Reading.ac.uk - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
100% 
Page quality
53% 
Page structure
70% 
Link structure
67% 
Server
36% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.11 s
File size
78.80 kB
Words
696
Media files
19
Number of links
161 internal / 12 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
University of Reading
The page title is too short. (194 pixels of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Discover the University of Reading, a global university that enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (793 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
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 Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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 the University of Reading, a global university that enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise.
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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Words from the H1 heading are not used in the page content.
Only 1 paragraph/s was/were found on this page.
This page contains 696 words. That's ok.
21.7% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 14 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 6 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width" is provided.
At least one Apple touch icon is specified.
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)
15 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)
The HTTPS protocol for secure data transmission is not used.

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Take the next step Undergraduate virtual Open Days – 19 June, 20 June
Too many H1 headings
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Take the next step Undergraduate virtual Open Days – 19 June, 20 June
H1 Clearing 2020 Find your place at Reading
H1 Chat to our students Find out what it's like to study at Reading
H1 Virtual tour Explore our campus in 360 degrees
H1 Made at Reading Show your stripes for the planet
H2 Reopening for autumn 2020
H2 Are you ready?
H2 At a glance
H2 Ready for Reading?
H2 Visit Us
H3 Great course options
H3 Explore student life
H3 Latest news
H3 2026: Transform
H3 Teaching and learning
H3 Get a room
H3 A global outlook
H3 Fantastic campus
H3 Study in Malaysia
H3 How to find us
H3 Get connected
H3 Our postal address
H4 Whiteknights campus
H4 London Road campus
H4 Greenlands campus
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 12 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
http://www.reading.ac.uk/Anchor Skip to main content
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/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Anthropology
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Archaeology
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Architectural Engineering
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Architecture
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Art
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Biological Sciences
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Biomedical Engineering
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Biomedical Sciences
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Building and Surveying
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Business and Management, Accounting and Finance
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Chemistry
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Classics and Classical Studies
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/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Construction Management
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Consumer Behaviour and Marketing
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/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...English Literature
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/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Food and Nutritional Sciences
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Foundation Programmes
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/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Geography
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/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Healthcare
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/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...International Development
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...International Foundation Programme (IFP)
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...International Relations
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/Ready-to-study/study/subject-...Marketing
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Mathematics
/Ready-to-Study/study/subject-...Medical Sciences
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Meteorology and Climate
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Museum Studies
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Nutrition
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Pharmacology
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Pharmacy
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Philosophy
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Physician Associate Studies
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Physics
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Politics
/Ready-to-Study/study/Subject-...Psychology
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/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Ancient History
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Animal Sciences
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Archaeology
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Architecture
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Art
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Biological Sciences
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Biomedical Sciences
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/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Business (Pre-Experience)
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Chemistry
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/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Climate Science
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Computer Science
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/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Creative Enterprise
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Economics
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Education
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/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Engineering
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/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate English Literature
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/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Film, Theatre and Television
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Finance
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Food and Nutritional Sciences
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Geography and Environmental Science
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Graphic Design
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Healthcare
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate History
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Informatics
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Information Technology
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...International Development and Applied Economics
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Law
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Linguistics
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Management
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Medieval Studies
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Meteorology and Climate
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Microbiology
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Nutrition
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Pharmacy
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Philosophy
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Physician Associate
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Plant Sciences
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Politics and International Relations
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Project Management
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Psychology
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Public Policy
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Real Estate and Planning
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Social Policy
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Speech and Language Therapy
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Strategic Studies
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Teacher Training
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Theatre
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/ready-to-study/study/subject-...War and Peace Studies
/ready-to-study/study/subject-...Text duplicate Zoology
http://www.reading.ac.uk/IMG-ALT University of Reading
/A-Z/az-academic.aspxNew window Schools and departments
http://www.henley.ac.uk/New window External Henley Business School
http://www.reading.edu.my/New window External University of Reading Malaysia
http://applicant.reading.ac.uk/New window External Subdomain Applicants
/Ready-to-Study/study/current-...New window Students
http://www.reading.ac.uk/staffNew window Staff
http://www.reading.ac.uk/alumniNew window Alumni
/Ready-to-Study.aspxStudy and life
/research.aspxResearch
/about.aspxAbout us
http://applicant.reading.ac.uk/New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Applicants
/Ready-to-Study/study/current-...New window Text duplicate Students
http://www.reading.ac.uk/staffNew window Text duplicate Staff
http://www.reading.ac.uk/alumniNew window Text duplicate Alumni
/A-Z/az-academic.aspxNew window School and departments
http://www.henley.ac.uk/New window External Text duplicate Henley Business School
http://www.reading.edu.my/New window External Malaysia Campus
/15/Study/study-prospectus.aspxNew window Get a prospectus
http://www.reading.ac.uk/Anchor #1
http://www.reading.ac.uk/Anchor #2
http://www.reading.ac.uk/Anchor #3
http://www.reading.ac.uk/Anchor #4
http://www.reading.ac.uk/Anchor #5
/ready-to-study/visiting-and-o...Find out more
/coronavirus/What you need to know
https://student.reading.ac.uk/...External Subdomain Information for students
/Ready-to-Study/student-life.aspxExplore student life Experience life on a beautiful, green campus in the heart of a lively town. See what Reading can offer
/news-and-events/news/about-ne...Latest news Explore our newest research and keep up to date with the latest announcements. Read all about it
/about/2026-transform2026: Transform We are transforming our campus and investing in first-class facilities for our students. See our investment plans
/about/teaching-and-learning.aspxTeaching and learning Read about our initiatives and developments in teaching and learning. Learn more about our approach
/Ready-to-Study/accommodation....Get a room Choose from a great selection of rooms to suit your budget and circumstances. Find your accommodation
/about/global/A global outlook Explore our partnerships, international communities and global research. Find out more
/Ready-to-Study/student-life/c...Fantastic campus Our Whiteknights campus has won 9 Green Flag Awards and is one of the top public spaces in the UK. Get a feel for life on campus
/Ready-to-Study/student-life/c...Study in Malaysia The University of Reading Malaysia offers top-class UK degrees on a vibrant, state-of-the-art campus. Discover the best of both worlds
/15/Study/study-prospectus.aspxNew window Text duplicate Get a prospectus
/ready-to-study/visiting-and-o...New window Open day bookings
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/...New window External Find us on a map
https://www.facebook.com/theun...New window External Facebook
A-TITLE Facebook opens up in new browser window
http://www.youtube.com/user/Un...New window External YouTube
A-TITLE YouTube opens up in new browser window
http://instagram.com/uniofread...New window External Instagram
A-TITLE Instagram opens up in new browser window
https://twitter.com/uniofreadingNew window External Twitter
A-TITLE Twitter opens up in new browser window
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/web/files/office-of-the-unive...Anti-slavery statement
/15/about/about-accessibility....New window Accessibility
A-TITLE Opens in a new browser
/15/about/about-privacy.aspxNew window Privacy & cookies
A-TITLE Privacy policy opens up in new browser window
/sitemap.aspxSitemap
A-TITLE View a sitemap of the University of Reading website
/about/terms-of-use.aspxNew window Terms of use
A-TITLE Opens in a new browser window
http://www.reading.ac.uk/jobsNew window Jobs
A-TITLE Opens in a new browser window

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
The checked page does not redirect to another URL.
HTTP header
(Important)
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 4 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 6 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.11 seconds.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (79 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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cache-controlno-cache
pragmano-cache
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
expires-1
content-length80699
x-backend-hostcmsws1_v4
set-cookie60 Characters
set-cookie72 Characters
set-cookie27 Characters
via1.1 www.reading.ac.uk
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(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 21,076 referring domains.
This website has 7,387,281 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 16,297 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

# Ignore FrontPage files
User-agent: *
Disallow: /_borders
Disallow: /_derived
Disallow: /_fpclass
Disallow: /_overlay
Disallow: /_private
Disallow: /_themes
Disallow: /_vti_bin
Disallow: /_vti_cnf
Disallow: /_vti_log
Disallow: /_vti_map
Disallow: /_vti_pvt
Disallow: /_vti_txt
# Dissallow list
Disallow: http://www.rdg.ac.uk/WebStats
Disallow: http://www.reading.ac.uk/WebStats
Disallow: /UnivRead/vr/dotl/bb_publish/
#see ticket 305095 regarding exclusions below
Disallow: /AcaDepts/lk/
Disallow: /AcaDepts/lh/
Disallow: /AcaDepts/le/
Disallow: /AcaDepts/cl/
Disallow: /AcaDepts/kl/
Disallow: /AcaDepts/lg/
Disallow: /AcaDepts/lf/
#url below for attention of media agencies only
Disallow: /research/media/res-markgasson-19537.asp
#see ticket 428842
Disallow: /slas/
#see ticket I-1411-5089
Disallow: /search/search-departmental-staff.aspx?id=1185
#I-1608-1790
Disallow: /search/search-staff.aspx
Sitemap: https://www.reading.ac.uk/computer-science/sitemap.xml
Sitemap: https://www.reading.ac.uk/film-theatre-television/sitemap.xml
Sitemap: https://www.reading.ac.uk/typography/sitemap.xml
Sitemap: https://www.reading.ac.uk/architecture/sitemap.xml
Sitemap: https://www.reading.ac.uk/art/sitemap.xml

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
196,839

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

Search preview

University of Reading
http://www.reading.ac.uk/
Discover the University of Reading, a global university that enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Reading75%Check
at Reading68%Check
University51%Check
Open47%Check
virtual47%Check
Global University43%Check
Teaching42%Check
Teaching and Learning40%Check
global38%Check
June37%Check

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