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    Generated on Tuesday, July 19th 2016 5:41 am

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Traffic Rank

877,846 most visited website in the World Trend: down (+77,061)
262,086 most visited website in US United States
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
US United States61.8%epicflightacademy.usNot 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/)


We have located images with missing ALT attribute.
Number of images: 47
Missing alt tag: 9

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • http://epicflightacademy.com/wp-content/plugins/revslider/admin/assets/image...png
  • http://epicflightacademy.com/wp-content/plugins/revslider/admin/assets/image...png (8 locations)
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:

"Welcome to our Flight Academy ! - Epic Flight Academy"

Length: 53 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:

"Epic Flight Academy is a top-rated international Cessna Service Center operating one of the largest flight training networks in the world. The flight academy is strategically located in sunny New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA which allows our students to fly year round with the best weather and airspac..."

Length: 303 characters

Warning: The description is 303 characters long. The optimal description should not exceed 160 characters (http://www.seomoz.org/learn-seo/meta-description).

Warning: We have found 2 Description Meta Tags. Only the first description will be utilized by search engines.

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 9 keywords:
  • academy aviation
  • flight academy
  • pilot academy
  • the flight academy
  • american flying academy
  • international flight training academy
  • flying academy florida
  • us aviation academy
  • us flight academy
Length: 195 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 23.59%
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>
flight training0.86%33-15--
m-1 visa0.65%25--16--
flight academy0.44%17224--
private pilot0.34%13--3--
pilot certificate0.31%12--4--
epic flight academy0.23%9112--
alien flight student0.18%7--5--
flight student program0.18%7--5--
student pilot certificate0.16%6--2--
new smyrna beach0.10%4-11--
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)


Yes, 4 inline frame(s) 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).


  • 1 <H1>
    • Welcome to our Flight Academy !
  • 3 <H2>
    • Top Florida Flight Academy – New Smyrna Beach
    • G-1000 Cessna 172 Fleet
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • 7 <H3>
    • Menu
    • Steps to Enroll at Epic
    • Monthly Class Start Dates
    • Why Choose Epic?
    • Do You Have What it Takes to Become a Pilot?
    • How Do I Enroll at Epic NOW? New Smyrna Flight Tour
    • Contact Us Lightbox Form
  • 66 <H4>
    • Question:Q: Is food included in the total package?
    • Question:Q: What else is needed for me to bring to Epic Flight Academy?
    • Question:Q: What is the temperature in Florida?
    • Question:Q: Are the apartments fully furnished?
    • Question:Q: How is Epic Flight Academy’s safety record?
    • Question:Q: What is the advantage to flight training at Epic Flight Academy?
    • Question:Q: Is there an age limit for obtaining a private pilot rating? (What about max age?)
    • Question:Q: What written tests and flight tests are required to obtain my private pilot rating?
    • Question:Q: What exams are required to get my private pilot rating (and where do I take them)?
    • Question:Q: What is a medical certificate?
    • Question:Q: Are there any medical restrictions to prevent me from becoming a pilot?
    • Question:Q: What is the difference between a Part 141 school and Part 61?
    • Question:Q: What is the difference between a Cessna Pilot Center (CPC) and a flight school?
    • Question:Q: What is a Discovery Flight?
    • Question:Q: How do I learn to fly an aircraft that has a glass cockpit?
    • Question:How and where can I get a student pilot certificate?
    • Question:For how long is a student pilot certificate valid?
    • Question:What are the vision, hearing, and general medical health requirements that must be met in order to be a pilot?
    • Question:How much does it cost to learn to fly and get a pilot certificate?
    • Question:How long does it take to learn to fly and get a pilot certificate?
    • Question:What are the differences between a Part 61 and a Part 141 flight school?
    • Question:Is there a source of loans, scholarships, or other financial resources that can help support my flight training?
    • Question:As a student pilot, what is the best aircraft to rent or purchase for completing my flight training and building flight time?
    • Question:Some flight schools have aircraft with “glass cockpits” and others do not. Are there any advantages of training in either aircraft?
    • Question:How old do I have to be before I can start taking flying lessons?
    • Question:How old is too old to begin flying lessons?
    • Question:I heard that some Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirements must be fulfilled before I can receive flight training. How will these requirements affect me?
    • Question:Q: What is M-1 visa?
    • Question:Q: How do I qualify for M-1 visa?
    • Question:Q:What privileges do I enjoy on M-1 visa?
    • Question:Q: What are the limitations of M-1 student visa?
    • Question:Q: Can I work on M-1 visa?
    • Question:Q: How long can I stay in the U.S. on a M-1 visa?
    • Question:Q: Can I apply for extension of stay on M-1 visa?
    • Question:Q: How do I extend my stay on M-1 visa?
    • Question:Q: Are there any travel restrictions on M-1 visa?
    • Question:Q: How do I apply for M-1 visa?
    • Question:Q: Can I enter the U.S. on my M-1 visa before school begins?
    • Question:Q: What is the eligibility to transfer schools on M-1 visa?
    • Question:Q: How do I apply for USCIS permission to transfer schools?
    • Question:Q: What duties must I fulfill to remain in good M-1 status?
    • Question:Q: Can I bring my dependents on M-1 visa?
    • Question:Q: What is the procedure to bring my dependents on M-2 visa?
    • Question:Q: Can my dependents work on M-2 visa?
    • Question:Q: Can my dependents study on M-2 visa?
    • Question:Q: Can I take a holiday in the U.S. on M-1 visa after I have completed my study program?
    • Question:Q: What should I do with the I-94/I-94W, Arrival-Departure document, from my last visit to the U.S.?
    • Question:Q: Do I need any vaccinations to be eligible for M-1 visa?
    • Question:Q: What is the difference between F-1 and M-1 Visa program?
    • Question:Q: How can I obtain a copy of the I-94/I-94W Arrival-Departure Document?
    • Question:Q: What can I do to expedite my application for M-1 visa?
    • Question:Q: Are services performed by foreign students and exchange visitors covered by Social Security?
    • Question:Q: What is the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP)?
    • Question:Q: Who must participate in the Alien Flight Student Program?
    • Question:Q: What is the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) Process?
    • Question:Q: How does the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) communicate with Candidates and Flight Training Providers?
    • Question:Q: How do Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations relate to the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP)?
    • Question:Q: What is the best way to find assistance with the AFSP process?
    • EASA & FAA Frozen ATPL
    • Question:Q: After completing Phase I training in the United States do I need to obtain a visa to flight train in England?
    • Question:Q: Do I need a Multi Crew Coordination (MCC) Course to complete my EASA CPL or be eligible for an airline job?
    • Question:Q: Can I make the Phase II total cost in payments or do I have to pay all at once?
    • Question:Q: How much will I need for housing and living expenses during Phase II or is it included in the price?
    • Question:Q: Do I need to get my EASA medical exam prior to my arrival in the United States?
    • Question:Q: Do I have to complete all 14 ATPL Modules before I’m allowed to take my EASA Skill Test (checkride)?
    • Question:Q: How much space does my Ipad need to have to download the Pro Pilot ATPL online program?
  • 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).


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

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).


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. www.mcanerin.com/en/articles/meta-language.asp

W3C Markup Validation

Status: FAILED [61 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

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 analytics tools:
  • Google analytics icon Google™ Analytics
  • StatCounter analytics icon StatCounter
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 search engine robots that crawl the web. (www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html)

XML Sitemap

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)

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 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 (http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/site-speed)

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. (https://developers.google.com/webmasters/smartphone-sites/)


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

Yes, custom 404 error page detected.
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)


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 [261 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: 9 years, 6 months, 3 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

Your domain expires in: 5 months, 27 days, 18 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. (http://www.hover.com/blog/three-reasons-to-renew-your-domain-names-for-five-years)

IP Canonicalization

No, your site's IP does not redirect to epicflightacademy.com.
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.epicflightacademy.com and epicflightacademy.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

Google Page Speed score: 62% (Average)
Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
181226.34s230.27 KB1.78 MB2.21 MB933.36 KB0 B71.03 KB5.2 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 (http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/site-speed)

Server Information

Server IP:
Server Location:
US TEXAS, Dallas

Name Server 1:
ns43.domaincontrol.com (
Name Server 2:
ns44.domaincontrol.com (
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)


Issued To:
Common Name (CN):
Common Name (CN):
RapidSSL SHA256 CA - G3
Oranization (O):
GeoTrust 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. (http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.in/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal_6.html).

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

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).