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Traffic Rank

376,540 most visited website in the World Trend: down (+118,641)
54,642 most visited website in IT Italy
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
IT Italy20.8%baltic-course.itNot available.
LV Latvia17.0%baltic-course.lvNot available.
US United States8.3%baltic-course.usNot available.
RU Russia5.0%baltic-course.ruNot available.
LT Lithuania3.4%baltic-course.ltNot 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. (

Description Metatag

We have found following description:

"The Baltic Course - International Internet Magazine. Baltic States News & Analysis, Baltic market reviews"

Length: 105 characters
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.


We have located images with missing ALT attribute.
Number of images: 43
Missing alt tag: 19

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • images/images/cross/ELIZABETES_BANNER.jpg
  • images/images/cross/gaming.gif
  • images/images/cross/rms_conf.gif
  • images/baltic_course.png
  • images/cross/icon-glass.gif
  • images/cross/icon-map.gif
  • images/cross/icon-message.gif
  • images/images/cross/hair.jpg
  • images/images/cross/ExportBaltic_bann.jpg
  • images/images/cross/DEC.png
  • images/images/cross/lagonaki_en.jpg
  • images/images/cross/Russian_Language_School_BIA.jpg
  • images/images/cross/banner-eng1-new-BSA1.gif
  • images/text/small/2018-02/180228_eteris.JPG
  • images/images/cross/newswave.png
  • images/images/cross/travel_banner_engb.gif
  • images/images/cross/bsa_small_eng.gif
  • images/images/cross/profix.gif
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. (


We have found following title:

"The Baltic Course | Baltic States news & analytics"

Length: 50 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. (

Keyword Density & Consistency

Consistent Keywords % Density # Count T Title D Desc. H <H> A ALT B <b>
baltic states1.24%161112--
keyword tags0.62%8--8--
– baltic0.46%6--5--
foreign trade0.46%6--2--
financial services0.39%5--4--
– baltic states0.46%6--5--
general government surplus0.31%4--1--
states – cis0.23%3--2--
baltic states –0.23%3--2--
foreign trade turnover0.23%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 6% can indicate that the word or a phrase appears too many time in the content.

Keywords Metatag

We have found 1 keywords:
  • Advertising Agriculture Airport Alcohol Analytics Baltic Baltic States – CIS Banks Belarus Book review Budget Business Business for sale Business undertakings Buy / Sell Business Car market China Competition Construction Containers Cooperation Corruption Credits Crime Culture Cybernetics Democracy Demography Deposits Direct Speech Domestic Trade Ecology Economic History Economics Education and Science Employment Energy Energy Market Estonia EU Regional Policy EU – Baltic States EU – CIS Exchange Export Financial Services Foodstuff Foreign trade Forum Funds Gas Gas Market Health History In Memorium Industrial Parks Industry Inflation Innovations Insurance Integration Internet Interview Investments Labour Unions Labour-market Latvia Law and Regulations Legislation Lithuania Logistics Machinery construction Market Review Markets and Companies Medicine Mergers and take-overs Metals Market Nuclear Power Nuclear power plant Offshore Oil Partners Passenger cars Pensioners Port Post Office PR Press-release Quality of life Raiders Railways Rating Real Estate Retail Risk management Round Table Russia Security Sergey Tulenev Shadow economy Society Stability Statistics Strike Taxation Technology Telecomunications Textile The Baltic Course No. 22 The Baltic Course No. 23 The Baltic Course No. 27 Tourism Transport Truck haulage Ukraine USA Wages Water Will buy business Woodwork
Length: 1386 characters
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.

Text to HTML Ratio

The Text to HTML ratio is 22.65%
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%


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 (


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 ( If frames must be utilized consider <noframes> tag. (


  • 1 <H1>
    • The Baltic Course
  • 8 <H2>
    • In February, foreign trade turnover in Latvia rose by 9.9% y-o-y
    • In 2017, general government surplus stood at 0.6, debt – 39.7% of GDP in Lithuania
    • Opponents of Rail Baltic: EU Commission hasn’t assessed cost-benefit analysis
    • Estonian EU presidency cost EUR 68.1 mln
    • Vejonis promulgates bills on gradual transition to education in Latvian
    • China is ahead in the game – where is Europe
    • Modern city: sustainability vs. “mega-projects” in Latvian development
    • With the Support of Rietumu Bank, the Fifth Music Competition “Inese Galante’s Talents” Will Be Held
  • 58 <H3>
    • 09.04.2018.Latvian food, agricultural and fish product exports grew by 21.3% in 2017 + IMAGE of Latvian food, agricultural and fish product exports grew by 21.3% in 2017 [images/text/small/2018-04/1804...jpg]
    • 09.04.2018.Lithuanian Railway posts EUR 108 mln in revenue in Q1 + IMAGE of Lithuanian Railway posts EUR 108 mln in revenue in Q1 [images/text/small/2018-01/1801...jpg]
    • 09.04.2018.Latvia wins gold at U-18 World Hockey Championship Division A
    • 09.04.2018.Dobeles Dzirnavnieks expects its turnover to grow in 2018
    • 09.04.2018.Lithuania to reconstruct substations for grid synchronization for EUR 29 mln
    • 09.04.2018.Latvian U-18 men's ice hockey team earns promotion to Elite Division
    • 06.04.2018.Tallinn Airport's passenger numbers rise by 13.8% in Q1
    • 09.04.2018.Estonia issues 3 large investor residence permits in 2017 + IMAGE of Estonia issues 3 large investor residence permits in 2017 [images/text/small/2017-09/1709...jpg]
    • 09.04.2018.President: analysis provided by OECD have been significant support to Latvia's reforms + IMAGE of President: analysis provided by OECD have been significant support to Latvia's reforms [images/text/small/2018-04/1804...jpg]
    • 09.04.2018.500 public administration jobs were cut in 2017 in Latvia
    • 09.04.2018.Eesti Pank: economic growth of external environment to bring along price growth
    • 09.04.2018.In 2019, Latvia's economic development may reach a level at which emigration from Estonia stopped
    • 06.04.2018.Annual inflation in Estonia made 2.8% in March
    • 06.04.2018.Department set to move all prisons out of Vilnius
    • 09.04.2018.Lithuanian EnMin in Kiev: Nord Stream 2 is clearly geopolitical project of Russia + IMAGE of Lithuanian EnMin in Kiev: Nord Stream 2 is clearly geopolitical project of Russia [images/text/small/2018-04/1804...jpg]
    • 09.04.2018.Klaipeda port doesn't fear competition of Kaliningrad cruise terminal + IMAGE of Klaipeda port doesn't fear competition of Kaliningrad cruise terminal [images/text/small/2018-04/1804...jpg]
    • 09.04.2018.Facebook confirms to Latvian president willingness to cooperate, ensure transparency of election process
    • 09.04.2018.Lithuania: content of Russian TV channels revised to avoid sanctions
    • 06.04.2018.Nord Stream 2 receives permit to use the Finnish EEZ
    • 06.04.2018.Chamber urges Latvian businessmen to launch exports to China
    • 06.04.2018.Lithuania will need EUR 780 for Ignalina NPP closure in 2021-2027
    • 05.04.2018.Rietumu Banka puts aside EUR 20 mln provisions after money-laundering case in France + IMAGE of Rietumu Banka puts aside EUR 20 mln provisions after money-laundering case in France [images/text/small/2018-04/1804...jpg]
    • 04.04.2018.All banks have confirmed they will continue operations in financial sector in Latvia + IMAGE of All banks have confirmed they will continue operations in financial sector in Latvia [images/text/small/2018-01/1801...jpg]
    • 04.04.2018.Rietumu Banka closes 2017 with EUR 33.034 mln profit
    • 03.04.2018.New bank loans to residents in Latvia drop 23.6% in 2017
    • 29.03.2018.Latvia’s budget revenue grows 13.2% in January-February
    • 28.03.2018.Lithuanian banks increase lending to trade, transport, manufacturing sectors
    • 27.03.2018.Lithuanian banks' profits drop to EUR 239.7 mln in 2017
    • 15.03.2018.Latvian president: science funding must focus on research with patent potential + IMAGE of Latvian president: science funding must focus on research with patent potential [images/text/small/2018-03/1803...jpg]
    • 09.03.2018.Bill about transition to education solely in Latvian language upheld in second reading + IMAGE of Bill about transition to education solely in Latvian language upheld in second reading [images/text/small/2018-03/1803...jpg]
    • 07.03.2018.Latvia University of Agriculture renamed to Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
    • 07.02.2018.Philosopher Levinas' center planned in Lithuania
    • 02.02.2018.Lithuanian president: it's our duty to invest in teachers
    • 24.01.2018.The government agrees to start transition to Latvian as sole language of instruction at schools in 2019
    • 15.01.2018.World-wide sustainability policy framework: European approach
    • 05.03.2018.Wage dynamics reflects moderate warming up of the labour market + IMAGE of Wage dynamics reflects moderate warming up of the labour market [images/text/small/2018-03/1803...jpg]
    • 28.02.2018.Forbes: Why The U.S. Treasury Killed A Latvian Bank + IMAGE of Forbes: Why The U.S. Treasury Killed A Latvian Bank [images/text/small/2018-02/1820...jpg]
    • 26.02.2018.The way a newspaper can kill a bank
    • 26.02.2018.Estonian president emphasizes need to protect the weaker
    • 06.02.2018.The Russia-EU crisis: lessons from the recent past
    • 01.02.2018.Tallinn’s public transport is part of a greater plan
    • 26.01.2018.Making Lithuanian emergency medical service system more urgent
    • 22.02.2017.800 million euro to be invested in Skanste – the modern center of Riga + IMAGE of 800 million euro to be invested in Skanste – the modern center of Riga [images/text/small/2017-02/1702...JPG]
    • 26.02.2018.International community celebrates World NGO Day + IMAGE of International community celebrates World NGO Day [images/text/small/2018-02/1802...jpg]
    • 23.02.2018.Latvian PM discusses government’s achievements and plans for the future with the international business community + IMAGE of Latvian PM discusses government’s achievements and plans for the future with the international business community [images/text/...
    • 22.02.2018.34 books of Latvian authors to be published in UK ahead of London Book Fair
    • 12.02.2018.Rail Baltica Global Forum 2018 to take place in April
    • 01.02.2018.Adforum has named White Square an ambassador of Eastern Europe
    • 23.01.2018.EAS fields biggest ever joint stand of Estonian companies at German boat show
    • 17.01.2018.SEB, Garage48 to stage open banking hackathon in Estonia
    • 09.04.2018 Knicks lose to Bucks in match dedicated to Latvia's centenary
    • 09.04.2018 Sevastova loses to Goerges in Charleston Open semifinals
    • 09.04.2018 Berzins scores 29 points in VEF Riga loss
    • 06.04.2018 Latvia takes big step towards promotion after beating Germany at U-18 WC
    • 06.04.2018 Latvia hit by this year's first thunderstorms
    • 11.09.2017.How is the process of divorce being proceeded in Latvia?
    • 08.06.2017.About the bankruptcy of individuals in Latvia
    • 01.04.2018.Legal support for business in Latvia
  • 14 <H4>
    • Good for Business Good for Business
    • Baltic States: News & Analytics Analytics, EU – Baltic States, Baltic States – CIS, Legislation, Modern EU
    • Baltic States: Economy Transport, Markets and Companies, Energy, Real Estate, Technology, Tourism, LIVE RĪGA, Baltic export
    • Baltic States: Finances & Investments Financial Services, Investments, Buy / Sell Business
    • Education and Science Education and Science, Economic History, Book review
    • Baltic States: Opinion Direct speech
    • Round Table Round Table
    • Read also: Press-releases, Forums
    • Read also
    • Other events in Baltic States
    • Editor's note
    • Legal Counsel
    • Calendar
    • Exchange rates 10.04.2018.
  • 8 <H5>
    • Keyword tags: Analytics, Baltic Export, Foreign trade , Good for Business, Latvia, Markets and Companies
    • Keyword tags: Analytics, Budget, Financial Services, GDP, Lithuania
    • Keyword tags: Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Legislation, Railways, Transport
    • Keyword tags: Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Financial Services, Legislation
    • Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Education and Science, Latvia, Legislation, Society
    • Keyword tags: Analytics, China, Direct Speech, EU – Baltic States
    • Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Investments, Latvia, Real Estate, Round Table
    • Keyword tags: Banks, Culture, Financial Services, Forum, Latvia
  • 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 (


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. (

Character Encoding

UTF-8 (Unicode)
Covers: Worldwide
To display an HTML page correctly, the browser must know what character-set to use.


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.

W3C Markup Validation

Status: FAILED [99 errors, 52 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

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.

Nested HTML Tables

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

Yes, we have detected following web analytics tools:
  • Google analytics icon Google™ Analytics
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.



Your robots.txt file is blocking search engines access to parts of the website.

User-agent: Cys
  • Disallow: /
# User-agent: Yandex
  • # Disallow: *
A robots.txt file restricts access to search engine robots that crawl the web. (

XML Sitemap

Not found
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. (

Accessibility Check

WCAG 2.0 (AA) Conformance Test: FAILED [114 error(s)]
  1. Document language not identified.
    [Line 3, Col 1] <html xmlns="" xmlns:og="" ...
    For HTML documents add the lang attribute and a valid ISO-639-1 two letter language code to the opening HTML element. For XHTML documents add both the lang and xmllang attributes with a valid ISO-639-1 two letter language code to the opening HTML element.
  2. Document has invalid language code.
    [Line 3, Col 1] <html xmlns="" xmlns:og="" ...
    Add a valid 2 letter or 3 letter language code as defined in the ISO 639 specification to the HTML 'lang' attribute. For XHTML, both 'lang' and 'xml:lang' must be set.
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Following Web accessibility standards while developing a website can help users with specific needs, such as visually impaired, motor/mobility, auditory, seizures, as well as cognitively and intellectually impaired disabilities. Some of these fixes include general seo applications like Alt tags, Form labels, fixing empty links and adding alternative text. To read more about accessibility guidelines follow this link Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview.

Mobile Rendering

Mobile internet usage has been exceeding PC's since 2014 and growing so it is critical for pages to render correctly on mobile devices.

Mobile Optimization

Mobile PageSpeed analyzes webpages and evaluates its performance while providing suggestions on reducing page load times. Google is incorporating website speed in search ranking (

Mobile Experience

Mobile users have now become a critical part of online visits. Making the website mobile friendly is no longer an option but rather necessity. (


No hi-resolution (192x192) icon found.
Apple touch icon not found
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.

Custom 404 Error Page

No custom 404 error page detected.

Warning: Soft 404 error detected redirecting to

A 404 is a standard http response code for a resource that cannot be located on the server. Web servers 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. (


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.

W3C CSS Validation

Status: FAILED [1 error(s)]
It is recommended to use valid CSS to ensure that the website displays correctly. (W3C CSS Validation Service).

Domain Age

Your domain was registerd for the first time: 10 years, 2 months, 30 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.

Domain Expiration

Your domain expires in: 9 months, 52 minutes, 28 seconds.
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. (

IP Canonicalization

No, your site's IP does not redirect to
Some web spiders index websites using IP as well as domain name which can cause duplicate content if there is no IP Canonicalization.

URL Canonicalization

Yes, both the and resolve to the same URL.
Domain name with WWW and without can be considered as different pages causing duplicate content for search engines. (

Page Speed

Google Page Speed score: 66% (Average)
Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
101218.29s820.3 KB1.05 MB1.52 MB79.09 KB0 B5.41 KB3.46 MB

Avoid landing page redirects
Enable compression
Leverage browser caching
Reduce server response time
Minify CSS
Minify HTML
Minify JavaScript
Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
Optimize images
Prioritize visible content

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PageSpeed analyzes webpages and evaluates its performance while providing suggestions on reducing page load times. Google is now incorporating website speed in search ranking (

Server Information


SIA Digitalas Ekonomikas Attistibas Centrs
Server IP:
Server Location:

Name Server 1: (
Name Server 2: (
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. (


No HTTPS (SSL) found.
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. (

Safe Browsing

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. If your site is marked as unsafe see our guide on how to fix websites blocked by google safe browsing

Spam Blacklist

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. (

Directory Browsing

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. (

Email Address Obfuscation

There is 1 email in plain text on the webpage:
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. See our email obfuscation techniques guide for more details.

Whois Privacy

******** ******** (see Notes section below on how to view unmasked data)
Cordex Media
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

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.