Vermont.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
75% 
Page quality
63% 
Page structure
58% 
Link structure
70% 
Server
24% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
1.15 s
File size
41.50 kB
Words
938
Media files
16
Number of links
30 internal / 75 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Home | Vermont.gov
The page title is too short. (186 pixels of 580 max pixel length) 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)
http://www.vermont.gov/
The specified canonical link points to a different page.
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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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
No paragraphs were detected.
This page contains 938 words. That's ok.
23.5% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
No placeholders texts or images were found.
Frames
(Critically important)
This website does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This website loads 6 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 19 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.
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
...2018/images/svg/vermont-logo-stacked.svgState of Vermont logo with mountain and moon
...ustom/vt2018/images/svg/vermont-logo.svgState of Vermont logo with mountain and moon
...custom/vt2018/images/svg/icon-search.svgNo alt attribute provided
...ages/sov/Live-Megamenu-Thumbnail-WEB.jpgCouple walking down the street in Vermont
...ages/sov/Work-Megamenu-Thumbnail-WEB.jpgYoung man working on a technology device in the office.
...s/sov/Explore-Megamenu-Thumbnail-WEB.jpgFamily of four walking through a town exploring and shopping.
...ges/sov/Learn-Megamenu-Thumbnail-WEB.jpgA classroom of students raising hands to answer the teacher's question.
...ages/menu-features/statehouse_inside.jpgInterior of the Vermont State House rotunda
...line-Services-Megamenu-Thumbnail-WEB.jpgFather teaching fly fishing with son on the rocks with family dog nearby.
...custom/vt2018/images/david-zuckerman.jpgPortrait of Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman
/themes/custom/vt2018/images/tj-donovan.jpgPortrait of State Attorney General TJ Donovan
...mes/custom/vt2018/images/beth-pearce.jpgPortrait of State Treasurer Beth Pearce
/themes/custom/vt2018/images/jim-condos.jpgPortrait of Secretary of State Jim Condos
...mes/custom/vt2018/images/doug-hoffer.jpgPortrait of State Auditor Doug Hoffer
...ustom/vt2018/images/general-assembly.jpgInterior photo of the State Assembly in session
.../custom/vt2018/images/svg/state-seal.svgSeal of the State of Vermont

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
There is no H1 heading specified.
Headings
(Important)
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
H2 Latest News Find More News
H2 Phil Scott
H2 Statewide Officials
H3 Governor Phil Scott Announces Next Restart Steps for Hospitality Sector
H3 Governor Phil Scott Commemorates Juneteenth
H3 FCC Extends Lifeline Program Flexibility Guidelines through 8-31-20
H3 DMV to unveil winning design for new driver photo zone
H3 Elected Officials
H3 Your Government
H4 Common Services
H4 Common Services Duplicate text
H4 Common Services Duplicate text
H4 Common Services Duplicate text
H4 Common Services Duplicate text
H4 Common Services Duplicate text
H4 Support
H4 Government
H4 Connect
H4 Alerts
H6 A Vermont Government Website
H6 Copyright 2020 State of Vermont
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The amount of internal links is ok.
All internal links don't have dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (75) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.vermont.gov/IMG-ALT State of Vermont logo with mountain and moon
http://dmv.vermont.gov/registr...New window External Subdomain Register or Renew a Vehicle Find all of the resources you need to register and renew your vehicle in Vermont.
http://tax.vermont.gov/individ...New window External Subdomain Taxes for Individuals File and pay taxes online and find required forms.
https://www.sec.state.vt.us/el...New window External Subdomain Voter Services Register to vote and find other useful information .
http://www.healthvermont.gov/s...New window External Locate a Vital Record Search and request certificates of birth, death, marriage, civil union, divorce and dissolution.
http://vtrans.vermont.gov/publ...New window External Subdomain Public Transportation Find information for public transit routes and services.
https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefitsNew window External Subdomain Social Assistance Browse and search for social benefit programs.
https://www.vermont.gov/liveView More About Living in Vermont
https://www.vermont.gov/liveView More About Living In Vermont
https://www.sec.state.vt.us/co...New window External Subdomain Business Start-Up Guide Step-by-step guide and resources for starting a new business in Vermont.
https://tax.vermont.gov/busine...New window External Subdomain Business Tax Center Find guidance on paying taxes as a business in Vermont.
https://www.thinkvermont.com/New window External Ready to Relocate to Vermont? Learn about expanding your business or becoming a new resident in the Green Mountain State.
https://dec.vermont.gov/enviro...New window External Subdomain Find a Permit Specialist Not sure what permit you need? Find help to navigate environmental regulations.
http://humanresources.vermont....New window External Subdomain Employment with the State of Vermont View available job openings, position descriptions and apply online.
https://www.vermontjoblink.com...New window External Vermont Job Link Find information for job seekers and employers on employment and training throughout the state.
https://www.vermont.gov/workView More About Working in Vermont
https://www.vermont.gov/workView More About Working In Vermont
https://www.vermontvacation.com/New window External Travel Vermont Discover all the Green Mountain state has to offer for visitors and residents alike.
http://historicsites.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain Historic Sites Find information and visit Vermont's state historic sites.
https://www.vtstateparks.com/New window External Vermont State Parks Explore our state parks and immerse yourself in the beauty of Vermont.
http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/New window External Vermont Fish and Wildlife Find information, apply for licenses and permits, and learn about conservation.
https://www.vermontvacation.co...New window External Events Make plans to participate in events throughout the state, all year long.
http://www.newengland511.org/New window External Road Conditions Plan ahead and check the conditions before you start your trip.
https://www.vermont.gov/exploreView More About Exploring Vermont
https://www.vermont.gov/exploreText duplicate View More About Exploring Vermont
http://education.vermont.gov/v...New window External Subdomain Vermont Schools Directory and information about public, independent, and home study programs.
http://libraries.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain Libraries Resources for and about Vermont libraries.
https://education.vermont.gov/...New window External Subdomain Colleges and Universities Directory of post-secondary and higher education institutions in Vermont.
https://education.vermont.gov/...New window External Subdomain Continuing Education Career development opportunities and resources for adult learners.
https://education.vermont.gov/...New window External Subdomain Universal Prekindergarten 3-, 4- and 5-year old Vermonters are eligible for ten free hours of PreK.
https://education.vermont.gov/...New window External Subdomain State Board of Education Information about the Vermont State Board of Education.
https://www.vermont.gov/learnView More About Vermont Education
https://www.vermont.gov/learnText duplicate View More About Vermont Education
https://legislature.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain Vermont Legislature Information about the House, Senate, and legislative activities for the State of Vermont.
/government/agency-a-zAgency A-Z Search for all Vermont state agencies.
http://www.vermontjudiciary.org/New window External Vermont Judiciary Learn more about the Vermont judicial court system.
/government/statewide-officialsStatewide Officials Information about your Officials for the State of Vermont.
https://data.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain Open Data Portal Search public data available from the State of Vermont.
https://spotlight.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain Financial Transparency View performance management, budgets, and financial reports.
/governmentView More About Vermont Government
/governmentText duplicate View More About Vermont Government
http://dmv.vermont.gov/registr...New window External Subdomain Vehicle Registration Renew or apply for a new Vermont vehicle registration online.
http://dcf.vermont.gov/mybenefitsNew window External Subdomain Public Benefits Review programs and apply for public benefit programs.
http://tax.vermont.gov/individ...New window External Subdomain Pay Taxes Online File and pay individual and business taxes online.
https://myvtax.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain Tax Return or Refund Status Check the status on your tax return or refund.
https://secure.vermont.gov/pho...New window External Subdomain State Employee Phone Directory Search for contact information for all State of Vermont employees.
https://secure.vermont.gov/vtc...New window External Subdomain Vermont Courts Online Get online access for Vermont court appointments.
/online-services/a-z-listingView More About Online Services
/online-services/a-z-listingText duplicate View More About Online Services
https://www.vermont.gov/Anchor Skip to main content
https://healthvermont.gov/covid19New window External COVID-19 Information Stay informed on public health guidelines, status updates, FAQs, and other resources from the Vermont Department of Health. Stay informe...
https://vermont.force.com/DOLC...New window External Subdomain Unemployment Insurance Benefits If your employment has been impacted as a result of COVID-19, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Establ...
https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19New window External Subdomain COVID-19 Recovery Resource Center Financial assistance programs, unemployment information, and a series of Frequently Asked Questions are some of the tools a...
/government/agency-a-zAgency A-Z Resources and online services for all Vermont agencies and organizations. Visit Agency A-Z
https://www.vermont.gov/volunteerVolunteer to Help Support Vermonters The State of Vermont is looking for volunteers to help in communities that have been affected by COVID-19. Help is neede...
https://www.vermontjoblink.com...New window External Find a Job in Vermont Resources for job seekers and employers. Find Job Resources
/latest-newsFind More News
https://governor.vermont.gov/p...New window External Subdomain Continue Reading
https://governor.vermont.gov/p...New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Continue Reading
https://publicservice.vermont....New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Continue Reading
https://dmv.vermont.gov/press-...New window External Subdomain Text duplicate Continue Reading
/latest-newsView All News Stories
http://governor.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain Meet Governor Scott
http://ltgov.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman
IMG-ALT Portrait of Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman
http://ago.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain State Attorney General TJ Donovan
IMG-ALT Portrait of State Attorney General TJ Donovan
http://www.vermonttreasurer.gov/New window External State Treasurer Beth Pearce
IMG-ALT Portrait of State Treasurer Beth Pearce
https://www.sec.state.vt.us/New window External Subdomain Secretary of State Jim Condos
IMG-ALT Portrait of Secretary of State Jim Condos
http://auditor.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain State Auditor Doug Hoffer
IMG-ALT Portrait of State Auditor Doug Hoffer
https://legislature.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain State Assembly General Assembly
IMG-ALT Interior photo of the State Assembly in session
http://legislature.vermont.gov...New window External Subdomain State Representatives
http://legislature.vermont.gov...New window External Subdomain State Senators
https://www.vlct.org/municipal...New window External Local Officials
http://www.vermontjudiciary.org/New window External Judiciary
http://legislature.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain Legislature
https://governor.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain Office of Governor
/government/agency-a-zAgency A-Z
http://vem.vermont.gov/vtalertNew window External Subdomain VT-Alert News releases and other important information. View VT-Alert
https://vt.public.ng.mil/New window External Subdomain Vermont National Guard Explore career opportunities and tuition benefits for National Guard members. Visit Vermont National Guard
https://www.thinkvermont.com/New window External Think Vermont Live, work, and grow your business in Vermont. Visit Think Vermont
https://www.vermont.gov/helpHelp
A-TITLE Help
https://secure.vermont.gov/pho...New window External Subdomain State Employee Directory
https://humanresources.vermont...New window External Subdomain State Holidays
https://www.vermont.gov/policiesPolicies
A-TITLE Policies
/policies/accessibilityAccessibility
A-TITLE Accessibility
/policies/privacyPrivacy
A-TITLE View the Vermont.gov privacy policy
https://www.vermont.gov/feedbackFeedback Survey
A-TITLE Web Feedback
http://governor.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain Governor Phil Scott
A-TITLE Governor Phil Scott
http://ltgov.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain Lt. Governor David Zuckerman
A-TITLE Lt. Governor David Zuckerman
https://legislature.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain Legislative
A-TITLE Vermont Legislative
http://www.vermontjudiciary.org/New window External Judicial
A-TITLE Vermont Judicial
/government/statewide-officialsStatewide Officials
https://vt.public.ng.mil/New window External Subdomain Vermont National Guard
A-TITLE Vermont National Guard
/towns-and-CitiesTowns and Cities
https://twitter.com/vermontgov...New window External Twitter (@vermontgov)
A-TITLE Visit the official Vermont.gov Twitter channel
/social-mediaConnect with Agencies on Social Media
A-TITLE Connect with the Vermont State agencies on Social Media
https://secure.vermont.gov/myv...New window External Subdomain myVermont.gov
A-TITLE myVermont.gov
/latest-newsNews
A-TITLE View all the Vermont.gov news
https://twitter.com/vemvt?lang=enNew window External Twitter (@vemvt)
A-TITLE Visit the official Vermont Emergency Management Twitter channel
http://vem.vermont.gov/vtalertNew window External Subdomain VT-Alerts
A-TITLE View all the Vermont alerts
https://alerts.weather.gov/cap...New window External Subdomain Weather Alerts
A-TITLE View the weather alerts in Vermont
http://vsp.vermont.gov/amberal...New window External Subdomain Amber Alerts
A-TITLE Amber Alerts
http://www.healthvermont.gov/r...New window External Health Alerts and Advisories
A-TITLE Vermont Health Alerts and Advisories
http://e911.vermont.gov/New window External Subdomain 911 - Emergency Help
A-TITLE Vermont 911 Emergency Help
http://newengland511.org/New window External 511 - Road / Travel Info
A-TITLE View the road and travel conditions in the New England region
http://www.vermont211.org/homeNew window External 211 - Social Services Help
A-TITLE View resources for social services help

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.vermont.gov/"
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 is slow (1.15 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 website loads 6 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
This website only loads 3 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (42 kB).

HTTP Response Header

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x-powered-byPHP/7.2.17
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content-languageen
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last-modifiedMon, 22 Jun 2020 01:00:47 GMT
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expiresSun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
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External factors

Blacklists
(Critically important)
This website is not classified "for adult only".
Shallalist classifies this website as Government. This classification is fine.
This website is referenced by wikipedia.
This website has excellent links from other websites.
This website has backlinks from 27,005 referring domains.
This website has 11,402,403 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 18,754 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

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# robots.txt
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# 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: *
# CSS, JS, Images
Allow: /core/*.css$
Allow: /core/*.css?
Allow: /core/*.js$
Allow: /core/*.js?
Allow: /core/*.gif
Allow: /core/*.jpg
Allow: /core/*.jpeg
Allow: /core/*.png
Allow: /core/*.svg
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: /profiles/*.svg
# Directories
Disallow: /core/
Disallow: /profiles/
# Files
Disallow: /README.txt
Disallow: /web.config
# 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: /index.php/admin/
Disallow: /index.php/comment/reply/
Disallow: /index.php/filter/tips
Disallow: /index.php/node/add/
Disallow: /index.php/search/
Disallow: /index.php/user/password/
Disallow: /index.php/user/register/
Disallow: /index.php/user/login/
Disallow: /index.php/user/logout/

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
583

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

Search preview

www.vermont.gov
Home | Vermont.gov

Most important keywords

Seobility found the following keywords. You can check the keyword optimization of this page for each keyword.

KeywordResultRecheck
Vermont63%Check
in Vermont49%Check
Vermont State49%Check
gov48%Check
Vermont Government47%Check
Resources Vermont44%Check
visit Vermont44%Check
Think Vermont44%Check
Working in Vermont43%Check
Living in Vermont42%Check

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