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Report for thehindu.com

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  • screenshot of thehindu.com
  • Score:

    78.9%

    4.16
    Progress:
    100%
    Generated on Friday, May 26th 2017 12:00 pm
    05/26/2017

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Traffic Rank

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1,222 most visited website in the World Trend: up (-176)
106 most visited website in IN India
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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Low map legend High
CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
IN India79.4%thehindu.inNot available.
US United States6.4%thehindu.usNot available.
SA Saudi Arabia1.3%thehindu.saNot available.
QA Qatar1.2%thehindu.qaNot available.
AE United Arab Emirates1.1%thehindu.aeNot 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: 96
Missing alt tag: 85

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=11398210&cv=2.0&cj=1
  • http://www.thehindu.com/static/img/1x1_spacer.gif (78 locations)
  • static/theme/default/base/img/editorial-logo.png
  • http://www.thehindu.com/static/theme/default/base/img/thlogo1.png
  • http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/article17481996.ece/alternates/FREE_320/...omo
  • http://www.thehindu.com/news/article15744947.ece/BINARY/original/politicsPP.png
  • http://www.thehindu.com/archive/article15799843.ece/alternates/FREE_100/thRead_new
  • http://www.thehindu.com/sport/article14924201.ece/alternates/FREE_320/archive.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. (www.w3.org/QA/Tips/altAttribute)

Title

SEO-content
We have found following title:

"The Hindu: Breaking News, Elections News, Sports News, Live Updates"

Length: 67 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:

"Latest news, analysis, comment, in-depth coverage of politics, business, sport, environment, cinema and arts from India's national newspaper"

Length: 140 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.

Text to HTML Ratio

SEO-content
The Text to HTML ratio is 5.73%
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>
see1.73%25-----
hindu0.97%141-1--
national0.69%10-12--
4hrs0.69%10--3--
20170.69%10--1--
business0.62%9-12--
says0.62%9--6--
5hrs0.62%9--4--
states0.62%9--4--
1hr0.62%9--3--
net desk0.41%6-----
hindu net0.41%6-----
sri lanka0.28%4--3--
lanka floods0.28%4--3--
india sends0.28%4--3--
hindu net desk0.41%6-----
sends relief materials0.28%4--3--
india sends relief0.28%4--3--
sri lanka floods0.28%4--3--
looking into kushner’s0.21%3--2--
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.

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>
    • CBSE class XII results on May 28
  • 28 <H2>
    • Cattle sale, purchase from animal markets for slaughter banned
    • Bengaluru teen trapped by online predator
    • 91 killed in Sri Lanka floods, India sends relief materials
    • Former Punjab DGP KPS Gill passes away
    • 'Jan ki Baat' survey — sleepless nights for Ministers
    • Top Picks
    • Opinion
    • Columns
    • Multimedia
    • The Hindu Specials
    • International
    • National
    • International
    • National
    • States States Andhra Pradesh Karnataka Kerala Tamil Nadu Telangana Other States
    • Cities Cities Bengaluru Chennai Coimbatore Delhi Hyderabad Kochi Kolkata Mumbai Kozhikode Madurai Mangaluru Puducherry Thiruvananthapuram Tiruchirapalli Vijayawada Visakhapatnam
    • States
    • Cities
    • Sport All
    • Business All
    • Science
    • Technology
    • Science
    • Technology
    • Viewfinder
    • Entertainment |
    • Life & Style |
    • Society
  • 93 <H3>
    • 1hr Corbyn links foreign policy to growing terror in UK
    • 1hr 'Jan ki Baat' survey — sleepless nights for Ministers
    • 1hr CBSE class XII results on May 28
    • 2hrs 91 killed in Sri Lanka floods, India sends relief materials
    • 3hrs NCP, CPI(M) willing to participate in EVM challenge, says ECI
    • 3hrs Sale, purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter banned
    • 3hrs Advani better than Modi, says Jairam Ramesh
    • 4hrs FBI looking into Kushner’s contacts with Russia
    • 4hrs Greek statue relocated in Bangladesh after Islamist outcry
    • 4hrs Court asks Advani, Joshi, Bharti to appear before it on May 30
    • 5hrs Nadal faces a tricky opener
    • 5hrs Australia’s Aborigines seek treaties in drive for more than symbolic change
    • 5hrs Kohli will be primed for Champion’s Trophy: Hussey
    • 5hrs Former Punjab DGP KPS Gill passes away
    • 6hrs BJP will win more seats in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, says Amit Shah
    • Court asks Advani, Joshi, Bharti to appear before it on May 30
    • Dhola-Sadiya bridge named after Bhupen Hazarika
    • U.K. party wants burqa banned as it 'stops vitamin D intake from sunlight'
    • Jack Sparrow hits franchise fatigue
    • Twitter Quitter: Didn't Sonu Nigam know what he signed up for?
    • 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams review' - Only for his fans
    • Trump pushes aside Montenegro PM before NATO group photo
    • How did Pakistani nationals get Aadhaar cards?
    • Singer Ariana Grande suspends concert tour following Manchester attack
    • 10 memorable quotes from Zuckerberg’s speech at Harvard
    • All you need to know about Dhola-Sadiya Bridge
    • Here is Rajinikanth's next flick with Pa.Ranjith
    • Bail or jail: on bail law reforms
    • Maduro’s excesses
    • Wooing the Indian vote
    • The bleak new academic scenario
    • Bitter tweet
    • Lessons from the new French Revolution
    • Between Wickets Players deserve more to bring them on par globally
    • Abstract | Nurture over nature
    • World Dracula Day: a look at our fanged friend on-screen
    • 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' review - Only for his fans
    • Sachin: A Billion Dreams — The premiere in pictures
    • Day in pictures - May 25, 2017
    • The Manchester blast
    • Terror attacks in Europe: A timeline
    • The many women who scaled great heights
    • Tamil Nadu SSLC results: achievers from the margins
    • Corbyn links foreign policy to growing terror in UK
    • 91 killed in Sri Lanka floods, India sends relief materials
    • 26 killed as gunmen attack bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt
    • FBI looking into Kushner’s contacts with Russia
    • NCP, CPI(M) willing to participate in EVM challenge, says ECI
    • Advani better than Modi, says Jairam Ramesh
    • Rahul Gandhi denied permission to visit violence-hit Saharanpur
    • Modi’s image will help BJP expand footprint in South India: Amit Shah
    • “We cut red sanders for our children’s education” + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • Illegal digging of borewells continues unabated + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • Rail fencing project at Walayar yet to come up + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • Depleting groundwater hits pineapple cultivation in Pachamalai + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • It’s a long wait for paddy farmers + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • Adityanath to face off with Lalu + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • Onus on State bodies to start annual retainer
    • Revived Nadal trains his sights on La Decima
    • Alluring, glamorous and demanding
    • French Open: Nadal faces a tricky opener
    • Cavaliers make it three-in-a-row
    • Short history of ICC’s Champion’s trophy
    • PF contribution may be cut for a fatter wallet
    • Sensex breaches a record 31,000-mark
    • Sad over recent IT layoffs, says Narayana Murthy
    • Honda Cars to focus on premium player position
    • IBM Cloud eyes small business
    • The GST impact: What will be cheaper, which ones are going to be expensive?
    • Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter’s poles
    • Mimicking nature keeps implants bacteria-free
    • New workout suit breathes out body’s heat, sweat
    • From NASA with love: new bacteria named after Kalam
    • Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, better viewing angles
    • An eye in the sky
    • Everyday sticky-note humour
    • My week off the tech grid
    • Passion in the driver’s seat
    • Get schooled
    • To be or not to be
    • ‘A pluralistic sports channel’
    • Behind moustache and mischief
    • A new role
    • How to win friends
    • A taste of Punjab
    • How green is your workout?
    • Carry on with Kalamkari
    • Find your travel buddy
    • Indira Gandhi, the environmentalist + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • Breaking taboos + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • Money and power + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • Life after violence + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • A bond transcending time + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
  • 3 <H4>
    • Long list of GST rates for services
    • Supreme Court verdict on 2012 Delhi gang rape case
    • EC notice on RK Nagar bypolls
  • 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).

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)

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 [6 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
Yes, we have detected following web analytics tools:
  • Google analytics icon Google™ Analytics
  • Piwik analytics icon Piwik Web Analytics
  • comScore analytics icon comScore Didital Analytix®
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, http://www.thehindu.com/robots.txt

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

User-agent:*
  • Disallow: /archive/
  • Disallow: /Topics/
  • Disallow: /search/*
See all 21 disallow directives
A robots.txt file restricts access to search engine robots that crawl the web. (www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html)

XML Sitemap

SEO
Not found
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 [377 error(s)]
  • img element missing alt attribute.
    [Line 314, Col 1] <img src="http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=11398210&cv=2.0&cj=1" />
    Add an alt attribute to your img element.
  • id attribute is not unique.
    [Line 5833, Col 1] <body class=""> <!-- Google Tag Manager --> <noscript><iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.htm ...(main-menu)
    Modify the id attribute value so it is unique.
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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://www.thehindu.com/favicon.ico
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. (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 [330 error(s)]
It is recommended to use valid CSS to ensure that the website displays correctly. (W3C CSS Validation Service).

Domain Age

SEO-Authority
Your domain was registerd for the first time: 21 years, 2 months, 25 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
Your domain expires in: 5 years, 9 months, 3 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. (https://www.hover.com/blog/three-reasons-to-renew-your-domain-names-for-five-years/)

IP Canonicalization

SEO
No, your site's IP 121.241.247.61 does not redirect to thehindu.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

SEO
Yes, both the www.thehindu.com and thehindu.com 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: 61% (Average)
Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
231797.81s437.56 KB479.25 KB2.62 MB553.6 KB0 B63.91 KB4.12 MB

RecommendationImpact
Avoid landing page redirects
None
Enable compression
High
Leverage browser caching
High
Reduce server response time
None
Minify CSS
None
Minify HTML
None
Minify JavaScript
Medium
Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
Medium
Optimize images
High
Prioritize visible content
None

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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

security

ISP:
Tata Communications
Server IP:
121.241.247.61
Server Location:
IN TAMIL NADU, Chennai

Name Server 1:
ns1.accelicim.net (59.160.116.37)
Name Server 2:
ns2.accelicim.net (61.12.7.243)
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)

HTTPS (SSL)

security
No HTTPS (SSL) found.
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

security
Yes
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 121.241.247.61 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

security
There is 1 email in plain text on the webpage:
  • [email protected]
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

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)

Whois Privacy

security
No contact information available.
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

security
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. (Disable server signature for Apache or IIS).