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Overall SEO Report For sundayobserver.lk
Excellent Practice14
Improvement Could be Made11
Critical Issues to Attend7
SEO Score :
60.94


IP address of sundayobserver.lk is : 203.143.20.40. The domain sundayobserver.lk was created on unknow and it is 44 years, 245 days old. It will expire on unknow which is -45 years, -246 days from today. The homepage of website sundayobserver.lk has a size of 69627 bytes, and a text size of 8978 bytes, its Text to Code Ratio is 14.80% Homepage of sundayobserver.lk has 92 links, 92 link to internal pages, while 0 link to pages on other websites. It takes 2.00 s ( 34.86 Kb/s ) to load the website sundayobserver.lk.

sundayobserver.lk Rating: 3.0 / 5.0 Stars by SEOCert

SEO Report Cached Since : 2014-08-31 13:47     Update Now >>

Content Analysis

Title

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Sri Lanka News | Sundayobserver.lk


Words count: 5    Unique Words: 5    Length: 34 characters
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Excellent! the title contains 1-12 words, and within 10-70 characters!

The title will be displayed in search engine results in the form of a direct link to the site.

Tips:
1. ideally, the title should contain 10 to 70 characters, including spaces. (Google displays up to 70 characters in the title, and takes into account only the first 12 words.)
2. put the most important and relevant keywords in the title, try not to repeat any word.
3. each individual page should have a unique title.
Description

: Words count: 0    Length: 0 characters
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Meta Description is not set.

Meta Descriptions provide concise explanations of the contents of web pages, that are commonly used by search engines on search result pages to display preview snippets for a given page.

Tips:
1. it is best to keep meta descriptions between 70-160 characters.
2. a readable, compelling description using important keywords can draw a much higher click-through rate of searchers to the given web page.
3. avoid keyword stuffing, ensure each page has its own unique description.
Google SEPR Preview

:
Sri Lanka News | Sundayobserver.lk www.sundayobserver.lk/

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Page description is missing.

an optimized SERP snippet will have a higher click through rate.

Tips:
1. make sure the title is clear, simple, straight to the point.
2. make sure the description is relevant and properly summarized the page content.
Keywords

: SRI LANKA, sri lanka, Sri Lanka news, SRI LANKA NEWS, Ceylon Daily News, Sri Lanka politics, SRI LANKA POLITICS, Sri Lanka events, SRI LANKA EVENTS, Sri Lanka government, SRILANKA GOVERNMENT, Sri Lanka business, SRI LANKA BUSINESS, sri lanka financial, SRI LANKA FINANCIAL, Sri Lanka

Words count: 44    Length: 285 characters    keyword phrases count : 16

The keywords contains more than 20 words!
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Keyword Occurrences in Different Sections
keyword domain title descriptionheadingcontent
2 words keyword phrases :25% (4/16)
sri lanka 20   (1.76%)
sri lanka 20   (1.76%)
srilanka government 1   (0.09%)
sri lanka 20   (1.76%)
3 words keyword phrases :75% (12/16)
sri lanka news 23   (2.02%)
sri lanka news 23   (2.02%)
ceylon daily news 5   (0.44%)
sri lanka politics 20   (1.76%)
sri lanka politics 10   (0.88%)
sri lanka events 20   (1.76%)
sri lanka events 20   (1.76%)
sri lanka government 21   (1.85%)
sri lanka business 20   (1.76%)
sri lanka business 20   (1.76%)
sri lanka financial 21   (1.85%)
sri lanka financial 21   (1.85%)


Meta keywords should not be ignored, though they are not a major ranking factor for most of search engines nowadays. A Meta keywords tag is supposed to be a brief and concise list of the most important themes of your page

Tips:
1. keep your list of keywords or keyword phrases down to 10 - 20 unique words or phrases.
2. separate the words or phrases using a comma (you do not need to leave a space between words separated by commas).
3. do not repeat words or phrases.
4. put your most important word or phrases at the beginning of your list.
Keywords Cloud

: This keywords cloud gives your an idea of what are those important keywords appears in your website.

area  arrested  august  bus  colombo  department  deputy  education  expressway  full  had  heroin  international  lanka  local  mahinda  man  minister  morning  new  nuwan  observer  people  police  raquo  register  said  security  september  sports  sri  stabbed  story  test  tomorrow  two  web  year  yesterday  youth 

Top 20 Keywords

: Total Terms Count: 1,138

Excellent! No terms has a density of more than 3%, all are optimized to be within 1% - 3%.

Top 20 terms occurance and density
TermDomainTitleDescriptionHeading Occurances Density
#1. police 17 1.49%
#2. august 14 1.23%
#3. said 13 1.14%
#4. sri 10 0.88%
#5. lanka 10 0.88%
#6. man 6 0.53%
#7. had 6 0.53%
#8. colombo 6 0.53%
#9. minister 6 0.53%
#10. arrested 5 0.44%
#11. full 5 0.44%
#12. september 5 0.44%
#13. education 5 0.44%
#14. story 5 0.44%
#15. youth 5 0.44%
#16. security 4 0.35%
#17. tomorrow 4 0.35%
#18. local 4 0.35%
#19. international 4 0.35%
#20. register 4 0.35%

keyword density can be used as a factor in determining whether a web page is relevant to a specified keyword or keyword phrase.


Tips:
1. the optimum keyword density to be 1.0% - 3.0%. Using a keyword more than that could be considered search spam.
2. overuse of keywords, a practice called keyword stuffing, will cause a web page to be penalized.
Highlight

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<H1><H2><H3><H4><H5><H6><B><U><I><EM><STRONG>Total
1182000017030059

Excellent! The page is using HTML headings (<H1> - <H6>) and inline emphasis tags (<EM><B><I><EM><STRONG>)

<H1>

(1)
Local universities to admit 50,000 foreign students by 2020

<H2>

(18)
148th Police Day tomorrow
Elderly man self immolates in Kollupitiya
14 injured in expressway bus accident
Two children drown in Mannar
Man arrested with Rs.1m worth gold
Showery weather to continue - Met
Low-sulphur Super Diesel from tomorrow
Kudu Nuwan nabbed
Minister Pavithra hospitalised
Whale washed ashore
Largest haul of Heroin seized outside Colombo
Rangana Herath takes 250th Test wicket
Brothel busted and eight arrested
Youth stabbed to death in Grandpass
Results of Ebola suspect’s tests due this week - MRI
SLFP to celebrate 63rd anniversary
...

<H3>

(20)
Joint interrogation committee mooted
Finalists of Miss Universe, China tour Lanka
Elisha, the youngest presenter at International Research Confab 2014
Balance of Payments record US $ 985 m surplus in 2013
Girls Remand Home in Udunuwara
Water springs dry up due to clay mining
Fourteen injured in expressway accident
ISB Kurunegala, a professional body
Lack of specialists, drawback to cosmetics industry - Health official
Joint action plan for national unity
Errant traders on the mat
A papal gift
Differently abled sisters appeal for help
Dharmaraja Scouts create history
...
<B> (17)Home
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See also
Editorial:
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<I> (3)Pic: Susantha Wijegunesekera
MRI
Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage


HTML headings and emphasis tags are the most basic forms to indicate important content.

Tips:
1. use your keywords in the headings and make sure the first level heading (<H1>) includes the most important keywords.
2. never duplicate the title tag content in the heading tags.
3. for more effective SEO, use only one <H1> tag per page
Language

: the website does not declare its language in use.

Declare the language in use can help search engine to better understand and rendering your page, especially when special characters are encountered.
Page Encoding

: windows-1252

Excellent! the website declared its character encoding.

Declare the character encoding can help search engine to better rendering your page, especially when it comes to
non-asii characters.
Shortcut Icon

:

Excellent! the website has a shortcut favicon image.

RSS

: the website does not have a RSS Feed.

Robots.txt

: Robots.txt is not presented for the site.

Robots.txt file can be used to regulate access of search engine crawlers, properly configured robots.txt file can help
crawlers to better understand your website.

Tips:
1. grand robots access to those pages you wish them to crawl.
2. restrict access to those pages you do not wish search engines to see and crawl.
Sitemap

: XML Sitemap is not presented for the site.

Sitemap helps search engine crawler to identify your website pages.

Tips:
1. ensure all your important pages are listed in the sitemap.
2. ensure to indicate the frequency of change and importance of each url.
3. inform search engines of the location/URL of your sitemap (eg, For Google, you can set the website sitemap location through Google Webmaster management panel).
Loading Time

: 2.00 seconds - 34.81 Kb/s
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Excellent! the loading speed is pretty fast!

Estimated loading time for different internet connections
Modem
(56Kbits/s)
Mobile/HSDPAM
(7.2Mbits/s)
ADSL
(8Mbits/s)
Cable
(30Mbits/s)
Optical Fibre
(100Mbits/s)
9.95 s 0.08 s 0.07 s 0.02 s 5.57 ms

Site speed is becoming an crucial ranking factor. Slow page loading is one of the biggest complains of web users. If the loading time is too long, you may need to check your server, network, or system codes and structure.

Tips:
1. ideal loading time is less than 1 seconds, if it take more than 5 seconds to load your site, likely users will run out of patience, so do search engines.
2. improve your SEO by optimizing your website to have a small size and faster responding server.
Total Size

: 70 Kb (69,627 bytes)

Excellent! the page size is just nice, that is within 30K-150K!

Page size affects the speed of your website.

Tips:
1. try to keep you page size between 30K-150K
2. put javascript and style sheet in separate files, and link them to the main page.
3. use optimized images for web and set up your server with gzip for downloading
Text To Code Ratio

:
Total Size Text Size HTML Code Size Text/HTML Code Ratio
70 Kb (69,627 bytes) 9 Kb (8,978 bytes) 61 Kb (60,649 bytes) 14.80 %


The Text/HTML Code Ratio is a bit too low, you may not have enough content to rank well!

the ratio of text to HTML code should always be above 15% for good SEO gain,
it is below 15% then that means that your website probably needs more text content.

Tips:
1. a ratio between 25% and 70% is ideal, when it goes beyond than that, the page might run the risk of being considered as spam. As long as the content is relevant and gives essential information, it is a plus point to have more of it.
2. improve your SEO by adding more relevant text to your pages and also increasing your keyword density.
Flash

: 6 Flash component is detected on this page.

Flash content can not be properly indexed by search engines, and normally flash file is large in size, which slow down the loading of your page.

Tips:
1. avoid flash content whenever possible if you wish to have a fast and SEO friendly website.
Frame

: Excellent! No frame is detected on this page.

Framesets and individual frames could cause problem for search engine to crawl your pages

Tips:
1. avoid frames whenever possible.
2. search engines do not like frames.
3. use iframe instead if you really have no choice.
WWW Resolve

: the websites http://www.sundayobserver.lk and http://sundayobserver.lk DOES NOT resolved to the same url.

Search Engines treat URLs with or without "www" as two different records.

Tips:
1. edit your .htaccess file and permanently redirect one to the other (eg redirect www.mysite.com to mysite.com).
URL Rewrite

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Non SEO Friendly URLs
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...=lankaPolice_03_09_2014.jpg&dt=[September 02 2014]
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...01&imid=fire_03_09_2014.jpg&dt=[September 02 2014]
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...=20140830_01&imid=toolg011.jpg&dt=[August 30 2014]
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...sid=20140829_01&imid=Drown.jpg&dt=[August 29 2014]
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...d=20140823_01&imid=Gold745.jpg&dt=[August 23 2014]
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...0822_02&imid=Torrential-01.jpg&dt=[August 22 2014]
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...p?sid=20140821_01&imid=cpc.jpg&dt=[August 21 2014]
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...=20140820_01&imid=Arrested.jpg&dt=[August 20 2014]
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...=20140816_02&imid=Pavithra.jpg&dt=[August 16 2014]
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...sid=20140816_01&imid=Whale.jpg&dt=[August 16 2014]
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...d=20140815_02&imid=Heroin1.jpg&dt=[August 15 2014]
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...815_01&imid=Rangana-Herath.jpg&dt=[August 15 2014]
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...=20140814_02&imid=brothel1.jpg&dt=[August 14 2014]
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...=20140814_01&imid=Stabbed1.jpg&dt=[August 14 2014]


You may use url rewrite techniques to make these 14 urls to be SEO friendly.

clean, short and relevant URLs are favoured by users and search engines

Tips:
1. use url rewrite to turn dynamic pages with query parameters into seo friendly static pages.
2. put your important keywords in the url.
3. good urls are not only user friendly but also seo friendly.
Underscore In URL

:
URLs with underscore
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_News.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Editorial.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Finance.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Features.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Political.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Security.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Sports.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Spectrum.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Montage.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Impact.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_World.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Obituaries.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Junior.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...=lankaPolice_03_09_2014.jpg&dt=[September 02 2014]
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...01&imid=fire_03_09_2014.jpg&dt=[September 02 2014]
...


You have 47 Urls with underscore.

Search Engines treat hyphen as word separator, they do not treat underscore as word separator.


Tips:
1. use hyphen "-" instead of underscore "_" to optimize your page url.
2. help search engines to better understand your url, eventually will benefit your page`s ranking.
Broken Links

:
Broken Links
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_News.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Editorial.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Finance.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Features.asp
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Political.asp


You have 5 broken links.

Broken links give bad impression of your site`s usability, reliability and credibility, search Engines do not like broken links

Tips:
1. check your site regularly to ensure all links are properly set.
2. correct or remove broken links as soon as possible.
3. test all the links whenever there is new update been introduced to your site
Links

:
Internal Links
(link to pages within this domain)
External Links
(link to pages on other websites)
Total
92 0 92


Excellent! the number of links are less than 100.

Internal Links (link to pages within this domain) - 92
URL Anchor Text
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_News.aspHome
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Editorial.aspEditorial
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Finance.aspFinance
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Features.aspFeatures
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Political.aspPolitical
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Security.aspSecurity
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Sports.aspSports
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Spectrum.aspSpectrum
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Montage.aspMontage
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Impact.aspImpact
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_World.aspWorld
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Obituaries.aspObituaries
http://sundayobserver.lk/main_Junior.aspJunior
http://sundayobserver.lk/magazine/2014/08/31/Youth
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...014.jpg&dt=[September 02 2014]148th Police Day tomorrow
...

External Links (link to pages on other websites) - 0
URL Anchor Text

reasonable number of links (below 100) per page will give a better user experience.


Tips:
1. keep the number of links per page below 100.
2. having more than 100 links in a single page will lead to a bad user experience, and it possibly runs into the risk of been considered as spam.
3. search engines may not follow all the links if you have too many of them in a single page.
Images

:
Total Images Alt Present Alt Missing
51 21 30


30 images do not have Alt values.

Image URL - 51
URL ALT Text
http://sundayobserver.lk/images/extra/SO_MHP_new3.gifSunday Observer Online
http://sundayobserver.lk/2001/pix/SL-Flag.gif
http://sundayobserver.lk/images/extra/links.gif
http://sundayobserver.lk/images/extra/toptag_02.jpg
http://sundayobserver.lk/images/extra/toptag_03.jpg
http://sundayobserver.lk/images/extra/toptag_04.jpg
http://sundayobserver.lk/images/extra/toptag_05.jpg
http://sundayobserver.lk/images/extra/toptag_06.jpg
http://sundayobserver.lk/images/extra/toptag_07.jpg
http://sundayobserver.lk/observeronline/lankaPolice_03_09_2014.jpg
http://sundayobserver.lk/observeronline/fire_03_09_2014.jpg
http://sundayobserver.lk/observeronline/toolg011.jpg
http://sundayobserver.lk/observeronline/Drown.jpg
http://sundayobserver.lk/observeronline/Gold745.jpg
http://sundayobserver.lk/observeronline/Torrential-01.jpg
......


search engines cannot `see` images, proper Alt content will help them to better understand and index images.

Tips:
1. always add alt attributes to images. Alt is mandatory for accessibility and for valid XHTML.
2. words used within an image`s Alt attribute should be its text equivalent and convey the same information.
3. use a human-readable caption and descriptive text around the image.
CSS

:
Style Block In Same Page Links to External Style Files Total
0 4 4


Too many (4) external stylesheet files , it will slow down the downlaoding.

Links To External Stylesheet Files - 4
Stylesheet URL rel type
http://sundayobserver.lk/b00005.cssstylesheettext/css
http://sundayobserver.lk/b00005.cssstylesheettext/css
http://sundayobserver.lk/do00005.cssstylesheettext/css
http://sundayobserver.lk/b00005.cssstylesheettext/css

Script

:
Scripts Block In Same Page Links to External Script Files Total
6 2 8


You have 6 script blocks in the same file, try to put them in a separate file.

Links To External Script Files - 2
Script URL Type
http://sundayobserver.lk/../../../PopBox.jstext/javascript
http://sundayobserver.lk/mm_menu.js

put scripts together and link them from an external files rather then put them in the same file as the main page.

Tips:
1. reduce the use of in-page scripts, put them in separate files and link them in.
2. reduce the number of external script files, it will help browser to make lesser number of http requests from the server.
3. optimize or compress the script files to have smaller size and faster loading.
DMOZ Listing

: Yes

Excellent! the website is listed in the DMOZ open directory. DMOZ Open Directory Project

Google Analytics

: UA-44494547-1

Excellent! the website implements Google Analytics.

Blog Or News Release

:
Link to Blog / News Release Page
http://sundayobserver.lk/oosto...olg011.jpg&dt=[August 30 2014]14 injured in expressway bus a...


Excellent! we have found blog linked to your site.

Having a blog is a great way to provide fresh content and retain users, search engines favour it too.


Tips:
1. regularly update your blog and provide fresh and quality content.
2. relevant blogs of your website topics, generate more credits in the eyes of your visitors, as well as search engines.
Trustworthiness

: 73

Excellent! the website has a good Trustworthiness Score (73/100).

73

0 - 19 20 - 39 40 - 59 60 - 79 80 - 100
Very Poor Poor Unsatisfactory Good Excellent


Users are concerned about the safety of their online transactions. Trustworthiness rating is based on real user ratings and that tells you how much other users trust this site, so do the serch engines. note: this trustworthiness score is provided by WOT (Web of Trust).

Tips:
1. pay attention to the look and design of your site, many people look for visual cues when assessing a site`s credibility
2. make your site easy to use, sites that are easy to navigate are perceived as being more trustworthy.
3. make it easy for user to contact you, users will be more comfortable and feel more secured shall they need to get in touch with you.
Child Safe : 79
Safe Browsing

: Safe! the site sundayobserver.lk is NOT currently listed as suspicious, most-likely it is clean from malware and phining code [ verify this by Google Safe Browsing ]

Ensure that your site is malware free and does not cause harm to users` computers.

Tips:
1. do not put virus, malicious worms, adwares, trojans, spywares and suspicious phishing code in your server.
2. take suspicious behaviours seriously, have a regular check-up and monitor closely of your server`s log files.
3. if your site is black-listed by Google as suspicious, clean it up before requesting for a review.


Server Header Analysis

Date
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:05:03 GMT
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:05:04 GMT
Server
Microsoft-IIS/6.0
Microsoft-IIS/6.0
Location : http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2014/08/31/main_News.asp
Content-Length
174
69627
Content-Type
text/html
text/html
Set-Cookie
ASPSESSIONIDSCBTATTR=CEGEJEADBGGAFLHJCGDCCHLO; path=/
ASPSESSIONIDSCBTATTR=HEGEJEADKJMILBIPOEFHHCDJ; path=/
Cache-Control
private
private
Expires : Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:05:04 GMT


Domain/Whois Analysis

Domain Info

: sundayobserver.lk ( 17 characters )



Domain Created On Last Modified On Expires On
unknow unknow unknow
44 years, 245 days old 44 years, 245 days ago -45 years, -246 days from today
44 years, 245 days old




Domain is going to expire in less than a year time (-45 years, -246 days from today), try to renew it for more than one year!

domain name choice and domain age are crucial for SEO.

Tips:
1. keep the domain name short and relevant to the content, which will be easier to be remembered and related to.
2. older domain tends to be more trustworthy.
3. register a domain for more than 1 year, and search engine will think it is a serious business.