Sheffield.gov.uk - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
72% 
Page quality
45% 
Page structure
58% 
Link structure
67% 
Server
36% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.27 s
File size
53.40 kB
Words
986
Media files
3
Number of links
135 internal / 14 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Home
The title contains the word Home! More content should be covered in the title.
The page title is too short. (55 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
The page title is only one word.
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
SCC home page
The meta description is too short. (105 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length) 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
Server location: United States of America
One or more of the specified languages are not ISO standard (en, en-us, de, etc.)
The language is not specified in the HTML markup.
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)
No favicon is linked in the HTML code.

Meta tags

NameValue
handheldfriendlytrue
mobileoptimizedwidth
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
descriptionSCC home page
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
There are 30 text duplicates on this page:
  • Duplicate 1: Your account, who has to pay, banding, how it's calculated, discou...
  • Duplicate 2: Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support, budgeting, local assistance gran...
  • Duplicate 3: Your bins, collection days, bulky & hazardous waste, recycling centres...
  • Duplicate 4: Car parks, on-street parking, residents' parking permits, visitors...
  • Duplicate 5: Admissions, catchment areas, find schools, school travel, attendance, ...
  • Duplicate 6: Council & private housing, landlords & tenants, assisted living & care...
  • Duplicate 7: Independence, help & support, travel & mobility, help at home, care & ...
  • Duplicate 8: Help & support, travel & transport, equipment, children with disabilit...
  • Duplicate 9: Parks, gardens, trees & woodlands, allotments, leisure & sports facili...
  • Duplicate 10: Roadworks, Streets Ahead, maintenance, street lighting, traffic lights...
  • Duplicate 11: Sheffield libraries, joining the library, using the library, eLibrary,...
  • Duplicate 12: Air pollution, noise, dangerous trees, animals & pests, abandoned vehi...
  • Duplicate 13: Register Office, naming ceremonies, burials & memorials, civil partner...
  • Duplicate 14: Food safety, hygiene ratings, training, disease, health & wellbeing, i...
  • Duplicate 15: Public transport, driving, cycling, walking, travel cards & passes, sc...
This page contains 986 words. That's ok.
14.5% of the text are stop words.
Words from the H1 heading are used in the page content.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
30 paragraphs were found on this page.
The text content is perfect.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
The average number of words per sentence of 13.6 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website loads 7 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.
HTTPS
(Somewhat important)
This website uses HTTPS to protect privacy and integrity of the exchanged data.
All included files are also transferred via HTTPS.

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Sheffield City Council
The H1 heading is perfect.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 46 headings on the page. The amount of headings should be in a more proper relation to the amount of text.
Some headings do not have any content.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Sheffield City Council
H2 Empty heading
H2 Find information and get in touch
H2 Council services by area
H2 Council Services
H2 A–Z of services
H2 Empty heading
H3 Council Tax
H3 Benefits
H3 Bins & Recycling
H3 Parking
H3 Planning & Development
H3 Schools & Childcare
H3 Housing
H3 Social Care
H3 Disability & Mental Health
H3 Parks, Sport & Recreation
H3 Roads & Pavements
H3 Libraries & Archives
H3 Pollution & Nuisance
H3 Births, Deaths, Marriages & Citizenship
H3 Public Health
H3 Travel & Transport
H3 Jobs & Volunteering
H3 Your City Council
H3 Business
H3 Licensing
H3 Other ways to contact us
H3 Council Tax Duplicate text
H3 Benefits Duplicate text
H3 Bins & Recycling Duplicate text
H3 Parking Duplicate text
H3 Planning & Development Duplicate text
H3 Schools & Childcare Duplicate text
H3 Housing Duplicate text
H3 Social Care Duplicate text
H3 Disability & Mental Health Duplicate text
H3 Parks, Sport & Recreation Duplicate text
H3 Roads & Pavements Duplicate text
H3 Libraries & Archives Duplicate text
H3 Pollution & Nuisance Duplicate text
H3 Births, Deaths, Marriages & Citizenship Duplicate text
H3 Public Health Duplicate text
H3 Travel & Transport Duplicate text
H3 Jobs & Volunteering Duplicate text
H3 Your City Council Duplicate text
H3 Business Duplicate text
H3 Licensing Duplicate text
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 14 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/homeSheffield City Council
A-TITLE Back to the homepage
https://sheffield.citizenspace...External Subdomain Central Area Strategy We would like to hear your views on Sheffield City Centre...
/home/council-taxCouncil Tax Your account, who has to pay, banding, how it's calculated, discounts & exemptions, how we spend it...
/home/benefitsBenefits Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support, budgeting, local assistance grants & loans, benefits calculator, appeals...
/home/bins-recycling-servicesBins & Recycling Your bins, collection days, bulky & hazardous waste, recycling centres, replacement or extra bins...
/home/parkingParking Car parks, on-street parking, residents' parking permits, visitors' parking, disabled parking, parking fines...
/home/planning-developmentPlanning & Development Planning applications, building regulations, conservation, regeneration, planning committee...
/home/schools-childcareSchools & Childcare Admissions, catchment areas, find schools, school travel, attendance, childcare & nurseries, teaching jobs...
/home/housingHousing Council & private housing, landlords & tenants, assisted living & care homes, heating your home, homelessness...
/home/social-careSocial Care Independence, help & support, travel & mobility, help at home, care & carers, fostering & adoption...
/home/disability-mental-healthDisability & Mental Health Help & support, travel & transport, equipment, children with disabilities, care & carers, mental health services...
/home/parks-sport-recreationParks, Sport & Recreation Parks, gardens, trees & woodlands, allotments, leisure & sports facilities, what's on, tourist information...
/home/roads-pavementsRoads & Pavements Roadworks, Streets Ahead, maintenance, street lighting, traffic lights, road signs, traffic cameras, bus lanes, cycling...
/home/libraries-archivesLibraries & Archives Sheffield libraries, joining the library, using the library, eLibrary, schools library, business services events, archives...
/home/pollution-nuisancePollution & Nuisance Air pollution, noise, dangerous trees, animals & pests, abandoned vehicles, littering, graffiti, anti-social behaviour...
/home/births-deaths-marriagesBirths, Deaths, Marriages & Citizenship Register Office, naming ceremonies, burials & memorials, civil partnerships, citizenship ceremonies, order copies of ...
/home/public-healthPublic Health Food safety, hygiene ratings, training, disease, health & wellbeing, immunisation, maternity care, flooding...
/home/travel-transportTravel & Transport Public transport, driving, cycling, walking, travel cards & passes, school passes, travel news & updates...
/home/job-vacanciesJobs & Volunteering Jobs with Sheffield City Council, teaching jobs, become a volunteer...
/home/your-city-councilYour City Council About us, elections, budgets & spending, plans & policies, equality...
/home/businessBusiness Licensing, Trading Standards, Business Rates, property & land, support...
/home/business/licences-permit...Licensing Licensing certificates, licences, permits, consents and registrations , ...
/home/parking/city-centre-car-...Parking in Sheffield
/home/council-tax/pay-council-taxPay your Council Tax
/home/council-housing/pay-my-rentPay my rent
/home/business/pay-business-ratesBusiness rates
/home/parking/pay-parking-bus-...Parking or bus lane fine (PCN)
/home/disability-mental-health...Care alarms
/home/planning-development/app...Planning application fee
/home/planning-development/pre...Pre-application enquiry fee
/home/housing/approved-student...Student housing inspection fees
/home/schools-childcare/school...School attendance fine
/home/housing/licensing-houses...House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence fee
/home/your-city-council/pay-an...Sheffield City Council invoice
/home/paySee more payments
/home/job-vacancies/JoblistingsSheffield City Council job vacancies
/home/council-tax/apply-counci...Council Tax refund
/home/bins-recycling-services/...Register for the green bin service
/home/council-tax/council-tax-...Single person's Council Tax discount
/home/benefits/council-tax-sup...Council Tax support
/home/planning-development/app...Planning permission
https://www.gov.uk/apply-unive...External Universal Credit
/home/schools-childcare/apply-...School place
/home/benefits/housing-benefitHousing Benefit
/home/parking/apply-parking-pe...Parking permit
/home/business/licences-permit...Licensing and Permits
/home/parking/apply-for-blue-b...Blue Badge (disabled person's parking permit)
/home/births-deaths-marriages/...Register a birth
/home/births-deaths-marriages/...Register a death
/home/planning-development/bui...Building Control
/home/apply-register-bookSee more applications
/home/bins-recycling-services/...Missed bin collection
/home/council-housing/council-...Council housing repairs
/home/public-health/pest-controlPest problem
/home/housing/licensing-houses...Unlicensed HMO (House in Multiple Occupation)
/home/benefits/change-circumst...Address or circumstance change for Housing Benefits
/home/pollution-nuisance/litte...Flytipping or litter
/home/business/health-and-safe...Health & safety incident
/home/roads-pavements/report-r...Pothole or broken pavement
/home/pollution-nuisance/anti-...Anti social behaviour
/home/roads-pavements/faulty-s...Faulty street light
/home/pollution-nuisance/repor...Noise nuisance
/home/reportSee more reports
/home/your-city-council/compla...Make a complaint
http://democracy.sheffield.gov...External Subdomain Contact a councillor
https://sheffield.citizenspace...External Subdomain Surveys & consultations
https://service.sheffield.gov....External Subdomain Ask us a question
https://www.relayuk.bt.com/External Access a text relay service with Relay UK
/utilities/footer-links/counci...Find Council offices near you
/home/job-vacanciesJobs
/home/council-housingCouncil Housing
/home/council-taxCouncil Tax
/home/businessBusiness
/home/council-taxText duplicate Council Tax Your account, who has to pay, banding, how it's calculated, discounts & exemptions, how we spend it...
/home/benefitsText duplicate Benefits Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support, budgeting, local assistance grants & loans, benefits calculator, appeals...
/home/bins-recycling-servicesText duplicate Bins & Recycling Your bins, collection days, bulky & hazardous waste, recycling centres, replacement or extra bins...
/home/parkingText duplicate Parking Car parks, on-street parking, residents' parking permits, visitors' parking, disabled parking, parking fines...
/home/planning-developmentText duplicate Planning & Development Planning applications, building regulations, conservation, regeneration, planning committee...
/home/schools-childcareText duplicate Schools & Childcare Admissions, catchment areas, find schools, school travel, attendance, childcare & nurseries, teaching jobs...
/home/housingText duplicate Housing Council & private housing, landlords & tenants, assisted living & care homes, heating your home, homelessness...
/home/social-careText duplicate Social Care Independence, help & support, travel & mobility, help at home, care & carers, fostering & adoption...
/home/disability-mental-healthText duplicate Disability & Mental Health Help & support, travel & transport, equipment, children with disabilities, care & carers, mental health services...
/home/parks-sport-recreationText duplicate Parks, Sport & Recreation Parks, gardens, trees & woodlands, allotments, leisure & sports facilities, what's on, tourist information...
/home/roads-pavementsText duplicate Roads & Pavements Roadworks, Streets Ahead, maintenance, street lighting, traffic lights, road signs, traffic cameras, bus lanes, cycling...
/home/libraries-archivesText duplicate Libraries & Archives Sheffield libraries, joining the library, using the library, eLibrary, schools library, business services events, archives...
/home/pollution-nuisanceText duplicate Pollution & Nuisance Air pollution, noise, dangerous trees, animals & pests, abandoned vehicles, littering, graffiti, anti-social behaviour...
/home/births-deaths-marriagesText duplicate Births, Deaths, Marriages & Citizenship Register Office, naming ceremonies, burials & memorials, civil partnerships, citizenship ceremonies, order copies of ...
/home/public-healthText duplicate Public Health Food safety, hygiene ratings, training, disease, health & wellbeing, immunisation, maternity care, flooding...
/home/travel-transportText duplicate Travel & Transport Public transport, driving, cycling, walking, travel cards & passes, school passes, travel news & updates...
/home/job-vacanciesText duplicate Jobs & Volunteering Jobs with Sheffield City Council, teaching jobs, become a volunteer...
/home/your-city-councilText duplicate Your City Council About us, elections, budgets & spending, plans & policies, equality...
/home/businessText duplicate Business Licensing, Trading Standards, Business Rates, property & land, support...
/home/business/licences-permit...Text duplicate Licensing Licensing certificates, licences, permits, consents and registrations , ...
/utilities/promotions-panel/Fo...IMG-ALT Fostering
A-TITLE Fostering
/utilities/promotions-panel/Fo...Text duplicate IMG-ALT Fostering
/utilities/promotions-panel/Ho...IMG-ALT home library
A-TITLE home library
/utilities/promotions-panel/Ho...Text duplicate IMG-ALT home library
https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/Anchor Previous
A-TITLE Previous slide
https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/Anchor Next
A-TITLE Next slide
/utilities/a-zA–Z of services
https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/Anchor Skip the A to Z services
/utilities/a-zServices A
/utilities/a-zServices B
/utilities/a-zServices C
/utilities/a-zServices D
/utilities/a-zServices E
/utilities/a-zServices F
/utilities/a-zServices G
/utilities/a-zServices H
/utilities/a-zServices I
/utilities/a-zServices J
/utilities/a-zServices K
/utilities/a-zServices L
/utilities/a-zServices M
/utilities/a-zServices N
/utilities/a-zServices O
/utilities/a-zServices P
/utilities/a-zServices Q
/utilities/a-zServices R
/utilities/a-zServices S
/utilities/a-zServices T
/utilities/a-zServices U
/utilities/a-zServices V
/utilities/a-zServices W
/utilities/a-zServices X
/utilities/a-zServices Y
/utilities/a-zServices Z
/utilities/a-zServices 123
https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/homeSite Home Page
/utilities/footer-links/privac...Privacy notice
/utilities/footer-links/cookie...Use of cookies
/utilities/footer-links/our-on...Our online forms
/utilities/footer-links/about-...Website accessibility
/utilities/footer-links/legal-...Legal notices
/home/job-vacanciesJobs & volunteering with Sheffield City Council
/home/your-city-council/access...Get access to information
http://www.welcometosheffield....External Sheffield events
https://sheffield.citizenspace...External Subdomain Have your say – consultations
http://www.sheffieldnewsroom.c...External News & press
/utilities/footer-links/advert...Advertising
/home/businessText duplicate Business
https://twitter.com/sheffcounc...External Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/oursheffExternal Facebook
https://www.youtube.com/user/S...External YouTube
https://www.instagram.com/shef...External Instagram
https://public.govdelivery.com...External Subdomain Email alerts
/utilities/footer-links/latest...News feeds
https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/Anchor Top

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/"
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 7 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.27 seconds.
This website only loads 2 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (53 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
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 3,835 referring domains.
This website has 1,158,494 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 2,813 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.

Search preview

www.sheffield.gov.uk
Home
SCC home page

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Sheffield65%Check
Sheffield City62%Check
Sheffield City Council60%Check
Council56%Check
City Council56%Check
Council services51%Check
Council housing49%Check
Council Tax49%Check
Council Tax Support47%Check
City Centre47%Check

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