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SEO Report for bc.edu

December 6, 2019 4:14 PM
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SEO SCORE

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66

8 criteria passed
3 criteria to solve

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

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OVERVIEW

• Category
Education  >  College / Graduate School  >  College Administration
• Online since
February 1, 1991 (explore Wayback Machine)
• Age
29 years, 5 months, 14 days
• Alexa Rank
#18.263, bc.edu is in the world's top 20.000 websites!
• Owner
Boston College (See more)

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SSL Certificate
Great, this website is SSL secured (HTTPS).
The certificate issued by Sectigo Limited is valid from March 13, 2019 to March 13, 2021.
Title Tag
Boston College
Length: 14 (recommended: 10 to 70)
Meta Description
Boston College, the first institution of higher education to operate in the city of Boston, is today among the nation’s foremost universities, a leader in the liberal arts, scientific inquiry, and student formation.
Length: 217 (recommended: 50 to 160)
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Boston College

https://bc.edu

Boston College, the first institution of higher education to operate in the city of Boston, is today among the nation’s foremost universities, a leader in the libera...

Mobile Version

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Boston College

Boston College, the first institution of higher education to operate in the city of Boston, is today among the nation’s foremost u...

Encoding
Great, language/character encoding is specified: utf-8
URL Resolve

Great, a redirect is in place to redirect traffic from your non-preferred domain. All versions of your page point to the same URL.

Robots.txt
No robots.txt file was found on this page.
URL Parameters
Great, the domain URLs look clean.
Attribute Value
viewport initial-scale=1.0,width=device-width,maximum-scale=1

SEMANTIC ANALYSIS

The results of our semantic analysis are shown below using the website's language.

They are the main concepts covered by bc.edu.

Each concept has a confidence score. The higher it is, the more important the topic is relative to the page.

Topics
Boston College Confidence: 85% Arrow up

Boston College (also referred to as BC) is a private Jesuit Catholic research university located in the village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States, west of downtown Boston.

It has 9,100 full-time undergraduates and almost 5,000 graduate students.

The university's name reflects its early history as a liberal arts college and preparatory school (now Boston College High School) in Boston's South End.

It is a member of the 568 Group and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

Its main campus is a historic district and features some of the earliest examples of collegiate gothic architecture in North America.

Liberal arts education Confidence: 76% Arrow up

The liberal arts (Latin: artes liberales) are those subjects or skills that in classical antiquity were considered essential for a free person (Latin: liberalis, "worthy of a free person") to know in order to take an active part in civic life, something that (for Ancient Greece) included participating in public debate, defending oneself in court, serving on juries, and most importantly, military service.

Grammar, logic, and rhetoric were the core liberal arts, while arithmetic, geometry, the theory of music, and astronomy also played a (somewhat lesser) part in education.

Higher education Confidence: 72% Arrow up

Higher education, post-secondary education, or third level education is an optional final stage of formal learning that occurs after completion of secondary education.

Often delivered at universities, academies, colleges, seminaries, conservatories, and institutes of technology, higher education is also available through certain college-level institutions, including vocational schools, trade schools, and other career colleges that award academic degrees or professional certifications.

Tertiary education at non-degree level is sometimes referred to as further education or continuing education as distinct from higher education.

Science Confidence: 71% Arrow up

Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.

University Confidence: 69% Arrow up

A university ("a whole", "a corporation") is an institution of higher (or tertiary) education and research which grants academic degrees in various academic disciplines.

Universities typically provide undergraduate education and postgraduate education.

WEBSITE SPEED

bc.edu website speed is slow. Page speed is important for visitors and search engines.

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Page Loading Time

1s

This domain loads at the median speed of 1 seconds.

Speed Percentile

79%

bc.edu is faster than approximately 79 percent of the web. Your website page speed needs to be as fast as you can make it, without compromising the customer experience.

A good goal to achieve is a loading time of 2 seconds on desktop and mobile devices.

TRAFFIC

This website is ranked #18.263 by Alexa.

This rank is traffic based. The lower the rank is, the better the domain is ranked.

Alexa data for bc.edu

Daily visitors by country

  • bc.edu daily visitors distribution - Total: 11 countries
  • Flag for IndiaIndia (7.6%)
  • Flag for United States of AmericaUnited States of America (57.1%)
  • Flaf icon for other countryOthers (35.3%)

Traffic country ranks

Country Rank
Flag for IndiaIndia #27.312
Flag for IndonesiaIndonesia #21.324
Flag for EgyptEgypt #21.750
Flag for TurkeyTurkey #60.343
Flag for MalaysiaMalaysia #7.262

LAYOUT

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Mobile Rendering

This website seems to be optimized for Mobile Visitors.

Phone
How bc.edu looks like on a mobile device such as an iPhone.

Tablet
How bc.edu looks like on a tablet such as an iPad.

Main colors used

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  • 15% #000000
  • 15% #d0d0d0
  • 13% #e0e0e0
  • 12% #ffffff
  • 11% #c0c0c0
  • 8% #a0a090
  • 5% #a09080
  • 3% #e0d0c0
  • 3% #801010
  • 2% #b07050
  • 2% #b08070
  • 1% #d08050

Text/code ratio

bc.edu's text/code ratio is 6.31%. It's a bit low. Consider raising it by adding more text content of value for your visitors, or keeping your code clean.
Text / Code Ratio 6.31%

A good text to HTML ratio is anywhere from 25 to 70%.

This percentage refers to the visible text ratio, as opposed to HTML elements, image tags and other non-visible information.

Main HTML tags

Headings Arrow up

Great, we found headings on this page.

  • <H1> 0
  • <H2> 6
  • <H3> 0
  • <H4> 11
  • <H5> 9
  • <H6> 0

However, you have not defined a top level heading, or <H1>. It is used to define the most important heading.

We recommend using one top level heading to set up a semantic relationship between that heading and the remainder of the content on a page. It clearly describes to the readers and the search engines what it is about.

<H2>
2nd level heading
'you will find yourself here'
Bc news
Events
For eagles, by eagles
Bandıng together
<H4>
4th level heading
Related links (6)
Resources
2019 brian piccolo award winner
Celebrate the season
Curtain call: eagles on broadway
<H5>
5th level heading
About bc
Admission
Apply
Visit
Majors & minors
Alt attributes Arrow up

We found 13 images on this website.
Great, 0 ALT attributes are missing on your image tags.

SOCIAL

This is an overview of your homepage shares on social networks.

You have a relatively high presence on social media, keep going!

The more people share your website, the more likely you will get links from others, which is a key point when it comes to improving your overall search engine rankings.

  • Facebook iconFacebook
  • Total Engagement 1.761
  • Likes 508
  • Shares 1.163
  • Comments 90
  • Pinterest iconPinterest 0
  • Linkedin iconLinkedin 0
  • Stumbleupon iconStumbleupon 0

DOMAIN

Registration Date 02/01/1991 29 years, 5 months, 14 days ago
Last Modified 10/08/2019 9 months, 10 days ago
Expiration Date 07/31/2020 16 days from now

SERVER

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  • Service Provider (ISP)
  • Boston College
  • IP Address
  • 136.167.2.220
  • Country
  • Flag for United StatesUnited States
  • Region
  • Massachusetts , Chestnut Hill
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • 42.3153 : -71.1611

OWNER

The owner's whois contact information is public.
Organization
Boston College
Address
140 Commonwealth Ave. 140 Commonwealth Ave
City
Chestnut Hill
Zip
02467
State
MA
Country
USA
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