Psu.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
88% 
Page structure
77% 
Link structure
48% 
Server
90% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.04 s
File size
56.80 kB
Words
653
Media files
19
Number of links
75 internal / 76 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
The Pennsylvania State University
The length of the page title is perfect. (309 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Penn State is a major, public, research-I university serving Pennsylvania and the global community. Learn more about our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs.
The meta description is too long: 1103 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
No canonical link is 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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descriptionPenn State is a major, public, research-I university serving Pennsylvania and the global community. Learn more about our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs.
abstractPenn State Home
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authorPenn State Strategic Communications and Marketing in partnership with Penn State IT. Penn State made this.
generatorBattery Construction No. 129
langen
twitter:cardsummary
twitter:titleThe Pennsylvania State University | Penn State University
twitter:descriptionPenn State is a major, public, research-I university serving Pennsylvania and the global community. Learn more about our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs.
twitter:urlhttps://www.psu.edu/
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og:titlePenn State University
og:descriptionPenn State is a major, public, research-I university serving Pennsylvania and the global community. Learn more about our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs.
og:typewebsite
og:urlhttps://www.psu.edu/
og:imagehttps://www.psu.edu/PSU-mark-navy.jpg
X-UA-Compatibleie=edge
charsetUTF-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 653 words. That's ok.
21.9% 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.
6 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 19.25 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 7 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1" is provided.
At least one Apple touch icon is specified.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
Empty bold or strong tags were found on this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
3 images have no alt attribute. The content of alt attributes is used by search engines.
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
...dard.psu.edu/images/uploads/psu-mark.svgNittany Lion Shield Penn State Mark
...ges/uploads/christina-grozinger-hero.jpgChristina Grozinger and the Center for Pollinator Research work to protect bee populations in Pennsylvania and beyond.
...su.edu/images/uploads/academics-lion.jpgU.S. News ranks Penn State among the best institutions for online programs
...u/images/uploads/Admissions-Townhall.jpgPenn State President Eric Barron and other University leaders and community members took part in
...ges/uploads/MicrosoftTeams-image_(7).pngPenn State Class of 2021 to be celebrated with in-person commencement ceremonies
/components/img/header/psu-mark-2c.svgPenn State mark
/components/img/header/magnifying-glass.pngsearch icon
...ribbon-banners/students-walking-path.jpgstudents walking down a campus path
...blue-ribbon-banners/purple-glove-lab.jpgclose-up of hand wearing purple glove, taking a sample in a lab
...blue-ribbon-banners/bee-illustration.jpgillustration of a bee flying in a field of flowers
...6-9/frontline-worker-bonnie-stgeorge.pngNo alt attribute provided
...3_25-enrollment_event_wpsu_homepage.jpegNo alt attribute provided
.../images/news/_16-9/LionShrineSunrise.jpgNo alt attribute provided
.../news/_16-9/MicrosoftTeams-image_(3).pngA photo looking up at columns on Old Main with a blue sky behind the building.
...psu.edu/images/uploads/newfootermap2.pngPenn State
/components/img/psu-mark-footer.pngNittany Lion Shield Penn State Mark
...edu/images/uploads/we-are-penn-state.svgWe Are Penn State
Video URLWidthHeight
...-edu-assets/images/video/MainHero_v3.mp4
...ng=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&disablekb=1&loop=1100100

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
We Are
The H1 heading is too short (6 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
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 We Are
H2 Discover Penn State
H2 World-Class Education
H2 Interdisciplinary Research
H2 Global Service and Impact
H2 LATEST NEWS
H2 Our Social Community: #MaskUpOrPackUp
H2 We Are Duplicate text
H2 The following is a 30-second video in which a Penn State student sings the University’s alma mater as scenes representing various parts of Pennsylvania are shown on screen. This includes a truck dr...
H2 Get News By Email //
H2 Explore
H2 Resources
H2 Popular Links
H2 Stay Connected
H3 Featured Impact: Protecting Pollinators
H3 U.S. News ranks Penn State among the best institutions for online programs
H3 Class of 2025: A Penn State education will set you up for success
H3 Penn State Class of 2021 to be celebrated with in-person commencement ceremonies
H3 Top 50
H3 18
H3 Top 25
H3 Frontline health care workers share perspective and advice
H3 Class of 2025: A Penn State education will set you up for success Duplicate text
H3 University voices support for Asian community in wake of Atlanta killings
H3 Penn State provides update on teaching modes for summer and fall 2021
H4 Find Information For:
H4 Helpful Links
H4 Connect With Us
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The number of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
All internal links are not using dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (76) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://virusinfo.psu.edu/?utm...External Coronavirus Information website
https://bit.ly/Covid19-safetyExternal CDC-recommended health/safety precautions
https://bit.ly/2UOGTg2External state and national health authorities
https://www.psu.edu/Skip to main content
https://www.psu.edu/IMG-ALT Nittany Lion Shield Penn State Mark
/this-is-penn-stateThis is Penn State
/this-is-penn-state/mission-an...Mission and Values
/this-is-penn-state/equity-and...Equity and Inclusion
/this-is-penn-state/leadershipLeadership
/this-is-penn-state/historyHistory
/this-is-penn-state/facts-and-...Facts and Rankings
/this-is-penn-state/our-impactOur Impact
https://www.psu.edu/healthcareHealth Care
/impact/story/protecting-polli...Featured Impact: Protecting Pollinators
IMG-ALT Christina Grozinger and the Center for Pollinator Research work to protect bee populations in Pennsylvania and beyond.
https://www.psu.edu/academicsAcademics
/academics/undergraduate-degreesUndergraduate
/academics/graduate-degreesGraduate & Professional Schools
https://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/External Online Degrees
https://global.psu.edu/External Global Education
/academics/collegesAcademic Colleges
/academics/campusesCampus Locations
https://news.psu.edu/story/645...External U.S. News ranks Penn State among the best institutions for online programs
IMG-ALT U.S. News ranks Penn State among the best institutions for online programs
https://www.psu.edu/admissionAdmission
/admission/undergraduateText duplicate Undergraduate
/admission/graduateGraduate
https://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/External Online
https://www.psu.edu/admissionProfessional Schools
https://www.psu.edu/admissionContinuing Education
https://news.psu.edu/story/652...External Class of 2025: A Penn State education will set you up for success
IMG-ALT Penn State President Eric Barron and other University leaders and community members took part in
/tuition-and-financial-aidTuition and Aid
https://www.psu.edu/researchResearch
https://gopsusports.com/External Athletics
https://news.psu.edu/External News
https://news.psu.edu/news/late...External Latest News
https://news.psu.edu/topic/aca...External Text duplicate Academics
https://news.psu.edu/topic/res...External Our Research
https://news.psu.edu/topic/cam...External Campus Life
https://news.psu.edu/topic/ath...External Text duplicate Athletics
https://news.psu.edu/topic/adm...External Administration
https://news.psu.edu/topic/art...External Arts and Entertainment
https://news.psu.edu/story/651...External Penn State Class of 2021 to be celebrated with in-person commencement ceremonies
IMG-ALT Penn State Class of 2021 to be celebrated with in-person commencement ceremonies
https://universityethics.psu.e...External Hotline
https://raise.psu.edu/?utm_sou...External Give
https://www.psu.edu/admissionApply
https://www.psu.edu/IMG-ALT Penn State mark
https://universityethics.psu.e...External Text duplicate Hotline
https://raise.psu.edu/?utm_sou...External Text duplicate Give
https://www.psu.edu/admissionText duplicate Apply
/this-is-penn-stateText duplicate This is Penn State
/this-is-penn-state/mission-an...Text duplicate Mission and Values
/this-is-penn-state/equity-and...Text duplicate Equity and Inclusion
/this-is-penn-state/leadershipText duplicate Leadership
/this-is-penn-state/historyText duplicate History
/this-is-penn-state/facts-and-...Text duplicate Facts and Rankings
/this-is-penn-state/our-impactText duplicate Our Impact
https://www.psu.edu/healthcareText duplicate Health Care
https://www.psu.edu/academicsText duplicate Academics
/academics/undergraduate-degreesText duplicate Undergraduate
/academics/graduate-degreesText duplicate Graduate & Professional Schools
https://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/External Text duplicate Online Degrees
https://global.psu.edu/External Text duplicate Global Education
/academics/collegesText duplicate Academic Colleges
/academics/campusesText duplicate Campus Locations
https://www.psu.edu/admissionText duplicate Admission
/admission/undergraduateText duplicate Undergraduate
/admission/graduateText duplicate Graduate
https://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/External Text duplicate Online
https://www.psu.edu/admissionText duplicate Professional Schools
https://www.psu.edu/admissionText duplicate Continuing Education
/tuition-and-financial-aidText duplicate Tuition and Aid
https://www.psu.edu/researchText duplicate Research
https://gopsusports.com/External Text duplicate Athletics
https://news.psu.edu/External Text duplicate News
https://news.psu.edu/news/late...External Text duplicate Latest News
https://news.psu.edu/topic/aca...External Text duplicate Academics
https://news.psu.edu/topic/res...External Text duplicate Our Research
https://news.psu.edu/topic/cam...External Text duplicate Campus Life
https://news.psu.edu/topic/ath...External Text duplicate Athletics
https://news.psu.edu/topic/adm...External Text duplicate Administration
https://news.psu.edu/topic/art...External Text duplicate Arts and Entertainment
https://www.psu.edu/visitorsVisitors
/prospective-studentsProspective Students
/current-studentsCurrent Students
/faculty-and-staffFaculty and Staff
/business-and-industryBusiness and Industry
https://veterans.psu.edu/External Veterans and Military
https://www.alumni.psu.edu/External Alumni
https://media.psu.edu/External Media
/academics/campusesFind a Campus
https://www.psu.edu/mapsMaps
https://hr.psu.edu/careersExternal Careers
/search/directoriesDirectory
https://www.registrar.psu.edu/...External Academic Calendar
https://www.facebook.com/penns...External Facebook
https://www.twitter.com/pennstateExternal Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/penn...External Instagram
https://www.linkedin.com/schoo...External LinkedIn
https://www.psu.edu/academicsText duplicate Academics
https://www.psu.edu/researchText duplicate Research
/this-is-penn-state/our-impactExplore
https://news.psu.edu/rss/inter...External Penn State Latest News RSS Feed
https://news.psu.edu/story/652...External Frontline health care workers share perspective and advice
https://news.psu.edu/story/652...External Text duplicate Class of 2025: A Penn State education will set you up for success
https://news.psu.edu/story/651...External University voices support for Asian community in wake of Atlanta killings
https://news.psu.edu/story/648...External Penn State provides update on teaching modes for summer and fall 2021
IMG-ALT A photo looking up at columns on Old Main with a blue sky behind the building.
https://news.psu.edu/External More Penn State news
https://www.facebook.com/penns...External Text duplicate Facebook
https://twitter.com/penn_stateExternal Text duplicate Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/penn...External Text duplicate Instagram
https://www.linkedin.com/schoo...External Text duplicate LinkedIn
https://www.facebook.com/penns...External Text duplicate Facebook
https://twitter.com/pennstateExternal Text duplicate Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/penn...External Text duplicate Instagram
https://www.linkedin.com/schoo...External Text duplicate LinkedIn
http://headlines.psu.edu/External Discover News
https://news.psu.edu/External Text duplicate News
https://hr.psu.edu/careersExternal Text duplicate Careers
/this-is-penn-state/facts-and-...Text duplicate Facts and Rankings
/academics/collegesColleges
/academics/campusesCampuses
https://www.psu.edu/healthcareText duplicate Health Care
https://www.psu.edu/researchText duplicate Research
https://www.psu.edu/impactImpact
/prospective-studentsText duplicate Prospective Students
/current-studentsText duplicate Current Students
https://global.psu.edu/External International Students
/business-and-industryText duplicate Business and Industry
https://veterans.psu.edu/External Text duplicate Veterans and Military
https://www.psu.edu/visitorsText duplicate Visitors
/faculty-and-staffText duplicate Faculty and Staff
https://www.alumni.psu.edu/External Text duplicate Alumni
https://media.psu.edu/External Text duplicate Media
https://www.psu.edu/mapsText duplicate Maps
http://www.work.psu.edu/ldap/External Text duplicate Directory
https://libraries.psu.edu/External Libraries
https://www.registrar.psu.edu/...External Text duplicate Academic Calendar
https://lionpathsupport.psu.edu/External LionPATH
http://headlines.psu.edu/External Emails / Headlines
https://psualert.psu.edu/External Emergency Notifications
https://mobile.psu.edu/External Penn State Go
https://strategiccommunication...External Strategic Communications
https://universityethics.psu.e...External Report Misconduct
https://www.police.psu.edu/External Police
https://www.psu.edu/Text duplicate IMG-ALT Nittany Lion Shield Penn State Mark
https://www.psu.edu/contact-usContact Us
/web-privacy-statementPrivacy Statement
https://policy.psu.edu/policie...External Non Discrimination
/accessibilitystatementAccessibility
https://policy.psu.edu/policie...External Equal Opportunity
/legal-statementsLegal Statements
/copyright-informationThe Pennsylvania State University © 2021

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.psu.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 7 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.04 seconds.
This page only loads 3 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (57 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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transfer-encodingchunked
connectionkeep-alive
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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 page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 162,407 referring domains.
This page has 32,627,812 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 105,381 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This page 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: /components
Disallow: /404
Disallow: /js
Disallow: /psu-edu-assets
Disallow: /impact-assets
Disallow: /academics/campuses.html
Disallow: /academics/colleges.html
Disallow: /search/gss/index.html
Disallow: /search/department/index.html
Disallow: /search/departments/index.html

User-agent: Twitterbot
Disallow: *
Allow: /psu-edu-assets
Allow: /impact-assets

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

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
8,425

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

Search preview

www.psu.edu
The Pennsylvania State University
Penn State is a major, public, research-I university serving Pennsylvania and the global community. Learn more about our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
State70%Check
Penn70%Check
Penn State70%Check
State University68%Check
Pennsylvania State University68%Check
university68%Check
Pennsylvania63%Check
State Community63%Check
Research University61%Check
State News58%Check

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