Usf.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
97% 
Page quality
78% 
Page structure
100% 
Link structure
57% 
Server
20% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.85 s
File size
90.70 kB
Words
745
Media files
12
Number of links
102 internal / 15 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Welcome to the University of South Florida | Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee, FL
The title contains the word Welcome to! More content should be covered in the title.
The page title should be shorter than 580 pixels. It is 814 pixels long. Optimize title
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success serving Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (983 pixels out of 1000 max pixel length)
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
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)
No favicon is linked in the HTML code.

Meta tags

NameValue
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
DescriptionThe University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success serving Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee.
KeywordsUSF, University of South Florida, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Manatee, USF Health, USF Athletics, USF News, events, calendar, apply, admissions, about, academics, research, myusf, careers, campus life, campus resources, Florida universities, Florida colleges
AuthorUniversity of South Florida
landing_pagetrue
langen
Content-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
This page contains 745 words. That's ok.
24.6% of the text are stop words.
Words from the H1 heading are used in the page content.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
8 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 13.38 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 4 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 15 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
Alt text (alternative text) is correctly used on all found images.
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
.../main-usf/about-usf-drop-down-preem2.jpgNew Era. Preeminent Research University.
/images/main-usf/2019/apply-now-300x200.jpgUSF sign with flowers
...locations/locations-oneusf-drop-down.jpgOne University Geographically Distributed
/images/main-usf/campus-life-fans.jpgUSF students at football game in green and gold paint.
/images/main-usf/2019/research-dropdown.jpgA woman holds a beaker
...eatured/2020/cms-stpete-main-feature.jpgA College of Marine Science researcher diving into the Gulf of Mexico for research
...kforce-development/epa-wells-490x328.jpgChristian Wells, director of the USF Center for Brownfields Research & Redevelopment and professor of anthropology
...ated-at-usf/howard-kaplan-homepage-3.jpgUSF Advanced Visualization Center Manager Howard Kaplan
...thumbnails/2020/usf-entrance-hp-news.jpgThe front entrance sign to the USF Tampa campus
...mbnails/2020/election-survey-hp-news.jpgA photo of people voting at the polls
...urces/images/global/elements/loading.jpgLoading

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
University of South Florida Home
The H1 heading is perfect.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 University of South Florida Home
H2 Emergency -
H2 University of South Florida
H2 Main Navigation
H2 We are One USF
H2 USF Features
H2 America's Fastest-Rising University
H2 USF News & Events
H2 @usouthflorida
H3 About USF
H3 Academics
H3 Admissions
H3 Locations
H3 Campus Life
H3 Research
H3 City of St. Petersburg supports USF efforts to further enhance diversity with new pledge to College of Marine Science
H3 EPA administrator announces launch of USF-led project to address local revitalization efforts through workforce development
H3 High-profile homicide trial showcases evidence recreated at USF
H3 USF News
H3 USF Calendar
H4 USF expands program to enhance access for high school students from lower-income backgrounds
H4 USF researchers release social media findings from statewide 2020 presidential election survey
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
Some internal links have dynamic parameters. All internal URLs, which are not marked as nofollow, should not contain dynamic parameters.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
There are 4 links with a trivial anchor text.
The amount of internal links is ok.
There are 15 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
http://www.usf.edu/usfalertsusf.edu/usfalerts
/coronavirus/index.aspxNew window View all updates and frequently asked questions.
https://www.usf.edu/Anchor Skip to Main Content
https://www.usf.edu/University of South Florida
https://giving.usf.edu/whereNew window External Contribute to our future
/about-usf/index.aspxOverview
/about-usf/mission-vision.aspxMission and Goals
/about-usf/history-traditions....History and Traditions
/about-usf/facts-statistics.aspxFacts and Statistics
/about-usf/student-consumer-in...Student Consumer Information
/about-usf/leadership.aspxLeadership
/about-usf/accreditation.aspxAccreditation
/about-usf/community-resources...Community Resources
https://www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/Work at USF
/about-usf/visit-usf.aspxVisit USF
/academics/index.aspxText duplicate Overview
/academics/colleges.aspxColleges
https://www.usf.edu/majorsNew window Undergraduate Majors
https://www.usf.edu/gradprogramsNew window Graduate Programs
/academics/courses-calendar.aspxCourses and Calendars
/academics/undergraduate-gradu...Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
/academics/academic-resources....Academic Resources
/academics/libraries.aspxLibraries
https://www.usf.edu/admissions/Text duplicate Overview
/admissions/freshmen/index.aspxFreshmen
/admissions/transfer/index.aspxTransfer
/admissions/graduate/index.aspxGraduate
/admissions/international/inde...International
/admissions/health/index.aspxUSF Health
/locations/index.aspxText duplicate Overview
/locations/tampa-campus.aspxTampa Campus
/locations/stpetersburg-campus...St. Petersburg Campus
/locations/sarasota-manatee-ca...Sarasota-Manatee Campus
/locations/instructional-sites...Instructional Sites
/campus-life/index.aspxText duplicate Overview
/campus-life/campus-resources....Campus Resources and USF Bookstore
/campus-life/housing-dining.aspxHousing and Dining
/campus-life/technology-resour...Technology Resources
/campus-life/financial-resourc...Financial Resources
/campus-life/health-safety.aspxHealth and Safety
/campus-life/internships-stude...Internships and Student Employment
/campus-life/activities-progra...Activities and Programs
/campus-life/arts-culture.aspxArts and Culture
/campus-life/athletics-fitness...Athletics and Fitness
/research/index.aspxText duplicate Overview
/research-innovation/index.aspxResearch & Innovation
/research/student-research.aspxStudent Research
/about-usf/students.aspxStudents
/about-usf/faculty.aspxFaculty
/about-usf/staff.aspxStaff
/about-usf/alumni.aspxAlumni
/about-usf/parents-family.aspxParents & Family
https://my.usf.edu/External MyUSF
http://directory.usf.edu/External Directory
https://www.usf.edu/majorsFind a Major Search for undergraduate majors offered at USF.
/financial-aid/cost-of-attenda...Estimate Cost Review tuition, financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
/admissions/index.aspx?utm_sou...Apply Now Start your application to become a USF Bull.
/about-usf/visit-usf.aspx?utm_...Visit USF Schedule a tour, view campus maps and get directions.
/locations/tampa-campus.aspxText duplicate Tampa Campus
/locations/stpetersburg-campus...Text duplicate St. Petersburg Campus
/locations/sarasota-manatee-ca...Text duplicate Sarasota-Manatee Campus
/news/listing.aspx?tag=Consoli...New window About Consolidation
/news/2020/city-of-st-petersbu...IMG-ALT A College of Marine Science researcher diving into the Gulf of Mexico for research
/news/2020/city-of-st-petersbu...City of St. Petersburg supports USF efforts to further enhance diversity with new pledge to College of Marine Science
/news/2020/city-of-st-petersbu...Trivial anchor text
Read more
/news/2020/epa-administrator-a...IMG-ALT Christian Wells, director of the USF Center for Brownfields Research & Redevelopment and professor of anthropology
/news/2020/epa-administrator-a...EPA administrator announces launch of USF-led project to address local revitalization efforts through workforce development
/news/2020/epa-administrator-a...Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
/news/2020/high-profile-homici...IMG-ALT USF Advanced Visualization Center Manager Howard Kaplan
/news/2020/high-profile-homici...High-profile homicide trial showcases evidence recreated at USF
/news/2020/high-profile-homici...Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
/world/about/news/usf-fulbrigh...Top Producer USF Leads the Nation as the Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars
/world/about/news/usf-fulbrigh...Learn more
/student-affairs/veterans/Top 5 USF Named a Top Public University in the Nation for Veterans
/student-affairs/veterans/Text duplicate Learn more
/news/2020/usf-ranks-among-aca...#8 Ranking USF is the 8th Leading Public University in U.S. Patent Ranking
/news/2020/usf-ranks-among-aca...Text duplicate Learn more
/news/2020/usf-is-americas-fas...New window America's Fastest-Rising University
/news/2020/usf-is-americas-fas...New window Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
/news/?utm_source=usf-news-wid...USF News
/news/2020/usf-expands-program...IMG-ALT The front entrance sign to the USF Tampa campus
/news/2020/usf-expands-program...USF expands program to enhance access for high school students from lower-income backgrounds
/news/2020/usf-researchers-rel...IMG-ALT A photo of people voting at the polls
/news/2020/usf-researchers-rel...USF researchers release social media findings from statewide 2020 presidential election survey
/news/?utm_source=usf-news-wid...More News
/registrar/calendars/index.aspxNew window Registrar Dates and Deadlines
https://www.usf.edu/Text duplicate University of South Florida
/about-usf/index.aspxAbout USF
/academics/index.aspxAcademics
/admissions/index.aspxAdmissions
/locations/index.aspxLocations
/campus-life/index.aspxCampus Life
/research/index.aspxResearch
https://www.usf.edu/partnerNew window Partner with USF
/about-usf/administrative-unit...Administrative Units
/general-counsel/regulations-p...New window Regulations & Policies
https://www.usf.edu/hr/index.aspxNew window Human Resources
/work-at-usf/index.aspxNew window Text duplicate Work at USF
/administrative-services/emerg...New window Emergency & Safety
http://health.usf.edu/External Text duplicate USF Health
https://gousfbulls.com/External USF Athletics
https://www.usfalumni.org/s/86...External USF Alumni
https://giving.usf.edu/External Support USF
https://www.lib.usf.edu/External USF Libraries
/world/index.aspxUSF World
https://facebook.com/USouthFlo...New window External Facebook
https://twitter.com/USouthFloridaNew window External Twitter
https://www.youtube.com/usfcha...New window External YouTube
http://www.linkedin.com/edu/sc...New window External LinkedIn
https://www.instagram.com/usou...New window External Instagram
/ucm/marketing/snapchat.aspxNew window Snapchat
https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJr9sX4r/New window External Subdomain TikTok
/about-usf/about-this-site.aspxAbout This Site
/about-usf/site-map.aspxSite Map
/about-usf/contact-usf.aspxContact USF
/about-usf/visit-usf.aspx?utm_...New window Text duplicate Visit USF
https://content.usf.edu/10?ski...External No Text

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.usf.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
The HTML page should be transferred using GZip compression.
The web server version is sent within the HTTP header.
The X-powered header is sent within the response header. (unnecessary)
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.85 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 website loads 4 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 4 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (91 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
cache-controlprivate
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
serverMicrosoft-IIS/10.0
x-aspnet-version4.0.30319
x-powered-byASP.NET
access-control-allow-origin*
access-control-allow-headersOrigin, X-Requested-With, Content-Type, Accept
dateFri, 30 Oct 2020 17:47:01 GMT
content-length92836
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 52,237 referring domains.
This website has 4,378,890 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 38,575 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

###############################
# robots.txt for USF.edu
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User-agent: *
# list folders robots are not allowed to index
Disallow: /images
Disallow: /css
Disallow: /aspnet_client
Disallow: /javascripts
Disallow: /snapshots
Disallow: /web-templates
Disallow: /inc
Disallow: /utilities
Disallow: /calendar
Disallow: /it/archive
Disallow: /test-bob
#
# list specific files robots are not allowed to index
#
Disallow: /Atest.html
Disallow: /jstest.asp
Disallow: /About-USF/contact-send.asp
Disallow: /About-USF/page-not-found.asp
#
#
#
User-agent: Twitterbot
# allow twitter to fetch images for news
Allow: /images
#
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# End of robots.txt file
#
###############################

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
4,975

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

Search preview

www.usf.edu
Welcome to the University of South Florida | Tampa, St. Petersburg,...
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success serving Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
University79%Check
South77%Check
South Florida77%Check
Research University68%Check
Petersburg61%Check
Fastest-Rising University60%Check
American or59%Check
Public University58%Check
at USF58%Check
Tampa58%Check

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