Homepage SEO Analysis for SDSU.EDU

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Domain Resolution

Your website resolves to the following IP addresses:

Title

The title of a web page appears in search results as the link to that page.
Your web page's title is:
Home | SDSU
Good This web page has a title tag.
Good Your title is 70 characters or less in length.

Meta Description

Search engines often use the meta description of a web page to describe it in search results.
Your web page's meta description is:
San Diego State University is one of the nation's premier urban research universities actively engaged in preparing graduates who will make an impact on the San Diego region and beyond.
Good This web page has a meta description.
Warning Best practices say your meta description should be between 150 and 160 characters in length. Yours is 185.

Headings

Headings, such as H1, H2, H3, etc, are important sentences or phrases on a web page that quickly and clearly tells people and search engines what they can expect to find there.
Problem This web page has no H1 heading tag. You should have one.

SDSU.EDU in search results

You can see below how Google and most other search engines will display this site's home page in search results. The title is used as the link to the page, and the meta description usually appears below the title.

Home | SDSU

sdsu.edu/

San Diego State University is one of the nation's premier urban research universities actively engaged in preparing graduates who will make an impact...

Sites You Link To

Outbound links tell search engines which websites you find valuable and relevant to your own site, and help your visitors find what they need; even if it's not on your site.
SiteNumber of links
arweb.sdsu.edu32
go.sdsu.edu27
www.sdsualumni.org5
phonebook.sdsu.edu6
sunspot.sdsu.edu10
hr.sdsu.edu5
newscenter.sdsu.edu19
advancement.sdsu.edu3
bfa.sdsu.edu2
www.ivcampus.sdsu.edu2
www.kpbs.org2
police.sdsu.edu3
blackboard.sdsu.edu2
www.ces.sdsu.edu2
oip.sdsu.edu2
infodome.sdsu.edu2
www-rohan.sdsu.edu3
sdsu.edu2
as.sdsu.edu2
www.goaztecs.com3
arc.sdsu.edu2
events.sdsu.edu10
career.sdsu.edu2
www.sa.sdsu.edu6
sll.sdsu.edu2
shs.sdsu.edu2
status.sdsu.edu3
www.dps.sdsu.edu2
www.aztecshops.com2
campaign.sdsu.edu3
securelb.imodules.com3
tcf.sdsu.edu2
www.sci.sdsu.edu4
www.ibachsd.org2
slhs.sdsu.edu2
www.foundation.sdsu.edu2
library.sdsu.edu2
smokefree.sdsu.edu2
university-stats.sdsu.edu2
lavincenter.sdsu.edu3
zahncenter.sdsu.edu2
www.facebook.com1
twitter.com1
www.youtube.com1
instagram.com1
google.calstate.edu1
www.calstate.edu1

Image Descriptions

Image descriptions, also called "alt text", are the best way to describe images to search engines and to visitors using screen readers.
Warning Some of the images don't have descriptions.

Robots

Your website's robots.txt file can tell search engines to ignore parts of your site.
Bot NameDescriptionResult
googlebotCrawler for the Google.com search engine. Allowed
bingbotCrawler for the Bing.com and Yahoo.com search engines. Allowed
baiduspiderCrawler for Baidu.com, the leading Chinese search engine. Allowed
yandexCrawler for Yandex.com, the leading search engine in Russia. Allowed
yandexbotCrawler for Yandex.com, the leading search engine in Russia. Allowed
sosospiderCrawler for Soso.com, a major Chinese search engine. Allowed
exabotCrawler for ExaLead, a major search engine in France. Allowed
sogou spiderCrawler for Sogou.com, a major search engine in China. Allowed

Canonical Url

This website can live at www.sdsu.edu or sdsu.edu. It's best for your site's visibility to live at just one URL, or web address. You'll want to create a 301 redirect to the URL you choose from the other URL.
Problem Your URL is not canonical.