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SEO Report for mercatus.org

December 8, 2019 10:17 PM
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SEO SCORE

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79

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OVERVIEW

• Category
Education  >  College / Graduate School
• Online since
January 10, 2000 (explore Wayback Machine)
• Age
20 years, 2 months, 29 days
• Alexa Rank
#143.840, mercatus.org is in the world's top 1 million websites

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SSL Certificate
This website is not SSL secured (HTTPS), the certificate issued by Let's Encrypt has expired on February 6, 2020.
Title Tag
Home | Mercatus Center
Length: 22 (recommended: 10 to 70)
Meta Description
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems.
Length: 182 (recommended: 50 to 160)
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Home | Mercatus Center

https://mercatus.org

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-wo...

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Home | Mercatus Center

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap...

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abstract The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridgi...

SEMANTIC ANALYSIS

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

They are the main concepts covered by mercatus.org.

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

Topics
Mercatus Center Confidence: 90% Arrow up

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is an American non-profit free-market-oriented research, education, and outreach think tank directed by Tyler Cowen.

It works with policy experts, lobbyists, and government officials to connect academic learning and real-world practice.

Taking its name from the Latin word for "markets", the Center advocates free-market approaches to public policy.

During the George W.

Bush administration's campaign to reduce government regulation, the Wall Street Journal reported, "14 of the 23 rules the White House chose for its "hit list" to eliminate or modify were Mercatus entries.".

George Mason University Confidence: 88% Arrow up

George Mason University (also Mason), located in George Mason in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, is the largest public research university in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The university was founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949 and became an independent institution in 1972.

Today, Mason is recognized for its programs in economics, law, creative writing, computer science, and business.

In recent years, George Mason faculty have twice won the Nobel Prize in Economics.

The university enrolls 33,917 students, making it the largest university by head count in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Market economy Confidence: 68% Arrow up

A market economy is an economic system where decisions regarding investment, production, and distribution are based on the interplay of supply and demand, which determines the prices of goods and services.

The major defining characteristic of a market economy is that investment decisions, or the allocation of producer good, are primarily made through capital and financial markets.

This is contrasted with a planned economy, where investment and production decisions are embodied in an integrated plan of production established by a state or other organizational body that controls the factors of production.

WEBSITE SPEED

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Page Loading Time

1s

This domain loads at the median speed of 1 seconds.

Speed Percentile

79%

mercatus.org 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 #143.840 by Alexa.

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

Alexa data for mercatus.org

Daily visitors by country

  • mercatus.org daily visitors distribution - Total: 1 country
  • Flag for United States of AmericaUnited States of America (82.1%)
  • Flaf icon for other countryOthers (17.9%)

Traffic country ranks

Country Rank
Flag for United States of AmericaUnited States of America #39.948

LAYOUT

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  • 26% #303040
  • 20% #203030
  • 8% #303030
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  • 4% #20a0a0
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Text/code ratio

mercatus.org's text/code ratio is 5.38%. 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 5.38%

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

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  • <H1> 0
  • <H2> 6
  • <H3> 1
  • <H4> 13
  • <H5> 0
  • <H6> 0

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F. a. hayek program for advanced study in politics, philosophy, and economics
Student programs the mercatus center is the largest supporter of graduate students at george mason university.
Mercatus scholars: economics in action
Support the mercatus center
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3rd level heading
Policy research
<H4>
4th level heading
Conversations with tyler
Marginal revolution
A popular economics blog by tyler cowen & alex tabarrok.
Marginal revolution university is a new approach to online education.
What's your moonshot?
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We found 8 images on this website.
6 ALT attributes are missing on your image tags.

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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 6 images on mercatus.org. Check your website to make sure it's specified for each image on the page.

SOCIAL

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You're doing quiet good on social media!

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  • Facebook iconFacebook
  • Total Engagement 741
  • Likes 333
  • Shares 271
  • Comments 137
  • Pinterest iconPinterest 0
  • Linkedin iconLinkedin 0
  • Stumbleupon iconStumbleupon 0

DOMAIN

Domain Registrar GODADDY.COM, LLC
Registration Date 01/10/2000 20 years, 2 months, 29 days ago
Last Modified 08/19/2019 7 months, 23 days ago
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Host IP Address Country
pdns13.domaincontrol.com 97.74.110.56 Flag for United StatesUnited States
pdns14.domaincontrol.com 173.201.78.56 Flag for United StatesUnited States

SERVER

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  • Service Provider (ISP)
  • Fastly
  • IP Address
  • 23.185.0.3
  • Country
  • Flag for United StatesUnited States
  • Region
  • California , San Francisco
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • 37.7922 : -122.406

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