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Traffic Rank

5,664th most visited website in the World Trend: up (-204)
131st most visited website in CA Canada
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
CA Canada58.4%theprovince.caNot available.
US United States18.6%theprovince.usAvailable. Register it now!
IN India4.9%theprovince.inAvailable. Register it now!
UK United available.
PH Philippines1.0%theprovince.phNot available.
DE Germany0.9%theprovince.deAvailable. Register it now!
PK Pakistan0.8%theprovince.pkNot available.
AU Australia0.7%theprovince.auNot available.
MX Mexico0.7%theprovince.mxNot 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. (


We have located images with missing ALT attribute.
Number of images: 114
Missing alt tag: 24

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • /images/weather/large/hp_w_io.gif (2 locations)
  • /contests/images/14159344_01137037_140X70.jpg
  • /contests/images/BCLions_140x70.jpg
  • /contests/images/Hip_140x70.jpg
  • /images/epress_ContestTile_140x70.jpg
  • /contests/images/en_140x70_perkslogo_c01.gif
  • /images/left_smlarrow_normal.gif
  • /images/right_smlarrow_normal.gif
  • /images/buttons/ProvinceTV300x60.gif
  • /images/storysponsor/Desi_tile300x100_2.jpg
  • /images/advertising/presentedby_ibm.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:

"The Province | Latest Breaking News | Business | Sports | Canada Daily News"

Length: 75 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:

"The Province is your online source of news on British Columbia, BC, Canada and around the world. Find the latest news in business, sports, technology, energy, entertainment, politics, jobs, cars, homes and opinions from readers. Subscribe to news alerts."

Length: 254 characters

Warning: The description is 254 characters long. The optimal description should not exceed 160 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 25 keywords:
  • daily news
  • Business
  • sports
  • Canada
  • latest updates
  • popular
  • reader
  • comments
  • galleries
  • technology
  • energy
  • entertainment
  • flames
  • politics
  • poll
  • jobs
  • cars
  • homes
  • news alerts
  • multimedia
  • opinion
  • British Columbia
  • BC
  • Canada
  • classifieds
Length: 245 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.

Text to HTML Ratio

The Text to HTML ratio is 20.15%
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>
hours ago0.34%15-----
top stories0.27%12--12--
hour ago0.23%10-----
sports academy0.20%9--3--
impreza wrx0.18%8--2--
subaru impreza wrx0.18%8--2--
west nile virus0.14%6--2--
north dakota town0.14%6--2--
turn north dakota0.14%6--2--
dakota town into0.14%6--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 6% can indicate that the word or a phrase appears too many time in the content.


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 ( 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 (


  • 32 <H1>
    • The Province
    • Despite suspicious deaths, online escorts less likely...
    • Gallagher: Time for Luongo to cut the diva routine
    • Twerk, verb: Sexually-charged dance shakes its way into pages...
    • Statoil discovers oil in Bay du Nord prospect near St. John’...
    • West Nile Virus is still a threat, so slap on the repellent
    • Gallery: Preppy nostalgia for all
    • Tough guys rejoice: NHL video game ups ante when it comes to...
    • 10 tech lessons learned from a cross-Canada road trip
    • Youth jobs on the horizon in the fall
    • Subaru Impreza WRX, STI may debut in November
    • Dunbar condos light, airy with Zen-like feel
    • Subaru Impreza WRX, STI may debut in November
    • Despite suspicious deaths, online escorts less likely to be killed than street workers
    • Jewish groups fight TransLink over Palestine ad campaign
    • ‘Eat your hearts out, whale watchers’: Citizens capture stunning footage of huge orca pod off Galiano Island
    • Man fined $500 for purposely swallowing toe at Yukon hotel
    • WestCoast Homes & Design
    • Used Vehicles Showroom
    • Indo-Canadian singer
    • Marriage proposal spelled...
    • Madras Cafe
    • Turban, Kippas ban
    • Surrey condos
    • India Rape
    • Minor raped
    • Molestation
    • Priyanka Chopra
    • Lauren Gottlieb
    • Pakistani Snow Leopard...
    • Photos: Princess Diana...
    • Indo-Canadian singer
  • 4 <H2>
    • Escorts Dead
    • Translink Ads
    • Orca Pod
    • Toe Jam
  • 240 <H3>
    • Newspapers
    • EMPTY
    • In News
    • Top Stories
    • EMPTY
    • Translink Ads
    • Local News
    • EMPTY
    • In Sports
    • Top Stories
    • EMPTY
    • Brad Richardson
    • Sports Academy
    • Canada Games
    • In Entertainment
    • Top Stories
    • EMPTY
    • Bublé Baby
    • Concerts
    • EMPTY
    • In Opinion
    • Editorials
    • Guest column: Taking time to help others can provide life’s ...
    • Editorial: Vancouver’s hiring process cause for concern
    • Guest column: How my uncle sent McCartney a meat message
    • Editorial: Many Canadians side with Justin Trudeau on pot
    • Columnists
    • B.C. Ferries »
    • In Business
    • Top Stories
    • EMPTY
    • EMPTY
    • Local Business
    • Resort for Sale
    • In Health
    • Top Stories
    • EMPTY
    • Health
    • Health Club
    • Health »
    • In Life
    • Top Stories
    • EMPTY
    • Summer
    • Live It!
    • Summer
    • In Technology
    • Top Stories
    • EMPTY
    • EMPTY
    • Personal Tech
    • Personal Technology
    • In Travel
    • Top Stories
    • EMPTY
    • Toronto
    • Travel News
    • Travel
    • In Jobs
    • Top Stories
    • EMPTY
    • Holidays
    • More Stories
    • Summer Jobs
    • In Cars
    • Top Stories
    • EMPTY
    • Peugeot
    • Features
    • NY Auto Show
    • In Homes
    • Top Stories
    • EMPTY
    • Celine Dion
    • Features
    • Outdoor Design
    • In Classifieds
    • Top Stories
    • EMPTY
    • Peugeot
    • Features
    • Photo Galleries »
    • Boston Bomber
    • The night the Boston bomber surrendered
    • Olympic hockey
    • Sports »
    • Luongo Saga
    • Gallagher: Time for Luongo to cut the diva routine
    • Brad Richardson
    • Entertainment »
    • Twerking
    • Twerk, verb: Sexually-charged dance shakes its way into pages of Oxford dictionary
    • Bublé Baby
    • B.C. Ferries »
    • Michael Smyth: B.C. Ferries pay-packets madness has to stop
    • Long Weekend »
    • Great ways to wind down summer for kids
    • Remarriage
    • When love rekindles after divorce
    • Technology »
    • Ortsbo helps Telus agents avoid getting lost in translation
    • Life »
    • Great Streets of Metro Vancouver
    • Real Estate »
    • Your mortgage, your home
    • EMPTY
    • In the Kitchen: Rack of lamb with pomegranate sauce
    • EMPTY
    • Nazi King: Edward VIII's ties to Hitler's regime
    • EMPTY
    • Lobster Collapse: When lobster prices hit record lows
    • Latest Updates
    • Toe Jam
    • Man fined $500 for purposely swallowing toe at Yukon hotel
    • B.C. groundwater campaign gathers momentum with online petition
    • Compass Card tester anticipates some problems
    • Battle of sexes tennis match ‘a Mafia fix’
    • Michael Smyth: B.C. Ferries pay-packets madness has to stop
    • Marriage proposal spelled out in B.C. barley field
    • Detroit man pleads guilty to charge for stealing body of father, 93, hoping for resurrection
    • Law Society seeks injunction against Surrey man giving unqualified legal advice
    • Bowen Island fen ecosystem at risk from ATVs and dirt bikes
    • Island teen struck and killed by second car while lying injured by earlier pedestrian crash
    • Cancer patient with half her stomach, pancreas completes gruelling Ironman triathlon at Whistler
    • U.S. plans for missile strike against Syria but what’s the end game?
    • Mother of tot slain in stroller says at U.S. murder trial she told teen: 'Don't shoot my baby.'
    • Surrey condo owners unable to sell after becoming stuck with permit-less homes
    • Okanagan teen who stabbed another girl to death at drunken party loses bid to have nine-month jail sentence dropped
    • Wanted in Canada, white supremacist from Vancouver seeks to turn North Dakota town into a neo-Nazi enclave
    • Porpoise’s recovery surprises Vancouver Aquarium staff, who are considering release into the wild
    • Tofino's beachfront Pacific Sands Resort up for sale and ready for development
    • National »
    • EMPTY
    • Canada Post says it lost $104 million in Q2 due to lower mail volumes
    • EMPTY
    • World »
    • EMPTY
    • US readies intelligence, legal justification for possible military strike against Syria
    • EMPTY
    • Blogs
    • VMA aftermath: one ‘N Sync member wants reunion tour
    • Lions doing midweek roster dance
    • Guest column: Taking time to help others can provide life’s spark
    • specials & offers
    • Contests »
    • Features
    • Features
    • Vancouver Desi »
    • EMPTY
    • Sports Interaction Makes Thrift Shop Favorite for Best Video at MTV VMAs
    • EMPTY
    • Sports Interaction Makes Thrift Shop Favorite for Best Video at MTV VMAs
    • EMPTY
    • Free market an ‘illusion’ in world of innovation
    • EMPTY
    • Free market an ‘illusion’ in world of innovation
    • EMPTY
    • Why corporate Canada needs to kick into gear after last month’s job crash
    • EMPTY
    • Why corporate Canada needs to kick into gear after last month’s job crash
    • Most Popular News
    • The Province Sports Academy
    • The Province Sports Academy
    • A resource for players, coaches and parents
    • Jobs »
    • Youth Jobs
    • Youth jobs on the horizon in the fall
    • Cars »
    • Fiat
    • Road test: 2013 Fiat 500C Abarth
    • Homes »
    • 5555 Dunbar
    • Dunbar condos light, airy with Zen-like feel
    • What lurks in the ocean off the coast of Vancouver Island?
    • Rise of the Asian supermodel
    • 10 McDonald’s menu items you probably haven’t heard about
    • Wanted in Canada, white supremacist from Vancouver seeks to turn North Dakota town into a neo-Nazi enclave
    • Gallery: Celine Dion Florida estate -- US$72.5M
    • Nissan 360 a showcase of possibility
    • Gallery: Preppy nostalgia for all
    • 10 tech lessons learned from a cross-Canada road trip
    • Flu shot may cut heart attack risk, say researchers
    • 10 McDonald’s menu items you probably haven’t heard about
    • News »
    • news
    • Despite suspicious deaths, online...
    • Jewish groups fight TransLink ...
    • ‘Eat your hearts out, whale watchers...
    • opinion »
    • opinion
    • Learning the value of human dignity
    • MSP residency rule is fair to taxpayers
    • Editorial: The Crown serves Canada very well
    • business »
    • business
    • Delay wireless auction and help consumers, Stockwell Day urges PM
    • Microsoft says CEO Steve Ballmer will retire in 12 months; stock gets a bump
    • U.S. pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly accused of paying kickbacks to doctors in China
    • sports »
    • sports
    • Gallagher: Time for Luongo to cut the diva routine
    • New Canuck Richardson fast forwards his way to Vancouver
    • Beefed-up Cain Franson feels he's able to hold his own for Giants
    • entertainment »
    • entertainment
    • Twerk, verb: Sexually-charged dance shakes its way into pages of Oxford dictionary
    • Michael Bublé's wife Luisana Lopilato gives birth to the couple's first child
    • Actor Hugh Laurie spotted on Vancouver set of Tomorrowland
    • life »
    • life
    • Gallery: Preppy nostalgia for all
    • Does summer make us dumber?
    • 10 McDonald’s menu items you probably haven’t heard about
    • health »
    • health
    • West Nile Virus is still a threat, so slap on the repellent
    • Gum is something to chew on, especially when taking a test
    • MDs warned to watch for parents who fabricate illness in well children
    • technology »
    • technology
    • Tough guys rejoice: NHL video game ups ante when it comes to dropping the gloves
    • Students' use of laptops in class lowers grades: Canadian study
    • Man loses job after asking for marijuana via Twitter
    • travel »
    • travel
    • 10 tech lessons learned from a cross-Canada road trip
    • Discover Toronto like a star during the celeb-filled Toronto film festival
    • Chase the powder and head to the slopes in the Southern Hemisphere
    • Corporate community programs
    • The Province Golf Classic
    • Nominate a high school athlete for Head of the Class
    • Province Perks
    • Newspaper in Education
    • Operation Phoenix
    • Don't Miss
    • Most Popular
    • Formats
    • The Province
    • Tools
  • 0 <H4>
  • 3 <H5>
    • Torben Rolfsen
    • Lowell Ullrich
    • Editorial Pages
  • 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

ISO-8859-1 (Latin alphabet part 1)
Covers: North America, Western Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, Africa
To display an HTML page correctly, the browser must know what character-set to use.


Declared Language: None
Language Attribute: None
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

Status: FAILED [475 errors, 143 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

<center>1The center element has been deprecated in favor of using CSS to center elements.
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.

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.

Web Analytics

Yes, we have detected following web anlytics tools:
  • Google analytics icon Google™ Analytics
  • Omniture analytics icon Adobe (Omniture®) SiteCatalyst™
  • Chartbeat analytics icon Chartbeat™ Real Time 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.


A robots.txt file restricts access to search engine robots that crawl the web. (

XML Sitemap

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. (


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.


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.

W3C CSS Validation

Status: FAILED [28 error(s)]
It is recommended to use valid CSS to ensure that the website displays correctly. (W3C CSS Validation Service).

Page Rank

PR: 7 out of 10 (Outstanding)
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.

Indexed Pages

Estimated number of pages indexed by Google™: 547,000
Estimated number of pages indexed by Bing™: 123
The higher number of indexed pages the more content search engines can index, which increases overall value of the website.

Domain Age

Your domain was registerd for the first time: 18 years, 4 months, 2 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: 7 months, 29 days, 1 hour.
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 redirects to instead of
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

Data could not be obtained.
PageSpeed analyzes webpages and evaluates its performance while providing suggestions on reducing page load times. Google is now incorporating website speed in search ranking (

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

Yes - This site is not currently listed as suspicious.
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

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. (

Whois Privacy

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

On, Microsoft-IIS/6.0 ASP.NET 2.0.50727
Attackers can utilize server signature versioning information to their advantage therefore it is recommended to disable it when possible.