Umd.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
78% 
Page structure
71% 
Link structure
71% 
Server
13% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.74 s
File size
48.20 kB
Words
1541
Media files
17
Number of links
35 internal / 130 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
The University of Maryland | A Preeminent Public Research University
The page title should be shorter than 580 pixels. It is 626 pixels long. Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The meta description is missing.
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.umd.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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langen
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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
This page contains 1541 words. That's ok.
30.3% 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.
20 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 16.29 words is good.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
Multiple viewport tags are given. There should only be one.
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 7 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width,initial-scale=1" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The following tag is repeated too often: support the clark challenge for the maryland promise scholarship
Some tags are too long. With 117 characters this one is longer than 70 characters:
"at the university of maryland, our commitment to the safety and well-being of our students is paramoun..."
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
1 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.
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
...umd.edu/themes/umd/build/images/logo.svgUniversity of Maryland
...du/files/iStock-1257534536_1920x1080.jpg Illustration of two women talking to each other by iStock
...anHall_03242016_0073_1920x1080-min 2.jpgKirwan Hall
...du/files/iStock-1084018716_1920x1080.jpgTyrannosaurus rex had an anatomical advantage—a unique foot structure (below) that boosted speed and endurance, according to new research that includes a UMD scientist. Illustration by iStock.
...s/umd.edu/files/Pierce-Ave_1920x1080.jpgFuture visions of a more connected, equitable and sustainable community devised by urban planning students this semester hope to inspire the City of College Park’s efforts to bring restorative justice to Lakeland. A rendering of the neighborhood's Pierce Avenue in 2023 includes widespread urban agriculture, solar-covered parklets and permeable pavers. Rendering by Rachel Whiteheart.
...du/files/4-Maryland-banner [email protected]_0.png4 Maryland logo banner
/sites/umd.edu/files/Do_Good_0_0_0.pngNo alt attribute provided
/sites/umd.edu/files/MPP/MPP_HD.pngClark Challenge For Maryland PromiseClark Challenge For Maryland Promise
...s/998977611144445953/hknvMM_W_normal.jpgUofMaryland
...virus/Icon - 3000x3000 white smaller.pngUniversity of Maryland App Icon
...23_WinterSession_RegisterNow_600x350.jpgWinter Session at UMD
...files/TheM_10232020_SC_3084_1200x500.jpgM Circle on the University of Maryland campus
...edu/files/MarylandPromise2020-square.pngMaryland Promise Students
/sites/umd.edu/files/[email protected]Clark Challenge for the Maryland Promise
...hemes/umd/build/images/logo-inverted.svgUniversity of Maryland
Video URLWidthHeight
...youtube.com/embed/sN4ynr6QbtA?rel=0

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
A Preeminent Public Research University
The H1 heading is perfect.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 37 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 A Preeminent Public Research University
H2 Our Collective Well-being
H2 Distinguished University Professor Receives Dual Honors
H2 T. Rex Fancy Footwork
H2 Connecting a Fractured Community
H2 Maryland COVID-19 Information for UMD
H2 About
H2 Academics
H2 Research and Innovation
H2 UMD Rankings
H2 Arts
H2 UMD App
H2 Athletics
H2 UMD Student Crisis Fund
H2 Student Life
H2 Winter Session at UMD
H2 On Campus
H2 News & Events
H2 News
H2 Events
H2 Admissions
H2 Search
H2 Giving to Maryland
H2 Give to Maryland
H3 DO GOOD
H3 Schools and Colleges
H3 #19
H3 #10
H3 #15
H3 #4
H3 Events Duplicate text
H3 Undergraduate Admissions
H3 Graduate Admissions
H3 Campus Resources
H3 Student Resources
H3 Technical Support
H4 Univ. of Maryland @UofMaryland
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The number of internal links is ok.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
All internal links are not using dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (130) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.umd.edu/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.umd.edu/IMG-ALT University of Maryland
https://www.umd.edu/Anchor Search
https://www.umd.edu/Anchor Inside UMD
https://www.umd.edu/Anchor News & Events
https://www.umd.edu/Anchor Admissions
https://www.umd.edu/Anchor Support UMD
https://www.youtube.com/user/U...External YouTube
https://www.facebook.com/Univo...External Facebook
https://twitter.com/UofMarylandExternal Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/univ...External Instagram
https://today.umd.edu/campus-r...New window External Our Collective Well-being
https://today.umd.edu/campus-r...New window External Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://www-math.umd.edu/newsl...New window External Distinguished University Professor Receives Dual Honors
https://www-math.umd.edu/newsl...New window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://today.umd.edu/t-rexs-f...New window External T. Rex Fancy Footwork
https://today.umd.edu/t-rexs-f...New window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://today.umd.edu/can-a-fr...New window External Connecting a Fractured Community
https://today.umd.edu/can-a-fr...New window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://www.umd.edu/4MarylandFind the latest updates and information
https://president.umd.edu/admi...New window External Administration
https://alumni.umd.edu/External Alumni Association
https://www.diversity.umd.edu/New window External Diversity & Inclusion
https://prepare.umd.edu/New window External Emergency Management
/history-and-missionHistory & Mission
/faqs-heoaconsumer-informationHEOA/Consumer Information (FAQs)
http://shop.umterps.com/New window External Subdomain Maryland Merchandise
http://mpower.maryland.edu/New window External Subdomain MPowering the State
/rankings-and-fast-factsRankings and Fast Facts
https://sustainability.umd.edu/New window External Sustainability
https://umd.edu/commitmentUMD Commitment to Student Athletes
https://www.umd.edu/virtual-tourVirtual Tour
/information-visitors-parents-...Visitors, Parents and Families
http://dogood.umd.edu/New window External Do Good
https://promise.umd.edu/External Support the Clark Challenge for the Maryland Promise Scholarship
http://www.provost.umd.edu/cal...New window External Academic Calendar
https://tltc.umd.edu/External Teaching & Learning Transformation Center
http://www.scholars.umd.edu/New window External College Park Scholars
http://globalmaryland.umd.edu/External Global Maryland
http://www.honors.umd.edu/New window External Honors College
http://www.lib.umd.edu/New window External Libraries
http://www.admissions.umd.edu/...New window External Majors and Minors
http://oes.umd.edu/External Office of Extended Studies
http://www.provost.umd.edu/New window External Provost
http://www.registrar.umd.edu/New window External Registrar
https://www.admissions.umd.edu...New window External Special Academic Programs
http://www.testudo.umd.edu/New window External Testudo (Student Portal)
https://catalogundergraduate.u...New window External Undergraduate Catalog
http://agnr.umd.edu/External Agriculture and Natural Resources
http://www.arch.umd.edu/External Architecture, Planning and Preservation
http://www.arhu.umd.edu/External Arts and Humanities
http://www.bsos.umd.edu/External Behavioral and Social Sciences
http://www.smith.umd.edu/External Business (Robert H. Smith)
http://www.cmns.umd.edu/External Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
http://www.education.umd.edu/External Education
https://eng.umd.edu/External Engineering (A. James Clark)
http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/External Graduate School
http://www.journalism.umd.edu/External Journalism (Philip Merrill)
http://www.ischool.umd.edu/External Information Studies
http://www.sph.umd.edu/External Public Health
https://spp.umd.edu/External Public Policy
http://www.ugst.umd.edu/External Undergraduate Studies
https://twitter.com/UofMarylandExternal Univ. of Maryland @UofMaryland
https://t.co/FoOz99jB7gExternal URL anchor text
https://t.co/FoOz99jB7g
https://twitter.com/UofMarylandExternal Follow UofMaryland
http://innovation.umd.edu/New window External Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
/colleges-and-schoolsColleges and Schools
http://www.research.umd.edu/New window External Division of Research
https://fire.umd.edu/New window External FIRE: The First-Year Innovation & Research Experience
https://innovate.umd.edu/New window External Innovation Gateway
https://innovate.umd.edu/New window External Text duplicate Innovation Gateway
/rankings-and-fast-factsText duplicate Rankings and Fast Facts
https://www.arhu.umd.edu/New window External College of Arts and Humanities
https://www.music.umd.edu/New window External School of Music
http://tdps.umd.edu/New window External School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
http://theclarice.umd.edu/New window External The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
http://www.lib.umd.edu/mspalNew window External Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
http://www.arch.umd.edu/New window External School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
http://www.driskellcenter.umd....New window External David C. Driskell Center
http://devosinstitute.umd.edu/New window External DeVos Institute of Arts Management
https://www.umd.edu/galleriesGalleries
http://thestamp.umd.edu/art_le...External The Art & Learning Center at Stamp
https://umd.edu/appIMG-ALT University of Maryland App Icon
https://umd.edu/appNew window umd.edu/app
http://www.umterps.com/New window External Intercollegiate Athletics
https://www.golf.umd.edu/New window External University of Maryland Golf Course
http://recwell.umd.edu/New window External University Recreation and Wellness
https://www.umd.edu/node/152Learn more about our commitment
https://giving.umd.edu/giving/...New window External HELP TERPS IN NEED
http://thestamp.umd.edu/shops_...New window External Book Center
http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/New window External Career Center
http://www.counseling.umd.edu/External Counseling Center
http://dining.umd.edu/New window External Dining Services
http://greek.umd.edu/New window External Fraternity and Sorority Life
http://health.umd.edu/New window External Health Center
https://stamp.umd.edu/centers/...New window External Memorial Chapel
http://och.umd.edu/New window External Off-Campus Housing
http://reslife.umd.edu/External Resident Life
http://thestamp.umd.edu/New window External Stamp Student Union
http://studentaffairs.umd.edu/New window External Student Affairs
https://terplink.umd.edu/organ...New window External Student Clubs
https://transportation.umd.edu/New window External Transportation Services
https://recwell.umd.edu/New window External Text duplicate University Recreation and Wellness
https://health.umd.edu/coronav...External Latest information on Coronavirus
https://winter.umd.edu/External Register now at winter.umd.edu
http://calendar.umd.edu/cal/ma...New window External Calendar
https://www.umd.edu/directoriesDirectories
http://maps.umd.edu/map/New window External Map
https://winter.umd.edu/External Text duplicate Register now at winter.umd.edu
http://winter.umd.edu/New window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More
https://alert.umd.edu/New window External Campus Alerts
http://calendar.umd.edu/New window External Campus Calendar
https://www.umdrightnow.umd.ed...External Resources for News Media
http://www.terp.umd.edu/New window External Terp Magazine
http://www.umdrightnow.umd.edu/New window External UMD Right Now
https://www.umd.edu/weareumdWe Are UMD
https://umd.edu/weatherNew window Weather Alerts
https://today.umd.edu/External Maryland Today
https://www.umdrightnow.umd.ed...External Text duplicate UMD Right Now
https://umd.edu/4MarylandNew window Latest 4 Maryland Updates
http://calendar.umd.edu/New window External All Events
https://www.admissions.umd.edu/New window External Undergraduate Admissions
https://www.admissions.umd.edu...External Requirements
https://www.admissions.umd.edu...External Frequently Asked Questions
https://www.admissions.umd.edu...External 90+ Undergraduate Majors
https://www.gradschool.umd.edu/New window External Graduate Admissions
https://gradschool.umd.edu/adm...External Admissions Process
http://apps.gradschool.umd.edu...External Subdomain Graduate Programs
http://www.financialaid.umd.edu/External Financial Aid
https://www.admissions.umd.edu...External Visit
https://www.umd.edu/contact-usContact Us
/policies-and-procedures/acces...Accessibility
http://calendar.umd.edu/External Text duplicate Campus Calendar
http://maps.umd.edu/map/External Campus Map
https://www.umd.edu/directoriesText duplicate Directories
https://uhr.umd.edu/External Human Resources
/policies-and-proceduresPolicies and Procedures
https://www.provost.umd.edu/ca...External Text duplicate Academic Calendar
http://www.registrar.umd.edu/External Text duplicate Registrar
http://www.testudo.umd.edu/External Text duplicate Testudo (Student Portal)
https://identity.umd.edu/passw...External Change Password
http://it.umd.edu/External Division of IT
https://umd.service-now.com/itscExternal Subdomain Get IT Support
https://giving.umd.edu/giving/New window External IMG-ALT M Circle on the University of Maryland campus
https://giving.umd.edu/giving/External Give Now
https://promise.umd.edu/New window External IMG-ALT Maryland Promise Students
https://promise.umd.edu/External Text duplicate Support the Clark Challenge for the Maryland Promise Scholarship
https://promise.umd.edu/External IMG-ALT Clark Challenge for the Maryland Promise
https://www.youtube.com/user/U...External University of Maryland on YouTube
https://www.facebook.com/Univo...External University of Maryland on Facebook
https://twitter.com/UofMarylandExternal University of Maryland on Twitter
https://www.instagram.com/univ...External University of Maryland on Instagram
http://www.usmd.edu/External The Flagship Institution of the State of Maryland
/information-visitors-parents-...Information for Visitors, Parents and Families
/faqs-heoaconsumer-informationFAQs (HEOA/Consumer Information)
https://www.umd.edu/contact-usText duplicate Contact Us
https://ejobs.umd.edu/External Careers
https://www.ocrsm.umd.edu/External Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct
http://www.umpd.umd.edu/External UMD Police Department
/web-accessibilityWeb Accessibility
A-TITLE Information about web accessibility at UMD
/policies-and-proceduresText duplicate Policies and Procedures
/administration/public-informa...Public Records Request
/privacy-noticePrivacy Notice
https://adminvp.umd.edu/ethics...External Report Fraud and Waste
http://mpower.maryland.edu/External Subdomain Text duplicate MPowering the State

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.umd.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The used PHP version is outdated and may be a security risk.
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
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 0.74 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 6 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 7 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (48 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
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transfer-encodingchunked
connectionkeep-alive
dateWed, 14 Dec 2022 20:35:18 GMT
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x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
x-content-type-optionsnosniff
permissions-policyinterest-cohort=()
x-generatorDrupal 7 (http://drupal.org)
link<https://www.umd.edu/>; rel="canonical",<https://www.umd.edu/>; rel="shortlink"
cache-controlpublic, max-age=900
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
varyCookie,Accept-Encoding
content-encodinggzip
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last-modifiedWed, 14 Dec 2022 18:21:20 GMT
x-cacheMiss from cloudfront
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http_versionHTTP/1.1

External factors

Blacklists
(Nice to have)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
This page is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This page has backlinks from 89,566 referring domains.
This page has 21,895,985 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 59,619 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 5098 shares, comments and likes on Facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

#
# robots.txt
#
# 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: *
Crawl-delay: 10
# CSS, JS, Images
Allow: /misc/*.css$
Allow: /misc/*.css?
Allow: /misc/*.js$
Allow: /misc/*.js?
Allow: /misc/*.gif
Allow: /misc/*.jpg
Allow: /misc/*.jpeg
Allow: /misc/*.png
Allow: /modules/*.css$
Allow: /modules/*.css?
Allow: /modules/*.js$
Allow: /modules/*.js?
Allow: /modules/*.gif
Allow: /modules/*.jpg
Allow: /modules/*.jpeg
Allow: /modules/*.png
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: /themes/*.css$
Allow: /themes/*.css?
Allow: /themes/*.js$
Allow: /themes/*.js?
Allow: /themes/*.gif
Allow: /themes/*.jpg
Allow: /themes/*.jpeg
Allow: /themes/*.png
# Directories
Disallow: /includes/
Disallow: /misc/
Disallow: /modules/
Disallow: /profiles/
Disallow: /scripts/
Disallow: /themes/
# Files
Disallow: /CHANGELOG.txt
Disallow: /cron.php
Disallow: /INSTALL.mysql.txt
Disallow: /INSTALL.pgsql.txt
Disallow: /INSTALL.sqlite.txt
Disallow: /install.php
Disallow: /INSTALL.txt
Disallow: /LICENSE.txt
Disallow: /MAINTAINERS.txt
Disallow: /update.php
Disallow: /UPGRADE.txt
Disallow: /xmlrpc.php
# 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: /?q=admin/
Disallow: /?q=comment/reply/
Disallow: /?q=filter/tips/
Disallow: /?q=node/add/
Disallow: /?q=search/
Disallow: /?q=user/password/
Disallow: /?q=user/register/
Disallow: /?q=user/login/
Disallow: /?q=user/logout/

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
University72%Check
Research University70%Check
Public Research University70%Check
Preeminent Public Research University69%Check
Research66%Check
Preeminent Public Research66%Check
Maryland65%Check
Public65%Check
UMD63%Check
Preeminent61%Check

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