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Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
Page quality
Page structure
Link structure
External factors
SEO Score
Response time
1.26 s
File size
82.80 kB
Media files
Number of links
25 internal / 269 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

(Critically important)
University of Saskatchewan
The length of the page title is perfect. (251 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
At the heart of Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis, is the University of Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s top research universities.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (960 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
No canonical link is specified.
(Somewhat important)
Language detected in text: en
Language defined in HTML: en
Server location: Canada
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 character encoding is not specified in the HTTP header.
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

viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no
descriptionAt the heart of Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis, is the University of Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s top research universities.
Content-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8

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Page quality

(Critically important)
Words from the H1 heading are not used in the page content.
This page contains 1083 words. That's ok.
17% of the text are stop words.
Keywords used in the page title are also used in the page content. That's good!
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
3 paragraphs were found on this page.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 16 words is good.
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" is provided.
This page only loads 3 JavaScript files. That's good!
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 22 tags for this page.
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
/_images/logos/usask-logo-lg.pngUniversity of Saskatchewan building
/_images/logos/U15-Vertical-RGB.gifNo alt attribute provided

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Find a Program
The H1 heading is too short (14 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Some headings occur twice on the page.
The structure of headings is missing one or more levels. Do not skip heading levels.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Find a Program
H2 Study
H2 Work
H2 Give
H2 Play
H3 With the Pack
H3 About the University of Saskatchewan
H4 Stories from USask News
H6 Undergraduate programs Bachelor level degrees, diplomas, certificates
H6 Undergraduate programs Bachelor level degrees, diplomas, certificates Duplicate text
H6 Graduate programs Master's and doctoral degrees and certificates Graduate programs Master's and doctoral degrees and certificates
H6 Graduate programs Master's and doctoral degrees and certificates
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 (269) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text Subdomain USask's response to COVID-19 Subdomain Text duplicate USask's response to COVID-19 University of Saskatchewan Subdomain Current Students
/facultystaff/index.phpFaculty and Staff Subdomain Alumni Subdomain PAWS Skip to main content duplicate University of Saskatchewan duplicate University of Saskatchewan duplicate Apply and Programs and Schools Subdomain Library Subdomain Class Search Subdomain Academic Dates Subdomain Research and Campus Services
/events/month.phpEvents Subdomain Huskie Athletics Subdomain Student Life Subdomain Give Subdomain Continuing Education Subdomain Anchor Kids Programs
/about/partnerships.phpPartner with USask
/about/index.phpAbout USask Subdomain Vision and Leadership Subdomain Indigenous Engagement
/international.phpInternational Activities Subdomain Careers Subdomain News Subdomain Text duplicate PAWS Subdomain Text duplicate Current Students
/facultystaff/index.phpText duplicate Faculty and Staff Subdomain Text duplicate Alumni Subdomain National Centre for Pandemic Research
/admission/index.phpAdmissions Subdomain Job postings Subdomain Donate Subdomain Huskies Subdomain USask News Subdomain Aboriginal Business Administration Subdomain Aboriginal Lands Governance Subdomain Aboriginal Resource Management Subdomain Accounting Subdomain Agribusiness Subdomain Text duplicate Agribusiness Subdomain Agricultural Biology Subdomain Agricultural Economics Subdomain Agronomy Subdomain Text duplicate Agronomy Subdomain Animal Bioscience Subdomain Animal Science Subdomain Applied Mathematics Subdomain Applied Plant Ecology Subdomain Archaeology Subdomain Archaeology and Anthropology Subdomain Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology Subdomain Bioinformatics Subdomain Biological Research Subdomain Biology Subdomain Biomedical Foundations Subdomain Biomedical Neuroscience Subdomain Business Subdomain Business Economics Subdomain Career and Guidance Studies Subdomain Catholic Studies Subdomain Cellular, Physiological and Pharmacological Sciences Subdomain Chemical Engineering Subdomain Chemistry Subdomain Civil Engineering Subdomain Classical and Medieval Latin Subdomain Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Subdomain Computer Engineering Subdomain Computer Science Subdomain Computing Subdomain Criminology and Addictions Subdomain Crop Science Subdomain Dental Assisting Subdomain Dentistry Subdomain Drama Subdomain Early Childhood Education (ECE) Subdomain Economics Subdomain Education Subdomain Education - Sequential Music Subdomain Electrical Engineering Subdomain Engineering Physics Subdomain English Subdomain English as an Additional Language Education Subdomain English for Academic Purposes Subdomain Entrepreneurship Subdomain Environment and Society Subdomain Environmental Biology Subdomain Environmental Engineering Subdomain Environmental Geoscience Subdomain Environmental Science Subdomain Ethics, Justice and Law Subdomain Exercise and Sport Studies Subdomain Finance Subdomain Food and Bioproduct Sciences Subdomain Food Science Subdomain French Subdomain Geological Engineering Subdomain Geology Subdomain Geophysics Subdomain Global Studies Subdomain Health Studies Subdomain History Subdomain Horticultural Science Subdomain Human Resources Subdomain Hydrology Subdomain Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP) Subdomain Indigenous Governance and Politics Subdomain Indigenous Languages Subdomain Indigenous Studies Subdomain Interactive Systems Design Subdomain Interdisciplinary Biomedical Science Subdomain International Studies Subdomain Internationally Educated Teachers Subdomain Jazz Subdomain Jewish & Christian Origins Subdomain Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Subdomain Kinesiology and Education Subdomain Law Subdomain Leadership in Post Secondary Education Subdomain Linguistics Subdomain Management Subdomain Marketing Subdomain Mathematical Physics Subdomain Mathematics Subdomain Mechanical Engineering Subdomain Medicine Subdomain Modern Languages Subdomain Music Subdomain Music Education Subdomain Nursing Subdomain Nutrition Subdomain Supply Chain Management Subdomain Palaeobiology Subdomain Pharmacy Subdomain Philosophy Subdomain Physics Subdomain Political Studies Subdomain Politics and Law Subdomain Practical and Applied Arts Subdomain Prairie Horticulture Subdomain Professional Communication Subdomain Psychology Subdomain Regional and Urban Planning Subdomain Religion and Culture Subdomain Resource Economics and Policy Subdomain Resource Science Subdomain Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP) Subdomain Sociology Subdomain Soil Science Subdomain Special Education Subdomain Statistics Subdomain Studio Art Subdomain Study of Indigenous Storytelling Subdomain Sustainability Subdomain Teaching English as a Second Language Subdomain Technical Vocational Education Subdomain Technological Innovation Subdomain Toxicology Subdomain Veterinary Medicine Subdomain wîcêhtowin Theatre Subdomain Women's and Gender Studies Subdomain Undergraduate programs Subdomain All undergraduate Subdomain Text duplicate Accounting Subdomain Advanced Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology Subdomain Text duplicate Agricultural Economics Subdomain Anatomy, Physiology, and Pharmacology Subdomain Animal and Poultry Science Subdomain Anthropology Subdomain Applied Economics Subdomain Applied Microbiology Subdomain Text duplicate Archaeology Subdomain Text duplicate Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology Subdomain Biological Engineering Subdomain Text duplicate Biology Subdomain Biomedical Engineering Subdomain Biostatistics Subdomain Business Administration Subdomain Text duplicate Chemical Engineering Subdomain Text duplicate Chemistry Subdomain Text duplicate Civil Engineering Subdomain Community and Population Health Sciences Subdomain Community Energy Planning and Finance Subdomain Text duplicate Computer Science Subdomain Corrections Subdomain Curriculum Studies Subdomain Economic Analysis for Public Policy Subdomain Text duplicate Economics Subdomain Education, cross-departmental Subdomain Educational Administration Subdomain Educational Foundations Subdomain Educational Leadership Subdomain Educational Psychology and Special Education Subdomain Educational Technology and Design Subdomain Text duplicate Electrical Engineering Subdomain Energy Transitions Subdomain Text duplicate English Subdomain Environment and Sustainability Subdomain Epidemiology Subdomain Field Epidemiology Subdomain Text duplicate Finance Subdomain Text duplicate Food and Bioproduct Sciences Subdomain Text duplicate Food Science Subdomain Text duplicate French Subdomain Geography Subdomain Geological Sciences Subdomain Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas Subdomain Governance Foundations for Sustainability Subdomain Health Professions Education Subdomain Health Sciences Subdomain Text duplicate History Subdomain Improving Teaching and Learning in Health Professions Education Subdomain Text duplicate Indigenous Studies Subdomain Interdisciplinary Studies Subdomain Kinesiology Subdomain Large Animal Clinical Sciences Subdomain Text duplicate Law Subdomain Leadership in Post-Secondary Education Subdomain Text duplicate Linguistics Subdomain Text duplicate Marketing Subdomain Text duplicate Mathematics Subdomain Text duplicate Mechanical Engineering Subdomain Text duplicate Music Subdomain Non-profit Management Subdomain Text duplicate Nursing Subdomain Text duplicate Nutrition Subdomain Text duplicate Pharmacy Subdomain Text duplicate Philosophy Subdomain Physical Therapy Subdomain Physics and Engineering Physics Subdomain Plant Sciences Subdomain Text duplicate Political Studies Subdomain Precision Oral and Systemic Health Subdomain Text duplicate Psychology Subdomain Public Administration Subdomain Public Health Subdomain Public Management Subdomain Public Policy Subdomain Public Policy Analysis Subdomain Quality Teaching in Health Professions Education Subdomain Text duplicate Religion and Culture Subdomain Small Animal Clinical Sciences Subdomain Small Animal Rotating Veterinary Internship Subdomain Small Animal Specialty Veterinary Internship Subdomain Social Economy and Co-operatives Subdomain Text duplicate Sociology Subdomain Text duplicate Soil Science Subdomain Text duplicate Studio Art Subdomain Sustainable Water Management Subdomain Text duplicate Sustainability Subdomain Sustainability Solutions Subdomain Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Subdomain Text duplicate Toxicology Subdomain Vaccinology and Immunotherapeutics Subdomain Veterinary Biomedical Sciences Subdomain Veterinary Microbiology Subdomain Veterinary Pathology Subdomain Water Resources Subdomain Water Science Subdomain Water Security Subdomain Women's, Gender, and Sexualities Studies Subdomain Writing Subdomain Graduate programs Subdomain All graduate
/about/index.phpMore about USask Subdomain University Plan 2025 Subdomain Indigenous engagement
/international.phpInternational and schools Subdomain Research, scholarly, and artistic work Subdomain Teaching and learning U15
/contact/index.phpcontact us Subdomain Maps Subdomain Jobs Follow on Facebook
A-TITLE Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter
A-TITLE Follow on Twitter Follow on YouTube
A-TITLE Follow on YouTube Follow on Instagram
A-TITLE Follow on Instagram Follow on LinkedIn
A-TITLE Follow on LinkedIn Follow on Flickr
A-TITLE Follow on Flickr duplicate University of Saskatchewan
/disclaimer.phpDisclaimer Subdomain Privacy

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to ""
HTTP header
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is slow (1.26 seconds). The response time should be less than 0.4 seconds. Slow websites are bad for search engine bots and also result in bad user experience.
This page only loads 1 CSS files. That's ok.
This page only loads 3 JavaScript files. That's good!
The file size of the HTML document is fine (83 kB).

HTTP Response Header

dateSat, 01 May 2021 09:48:01 GMT
x-xss-protection1; mode=block

External factors

(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 25,696 referring domains.
This page has 33,081,509 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 20,258 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This page has social activity like shares, comments or likes on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.


# This file lists local URLs that well-behaved robots should ignore

User-agent: *
Disallow: /cgi-bin/		# includes some large virtual spaces
Disallow: /analog/		# skip usage reports
Disallow: /mirrors		# skip local mirrors
Disallow: /adm/			# local web server admin stuff
Disallow: /dcs			# moved to /its
Disallow: /its/about		# moved to /ict
Disallow: /its/accounts		# moved to /ict
Disallow: /its/guides		# moved to /ict
Disallow: /its/hardware		# moved to /ict
Disallow: /its/services		# moved to /ict
Disallow: /calendar/archive/	# old U of S calendars
Disallow: /calendar/coursecat/	# old U of S catalogue
Disallow: /index.php/           # confused robots
Disallow: /sas/secc/cards	# only available on campus
Disallow: /redirect.php         # google keeps asking for this
Disallow: /registrar/cdrom	# not ready for prime time
Disallow: /registrar/01_02_Calendar/
Disallow: /registrar/00_01_Calendar/
Disallow: /registrar/99_00_Calendar/
Disallow: /registrar/98_99_Calendar/
Disallow: /registrar/97_98_Calendar/
Disallow: /registrar/95_96_Calendar/
Disallow: /registrar/archives	# old stuff
Disallow: /art/digital_culture/ # old stuff
Disallow: /education/coursework/ # old stuff
Disallow: /archives/eadtest/    # by request
Disallow: /archives/ccad/	# by request
Disallow: /archives/sca/ccagrants/	# by request
Disallow: /antharch/cnea/CourseNotes/erosslides.html  # sensitive content
Disallow: /test/
Disallow: /fsd/          # by request ISD-93885
Disallow: /fsd/frames/          # by request
Disallow: /ulc/lc/lc/		# recursive link
Disallow: /medicine/agmedicine/ # old stuff
Disallow: /includes/		# we'd rather not have this in search results
Disallow: /includes_cascade/	# we'd rather not have this in search results
Disallow: /manual/              # lots of broken links (problem with languages)
Disallow: /calendar/code/       # we'd rather not have this in search results
Disallow: /sesd/sesdconnects/   # by request of Craig McNaughton
Disallow: /service-status/
Disallow: /taitprojects/content/paws-and-webmail	# confusing
Disallow: /learningcommons/booking/mrbs/  # reduce load
Disallow: /search/              # so search results don't appear in search results

# search engines only need one calendar view, so hide the rest
Disallow: /events/day.php
Disallow: /events/week.php
Disallow: /events/print.php
Disallow: /events/

# mailing list archives (deprecated)
Disallow: /lists/

# Sandboxes and code bases - WCS-1562
Disallow: /_uofs-codebase/
Disallow: /_uofs-site-basic/
Disallow: /_usask/
Disallow: /arts-sandbox/
Disallow: /wcs-sandbox/
Disallow: /wcms-sandbox/
Disallow: /usaskcdn-sandbox/

# WWW shut down
Disallow: /hydrology-old/

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments

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Search preview
University of Saskatchewan
At the heart of Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis, is the University of Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s top research universities.

Most important keywords

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

Research University59%Check
English as58%Check
top research48%Check
Teaching and Learning47%Check
Treaty territory46%Check

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