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SEO Report for vcu.edu

November 21, 2019 1:21 AM
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SEO SCORE

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62

8 criteria passed
3 criteria to solve

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

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OVERVIEW

• Category
Education  >  College / Graduate School
• Online since
November 11, 1988 (explore Wayback Machine)
• Age
31 years, 4 months, 28 days
• Alexa Rank
#11.109, vcu.edu is in the world's top 20.000 websites!
• Owner
Virginia Commonwealth University (See more)

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SEO

SSL Certificate
This website is not SSL secured (HTTPS), the certificate issued by Internet2 has expired on March 15, 2020.
Title Tag
Virginia Commonwealth University
Length: 32 (recommended: 10 to 70)
Meta Description
Ranked a top 100 research university, VCU is a place where discovery and creativity go hand in hand. Located in downtown Richmond, Virginia, its more than 200 programs emphasize hands-on learning, creativity and engaging in the world around us.
Length: 244 (recommended: 50 to 160)
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Virginia Commonwealth University

https://vcu.edu

Ranked a top 100 research university, VCU is a place where discovery and creativity go hand in hand. Located in downtown Richmond, Virginia, its more than 200 progra...

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Virginia Commonwealth University

Ranked a top 100 research university, VCU is a place where discovery and creativity go hand in hand. Located in downtown Richmond,...

Encoding
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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.

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 vcu.edu.

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

Topics
Virginia Commonwealth University Confidence: 91% Arrow up

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is one of the fastest growing Universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia, developing a strategic plan for the future known as VCU's "Quest for Distinction." The 2013 master plan lays out over 3 billion dollars in new construction and renovations that would provide housing for an additional 1,300 students, increase parking for several thousand cars and build 3 million additional square feet of academic and research space.

Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education Confidence: 73% Arrow up

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for classifying colleges and universities in the United States.

The framework primarily serves educational and research purposes, where it is often important to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions.

The classification includes all accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities in the United States that are represented in the National Center for Education Statistics Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Downtown Richmond, Virginia Confidence: 72% Arrow up

Downtown Richmond, Virginia, is central urban area of that city.

It is generally defined as being bound by Belvidere Street to the west, I-95 to the north and east, and the James River to the south.

The Fan district borders it to the west, Highland Park to the north, Church Hill to the east, and Manchester to the south.

TRAFFIC

This website is ranked #11.109 by Alexa.

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

Alexa data for vcu.edu

Daily visitors by country

  • vcu.edu daily visitors distribution - Total: 6 countries
  • Flag for United States of AmericaUnited States of America (81.7%)
  • Flaf icon for other countryOthers (18.3%)

Traffic country ranks

Country Rank
Flag for IndiaIndia #41.930
Flag for PakistanPakistan #28.726
Flag for United States of AmericaUnited States of America #1.949
Flag for AustraliaAustralia #24.762
Flag for ColombiaColombia #15.328

LAYOUT

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Mobile Rendering

This website seems to be optimized for Mobile Visitors.

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

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

Main colors used

These are the main HTML color codes used by this website. Arrow
  • 42% #c0c0c0
  • 15% #f0f0f0
  • 11% #ffffff
  • 11% #e0d0d0
  • 7% #e0e0e0
  • 4% #e0d0c0
  • 2% #000000
  • 1% #a06040
  • 1% #b07050
  • 1% #504010
  • 1% #ffc000
  • 1% #fffff0

Text/code ratio

vcu.edu's text/code ratio is 9.75%. 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 9.75%

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> 4
  • <H2> 57
  • <H3> 40
  • <H4> 0
  • <H5> 0
  • <H6> 0
<H1>
Top level heading
Virginia commonwealth university
'happiest in the trenches'
Beyond labels
Best spots on campus!
<H2>

For a better readability, only the first 20 <H2> tags are shown below.

2nd level heading
Menu
Academics
Admissions & aid
Life at vcu
Research
<H3>

For a better readability, only the first 20 <H3> tags are shown below.

3rd level heading
Common searches
Featured news
Gsa general body meeting at mcv (2)
Sga/american red cross tabling for blood drive (2)
Geo lunch and learn: working with vcu's english language learners (monroe park) (2)
Alt attributes Arrow up

We found 27 images on this website.
15 ALT attributes are missing on your image tags. The issue affects 7 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 15 images on vcu.edu. Check your website to make sure it's specified for each image on the page.

SOCIAL

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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 1.987
  • Likes 666
  • Shares 1.225
  • Comments 96
  • Pinterest iconPinterest 0
  • Linkedin iconLinkedin 0
  • Stumbleupon iconStumbleupon 0

DOMAIN

Registration Date 11/11/1988 31 years, 4 months, 28 days ago
Last Modified 06/10/2019 10 months, 3 days ago
Expiration Date 07/31/2021 1 year, 3 months, 23 days from now

SERVER

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  • Service Provider (ISP)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • IP Address
  • 128.172.22.56
  • Country
  • Flag for United StatesUnited States
  • Region
  • Virginia , Richmond
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • 37.5477 : -77.4506

OWNER

The owner's whois contact information is public.
Organization
Virginia Commonwealth University
Address
900 E. Main Street Suite 1141
City
Richmond
Zip
23284
State
VA
Country
USA
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