Simmons.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
80% 
Page structure
77% 
Link structure
71% 
Server
46% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.62 s
File size
54.50 kB
Words
1020
Media files
25
Number of links
112 internal / 10 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Simmons University
The page title is too short. (180 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Simmons University is a nationally recognized private university, offering the only undergraduate program for women in Boston and numerous graduate programs open to all.
The meta description is too long: 1066 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. Optimize description
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.simmons.edu/
There is a valid canonical link 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

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descriptionSimmons University is a nationally recognized private university, offering the only undergraduate program for women in Boston and numerous graduate programs open to all.
GeneratorDrupal 8 (https://www.drupal.org)
MobileOptimizedwidth
HandheldFriendlytrue
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langen
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 1020 words. That's ok.
25.7% 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.
16 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 20.36 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 61 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.

Media list

URLAlt attributeTitle
...mons/assets/img/simmons-logo__header.svgSimmons University Logo
...mepagenew_0.jpg?h=8228a342&itok=ZtIEQq-PThe Simmons academic campus
...news-cupola.jpg?h=b3660f0d&itok=VlR21sebThe Simmons cupola against a blue sky
...dent-wooten.jpg?h=a87c858e&itok=fxngymaGPresident Lynn Perry Wooten standing on stairs.
...m-admission.jpg?h=15f69202&itok=brVW1GPuStudents sitting together and talking in a common area of Simmons University
...m-academics.jpg?h=a87c858e&itok=W48ykeO3A student sits at a desk in class next to two additional classmates
...-whysimmons.jpg?h=a87c858e&itok=9VJUae7IA student sitting in class with additional students sitting behind her.
...yoursimmons.jpg?h=a87c858e&itok=lShGtAwSStudents sitting in a common area in the Main College Building at Simmons University
...ollege-town.jpg?h=eebaf6c7&itok=U8ByTt0OFenway Park in Boston
...boutsimmons.jpg?h=dcd8a943&itok=KAD6tILXThe Simmons academic campus
.../img_5342_1.jpg?h=b3660f0d&itok=OiGYAYkDHeadshot of Brooke Zahine
...nez_960x640.jpg?h=b3660f0d&itok=bXzCpBEdHeadshot of Enna Jimenez
...ith_960x640.jpg?h=b3660f0d&itok=x7pUe-ExHeadshot of Rebecca Crosswaith
...0-10/pfs960.jpg?h=b3660f0d&itok=x6Z-E6KzRenada Goldberg with a chalkboard about her Precious Family Study
...sflagandmcb.jpg?h=b3660f0d&itok=T0-PWk8aThe U.S. Flag outside of the Main College Building
...161117-0173.jpg?h=b3660f0d&itok=fySPKpFNUS flag in front of the Simmons University Main College Building in the fall.
...uildingfall.jpg?h=b3660f0d&itok=hZBK1VMaThe front of the Main College Building in the Fall
.../dance1v960.jpg?h=b3660f0d&itok=KFScSVuvGrace Gile with the Simmons University Dance Company during a performance.
...03/videolab.jpg?h=852e633a&itok=7Hol1XQRStudents being filmed in the video studio
.../studentart.jpg?h=852e633a&itok=S29aGmgHA student works on their self portrait
...inclusivity.jpg?h=32d47049&itok=wnf8pYakStudents sitting together in the Multicultural Center
...demiccampus.jpg?h=852e633a&itok=RJHiBSwqThe Simmons academic campus
...bostontrees.jpg?h=852e633a&itok=Bq39Fi-vThe city of Boston through the trees
...tudentclass.jpg?h=852e633a&itok=CRAbPYXHGraduate student talking in class
...mons/assets/img/simmons-logo__footer.svgSimmons Univertity Logo

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Your Journey Starts Here
The H1 heading is perfect.
Headings
(Important)
There are 36 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 Your Journey Starts Here
H2 Undergraduate
H2 Graduate
H2 COVID-19 Information
H2 Meet President Lynn Perry Wooten
H2 Admission & Financial Aid
H2 Academics
H2 Online Programs
H2 Your Simmons
H2 Simmons At a Glance
H2 About Simmons
H2 Around Campus
H2 Upcoming Admissions Events
H2 Take the Next Step
H2 Resources
H2 More
H2 Visit Simmons
H2 Apply to Simmons
H2 Request Info
H3 Student to Faculty Ratio
H3 Majors and Programs
H3 Boston: The Best College Town
H3 Founder's Day Essay: Leadership in my Community
H3 Community Leader: Enna E. Jimenez ‘91, ‘06E Supports Students and Engages Alumnae/i
H3 Rebecca Crosswaith '10 Navigates the Ever-Evolving World of Immigration
H3 Meet Your Professor: Renada Goldberg
H3 President Wooten: The Election Season as an Opportunity
H3 What you Need to Know About Election Day with Assistant Professor Aaron Rosenthal
H3 Simmons University Launches New Online Undergraduate Program for Adult Learners
H3 Grace Gile '21: Simmons Allows me to Explore my Passions
H3 Virtual Info Session: Bachelor's in Nutrition & Dietetics for Adult/Transfer Students
H3 Virtual Info Session: Adult and Transfer Students
H3 Virtual Open House
H3 Behavior Analysis: Meet the Students and Faculty Panel
H3 Virtual Info Session: History
H3 Virtual Info Session: Gender and Cultural Studies
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 number of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
There are 10 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.simmons.edu/Anchor Skip to main site navigation
https://www.simmons.edu/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.simmons.edu/IMG-ALT Simmons University Logo
A-TITLE Simmons University Home
https://www.simmons.edu/academicsAcademics
/undergraduate/academicsUndergraduate
/graduate/academic-programsGraduate
/academics/executive-educationExecutive Education
/academics/colleges-schools-de...Colleges, Schools & Departments
/academics/facultyFaculty
/academics/researchResearch
/academics/academic-freedomAcademic Freedom
/academics/course-catalogCourse Catalog
/academics/academic-calendarAcademic Calendar
/academics/registrarRegistrar
/admission-financial-aidAdmission & Financial Aid
/undergraduate/admission-and-f...Text duplicate Undergraduate
/graduate/admissionText duplicate Graduate
/admission-financial-aid/finan...Financial Aid and Affordability
/admission-financial-aid/visit...Visit & Tour
/admission-financial-aid/reque...Request Information
/admission-financial-aid/notic...Notice of Non-Discrimination
/your-simmonsYour Simmons
/your-simmons/commitment-inclu...Commitment to Inclusivity
/your-simmons/community-engage...Community Engagement
/your-simmons/experience-bostonExperience Boston
/your-simmons/student-support-...Student Support & Resources
https://www.simmons.edu/aboutAbout
/about/our-mission-historyOur Mission & History
/about/our-futureOur Future
/about/university-leadershipUniversity Leadership
/about/awards-and-accoladesAwards and Accolades
/about/work-simmonsWork at Simmons
/about/contact-usContact Us
https://www.simmons.edu/alumniAlumnae/i and Friends
/alumni/connectConnect
/alumni/eventsAlumnae/i Events
/alumni/giveGive
/alumni/contact-usText duplicate Contact Us
https://www.simmons.edu/newsNews
https://www.simmons.edu/eventsEvents
https://www.simmons.edu/libraryLibrary
https://engage.simmons.edu/reg...New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Give
/undergraduate/admission-and-f...Admitted Undergraduates
/graduate/admission/admitted-g...Admitted Graduate Students
https://internal.simmons.edu/s...External Subdomain Current Students
/your-simmons/student-support-...International Students
/your-simmons/student-support-...Veterans
https://www.simmons.edu/alumniText duplicate Alumnae/i and Friends
/undergraduate/admission-and-f...Parents and Families
https://internal.simmons.edu/f...External Subdomain Faculty and Staff
/info-for/college-counselorsCollege Counselors
/info-for/adult-learnersAdult Learners
/undergraduate/admission-and-f...Apply to Simmons
/undergraduateThe Undergraduate Experience
/undergraduate/academics/major...Majors and Minors
https://www.simmons.edu/graduateGraduate School at Simmons
/graduate/academic-programs/gr...Graduate Programs and Certificates
/coronavirusUniversity Information
/coronavirus/undergraduate-fal...Undergraduate Fall 2020
/coronavirus/update-graduate-p...Graduate Fall 2020
/about/university-leadership/p...About President Wooten
/admission-financial-aidTake The First Step
https://www.simmons.edu/academicsAcademic Programs
/academics/facultyOur Faculty
/academics/colleges-schools-de...Text duplicate Colleges, Schools & Departments
/undergraduate/why-simmons-onlineOnline Undergraduate Programs for Adult Learners
/graduate/academic-programs/gr...New window Online Graduate Programs
/your-simmonsText duplicate Your Simmons
/academics/facultyOur faculty
https://www.simmons.edu/academicsAcademics at Simmons
/your-simmons/experience-bostonText duplicate Experience Boston
https://www.simmons.edu/aboutAbout Simmons
/news/founders-day-essay-leade...Founder's Day Essay: Leadership in my Community
/news/community-leader-enna-e-...Community Leader: Enna E. Jimenez ‘91, ‘06E Supports Students and Engages Alumnae/i
/news/rebecca-crosswaith-10-na...Rebecca Crosswaith '10 Navigates the Ever-Evolving World of Immigration
/news/meet-your-professor-rena...Meet Your Professor: Renada Goldberg
/news/election-season-opportunityPresident Wooten: The Election Season as an Opportunity
/news/aaron-rosenthal-answers-...What you Need to Know About Election Day with Assistant Professor Aaron Rosenthal
/news/simmons-university-launc...Simmons University Launches New Online Undergraduate Program for Adult Learners
/cdn-cgi/l/email-protection[email protected]
/news/grace-gile-21-simmons-al...Grace Gile '21: Simmons Allows me to Explore my Passions
https://www.simmons.edu/newsAll News
/sites/default/files/styles/85...Click to look closer at this photo
IMG-ALT Students being filmed in the video studio
/sites/default/files/styles/85...Text duplicate Click to look closer at this photo
IMG-ALT A student works on their self portrait
https://www.simmons.edu/Anchor Undergraduate Admission Events
https://www.simmons.edu/Anchor Graduate Admission Events
/events/virtual-info-session-b...Virtual Info Session: Bachelor's in Nutrition & Dietetics for Adult/Transfer Students
/events/virtual-info-session-a...Virtual Info Session: Adult and Transfer Students
/events/virtual-open-house-nov...Virtual Open House
/events/behavior-analysis-meet...Behavior Analysis: Meet the Students and Faculty Panel
/events/virtual-info-session-h...Virtual Info Session: History
/events/virtual-info-session-g...Virtual Info Session: Gender and Cultural Studies
/events?topic=176All Admission Events
/undergraduateUndergraduate Site
https://www.simmons.edu/graduateGraduate Site
https://www.simmons.edu/libraryText duplicate Library
https://www.simmons.edu/eventsText duplicate Events
/maps-directionsMaps and Directions
http://athletics.simmons.edu/New window External Subdomain Athletics
/academics/facultyFaculty Directory
/financial-reportingFinancial Reporting
/public-safetyPublic Safety
/your-simmons/commitment-inclu...Title IX
/report-incidentReport an Incident
/about/contact-usText duplicate Contact Us
https://engage.simmons.edu/reg...New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Give
/about/work-simmonsText duplicate Work at Simmons
/report-barrierReport a Barrier
/privacy-policyPrivacy
/consumer-informationConsumer Information
https://www.simmons.edu/IMG-ALT Simmons Univertity Logo
A-TITLE Simmons University Home
https://www.youtube.com/simmon...New window External Simmons University Youtube
https://www.facebook.com/Simmo...New window External Simmons University Facebook
https://twitter.com/simmonsunivNew window External Simmons University Twitter
https://www.linkedin.com/schoo...New window External Simmons University LinkedIn
https://www.instagram.com/simm...New window External Simmons University Instagram
/undergraduate/admission-and-f...Text duplicate Undergraduate
/graduate/admission/visit-usText duplicate Graduate
/undergraduate/admission-and-f...Text duplicate Undergraduate
/graduate/admission/how-applyText duplicate Graduate
/undergraduate/admission-and-f...Text duplicate Undergraduate
/graduate/admission/request-in...Text duplicate Graduate

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.simmons.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The X-powered header is sent within the response header. (unnecessary)
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.62 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 page loads 61 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
This page only loads 3 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (55 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateSat, 31 Oct 2020 23:27:30 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
set-cookie150 Characters
x-powered-byPHP/7.2.24
cache-controlmax-age=86400, public
x-drupal-dynamic-cacheUNCACHEABLE
link<https://www.simmons.edu/>; rel="shortlink", <https://www.simmons.edu/>; rel="canonical", <https://www.simmons.edu/homepage>; rel="revision"
x-ua-compatibleIE=edge
content-languageen
x-content-type-optionsnosniff
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
varyCookie
x-generatorDrupal 8 (https://www.drupal.org)
x-drupal-cacheHIT
last-modifiedSat, 31 Oct 2020 06:00:44 GMT
x-xss-protection1; mode=block
cf-cache-statusDYNAMIC
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servercloudflare
cf-ray5eb125a82925c272-FRA
content-encodinggzip
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/2

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 8,838 referring domains.
This page has 372,249 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 7,233 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This page is not very popular on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

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# robots.txt
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# This file is to prevent the crawling and indexing of certain parts
# of your site by web crawlers and spiders run by sites like Yahoo!
# and Google. By telling these "robots" where not to go on your site,
# you save bandwidth and server resources.
#
# This file will be ignored unless it is at the root of your host:
# Used:    http://example.com/robots.txt
# Ignored: http://example.com/site/robots.txt
#
# For more information about the robots.txt standard, see:
# http://www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html

User-agent: *
# CSS, JS, Images
Allow: /core/*.css$
Allow: /core/*.css?
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
0

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Search preview

www.simmons.edu
Simmons University
Simmons University is a nationally recognized private university, offering the only undergraduate program for women in Boston and numerous graduate programs open to all.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Simmons81%Check
Simmons University74%Check
at Simmons68%Check
University63%Check
in Boston57%Check
Graduate56%Check
Graduate Programs55%Check
Private University55%Check
numerous graduate programs open54%Check
undergraduate program54%Check

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