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Traffic Rank

247,461 most visited website in the World Trend: up (-67,099)
46,947 most visited website in US United States
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
US United States93.4%mdjonline.usNot available.
CA Canada2.4%mdjonline.caNot 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. (


We have located images with missing ALT attribute.
Number of images: 61
Missing alt tag: 6

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

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. (

Description Metatag

We have found following description:

"Cobb County Georgia's source for local news, sports and features since 1866."

Length: 76 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.


We have found following title:

" | Cobb's Local News Source Since 1866"

Length: 51 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. (

Keywords Metatag

We have found 10 keywords:
  • local news
  • news
  • sports
  • features
  • lifestyle
  • opinion
  • obituaries
  • Cobb
  • Cobb County
  • Marietta
    Length: 95 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.

    Text to HTML Ratio

    The Text to HTML ratio is 16.68%
    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%


    No frames detected. We found 3 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 ( If frames must be utilized consider <noframes> tag. (

    Keyword Density & Consistency

    Consistent Keywords % Density # Count T Title D Desc. H <H> A ALT B <b>
    hrs ago1.54%26-----
    heat index0.71%12-----
    wind chill0.71%12-----
    read more0.65%11-----
    min ago0.47%8-----
    becomes full-fledged uniform0.35%6--3--
    full-fledged uniform officer0.35%6--3--
    ambassador becomes full-fledged0.35%6--3--
    police ambassador becomes0.35%6--3--
    marietta police ambassador0.35%6--3--
    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.


    Yes, 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 (


    • 0 <H1>
    • 57 <H2>
      • Lawmakers host transportation town hall
      • ▲ Trending Now
      • Featured Video
      • More News
      • CROSSOVER DAY: Cobb lawmakers making final push to get bills through
      • Woman to serve 15 years in shooting death of Marietta man
      • Warrant: Atlanta man accused of trafficking drugs out of Cobb hotel room
      • Marietta police ambassador becomes full-fledged uniform officer
      • Cobb fire dept. officials: No injuries after Kennesaw chemical plant briefly evacuated
      • Police & Fire
      • Marietta police ambassador becomes full-fledged uniform officer
      • Warrant: Marietta man accused of using Snapchat to sell marijuana, ecstasy
      • DA's office: Multiple high-profile cases due in court this week
      • Police: Driver accused of hitting 6-year-old on Burnt Hickory in custody
      • Local Sports
      • North Korean delegation returns home after Olympics outreach
      • Cobb teams look to play their way into all-local Class AAAAAAA semifinals
      • Kennesaw State ousted from ASUN tournament by Jacksonville
      • Mercer women in Top 25 for first time since 1980
      • Photo Galleries
      • Life & Style
      • Georgia Symphony Orchestra presents Sensory Friendly Concert designed for people with autism and their families
      • COBB CARES: Making an impact in the community
      • SALLY LITCHFIELD: 15th annual ‘Phoenix Flies’ series to showcase historic sites
      • Pike Nurseries springs into March with three new, free seasonal classes
      • Friendship Force will celebrate its 13th annual World Friendship Day
      • Metro Atlanta
      • McDonough, Henry County help residents get jobs
      • Henry County shuttle helps shoppers manage time
      • Buckhead’s Sutton Middle mourning loss of teacher
      • Adopted $1.2 billion DeKalb budget includes more police, pay increases
      • Sandy Springs' Marsh Creek Rain Garden honored by state group
      • State/National
      • Kushner security status reduced, cutting access to secrets
      • Site says YouTube dinged it for slamming shooting survivors
      • Shooting survivor's father admits email changes in CNN spat
      • Woman sues Delta, says she was groped on flight
      • Hope Hicks declines to answer some questions in Russia probe
      • Education
      • Local students participate in CodeDay Atlanta
      • MPCS Directed Studies program helps students grow as learners, thinkers
      • East Cobb Robotics participates in state level of competition
      • Business
      • Kroger customers celebrate National Heart Month, raise more than $185,000
      • Georgia banks earn $3.4 billion during 2017
      • Silverton Mortgage announces acquisition by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc.
      • Opinion
      • Guns aren’t problem
      • Why can’t we make effort to fix this?
      • Protect our children
      • Entertainment
      • Shooting survivor's father admits email changes in CNN spat
      • Fox News wins appeals ruling over media monitoring company
      • APNewsBreak: Woman tells police Steve Wynn raped her in '70s
      • Long kryptonite to superheroes, the Oscars begin to relent
      • AROUND TOWN: Cobb, Woodstock at odds over water woes; Karen Handel on lobbyists and swamp draining
      • Obituaries
    • 19 <H3>
      • Woman to serve 15 years in shooting death of Marietta man
      • Warrant: Atlanta man accused of trafficking drugs out of Cobb hotel room
      • Marietta police ambassador becomes full-fledged uniform officer
      • Cobb fire dept. officials: No injuries after Kennesaw chemical plant briefly evacuated
      • Hyperlocal Coverage
      • Special Discount
      • Reprints
      • Most Commented
      • AP Video
      • Special Features
      • Stocks
      • Today's Weather
      • Special Sections
      • Henry “Bill” Hammond
      • Grace Marie Lupas
      • Carolyn S. Deal
      • WOODS, Frank Gerard Jr.
      • CAUTHORN, Mary Ruth Drake
      • Jimmy Lee Satterfield
    • 22 <H4>
      • Marietta, GA (30060)
      • Cobb schools planning response in wake of looming protests
      • Lawmakers host transportation town hall
      • Police: Driver accused of hitting 6-year-old on Burnt Hickory in custody
      • AROUND TOWN: Cobb, Woodstock at odds over water woes; Karen Handel on lobbyists and swamp draining
      • Commission to honor ‘the personification of service’: Barbara Hickey
      • VIDEO: Allatoona High School Senior Carsyn Gambrell is one of more than 200 students whose ACT tests were lost by FedEx.
      • VIDEO: Rev. Henry Holley reflects on his 48 years with the Rev. Billy Graham
      • VIDEO: A.L. Burruss Students Plant Cherry Trees in Honor of Arbor Day
      • Cobb Emergency Services respond to reports of explosives in the house located on Bay Berry Drive in Marietta.
      • Wellstar Breaks Ground on New Kennestone Hospital Emergency Department
      • St. Joseph Catholic School Students take part in Ash Wednesday Mass
      • Never miss important local news from the MDJ
      • Cobb County News Updates
      • Follow Us
      • View the e-Edition
      • Search MDJ Archives
      • Commented
      • Sections
      • Information
      • Contact Information
      • Follow Us
    • 2 <H5>
      • Today
      • Tonight
    • 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 (


    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. (

    Character Encoding

    Not declared.
    To display an HTML page correctly, the browser must know what character-set to use.


    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

    Status: FAILED [14 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

    <center>1The center element has been deprecated in favor of using CSS to center elements.
    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.

    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
    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.



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

    User-agent: MSNBot
    • Crawl-delay: 3
    • Disallow: /users/signup/?
    • Disallow: /users/login/?
    See all 411 disallow directives
    A robots.txt file restricts access to search engine robots that crawl the web. (

    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. (

    Accessibility Check

    WCAG 2.0 (AA) Conformance Test: FAILED [59 error(s)]
    1. i (italic) element used.
      [Line 299, Col 37] <i class="fa fa-chevron-down"></i>
      Replace your i elements with em or strong.
    2. i (italic) element used.
      [Line 341, Col 37] <i class="fa fa-chevron-down"></i>
      Replace your i elements with em or strong.
    Subscribe to review all 59 errors
    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

    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 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. (

    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 (


    No hi-resolution (192x192) icon found.
    Excellent, apple touch icon 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

    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. (


    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.

    W3C CSS Validation

    Status: PASSED [0 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: 19 years, 5 months, 20 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

    Your domain expires in: 6 months, 9 days, 21 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. (

    IP Canonicalization

    No, your site's IP does not redirect to
    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

    Yes, both the and resolve to the same URL.
    Domain name with WWW and without can be considered as different pages causing duplicate content for search engines. (

    Page Speed

    Google Page Speed score: 27% (Low)
    Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
    236698.59s753.62 KB2.66 MB2.99 MB1.11 MB0 B139.52 KB7.63 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 (

    Server Information


    Lee Enterprises
    Server IP:
    Server Location:
    US IOWA, Davenport

    Name Server 1: (
    Name Server 2: (
    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. (


    Issued To:
    Common Name (CN):
    Common Name (CN):
    Let's Encrypt Authority X3
    Oranization (O):
    Let's Encrypt
    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. (

    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. If your site is marked as unsafe see our guide on how to fix websites blocked by google safe browsing

    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. (

    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. See our email obfuscation techniques guide for more details.

    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. (

    Whois Privacy

    Eury, Joey
    Marietta Daily Journal
    580 S FAIRGROUND ST SE, MARIETTA, 30060-2751, US
    Administrative Contact:
    Eury, Joey
    Marietta Daily Journal
    580 S FAIRGROUND ST SE, MARIETTA, 30060-2751, US
    Technical Contact:
    Eury, Joey
    Marietta Daily Journal
    580 S FAIRGROUND ST SE, MARIETTA, 30060-2751, US
    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.