Seattle.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
100% 
Page quality
56% 
Page structure
93% 
Link structure
62% 
Server
38% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.60 s
File size
54.60 kB
Words
503
Media files
0
Number of links
113 internal / 14 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Seattle.gov Home
The page title is too short. (163 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Official city government site. Citizen, business, and visitor information sections, plus city government information.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (699 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 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

NameValue
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application-name 
msapplication-TileColor#FFFFFF
msapplication-TileImagemstile-144x144.png
msapplication-square70x70logomstile-70x70.png
msapplication-square150x150logomstile-150x150.png
msapplication-wide310x150logomstile-310x150.png
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descriptionOfficial city government site. Citizen, business, and visitor information sections, plus city government information.
keywordsEmpty
robotsEmpty
langen
X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge,chrome=1
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
No paragraphs were detected.
This page contains 503 words. That's ok.
17.1% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 25 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" 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)
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)
The HTTPS protocol for secure data transmission is not used.

Media list

No media files were found.

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Home Page
The H1 heading is too short (9 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Home Page
H2 Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in King County
H2 Elected Officials
H2 Services
H2 Customer Service
H2 City-Wide Information
H2 Policies
H3 Discover Resources for Communities Impacted by COVID-19
H3 Seattle launches archive of City's social media networks
H3 Affordable Seattle: Find out how much you can save in just five minutes!
H3 Seattle Traffic: your online resource for the #SeattleSqueeze
H3 City Council Districts
H3 Need Help? Give Us A Call. 206-684-2489(CITY)
H3 View the Latest News from the City of Seattle
H3 {{newsItem.Title.Text | truncateString :100}}
H3 Recent videos from Seattle Channel
H3 {{news.title}}
H3 Contact the Mayor
H3 Access Seattle Employee Self-Service
H3 Jenny A. Durkan
H3 City Council
H3 Court
H3 Pete Holmes
H3 See All Elected Officials
H3 Top Requests
Baselink: http://www.seattle.gov/
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 14 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
http://www.seattle.gov/Anchor Skip to main content
http://www.seattle.gov/Seattle.gov
/about-our-digital-properties/...Anchor Google Translate Disclaimer
/services-and-informationServices & Information
A-TITLE Main Menu - Services & Information
/departmentsDepartments
A-TITLE Main Menu - Departments
/elected-officialsElected Officials
A-TITLE Main Menu - Elected Officials
/boards-and-commissionsBoards & Commissions
A-TITLE Main Menu - Boards & Commissions
/media-contactsMedia Contacts
A-TITLE Main Menu - Media Contacts
https://news.seattle.gov/External Subdomain News
A-TITLE Main Menu - News
/event-calendarEvents
A-TITLE Main Menu - Events
/visiting-seattleVisiting Seattle
A-TITLE Main Menu - Visiting Seattle
http://www.seattle.gov/Text duplicate Seattle.gov
/services-and-informationText duplicate Services & Information
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Portal Services & Information
/services-and-information/affo...Making Seattle More Affordable
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Making Seattle More Affordable
/services-and-information/anim...Animals and Pets
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Animals and Pets
/services-and-information/arts...Arts and Culture
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Arts and Culture
/services-and-information/buil...Building and Construction
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Building and Construction
/services-and-information/busi...Business and Economic Development
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Business and Economic Development
/services-and-information/city...City Administration
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information City Administration
/services-and-information/city...City Employment
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information City Employment
/services-and-information/city...City Planning and Development
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information City Planning and Development
/services-and-information/cour...Court Services
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Court Services
/services-and-information/educ...Education, Schools and Learning
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Education, Schools and Learning
/services-and-information/envi...Environment and Sustainability
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Environment and Sustainability
/services-and-information/gran...Grants and Funding
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Grants and Funding
/services-and-information/hous...Housing, Health and Human Services
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Housing, Health and Human Services
/services-and-information/neig...Neighborhood Services
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Neighborhood Services
/services-and-information/park...Parks, Recreation and Attractions
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Parks, Recreation and Attractions
/services-and-information/poli...Police, Fire and Public Safety
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Police, Fire and Public Safety
/services-and-information/tran...Streets, Parking and Transportation
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Streets, Parking and Transportation
/services-and-information/tech...Technology
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Technology
/services-and-information/util...Utilities
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Utilities
/services-and-information/volu...Volunteering and Participating
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Services & Information Volunteering and Participating
/departmentsText duplicate Departments
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Portal Departments
/elected-officialsText duplicate Elected Officials
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Portal Elected Officials
/boards-and-commissionsText duplicate Boards & Commissions
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Portal Boards & Commissions
/boards-and-commissions/calendarBoards and Commissions Meeting Calendar
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Boards & Commissions Boards and Commissions Meeting Calendar
/media-contactsText duplicate Media Contacts
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Portal Media Contacts
/directory/Staff Directory
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Portal Staff Directory
https://news.seattle.gov/External Subdomain Text duplicate News
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Portal News
/event-calendarText duplicate Events
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Portal Events
/event-calendar/submit-eventsSubmit Events
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Events Submit Events
/event-calendar/policy-and-dis...Seattle Citywide Event Calendar Policy and Disclaimer
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Events Seattle Citywide Event Calendar Policy and Disclaimer
/event-calendar/helpHelp with Citywide Event Calendar
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Events Help with Citywide Event Calendar
/event-calendar/public-outreac...Public Outreach and Engagement Event Calendar
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Events Public Outreach and Engagement Event Calendar
/event-calendar/other-city-cal...Other City Calendars
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Events Other City Calendars
/visiting-seattleText duplicate Visiting Seattle
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Portal Visiting Seattle
/visiting-seattle/points-of-in...Points of Interest
A-TITLE Main Menu Mobile - Visiting Seattle Points of Interest
https://www.kingcounty.gov/dep...New window External Find out more at King County Public Health
/mayor/covid-19Discover Resources for Communities Impacted by COVID-19
A-TITLE Discover Resources for Communities Impacted by COVID-19
https://techtalk.seattle.gov/2...New window External Subdomain Seattle launches archive of City's social media networks
A-TITLE Seattle launches archive of City's social media networks
http://www.seattle.gov/affordableNew window Affordable Seattle: Find out how much you can save in just five minutes!
A-TITLE Affordable Seattle: Find out how much you can save in just five minutes!
https://www.seattletraffic.org/External Seattle Traffic: your online resource for the #SeattleSqueeze
A-TITLE Seattle Traffic: your online resource for the #SeattleSqueeze
/cityclerk/agendas-and-legisla...City Council Districts
A-TITLE City Council Districts
http://www.seattle.gov/Anchor No Text
http://www.seattle.gov/Anchor No Text
http://www.seattle.gov/Anchor No Text
http://www.seattle.gov/Anchor No Text
/customer-service-bureauNeed Help? Give Us A Call. 206-684-2489(CITY)
http://news.seattle.gov/External Subdomain Today View the Latest News from the City of Seattle news.seattle.gov
http://www.seattle.gov/mayorContact the Mayor Meet the mayor and her Key Staff Members, and learn how to work within her administration
https://twitter.com/CityofSeat...External Follow us @CityofSeattle/lists/cityofseattletweets
https://web6.seattle.gov/FAS/H...External Subdomain Access Seattle Employee Self-Service Access is for City of Seattle Employees Only.
http://www.seattle.gov/mayorJenny A. Durkan Mayor
http://www.seattle.gov/councilCity Council
http://www.seattle.gov/courtsCourt Seattle Municipal
/cityattorneyPete Holmes City Attorney
/elected-officialsSee All Elected Officials
/services-and-information/affo...Affordability
/services-and-information/anim...Text duplicate Animals and Pets
/services-and-information/arts...Text duplicate Arts and Culture
/services-and-information/buil...Text duplicate Building and Construction
/services-and-information/busi...Text duplicate Business and Economic Development
/services-and-information/city...Text duplicate City Administration
/services-and-information/city...Text duplicate City Employment
/services-and-information/city...Text duplicate City Planning and Development
/services-and-information/cour...Text duplicate Court Services
/services-and-information/educ...Text duplicate Education, Schools and Learning
/services-and-information/envi...Text duplicate Environment and Sustainability
/services-and-information/gran...Text duplicate Grants and Funding
/services-and-information/hous...Text duplicate Housing, Health and Human Services
/services-and-information/neig...Text duplicate Neighborhood Services
/services-and-information/park...Text duplicate Parks, Recreation and Attractions
/services-and-information/poli...Text duplicate Police, Fire and Public Safety
/services-and-information/tran...Transportation
/services-and-information/tech...Text duplicate Technology
/services-and-information/util...Text duplicate Utilities
/services-and-information/volu...Text duplicate Volunteering and Participating
/services-and-information/affo...Text duplicate Affordability
/services-and-information/anim...Text duplicate Animals and Pets
/services-and-information/arts...Text duplicate Arts and Culture
/services-and-information/buil...Text duplicate Building and Construction
/services-and-information/busi...Text duplicate Business and Economic Development
/services-and-information/city...Text duplicate City Administration
/services-and-information/city...Text duplicate City Employment
/services-and-information/city...Text duplicate City Planning and Development
/services-and-information/cour...Text duplicate Court Services
/services-and-information/educ...Text duplicate Education, Schools and Learning
/services-and-information/envi...Text duplicate Environment and Sustainability
/services-and-information/gran...Text duplicate Grants and Funding
/services-and-information/hous...Text duplicate Housing, Health and Human Services
/services-and-information/neig...Text duplicate Neighborhood Services
/services-and-information/park...Text duplicate Parks, Recreation and Attractions
/services-and-information/poli...Text duplicate Police, Fire and Public Safety
/services-and-information/tran...Text duplicate Transportation
/services-and-information/tech...Text duplicate Technology
/services-and-information/util...Text duplicate Utilities
/services-and-information/volu...Text duplicate Volunteering and Participating
https://www.google.com/maps/pl...New window External City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
https://seattle-csrprodcwi.mot...New window External Subdomain Report a Problem
/departmentsText duplicate Departments
http://news.seattle.gov/New window External Subdomain City News Feed
/event-calendarCity Events Calendar
/departmentsDepartments & Agencies List
/elected-officialsText duplicate Elected Officials
https://data.seattle.gov/New window External Subdomain Open Data Portal
/public-recordsPublic Information Requests
/services-and-informationText duplicate Services & Information
https://myutilities.seattle.gov/New window External Subdomain Pay your utility bill
https://www.governmentjobs.com...New window External Find a City job
/courts/tickets-and-payments/p...Pay a parking ticket
/animal-shelter/find-an-animal...Adopt a pet
/dpd/permits/default.htmGet building permits
http://www.seattle.gov/digitalAbout Our Digital Properties
/tech/initiatives/privacy/abou...Privacy Policy
/civilrights/civil-rights/titl...Notice of Nondiscrimination
/americans-with-disabilities-actADA Notice

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
The checked page does not redirect to another URL.
HTTP header
(Important)
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
The X-powered header is sent within the response header. (unnecessary)
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.60 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 loads 8 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 25 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (55 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
cache-controlno-cache
pragmano-cache
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
content-encodinggzip
expires-1
varyAccept-Encoding
serverMicrosoft-IIS/7.5
x-aspnetmvc-version5.2
x-aspnet-version4.0.30319
x-powered-byASP.NET
dateMon, 01 Jun 2020 19:48:44 GMT
content-length13170
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 25,358 referring domains.
This website has 6,351,349 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 18,417 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

# robots.txt for igx now  at http://www.seattle.gov/

User-agent: * 

# repeat use / as end of directory
Disallow: /cgi-bin/ # This is an infinite virtual URL space
Disallow: /events/ # speed up searching.
Disallow: /scripts/ # This is an infinite virtual URL space
Disallow: /test/ # This is an infinite virtual URL space
Disallow: /vision2000/ # retired.
Disallow: /light/accounts/assistance/ # exclude per Nate... infinite loops spiders
Disallow: /light/includes/ # exclude per Dana
Disallow: /light/news/doc/ # exclude per Dana
Disallow: /light/printdocs/ # exclude per Dana
Disallow: /light/sclbusiness/ # exclude per Dana
Disallow: /mayor/special_docs/ # old per Nate
Disallow: /personnel/includes/ # exclude test directory for printing files
Disallow: /seattle/ # exclude as duplicate linking path
Disallow: /a404/
Disallow: /archive/
Disallow: /archives/
Disallow: /arts/events/ # exclude arts calendar
Disallow: /calendar/ # Ticket 01429559
Disallow: /dpd/appdocs/
Disallow: /dpd/appsnippets/
Disallow: /dpd/codes/dr/
Disallow: /dpd/luib/
Disallow: /dpd/planning/design_commission/includes/
Disallow: /dpd/publications/cam/
Disallow: /dpd/research/gis/webplots/
Disallow: /directory/ # Ticket 01429559
Disallow: /living-in-seattle/event-calendar/ # Ticket 01429559
Disallow: /news/detail_print.asp
Disallow: /onhold/
Disallow: /util/spu404/ # Spu 404 page
Disallow: /util/warp/ # limit searching
Disallow: /util_old/
Disallow: /Documents/Departments/EthicsElections/DemocracyVoucher/

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
4,457

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

Search preview

www.seattle.gov
Seattle.gov Home
Official city government site. Citizen, business, and visitor information sections, plus city government information.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
gov63%Check
Seattle59%Check
City45%Check
Official45%Check
Information40%Check
site40%Check
City Council38%Check
City News38%Check
Business35%Check
city government31%Check

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