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Report for bankofamerica.com

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Traffic Rank

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208 most visited website in the World Trend: down (+19)
36 most visited website in US United States
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
US United States94.4%bankofamerica.usNot available.
CN China0.7%bankofamerica.cnNot available.
JP Japan0.6%bankofamerica.jpNot 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: 12
Missing alt tag: 5

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • https://secure.bankofamerica.com/pa/global-assets/1.0/graphic/clr.gif
  • /content/images/ContextualSiteGraphics/Marketing/Highlights/en_US/column1Jul...jpg
  • /content/images/ContextualSiteGraphics/Marketing/Highlights/en_US/column2Jul...png
  • /content/images/ContextualSiteGraphics/Marketing/Highlights/en_US/column3Jul...png
  • /content/images/ContextualSiteGraphics/Marketing/Highlights/en_US/column4Jul...png
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:

"Bank of America — Banking, Credit Cards, Mortgages and Auto Loans"

Length: 65 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:

"Welcome to Bank of America, the nation's leading financial institution and home for all of your personal financial needs."

Length: 121 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. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta_element#The_description_attribute)

Keywords Metatag

SEO-content
We have found 60 keywords:
  • bank
  • banks
  • banking
  • banking center
  • banking centers
  • finance
  • financial
  • financial institution
  • financial planning
  • invest
  • investing
  • investment advice
  • investment advisers
  • investors
  • checking
  • checking account
  • checking accounts
  • cds
  • certificate of deposit
  • certificates of deposit
  • savings
  • savings account
  • savings accounts
  • iras
  • investment retirement account
  • roth ira
  • education ira
  • traditional ira
  • online banking
  • bank online
  • online
  • mortgage
  • mortgages
  • fha
  • conventional mortgage
  • refinance
  • refi
  • consumer loans
  • home equity
  • heloc
  • home equity line of credit
  • equity builder
  • home equity loan
  • auto loan
  • auto insurance
  • automobile loan
  • automobile insurance
  • credit card
  • credit cards
  • visa
  • mastercard
  • check card
  • visa check card
  • business banking
  • small business banking
  • business checking
  • business savings
  • business center
  • online business
  • debit card
    Length: 876 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

    SEO-content
    The Text to HTML ratio is 20.94%
    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>
    bank2.57%271-24-
    america2.38%251-23-
    online1.71%18---11
    banking1.52%161-2--
    information1.05%11--1--
    please1.05%11----1
    merrill1.05%11----1
    through1.05%11-----
    cards0.95%101-1--
    submenu0.95%10-----
    merrill lynch0.57%6-----
    america corporation0.57%6-----
    credit cards0.48%51-1--
    items press0.48%5-----
    press enter0.48%5-----
    through items press0.48%5-----
    move through items0.48%5-----
    online behavioral advertising0.38%4-----
    private wealth management0.19%2-----
    please review their0.19%2-----
    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.

    Frames

    accessibilitySEO-content
    No frames detected. We found 1 inline frame(s).
    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
    • 1 <H1>
      • Bank of America — Banking, Credit Cards, Mortgages and Auto Loans
    • 4 <H2>
      • Take charge with a student banking account
      • Help with your home loan payments
      • Popular links
      • Your news and information
    • 11 <H3>
      • Locations
      • Security & Help
      • Advertising Practices
      • New in our Mobile App
      • Travel Insights
      • Security tips
      • Saving and budgeting
      • Bank of America RED
      • You're going to a page that's in English
      • You're going to another website
      • You're going to another website
    • 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: en-US (English)
    Language Attribute: en-US (English)
    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

    validity
    Status: FAILED [44 errors, 100 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 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.

    robots.txt

    SEO
    Yes, https://www.bankofamerica.com/robots.txt

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

    User-agent: * # applies to all robots
    • Disallow: /global # disallow indexing of restricted areas
    • Disallow: /cfdocs
    • Disallow: /thirdparty
    See all 88 disallow directives
    A robots.txt file restricts access to 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)

    Accessibility Check

    accessibility
    WCAG 2.0 (AA) Conformance Test: FAILED [9 error(s)]
    1. Anchor contains no text.
      [Line 213, Col 4] <a href="https://www.bankofamerica.com" itemprop="url" class="hidden"></a>
      Add text to the a element or the title attribute of the a element or, if an image is used within the anchor, add Alt text to the image.
    2. input element has alt attribute.
      [Line 269, Col 58] <input type="submit" alt="Search" title="Search" value="Submit Search" name="Search Module - Top Res ...
      Remove the alt attribute from all input elements except those with a type attribute value of "image".
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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
    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

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

    Mobile Experience

    mobileusability
    Mobile users have now become a critical part of online visits. Making the website mobile friendly is no longer an option but rather necessity. (https://developers.google.com/webmasters/smartphone-sites/)

    Favicon

    usability
    favicon
    file: https://www2.bac-assets.com/pa/global-assets/1.0/graphic/favicon.ico
    size: 16px  by  16px
    type: image/x-icon
    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. 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. (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 [88 error(s)]
    It is recommended to use valid CSS to ensure that the website displays correctly. (W3C CSS Validation Service).

    Domain Age

    SEO-Authority
    Your domain was registerd for the first time: 18 years, 7 months, 11 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: 6 years, 4 months, 19 days.
    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. (https://www.hover.com/blog/three-reasons-to-renew-your-domain-names-for-five-years/)

    IP Canonicalization

    SEO
    Yes, your site's IP 171.161.148.150 redirects to www.bankofamerica.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.bankofamerica.com and bankofamerica.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: 72% (Average)
    Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
    75164.93s215.02 KB191.87 KB897.59 KB151.87 KB0 B213.34 KB1.63 MB

    RecommendationImpact
    Avoid landing page redirects
    Medium
    Enable compression
    Low
    Leverage browser caching
    Medium
    Reduce server response time
    None
    Minify CSS
    None
    Minify HTML
    Low
    Minify JavaScript
    Low
    Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
    High
    Optimize images
    Medium
    Prioritize visible content
    Low

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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 (http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/site-speed)

    Server Information

    security

    ISP:
    Bank of America
    Server IP:
    171.161.148.150
    Server Location:
    US CALIFORNIA, Concord

    Name Server 1:
    ns10.bac.com (2.16.40.64)
    Name Server 2:
    ns11.bac.com (184.26.160.64)
    Name Server 3:
    ns12.bac.com (193.108.91.121)
    Name Server 4:
    ns6.bac.com (171.162.5.164)
    Name Server 5:
    ns7.bac.com (171.162.6.164)
    Name Server 6:
    ns8.bac.com (23.61.199.64)
    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):
    bankofamerica.com
    Issuer:
    Common Name (CN):
    Symantec Class 3 EV SSL CA - G3
    Oranization (O):
    Symantec Corporation
    Oranizational Unit (OU):
    Symantec Trust Network
    Period of Validity
    Begins On:
    08/24/2016
    Expires On:
    09/15/2017
    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. If your site is marked as unsafe see our guide on how to fix websites blocked by google safe browsing

    Spam Blacklist

    security
    Good, your IP 171.161.148.150 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. See our email obfuscation techniques guide for more details.

    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).