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Traffic Rank

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291,909 most visited website in the World Trend: down (+23,644)
58,079 most visited website in US United States
Traffic Rank is provided by Alexa

Visitors Localization

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CountryPercentDomain (ccTLD)Status
US United States93.0%wrex.usNot 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/)

Images

accessibilitySEO-content
We have located images with missing ALT attribute.
Number of images: 29
Missing alt tag: 20

List of images with missing ALT attributes:

  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/static/hdr/hdr_branding.jpg
  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/static/hdr/hdr_607x37.gif
  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/16869602_G.jpg?auto=webp&disable=...656
  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/16869437_G.jpg?auto=webp&disable=...338
  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/16863558_G.png?auto=webp&disable=...049
  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/16869430_G.jpg?auto=webp&disable=...309
  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/16869261_G.jpg?auto=webp&disable=...806
  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/16864090_G.jpg?auto=webp&disable=...459
  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/16868063_G.jpg?auto=webp&disable=...850
  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/16867983_G.jpg?auto=webp&disable=...931
  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/4278677_G.jpg?auto=webp&disable=u...557
  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/7164213_G.jpg?auto=webp&disable=u...958
  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/9103770_G.jpg?auto=webp&disable=u...307
  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/16201085_G.png?auto=webp&disable=...955
  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/16865586_G.jpg?auto=webp&disable=...501
  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/16865189_G.jpg?auto=webp&disable=...034
  • http://WREX.images.worldnow.com/images/16864386_G.jpg?auto=webp&disable=...206
  • http://ftpcontent6.worldnow.com/wrex/weather2015/Stateline_Clouds_and_Radar_...gif
  • http://ftpcontent6.worldnow.com/wrex/weather2015/7_Day_Forecast_160.jpg
  • http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wncorp/logos/worldnow_white.png
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:

"Home - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader"

Length: 40 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:

"13 WREX is your news leader in the Rockford, Illinois area bringing you the latest news, sports and weather for your community. "

Length: 128 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 21 keywords:
  • WREX
  • Rockford
  • news
  • weather
  • 13 news
  • illinois
  • sports
  • Rockford news
  • 13 wrex
  • winnebago
  • freeport
  • belvidere
  • loves park
  • machesney park
  • roscoe
  • rockton
  • beloit
  • byron
  • dekalb
  • stillman valley
  • janesville
Length: 189 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 11.16%
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>
more3.59%57--5--
rockford1.70%27--20--
illinois0.94%15--5--
wrex0.82%131-4-1
who0.76%12---1-
man0.69%11--4--
weather0.63%10--6--
accused0.63%10--5--
former0.63%10--41-
louise0.57%9--6--
lake louise0.57%9--6--
memorial day0.44%7--3--
evening weather0.38%6--6--
former rockford0.38%6--4--
rockford park0.38%6--4--
rockford park district0.38%6--4--
former rockford park0.38%6--4--
rockford skating club0.25%4--4--
skating club responds0.25%4--4--
special graduation ceremony0.25%4--4--
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
  • 1 <H1>
    • Home - WREX.com – Rockford’s News Leader
  • 0 <H2>
  • 6 <H3>
    • Top Stories
    • Illinois HeadlinesIllinois HeadlinesMore>>
    • NationalMore>>
    • Latest Videos [menu1352_7-C133164]Latest VideosMore>>
    • WREX.com Featured SectionsWREX.com Featured SectionsMore>>
    • Lifestyle SpotlightMore>>
  • 81 <H4>
    • President of Rockford Skating Club responds to Heffron allegations + IMAGE of Video included [http://WREX.images.worldnow.co...gif]
    • Rockford residents remember Ruthie Fairchild at visitation + IMAGE of Video included [http://WREX.images.worldnow.co...gif]
    • Subtropical storm to impact Stateline
    • Food 4 Fuel launches community walk
    • Rockford leaders press state on multiple issues + IMAGE of Video included [http://WREX.images.worldnow.co...gif]
    • Former Rockford Park District skating coach faces sex abuse charges + IMAGE of Video included [http://WREX.images.worldnow.co...gif]
    • Auburn Surprises Angel Martinez with Special Graduation Ceremony + IMAGE of Video included [http://WREX.images.worldnow.co...gif]
    • Organization that uncovered Heffron allegations offers tips for parents
    • U.S. 20/Rockford Bypass part of Gov. Rauner's new infrastructure plan
    • House endorses switching to graduated income tax
    • Plan to raise smoking age stalls in Illinois House
    • Gun dealer licensing gets House OK again, returns to Senate
    • ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after star's racist tweet
    • Rockford teen pulled from Lake Louise dies + IMAGE of Video included [http://WREX.images.worldnow.co...gif]
    • Police: 41 animals were found dead in the Macomb Pet Land
    • Rauner grants 5 clemency requests, denies 59 others
    • Rauner grants 5 clemency requests, denies 59 others
    • News Minute: Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT
    • News Minute: Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT
    • Chicago man face federal charges in alleged carjacking spree
    • Chicago man face federal charges in alleged carjacking spree
    • Man charged with defacing gravestones with swastikas
    • Man charged with defacing gravestones with swastikas
    • Rockford teen drowns in Lake Louise
    • Rockford teen drowns in Lake Louise
    • Missouri governor resigns amid widening investigations
    • Missouri governor resigns amid widening investigations
    • Soggy Alberto churns inland, spreading rain widely
    • Soggy Alberto churns inland, spreading rain widely
    • Legal hurdles loom for prosecutors in USC gynecologist case
    • Legal hurdles loom for prosecutors in USC gynecologist case
    • Study estimates higher death toll in Puerto Rico post-Maria
    • Study estimates higher death toll in Puerto Rico post-Maria
    • Judge readies for update on Trump personal lawyer probe
    • Judge readies for update on Trump personal lawyer probe
    • President of Rockford Skating Club responds to Heffron allegations
    • President of Rockford Skating Club responds to Heffron allegations
    • President of Rockford Skating Club responds to Heffron allegations
    • May 29 Late Evening Weather
    • May 29 Late Evening Weather
    • Rockford residents remember Ruthie Fairchild at visitation
    • Rockford residents remember Ruthie Fairchild at visitation
    • Rockford residents remember Ruthie Fairchild at visitation
    • Teen pulled from Lake Louise has died
    • Teen pulled from Lake Louise has died
    • Teen pulled from Lake Louise has died
    • Former Rockford Park District ice coach accused of sex abuse
    • Former Rockford Park District ice coach accused of sex abuse
    • Former Rockford Park District ice coach accused of sex abuse
    • May 29 Evening Weather Update
    • May 29 Evening Weather Update
    • Auburn Surprises Angel Martinez with Special Graduation Ceremony
    • Auburn Surprises Angel Martinez with Special Graduation Ceremony
    • Auburn Surprises Angel Martinez with Special Graduation Ceremony
    • May 29 Early Evening Weather
    • May 29 Early Evening Weather
    • Rockford remembers fallen veterans in Memorial Day events
    • Rockford remembers fallen veterans in Memorial Day events
    • Rockford remembers fallen veterans in Memorial Day events
    • Child playing with lighter starts Freeport duplex fire
    • Child playing with lighter starts Freeport duplex fire
    • Child playing with lighter starts Freeport duplex fire
    • Submit Your News Tip to the WREX News Team
    • Email Address * Logged in as:
    • Submit%20your%20news%20tip%20here.%20Please%20be%20as%20specific%20as%20possible%20and%20includ e%20your%20contact%20information%20if%20you%20want%20us%20to%20get%20back%20to%20you.
    • Positive Local News
    • Positive Local News
    • Digging Deeper
    • Digging Deeper
    • UShareIt
    • UShareIt
    • Teacher of the Week
    • Teacher of the Week
    • Inspiring 815
    • Inspiring 815
    • Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment
    • Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment
    • 7 questions to ask before refinancing your student loan
    • 7 questions to ask before refinancing your student loan
    • To repel ticks this summer, try insecticide-treated clothes
    • To repel ticks this summer, try insecticide-treated clothes
  • 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 4.01 TRANSITIONAL
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: None
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: PASSED [0 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.

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
  • CrazyEgg icon CrazyEgg
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.wrex.com/robots.txt

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

User-agent: *
  • Disallow: /ads/
  • Disallow: /global/tools/
  • Disallow: /global/interfaces/
See all 30 disallow directives
A robots.txt file restricts access to search engine robots that crawl the web. (www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html)

XML Sitemap

SEO
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)

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 (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://wrex.com/favicon.ico
size: 16px  by  16px
type: image/x-icon
No hi-resolution (192x192) icon found.
Apple touch icon not found
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
No valid 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
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 [41 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, 11 months, 24 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: 1 year, 5 days, 16 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 64.14.56.100 does not redirect to wrex.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.wrex.com and wrex.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: 60% (Average)
Rq. Requests Hst. Hosts LT Load time Html Img Images JS JavaScript CSS F Flash O Other PS Page Size
226697.76s792.83 KB1.63 MB5.01 MB552.94 KB0 B221.1 KB8.17 MB

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

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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 (www.mattcutts.com/blog/site-speed)

Server Information

security

ISP:
Savvis
Server IP:
64.14.56.100
Server Location:
US NEW JERSEY, Edison

Name Server 1:
ns1.bdm.microsoftonline.com (207.46.15.59)
Name Server 2:
ns2.bdm.microsoftonline.com (157.56.81.41)
Name Server 3:
ns3.bdm.microsoftonline.com (191.232.83.138)
Name Server 4:
ns4.bdm.microsoftonline.com (13.106.220.9)
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
Issued To:
Common Name (CN):
cert1.franklyinc.com
Issuer:
Common Name (CN):
Go Daddy Secure Certificate Authority - G2
Oranization (O):
GoDaddy.com, Inc.
Oranizational Unit (OU):
http://certs.godaddy.com/repository/
Period of Validity
Begins On:
01/29/2018
Expires On:
01/29/2020
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
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 64.14.56.100 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 are 2 emails in plain text on the webpage:
  • news@wrex.com
  • ushareit@wrex.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.

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:
Name:
QUINCY NEWSPAPERS, INC.
Organization:
QUINCY NEWSPAPERS, INC.
Address:
130 S 5TH ST, QUINCY, 62301-3916, US
Phone:
+1.9999999999
Fax:
+1.9999999999
Email:
ns-domains@qni.biz
Administrative Contact:
Name:
Quincy Newspapers, Inc.
Organization:
Quincy Newspapers, Inc.
Address:
130 S 5TH ST, QUINCY, 62301-3916, US
Phone:
+1.2172235100
Fax:
+1.2172239757
Email:
admin@WHIG.COM
Technical Contact:
Name:
Adams NetWorks
Organization:
Adams NetWorks
Address:
PO BOX 247, GOLDEN, 62339-0247, US
Phone:
+1.2176964611
Fax:
+1.2176964811
Email:
nic@adamstel.com
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, Microsoft-IIS/7.5 ASP.NET
Attackers can utilize server signature versioning information to their advantage therefore it is recommended to disable it when possible.