Www2.gov.bc.ca - SEO Checker

Overview of the SEO Check
Meta information
97% 
Page quality
56% 
Page structure
74% 
Link structure
50% 
Server
54% 
External factors
100% 
SEO Score
Response time
1.33 s
File size
169.60 kB
Words
776
Media files
80
Number of links
75 internal / 12 external

Task list of SEO Improvements

Meta specifications

Title
(Critically important)
Home - Province of British Columbia
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)
The official website for the Government of British Columbia.
The length of the meta description is perfect. (367 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
titleHome
navigaton_titleHome
DCTERMS.publisherProvince of British Columbia
DCTERMS.created2015-06-05
DCTERMS.modified2024-05-30
DCTERMS:interactiveResourceBC Gov Home
descriptionThe official website for the Government of British Columbia.
keywordsprovince, government, british columbia, bc, B.C., bc government, homepage, home, www2.gov.bc.ca, gov.bc.ca, premier, john horgan, feeds, themes, topics
DCTERMS.creatorGovernment Communications and Public Engagement
DCSext.creatorGovernment Communications and Public Engagement
MBCTERMS.subjectCategoryInformation and Communications
DCTERMS.subjectCitizen participation
DCTERMS.languageeng
security_classificationLow
security_labelPublic
Chatbot_Stateon-welcome
Chatbot_AgentService Navigator|GOV-SERVNAV|7f730117-d311-4956-96c4-7f843194472b|Click or tap to ask a question about <b>government programs and services</b>.
level1Home
DCSext.level1Home
level1_id7782AB62B4364F439B6A258F4D730786
current_pageHome
DCSext.current_pageHome
current_page_id7782AB62B4364F439B6A258F4D730786
provinceTitleProvince of British Columbia
servicedBy.correlationId8daa87cd-4936-4ba1-8176-a7fc8ff7ed3b
servicedBy.hostnameprod-cmf-metadata-rt-99459b7bc-v9hcc
next-head-count31
langen
charsetutf-8

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Page quality

Content
(Critically important)
Some words from the page title are not used within the pages content
The average number of words per sentence of 9.33 words is low.
This page contains 776 words. That's ok.
29.8% of the text are stop words.
The page contains a listing, which indicates a good text layout.
20 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)
No Apple touch icon is specified.
This page loads 20 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
A viewport "width=device-width" is provided.
Bold and strong tags
(Somewhat important)
The usage of strong and bold tags is perfect. We recommend the use of up to 16 tags for this page.
Image SEO
(Somewhat important)
73 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
/images/BCID_H_rgb_pos.pngGovernment of B.C.
/icons/handshake-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/handshake-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/marriage-rings-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/marriage-rings-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/icons/bc-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/icons/bc-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/graduation-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/graduation-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/piechart-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/piechart-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/farms-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/farms-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/truck-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/truck-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/family-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/family-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/heartrate-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/heartrate-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/leaf-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/icons/leaf-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/law-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/icons/law-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/tenancy-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/tenancy-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/safety-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/safety-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/stadium-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/stadium-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/taxes-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/taxes-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/maple-leaf-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/maple-leaf-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/truck-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/truck-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/images/discoverBC/ServicesA-Z.pngNo alt attribute provided
...iscoverBC/MinistriesAndOrganizations.pngNo alt attribute provided
/images/discoverBC/PublicEngagements.pngNo alt attribute provided
/icons/marriage-rings-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/marriage-rings-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/icons/bc-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/icons/bc-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/piechart-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/piechart-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/truck-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/truck-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/graduation-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/graduation-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/handshake-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/handshake-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/leaf-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/icons/leaf-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/family-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/family-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/farms-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/farms-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/heartrate-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/heartrate-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/tenancy-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/tenancy-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/law-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/icons/law-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/safety-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/safety-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/stadium-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/stadium-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/taxes-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/taxes-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/maple-leaf-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/maple-leaf-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/truck-default.svgNo alt attribute provided
/icons/truck-hover.svgNo alt attribute provided
/assets/gov/home/workbc_logo.svgWorkBC.ca
/assets/gov/home/multi-language_tile.jpgNo alt attribute provided
...rs/drought-response/drought-homepage.jpgImage of dry bank and grassImage of dry bank and grass
...harmacy-services/macs_gov_page_image.pngNo alt attribute provided
/icons/placeholder/news_placeholder.pngNathan Cullen, Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship, has released the following statement regarding the federal government’s decision to transition away from open-net pen salmon farming:
/icons/placeholder/news_placeholder.pngMothers from across northern B.C. who are seeking a safe place to stay for themselves and their children will soon have access to 34 new transitional housing units in Prince George, along with parenting and cultural supports.
...r.com/65535/53802420881_db1442e209_b.jpgPeople seeking academic upgrading to access high-demand post-secondary programs and meet their career goals will continue to benefit from tuition-free Adult Basic Education and English Language pathway programs across B.C.
/images/BCID_H_rgb_pos.pngGovernment of B.C.

Page structure

H1 heading
(Critically important)
gov.bc.ca
The H1 heading is too short (9 characters). It should be at least 20 Characters long.
Headings
(Important)
Some headings occur twice on the page.
There are 32 headings on the page. The amount of headings should be in a more proper relation to the amount of text.

Heading structure

Heading levelContent
H1 gov.bc.ca
H2 Find information
H2 More
H2 Discover B.C.
H2 Find information Duplicate text
H2 Work in BC
H2 We're here for you
H2 BC Gov News
H2 More info
H3 Birth, adoption, death, marriage and divorce
H3 British Columbians and our governments
H3 Data
H3 Driving and transportation
H3 Education and training
H3 Employment, business and economic development
H3 Environmental protection and sustainability
H3 Family and social supports
H3 Farming, natural resources and industry
H3 Health
H3 Housing and tenancy
H3 Law, crime and justice
H3 Public safety and emergency services
H3 Sports, recreation, arts and culture
H3 Taxes and tax credits
H3 Tourism and immigration
H3 Transportation and infrastructure projects
H3 Minister’s statement on federal aquaculture decision
H3 More transitional housing in Prince George will help keep families together
H3 Education pathways support people needed for in-demand careers
H4 Resources for newcomers
H4 Preparing for drought
H4 See a pharmacist
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.
1 links don't have an anchor text.
The number of internal links is ok.
There are 12 external links on this page.
LinkAttributesAnchor text
/gov/content/homeIMG-ALT Government of B.C.
/gov/content/homeAnchor Skip to main content
/gov/content/homeAnchor Skip to main navigation
/gov/content?id=E08E79740F9C41...Accessibility Statement
/gov/content/employment-businessEmployment, business and economic development
/gov/content/life-eventsBirth, adoption, death, marriage and divorce
/gov/content/governmentsBritish Columbians and our governments
/gov/content/education-trainingEducation and training
/gov/content/dataData
/gov/content/industryFarming, natural resources and industry
/gov/content/transportationDriving and transportation
/gov/content/family-social-sup...Family and social supports
/gov/content/healthHealth
/gov/content/environmentEnvironmental protection and sustainability
/gov/content/justiceLaw, crime and justice
/gov/content/housing-tenancyHousing and tenancy
/gov/content/safetyPublic safety and emergency services
/gov/content/sports-cultureSports, recreation, arts and culture
/gov/content/taxesTaxes and tax credits
/gov/content/tourism-immigrationTourism and immigration
/gov/content/transportation-pr...Transportation and infrastructure projects
/gov/content/careers-myhrCareers & MyHR
/gov/content/home/services-a-zServices
/gov/content/home/forms-a-zForms
https://news.gov.bc.ca/External Subdomain News
/gov/content/home/get-help-wit...Contact us
/gov/content?id=FBC4210F6BC047...Services A-Z
/gov/content?id=F024503C72F64D...Ministries & organizations
https://engage.gov.bc.ca/govto...External Subdomain Public engagements
/gov/content/life-eventsBirth, adoption, death, marriage and divorce Find information for major life events, including ordering certificates and legal name changes.
/gov/content/life-eventsText duplicate Birth, adoption, death, marriage and divorce
/gov/content/governmentsBritish Columbians and our governments Learn about government and our initiatives, and how we’re building relationships with Indigenous Peoples.
/gov/content/governmentsText duplicate British Columbians and our governments
/gov/content/dataData Find open data created and held by the B.C. government. Includes geographic data and statistics about B.C.’s population, labour market and economy.
/gov/content/dataText duplicate Data
/gov/content/transportationDriving and transportation Learn about personal, public and commercial transport. Includes driver licensing, insurance, highways and road safety.
/gov/content/transportationText duplicate Driving and transportation
/gov/content/education-trainingEducation and training Information on early childhood, K to 12, post-secondary and adult education. Includes resources and supports for education and skills ...
/gov/content/education-trainingText duplicate Education and training
/gov/content/employment-businessEmployment, business and economic development Learn about jobs, business and investment in B.C. Includes employment standards, business supports and funding.
/gov/content/employment-businessText duplicate Employment, business and economic development
/gov/content/environmentEnvironmental protection and sustainability Find out what B.C. is doing to address climate change. Includes information on air and water quality, waste manag...
/gov/content/environmentText duplicate Environmental protection and sustainability
/gov/content/family-social-sup...Family and social supports Resources for children, youth, families, seniors and people living with disabilities. Includes child care, income assistance and d...
/gov/content/family-social-sup...Text duplicate Family and social supports
/gov/content/industryFarming, natural resources and industry Learn about agriculture, seafood, natural resources and land use. Includes information on forestry, mining, energy an...
/gov/content/industryText duplicate Farming, natural resources and industry
/gov/content/healthHealth Find information for patients and health care professionals. Includes the Medical Services Plan (MSP), BC PharmaCare, mental health and substance use ...
/gov/content/healthText duplicate Health
/gov/content/housing-tenancyHousing and tenancy Learn about renting, owning, buying or selling a home in B.C.
/gov/content/housing-tenancyText duplicate Housing and tenancy
/gov/content/justiceLaw, crime and justice Learn about human rights, the legal system, courts and policing.
/gov/content/justiceText duplicate Law, crime and justice
/gov/content/safetyPublic safety and emergency services Learn about public safety, crime prevention and natural disasters. Includes information on criminal record checks, canna...
/gov/content/safetyText duplicate Public safety and emergency services
/gov/content/sports-cultureSports, recreation, arts and culture Learn about outdoor recreation, sport and culture in B.C. Includes hunting and fishing licences, BC Parks.
/gov/content/sports-cultureText duplicate Sports, recreation, arts and culture
/gov/content/taxesTaxes and tax credits Learn about provincial taxes and tax credits. Includes information about audits, rulings and appeals.
/gov/content/taxesText duplicate Taxes and tax credits
/gov/content/tourism-immigrationTourism and immigration Information about visiting, moving or immigrating to, or studying in B.C. Includes information and supports for tourism businesses.
/gov/content/tourism-immigrationText duplicate Tourism and immigration
/gov/content/transportation-pr...Transportation and infrastructure projects Learn about projects that are being planned or in development. Find out how they may affect your community and sha...
/gov/content/transportation-pr...Text duplicate Transportation and infrastructure projects
https://www.workbc.ca/Jobs-Car...New window External Subdomain Find a job
https://www.workbc.ca/Employer...New window External Subdomain Post a job for free
/gov/content/tourism-immigrati...Resources for newcomers
/gov/content/droughtPreparing for drought
/gov/content/droughtIMG-ALT Image of dry bank and grass
/gov/content/health/accessing-...See a pharmacist
/gov/content/health/accessing-...No Text
https://news.gov.bc.ca/External Subdomain View more news
https://news.gov.bc.ca/release...External Subdomain Minister’s statement on federal aquaculture decision
https://news.gov.bc.ca/release...External Subdomain Trivial anchor text
Read more
https://news.gov.bc.ca/release...External Subdomain More transitional housing in Prince George will help keep families together
https://news.gov.bc.ca/release...External Subdomain Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
https://news.gov.bc.ca/release...External Subdomain IMG-ALT People seeking academic upgrading to access high-demand post-secondary programs and meet their career goals will continue to benefit from tuition-free Adult ...
https://news.gov.bc.ca/release...External Subdomain Education pathways support people needed for in-demand careers
https://news.gov.bc.ca/release...External Subdomain Text duplicate Trivial anchor text
Read more
/gov/content/home/get-help-wit...Call, email or text us
/gov/content/home/services-a-zfind a service centre
/gov/content/homeHome
/gov/content/about-gov-bc-caAbout gov.bc.ca
/gov/content/home/disclaimerDisclaimer
/gov/content/home/privacyPrivacy
/gov/content/home/accessible-g...Accessibility
/gov/content/home/copyrightCopyright
/gov/content/home/get-help-wit...Text duplicate Contact us

Server configuration

HTTP redirects
(Critically important)
This page redirects to "https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/home"
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 slow (1.33 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 20 JavaScript files. This may affect the load time negatively.
This page only loads 1 CSS files. That's ok.
The file size of the HTML document is fine (170 kB).

HTTP Response Header

NameValue
dateWed, 19 Jun 2024 23:43:28 GMT
content-typetext/html; charset=utf-8
connectionclose
serverApache
cache-controlmax-age=86400
varyAccept-Encoding
content-encodinggzip
set-cookie106 Characters
x-frame-optionsSAMEORIGIN
expiresThu, 20 Jun 2024 23:43:28 GMT
x-cache-statusHIT
strict-transport-securitymax-age=16070400; includeSubDomains
statuscode200
http_versionHTTP/1.1

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 1,199 referring domains.
This page has 165,272 backlinks.
This page has backlinks from 794 different ip addresses.
Facebook popularity
(Somewhat important)
The page has 4671 shares and comments on Facebook.

Robots.txt

# robots.txt
# If your user agent ignores these directives, there is a good chance that your IP will be blocked
User-agent: *
Sitemap:  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/sitemap/sitemap_index.xml
Disallow: /zzz/
Disallow: /assets/gov/zzzz*
Disallow: /assets/gov/taxes/property-taxes/annual-property-tax/municipality-regional-district-resources/
Disallow: /en/search/
Disallow: /local/gov/media/carousel/images.xml
Disallow: /gov/search/results.page?*
Disallow: /gov/search/results.page?
Disallow: /gov/search*
Disallow: /search*
Disallow: /meia*
Disallow: /bcgov/content/*
Disallow: /gov/content/*/search-details-*
Disallow: /click*
Disallow: /gov/feedback*
Disallow: /gov/search?id=*&q=*
Disallow: */*.swf
Disallow: /gov/DownloadAsset?assetId=
Disallow: /gov/DownloadAsset?*
Disallow: /enSearch/detail*
Disallow: /enSearch/mhdetail*
Disallow: /enSearch/raspdetail*
Disallow: /enSearch/ccdetail*
Disallow: /enSearch/result*
Disallow: /cgi-bin/ 
Disallow: /query.html*

User-agent: GPTBot
Disallow: /
User-agent: LinkTiger
Disallow: /
User-agent: PaperLiBot
Disallow: /
User-agent: Sogou
Disallow: /

Search preview

www2.gov.bc.ca › gov › content › home
Home - Province of British Columbia
The official website for the Government of British Columbia.

Most important keywords

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

KeywordResultRecheck
gov67%Check
British62%Check
Columbia62%Check
British Columbia62%Check
Government British57%Check
Government52%Check
official46%Check
website46%Check
Official Website46%Check
Federal Government46%Check

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