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Traffic Rank

88,066 most visited website in the World Trend: up (-13,037)
19,139 most visited website in US United States
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
US United States83.3%metrotimes.usNot available.
CA Canada2.6%metrotimes.caNot available.
UK United available.
IN India0.6%metrotimes.inNot 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. (


Good, most images have ALT attribute.
Number of images: 34
Missing alt tag: 2

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • /binary/fddc/LustIssue_150x150.jpg
  • /binary/40ff/AnnMan_150x150.jpg
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. (


We have found following title:

"Detroit Metro Times"

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. (

Description Metatag

We have found following description:

"Detroit's Free Alternative Weekly"

Length: 37 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

We have found 5 keywords:
  • News
  • Blog
  • Culture
  • Dining
  • Events
Length: 35 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.

Keyword Density & Consistency

Consistent Keywords % Density # Count T Title D Desc. H <H> A ALT B <b>
read more3.24%41--40--
metro times0.55%71-4--
anna burch0.47%6--4--
singer-songwriter anna0.47%6--4--
camp comes0.39%5--3--
singer-songwriter anna burch0.47%6--4--
hop architecture camp0.39%5--3--
architecture camp comes0.39%5--3--
hip hop architecture0.39%5--3--
detroit metro times0.32%41-1--
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

The Text to HTML ratio is 16.66%
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. (


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 (


  • 1 <H1>
    • Detroit Metro Times
  • 9 <H2>
    • The Latest
    • In This Week's Issue
    • Metro Times on Social Media
    • Best Things to Do In Detroit
    • Newest Slideshows
    • Most Popular
    • Newsletters
    • Special Issues
    • Metro Times
  • 42 <H3>
    • Browse News
    • Browse Arts & Culture
    • Snyder wants Great Lakes states to fight Asian carp since Trump is useless
    • Up late with singer-songwriter Anna Burch
    • Michael Ford's Hip Hop Architecture Camp comes to MOCAD
    • Michigan health department targets gay bars to fight Hepatitis A outbreak
    • Two new women-owned shops are coming to downtown Wyandotte
    • Monster Jam will rev engines and break stuff at Ford Field this weekend
    • The story of how four black Detroiters became property owners after the Great Fire of 1805
    • A new restaurant 'celebrating Detroit's cultural diversity' is planned for Jefferson Chalmers
    • Sick of winter in Detroit? Good thing you didn't live here 137 years ago!
    • Elton John invites Greta Van Fleet to perform in L.A.
    • While governor, John Engler fought hard against prison sex abuse victims
    • Study says: More Detroit residents rent than own their homes
    • Beans and Cornbread will offer Jim Crow-era shoebox meals in honor of Black History Month
    • Former WDET host Craig Fahle resigns from government post, plots return to radio
    • Abdul El-Sayed responds to claims he's not eligible to run for governor
    • Up late with singer-songwriter Anna Burch
    • Get to know the city of Detroit's propaganda arm
    • Is Michigan a shithole state?
    • Review: Eatóri Market is in with the in-crowd
    • Payroll Giovanni gets serious on latest collaboration with Cardo, Big Bossin Vol. 2
    • A conversation with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Robert Levon Been
    • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is already one of the year's best movies
    • Michael Ford's Hip Hop Architecture Camp comes to MOCAD
    • Behind the mysterious images of Lauren Semivan
    • Drugs are a major campaign point in Michigan this political season
    • Savage Love: Lesborama
    • Horoscopes (Jan. 31-Feb. 6)
    • Never miss a beat
    • News
    • Blogs
    • Music
    • Arts and Culture
    • Events
    • Dining
    • Archives
    • Best of Detroit
    • Special Issues
    • Classified
    • Social Media
    • About Metro Times
  • 67 <H4>
    • EMPTY
    • In her own words
    • EMPTY
    • News Hits
    • The Scene
    • The Scene
    • The Scene
    • Table and Bar
    • The Scene
    • City Slang
    • News Hits
    • News Hits
    • Table and Bar
    • News Hits
    • News Hits
    • In her own words
    • Big brother's keeper
    • EMPTY
    • EMPTY
    • EMPTY
    • Creature comforts
    • EMPTY
    • EMPTY
    • EMPTY
    • EMPTY
    • EMPTY
    • EMPTY
    • Penny Stamps: Ebony G. Patterson Read More
    • American Landscape Read More
    • Making Home: Contemporary Works Read More
    • Basquiat before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980 Read More
    • Keith Haring: The End of the Line Read More
    • Gramatik Read More
    • Morris Day and The Time Read More
    • Noah Gunderson Read More
    • Rachael Yamagata Read More
    • Too Many Zooz Read More
    • Maya Stovall: Liquor Store Theatre Performance Films Read More
    • I Am Not Your Negro Read More
    • LIVING AMONG US hits Royal Oak 11 on Friday, February 2nd Read More
    • Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me Read More
    • Screening of "Changing the World, One Wall at a Time” Read More
    • Penny Stamps: Ebony G. Patterson Read More
    • Making Home: Contemporary Works Read More
    • Basquiat before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980 Read More
    • Keith Haring: The End of the Line Read More
    • Maya Stovall: Liquor Store Theatre Performance Films Read More
    • Sam's Place Read More
    • Tuscan Cafe Read More
    • Early American Room Read More
    • While governor, John Engler fought hard against prison sex abuse victims Read More
    • This Pakistani restaurant is literally a hole in the wall — and it's awesome Read More
    • Horoscopes (Jan. 31-Feb. 6) Read More
    • Up late with singer-songwriter Anna Burch Read More
    • Detroit is being invaded by arctic snowy owls Read More
    • Up late with singer-songwriter Anna Burch Read More
    • Get to know the city of Detroit's propaganda arm Read More
    • Is Michigan a shithole state? Read More
    • Review: Eatóri Market is in with the in-crowd Read More
    • Payroll Giovanni gets serious on latest collaboration with Cardo, Big Bossin Vol. 2 Read More
    • A conversation with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Robert Levon Been Read More
    • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is already one of the year's best movies Read More
    • Michael Ford's Hip Hop Architecture Camp comes to MOCAD Read More
    • Behind the mysterious images of Lauren Semivan Read More
    • Drugs are a major campaign point in Michigan this political season Read More
    • Savage Love: Lesborama Read More
    • Horoscopes (Jan. 31-Feb. 6) Read More
  • 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 (


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

UTF-8 (Unicode)
Covers: Worldwide
To display an HTML page correctly, the browser must know what character-set to use.


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.

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.

W3C Markup Validation

Status: FAILED [72 errors, 13 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).

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.

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.



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

User-agent: *
  • Disallow: /gyrobase/ArticleArchives
  • Disallow: /gyrobase/EventSearch
  • Disallow: /gyrobase/FilmSearch
See all 6 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

Data could not be obtained.
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 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 (

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. (


size: 32px  by  32px
type: image/x-icon
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. (


Great, you are using 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: FAILED [7 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: 22 years, 1 month, 6 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: 10 months, 23 days, 2 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: 60% (Average)
Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
156406.54s1.01 MB855.01 KB2.33 MB226.38 KB0 B110.75 KB4.51 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 (


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. (

Server Information


Server IP:
Server Location:

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. (

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. (

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. (

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.

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.

Whois Privacy

******** ********
San Antonio Current
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.