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Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
0.74 s
File size
48.20 kB
Media files
Number of links
35 internal / 130 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(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.
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
There is a valid canonical link specified.
(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.
(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.
(Nice to have)
The doctype HTML 5 is set correctly.
The doctype is placed at first in the HTML code.
(Nice to have)
The favicon is linked correctly.

Meta tags

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Content-Typetext/html; charset=utf-8

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Page quality

(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.
(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.
(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 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/ 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/ alt attribute provided
/sites/ Challenge For Maryland PromiseClark Challenge For Maryland Promise
...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 Promise Students
/sites/[email protected]Clark Challenge for the Maryland Promise
...hemes/umd/build/images/logo-inverted.svgUniversity of Maryland
Video URLWidthHeight

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
A Preeminent Public Research University
The H1 heading is perfect.
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 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 Skip to main content University of Maryland Search Inside UMD News & Events Admissions Support UMD YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram window External Our Collective Well-being window External Trivial anchor text
Read More window External Distinguished University Professor Receives Dual Honors window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More window External T. Rex Fancy Footwork window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More window External Connecting a Fractured Community window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More the latest updates and information window External Administration Alumni Association window External Diversity & Inclusion window External Emergency Management
/history-and-missionHistory & Mission
/faqs-heoaconsumer-informationHEOA/Consumer Information (FAQs) window External Subdomain Maryland Merchandise window External Subdomain MPowering the State
/rankings-and-fast-factsRankings and Fast Facts window External Sustainability Commitment to Student Athletes Tour
/information-visitors-parents-...Visitors, Parents and Families window External Do Good Support the Clark Challenge for the Maryland Promise Scholarship window External Academic Calendar Teaching & Learning Transformation Center window External College Park Scholars Global Maryland window External Honors College window External Libraries window External Majors and Minors Office of Extended Studies window External Provost window External Registrar window External Special Academic Programs window External Testudo (Student Portal)
https://catalogundergraduate.u...New window External Undergraduate Catalog Agriculture and Natural Resources Architecture, Planning and Preservation Arts and Humanities Behavioral and Social Sciences Business (Robert H. Smith) Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Education Engineering (A. James Clark) Graduate School Journalism (Philip Merrill) Information Studies Public Health Public Policy Undergraduate Studies Univ. of Maryland @UofMaryland URL anchor text Follow UofMaryland window External Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
/colleges-and-schoolsColleges and Schools window External Division of Research window External FIRE: The First-Year Innovation & Research Experience window External Innovation Gateway window External Text duplicate Innovation Gateway
/rankings-and-fast-factsText duplicate Rankings and Fast Facts window External College of Arts and Humanities window External School of Music window External School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies window External The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center window External Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library window External School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
http://www.driskellcenter.umd....New window External David C. Driskell Center window External DeVos Institute of Arts Management The Art & Learning Center at Stamp University of Maryland App Icon window window External Intercollegiate Athletics window External University of Maryland Golf Course window External University Recreation and Wellness more about our commitment window External HELP TERPS IN NEED window External Book Center window External Career Center Counseling Center window External Dining Services window External Fraternity and Sorority Life window External Health Center window External Memorial Chapel window External Off-Campus Housing Resident Life window External Stamp Student Union window External Student Affairs window External Student Clubs window External Transportation Services window External Text duplicate University Recreation and Wellness Latest information on Coronavirus Register now at window External Calendar window External Map Text duplicate Register now at window External Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read More window External Campus Alerts window External Campus Calendar
https://www.umdrightnow.umd.ed...External Resources for News Media window External Terp Magazine window External UMD Right Now Are UMD window Weather Alerts Maryland Today
https://www.umdrightnow.umd.ed...External Text duplicate UMD Right Now window Latest 4 Maryland Updates window External All Events window External Undergraduate Admissions Requirements Frequently Asked Questions 90+ Undergraduate Majors window External Graduate Admissions Admissions Process Subdomain Graduate Programs Financial Aid Visit Us
/policies-and-procedures/acces...Accessibility Text duplicate Campus Calendar Campus Map duplicate Directories Human Resources
/policies-and-proceduresPolicies and Procedures Text duplicate Academic Calendar Text duplicate Registrar Text duplicate Testudo (Student Portal) Change Password Division of IT Subdomain Get IT Support window External IMG-ALT M Circle on the University of Maryland campus Give Now window External IMG-ALT Maryland Promise Students Text duplicate Support the Clark Challenge for the Maryland Promise Scholarship IMG-ALT Clark Challenge for the Maryland Promise University of Maryland on YouTube University of Maryland on Facebook University of Maryland on Twitter University of Maryland on Instagram The Flagship Institution of the State of Maryland
/information-visitors-parents-...Information for Visitors, Parents and Families
/faqs-heoaconsumer-informationFAQs (HEOA/Consumer Information) duplicate Contact Us Careers Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct 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 Report Fraud and Waste Subdomain Text duplicate MPowering the State

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to ""
HTTP header
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.
(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

content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
dateWed, 14 Dec 2022 20:35:18 GMT
serverApache/2.4.6 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux)
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link<>; rel="canonical",<>; rel="shortlink"
cache-controlpublic, max-age=900
expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
last-modifiedWed, 14 Dec 2022 18:21:20 GMT
x-cacheMiss from cloudfront
via1.1 (CloudFront)

External factors

(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
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# and Google. By telling these "robots" where not to go on your site,
# you save bandwidth and server resources.
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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.

Research University70%Check
Public Research University70%Check
Preeminent Public Research University69%Check
Preeminent Public Research66%Check

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