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Traffic Rank

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492,248th most visited website in the World Trend: up (-52,941)
131,964th most visited website in US United States
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
US United States73.8%lawrence.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/)

Images

accessibilitySEO-content
We have located images with missing ALT attribute.
Number of images: 31
Missing alt tag: 21

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • http://b.collective-media.net/seg/cm/inld
  • http://b.collective-media.net/seg/cm/ug6y
  • http://www.lawrence.edu/sites/default/files/styles/html5_slider_thumbnail/pu...43D
  • //www.lawrence.edu/mfhe/styles/breakpoint_wide/mfhe/www_core/Everyone/NextSt...VAq
  • http://www.lawrence.edu/sites/default/files/styles/html5_slider_thumbnail/pu...hf1
  • //www.lawrence.edu/mfhe/styles/breakpoint_wide/mfhe/www_core/Everyone/Why-La...I81
  • http://www.lawrence.edu/sites/default/files/styles/html5_slider_thumbnail/pu...gDk
  • //www.lawrence.edu/mfhe/styles/breakpoint_wide/mfhe/www_core_communications/...IQ3
  • http://www.lawrence.edu/sites/default/files/styles/html5_slider_thumbnail/pu...gSb
  • http://www.lawrence.edu/sites/default/files/styles/html5_slider_thumbnail/pu...CVt
  • //www.lawrence.edu/mfhe/styles/breakpoint_wide/mfhe/www_core_communications/...yKs
  • //www.lawrence.edu/mfhe/styles/breakpoint_base/mfhe/www_core/Everyone/MainHa...jpg
  • //www.lawrence.edu/mfhe/styles/breakpoint_base/mfhe/www_core/Everyone/lu-hom...MTR
  • //www.lawrence.edu/mfhe/styles/breakpoint_base/mfhe/www_core/Everyone/maps_0.png
  • //www.lawrence.edu/mfhe/styles/breakpoint_base/mfhe/www_core/Everyone/direct...png
  • //www.lawrence.edu/mfhe/styles/breakpoint_base/mfhe/www_core/Everyone/facebo...png
  • //www.lawrence.edu/mfhe/styles/breakpoint_base/mfhe/www_core/Everyone/twitter.png
  • //www.lawrence.edu/mfhe/styles/breakpoint_base/mfhe/www_core/Everyone/youtub...png
  • //www.lawrence.edu/mfhe/styles/breakpoint_base/mfhe/www_core_communications/...dM-
  • //www.lawrence.edu/mfhe/styles/breakpoint_base/mfhe/www_core_communications/...kK9
  • //www.lawrence.edu/mfhe/styles/breakpoint_base/mfhe/www_core/Everyone/lawren...HtU
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:

"Lawrence University"

Length: 19 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
No Description Found.
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

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 14.79%
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>
location4.98%99-----
20142.57%51--472-
lawrence1.91%381-15--
center1.71%34----1
more1.66%33-----
hurvis1.56%31-----
campus1.51%30-----
wis1.46%29-----
yoga1.46%29-----
read1.46%29-----
read more1.46%29-----
campus center1.36%27-----
warch campus1.36%27-----
esch hurvis0.91%18-----
wellness ctr0.70%14-----
warch campus center1.36%27-----
buchanan kiewit wellness0.70%14-----
kiewit wellness ctr0.70%14-----
esch hurvis room0.65%13-----
campus center 2250.65%13-----
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
Yes, 1 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).

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).

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)

Headings

SEO-content
  • 1 <H1>
    • Lawrence University
  • 17 <H2>
    • Search form
    • Lawrence University Calendar
    • Feature Story
    • News
    • Athletic News
    • About Lawrence
    • Lawrence Magazine
    • This Is Lawrence
    • Photo of the Week
    • Sections
    • Utilities
    • Academics
    • Places
    • Giving
    • Information
    • Popular
    • Contact
  • 57 <H3>
    • Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
    • Thursday, July 31st, 2014
    • Friday, August 1st, 2014
    • Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
    • Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
    • Monday, August 4th, 2014
    • Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
    • Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
    • Thursday, August 7th, 2014
    • Monday, August 11th, 2014
    • Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
    • Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
    • Thursday, August 14th, 2014
    • Friday, August 15th, 2014
    • Monday, August 18th, 2014
    • Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
    • Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
    • Thursday, August 21st, 2014
    • Monday, August 25th, 2014
    • Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
    • Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
    • Thursday, August 28th, 2014
    • Friday, August 29th, 2014
    • Saturday, August 30th, 2014
    • Sunday, August 31st, 2014
    • Monday, September 1st, 2014
    • Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
    • Thursday, September 4th, 2014
    • Friday, September 5th, 2014
    • Saturday, September 6th, 2014
    • Sunday, September 7th, 2014
    • Monday, September 8th, 2014
    • Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
    • Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
    • Thursday, September 11th, 2014
    • Friday, September 12th, 2014
    • Saturday, September 13th, 2014
    • Sunday, September 14th, 2014
    • Monday, September 15th, 2014
    • Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
    • Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
    • Thursday, September 18th, 2014
    • Friday, September 19th, 2014
    • Saturday, September 20th, 2014
    • Sunday, September 21st, 2014
    • Monday, September 22nd, 2014
    • Wriston Galleries Summer Exhibition Series Features Thomas, Margaret Dietrich Paintings
    • Lawrence Receives $2.5 Million Gift to Endow Elementary Education Program
    • A Teachers’ Teacher: Lawrence Mourns the Passing of Professor Kenneth Sager
    • Music For All: Grant Helps Lawrence Launch New Community Outreach Project
    • Lawrence Fund Enjoys Record-Breaking Year
    • Lawrence Welcomes Student Visits July 14-19 for Wisconsin Private College Week
    • Sheridan to lead Lawrence golf program
    • Kaeding named Lawrence fencing coach
    • Lawrence men’s basketball picks up NABC academic honors
    • Lawrence track teams honored for academic achievement
    • Gordon named to All-America baseball team
  • 3 <H4>
    • EMPTY
    • IMAGE of YouTube Video [http://i.ytimg.com/vi/AJsbC7Rl...jpg] + IMAGE of YouTube Video [/sites/all/modules/lu_tweaks/m...png] + IMAGE of Play YouTube Video [/sites/all/modules/lu_tweaks/m...png]
    • This is Lawrence -Winners (2014)
  • 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).

Character Encoding

technologyvalidity
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).

Language

usability
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.

W3C Markup Validation

validity
Status: FAILED [34 errors, 19 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 anlytics 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
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. (http://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html)

Favicon

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favicon
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

usability
No custom 404 error page detected.

Warning: Soft 404 error detected redirecting to http://www.lawrence.edu/alumni/luaa/board_of_directors.

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

W3C CSS Validation

validity
Status: FAILED [262 error(s)]
It is recommended to use valid CSS to ensure that the website displays correctly. (W3C CSS Validation Service).

Page Rank

SEO-Authority
PR: 6 out of 10 (Very Good)
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

SEO-Authority
Estimated number of pages indexed by Google™: 28,000
Estimated number of pages indexed by Bing™: 0
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

SEO-Authority
Your domain was registerd for the first time: 24 years, 1 month, 28 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
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. (https://www.hover.com/blog/three-reasons-to-renew-your-domain-names-for-five-years/)

IP Canonicalization

SEO
No, your site's IP 143.44.200.14 does not redirect to lawrence.edu.
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.lawrence.edu and lawrence.edu 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: 47% (Low)
Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
1242911.69s239.9 KB2.27 MB1000.48 KB333.59 KB0 B6.19 KB3.81 MB

RecommendationImpactDetails
Avoid landing page redirects
None
Your page has no redirects.
    Enable compression
    None
    You have compression enabled.
      Leverage browser caching
      Medium
      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
        None
        Your server responded quickly.
          Minify CSS
          Low
          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 3.8KiB (40% reduction).
            Minify HTML
            Low
            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 1.1KiB (7% reduction).
              Minify JavaScript
              Low
              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 18.2KiB (12% reduction).
                Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
                Medium
                Your page has 6 blocking script resources and 11 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
                    High
                    Properly formatting and compressing images can save many bytes of data.
                      Optimize the following images to reduce their size by 1MiB (53% reduction).
                      Prioritize visible content
                      None
                      You have the above-the-fold content properly prioritized.

                        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
                        Server IP:
                        143.44.200.14
                        Server Location:
                        US NORTH AMERICA, Appleton

                        Name Server 1:
                        ns1.lawrence.edu (143.44.192.10)
                        Name Server 2:
                        ns1-biz-rr.lawrence.edu (24.30.200.19)
                        Name Server 3:
                        ns2-biz-rr.lawrence.edu (24.30.201.19)
                        Name Server 4:
                        dns4-rr-com.lawrence.edu (65.24.0.172)
                        Name Server 5:
                        dns.uw-mad.wiscnet.net (205.213.108.100)
                        Name Server 6:
                        dns.uw-mil.wiscnet.net (205.213.163.100)
                        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

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

                        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.

                        Server Signature

                        security
                        On, Apache/2.4.7 (Unix) OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 PHP/5.4.22 PHP/5.4.22
                        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).

                        Whois Privacy

                        security
                        Registrant:
                        Name:
                        Lawrence University
                        Address:
                        711 E Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911, UNITED STATES
                        Administrative Contact:
                        Phone:
                        (920) 832-6769
                        Name:
                        Steven M Armstrong
                        Address:
                        Director of Information Technology Services, Lawrence University, 711 E Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911, UNITED STATES
                        Technical Contact:
                        Phone:
                        (920) 832-6769
                        Name:
                        Network Manager
                        Address:
                        Lawrence University, 711 E Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911, UNITED STATES
                        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.