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Traffic Rank

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48,537 most visited website in the World Trend: up (-3,958)
12,227 most visited website in US United States
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
US United States73.6%truth-out.usNot available.
CA Canada7.0%truth-out.caNot available.
UK United Kingdom2.5%truth-out.co.ukNot available.
AU Australia2.0%truth-out.auNot available.
MX Mexico1.8%truth-out.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. (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: 87
Missing alt tag: 9

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • /images/j_no_image.jpg (9 locations)
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:

"Truthout | Fearless, Independent News and Opinion"

Length: 49 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:

"Truthout sparks action by revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for transformative ideas through investigative reporting and analysis. "

Length: 151 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

SEO-content
We have found 19 keywords:
  • Truthout
  • truth-out
  • truth out
  • independent news
  • nonprofit news
  • ad free news
  • progressive news
  • investigative reporting
  • critical analysis
  • BuzzFlash
  • headlines
  • commentary
  • fracking
  • Guantanamo
  • mass incarceration
  • prisons
  • new economy
  • police militarization
  • climate change
Length: 277 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 13.25%
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>
truthout1.93%351112-
report1.66%30--5--
op-ed1.66%30--2--
analysis1.10%20-11--
how1.05%19--136-
cat0.99%18---18-
new0.83%15--85-
democracy0.77%14--41-
trump0.72%13--75-
what0.66%12--83-
democracy now0.44%8-----
amy goodman0.44%8-----
video interview0.44%8-----
private garbage0.39%7--4--
global warming0.39%7--4--
fix global warming0.33%6--4--
private garbage collection0.33%6--4--
health insurance program0.28%5--4--
insurance program set0.28%5--4--
york times reporter0.28%5--3--
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.

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
  • 0 <H1>
  • 0 <H2>
  • 107 <H3>
    • Children's Health Insurance Program Set for Five-Year Extension
    • Democracy Is Not a Choice
    • Other Countries Have High-Speed Trains. We Have Deadly Accidents and Crumbling Infrastructure
    • Getting to 350: What It Will Take to Fix Global Warming
    • Trashed: Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection
    • Featured Stories
    • Getting to 350: What It Will Take to Fix Global Warming
    • Democracy Is Not a Choice
    • Children's Health Insurance Program Set for Five-Year Extension
    • Trashed: Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection
    • Also on Truthout
    • Getting to 350: What It Will Take to Fix Global Warming
    • Other Countries Have High-Speed Trains. We Have Deadly Accidents and Crumbling Infrastructure
    • Trashed: Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection
    • Children's Health Insurance Program Set for Five-Year Extension
    • Democracy Is Not a Choice
    • 2018 World Inequality Report Shows an Economic Ship Blown Way Off Course
    • How Women Migrant Workers Defy "Social Control" With Everyday Resistance
    • Climate Change Could Make 327 Toxic Sites Even More Dangerous
    • The Biggest Secret: James Risen on Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror
    • Economic Update: The Economy From 2017 to 2018
    • What to Expect in Congress This Session
    • Anti-Immigrant Republicans Rearing Ugly Heads as Dreamer Deadline Looms
    • A Reminder for the Left: Trump Is a Fig Leaf for the GOP's Horrific Policies
    • After Erica Garner's Death, I Can't Breathe Through the Tears
    • Israel Victim-Blames 16-Year-Old Ahed Tamimi
    • It's Colder in Florida Than Alaska: Climate Disruption Hits Home With a Chill
    • North and South Korean Leaders Agree to Direct Negotiations as Trump Provokes Kim Jong-un on Twitter
    • Norway Halts Weapons Sales in Yemen War, Citing Humanitarian Crisis, as US and Britain Continue Supply
    • Sessions Plans to Rescind Policy That Allows States to Legalize Marijuana
    • Seventy-Six Countries Are Now Involved in Washington's War on Terror
    • Brazil Announces End to Amazon Mega-Dam Building Policy
    • Bannon's "Money Laundering" Comment Signals to Trump That His Presidency Is in Danger
    • How White Nationalists Hide in Academia
    • Feeling Burned Out? When We Gather, We Get Energized
    • States and Cities Took on Secret Election Spending in 2017
    • Latest Stories
    • 2018 World Inequality Report Shows an Economic Ship Blown Way Off Course
    • Climate Change Could Make 327 Toxic Sites Even More Dangerous
    • How Women Migrant Workers Defy "Social Control" With Everyday Resistance
    • Buzzflash Headlines
    • Op-Ed
    • Libraries Under Capitalism: The Enclosure of the Literary Commons
    • Op-Ed
    • "But How Will We Pay for It?": Modern Monetary Theory and Democratic Socialism
    • Report
    • Increasing Numbers of US Parents Are Choosing to "Unschool" Their Kids
    • News Analysis
    • How White Nationalists Hide in Academia
    • Report
    • How to Build a Single-Payer Health System: Lessons From Taiwan's Turnaround
    • News
    • Getting to 350: What It Will Take to Fix Global Warming
    • Other Countries Have High-Speed Trains. We Have Deadly Accidents and Crumbling Infrastructure
    • Trashed: Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection
    • Children's Health Insurance Program Set for Five-Year Extension
    • 2018 World Inequality Report Shows an Economic Ship Blown Way Off Course
    • Climate Change Could Make 327 Toxic Sites Even More Dangerous
    • The Biggest Secret: James Risen on Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror
    • Economic Update: The Economy From 2017 to 2018
    • What to Expect in Congress This Session
    • Anti-Immigrant Republicans Rearing Ugly Heads as Dreamer Deadline Looms
    • Israel Victim-Blames 16-Year-Old Ahed Tamimi
    • It's Colder in Florida Than Alaska: Climate Disruption Hits Home With a Chill
    • States and Cities Took on Secret Election Spending in 2017
    • Plastic Production Could Increase by 40 Percent Over the Next Decade
    • North and South Korean Leaders Agree to Direct Negotiations as Trump Provokes Kim Jong-un on Twitter
    • Norway Halts Weapons Sales in Yemen War, Citing Humanitarian Crisis, as US and Britain Continue Supply
    • Sessions Plans to Rescind Policy That Allows States to Legalize Marijuana
    • Seventy-Six Countries Are Now Involved in Washington's War on Terror
    • Brazil Announces End to Amazon Mega-Dam Building Policy
    • Bannon's "Money Laundering" Comment Signals to Trump That His Presidency Is in Danger
    • How White Nationalists Hide in Academia
    • Feeling Burned Out? When We Gather, We Get Energized
    • Increasing Numbers of US Parents Are Choosing to "Unschool" Their Kids
    • What Makes Muslim Ban 3.0 So Dangerous
    • Erica Garner Was "Unbought and Unbossed" in Push for Justice After Her Father Died in NYPD Chokehold
    • Opinion
    • Democracy Is Not a Choice
    • How Women Migrant Workers Defy "Social Control" With Everyday Resistance
    • A Reminder for the Left: Trump Is a Fig Leaf for the GOP's Horrific Policies
    • After Erica Garner's Death, I Can't Breathe Through the Tears
    • Too Terrified to Enter an Arena of Ideas? The Debate Over Cornel West's Critique of Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • How to Defend Voting Rights in 2018
    • "Working People Are the Real Experts on Their Lives": How a Grassroots Group in North Carolina Is Fighting Trump's Betrayal
    • Libraries Under Capitalism: The Enclosure of the Literary Commons
    • Dear Activists: Your New Year's Resolution Should Be to Throw a Better Protest
    • "But How Will We Pay for It?": Modern Monetary Theory and Democratic Socialism
    • Five Senate Races to Watch in 2018
    • William Rivers Pitt | Please, Oh Please, Happy New Year
    • A National Beautification Campaign Revitalized Communities in the '60s and Could Again Today
    • What #MeToo Can Teach the Labor Movement
    • Five Powerful Groups of Women to Celebrate This Year
    • A New Year's Resolution: Time to Speak Up
    • Is DIY Disaster Relief the New Normal?
    • The USDA Wants to Kill Key Organic Egg Standards
    • New Essay Collection on History of Wobblies Offers Insights for Today's Radicalized
    • When Companies Deny Climate Science, Their Workers Pay
    • We Can Reimagine and Reinvent Our Society in 2018
    • Looking Beyond Trump and Building Toward Reproductive Justice
    • A Cruel Holiday Gift for Refugee Families
    • How to Protect Disability Rights in 2018
    • How to Restore Our Relationship to Earth
    • Featured Videos
    • The Biggest Secret: James Risen on Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror
    • Art
    • The Ten Corporate Commandments
  • 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).

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.

Language

usability
Declared Language: en-us (English)
Language Attribute: en-us (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 [32 errors, 11 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
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.truth-out.org/robots.txt

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

User-agent: *
  • Disallow: /administrator/
  • Disallow: /cache/
  • Disallow: /components/
See all 15 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 [13 error(s)]
  1. i (italic) element used.
    [Line 209, Col 1] <i class="icon-reorder"></i>
    Replace your i elements with em or strong.
  2. b (bold) element used.
    [Line 217, Col 82] <b class="caret"></b>
    Replace your b (bold) elements with em or strong.
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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://truth-out.org/templates/ja_teline_iv_t3/favicon.ico
size: 16px  by  16px
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.

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
Great, you are using 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 [847 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: 7 years, 10 months, 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: 1 month, 10 days, 56 minutes.
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 104.20.246.42 does not redirect to truth-out.org.
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.truth-out.org and truth-out.org 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: 50% (Low)
Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
13183.01s209.58 KB1.62 MB973.05 KB373.69 KB0 B2.66 KB3.14 MB

RecommendationImpact
Avoid landing page redirects
None
Enable compression
None
Leverage browser caching
Low
Reduce server response time
None
Minify CSS
None
Minify HTML
None
Minify JavaScript
None
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:
Cloudflare
Server IP:
104.20.246.42
Server Location:
CA QUEBEC, Montreal

Name Server 1:
lola.ns.cloudflare.com (173.245.58.132)
Name Server 2:
cody.ns.cloudflare.com (173.245.59.107)
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
Issued To:
Common Name (CN):
ssl470769.cloudflaressl.com
Issuer:
Common Name (CN):
COMODO ECC Domain Validation Secure Server CA 2
Oranization (O):
COMODO CA Limited
Period of Validity
Begins On:
09/26/2017
Expires On:
04/04/2018
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 104.20.246.42 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
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. 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
Registrant:
Handle:
C108051450-LROR
Name:
Annie Stoddard
Organization:
Truthout
Address:
PO Box 276414, Sacramento, California, 95827, US
Phone:
+1.2134891971
Administrative Contact:
Handle:
C108051452-LROR
Name:
Annie Stoddard
Organization:
Truthout
Address:
PO Box 276414, Sacramento, California, 95827, US
Phone:
+1.2134891971
Technical Contact:
Handle:
C108051451-LROR
Name:
Jared Rodriguez
Organization:
Truthout
Address:
PO Box 276414, Sacramento, California, 95827, US
Phone:
+1.7604841394
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).