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Report for bmj.com

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Traffic Rank

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4,928 most visited website in the World Trend: down (+743)
3,703 most visited website in US United States
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
US United States25.7%bmj.usNot available.
UK United Kingdom13.5%bmj.co.ukNot available.
CN China6.8%bmj.cnNot available.
IN India4.9%bmj.inNot available.
AU Australia4.4%bmj.auNot 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. (www.searchenginejournal.com/seo-without-boarders-a-guide-to-international-seo-nick-paterman/60092/)

Images

accessibilitySEO-content
Good, most images have ALT attribute.
Number of images: 9
Missing alt tag: 1

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • //googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/973817434/?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:

"The BMJ: leading general medical journal. Research. Education. Comment | The BMJ"

Length: 80 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:

"High impact medical research journal. Champion of better research, clinical practice & healthcare policy since 1840. For GPs, hospital doctors, educators & policymakers."

Length: 169 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.

Keyword Density & Consistency

SEO-content
Consistent Keywords % Density # Count T Title D Desc. H <H> A ALT B <b>
bmj3.48%272-32-
research1.68%1312---
health1.29%10--4--
responses1.03%8--1--
medicine0.90%7--11-
more0.90%7--1--
views0.90%7--1--
search0.90%7--1--
practice0.77%6-1---
latest0.77%6--51-
bmj awards0.39%3--2--
lyme disease0.39%3--1--
south asia0.39%3-----
price increase0.26%2--1--
cigarette price0.26%2--1--
cigarette price increase0.26%2--1--
physicians’ political preferences0.26%2--1--
middle income countries0.26%2-----
leading general medical0.13%11----
harm among children0.13%1--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 6% can indicate that the word or a phrase appears too many time in the content.

Text to HTML Ratio

SEO-content
The Text to HTML ratio is 13.52%
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%

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).

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).

Headings

SEO-content
  • 0 <H1>
  • 17 <H2>
    • Search form
    • Latest articles
    • More articles
    • Latest video
    • Latest blogs
    • Specialties
    • Editor's choice
    • This week's poll
    • Latest responses
    • Print and iPad issue
    • Follow us on
    • Content links
    • About us
    • Resources
    • Explore BMJ
    • My account
    • Information
  • 35 <H3>
    • Towards regeneration: the evolution of medicine from fighting to building
    • Physicians’ political preferences and the delivery of end of life care in the United States
    • Slashed cost of hepatitis C drugs spurs drive to eliminate the disease
    • Lyme disease: summary of NICE guidance
    • The impact of a cigarette price increase on health, poverty, and financial protection
    • Sixty seconds on . . . free breakfast
    • NHS failed to communicate feeding advice to refugee mother, court rules
    • NHS’s first humanist chaplain: five minutes with . . . Lindsay van Dijk
    • Martin Griffiths: Healing the wounds of knife crime
    • Medical leaders have their say on NHS’s greatest achievements
    • Freed, after 15 years in jail for a stillbirth
    • David Oliver: Falls in older people—can we really make a difference?
    • Government’s vaginal mesh audit does not go far enough, say campaigners
    • Single mild concussion increases risk of Parkinson’s disease, study suggests
    • Epidemic of flesh eating tropical ulcers hits Australia
    • GMC should lose right to appeal fitness to practise decisions, says BMA
    • The NHS can fly the flag in post-Brexit Britain
    • Home Office drops deportation case against GP trainee
    • Ministers seek to stop GPs charging victims of domestic abuse for information
    • The BMJ Awards 2018: Palliative and Hospice Care Team of the Year
    • The BMJ Awards 2018: Mental Health Team of the Year
    • NHS trusts launch legal challenge against councils over business rates
    • Margaret McCartney: Let’s start talking to colleagues
    • NHS is harming patient confidentiality by sharing data for immigration purposes, say MPs
    • Divided views rule implementation of integrated care
    • Healthy lifestyle leads to better survival in colorectal cancer, study finds
    • Study backs alcohol UK limit of six glasses of wine a week
    • Latest waiting time figures for emergency departments in England are worst on record
    • Why a change of diagnosis shouldn’t matter . . . but it does
    • Public health or research—money matters
    • Good things come to those who wait?
    • Radical upgrade in Public Health investment is needed to tackle the knife violence epidemic
    • What is Home?
    • Re: Incidence, clinical management, and mortality risk following self harm among children and adolescents: cohort study in primary care
    • We need a shift from 'diagnosis' to treating the symptoms
  • 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
XHTML+RDFA 1.0
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

usability
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.

W3C Markup Validation

validity
Status: FAILED [71 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).

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.

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.

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
Yes, https://www.bmj.com/robots.txt

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

User-agent: *
  • Disallow: /includes/
  • Disallow: /misc/
  • Disallow: /modules/
See all 50 disallow directives
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. (www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html)

Accessibility Check

accessibility
WCAG 2.0 (AA) Conformance Test: PASSED
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 (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://www.bmj.com/sites/default/themes/bmj/the_bmj/favicon.ico
size: 16px  by  16px
type: image/x-icon
No hi-resolution (192x192) icon found.
Apple touch icon not 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

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
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

validity
Status: FAILED [8 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: 23 years, 1 month, 24 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

SEO-Authority
Your domain expires in: 10 months, 7 days, 10 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. (https://www.hover.com/blog/three-reasons-to-renew-your-domain-names-for-five-years/)

IP Canonicalization

SEO
No, your site's IP 104.232.27.118 does not redirect to bmj.com.
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

SEO
Yes, both the www.bmj.com and bmj.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: 70% (Average)
Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
106355.26s117.84 KB378.22 KB2.79 MB1.2 MB0 B25.65 KB4.5 MB

RecommendationImpact
Avoid landing page redirects
None
Enable compression
Medium
Leverage browser caching
Medium
Reduce server response time
Medium
Minify CSS
Low
Minify HTML
None
Minify JavaScript
Low
Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
High
Optimize images
Medium
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 (www.mattcutts.com/blog/site-speed)

Server Information

security

ISP:
Stanford University
Server IP:
104.232.27.118
Server Location:
US CALIFORNIA, Los Gatos

Name Server 1:
ns-1471.awsdns-55.org (205.251.197.191)
Name Server 2:
ns-1559.awsdns-02.co.uk (205.251.198.23)
Name Server 3:
ns-294.awsdns-36.com (205.251.193.38)
Name Server 4:
ns-652.awsdns-17.net (205.251.194.140)
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. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXt23AXlJJU)

HTTPS (SSL)

security
Issued To:
Common Name (CN):
ssl363567.cloudflaressl.com
Issuer:
Common Name (CN):
COMODO ECC Domain Validation Secure Server CA 2
Oranization (O):
COMODO CA Limited
Period of Validity
Begins On:
04/17/2018
Expires On:
10/24/2018
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. (security.googleblog.com/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

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.

Spam Blacklist

security
Good, your IP 104.232.27.118 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. (https://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.