Wfu.edu - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
80% 
Page quality
43% 
Page structure
70% 
Link structure
71% 
Server
56% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
0.66 s
File size
70.10 kB
Words
464
Media files
11
Number of links
8 internal / 129 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Homepage | Wake Forest University
The length of the page title is perfect. (325 pixels out of 580 max pixel length)
There are no duplicate words in the title
Meta description
(Critically important)
Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C. We are a vibrant and diverse academic community where our students study in one or more of the 42 majors and program we offer within our six colleges and schools.
The meta description is too long: 1627 pixels from max. 1000 pixels.
Crawlability
(Critically important)
There are no problems in accessing the website.
Canonical URL
(Important)
https://www.wfu.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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viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
descriptionFounded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C. We are a vibrant and diverse academic community where our students study in one or more of the 42 majors and program we offer within our six colleges and schools.
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langen
twitter:cardsummary
twitter:descriptionFounded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C. We are a vibrant and diverse academic community where our students study in one or more of the 42 majors and program we offer within our six colleges and schools.
twitter:titleHomepage | Wake Forest University
twitter:imagehttps://prod.wp.cdn.aws.wfu.edu/sites/251/2018/03/20151020campus2924-1.jpg
og:localeen_US
og:typewebsite
og:titleHomepage | Wake Forest University
og:descriptionFounded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C. We are a vibrant and diverse academic community where our students study in one or more of the 42 majors and program we offer within our six colleges and schools.
og:urlhttps://www.wfu.edu/
og:site_nameWake Forest University
og:imagehttps://prod.wp.cdn.aws.wfu.edu/sites/251/2018/03/20151020campus2924-1.jpg
og:image:secure_urlhttps://prod.wp.cdn.aws.wfu.edu/sites/251/2018/03/20151020campus2924-1.jpg
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
Words from the H1 heading are not used in the page content.
There are only 464 words on this page. Good pages should have about 1,000 words of useful content.
18.3% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
5 paragraphs were found on this page.
There are no duplicates on the site.
The average number of words per sentence of 19.6 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 11 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 9 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.

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Welcome to the Forest.
The H1 heading contains the words Welcome to! Use important keywords instead.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Welcome to the Forest.
H2 Wake Forest University
H2 Events
H2 Follow us
H2 Get to know us
H2 College & Schools
H2 Where to start
H2 Get to know WFU
H2 Resources
H3 Character Study
H3 Lighting of the Quad
H3 Holiday Choral Concert
H3 Annual Lovefeast Services
H3 Study Abroad
H3 Career Services
H3 Winston-Salem
H3 Make a Campaign Gift
H3 Call to Conversation
There are too few (8) internal links on this page.
Every linktext is unique.
None of the anchor texts is too long.
All internal links don't have dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (129) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.wfu.edu/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.wfu.edu/IMG-ALT Wake Forest University
https://admissions.wfu.edu/External Admissions
http://admissions.wfu.edu/External Overview
https://admissions.wfu.edu/facts/External Quick Facts
https://admissions.wfu.edu/stu...External Student Experience
https://admissions.wfu.edu/aff...External Affordability
https://admissions.wfu.edu/vis...External Visit & Tours
https://admissions.wfu.edu/apply/External Apply
https://admissions.wfu.edu/vis...External Winston-Salem, NC
https://about.wfu.edu/academics/External Academics
https://about.wfu.edu/academics/External Text duplicate Overview
https://admissions.wfu.edu/aca...External Majors & Minors
https://about.wfu.edu/academic...External Academic Calendar
https://about.wfu.edu/academic...External Libraries
https://admissions.wfu.edu/aca...External Research
https://global.wfu.edu/External Global Studies
https://wakedowntown.wfu.edu/External Wake Downtown
https://about.wfu.edu/External About WFU
https://about.wfu.edu/External Text duplicate Overview
https://about.wfu.edu/athletics/External Athletics
https://diversity.wfu.edu/External Diversity & Inclusion
https://opcd.wfu.edu/External Personal & Career Development
https://campuslife.wfu.edu/External Campus Life
https://about.wfu.edu/leadership/External Administration
https://arts.wfu.edu/External Arts
https://news.wfu.edu/External Wake Forest News
http://events.wfu.edu/External Events Calendar
https://magazine.wfu.edu/External WFU Magazine
https://inside.wfu.edu/External Inside WFU
https://about.wfu.edu/visiting/External Visitor Information
https://about.wfu.edu/visiting...External Campus Photos
https://webcam.wfu.edu/External Quad Cam
https://www.wfu.edu/weather/45° Weather
https://admissions.wfu.edu/External Future Students
https://www.wfu.edu/students/Current Students
https://parents.wfu.edu/External Parents & Families
https://alumni.wfu.edu/External Alumni & Friends
/faculty-staff/Faculty & Staff
http://college.wfu.edu/External Undergraduate College
https://graduate.wfu.edu/External Graduate School
https://business.wfu.edu/External School of Business
https://law.wfu.edu/External School of Law
https://divinity.wfu.edu/External School of Divinity
https://school.wakehealth.edu/External Subdomain School of Medicine
https://about.wfu.edu/director...External Directories
https://about.wfu.edu/director...External Search People
https://social.wfu.edu/External Social Media
https://about.wfu.edu/academic...External Text duplicate Majors & Minors
https://financialaid.wfu.edu/c...External Tuition & Fees
https://about.wfu.edu/academic...External Text duplicate Academic Calendar
https://about.wfu.edu/athletics/External Text duplicate Athletics
https://www.wfu.careers/External Subdomain Employment
https://hr.wfu.edu/External Human Resources
http://events.wfu.edu/External Event Calendar
https://www.bkstr.com/deaconsh...External Bookstore
https://studyabroad.wfu.edu/External Study Abroad
https://admissions.wfu.edu/vis...External Plan your visit »
https://magazine.wfu.edu/2019/...External Learn how »
https://magazine.wfu.edu/2019/...External IMG-ALT Wake Forest students talks with professor Erica Still.
https://news.wfu.edu/2019/11/0...New window External News / Video
https://news.wfu.edu/2019/11/0...New window External Wake Forest celebrates anniversary of first-generation scholar program
https://photostories.wfu.edu/y...New window External From the Forest
https://photostories.wfu.edu/y...New window External In the Moment: Take a scroll through the vibrant WFU community
https://news.wfu.edu/2019/09/0...New window External News
https://news.wfu.edu/2019/09/0...New window External WFU is one of the nation's top 30 schools for the 24th straight year
https://news.wfu.edu/External Text duplicate News
https://magazine.wfu.edu/External Magazine
/from-the-forest/Text duplicate From the Forest
http://events.wfu.edu/External See all Events
http://events.wfu.edu/event/li...External Dec 3 Lighting of the Quad 7:00 pm Hearn Plaza Join the Student Union as we light up Hearn Plaza for the holidays, with student a cappella performances, hot ...
http://events.wfu.edu/event/ho...External Dec 5 Holiday Choral Concert 7:30 pm Scales Fine Arts Center The annual Holiday Choral Concert features choral anthems and traditional music for the season, ...
https://lovefeast.wfu.edu/External Dec 8 Annual Lovefeast Services 4:30 pm Wait Chapel The Wake Forest Lovefeast celebrates one of the unique traditions of the Moravian community in Winston‑Sa...
https://instagram.com/wfuniver...New window External No Text
https://facebook.com/New window External No Text
https://twitter.com/WakeForestNew window External No Text
https://instagram.com/p/B5RVEf...New window External No Text
https://instagram.com/p/B5O_Iu...New window External No Text
https://instagram.com/p/B5Ny7L...New window External No Text
https://instagram.com/p/B5LfnZ...New window External No Text
https://instagram.com/p/B5JT3o...New window External No Text
https://instagram.com/p/B5GYpz...New window External No Text
https://instagram.com/p/B5DK_X...New window External No Text
https://instagram.com/p/B5BYpb...New window External No Text
https://instagram.com/p/B4-HT4...New window External No Text
https://instagram.com/p/B45gGp...New window External No Text
https://instagram.com/p/B43DMM...New window External No Text
https://instagram.com/p/B4yVCu...New window External No Text
https://instagram.com/wfuniver...New window External No Text
https://instagram.com/wfuniver...New window External No Text
http://studyabroad.wfu.edu/External Text duplicate IMG-ALT Study Abroad
http://studyabroad.wfu.edu/External Learn More »
https://opcd.wfu.edu/External IMG-ALT Career Services
https://opcd.wfu.edu/External Meet OPCD »
https://admissions.wfu.edu/vis...External IMG-ALT Wake Downtown building with the Winston-Salem skyline behind it
https://admissions.wfu.edu/vis...External Take a Look »
http://college.wfu.edu/External Undergraduate
https://graduate.wfu.edu/External Graduate
https://business.wfu.edu/External Business
https://divinity.wfu.edu/External Divinity
https://law.wfu.edu/External Law
https://school.wakehealth.edu/External Subdomain Medicine
https://godeacs.com/External Visit GoDeacs.com »
https://about.wfu.edu/pro-huma...External Pro Humanitate
https://www.wfu.edu/weather/45°
https://admissions.wfu.edu/External Text duplicate Admissions
https://admissions.wfu.edu/aca...External Text duplicate Majors & Minors
https://admissions.wfu.edu/vis...External Schedule a Visit
https://admissions.wfu.edu/aff...External Text duplicate Affordability
https://admissions.wfu.edu/apply/External Apply to WFU
https://about.wfu.edu/admissio...External College & Schools
https://about.wfu.edu/External About Wake Forest
https://admissions.wfu.edu/stu...External Text duplicate Campus Life
https://about.wfu.edu/athletics/External Text duplicate Athletics
https://about.wfu.edu/visiting/External Text duplicate Visitor Information
https://wakedowntown.wfu.edu/External Text duplicate Wake Downtown
https://admissions.wfu.edu/vis...External Experience Winston-Salem
https://hr.wfu.edu/External Text duplicate Human Resources
http://events.wfu.edu/External Text duplicate Event Calendar
https://news.wfu.edu/External Text duplicate News
https://about.wfu.edu/academic...External Text duplicate Libraries
https://thrive.wfu.edu/External Wellness
https://map.wfu.edu/External Campus Map
https://hr.wfu.edu/careers/External Work at Wake
https://about.wfu.edu/director...External Text duplicate Directories
https://about.wfu.edu/contact-us/External Contact
https://forms.secure.wfu.edu/g...External Subdomain Make a Gift
https://c2c.wfu.edu/External Attend a C2C
https://www.wfu.edu/IMG-ALT Wake Forest Logo
https://about.wfu.edu/visiting...External Affiliates
https://about.wfu.edu/privacy-...External Privacy
https://wakeready.wfu.edu/External Emergency
https://titleix.wfu.edu/nondis...External Non‑Discrimination
https://www.facebook.com/wfuni...New window External No Text
https://twitter.com/WakeForestNew window External No Text
https://www.instagram.com/wfun...New window External No Text
https://social.wfu.edu/New window External social.wfu.edu

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This website redirects to "https://www.wfu.edu/"
HTTP header
(Important)
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This website uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time of 0.66 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 9 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This website loads 11 javascript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (70 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateMon, 25 Nov 2019 02:30:07 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
content-length14908
connectionkeep-alive
set-cookie178 Characters
serverApache
varyX-Forwarded-For,Accept-Encoding
expiresThu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
cache-controlno-store, no-cache, must-revalidate
pragmano-cache
last-modifiedMon, 25 Nov 2019 02:03:00 GMT
content-encodinggzip
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 20,480 referring domains.
This website has 1,413,915 backlinks.
This website has backlinks from 16,000 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
This website is not very popular on facebook.
Listed on Webwiki
(Nice to have)
This website is listed on Webwiki.

Robots.txt

User-agent: *
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Allow: /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php

Sitemap: https://www.wfu.edu/sitemap.xml

Facebook popularity

Shares / Likes / Comments
0

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

Search preview

Homepage | Wake Forest University
https://www.wfu.edu/
Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C. We are a vibrant and diverse academic community where our students study in one or more of the 42 majors and program we offer within our six colleges and schools.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
Forest75%Check
Wake Forest68%Check
Wake Forest University65%Check
University56%Check
in Winston-Salem49%Check
Study47%Check
Private University45%Check
Winston-Salem44%Check
WFU42%Check
School40%Check

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