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SEO Report for congress.gov

December 27, 2019 2:38 PM
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SEO SCORE

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79

9 criteria passed
2 criteria to solve

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OVERVIEW

• Category
Law, Government, & Politics  >  Government Resources
• Alexa Rank
#12.656, congress.gov is in the world's top 20.000 websites!

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SSL Certificate
Great, this website is SSL secured (HTTPS).
The certificate issued by Entrust, Inc. is valid from March 29, 2019 to April 26, 2021.
Title Tag
Congress.gov | Library of Congress
Length: 34 (recommended: 10 to 70)
Meta Description
U.S. Congress legislation, Congressional Record debates, Members of Congress, legislative process educational resources presented by the Library of Congress
Length: 156 (recommended: 50 to 160)
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Desktop Version

Congress.gov | Library of Congress

https://congress.gov

U.S. Congress legislation, Congressional Record debates, Members of Congress, legislative process educational resources presented by the Library of Congress

Mobile Version

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Congress.gov | Library of Congress

U.S. Congress legislation, Congressional Record debates, Members of Congress, legislative process educational resources presented...

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

No 301 redirects are in place to redirect traffic to your preferred domain. Pages that load successfully both with and without www. are treated as duplicate content! Not all versions of your page point to the same URL.

URL Parameters
Great, the domain URLs look clean.
Attribute Value
viewport width=device-width,initial-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 congress.gov.

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

Topics
Library of Congress Confidence: 88% Arrow up

The Library of Congress ("LOC") is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States.

It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States.

The Library is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; it also maintains the Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia, which houses the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center.

Congress.gov Confidence: 87% Arrow up

Congress.gov is the online database of United States Congress legislative information.

A project of the Library of Congress, it was in beta in 2012, and launched on July 5, 2016 superseding THOMAS.

Congressional Record Confidence: 87% Arrow up

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress, published by the United States Government Printing Office and issued when Congress is in session.

Indexes are issued approximately every two weeks.

At the end of a session of Congress, the daily editions are compiled in bound volumes constituting the permanent edition.

Statutory authorization for the Congressional Record is found in.

United States Congress Confidence: 84% Arrow up

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The Congress meets in the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Both senators and representatives are chosen through direct election, though vacancies in the Senate may be filled by a gubernatorial appointment.

Members are usually affiliated to the Republican Party or to the Democratic Party, and only rarely to a third party or as independents.

Congress has 535 voting members: 435 Representatives and 100 Senators.

The House of Representatives has six non-voting members in addition to its 435 voting members.

These members can, however, sit on congressional committees and introduce legislation.

These members represent Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Member of Congress Confidence: 77% Arrow up

A Member of Congress (MOC) is a person who has been appointed or elected and inducted into an official body called a congress, typically to represent a particular constituency in a legislature.

Member of Parliament (MP) is an equivalent term in other jurisdictions.

WEBSITE SPEED

congress.gov website speed is normal. 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

77%

congress.gov is faster than approximately 77 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 #12.656 by Alexa.

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

Alexa data for congress.gov

Daily visitors by country

  • congress.gov daily visitors distribution - Total: 4 countries
  • Flag for United States of AmericaUnited States of America (81.4%)
  • Flaf icon for other countryOthers (18.6%)

Traffic country ranks

Country Rank
Flag for IndiaIndia #56.652
Flag for United States of AmericaUnited States of America #2.396
Flag for Hong KongHong Kong #3.740
Flag for CanadaCanada #31.950

LAYOUT

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Mobile Rendering

This website seems to be optimized for Mobile Visitors.

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Main colors used

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  • 45% #ffffff
  • 24% #f0f0f0
  • 15% #e0e0e0
  • 6% #e0e0f0
  • 4% #000000
  • 2% #f0ffff
  • 2% #f0f0ff
  • 1% #fffff0
  • 0% #fff0f0
  • 0% #507080
  • 0% #fff0ff
  • 0% #f0fff0

Text/code ratio

congress.gov's text/code ratio is 20.06%. 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 20.06%

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> 18
  • <H3> 8
  • <H4> 11
  • <H5> 0
  • <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
Most-viewed bills | top 10
Bill searches and lists
Current legislative activities 116th congress (2019-2020)
Current members of congress
Contact your member
<H3>
3rd level heading
House of representatives
Senate (2)
Recent
The congressional record
Library of congress reports
<H4>
4th level heading
Not in session video archive (2)
Next meeting: dec. 30, 2019 at 10:00 am est
Previous meeting: dec. 23, 2019
House links
Next meeting: dec. 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm est
Alt attributes Arrow up

We found 40 images on this website.
35 ALT attributes are missing on your image tags. The issue affects 16 actual different images that could be loaded more than once in your page.

Alternative text allows you to add a description to an image.

Google rely on alternative text attributes to determine relevance to a search query. Alternative text also makes an image more likely to appear in a Google image search.

It looks like you're missing alternative text for 35 images on congress.gov. Check your website to make sure it's specified for each image on the page.

SOCIAL

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  • Facebook iconFacebook
  • Total Engagement 126.608
  • Likes 53.153
  • Shares 45.394
  • Comments 28.061
  • Pinterest iconPinterest 0
  • Linkedin iconLinkedin 0
  • Stumbleupon iconStumbleupon 0

SERVER

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  • Service Provider (ISP)
  • Cloudflare, Inc.
  • IP Address
  • 104.16.172.252
  • Country
  • Flag for United StatesUnited States
  • Region
  • Virginia , Ashburn
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • 39.0438 : -77.4874

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