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Traffic Rank

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No Data available. (very low)
5,584 most visited website in US United States
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Images

accessibilitySEO-content
We have located images with missing ALT attribute.
Number of images: 40
Missing alt tag: 5

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • http://media-cdn.timesfreepress.com/tfp/weather/hite-weather.gif (2 locations)
  • /img/branding/web-logo.png
  • https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/ad/N8667.127315.CENTRO/B8877915.120338210;sz=...18?
  • https://tps30.doubleverify.com/visit.jpg?ctx=971108&cmp=8877915&sid=1407939&...mg&
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)

Visitors Localization

visitors
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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
US United States85.6%timesfreepress.usNot available.
IN India2.9%timesfreepress.inNot 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. (www.searchenginejournal.com/seo-without-boarders-a-guide-to-international-seo-nick-paterman/60092/)

Description Metatag

SEO-content
We have found following description:

"Chattanooga's only daily newspaper. Complete coverage of breaking news in Chattanooga, Other local, regional and national news. Classifieds and online marketplace."

Length: 163 characters

Warning: The description is 163 characters long. The optimal description should not exceed 160 characters (http://www.seomoz.org/learn-seo/meta-description).

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.

Title

SEO-content
We have found following title:

"Homepage | Times Free Press"

Length: 27 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)

Keywords Metatag

SEO-content
We have found 29 keywords:
  • Chattanooga News
  • Chattanooga Newspaper
  • Chattanooga
  • Tennessee
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Chattanooga Breaking News
  • Breaking News Updates
  • Top Stories
  • Chattanooga
  • Local Regional
  • Chattanooga Sports
  • Chattanooga local Sports
  • Chattanooga Preps
  • Chattanooga Life
  • Chattanooga Business
  • Chattanooga local Business
  • National
  • International
  • Chattanooga local news
  • Chattanooga movies
  • Chattanooga music
  • Chattanooga entertainment
  • Chattanooga arts
  • Chattanooga concerts
  • entertainment news
  • tickets
  • neighborhoods
Length: 535 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

SEO-content
The Text to HTML ratio is 19.41%
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%

Frames

accessibilitySEO-content
Yes, 2 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).

Keyword Density & Consistency

SEO-content
Consistent Keywords % Density # Count T Title D Desc. H <H> A ALT B <b>
chattanooga3.26%35-1-4-
ago2.80%30-----
20151.49%16-----
hours1.12%12-----
day1.03%11-----
20140.93%10-----
national0.75%8-12--
local0.75%8-12--
business0.75%8--31-
company0.65%7--32-
hours ago1.12%12-----
day ago1.03%11-----
days ago0.65%7-----
free press0.47%51----
grundy county0.37%4--2--
license office closures0.37%4--2--
protects stone door0.37%4--2--
official says company0.37%4--2--
volkswagen official says0.37%4--2--
dekalb stay open0.37%4--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.

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).

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)

Headings

SEO-content
  • 6 <H1>
    • IMAGE of Chattanooga Times Free Press [/img/branding/ctfp-logo.png]
    • Highlights
    • Video
    • Poll
    • Special Sections
    • Search Yellow Pages
  • 75 <H2>
    • To Give the News Impartially, Without Fear or Favor
    • Local › + IMAGE [https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm...18?] + IMAGE [https://tps30.doubleverify.com...mg&]
    • Business ›
    • Sports ›
    • Life ›
    • Opinion ›
    • Politics ›
    • Tennessee ›
    • National ›
    • Volkswagen official says company's existence is under threat
    • Alabama driver's license office closures announced; Jackson, DeKalb stay open
    • Get Off the couch: Warren Haynes, Malpass Brothers coming
    • Acquisition of 40-acre tract in Grundy County protects Stone Door view
    • Erlanger seeks more dogs to comfort cancer patients
    • Breaking News
    • Seoul: North Korea to release detained South Korean student
    • Syrian activists: Islamic State group destroys ancient Palmyra arch
    • More debris but no word on fate of ship lost off Bahamas
    • Canadian university head proposed rocket spaceflight in 1861
    • Cyclist flies off road, dies during California charity ride
    • Historic South Carolina floods: Heavy rain, hundreds rescued
    • Ohio toddler missing since Friday found alive in rural area
    • Four teens arrested in alleged shooting plot at California high school
    • Harvick dominates in must-win race to advance in Chase
    • Russia's airstrikes in Syria are playing well at home
    • Freeman leads Falcons to another win, 48-21 over Texans
    • Bradley County Fire and Rescue aiding South Carolina flood response
    • Top web stories and videos: Sept. 27-Oct. 2
    • Naked, bloody man arrested in Southern California slaying
    • Triple murder suspect in Jonesborough, Tenn., case caught in Louisiana
    • Scherzer throws his 2nd no-hitter this year, Nats sweep Mets
    • Updated: Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in Afghan clinic airstrike
    • Lawsuit: New Jersey pork roll company fired employee for passing gas
    • Updated: At least 12 students hurt when truck causes awning to fall
    • FDNY: 1 dead, 3 others injured in apparent gas blast
    • Updated: Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in Afghan clinic airstrike
    • Guatemalan mudslide death toll reaches 56, hundreds missing
    • Survivor: Gunman spared 'lucky one' to give police message
    • Doctors Without Borders: Afghan clinic bombed, 3 staff dead
    • Scores and Photos of Friday night high school football - Oct. 2
    • Teheran, Castro lead Braves past Cardinals
    • Farmer finds woolly mammoth bones in Michigan field
    • Oregon gunman was Army dropout who studied mass shooters
    • Joaquin batters Bahamas; fate of cargo ship uncertain
    • Louisville probing claim staffer hired escorts for recruits
    • Is the House leadership fight hurting the GOP?
    • Local ›
    • Acquisition of 40-acre tract in Grundy County protects Stone Door view
    • Volkswagen official says company's existence is under threat
    • Alabama driver's license office closures announced; Jackson, DeKalb stay open
    • Business ›
    • Zero waste to landfill
    • Business Digest: Boggs heads Bethlehem fundraising
    • Consumer Watch: Discounts available for military personnel
    • Sports ›
    • Wiedmer: Quinn has Falcons playing like champs
    • Freeman leads Falcons to another win, 48-21 over Texans
    • Harvick dominates in must-win race to advance in Chase
    • Life ›
    • Pelvic therapy instead of surgery
    • Get Off the couch: Warren Haynes, Malpass Brothers coming
    • Grand Thoughts: In awe of my children and grandchildren
    • Opinion ›
    • Politics ›
    • Tennessee Legislature's new 'constituent management' software spurs concern among some members, staffers
    • Political Notebook: Hurst to address Pachyderms
    • Recruiters likely to reoccupy storefront locations next week after post-July attack upgrades
    • Tennessee ›
    • What's in the defense bill for military and families?
    • Trial to begin for teen charged in teacher's rape, killing
    • Gusty wind may add to weather risks on soggy East Coast
    • National ›
    • The Latest: Turkish leader, EU working on migrant plan
    • American Apparel files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection
    • The Latest: Nobel discoveries could help 3.4 billion people
  • 0 <H3>
  • 0 <H4>
  • 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).

Character Encoding

technologyvalidity
UTF-8 (Unicode)
Covers: Worldwide
To display an HTML page correctly, the browser must know what character-set to use.

Language

usability
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

validity
Status: FAILED [72 errors, 2 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.

Web Analytics

technology
Yes, we have detected following web anlytics tools:
  • Google analytics icon Google™ Analytics
  • Chartbeat analytics icon Chartbeat™ Real Time Analytics
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.

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.

robots.txt

SEO
A robots.txt file restricts access to search engine robots that crawl the web. (www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html)

XML Sitemap

SEO
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. (www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html)

Favicon

usability
favicon
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.

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. Web servers 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.

W3C CSS Validation

validity
Status: FAILED [117 error(s)]
It is recommended to use valid CSS to ensure that the website displays correctly. (W3C CSS Validation Service).

Page Rank

SEO-Authority
PR: 5 out of 10 (Good)
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

SEO-Authority
Estimated number of pages indexed by Bing™: less than 10
The higher number of indexed pages the more content search engines can index, which increases overall value of the website.

Domain Age

SEO-Authority
Your domain was registerd for the first time: 16 years, 5 months, 13 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

SEO-Authority
Your domain expires in: 6 months, 16 days, 17 hours.
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 54.84.94.184 does not redirect to timesfreepress.com.
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

SEO
Yes, both the www.timesfreepress.com and timesfreepress.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: 47% (Low)
Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
218676.28s508.28 KB1 MB2.04 MB337.33 KB0 B162.76 KB4.02 MB

RecommendationImpactDetails
Avoid landing page redirects
None
Your page has no redirects.
    Enable compression
    High
    Compressing resources with gzip or deflate can reduce the number of bytes sent over the network.
      Enable compression for the following resources to reduce their transfer size by 231.9KiB (77% reduction).
      Leverage browser caching
      High
      Setting an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers for static resources instructs the browser to load previously downloaded resources from local disk rather than over the network.
        Leverage browser caching for the following cacheable resources:
        Reduce server response time
        None
        Your server responded quickly.
          Minify CSS
          Low
          Compacting CSS code can save many bytes of data and speed up download and parse times.
            Minify CSS for the following resources to reduce their size by 8.8KiB (10% reduction).
            Minify HTML
            Low
            Compacting HTML code, including any inline JavaScript and CSS contained in it, can save many bytes of data and speed up download and parse times.
              Minify HTML for the following resources to reduce their size by 11.2KiB (6% reduction).
              Minify JavaScript
              Medium
              Compacting JavaScript code can save many bytes of data and speed up downloading, parsing, and execution time.
                Minify JavaScript for the following resources to reduce their size by 32KiB (8% reduction).
                Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content
                High
                Optimize images
                High
                Properly formatting and compressing images can save many bytes of data.
                  Optimize the following images to reduce their size by 379.7KiB (50% reduction).
                  Prioritize visible content
                  None
                  You have the above-the-fold content properly prioritized.

                    PageSpeed analyzes webpages and evaluates its performance while providing suggestions on reducing page load times. Google is now incorporating website speed in search ranking (www.mattcutts.com/blog/site-speed)

                    Server Information

                    security
                    Server IP:
                    54.84.94.184
                    Server Location:
                    US VIRGINIA, Ashburn

                    Name Server 1:
                    dns1.easydns.com (64.68.192.210)
                    Name Server 2:
                    dns2.easydns.net (198.41.222.254)
                    Name Server 3:
                    dns3.easydns.org (64.68.195.10)
                    Name Server 4:
                    dns4.easydns.info (194.0.2.19)
                    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. (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. (security.googleblog.com/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal_6.html).

                    Safe Browsing

                    security
                    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

                    Email Address Obfuscation

                    security
                    There is 1 email in plain text on the webpage:
                    • feedback@timesfreepress.com
                    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.

                    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)

                    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. (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731109)

                    Whois Privacy

                    security
                    Registrant:
                    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
                    On, Apache/2.4.10 (Amazon) PHP/5.5.18 PHP/5.5.18
                    Attackers can utilize server signature versioning information to their advantage therefore it is recommended to disable it when possible.