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    Generated on Friday, April 18th 2014 7:14 am

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Traffic Rank

6,545th most visited website in the World Trend: up (-1,001)
1,549th most visited website in US United States
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
US United States73.5%bls.usNot available.
IN India5.6%bls.inNot available.
UK United Kingdom1.7%bls.co.ukNot available.
CA Canada1.5%bls.caNot available.
PH Philippines1.0%bls.phNot available.
NL Netherlands0.9%bls.nlNot available.
JP Japan0.9%bls.jpNot available.
RU Russia0.8%bls.ruNot available.
ZA South Africa0.8%bls.zaNot available.
MX Mexico0.8%bls.mxNot 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/)


Perfect, all images have ALT attribute.
Number of images: 33
Missing alt tag: 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)


We have found following title:

"U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics"

Length: 31 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

We have found following description:

"The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics."

Length: 148 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

We have found 15 keywords:
  • Employment statistics
  • US employment statistics
  • jobless rates
  • CPI
  • PPI
  • labor statistics
  • labor stats
  • unemployment data
  • employment figures
  • unemployment figures
  • consumer spending
  • consumer spending statistics
  • productivity
  • compensation
  • occupational outlook
Length: 263 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.(googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.se/2009/09/google-does-not-use-keywords-meta-tag.html)

Text to HTML Ratio

The Text to HTML ratio is 25.58%
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

Consistent Keywords % Density # Count T Title D Desc. H <H> A ALT B <b>
historical data0.81%11-----
read more0.73%10-----
workplace injuries0.59%8--3--
price index0.59%8-----
occupational outlook0.51%7--2--
monthly labor review0.29%4--2--
occupational outlook quarterly0.29%4--1--
consumer price index0.29%4-----
economic release finder0.22%3--3--
occupational outlook handbook0.22%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 5% is a good indication that the word or phrase appears too many time in the content. (more information)


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).


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).


  • 0 <H1>
  • 1 <H2>
    • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • 15 <H3>
    • US Department of Labor
    • The Editor’s Desk »
    • Publications »
    • Topics »
    • Career Information»
    • Resources for... »
    • More »
    • Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities
    • BLS K-12 website
    • Latest Numbers
    • Featured Publications
  • 24 <H4>
    • Announcement:
    • Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers are $796 in 1st quarter 2014
    • CPI for all items increases 0.2% in March as shelter and food costs rise
    • Real average hourly earnings falls 0.3 percent in March
    • PPI for final demand rises 0.5% in March; services increase 0.7% and goods are unchanged
    • U.S. import prices increase 0.6% in March, while U.S. export prices advance 0.8%
    • Feb. jobless rates down over the year in 338 of 372 metro areas; payroll jobs up in 286
    • Job openings increase to 4.2 million in February; hires and separations rates unchanged
    • Economic release finder:
    • Products by state: BLS offers many types of data for regions, states, and local areas. To browse information, click a state below
    • Economic release finder:
    • Find economic releases and other products by topic:
    • Economic release finder:
    • Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: job-transfer or work-restriction cases
    • High–income household spending and the economic recovery
    • Introducing a new chart-making tool for students!
    • The rise in women's share of nonfarm employment during the 2007-2009 recession: a historical perspective
    • Employer-sponsored benefits extended to domestic partners
    • tools
    • calculators
    • help
    • info
    • resources
  • 46 <H5>
    • Subject Areas»
    • Resources For »
    • At a Glance Tables »
    • MORE »
    • Inflation & Prices »
    • Pay & Benefits »
    • Spending & Time Use »
    • Unemployment »
    • Employment »
    • Workplace Injuries »
    • Productivity »
    • International »
    • Data Retrieval Tools »
    • More Sources of Data »
    • Latest Publications »
    • Latest Releases »
    • Major Economic Indicators »
    • Schedules for news Releases »
    • Archived News Releases »
    • Employment & Unemployment »
    • Inflation & Prices »
    • Pay & Benefits & Workplace Injuries »
    • Productivity & Technology »
    • Employment Projections »
    • International Programs »
    • Regional News Releases »
    • Data API »
    • Data Finder »
    • State and County Map »
    • New England:
    • New York-New Jersey:
    • Mid-Atlantic:
    • Southeast:
    • Midwest:
    • Southwest:
    • Mountain-Plains:
    • West:
    • Inflation and Prices
    • Pay and Benefits
    • Spending
    • Unemployment
    • Employment
    • Workplace injuries
    • Economic Overviews
  • 28 <H6>
    • • Hourly earnings, by industry
    • • CPI up 1.5 percent over the year
    • • PPI up 1.4% since March 2013
    • • Import & export prices in March 2014
    • • Multifactor productivity in 2012
    • • Monthly Labor Review
    • • Spotlight on Statistics
    • • Beyond the Numbers
    • • Demographics
    • • Industries
    • • Occupations
    • • Geography
    • • Business Costs
    • • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    • • Occupational Outlook Quarterly
    • • Students
    • • Jobs at BLS
    • EMPTY
    • • Student and Teacher
    • • Consumer
    • • Economist
    • • Media
    • • BLS Survey Respondent
    • • Announcements
    • • Commissioner's Corner
    • • Measuring Green Jobs
    • • Research
    • • Errata
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).


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

ISO-8859-1 (Latin alphabet part 1)
Covers: North America, Western Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, Africa
To display an HTML page correctly, the browser must know what character-set to use (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_encodings_in_HTML).


Declared Language: None
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. www.mcanerin.com/en/articles/meta-language.asp

W3C Markup Validation

Status: FAILED [92 errors, 92 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. (webdesign.about.com/od/htmltags/a/bltags_deprctag.htm)

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 anlytics tools:
  • ForeSee analytics icon ForeSee
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.


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

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. (http://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html)


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)


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

Status: FAILED [43 error(s)]
It is recommended to use valid CSS to ensure that the website displays correctly. (W3C CSS Validation Service).

Page Rank

PR: 7 out of 10 (Outstanding)
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

Estimated number of pages indexed by Google™: 138,000
Estimated number of pages indexed by Bing™: 61
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

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

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. (http://www.hover.com/blog/three-reasons-to-renew-your-domain-names-for-five-years)

IP Canonicalization

No, your site's IP redirects to beta.bls.gov instead of bls.gov.
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

Yes, both the www.bls.gov and bls.gov 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

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
5331.05s81.39 KB639.19 KB360.92 KB101.59 KB0 B436 B1.16 MB

Avoid landing page redirects
Your page has no redirects.
    Enable compression
    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 64.5KiB (79% reduction).
      Leverage browser caching
      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
        Your server responded quickly.
          Minify CSS
          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 4.7KiB (24% reduction).
            Minify HTML
            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 21.1KiB (27% reduction).
              Minify JavaScript
              Compacting JavaScript code can save many bytes of data and speed up downloading, parsing, and execution time.
                Minify JavaScript for the following resources to reduce their size by 13.6KiB (16% reduction).
                Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
                Your page has 5 blocking script resources and 6 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.
                  None of the above-the-fold content on your page could be rendered without waiting for the following resources to load. Try to defer or asynchronously load blocking resources, or inline the critical portions of those resources directly in the HTML.
                    Remove render-blocking JavaScript:Optimize CSS Delivery of the following:
                    Optimize images
                    Properly formatting and compressing images can save many bytes of data.
                      Optimize the following images to reduce their size by 50KiB (27% reduction).
                      Prioritize visible content
                      Your page requires additional network round trips to render the above-the-fold content. For best performance, reduce the amount of HTML needed to render above-the-fold content.
                        80.1KiB of the response was required to render the above-the-fold content. Prioritize visible content that is needed for rendering above-the-fold.

                          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

                          Server IP:
                          Server Location:
                          US DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Washington
                          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)

                          Safe Browsing

                          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. (http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=bls.gov)

                          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. (www.stopforumspam.com)

                          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.

                          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. (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731109)

                          Whois Privacy

                          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

                          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).

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