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Traffic Rank

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489,942 most visited website in the World Trend: down (+225,834)
186,608 most visited website in US United States
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
US United States65.0%blogcritics.usNot available.
RU Russia0.9%blogcritics.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. (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: 41
Missing alt tag: 28

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/privateprison-660x330.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/cover_ramas_560px-454x330.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/RJ-GL-628x330.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Opioid-Epidemic-Seriously...peg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/snow2-e1516023251167-310x...jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/guard-110x75.jpg (2 locations)
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/jedi6-110x75.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/privateprison-110x75.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MollysGame-110x75.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/redwinter-110x75.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/snow2-e1516023251167-110x75.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/prison-healthcare-110x75.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/essays-on-the-self-180x165.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/marchcover6-110x75.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/heartpuzzle1-110x75.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Screen-Shot-2016-12-26-at...png
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ICEprisoner-310x165.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Evangelicals-for-Trump-30...jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/roy-moore-310x165.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Samaritans-310x165.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/black-lives-matter-union-...png
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Millennials-300x165.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IMG_0016-310x165.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Public_horiz-150x150.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Christiano-HEADSHOT-e1515...jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/200x300-150x150.jpg
  • https://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/guard-150x150.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:

"Blogcritics ยป The online magazine covering arts, entertainment and society."

Length: 75 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:

"Well-written and insightful commentary on the latest news, opinion, reviews on music, books, film, TV, popular culture, technology, and politics."

Length: 145 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.

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.

Text to HTML Ratio

SEO-content
The Text to HTML ratio is 18.66%
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>
review2.19%22--10--
new1.49%15--54-
music1.39%14-16--
book1.29%13--7--
more1.29%13--2--
film1.09%11-1---
reviews0.90%9-1---
york0.90%9--34-
read0.80%8-----
san0.70%7--5--
new york0.90%9--3--
read more0.80%8-----
book review0.70%7--5--
noise pop0.70%7--3--
evil dead0.70%7--1--
film festival review0.50%5-----
los angeles film0.50%5-----
angeles film festival0.50%5-----
new york botanical0.40%4--2--
holiday train show0.40%4--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 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 (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
  • 19 <H2>
    • Private Prisons Line Pockets, but at What Cost?
    • Music Review: Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa – ‘Black Coffee’
    • Book Review: ‘Ramas Para Un Nido’ by Viggo Mortensen
    • ‘Star Wars’: Why Rian Johnson Isn’t Any Better Than George Lucas
    • We Aren’t Taking the Opioid Epidemic Seriously Enough
    • Winter of Discontent – Baby, It’s Cold Outside (and Inside)
    • TV Review: ‘The Alienist’: Mystery, Gore, and Sex in Old New York
    • Book Review: ‘The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote‘ Sharyl Attkisson
    • Feature Stories
    • Of Finite and Infinite Selves In Virginia Woolf’s Essays
    • Politics
    • TV news
    • An ‘Evil Dead’ Primer
    • Music News
    • Music News: Ty Dolla $ign and Superchunk to Rock San Francisco’s Noise Pop 2018
    • Book News
    • Ten Books That Made 2017 More Bearable
    • Gaming News
    • Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con 2017: Friday Recap (June 16)
  • 37 <H3>
    • Deliverance
    • ‘Stars Wars: The Last Jedi’ Is Not the ‘Star Wars’ Movie You Wanted But One You Needed
    • Private Prisons Line Pockets, but at What Cost?
    • Bar Car Illuminations at New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show
    • Movie Review: ‘Molly’s Game’
    • Graphic Novel Review: ‘Red Winter’ by Anneli Furmark from D+Q
    • Music Review: Acute Inflections – ‘The Brave’
    • Winter of Discontent – Baby, It’s Cold Outside (and Inside)
    • Lack of Data Leaves BOP At Risk for Healthcare Fraud
    • Music News: Ty Dolla $ign and Superchunk to Rock San Francisco’s Noise Pop 2018
    • Deliverance
    • Bar Car Illuminations at New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show
    • StokerCon 2017: A Genre Writer’s Paradise Aboard the Haunted Queen Mary
    • Tired of March Madness? How about some Meet-Cute?
    • Bored With Cheesy Romantic Fiction? Here’s the Antidote
    • Making the Case for Fan Fiction (Part 1)
    • Immigration Report: More Than 1 in 5 DOJ Prisoners Foreign-Born, Vast Majority Here Illegally
    • Roy Moore, Donald Trump, and the Fall of White Evangelical Christians
    • Roy Moore, John Conyers, Charlie Rose and #metoo
    • Tax Reform: Seven Political Spins You Need to Know
    • The Moron
    • The Coming Last Long Grasp of White Supremacy
    • Under Trump, Things Don’t Look Good for Prison Reform and Rehabilitation
    • Book Review: ‘The Trial of Prisoner 043’ by Terry Jastrow
    • Book Review: ‘Samaritans’ by Jonathan Lynn
    • Another Policeman Acquitted: Where Is Our David?
    • Millennials Are Ditching Politics in Favor of Community Action
    • Book Review: ‘The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time’ by Brooke Gladstone
    • TimeGate Brings ‘Doctor Who’ Convention Fun to Atlanta
    • ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Star Zach Appelman To Close NASDAQ
    • Sacramento’s Radio 94.7 Electric Christmas 2017 Concert Less Than One Week Away
    • Tony Bennett Honored with the 2017 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
    • Top Ten Book Covers of 2017
    • Fiction To Watch For In 2018
    • Preview: Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento, June 16-18 2017
    • Electronic Entertainment Expo: Games, Doritos and Wiz Khalifa Take Over LA
    • Trending
  • 6 <H4>
    • Advertisement
    • Stock Market Overview
    • Recent Posts
    • Recent Comments
    • Find us on Facebook
    • Follow Us
  • 0 <H5>
  • 5 <H6>
    • New Season, New Name: Playhouse San Antonio Becomes Public Theater of San Antonio
    • Music News: Ty Dolla $ign and Superchunk to Rock San Francisco’s Noise Pop 2018
    • Interview: Joseph Christiano, ND, Author of‘Stem Cell Revolution: Discover 26 Disruptive Technological Advances in Stem Cell Activation’
    • Interview: Victoria Bernadine, Author of ‘Along Came Jones’
    • Deliverance
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.

Language

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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

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Status: FAILED [13 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 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, http://blogcritics.org/robots.txt

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

User-agent: *
  • Disallow: /wp-admin/
  • Disallow: /wp-content/plugins/
  • Disallow: /readme.html
See all 7 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

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WCAG 2.0 (AA) Conformance Test: FAILED [65 error(s)]
  1. i (italic) element used.
    [Line 274, Col 64] <i class="fa fa-search"></i>
    Replace your i elements with em or strong.
  2. i (italic) element used.
    [Line 280, Col 118] <i class="fa fa-facebook"></i>
    Replace your i elements with em or strong.
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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

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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

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favicon
file: http://blogcritics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/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.

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
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. (webdesign.about.com/od/printerfriendly/a/aa041403a.htm)

W3C CSS Validation

validity
Status: FAILED [22 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: 15 years, 3 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: 1 year, 8 months, 20 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
No, your site's IP 70.32.105.207 redirects to 70.32.105.207 instead of blogcritics.org.
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.blogcritics.org and blogcritics.org 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

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Google Page Speed score: 67% (Average)
Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
237695.31s840.56 KB714.24 KB3.39 MB453.1 KB0 B218.51 KB5.56 MB

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

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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:
Media Temple
Server IP:
70.32.105.207
Server Location:
US CALIFORNIA, Culver City

Name Server 1:
ns1.mediatemple.net (64.207.128.246)
Name Server 2:
ns2.mediatemple.net (70.32.65.137)
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):
blogcritics.org
Issuer:
Common Name (CN):
Starfield Secure Certificate Authority - G2
Oranization (O):
Starfield Technologies, Inc.
Oranizational Unit (OU):
http://certs.starfieldtech.com/repository/
Period of Validity
Begins On:
10/27/2017
Expires On:
10/27/2018
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. 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 70.32.105.207 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
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.

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
Registrant:
Handle:
C159063189-LROR
Name:
Jonathan Sobel
Address:
22 W. 15 St. Apt. 12E, New York, NY, 10011, US
Phone:
+1.2123666099
Administrative Contact:
Handle:
C159063190-LROR
Name:
Jonathan Sobel
Address:
22 W. 15 St. Apt. 12E, New York, NY, 10011, US
Phone:
+1.2123666099
Technical Contact:
Handle:
C159063192-LROR
Name:
Jonathan Sobel
Address:
22 W. 15 St. Apt. 12E, New York, NY, 10011, US
Phone:
+1.2123666099
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).