 Heading in your text.Very important!
  • Enable the compressed HTML content transfer on your server using gzip.Very important!
  • Remove duplicate heading texts.Important!
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Meta specifications

(Critically important)
North Dakota State Government - Home
The length of the page title is perfect. (320 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
nd.gov: Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
The length of the meta description is perfect. (341 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
No canonical link is specified.
(Somewhat important)
Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: de
Language defined in meta tags: en
Server location: United States of America
There are different language information within the page markup.
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 (ISO-8859-1) is set correctly.
(Nice to have)
No favicon is linked in the HTML code.

Meta tags

KeywordsNorth Dakota, nd, north dakota state agency information, official portal, state government, agency, agencies, visiting, living, agriculture, tourism, economic development
Descriptionnd.gov: Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
Content-Typetext/html; charset=iso-8859-1

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Page quality

(Critically important)
This page contains 564 words. That's ok.
17% 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.
8 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 21.38 words is good.
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No viewpoint tag is provided.
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website only loads 3 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 11 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
No images without alt attributes found.
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)
No ads were found on this page.
(Somewhat important)
The HTTPS protocol for secure data transmission is not used.

Media list

URLAlt attributeTitle
http://www.nd.gov/images/ndgov-banner.gifnd.gov - The Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
/images/tourism-banner-blue.gifNorth Dakota: Legendary. Follow the trail of legends
/ImageServeServlet?imageid=2011logoNorth Dakota Tourism
/ImageServeServlet?headerImageId=112Prairie Animals
/ImageServeServlet?headerImageId=114Spring Nest
/ImageServeServlet?headerImageId=105Spring is Here
/ImageServeServlet?headerImageId=85Blooming Flowers
/ImageServeServlet?imageid=2016burgumGovernor Doug BurgumGovernor Doug Burgum
...al/ImageServeServlet?imageid=2011tourismNorth Dakota Tourism
...eServeServlet?imageid=2013sos-ndpmn-logoND Secretary of State Public Meeting Notices
...vlet?imageid=25086&img=tn&table=snapshotHeavenly Scent
/itd/sites/itd/files/voice-your-vote.jpgVoting in ND easy as pie!

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
North Dakota North Dakota Tourism
Too many H1 headings
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 28 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 North Dakota North Dakota Tourism
H1 State News and Announcements
H2 Navigation
H2 Directories
H2 Governor Doug Burgum
H2 North Dakota Tourism
H2 Public Meeting Notices
H2 Connect with ND
H2 ND Lottery
H2 Postcards
H2 Voter Information
H2 Governor's Office
H2 Game and Fish Department
H2 Department of Emergency Services
H2 North Dakota Tourism Duplicate text
H2 Department of Transportation
H2 Online Services
H2 Featured Information
H2 Legal Links
H2 Compliance Links
H3 Summit on Innovative Education Registration Open
H3 Burgum Participates in Shadow a Student Challenge
H3 Governor's Photo Contest
H3 Missouri River Safety Day May 17
H3 Local Burn Restrictions and Fire Declarations
H3 Order Your 2018 Travel Guide
H3 6 Legendary Ways to Enjoy Spring in North Dakota
H3 State Fleet Vehicle Auction
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 (31) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
http://www.nd.gov/IMG-ALT nd.gov - The Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
http://www.ndtourism.com/External IMG-ALT North Dakota: Legendary. Follow the trail of legends
http://www.nd.gov/IMG-ALT North Dakota Tourism
http://www.nd.gov/Anchor Skip to Main Content — press enter to activate.
A-TITLE Skip to Main Content — press enter to activate
http://www.nd.gov/Anchor A-TITLE Family
http://www.nd.gov/Anchor A-TITLE Prairie Animals
http://www.nd.gov/Anchor A-TITLE Spring Nest
http://www.nd.gov/Anchor A-TITLE Spring is Here
http://www.nd.gov/Anchor A-TITLE Blooming Flowers
/category.htm?id=147State Facts
/category.htm?id=153Tourist Info
http://www.nd.gov/agency.htmAgency by Alphabet
/onlineservice.htmOnline Services
http://www.nd.gov/siteindex.htmSite Index
http://governor.nd.gov/External IMG-ALT Governor Doug Burgum
http://www.ndtourism.com/External Text duplicate IMG-ALT North Dakota Tourism
https://apps.nd.gov/sos/ndpmn/...External Search for, subscribe to, or add public meeting notices
A-TITLE Search
https://apps.nd.gov/sos/ndpmn/...External IMG-ALT ND Secretary of State Public Meeting Notices
A-TITLE Public Meeting Notices
/content.htm?id=SocialMediaAnchor Twitter
/content.htm?id=SocialMediaAnchor Facebook
/content.htm?id=SocialMediaAnchor Flickr
http://www.nd.gov/contactus.htmContact Us
http://www.lottery.nd.gov/External More Winning Numbers
/postcard.htm?cmd=continue&sel...IMG-ALT Heavenly Scent
/postcard.htm?imageid=25086More Postcards
http://www.nd.gov/Anchor Skip to Navigation — press enter to activate.
A-TITLE Skip to Navigation — press enter to activate
http://vote.nd.gov/External IMG-ALT Voting in ND easy as pie!
http://vote.nd.gov/External Vote.ND.Gov
https://www.governor.nd.gov/ne...External 2018 Governor's Summit on Innovative Education
https://www.governor.nd.gov/ne...External surprise visit
http://www.ndtourism.com/artic...External 2018 Governor's Photo Contest
https://gf.nd.gov/news/2363External Missouri River Splash
https://www.nd.gov/des/Department of Emergency Services website
http://www.ndtourism.com/visit...External North Dakota Tourism website
http://www.ndtourism.com/artic...External North Dakota Legendary
http://www.dot.nd.gov/dotnet2/...External ND State Fleet vehicle auctions
http://ndhealth.gov/vital/External Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates
https://secure.apps.state.nd.u...External Subdomain Hunting and Fishing License Purchase
https://secure.apps.state.nd.u...External Subdomain Motor Vehicle Registration Renewal
/dhs/services/childsupport/Child Support
http://www.ndresponse.gov/External ND Response
https://secure.apps.state.nd.u...External Subdomain Drivers License Donor Registry
https://www.dot.nd.gov/divisio...External Anchor Motor Carrier Services
http://www.jobsnd.com/unemploy...External Unemployment Insurance Internet Claim Entry (UI ICE)
http://www.growingnd.com/index...External North Dakota Business Hotline
/onlineservice.htmMore Online Services...
/category.htm?id=130Hunting and Fishing
https://secure.apps.state.nd.u...External Subdomain Reservations at State Parks
http://www.ndtourism.com/listi...External Events Search
/category.htm?id=92Sports and Recreation
http://www.dot.nd.gov/travel-i...External Travel Information Map
/category.htm?id=95Job Seekers
http://data.share.nd.gov/pr/External Subdomain North Dakota Transparency
http://www.nd.gov/contactus.htmText duplicate Contact Us
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r...New window External Provide Feedback
/content.htm?id=PrivacyPrivacy Policy
/content.htm?id=SecuritySecurity Policy
http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG1AA-...External W3C WAI-AA
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-valid...External W3C CSS
http://validator.w3.org/check/...External W3C XHTML
http://www.nd.gov/Anchor Skip to page top — press enter to activate.
A-TITLE Skip to page top — press enter to activate

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
The checked page does not redirect to another URL.
HTTP header
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.90 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 does not require any CSS files.
This website only loads 3 JavaScript files. That's good!
The file size of the HTML document is fine (23 kB).

HTTP Response Header

dateFri, 11 May 2018 03:03:02 GMT
serverState of North Dakota
x-xss-protection1; mode=block
expiresSat, 25 Dec 1993 23:59:59 GMT
cache-controlno-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0
set-cookie67 Characters

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 28,372 referring domains.
This website has 6,482,429 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 18,017 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.


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Allow: /core/*.css$
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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

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North Dakota State Government - Home
nd.gov: Official Portal for North Dakota State Government

Most important keywords

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North Dakota Tourism66%Check
Dakota State66%Check
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North Dakota State Government63%Check
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in North Dakota56%Check

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