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    Generated on Wednesday, June 15th 2016 9:18 am

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Traffic Rank

59,349 most visited website in the World Trend: down (+8,386)
14,204 most visited website in US United States
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
US United States77.0%opednews.usNot available.
CA Canada4.1%opednews.caNot available.
UK United Kingdom3.4%opednews.co.ukNot available.
AU Australia1.5%opednews.auNot available.
FR France1.1%opednews.frNot 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: 162
Missing alt tag: 14

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • /populum/customize/plugins/MABquilts.png
  • /populum/images/bg4.gif (6 locations)
  • /populum/images/bg6.gif (6 locations)
  • http://www.opednews.com/populum/cachedimages/s_400_apod_nasa_gov_1_DrumRoll2...gif
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:

"Opednews.com Progressive, Liberal United States and International News, Opinion, Op-Eds and Politics"

Length: 100 characters

Warning: The title is 100 characters long. The title should not exceed 80 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:

"Opednews.com Progressive, Liberal United States and International News, Opinion, Op-Eds and Politics"

Length: 100 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

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

The Text to HTML ratio is 12.28%
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>
rob kall1.06%22--2--
comment count0.97%20-----
forward pointer0.53%11-----
donald trump0.44%9--1--
scott baker0.44%9--1--
rodger malcolm mitchell0.15%3--1--
liberal united states0.10%211---
director james comey's0.10%2--1--
james comey's resignation0.10%2--1--
demand fbi director0.10%2--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 5% is a good indication that the word or phrase appears too many time in the content. (more information)


No frames 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).


  • 2 <H1>
    • We must not let the Orlando nightclub terror further strangle our ci... By Chelsea Manning 11 + IMAGE of 11 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif] + IMAGE of MNW_Ambasada_3.jpg: For victims of Orlando shooting [http://www.opednews.com/populu...gif]
    • Anti-Politics and the Plague of Disorientation: Welcome to the Age o... By Henry Giroux 1 + IMAGE of 1 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif] + IMAGE of Donald Trump [https://farm1.static.flickr.co...jpg]
  • 9 <H2>
    • Building Bridges of Peace instead of Fear-Citizen Diplomacy with Russia By Ann Wright 1 + IMAGE of 1 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
    • Is Snowden the Daniel Ellsberg of Our Time? By Joan Brunwasser
    • Interview: Former San Bruno CA Mayor Gary Mondfrans about Bernie, Contemporary CA Politics, and Facebook Censoring By Stephen Fox 2 + IMAGE of 2 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
    • Trump and the Presidency: An Alternative Scenario? By Steven Jonas 1 + IMAGE of 1 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
    • Orlando Shooting: Still No Evidence By Paul Craig Roberts
    • Solutions to Gun Violence By Rodger Malcolm Mitchell 2 + IMAGE of 2 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
    • Love and Desire: The Truest Resistance to Terror and Power By Chris Floyd 1 + IMAGE of 1 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
    • Obama Should Demand FBI Director James Comey's Resignation Today By John Kiriakou 4 + IMAGE of 4 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
    • Assange Has Clinton Email Where She Instructs Staff to Remove "Classified" Heading from Document and Send It By Ron Madden 3 + IMAGE of 3 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
  • 12 <H3>
    • Stop Exploiting LGBT Issues to Demonize Islam and Justify Anti-Muslim Policies By Glenn Greenwald
    • NYT Dismisses Social Programs, Routine in Much of the World, as "Unsustainable" By Fair News 1 + IMAGE of 1 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
    • People On Terror Watch List Have Rights Too Says NRA By Martha Rosenberg
    • Tariq Ali: Global revolt against corporate capitalism & inequality By Chris Hedges 1 + IMAGE of 1 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
    • The Iconic Peace Ship Golden Rule Is Hit by a Police Boat! By Harvey Wasserman
    • ISIS and U.S. Weaponry: At Home and Abroad By David Swanson
    • What's the Signpost Up Ahead? By Bob Alexander 2 + IMAGE of 2 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
    • The Democratic Nomination hangs on California, but California just hangs out By Scott Baker 1 + IMAGE of 1 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
    • What If The "Good" Guy With A Gun Turns Out To Be A Bad Guy? By The Pen 1 + IMAGE of 1 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
    • MSM Sycophants Coronate The Pretender with a Massive PR Campaign By Rob Kall 5 + IMAGE of 5 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
    • Harnessing 'Senior Power' to Boost Our Economy By Bernard Starr 1 + IMAGE of 1 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
    • Tomgram: Ann Jones, Donald Trump Has the Traits of a Wife Abuser and Women Know It By Tom Engelhardt
  • 8 <H4>
    • Why I Don't Want to Be Your Facebook Friend By Maura Stephens 2 + IMAGE of 2 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
    • Podcast: Douglas Rushkoff; Throwing rocks at the Google Bus-- Big is bad By Rob Kall
    • MH-17 Probe Trusts Torture-Implicated Ukraine By Robert Parry
    • Egg Farmers Say They'll Stop Grinding Up Millions Of Chicks Alive By Susan Lee Schwartz 2 + IMAGE of 2 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
    • Putting Boots (Birkenstocks) on the Ground: Part IV By John Rachel 1 + IMAGE of 1 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
    • Divest to Invest: The New Global Movement By Marcia G. Yerman
    • It's Homophobia MSM - Deal With It By Rowan Wolf
    • Secondary Oral Culture Roils Our Psyches Deep Down By Thomas Farrell 2 + IMAGE of 2 Comment Count [/populum/images/comments.gif]
  • 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 (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. www.mcanerin.com/en/articles/meta-language.asp

W3C Markup Validation

Status: FAILED [310 errors, 185 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

<font>125The font element has been deprecated in favor of the font and color style properties.
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

Yes, 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
  • Alexa Certified Site Metrics icon Alexa Certified Site Metrics
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

No custom 404 error page detected.

Warning: Soft 404 error detected redirecting to http://www.opednews.com/populum/404notfound.php.

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 [6 error(s)]
It is recommended to use valid CSS to ensure that the website displays correctly. (W3C CSS Validation Service).

Page Rank

PR: 0 out of 10 (Very Poor)
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

Estimated number of pages indexed by Bing™: about 10
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

Your domain was registerd for the first time: 13 years, 4 months, 5 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: 1 year, 7 months, 25 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

No, your site's IP does not redirect to opednews.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

No, the www.opednews.com and opednews.com do not 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: 12% (Low)
Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
242614.14s205.71 KB7.58 MB1 MB41.54 KB0 B14.98 KB8.84 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, San Antonio

Name Server 1:
ns1.geodns.net (
Name Server 2:
ns2.geodns.net (
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):
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=opednews.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

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

On, nginx PHP/5.4.45
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).

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