Stanford.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
82% 
Page structure
58% 
Link structure
73% 
Server
71% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.18 s
File size
65.80 kB
Words
809
Media files
29
Number of links
32 internal / 87 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

  • Very important! Add a H1 heading to this page.
  • Very important! Try to reduce the number of used CSS files.
  • Very important! Try to reduce the number of used JavaScript files.
  • Important! Improve the text of the meta description.
  • Important! Use good alternative descriptions (alt attributes) for your images.
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Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Stanford University
The page title is too short. (152 pixels of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Stanford University, one of the world's leading teaching and research institutions, is dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
The meta description should be shorter than 1000 pixels. It is currently 1127 pixels long.
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.stanford.edu/
There is a valid canonical link specified.
Language
(Somewhat important)
Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en-us
Server location: United States
The following language is defined by HTML: en-us
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 information
(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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twitter:cardsummary_large_image
twitter:site@Stanford
og:localeen_US
og:site_nameStanford University
og:titleStanford University
og:urlhttps://www.stanford.edu
og:typewebsite
og:descriptionStanford University, one of the world's leading teaching and research institutions, is dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
og:imagehttps://www-media.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/20191526/stanford-share.jpg
X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
charsetUTF-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
The average number of words per sentence of 25.1 words is high.
This page contains 809 words. That's ok.
19.4% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
12 paragraphs were found on this page.
The text content is perfect.
There are no duplicates on the site.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 7 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1, shrink-to-fit=no" 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 16 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
18 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.
Ads
(Somewhat important)
No ads were found on this page.
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
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...tanford.edu/events/714/71415/71415-1.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...tanford.edu/events/707/70747/70747-1.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...tanford.edu/events/691/69195/69195-1.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...tanford.edu/events/716/71691/71691-1.jpgNo alt attribute provided
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data:[...] Base64graduate student at CARS lab
data:[...] Base64GSB spiral staircase
data:[...] Base64No alt attribute provided
...ds/2017/06/09082111/prakash-240x240.jpegManu Prakash
data:[...] Base64No alt attribute provided
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...06/09082442/vy_tran_portrait-240x240.jpgVy Tran
data:[...] Base64Students in Roble Hal
data:[...] Base64dancers
data:[...] Base64No alt attribute provided
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Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
There is no H1 heading specified.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.
The structure of headings is missing one or more levels. Do not skip heading levels.
There are 49 headings on the page. The amount of headings should be in a more proper relation to the amount of text.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H2 Search Stanford:
H2 Main Content
H2 Stanford Today
H2 Get daily news updates from Stanford Report
H2 Stanford Events
H2 Academics
H2 Research
H2 Breakthrough research from Stanford
H2 Health Care
H2 Campus Life
H2 Admission
H2 About Stanford
H2 Explore Stanford
H3 Warm welcome to Stanford
H3 Considering options for U.S.-North Korea relations
H3 The craft and thinking in soul and dance music
H3 Digital companies and workers' rights in an online world
H3 Private equity firms show resilience in a downturn, Stanford scholar finds
H3 Frankenstein@200 Film Festival: Blade Runner
H3 Exhibition: Manuel Neri
H3 A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)
H3 Collision Stories
H3 Undergraduate Education
H3 Graduate Education
H3 Lifelong learning
H3 Seven schools in which to pursue your passions
H3 Manu Prakash
H3 Private equity firms show resilience in a downturn, Stanford scholar finds Duplicate text
H3 Digital companies and workers' rights in an online world Duplicate text
H3 New portal for exploring California's drought
H3 Stanford researchers team up to reduce pollution and improve health
H3 Stanford Health Care
H3 Stanford Medicine
H3 Stanford Children's Health
H3 Vy Tran
H3 Student Life
H3 Arts & Culture
H3 Athletics & Fitness
H3 Admit Weekend
H3 An eye to academic excellence, intellectual vitality and personal context
H3 Meeting the full need for every admitted undergrad who qualifies for assistance
H3 Schools
H3 Departments
H3 Research Duplicate text
H3 Health Care Duplicate text
H3 Online Learning
H3 About Stanford Duplicate text
H3 Admission Duplicate text
H3 Resources
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 too many external links (87) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.stanford.edu/Anchor Skip to content
https://www.stanford.edu/Stanford University
/student-gateway/Students
/faculty-staff-gateway/Faculty & Staff
http://parents.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Parents
http://alumni.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Alumni
https://www.stanford.edu/news/News
https://www.stanford.edu/events/Events
/academics/Academics
/research/Research
/health-care/Health Care
/campus-life/Campus Life
/admission/Admission
https://www.stanford.edu/about/About
https://campus-map.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Map
https://stanfordwho.stanford.e...External Subdomain Organizations
https://profiles.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Profiles
https://www.stanford.edu/Anchor Welcome to Stanford
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Convocation 2017
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/...External Subdomain Warm welcome to Stanford
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/...External Subdomain No Text
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/...External Subdomain Considering options for U.S.-North Korea relations
http://shc.stanford.edu/news/q...External Subdomain No Text
http://shc.stanford.edu/news/q...External Subdomain The craft and thinking in soul and dance music
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/...External Subdomain IMG-ALT Crowdsourcing
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/...External Subdomain Digital companies and workers' rights in an online world
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/...External Subdomain No Text
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/...External Subdomain Private equity firms show resilience in a downturn, Stanford scholar finds
http://news.stanford.edu/External Subdomain More Stanford News
http://events.stanford.edu/eve...External Subdomain No Text
http://events.stanford.edu/eve...External Subdomain Frankenstein@200 Film Festival: Blade Runner
http://events.stanford.edu/eve...External Subdomain No Text
http://events.stanford.edu/eve...External Subdomain Exhibition: Manuel Neri
http://events.stanford.edu/eve...External Subdomain No Text
http://events.stanford.edu/eve...External Subdomain A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)
http://events.stanford.edu/eve...External Subdomain No Text
http://events.stanford.edu/eve...External Subdomain Collision Stories
http://events.stanford.edu/External Subdomain More Stanford Events
https://undergrad.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Undergraduate Education
https://vpge.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Graduate Education
/list/continuing/Programs for Lifelong Learning
http://med.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Medicine
http://www.law.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Law
http://humsci.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Humanities & Sciences
http://engineering.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Engineering
http://ed.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Education
http://earth.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Earth
http://gsb.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Business
/academicsMore About Academics
http://news.stanford.edu/2016/...External Subdomain More about Manu
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/...External Subdomain No Text
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/...External Subdomain Text duplicate Private equity firms show resilience in a downturn, Stanford scholar finds
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/...External Subdomain Text duplicate IMG-ALT Crowdsourcing
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/...External Subdomain Text duplicate Digital companies and workers' rights in an online world
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/...External Subdomain No Text
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/...External Subdomain New portal for exploring California's drought
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/...External Subdomain No Text
http://news.stanford.edu/2017/...External Subdomain Stanford researchers team up to reduce pollution and improve health
https://www.stanford.edu/researchMore About Research
https://stanfordhealthcare.org/External Stanford Health Care
https://med.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Stanford Medicine
https://stanfordchildrens.org/External Stanford Children's Health
/health-care/More About Health Care
http://news.stanford.edu/2016/...External Subdomain More about Vy
http://studentaffairs.stanford...External Subdomain Student Affairs
http://arts.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Stanford Arts
http://www.gostanford.com/External Go Stanford
/campus-life/More About Campus Life
/admissionMore About Admission
https://www.stanford.edu/aboutMore About Stanford
http://visit.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Visitor Information
http://visit.stanford.edu/tour...External Subdomain Virtual tours
http://online.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Online Courses
http://visit.stanford.edu/plan...External Subdomain Maps & Directions
http://visit.stanford.edu/plan...External Subdomain Parking & Transportation
http://www.facebook.com/stanfordExternal Facebook
A-TITLE Facebook
http://twitter.com/stanfordExternal Twitter
A-TITLE Twitter
http://instagram.com/stanfordExternal Instagram
A-TITLE Instagram
http://www.youtube.com/stanfordExternal YouTube
A-TITLE YouTube
http://itunes.stanford.edu/External Subdomain iTunes U
A-TITLE iTunes U
http://gsb.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Business
http://earth.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
http://ed.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Education
http://engineering.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Engineering
http://humsci.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Humanities & Sciences
http://www.law.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Law
http://med.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate Medicine
/list/academic/Departments A - to Z
/list/interdisc/Interdisciplinary Programs
/list/research/Research Centers A - to Z
https://interdisciplinary.stan...External Subdomain Interdisciplinary Research
http://library.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Libraries
http://stanfordhealthcare.org/External Text duplicate Stanford Health Care
http://www.stanfordchildrens.org/External Text duplicate Stanford Children's Health
http://online.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Stanford Online
http://facts.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Facts
/about/historyHistory
http://wasc.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Accreditation
http://admission.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Undergraduate
http://studentaffairs.stanford...External Subdomain Graduate
http://finaid.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Financial Aid
https://www.stanford.edu/atoz/A - to Z Index
http://campus-map.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Campus Map
http://stanfordwho.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Directory
http://profiles.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Stanford Profiles
/admissionApplying
http://visit.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Visiting
http://giving.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Giving
http://stanfordcareers.stanfor...External Subdomain Careers
https://www.stanford.edu/contactContact
https://www.stanford.edu/Text duplicate Stanford University
https://www.stanford.edu/Stanford Home
http://visit.stanford.edu/plan/External Subdomain Text duplicate Maps & Directions
https://www.stanford.edu/search/Search Stanford
http://emergency.stanford.edu/External Subdomain Emergency Info
/site/terms/Terms of Use
/site/privacyPrivacy Policy
https://uit.stanford.edu/secur...External Subdomain Copyright Complaints
https://adminguide.stanford.ed...External Subdomain Trademark Notice

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.stanford.edu/"
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)
This website loads 4 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 7 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.18 seconds.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (66 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
content-length11772
connectionkeep-alive
cache-controlno-cache="set-cookie"
content-encodinggzip
dateMon, 25 Sep 2017 12:30:30 GMT
link<https://www.stanford.edu/wp-json/>; rel="https://api.w.org/"
link<https://www.stanford.edu/>; rel=shortlink
servernginx/1.13.3
strict-transport-securitymax-age=15768000
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
x-powered-byPHP/7.1.8
age45
varyAccept-Encoding
x-cacheHit from cloudfront
via1.1 c76a5a41a8483a9e5dcccdfeb87a16ca.cloudfront.net (CloudFront)
x-amz-cf-id4eiJ20uaEWtnA79XdpsHozueaw_wiSC7DbGOZEZMVe3XoPPhURlmkA==
statuscode200
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 website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 349,343 referring domains.
This website has 93,535,651 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 202,616 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.

Robots.txt

User-agent: *
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Allow: /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
0

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

Search preview

Stanford University
https://www.stanford.edu/
Stanford University, one of the world's leading teaching and research institutions, is dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Stanford77%Check
Stanford University65%Check
Stanford Medicine54%Check
Stanford Events54%Check
Welcome to Stanford50%Check
Search45%Check
Research45%Check
world45%Check
dedicated to42%Check
Student40%Check

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