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Report for microsoft.com

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  • screenshot of microsoft.com
  • Score:

    68.8%

    3.75
    Progress:
    100%
    Generated on Tuesday, May 23rd 2017 5:09 am
    05/23/2017

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Traffic Rank

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49 most visited website in the World Trend: up (-3.69%)
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
US United States16.8%microsoft.usNot available.
CN China9.0%microsoft.cnNot available.
JP Japan8.7%microsoft.jpNot available.
IN India6.8%microsoft.inNot available.
DE Germany3.5%microsoft.deNot 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
Good, most images have ALT attribute.
Number of images: 13
Missing alt tag: 2

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • https://img-prod-cms-rt-microsoft-com.akamaized.net/cms/api/am/imageFileData...722
  • http://c.microsoft.com/trans_pixel.aspx
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:

"Microsoft – Official Home Page"

Length: 30 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:

"At Microsoft our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential."

Length: 120 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. (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.(googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.se/2009/09/google-does-not-use-keywords-meta-tag.html)

Text to HTML Ratio

SEO-content
The Text to HTML ratio is 3.82%
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>
microsoft8.35%391-45-
windows5.57%26--33-
surface2.78%13--24-
office2.36%11--21-
xbox2.14%10--11-
business1.93%9--1--
apps1.93%9---1-
more1.71%8-----
pcs1.50%7--11-
games1.50%7-----
windows pcs0.86%4--1--
microsoft surface0.86%4-----
follow microsoft0.86%4-----
learn more0.86%4-----
xbox one0.64%3--1--
official home page0.21%11----
microsoft official homepage0.21%1--1--
introducing surface laptop0.21%1--1--
microsoft learning tools0.21%1--1--
azure cloud services0.21%1--1--

Warning: Keywords density of above 5% might have negative impact on search engine listing

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)

Frames

accessibilitySEO-content
No frames detected. We found 1 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).

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).

Headings

SEO-content
  • 1 <H1>
    • Microsoft Official Homepage
  • 6 <H2>
    • Featured products and stories
    • For home
    • Microsoft Store
    • For Work
    • Microsoft Learning Tools
    • Tech for a steady hand
  • 10 <H3>
    • Introducing Surface Laptop
    • Go forth and shine
    • Windows PCs
    • Xbox One S
    • Office 365
    • Windows 10 S
    • Office for Small Business
    • Windows 10 Enterprise
    • Azure Cloud Services
    • Surface Membership
  • 0 <H4>
  • 0 <H5>
  • 6 <H6>
    • Learn
    • Devices
    • Microsoft Store
    • Downloads
    • Values
    • Company
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
No <!DOCTYPE ...> declaration found.
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
Not declared.
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: 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. www.mcanerin.com/en/articles/meta-language.asp

W3C Markup Validation

validity
Status: PASSED [0 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

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
No web anlytics tools found.
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
Yes, https://www.microsoft.com/robots.txt

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

User-agent: *
  • Disallow: /en-us/windows/si/matrix.html
  • Disallow: /*/security/search-results.aspx?
  • Disallow: /*/music/*/search/
See all 86 disallow directives
A robots.txt file restricts access to search engine robots that crawl the web. (www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html)

XML Sitemap

SEO
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)

Accessibility Check

accessibility
WCAG 2.0 (AA) Conformance Test: FAILED [5 error(s)]
  • img element missing alt attribute.
    [Line 2, Col 1003] <img aria-label="A fast and secure browser that&amp;#39;s designed for Windows 10" src="https://img- ...
    Add an alt attribute to your img element.
  • Header nesting - header following h2 is incorrect.
    [Line 61, Col 28036] <h2 class="c-heading">Tech for a steady hand</h2>
    Modify the header levels so only an h3 or any header less than h3 follows h2.
Subscribe to review all 5 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
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 (http://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: http://microsoft.com/favicon.ico
size: 16px  by  16px
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. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon)

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. 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)

Printability

usability
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

validity
Status: FAILED [129 error(s)]
It is recommended to use valid CSS to ensure that the website displays correctly. (W3C CSS Validation Service).

Indexed Pages

SEO-Authority

Domain Age

SEO-Authority
Your domain was registerd for the first time: 26 years, 21 days, 5 hours 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
Your domain expires in: 3 years, 11 months, 9 days.
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

SEO

URL Canonicalization

SEO

Page Speed

performanceSEO

Server Information

security

HTTPS (SSL)

security

Safe Browsing

security

Spam Blacklist

security

Email Address Obfuscation

security

Directory Browsing

security

Whois Privacy

security

Server Signature

security