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Report for bizjournals.com

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  • Score:

    80.4%

    4.22
    Progress:
    100%
    Generated on Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 1:36 pm
    02/02/2016

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Traffic Rank

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1,740 most visited website in the World Trend: up (-156)
405 most visited website in US United States
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
US United States83.0%bizjournals.usNot available.
IN India6.1%bizjournals.inNot available.
CA Canada1.1%bizjournals.caNot available.
UK United Kingdom0.7%bizjournals.co.ukNot available.
PK Pakistan0.5%bizjournals.pkNot available.
Registering country code top level domains (ccTLD) can prevent potential competitors from taking advantage of your primary domain reputation. It is also one of the ways to improve country specific SEO and performance. (http://www.searchenginejournal.com/seo-without-boarders-a-guide-to-international-seo-nick-paterman/60092/)

Images

accessibilitySEO-content
We have located images with missing ALT attribute.
Number of images: 29
Missing alt tag: 5

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=20214854&cv=2.0&cj=1
  • http://assets.bizjournals.com/static/img/logos/bizjournals-logo.svg
  • http://media.bizj.us/view/img/8372982/ext*300xx494-494-26-0.jpg
  • http://media.bizj.us/view/img/8388932/forty-under-40-slide*300xx1200-1200-0-0.jpg
  • http://media.bizj.us/view/img/8401182/m136616*900xx2497-1404-0-387.jpg
The "alt" attribute provides a text equivalent for the image. If the browser cannot display an image the alt description will be given in its place. Furthermore, some visitors cannot see images as they might be blind in which the alt tag provides a valuable image description. Finally, search engines utilize the alt attribute for image search indexing. (www.w3.org/QA/Tips/altAttribute)

Title

SEO-content
We have found following title:

"Business News - The Business Journals"

Length: 37 characters
The <TITLE> element provides a short piece of text describing the document. The title is very important as it shows in the window title bars, bookmarks and search results. Title should be between 60 to 80 characters long. (www.w3.org/QA/Tips/good-titles)

Description Metatag

SEO-content
We have found following description:

"The Business Journals' sites feature local business and industry news from 43 different markets around the nation along with a full menu of tools and resources to help business owners and operators grow their businesses."

Length: 220 characters

Warning: The description is 220 characters long. The optimal description should not exceed 160 characters (http://www.seomoz.org/learn-seo/meta-description).

The description attribute should provide a concise explanation of a Web page's content. Also, the description is often displayed on search engine results and can indirectly affect page ranking. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta_element#The_description_attribute)

Keywords Metatag

SEO-content
No Keywords Found.
The keywords attribute was utilized by search engines to provide more accurate search results. Due to the over usage and spamming the keywords attribute has been phased out and is no longer relevant. Google doesn't use the "keywords" meta tag in web search ranking.(googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.se/2009/09/google-does-not-use-keywords-meta-tag.html)

Text to HTML Ratio

SEO-content
The Text to HTML ratio is 17.56%
Original content is by far the single most important element to search engines. Low Text to HTML ratio indicates little content for search engines to index. We consider it to be good practice to have a Text to HTML ratio of at least 10% and ideal above 20%

Keyword Density & Consistency

SEO-content
Consistent Keywords % Density # Count T Title D Desc. H <H> A ALT B <b>
business3.13%24234-9
new1.04%8--321
journals0.91%71-1--
jobs0.91%7--1-3
city0.91%7----2
stock0.78%6--24-
journal0.78%6----6
privacy0.78%6-----
20160.65%5--3-2
video0.65%5--131
business journals0.91%71-1--
business journal0.78%6-----
real estate0.52%4--1--
city business0.52%4-----
user agreement0.52%4-----
city business journals0.52%4-----
american city business0.52%4-----
adaptimmune expand immunotherapy0.39%3--1--
make elon musk0.39%3--1--
expand immunotherapy partnership0.39%3--1--
Keywords density and consistency are notable factors for optimal page SEO. Preferred keywords should have higher keywords density indicating their importance. Optimally, preferred keywords should also be consistently utilized in multiple essential areas of the page such as title, description meta tag, h1 through h6 headings, alt image attributes, backlinks and internal links anchor text. Keyword density of above 5% is a good indication that the word or phrase appears too many time in the content. (more information)

Frames

accessibilitySEO-content
No frames detected.
It is not recommended to use frames or iframes because they can cause problems for search engines. It is best to avoid frames and inline frames whenever possible (searchenginewatch.com/article/2064573/Search-Engines-and-Frames). If frames must be utilized consider <noframes> tag. (www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_noframes.asp).

Flash

accessibilitytechnologySEO-content
No flash detected.
Flash and other reach-media technologies should primarily be utilized for decorative purposes. This makes your site more search engine friendly and improves accessibility (support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=72746#1).

Headings

SEO-content
  • 0 <H1>
  • 10 <H2>
    • EMPTY
    • Bizjournals Network
    • Business News From Around the U.S.
    • Popular Photo Galleries
    • Popular Videos
    • The Business Journals Exclusives
    • Videos
    • Most Popular
    • Featured Jobs
    • Business Pulse
  • 36 <H3>
    • Critics target immigrant investor visas
    • Get a sneak peek at a Super Bowl commercial
    • Southwest Airlines adds former GM exec to its board
    • Low oil prices hit bottom line for BP, ExxonMobil
    • Duolingo, Uber launch English-speaking service in Rio de Janeiro
    • Microsoft's new data center project has a Massachusetts connection, but in name only
    • Royal Caribbean stock sinks, other cruise lines shares also tumble
    • Northrop Grumman plans to buy $300M in real estate leased by its Maryland unit
    • Ally Financial reports strong Q4 results; stock price still lags
    • GlaxoSmithKline & Adaptimmune expand immunotherapy partnership
    • Don't make Elon Musk mad — he might revoke your Tesla order
    • Business First reveals its 2016 Women of Influence honorees
    • Meet the 2016 class of 40 Under 40 honorees (Photos)
    • Ambassador Andrew Young narrates a video tour of Herman J. Russell’s old Atlanta home
    • Wal-Mart to Close Express Stores
    • Top private companies
    • Drivers of the new economy
    • Microsoft to Build First Underwater Server Pod
    • Too Big to Fail Is Still Very Alive, Here's Why
    • Negative Rates: Are Central Banks Running Out of Ideas?
    • Here are Under Armour's plans for a 50-acre waterfront HQ campus
    • Indian Motorcycle unveils Jack Daniel's motorcycle (Photos)
    • Exclusive: Veteran of Houston energy PE firm eyes Oklahoma firm
    • Surprise health inspections nab Pat's King of Steaks, DiBruno's
    • State places Moda Health under supervision, requires capital raise.
    • United Airlines' anger management plan: Cutting Middle East flights
    • Boeing reveals plan to keep the 747 alive
    • Obama partners with tech giants on $4 billion initiative
    • Exxon at odds with Harris County over new campus
    • What are Atlanta’s hottest neighborhoods of 2016?
    • Human Resources Manager
    • Store Management
    • Sales- Surgical Medical Equipment & Devices
    • Outside Sales Representative (In Home Sales)
    • Receptionist
    • Which of these common office tools is the best innovation?
  • 0 <H4>
  • 0 <H5>
  • 0 <H6>
The <h1> to <h6> tags are used to define HTML headings. The <h1> tag should hold the title describing the content of a specific page therefore only one h1 tag is needed per page. There can be any number of h2 - h6 tags but they should be added in order of importance (www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_hn.asp).

Doctype

technologyvalidity
HTML 5
The <!DOCTYPE> declaration tells the web browser about what version of HTML the page is written in. It is good practice to always add the <!DOCTYPE> declaration to the HTML documents, so that the browser knows what type of document to expect. (www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_DOCTYPE.asp)

Character Encoding

technologyvalidity
UTF-8 (Unicode)
Covers: Worldwide
To display an HTML page correctly, the browser must know what character-set to use (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_encodings_in_HTML).

Language

usability
Declared Language: None
Language Attribute: None
The HTML "lang" attributes and language metatag define the base language to be used for displaying text and characters on a Website. www.mcanerin.com/en/articles/meta-language.asp

W3C Markup Validation

validity
Status: FAILED [7 errors, 0 warning(s)]
It is good practice to use valid HTML/XHTML markup as it ensures that the search engines can read the website correctly as well as it improves cross browser compatibility (W3C Markup Validation Service).

Deprecated HTML elements

technologyvalidity
Good, no deprecated elements found.
A deprecated element is one that has been outdated by newer constructs. Deprecated elements may become obsolete in future versions of HTML so it is recommended not to use them. (webdesign.about.com/od/htmltags/a/bltags_deprctag.htm)

Nested HTML Tables

accessibilitytechnology
Great, no nested tables detected.
In general it is not recommended to use nested tables or to utilize tables for page layout. Nested tables are known to cause performance issues due to increased HTML size and rendering time. It is better to use CSS layout instead.

Web Analytics

technology
Yes, we have detected following web anlytics tools:
  • Google analytics icon Google™ Analytics
  • Chartbeat analytics icon Chartbeat™ Real Time Analytics
  • comScore analytics icon comScore Didital Analytix®
  • NewRelic analytics icon New Relic
Web Analytics Tools collect and measure information about visitor activity on a website. Well interpreted web traffic data is invaluable in determining a successfully web strategy and assessing the effectiveness of a website. At a minimum, we recommend to utilize at least one web analytics tool.

robots.txt

SEO
A robots.txt file restricts access to your site by search engine robots that crawl the web. (www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html)

XML Sitemap

SEO
Sitemaps inform search engines about pages available for crawling. In its simplest form, a Sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a site along with additional metadata about each URL. XML sitemap should help search engines to crawl the site more intelligently. (http://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html)

Favicon

usability
favicon
The Favicon is a small icon associated with a website. The Favicon is important because it is displayed next to the website's URL in the address bar of the browser as well as in bookmarks and shortcuts. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon)

Custom 404 Error Page

usability
Yes, custom 404 error page detected.
A 404 is a standard http response code for a resource that cannot be located on the server. Webservers usually return a "404 Not Found" error page for non-existing pages. Unfortunately, these default error pages are very generic and a not very user friendly, therefore, using a custom 404 error page is highly recommended.

Process of returning http status code "200 OK" for a non-existent page or redirecting users to another url is called soft 404. Soft 404 errors are problematic for search engines and are not advisable. (https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/181708)

Printability

usability
Could not locate print-friendly CSS.
Print-friendly pages are designed to fit on an 8.5"x11" or A4 sheet and usually include only the content of the page, along with source information. (webdesign.about.com/od/printerfriendly/a/aa041403a.htm)

W3C CSS Validation

validity
Status: FAILED
It is recommended to use valid CSS to ensure that the website displays correctly. (W3C CSS Validation Service).

Page Rank

SEO-Authority
PR: 7 out of 10 (Outstanding)
PageRank is Google's measure of the importance of a page. It is based on complex algorithmes evaluating page content, authority, keyword density, back links, traffic, demand and more. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PageRank)

Indexed Pages

SEO-Authority
Estimated number of pages indexed by Bing™: less than 10
The higher number of indexed pages the more content search engines can index, which increases overall value of the website. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_indexing)

Domain Age

SEO-Authority
Your domain was registerd for the first time: 15 years, 11 months, 9 days ago.
Age of the domain is one of the many signals that search engines utilize for ranking. Brand new domains generally have more difficult time to rank high for the first few months. (http://www.coconutheadphones.com/does-domain-agematter)

Domain Expiration

SEO-Authority
Your domain expires in: 21 days, 10 hours, 22 minutes.
Domain expiration far in to the future is considered a good practice as it promotes confidence in your website, decreases chances of losing domain and in certain cases might help with search engine ranking. (http://www.hover.com/blog/three-reasons-to-renew-your-domain-names-for-five-years)

IP Canonicalization

SEO
Yes, your site's IP 65.213.146.70 redirects to www.bizjournals.com.
Some web spiders index websites using IP as well as domain name which can cause duplicate content if there is no IP Canonicalization. (www.mattcutts.com/blog/seo-advice-url-canonicalization)

URL Canonicalization

SEO
Yes, both the www.bizjournals.com and bizjournals.com resolve to the same URL.
Domain name with WWW and without can be considered as different pages causing duplicate content for search engines. (www.mattcutts.com/blog/seo-advice-url-canonicalization)

Page Speed

performanceSEO
Google Page Speed score: 84% (High)
Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
50233.14s26.83 KB34.65 KB1.04 MB6.24 KB0 B3.59 KB1.11 MB

RecommendationImpactDetails
Avoid landing page redirects
Low
Your page has 2 redirects. Redirects introduce additional delays before the page can be loaded.
    Avoid landing page redirects for the following chain of redirected URLs.
    Enable compression
    None
    You have compression enabled.
      Leverage browser caching
      Medium
      Setting an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers for static resources instructs the browser to load previously downloaded resources from local disk rather than over the network.
        Leverage browser caching for the following cacheable resources:
        Reduce server response time
        Low
        In our test, your server responded in 0.39 seconds. There are many factors that can slow down your server response time. Please read our recommendations to learn how you can monitor and measure where your server is spending the most time.
          Minify CSS
          None
          Your CSS is minified.
            Minify HTML
            None
            Your HTML is minified.
              Minify JavaScript
              Low
              Compacting JavaScript code can save many bytes of data and speed up downloading, parsing, and execution time.
                Minify JavaScript for the following resources to reduce their size by 1.4KiB (3% reduction).
                Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
                Medium
                Your page has 1 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.
                  None of the above-the-fold content on your page could be rendered without waiting for the following resources to load. Try to defer or asynchronously load blocking resources, or inline the critical portions of those resources directly in the HTML.
                    Optimize CSS Delivery of the following:
                    Optimize images
                    Low
                    Properly formatting and compressing images can save many bytes of data.
                      Optimize the following images to reduce their size by 3.1KiB (20% reduction).
                      Prioritize visible content
                      None
                      You have the above-the-fold content properly prioritized.

                        PageSpeed analyzes webpages and evaluates its performance while providing suggestions on reducing page load times. Google is now incorporating website speed in search ranking (http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/site-speed)

                        Server Information

                        security
                        Server IP:
                        65.213.146.70
                        Server Location:
                        US -, -

                        Name Server 1:
                        dns01.amcity.com (65.213.145.20)
                        Name Server 2:
                        dns02.amcity.com (65.213.145.21)
                        Name Server 3:
                        ns02.amcity.com (65.213.145.212)
                        Name Server 4:
                        ns03.amcity.com (207.191.17.200)
                        Your server's IP address and location have minor impact on the country specific SEO. It is recommend to host the website in the country where the number of vistors is desired to be the highest. Search engines take the geolocation of a server into account. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXt23AXlJJU)

                        HTTPS (SSL)

                        security
                        Issued To:
                        Common Name (CN):
                        *.bizjournals.com
                        Issuer:
                        Common Name (CN):
                        Network Solutions OV Server CA 2
                        Oranization (O):
                        Network Solutions L.L.C.
                        Period of Validity
                        Begins On:
                        02/04/2014
                        Expires On:
                        08/04/2018
                        Google™ is now treating HTTPS as a ranking signal. HTTPS is a secure web protocol that allows for encrypted communication between website and the client. HTTPS protocol requires your website to have an SSL certificate, which can be purchased from a Certificate Authority (CA) or SSL vendor. (http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.in/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal_6.html).

                        Safe Browsing

                        security
                        Yes
                        Safe Browsing is a service provided by Google that enables applications to check URLs against Google's constantly updated lists of suspected phishing and malware pages. (http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=bizjournals.com)

                        Spam Blacklist

                        security
                        Good, your IP is not blacklisted.
                        Spammer directories provide lists of IPs from which spam distribution is reported. Emails sent from the blocked IPs are subject to closer scrutiny and are much less likely to be delivered. For email campaigns it is recommended to utilize professional email services to ensure that your website IP is not blocked. (www.stopforumspam.com)

                        Email Address Obfuscation

                        security
                        Great, this webpage does not contain email addresses displayed in plain text.
                        It is recommended to obfuscate email addresses posted in public. This prevents email addresses from being automatically harvested by spam bots which helps to decrease number of unsolicited emails.

                        Directory Browsing

                        security
                        Great, your server has directory browsing disabled.
                        Protect Webserver directories from unwanted browsing. To enhance security, directory browsing should be disabled unless you have a specific reason to enable it. If you enable directory browsing, make sure that you only enable it on the particular directory or directories that you want to share. (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731109)

                        Whois Privacy

                        security
                        No contact information available.
                        Whois Privacy is a service that prevents domain owner contact information from being displayed in the publicly available Whois records. This can help to cut down on unwanted spam but utilizing Whois privacy should be evaluated against business model and branding strategy.

                        Server Signature

                        security
                        Good, your server does not provide version information.
                        Attackers can utilize server signature versioning information to their advantage therefore it is recommended to disable it when possible. (Disable server signature for Apache or IIS).

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