Usda.gov - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
61% 
Page quality
64% 
Page structure
43% 
Link structure
86% 
Server
59% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
1.59 s
File size
46.50 kB
Words
497
Media files
26
Number of links
92 internal / 30 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
USDA
The page title is too short. (57 pixels of 580 max pixel length) Optimize title
The page title is only one word.
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)
https://www.usda.gov/
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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GeneratorDrupal 10 (https://www.drupal.org)
MobileOptimizedwidth
HandheldFriendlytrue
viewportwidth=device-width, initial-scale=1.0
langen
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
There are only 497 words on this page. Good pages should have about 800 words of useful content.
The average number of words per sentence of 7.5 words is low.
23.9% of the text are stop words.
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.
Frames
(Critically important)
This page does not use a frameset.
Mobile optimization
(Somewhat important)
This page loads 14 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" is provided.
At least one Apple touch icon is specified.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 10 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
...es/usda/img/favicons/flag-favicon-57.pngU.S. flag
/themes/usda/img/icon-dot-gov.svgDot gov
/themes/usda/img/icon-https.svgSSL
/themes/usda/img/usda-symbol.svgUSDA Logo
/themes/usda/img/close.svgclose
.../files/circle-info-regular-blue-2-01.svgAlert icon
/sites/default/files/hands-icon-v2.pnghands icon
/sites/default/files/warming-icon-v2.pngwarming icon
/sites/default/files/nutritious-icon-v2.pngnutritious icon
/sites/default/files/market-icon-v2.pngmarket icon
/sites/default/files/asset-31-blue.svgquestions icon
/sites/default/files/asset-33-blue.svgearth with a thermometer icon
/sites/default/files/asset-32-blue.svghand pointing to money icon
/sites/default/files/asset-30-blue.svgfire icon
...ns-from-the-road-group.jpg?itok=2fYk0pNHReflections from the Road group photo
...astructure-blog-042324.jpg?itok=MSVH0zbvSmith Island, Maryland, a small island community in the Chesapeake Bay
...m-skills-blog-042324-1.jpg?itok=E0-tg9A4Kristina Edwards
...-hack-good-blog-042224.jpg?itok=1gB1wT73USDA Career Panel, moderated by Fredy Diaz, with Digital Corps Fellows Chloe Hall and Veronica Swanson, and Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) leaders Simone Rees, Frank Hoeppel, Barry Lipscombe, and Christopher Alvares
...e/public/featured-fs-2.jpg?itok=Es70NTCkU.S Forest Service Shield
.../featured-farmersgov-0.jpg?itok=wqRHnsLjwoman holding tomatoes
...ublic/featured-myplate.jpg?itok=NrZBuACLfruits and vegetables
...blic/featured-census-0.jpg?itok=qUsLAAzofarmers holding a vegetable
...gov/coronavirus/images/vaccines/wcdt.svgWe can do this
...coronavirus/images/vaccines/cdc-logo.svgCDC
...coronavirus/images/vaccines/hhs-logo.svgHHS logo
/themes/usda/img/usda-symbol.svgUSDA Logo

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
Home
The H1 heading contains the words Home! Use important keywords instead.
The H1 heading consists of only one word. There should be more information given.
The H1 heading is too short (4 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
The heading structure is perfect.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 Home
H2 Main navigation
H2 Utility navigation
H2 USDA Forest Service Invests More Than $232M to Support Schools, Roads, Other Services as Part of Investing in America Agenda
H2 Our Priorities
H2 How can we help you?
H2 Featured
H2 Main navigation - Footer
H2 Footer navigation
H3 AskUSDA questions icon
H3 USDA CARES Partner Portal earth with a thermometer icon
H3 Loans and Grants hand pointing to money icon
H3 Disaster Resources fire icon
H3 Wildfires
H3 Farmers.gov
H3 MyPlate
H3 Census of Agriculture
H3 Find COVID-19 Vaccines Near You
H3 Sign Up for Updates
Some internal link anchor texts are too long.
Some anchor texts are used more than once.
The number of internal links is ok.
All internal links are not using dynamic parameters.
There are too many external links (30) on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
https://www.usda.gov/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.usda.gov/U.S. Department of Agriculture
A-TITLE Home
https://www.usda.gov/Home
https://www.usda.gov/topicsTopics
/topics/animalsAnimals
/topics/biotechnologyBiotechnology
https://www.usda.gov/broadbandBroadband
/topics/conservationConservation
https://www.usda.gov/coronavirusCoronavirus
https://www.usda.gov/topics/dataData
/topics/disaster-resource-centerDisaster Resource Center
/topics/farmingFarming
/topics/food-and-nutritionFood and Nutrition
/topics/forestryForestry
/topics/health-and-safetyHealth and Safety
/topics/invasive-speciesInvasive Species
/topics/opioidsOpioids
/topics/organicOrganic
/topics/plantsPlants
/topics/recreationRecreation
/topics/research-and-scienceResearch and Science
https://www.usda.gov/topics/ruralRural
https://www.usda.gov/topics/tradeTrade
https://www.usda.gov/topics/urbanUrban Agriculture
https://www.usda.gov/our-agencyOur Agency
/our-agency/about-usdaAbout USDA
/our-agency/agenciesAgencies
/our-agency/careersCareers
/our-agency/employee-servicesEmployee Services
https://www.usda.gov/farmbillFarm Bill
/our-agency/future-of-workFuture of Work
/our-agency/initiativesInitiatives
A-TITLE Initiatives and Highlighted Programs from across the department.
/our-agency/staff-officesStaff Offices
https://www.usda.gov/prioritiesPriorities
https://www.usda.gov/equityEquity at USDA
/climate-solutionsClimate Solutions
/nutrition-securityFood and Nutrition Security
https://www.usda.gov/marketsMore, New, and Better Market Opportunities
https://www.usda.gov/mediaMedia
/media/agency-news-releasesAgency News Releases
/media/agency-reportsAgency Reports
https://www.usda.gov/media/blogBlog
/media/digitalDigital
/media/press-releasesPress Releases
https://www.usda.gov/media/radioRadio
A-TITLE Latest Radio news from daily newsline and weekly features
https://www.usda.gov/glossaryGlossary
https://ask.usda.gov/s/?utm_so...External Subdomain AskUSDA
https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/...External Subdomain Recalls
https://ask.usda.gov/s/contact...External Subdomain Contact Us
https://www.usda.gov/coronavirusNew window Learn More
/media/press-releases/2024/04/...Subdomain Learn more
https://www.usda.gov/equityIMG-ALT hands icon
https://www.usda.gov/equityAdvancing Racial Justice, Equity, and Opportunity
/climate-solutionsIMG-ALT warming icon
/climate-solutionsAddressing Climate Change
/nutrition-securityIMG-ALT nutritious icon
/nutrition-securityTackling Food and Nutrition Insecurity
https://www.usda.gov/marketsIMG-ALT market icon
https://www.usda.gov/marketsMore, Better, and New Market Opportunities
https://www.usda.gov/prioritiesLearn more about our priorities
https://ask.usda.gov/s/?utm_ca...External Subdomain AskUSDA Help is available via phone or live chat Monday to Friday from 8am – 5pm EST.
IMG-ALT questions icon
/partner-portalUSDA CARES Partner Portal Essential resources for USDA partners.
IMG-ALT earth with a thermometer icon
/topics/farming/grants-and-loansLoans and Grants USDA provides financial opportunities to individuals and communities.
IMG-ALT hand pointing to money icon
/topics/disaster-resource-centerDisaster Resources Learn how to prepare, recover, and help build long-term resilience.
IMG-ALT fire icon
/media/blog/2024/04/19/reflect...IMG-ALT Reflections from the Road group photo
/media/blog/2024/04/19/reflect...Reflections from the Road: USDA Co-Hosts Inaugural Regional Equity Convening in Michigan
/media/blog/2024/04/23/investi...IMG-ALT Smith Island, Maryland, a small island community in the Chesapeake Bay
/media/blog/2024/04/23/investi...Investing in Wastewater Infrastructure is Key to Preserving Smith Island, Maryland
/media/blog/2024/04/23/1890-sc...IMG-ALT Kristina Edwards
/media/blog/2024/04/23/1890-sc...1890 Scholars Program Revealed and Strengthened Skills
/media/blog/2024/04/22/hack-go...IMG-ALT USDA Career Panel, moderated by Fredy Diaz, with Digital Corps Fellows Chloe Hall and Veronica Swanson, and Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) le...
/media/blog/2024/04/22/hack-go...Hack for Good: USDA Partners with Colorado State University for Data and Artificial Intelligence Hackathon 
https://www.fs.usda.gov/External Subdomain IMG-ALT U.S Forest Service Shield
https://www.fs.usda.gov/External Subdomain Wildfires
https://www.farmers.gov/External Subdomain IMG-ALT woman holding tomatoes
https://www.farmers.gov/External Subdomain Farmers.gov
https://www.myplate.gov/External Subdomain IMG-ALT fruits and vegetables
https://www.myplate.gov/External Subdomain MyPlate
https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/External Subdomain IMG-ALT farmers holding a vegetable
https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/External Subdomain Census of Agriculture
https://www.vaccines.gov/External Subdomain Visit Vaccines.gov
https://www.usda.gov/Text duplicate Home
https://www.usda.gov/topicsText duplicate Topics
https://www.usda.gov/our-agencyText duplicate Our Agency
https://www.usda.gov/prioritiesText duplicate Priorities
https://www.usda.gov/mediaText duplicate Media
https://ask.usda.gov/s/?utm_so...External Subdomain Text duplicate AskUSDA
https://www.farmers.gov/pandem...External Subdomain Pandemic Assistance
https://ask.usda.gov/s/contact...External Subdomain Text duplicate Contact Us
https://www.usda.gov/sitemapSite Map
/policies-and-linksPolicies and Links
/our-agency/about-usda/perform...Our Performance
/our-agency/careersSubdomain Text duplicate Careers
https://usdaoig.oversight.gov/...External Subdomain Report Fraud on USDA Contracts
https://usdaoig.oversight.gov/External Subdomain Inspector General
/plain-writingPlain Language Writing in USDA
https://www.usda.gov/openOpen
/ogc/office-information-affair...FOIA
/accessibility-statementAccessibility Statement
/privacy-policyPrivacy Policy
/non-discrimination-statementNon-Discrimination Statement
/oascr/civil-rights-statementsAnti-Harassment Policy
/ocio/guidelines-and-complianc...Subdomain Information Quality
https://www.usa.gov/External Subdomain USA.gov
https://www.whitehouse.gov/External Subdomain WhiteHouse.gov
/federal-web-site-inventoryeGov
https://www.usda.gov/nofearNo FEAR Act Data
https://osc.gov/External Office of Special Counsel
https://usdaoig.oversight.gov/...External Subdomain Whistleblower Protection Coordinator
/vulnerability-disclosure-policyVulnerability Disclosure Policy
/ocfo/plans-reports/agency-fin...Agency Financial Reports
/partner-portalUSDA CARES Partner Portal
https://visitor.r20.constantco...New window External Subdomain Subscribe
https://www.usda.gov/Text duplicate U.S. Department of Agriculture
A-TITLE Home
https://www.twitter.com/usda/External Subdomain USDA on Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/usda/External Subdomain USDA on Facebook
https://www.linkedin.com/compa...External Subdomain USDA on LinkedIn
https://visitor.r20.constantco...External Subdomain USDA Constant Contact
https://www.instagram.com/usda...External Subdomain USDA on Instagram
https://flickr.com/usdagovExternal USDA on Flickr
https://www.youtube.com/usda/External Subdomain USDA on Youtube
https://www.usda.gov/rss-feedsUSDA RSS

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www.usda.gov/"
HTTP header
(Important)
No X-Powered HTTP header is sent.
This page uses GZip for compressed data transmission.
Performance
(Somewhat important)
The page response time is very slow (1.59 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 loads 8 CSS files. This may affect the page load time negatively.
This page loads 14 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (47 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
content-typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
x-xss-protection1; mode=block
content-security-policystyle-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline' *.gov *.com;
x-content-type-optionsnosniff
content-languageen
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
last-modifiedWed, 24 Apr 2024 21:20:50 GMT
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x-drupal-cacheMISS
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content-length11340
cache-controlpublic, max-age=739
expiresWed, 24 Apr 2024 21:57:10 GMT
dateWed, 24 Apr 2024 21:44:51 GMT
varyAccept-Encoding
strict-transport-securitymax-age=31536000 ; includeSubDomains ; preload
x-content-security-policyupgrade-insecure-requests;
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/2

External factors

Blacklists
(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 53,904 referring domains.
This page has 8,086,802 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 30,823 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 0 shares and comments on Facebook.

Robots.txt

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# 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/

User-agent: rogerbot
Disallow: /

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resources43%Check
navigation43%Check
main43%Check
COVID-1943%Check
Footer43%Check
Part43%Check
Farmers42%Check
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