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Report for thehindu.com

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  • screenshot of thehindu.com
  • Score:

    77.2%

    4.09
    Progress:
    100%
    Generated on Friday, April 21st 2017 12:20 pm
    04/21/2017

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Traffic Rank

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1,124 most visited website in the World Trend: up (-144)
103 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 India78.5%thehindu.inNot available.
US United States6.6%thehindu.usNot available.
SA Saudi Arabia1.3%thehindu.saNot available.
UK United Kingdom1.2%thehindu.co.ukNot available.
QA Qatar1.2%thehindu.qaNot 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: 106
Missing alt tag: 101

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • http://m8.zedo.com/log/p.gif?a=2682504;g=0;c=2132000329;x=3840;n=2132;i=0;e=...;z=
  • http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=11398210&cv=2.0&cj=1
  • http://www.thehindu.com/static/img/1x1_spacer.gif (92 locations)
  • http://www.thehindu.com/news/article17613119.ece/binary/300x100-HPROS
  • 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.(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 6.02%
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>
see1.77%27--1--
national0.66%10-12--
states0.66%10--5--
4hrs0.66%10--4--
20170.66%10-----
hindu0.59%91-1--
business0.52%8-11--
paris0.46%7--5--
home0.46%7--4--
trump0.46%7--4--
found near0.26%4--3--
plans home0.26%4--3--
home delivery0.26%4--3--
note found0.26%4--3--
pro-is note0.26%4--3--
pro-is note found0.26%4--3--
plans home delivery0.26%4--3--
note found near0.26%4--3--
gunman who kills0.20%3--2--
says lead negotiator0.20%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. (more information)

Frames

accessibilitySEO-content
Yes, 1 inline frame(s) 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).

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>
    • Live AIADMK reunion talks: Panneerselvam camp announces panel
  • 29 <H2>
    • Govt. plans home delivery of petrol
    • ‘Muslims don’t vote for BJP, but we gave them sanctity’
    • Pro-IS note found near body of Paris gunman who kills police officer
    • 14 killed after truck rams into crowd, hits electric pole in A.P.
    • Sathyaraj expresses regret for comments made during Cauvery protests
    • Top Picks
    • Indian Premier League-2017
    • 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>
    • 3mins Election cancelled for Sarai Pipal Thala ward
    • 24mins 14 burnt to death as PDS shop catches fire in Madhya Pradesh village
    • 55mins Govt. plans home delivery of petrol
    • 1hr Modi to meet CMs of BJP-ruled States tomorrow
    • 1hr Rajinikanth's 2.0 postpones release to 2018
    • 2hrs Trump unlikely to upend Iran deal, says lead negotiator
    • 2hrs Commerce Ministry addresses 99% of Twitter Seva complaints within two days
    • 3hrs Trump says Paris attack will influence France’s election
    • 3hrs Kenyan forces say 52 Al-Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia
    • 4hrs Whatsapp admins are liable for offensive posts circulated
    • 4hrs Pro-IS note found near body of Paris gunman who kills police officer
    • 4hrs SC to hear plea alleging torture, killings by BSF personnel
    • 4hrs Ola to raise $100 million to fuel expansion
    • 5hrs Service charge not mandatory; govt issues guidelines
    • 5hrs Tushar Arothe replaces Purnima Rau as India Women’s cricket coach
    • Hyderabad techie held for FB post
    • Why make Aadhaar mandatory for filing I-T returns, SC asks Centre
    • Rajinikanth's 2.0 postpones release to 2018
    • Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday
    • Velavan continues good run; reaches another final
    • A catalogue of terror in France
    • Pollachi's unlikely Vanilla experiment
    • Noor: all fizz and no spark
    • ‘Maatr’ review: Relentless revenge drama
    • Samsung’s Galaxy S8 hits stores, aims to move on from recall crisis
    • To avoid trip with girlfriend, travel agent sent ‘hijack threat’ to airports
    • Federal system under threat: Pinarayi Vijayan
    • Local stars shining in IPL 10
    • Babri Masjid demolition trials: Ayodhya again
    • Beacons curb: Red, blue, ordinary
    • The king of trying times
    • Should we privatise water?
    • Trading away our digital rights
    • Closer to Brussels
    • Madras musings | Tales the Fort tells
    • Between Wickets History helps us see a world in a grain of sand
    • Game of Thrones: getting ready for season 7
    • Hybrids, crossover concept cars steal the show
    • 2 dead, 3 injured after school student runs car over people on Delhi footpath
    • Students protest in Kashmir, colleges shut
    • MCD polls: BJP fights anti-incumbency
    • MCD polls: Litmus test for AAP
    • The saga of Mossack Fonseca
    • Kulbhushan Jadhav: the story so far
    • Trump unlikely to upend Iran deal, says lead negotiator
    • Have lawful right to standardise names in Arunachal: China
    • Pro-IS note found near Paris gunman’s body
    • Trump says Paris attack will influence France’s election
    • ‘Don’t think PHFI issue has anything to do with us’
    • Kohinoor not our jurisdiction: SC
    • Joint presidential candidate: Congress to take a call after consultation
    • Govt. plans home delivery of petrol
    • Haryana WCD Minister for ban on liquor sale + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • Pre-university teachers to turn students this summer + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • Out to help male victims of domestic violence + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • T.N. suspends three for bid to divert Kerala’s Chinnar river + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • Cracks in Uttarakhand Congress out in the open + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • Aizawl gears up for big day
    • Real, Atletico renew CL rivalry
    • Mourinho relying on Rooney amid United’s injury crisis
    • James leads Cavaliers into victory
    • Shahzaib formally charged by PCB in spot-fixing scandal
    • Serena Williams confirms pregnancy
    • HDFC Bank Q4 net profit up 18.3%
    • RBI minutes hint at a rate increase next: Nomura
    • Centre to check instances of airline overbooking
    • Berger Paints eyes acquisitions, goes for single brand
    • ‘Holistic policy must for affordable drugs’
    • Hybrids, crossover concept cars steal the show
    • After Mars, ISRO turns eye on Venus
    • Russian, American two-man crew blasts off to ISS
    • Newly discovered 'super-Earth' could host alien life
    • CERN sees “indications” of new physics
    • Stay home & museum hop
    • Facebook developing technology to build global community
    • Computing at the speed of light
    • Gamers going beyond the realms of the game: war for the world
    • ‘Sonata’ review: A play pretending to be a film
    • Sathyaraj's comments not related to ‘Baahubali’: director
    • Food to keep you fighting fit
    • On the trail of Raja Raja
    • A tea for all times
    • Resonance unending
    • The monk behind 108 monasteries
    • Tradewinds With GST, it’s taxing times ahead for Kollywood
    • ‘Bhakti is sound of the inexpressible’
    • Theatre without borders
    • Woman, who debated with the Buddha
    • Easy like Sunday morning quiz + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • Notes from Stuttgart + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • Finding room to create + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • You can run but you can’t hide + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
    • The Godfather’s wife + IMAGE [http://www.thehindu.com/static...gif]
  • 3 <H4>
    • EC notice on RK Nagar bypolls
    • Election Commission statement on EVMs
    • Full text of Vice-President Hamid Ansari's inaugural address at The Huddle.
  • 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. www.mcanerin.com/en/articles/meta-language.asp

W3C Markup Validation

validity
Status: FAILED [8 errors, 1 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 20 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
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
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 [332 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, 1 month, 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. (http://www.coconutheadphones.com/does-domain-agematter)

Domain Expiration

SEO-Authority
Your domain expires in: 5 years, 10 months, 8 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
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: 73% (Average)
Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
2388413.59s381.84 KB392.98 KB1.92 MB552.81 KB0 B52.38 KB3.27 MB

RecommendationImpact
Avoid landing page redirects
None
Enable compression
Medium
Leverage browser caching
High
Reduce server response time
None
Minify CSS
None
Minify HTML
None
Minify JavaScript
Low
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. (http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=thehindu.com)

Spam Blacklist

security
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

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.

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).

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