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Traffic Rank

269,725 most visited website in the World Trend: down (+48,309)
18,074 most visited website in UK United Kingdom
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
UK United
BD Bangladesh0.7%bdonline.bdNot available.
RU Russia0.6%bdonline.ruNot 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:

"Architecture news from the architects' favourite website - Building Design"

Length: 74 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.


Good, most images have ALT attribute.
Number of images: 83
Missing alt tag: 2

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • /magazine/dest/graphics/logo/print_logo.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. (


We have found following title:

"Architecture news from the architects' favourite website - Building Design"

Length: 74 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. (

Keywords Metatag

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.

Text to HTML Ratio

The Text to HTML ratio is 9.44%
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. We found 2 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 ( If frames must be utilized consider <noframes> tag. (


  • 0 <H1>
  • 73 <H2>
    • Latest News
    • RSHP set to redevelop five-star Knightsbridge hotel
    • RSHP wins Wellcome Collection commission
    • Stride Treglown details gender pay discrepancies
    • Lights, camera, action for Clear's cinema plan
    • Foster: I don’t know what ‘cult of the starchitect’ means
    • BDP lands major Indian railways job
    • In pictures: BD's AYA shortlisting party
    • Focus
    • The dinosaurs' days are numbered
    • Liverpool isn’t getting it all wrong
    • AYA 2018 shortlists: Public Building Architect of the Year
    • Latest Digital Edition
    • BD Digital Edition - February 2018
    • Building Studies
    • Building Study: BBC TV Centre, London, by AHMM
    • Building Study: Gasholders King's Cross, London, by Wilkinson Eyre
    • Building Study: Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, by Jamie Fobert Architects
    • Building Study: Judge Business School, Cambridge, by Stanton Williams
    • Building Study: US Embassy, Battersea, by Kieran Timberlake
    • Building Study: Barts Maggie's by Steven Holl
    • Building Study: BBC TV Centre, London, by AHMM
    • Building Study: Gasholders King's Cross, London, by Wilkinson Eyre
    • Building Study: Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, by Jamie Fobert Architects
    • Building Study: Judge Business School, Cambridge, by Stanton Williams
    • Building Study: US Embassy, Battersea, by Kieran Timberlake
    • Building Study: Barts Maggie's by Steven Holl
    • Architect of the Year 2018
    • AYA 2018 shortlists: Public Building Architect of the Year
    • In pictures: BD's AYA shortlisting party
    • Comment
    • The dinosaurs' days are numbered
    • Liverpool isn’t getting it all wrong
    • When it comes to street design, we’re not there yet
    • What about the other 50%?
    • Where's the government's ambition?
    • How many times makes you experienced?
    • Technical Feature
    • Technical Study: Bretton Country Park, Yorkshire
    • Inspirations
    • Anna Liu's inspiration: Palazzo del Lavoro, Turin, Italy
    • Briefing
    • A woman's view of Mipim
    • Shuttleworth: It's madness to tear down 40-year-old buildings
    • Spherical objects!
    • What you need to know about placing art in your projects
    • Sherban Cantacuzino (1928-2018)
    • 'Everyone faces barriers. Unfortunately it's some people’s flawed nature to create artificial barriers for others'
    • A walk around: Croydon
    • The UN needs to appoint a chief architect
    • Interview: Roger Zogolovitch and Simon Allford
    • How architectural drawings changed what we think about architecture
    • Latest CPDs
    • CPD 4 2018: Sports hall heating and ventilation
    • CPD 3 2018: Steel and fire protection
    • CPD 2 2018: Aluminium standing seam envelopes
    • CPD 1 2018: Curtain wall systems: classification, design and testing
    • CPD 29 2017: BIM workflow for refurbishment projects
    • CPD 28 2017: Smoke ventilation and rooflights
    • CPD 27 2017: Introduction to solid surface
    • CPD 26 2017: Airtightness and moisture management
    • CPD 25 2017: Introduction to metal ceilings
    • CPD 24 2017: Automatic sprinkler systems and building design
    • CPD 23 2017: Specifying fire-resistant glass
    • CPD 22 2017: Acoustics and curtain walling
    • CPD 21 2017: Acoustic performance of composite floors
    • CPD 20 2017: Specifying aluminium curtain walling
    • CPD 19 2017: Conflict avoidance and early intervention
    • CPD 18 2017: Costing structural steelwork
    • CPD 17 2017: Specifying lifts in commercial buildings
    • CPD 16 2017: Single-ply roofing
    • CPD 15 2017: ERP legislation and commercial heating systems
    • CPD 14 2017: Linear thermal bridging
  • 0 <H3>
  • 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 (

Keyword Density & Consistency

Consistent Keywords % Density # Count T Title D Desc. H <H> A ALT B <b>
building study1.00%14--12--
parent navigation0.78%11-----
navigation item0.78%11-----
del lavoro0.43%6--1--
palazzo del0.43%6--1--
parent navigation item0.78%11-----
palazzo del lavoro0.43%6--1--
judge business school0.21%3--2--
public building architect0.21%3--2--
liverpool isn’t getting0.21%3--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.


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: 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.

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.

W3C Markup Validation

Status: FAILED [2 errors, 3 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).

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: *
  • Disallow: /register
  • Disallow: /subscribe
  • Disallow: /searchresults
See all 26 disallow directives
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

Data could not be obtained.
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 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. (

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 (


No hi-resolution (192x192) icon found.
Excellent, apple touch icon 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

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. (


Great, you are using 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 [20 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: 18 years, 3 months, 19 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: 8 months, 10 days, 23 hours.
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 redirects to instead of
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: 77% (Average)
Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
169308.85s218.28 KB3.32 MB1.9 MB520.87 KB0 B111.09 KB6.05 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


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. (


Issued To:
Common Name (CN):
Common Name (CN):
DigiCert SHA2 Secure Server CA
Oranization (O):
DigiCert Inc
Period of Validity
Begins On:
Expires On:
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

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.

Whois Privacy

UBM Information Ltd
Non-UK Corporation
Ludgate House 245 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 9UY, United Kingdom, Data validation:, Nominet was able to match the registrant's name and address against a 3rd party data source on 26-Jun-2014
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.