Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
46% 
Page structure
62% 
Link structure
83% 
Server
74% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.19 s
File size
28.40 kB
Words
292
Media files
15
Number of links
57 internal / 17 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
University College Dublin
The length of the page title is perfect. (228 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
UCD is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.
The meta description is too long: 1392 pixels from max. 1000 pixels. 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
Language defined in HTML: en
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 character encoding is not specified in the HTTP header.
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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viewportwidth=device-width, user-scalable=0
descriptionUCD is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.
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X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Only 1 paragraph/s was/were found on this page.
There are only 292 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
17.8% of the text are stop words.
Keywords used in the page title are also used in the page content. That's good!
Words from the H1 heading are used in the page content.
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 17 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 12 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, user-scalable=0" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
Empty bold or strong tags were found on this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
7 images have no alt attribute. The content of alt attributes is used by search engines.
Social Networks
(Nice to have)
This website is optimized perfectly for social networks.
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)
University College Dublin
Too many H1 headings
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.
Some headings do not have any content.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 University College Dublin
H1 Banner Slider
H2 Belfield 50
H2 Welcome to UCD
H2 UCD Covid-19 Response
H2 Graduate Employability
H2 UCD Strategy 2020-2024
H2 Empty heading
H2 News and Opinion
H2 Discover UCD
H2 Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Special Arrangements
H2 UCD Social
H3 Dr Margaret MacCurtain: 1929 - 2020
H3 NCAD, IADT and UCD consortium receives €10 million funding for Creative Futures Academy
H3 UCD Ad Astra's Lara Gillespie comes out on top at National Senior Championships
H3 Belfield 50 launched with outdoor campus exhibitions
H3 Welcome to the Belfield 50 celebrations
H3 UCD Covid-19 Response Duplicate text
H3 UCD Covid-19 Emergency Fund
H4 Main Navigation
H4 Social Media Links
H4 UCD Home
H4 Useful Links
H4 Contact Details
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 17 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.ucd.ie/Home
http://www.ucd.ie/students/Current Students
http://www.ucd.ie/alumni/New window Alumni
https://www.ucd.ie/community/Community
/newsandopinion/News and Opinion
http://www.ucd.ie/events/calendarEvents
/contact-details/contact-ucd/Contact
https://www.ucd.ie/directoryStaff Directory
https://www.ucd.ie/a-z/A-Z
http://www.ucd.ie/connect/New window UCD Connect
https://www.ucd.ie/University College Dublin
https://www.ucd.ie/about-ucd/About UCD
https://www.ucd.ie/studyatucd/Study at UCD
/researchandinnovation/Research and Innovation
/collegesandschools/Colleges and Schools
https://www.ucd.ie/global/UCD Global
https://www.ucd.ie/about-ucd/Text duplicate About UCD
https://www.ucd.ie/studyatucd/Text duplicate Study at UCD
/researchandinnovation/Text duplicate Research and Innovation
/collegesandschools/Text duplicate Colleges and Schools
https://www.ucd.ie/global/Text duplicate UCD Global
https://www.ucd.ie/Text duplicate Home
http://www.ucd.ie/students/Text duplicate Current Students
http://www.ucd.ie/alumni/Text duplicate Alumni
https://www.ucd.ie/community/Text duplicate Community
/newsandopinion/Text duplicate News and Opinion
http://www.ucd.ie/events/calendarText duplicate Events
/contact-details/contact-ucd/Text duplicate Contact
https://www.ucd.ie/directoryNew window Text duplicate Staff Directory
https://www.ucd.ie/a-z/Text duplicate A-Z
http://www.ucd.ie/connect/Text duplicate UCD Connect
https://www.ucdbelfield50.com/New window External Belfield 50 Celebrating 50 years at Belfield
http://www.ucdnewstudents.ie/New window External Welcome to UCD Information for Incoming Students
/research/covid19response/New window UCD Covid-19 Response The UCD Community is rising to the challenge posed by the global pandemic
https://thinkbigger.ucd.ie/emp...New window External Graduate Employability For the third year in a row, UCD is No. 1 in Ireland in the QS Graduate Employability rankings
https://strategy.ucd.ie/New window External UCD Strategy 2020-2024
https://www.ucd.ie/Anchor Previous
https://www.ucd.ie/Anchor Next
http://www.ucd.ie/newsandopinion/Text duplicate News and Opinion
/newsandopinion/news/2020/octo...Dr Margaret MacCurtain: 1929 - 2020
/newsandopinion/news/2020/octo...NCAD, IADT and UCD consortium receives €10 million funding for Creative Futures Academy
/newsandopinion/news/2020/octo...UCD Ad Astra's Lara Gillespie comes out on top at National Senior Championships
/newsandopinion/news/2020/sept...Belfield 50 launched with outdoor campus exhibitions
https://www.ucdbelfield50.com/External Welcome to the Belfield 50 celebrations
/research/covid19response/New window UCD Covid-19 Response
https://www.ucdfoundation.ie/u...New window External UCD Covid-19 Emergency Fund
https://www.ucd.ie/covid-19/Find out more
https://www.facebook.com/unive...External Facebook
https://instagram.com/universi...External Instagram
https://twitter.com/ucddublinExternal Twitter
https://www.youtube.com/user/m...External YouTube
http://www.ucd.ie/rss_feeds.htmlRSS Feed
https://linkedin.com/school/un...External LinkedIn
https://www.ucd.ie/Text duplicate Home
https://www.ucd.ie/about-ucd/About
https://www.ucd.ie/studyatucd/Text duplicate Study at UCD
/researchandinnovation/Text duplicate Research and Innovation
https://www.ucd.ie/global/Text duplicate UCD Global
/collegesandschools/Colleges & Schools
https://www.ucd.ie/ucdgaeilge/Gaeilge
https://www.ucd.ie/privacy/Privacy
https://www.ucd.ie/cookie-policy/Cookie Policy
https://www.ucd.ie/disclaimer/Disclaimer
https://www.ucd.ie/foi/Freedom of Information
/acceptableusepolicy/Acceptable Use Policy
/contact-details/contact-ucd/Useful Links
https://www.ucd.ie/directoryText duplicate Staff Directory
http://www.ucd.ie/mapsCampus Map
https://eua.eu/New window External No Text
https://www.iau-aiu.net/New window External No Text
https://universitas21.com/New window External No Text
http://www.unica-network.eu/New window External No Text
https://wun.ac.uk/New window External No Text
https://www.ecu.ac.uk/New window External No Text

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.ucd.ie/"
HTTP header
(Important)
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
This website loads 5 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 12 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The page response time is excellent with 0.19 seconds.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (28 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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dateMon, 12 Oct 2020 00:41:40 GMT
serverApache
last-modifiedThu, 08 Oct 2020 14:31:30 GMT
etag"71a7-5b129b01cb480-gzip"
accept-rangesbytes
varyAccept-Encoding
content-encodinggzip
x-clacks-overheadGNU Terry Pratchett
content-length7484
content-typetext/html
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 17,623 referring domains.
This website has 4,411,214 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 13,856 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

No valid Robots.txt file was found.

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
1,430

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

Search preview

www.ucd.ie
University College Dublin
UCD is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
University College63%Check
Dublin63%Check
University College Dublin63%Check
College Dublin63%Check
UCD62%Check
UCD Community53%Check
UCD Covid-1951%Check
Graduate50%Check
Dublin Ireland49%Check
50 years at Belfield47%Check

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