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Report for barkingdagenhamcollege.ac.uk

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  • Score:

    75.9%

    4.04
    Progress:
    100%
    Generated on Monday, January 26th 2015 7:34 am
    01/26/2015

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Traffic Rank

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1,112,713th most visited website in the World Trend: up (-119,139)
50,284th most visited website in UK United Kingdom
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
UK United Kingdom73.8%barkingdagenhamcollege.co.ukNot 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: 63
Missing alt tag: 2

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • /objects_store/youtube_small.jpg
  • //googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/963914107/?value=...t=0
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:

"Barking & Dagenham College | East London"

Length: 40 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:

"Education and training in East London and Essex, full-time and part-time courses, evening classes, BTECs, HNC, HND, degrees, post-grad, plus training for business & apprenticeships."

Length: 181 characters

Warning: The description is 181 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
We have found 17 keywords:
  • Barking & Dagenham College
  • BTECs
  • HNC
  • HND
  • degrees
  • post-grad
  • post grad
  • post graduate
  • apprenticeships
  • apprentices
  • top college in london
  • subjects
  • courses
  • east london College
  • colleges in romford
  • colleges in London
  • courses in Essex
Length: 241 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 41.12%
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>
college2.96%421-751
dagenham2.12%301-1-2
students2.12%30--87-
barking1.91%271-2-1
student1.69%24--56-
skills0.99%14--12-
design0.99%14-----
courses0.92%13-132-
training0.85%12-221-
education0.64%9-112-
dagenham college1.76%251-1--
skills academy0.56%8--1--
technical skills0.56%8--1--
higher education0.35%5--1--
click here0.35%5-----
technical skills academy0.56%8--1--
dagenham college student0.21%3-----
students bring entertainment0.14%2--1--
academy open day0.14%2--1--
bdc students bring0.14%2--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.

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
  • 1 <H1>
    • Barking and Dagenham College
  • 0 <H2>
  • 15 <H3>
    • Open Event, Thursday 22 January 2015 - Rush Green Campus
    • January Courses - 16-18s
    • Calling employers! FREE Training & a £2,400 incentive
    • 16-23? Interested in a career in construction?
    • Beat the rush and apply online now for courses starting in September 2015.
    • Course finder
    • IMAGE of Technical Skills Academy Logo [http://www.barkingdagenhamcoll...jpg]
    • Your real-work campus for 16 - 18s in Barking town centre
    • Watch to find out whystudents are choosingLondon's No.1College for training that leads to work + IMAGE of Youtube logo [http://www.barkingdagenhamcoll...jpg]
    • News Feed
    • Events
    • Success stories
    • Student Businesses
    • Main Menu
    • My Prospectus
  • 1 <H4>
    • Courses that lead to careers
  • 37 <H5>
    • From Romford to Miami - Former student exhibits photography internationally
    • College students have their say in MP visit
    • Spiders and rhinos help launch children’s library
    • Student flies the flag for the Borough
    • College awarded for entrepreneurial impact
    • Students steam their way into New Year's Day Parade
    • Kevin Westenberg, the last music photographer
    • Students make the world better with a sweater
    • Josh’s turnaround wins him award
    • Engineering student celebrated at Siemens Awards
    • Tis the season to be jolly: BDC students bring entertainment to care home
    • Santa's here!
    • College wins funding to raise awareness of disabilities
    • Students jump(er) into action for charity
    • A degree of celebration: Higher Education Awards & Graduation Ceremony
    • Students have designs on local business
    • College celebrates entrepreneurs
    • I’m listening: Council leader in student talks
    • Students on the Edge of glory win £5000
    • College donates equipment to help Burundi build
    • Technical Skills Academy Open Day
    • Inspiration 2015
    • Danny Barclay, James Clarke and Cameron Aguimatang
    • Shaun Escoffery
    • Marianne Jean-Baptise
    • Vicson Lopez
    • Aaron Kumar
    • Perry Torrance
    • Courtney Walker
    • Abbey Dell
    • Adam Gemili
    • Olivia Till
    • Rachael Edwards, Laura Sawyer and Tia Howard
    • Christopher Adams
    • Idris Elba
    • The Pod
    • The Chef's Hat
  • 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 (English)
Language Attribute: en (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 [20 errors, 7 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)

Web Analytics

technology
Yes, we have detected following web anlytics 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.

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.

robots.txt

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

XML Sitemap

SEO
Found following XML sitemap(s):
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
No custom 404 error page detected.

Warning: Soft 404 error detected redirecting to http://www.barkingdagenhamcollege.ac.uk/404.

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

Page Rank

SEO-Authority
PR: 4 out of 10 (Above Average)
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 Google™: 4,760
Estimated number of pages indexed by Bing™: 0
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
Data could not be obtained.
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
Data could not be obtained.
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
No, your site's IP 109.233.114.239 does not redirect to barkingdagenhamcollege.ac.uk.
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.barkingdagenhamcollege.ac.uk and barkingdagenhamcollege.ac.uk 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: 35% (Low)
Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
118106.29s69.13 KB3.62 MB474.78 KB116.16 KB0 B53.51 KB4.31 MB

RecommendationImpactDetails
Avoid landing page redirects
None
Your page has no redirects.
    Enable compression
    Medium
    Compressing resources with gzip or deflate can reduce the number of bytes sent over the network.
      Enable compression for the following resources to reduce their transfer size by 53.5KiB (78% reduction).
      Leverage browser caching
      High
      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
        High
        In our test, your server responded in 1.7 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
          Low
          Compacting CSS code can save many bytes of data and speed up download and parse times.
            Minify CSS for the following resources to reduce their size by 1.3KiB (23% reduction).
            Minify HTML
            Low
            Compacting HTML code, including any inline JavaScript and CSS contained in it, can save many bytes of data and speed up download and parse times.
              Minify HTML for the following resources to reduce their size by 20.3KiB (30% reduction).
              Minify JavaScript
              None
              Your JavaScript content is minified.
                Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
                Medium
                Optimize images
                High
                Properly formatting and compressing images can save many bytes of data.
                  Optimize the following images to reduce their size by 1.1MiB (32% 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:
                    109.233.114.239
                    Server Location:
                    GB LONDON, London
                    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
                    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. (http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.in/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal_6.html).

                    Safe Browsing

                    security
                    Yes - This site is not currently listed as suspicious.
                    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 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)

                    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)

                    Email Address Obfuscation

                    security
                    There are 2 emails in plain text on the webpage:
                    • [email protected]
                    • [email protected]
                    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

                    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
                    On, Microsoft-IIS/7.5 ASP.NET 2.0.50727
                    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).