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  • Edit the title tag, ensure it contains 1-12 words, and with 10-70 characters.
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  • Use more straight forward terms, avoid using too much jargon in the page content.
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  • Create a XML sitemap for your site.
  • Add in more high quality text content and make the text to code ration to be within 15%-70%.
  • Move the 30 inline css components to an external style sheet file.
  • Reduce number of links to other pages.
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Title
Baltimore Sun: Baltimore breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, weather and traffic - Baltimore Sun

Words count: 13    Unique Words: 10    Length: 108 characters
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Repeat Terms in the Title tag
Term Repeat Count
Sun 2
Baltimore 3


The title is too long! It has more than 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
Baltimore Sun

Words count: 2    Length: 13 characters
[ To optimize the page description, Use this SEO Meta Description Optimizer ]


The description is too short!

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 SERP Preview
Baltimore Sun: Baltimore breaking news, sports, ... www.baltimoresun.com/
Baltimore Sun

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This is how your site looks like in Google Search Result Page.

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
Words count: 0    Length: 0 characters    keyword phrases count : 0

Meta Keywords is not set.
[ To optimize the meta keywords, Use this SEO Meta Keywords Optimizer ]

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.

baltimore  breaking  business  entertainment  news  sports  sun  traffic  weather 

Top 20 Keywords
Total Terms Count: 15

A few words (9) have a very highly density, they can be adjusted to improve the overall SEO performance.

Top 20 terms occurance and density
KeywordIn DomainIn TitleIn DescriptionIn Heading In Body Density
baltimore 4 26.67%
sun 3 20.00%
breaking 1 6.67%
news 1 6.67%
sports 1 6.67%
business 1 6.67%
entertainment 1 6.67%
weather 1 6.67%
traffic 1 6.67%

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

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Some hope for revival at rundown Baltimore shopping center where five teens were shot
Mayor calls for BOPA CEO to be removed after MLK Day parade is canceled for third year in a row
Issues to watch during Maryland’s 2023 legislative session
Democrats seek to wield increased power as General Assembly tackles recreational pot, paid leave and gun control
BOPA leader Donna Drew Sawyer resigns after Baltimore mayor pushes board for her removal
How much should public records cost the public? Dispute over Baltimore Police price tag reaches state supreme court.
Maryland left tackle Jaelyn Duncan, a potential first-round pick, declares for 2023 NFL draft
With new stadium lease, Ravens eye upgrades to bring fans ‘closer to the live action’
Mayor calls for BOPA CEO to be removed after MLK Day parade is canceled for third year in a row
Role reversal: Ravens now chasing Bengals for AFC North supremacy
Some hope for revival at rundown Baltimore shopping center where five teens were shot
Ravens waive TE Nick Boyle and WR DeSean Jackson, elevate QB Brett Hundley for game vs. Bengals
No. 13 Maryland women’s basketball rides hot third quarter to 94-85 win over Michigan State
Democrats seek to wield increased power as General Assembly tackles recreational pot, paid leave and gun control
Federally indicted attorney Stephen Snyder asks for law license back
Crash kills motorcyclist on The Alameda in Northeast Baltimore
Lessons for CEOs from Southwest Airlines’ meltdown | GUEST COMMENTARY
Staff picks for Week 18 of 2022 NFL season: Titans vs. Jaguars, Patriots vs. Bills, Chargers vs. Broncos and more
Ravens' Greg Roman on QB Tyler Huntley not practicing | VIDEO
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Deanta Dorsey's family asks "that you not forget his name" |VIDEO
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Daily Crossword
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Daily Solitaire
Daily Sudoku
Ravens waive TE Nick Boyle and WR DeSean Jackson, elevate QB Brett Hundley for game vs. Bengals
What to watch in Ravens vs. Bengals, including the ‘Joe Burrow offense’ and third-down defense
Role reversal: Ravens now chasing Bengals for AFC North supremacy
Ravens QB Tyler Huntley says he’s ‘got a good chance’ to play vs. Bengals; Lamar Jackson to miss 5th straight game
The Orioles’ moves have raised their payroll. They haven’t done much for their projected performance. | ANALYSIS
On roster of second-chancers, new Orioles catcher James McCann believes he’ll fit right in
Orioles acquire 1B Ryan O’Hearn from Royals, adding left-handed bat to backup options
Five things for Orioles fans to look forward to in 2023
Maryland left tackle Jaelyn Duncan, a potential first-round pick, declares for 2023 NFL draft
Damar Hamlin — still in critical condition — tweets thanks to well-wishers: ‘This will make me stronger on the road to recovery’
No. 13 Maryland women’s basketball rides hot third quarter to 94-85 win over Michigan State
Damar Hamlin — breathing on his own — joins Buffalo Bills’ team meeting via videoconference: ‘Love you boys’
High school sports roundup (Jan. 6)
Manchester Valley boys basketball picks up program’s first-ever win over Century, 64-53
Some hope for revival at rundown Baltimore shopping center where five teens were shot
Issues to watch during Maryland’s 2023 legislative session
Democrats seek to wield increased power as General Assembly tackles recreational pot, paid leave and gun control
Owners of Westminster distillery Covalent Spirits celebrate triumph over cancer battles with special bourbon release this weekend
Mayor calls for BOPA CEO to be removed after MLK Day parade is canceled for third year in a row
Drugstores make slow headway on staffing problems
Issues to watch during Maryland’s 2023 legislative session
BOPA leader Donna Drew Sawyer resigns after Baltimore mayor pushes board for her removal
Some hope for revival at rundown Baltimore shopping center where five teens were shot
Democrats seek to wield increased power as General Assembly tackles recreational pot, paid leave and gun control
Downtown Annapolis Partnership receives state funding to continue security firm contract
Carroll County has 92 applicants for 16 lieutenant positions in new Department of Fire & Emergency Medical Services
Maryland Rep. Andy Harris switches vote to McCarthy for House Speaker, who wins seat on 15th vote
Democrats seek to wield increased power as General Assembly tackles recreational pot, paid leave and gun control
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COMPANY INFO
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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
Reading Level
22.4

The page text content is a bit too difficult to be read and understood!

Ensure your page content text can be read and understood by most of your site visitors. not too difficult nor too simple.

Tips:
1. a score below 30, indicates the text content is too difficult to be read and understood.
2. a sore above 80, may suggest that the site is lack of in-depth and expertise of its topics (low quality content).
3. an optimal reading level score shall be 50-70.
Language
en-us Excellent! the website declared its language in use.

the detected language is : en

Declare the language in use can help search engine to better understand and rendering your page, especially when special characters are encountered.
Page Encoding
utf-8 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.
Favicon
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.
XML Sitemap
XML Sitemap is not presented for the site.
[ To generate XML sitemap, Use this XML Sitemap Generator ]

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
0.77 seconds - 495.74 Kb/s

Excellent! the site is pretty fast and it takes less than 1 second to load.

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)
54.53 s 0.42 s 0.38 s 0.10 s 30.54 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
382 Kb (381,716 bytes)

The page is a bit too large, it may be slow and take long time to load.

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
382 Kb (381,716 bytes) 0 Kb (123 bytes) 382 Kb (381,593 bytes) 0.03 %


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
Excellent! No 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.
Inline CSS
30 Inline CSS components are detected on this page.

It is a good practice to move inline CSS rules into an external CSS file in order to make your page lighter and increasing the text to code ratio.

Tips:
1. move inline css rules to external css file.
2. separate style from html.
Nested Table
Excellent! No nested table is detected on this page (nested table : 0, total table : 0)

nested tables could slow down page rendering and lead to bad user experience.

Tips:
1. avoiding <table> for your page layout.
2. using <div> instead of <table>.
Plain Text Email
Excellent! No Plain Text Email is detected on this page.

Redirect Count
2 redirections were detected for loading this page.

Using HTTPS
Excellent! HTTPS is used for your page.

WWW Resolve
Excellent! the websites https://www.baltimoresun.com/ and http://baltimoresun.com are resolved to the same url :https://www.baltimoresun.com/

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
Non SEO Friendly URLs
http://baltimoresun.com/paid-posts/?prx_adpz=1632#nt=primarynavbar
https://www.baltimoresun.com/spr-paid-posts/?ntv_adpz=3660#nt=secondarynavbar
https://www.baltimoresun.com/paid-posts/?ntv_adpz=3309#nt=secondarynavbar
https://www.baltimoresun.com/paid-posts/?prx_adpz=1632#nt=secondarynavbar
https://store.baltimoresun.co...l&utm_source=ROS-barker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...l&utm_source=ROS-barker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...l&utm_source=ROS-barker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...l&utm_source=ROS-barker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...l&utm_source=ROS-barker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...l&utm_source=ROS-barker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...l&utm_source=ROS-barker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...l&utm_source=ROS-barker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...l&utm_source=ROS-barker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...l&utm_source=ROS-barker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=


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://baltimoresun.com/paid-...?prx_adpz=1632#nt=primarynavbar
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...tv_adpz=3660#nt=secondarynavbar
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...tv_adpz=3309#nt=secondarynavbar
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...rx_adpz=1632#nt=secondarynavbar
https://store.baltimoresun.co...ker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...ker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...ker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...ker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...ker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...ker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...ker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...ker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...ker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=
https://store.baltimoresun.co...ker-bite&utm_content=&utm_term=


You have 14 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.
Links
Internal Links
(link to pages within this domain)
External Links
(link to pages on other websites)
Total
271 25 296


Too many links (296), it may be considered as spam!

Internal Links (link to pages within this domain) - 271
URL Anchor Text
http://membership.baltimoresun.com#nt=primarynavbarSubscriber Services(Opens in n...
https://baltimoresun.com/managelanding#nt=secondarynavbarSubscribe here(Opens in new wi...
https://myaccount.baltimoresun.com/#nt=secondarynavbarManage subscription(Opens in n...
https://myaccount.baltimoresu...topay/signup#nt=secondarynavbarEZ Pay(Opens in new window)
https://myaccount.baltimoresu...emporarystop#nt=secondarynavbarVacation Stop(Opens in new win...
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...n-story.html#nt=secondarynavbarBenefits of subscribing(Opens ...
http://baltimoresun.com/sun-insider#nt=secondarynavbarSun Insider
http://digitaledition.baltimoresun.com#nt=primarynavbarRead today's newspaper(Opens i...
https://digitaledition.baltimoresun.com#nt=secondarynavbarBaltimore Sun(Opens in new win...
https://digitaledition.baltim...eningedition#nt=secondarynavbarEvening Edition(Opens in new w...
https://digitaledition.carrol...imoresun.com#nt=secondarynavbarCarroll County Times(Opens in ...
https://digitaledition.carrol...eningedition#nt=secondarynavbarCarroll Evening Edition(Opens ...
http://placeanad.baltimoresun.com#nt=primarynavbarAdvertise With Us(Opens in new...
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...togallery.html#nt=primarynavbarPictures of 2022(Opens in new ...
http://baltimoresun.com/latest/#nt=primarynavbarLatest
http://baltimoresun.com/maryland/#nt=primarynavbarMaryland
http://baltimoresun.com/maryl...anne-arundel#nt=secondarynavbarAnne Arundel County
http://baltimoresun.com/maryl...ltimore-city#nt=secondarynavbarBaltimore City
http://baltimoresun.com/maryl...imore-county#nt=secondarynavbarBaltimore County
http://baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll#nt=secondarynavbarCarroll County
http://baltimoresun.com/maryl...arford/aegis#nt=secondarynavbarHarford County
http://baltimoresun.com/maryland/howard#nt=secondarynavbarHoward County
http://baltimoresun.com/news/crime#nt=secondarynavbarCrime
http://baltimoresun.com/education#nt=secondarynavbarEducation
http://baltimoresun.com/news/...vestigations#nt=secondarynavbarSun Investigates
http://baltimoresun.com/news/environment#nt=secondarynavbarEnvironment
http://baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/#nt=primarynavbarNation & World
http://baltimoresun.com/sports/#nt=primarynavbarSports
http://baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles#nt=secondarynavbarBaltimore Orioles
http://baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens#nt=secondarynavbarBaltimore Ravens
http://baltimoresun.com/sports/college#nt=secondarynavbarCollege Sports
http://baltimoresun.com/sport.../high-school#nt=secondarynavbarHigh School sports
http://baltimoresun.com/sports/analysis#nt=secondarynavbarSports Analysis
http://baltimoresun.com/sports/terps#nt=secondarynavbarTerps
http://baltimoresun.com/sport...horse-racing#nt=secondarynavbarHorse Racing
http://baltimoresun.com/business/#nt=primarynavbarBusiness
http://baltimoresun.com/consumer-reviews#nt=secondarynavbarConsumer Reviews
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...siness/autos#nt=secondarynavbarAutos(Opens in new window)
http://baltimoresun.com/busin.../real-estate#nt=secondarynavbarReal Estate
http://baltimoresun.com/busin...opworkplaces#nt=secondarynavbarTop Workplaces 2022
http://baltimoresun.com/politics/#nt=primarynavbarPolitics
http://baltimoresun.com/polit...cs/elections#nt=secondarynavbarElections
http://baltimoresun.com/health/#nt=primarynavbarHealth
http://baltimoresun.com/coronavirus#nt=secondarynavbarCoronavirus
http://baltimoresun.com/entertainment/#nt=primarynavbarEntertainment
http://baltimoresun.com/enter...nment/movies#nt=secondarynavbarMovies
http://baltimoresun.com/enter...ainment/arts#nt=secondarynavbarArts
http://baltimoresun.com/enter...inment/music#nt=secondarynavbarMusic
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...nts/calendar#nt=secondarynavbarEvents(Opens in new window)
http://baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv#nt=secondarynavbarTV
http://baltimoresun.com/enter.../tv/schedule#nt=secondarynavbarTV Schedule
http://baltimoresun.com/horoscopes#nt=secondarynavbarHoroscopes
http://baltimoresun.com/enter...nment/comics#nt=secondarynavbarComics
http://baltimoresun.com/features/#nt=primarynavbarFeatures
http://baltimoresun.com/featu...es/newsmaker#nt=secondarynavbarNewsmaker
http://baltimoresun.com/featu...t-properties#nt=secondarynavbarHot Properties
http://baltimoresun.com/features/home#nt=secondarynavbarHome
http://baltimoresun.com/travel#nt=secondarynavbarTravel
http://baltimoresun.com/featu...ro-baltimore#nt=secondarynavbarRetro Baltimore
http://baltimoresun.com/food-drink/#nt=primarynavbarFood & Drink
https://fun.baltimoresun.com/#nt=primarynavbarFun & Games(Opens in new windo...
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...mlstory.html#nt=secondarynavbarHoroscopes(Opens in new window...
https://fun.baltimoresun.com/...jumble-daily#nt=secondarynavbarJumble Daily(Opens in new wind...
https://fun.baltimoresun.com/...ly-crossword#nt=secondarynavbarDaily Crossword(Opens in new w...
https://fun.baltimoresun.com/...ry/Solitaire#nt=secondarynavbarSolitaire(Opens in new window)
https://fun.baltimoresun.com/...e-shooter-hd#nt=secondarynavbarBubble Shooter HD(Opens in new...
http://baltimoresun.com/obituaries/#nt=primarynavbarObituaries
http://baltimoresun.com/obituaries#nt=secondarynavbarEditorial Obituaries
http://placeanad.baltimoresun.com#nt=secondarynavbarPlace a Notice(Opens in new wi...
http://baltimoresun.com/opinion/#nt=primarynavbarOpinion
http://baltimoresun.com/opinion/editorial#nt=secondarynavbarEditorial
http://baltimoresun.com/opini...ders-respond#nt=secondarynavbarReaders Respond
http://baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed#nt=secondarynavbarOp-ed
http://baltimoresun.com/opini...n/columnists#nt=secondarynavbarColumnists
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...mlstory.html#nt=secondarynavbarSubmit letter to the editor(Op...
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...mlstory.html#nt=secondarynavbarSubmit an op-ed(Opens in new w...
http://baltimoresun.com/weather/#nt=primarynavbarWeather
http://baltimoresun.com/photos/#nt=primarynavbarPhotos
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...gallery.html#nt=secondarynavbarPicturing Maryland(Opens in ne...
http://baltimoresun.com/about/#nt=primarynavbarAbout
http://baltimoresun.com/contact#nt=secondarynavbarContact Us
http://baltimoresun.com/about/help#nt=secondarynavbarHelp Center
http://baltimoresun.com/about/awards#nt=secondarynavbarAwards
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...mlstory.html#nt=secondarynavbarMary J. Corey Internship(Opens...
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...mlstory.html#nt=secondarynavbarAbout our ads(Opens in new win...
http://baltimoresun.com/rss#nt=secondarynavbarRSS
http://baltimoresun.com/paid-...?prx_adpz=1632#nt=primarynavbarBranded Content
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...tv_adpz=3660#nt=secondarynavbarAdvertising by Ascend(Opens in...
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...tv_adpz=3309#nt=secondarynavbarPaid content by Brandpoint(Ope...
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...rx_adpz=1632#nt=secondarynavbarPaid Partner Content(Opens in ...
https://www.baltimoresun.com/#nt=primarynavbarMore(Opens in new window)
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...a-story.html#nt=secondarynavbarReprints & Licensing(Opens in ...
http://baltimoresun.com/classified#nt=secondarynavbarClassifieds
http://baltimoresun.com/espanol#nt=secondarynavbarEn español
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...6-story.html#nt=secondarynavbarTAG disclosure(Opens in new wi...
http://baltimoresun.com/navig...-links/store#nt=secondarynavbarThe Sun Store
http://baltimoresun.com/latest/Latest
https://digitaledition.baltimoresun.com#ed=tertiarynavbareNewspaper(Opens in new window...
http://baltimoresun.com/maryland/Maryland
http://baltimoresun.com/sports/Sports
...

External Links (link to pages on other websites) - 25
URL Anchor Text
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https://enewspaper.theaegis.com/#nt=secondarynavbarThe Aegis(Opens in new window)
http://www.bestreviews.com#nt=secondarynavbarBest Reviews(Opens in new wind...
https://www.legacy.com/obitua...altimoresun/#nt=secondarynavbarDeath Notices(Opens in new win...
https://www.baltimoresunspeci...ections.com/#nt=secondarynavbarSpecial sections(Opens in new ...
https://www.tkqlhce.com/click...%3DBaltimore#nt=secondarynavbarArchives(Opens in new window)
http://www.tribpub.com/privacy-policy/#nt=secondarynavbarPrivacy Policy(Opens in new wi...
https://mddcnews.com/public-notices#nt=secondarynavbarPublic Notices(Opens in new wi...
http://www.tribpub.com/centra...-of-service/#nt=secondarynavbarTerms of Service(Opens in new ...
https://www.facebook.com/baltimoresun/
https://twitter.com/baltimoresun
https://www.chicagotribune.comChicago Tribune
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/Orlando Sentinel
https://www.mcall.com/The Morning Call of Pa.
https://www.dailypress.com/Daily Press of Va.
https://www.studio1847.io/Studio 1847
https://www.nydailynews.com/New York Daily News
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/Sun Sentinel of Fla.
https://www.courant.com/Hartford Courant
https://www.pilotonline.com/The Virginian-Pilot
https://careers.tribpub.com/Careers
http://www.tribpub.com/privacy-policy/Privacy Policy
https://casmp.adperfect.com/?...me=classifieds.baltimoresun.comClassifieds
http://www.tribpub.com/central-terms-of-service/Terms of Service
https://www.tkqlhce.com/click...ntent%3D%26utm_term%3DBaltimoreArchives

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 51 0


Excellent! all images are associated with an ALT value.

Image URL - 51
URL ALT Text
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http://baltimoresun.com/pf/resources/icons/Search_Icon.svg?d=106Search Icon
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https://www.baltimoresun.com/...ame_Screen_Shot_2023_01_05_at_5_48_53_PM_scaled.jpgDeanta Dorsey's family asks "t...
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...3/t_015c271dc10f4ac2ad2f457be766b591_name_thumb.jpgRavens' share their thoughts o...
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https://www.baltimoresun.com/...publishing.com/tronc/MHGQKO2XRBCV7MBZ5LONWG2BDQ.jpgJumble Daily
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https://www.baltimoresun.com/...publishing.com/tronc/3NDMLDF3WZFYNP5B73WQ7WKS6M.jpgRavens waive TE Nick Boyle and...
https://www.baltimoresun.com/....arcpublishing.com/tronc/Z4WPGUTIRJB2RIOQQMOTAS7L3IWhat to watch in Ravens vs. Be...
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...publishing.com/tronc/OONO6PVVE6UHUAL4BMHHGY3ASA.jpgRole reversal: Ravens now chas...
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...publishing.com/tronc/7OMR3P2BAZBPRLSH77JON2XANE.jpgRavens QB Tyler Huntley says h...
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https://www.baltimoresun.com/...publishing.com/tronc/24OIQ7AKA5EVZATBFBOJKHCOGQ.jpgDamar Hamlin — still in critic...
https://www.baltimoresun.com/....arcpublishing.com/tronc/BT2U5HSTZJE6JFJXR6NAKU2LIENo. 13 Maryland women’s basket...
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https://www.baltimoresun.com/...publishing.com/tronc/MPOH6BM2ERFRJGDFQLOENQXVLE.jpgBOPA leader Donna Drew Sawyer ...
https://www.baltimoresun.com/...publishing.com/tronc/KLD4LVAEFFEZBB5OA74MMZDMVQ.jpgDemocrats seek to wield increa...
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https://www.baltimoresun.com/...publishing.com/tronc/KLD4LVAEFFEZBB5OA74MMZDMVQ.jpgDemocrats seek to wield increa...
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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
2 3 5


You have 2 style blocks in the same file, try to put them in a separate file.

Links To External Stylesheet Files - 3
Stylesheet URL rel type
http://baltimoresun.com/pf/dist/components/output-types/default.css?d=106stylesheettext/css
http://baltimoresun.com/pf/dist/components/combinations/default.css?d=106stylesheettext/css
https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans:wght@400;600;700&display=swapstylesheet

Script
Scripts Block In Same Page Links to External Script Files Total
24 11 35


Too many (11) external scripts files , it will slow down the downlaoding.

Links To External Script Files - 11
Script URL Type
https://c.amazon-adsystem.com/aax2/apstag.js
https://d250.baltimoresun.com/script.jstext/javascript
https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfi...e%2CArray.prototype.find%2CArray.prototype.includes
https://cdn.confiant-integrat...PNj4YuXevI1r0eINnXsONTfIbc/gpt_and_prebid/config.js
http://baltimoresun.com/pf/dist/engine/react.js?d=106application/javascript
http://baltimoresun.com/pf/dist/components/combinations/default.js?d=106application/javascript
https://s.ntv.io/serve/load.jstext/javascript
text/javascript
https://assets.zephr.com/zephr-browser/1.3.9/zephr-browser.umd.jstext/javascript
https://assets.zephr.com/tribune/zephr-minify.1.0.1.jstext/javascript
https://cdn.onesignal.com/sdks/OneSignalSDK.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.
Blog Or News Release
Link to Blog / News Release Page
http://digitaledition.baltimoresun.com#nt=primarynavbarRead today's newspaper(Opens i...
https://enewspaper.theaegis.com/#nt=secondarynavbarThe Aegis(Opens in new window)


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.
DMOZ Listing
Yes

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

Google Analytics
Analytics Service is not implemented for the site.

Google Page Rank
7 Excellent! the website has a high page rank (7/10).

7
0 - 1 2 - 3 4 - 10
Poor Good Excellent
Links From Root Domains
274
Excellent! You do have a lot of root domains (274) linked to your site baltimoresun.com.

274
< 20 21 - 50 > 51
Poor Good Excellent


Number of backlinks from some other root domains is an indicator of domain authority, the more backlinks your site has, the higher its domain authority, which leads to a higher chance of better ranking.

Tips:
1. make it easy for others to link to your site, provide the code if possible.
2. links from older domains are more powerful than links from new domains.
3. links from .edu and .gov generally have a higher value.
Social Engagement
Your site has an excellent social media engagement!

  Facebook Likes 2,195
  Facebook Shares 2,741
  Facebook Comments 1,937
  Tweets 5
  LinkedIn 398

Social Media Integration
Excellent! your site is well integrated with social media networks.

Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/baltimoresun/
Twitter Accounthttps://twitter.com/baltimoresun
Google+ PageNot Found


Trustworthiness
92

Excellent! the website has a good Trustworthiness Score (92/100).

92
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
91 Excellent! the website has a good Child Safe Score (91/100).

91
0 - 19 20 - 39 40 - 59 60 - 79 80 - 100
Very Poor Poor Unsatisfactory Good Excellent


Safe Browsing
Safe! the site baltimoresun.com 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.
Traffic Rank
37,685th most visited website in the world.
6,388th most visited website in United States  

your site has an excellent high traffic rank in the world.
Websites On Same Server
Excellent! You do have very few domains (3 - kmov.com, fox10tv.com, thebookiesoffers.co.uk) hosted on the same server as baltimoresun.com (ip : 23.61.246.153).

Too many domains hosted on the same server is an indicator that you are not really serious about your website, and your site will have a higher chance to be surrounded by bad neighbours.

Tips:
1. the fewer domains hosted on the same server/ip the better.
2. avoid shared hosting whenever possible, especially when there are already hundreds or thousands of sites are hosted on the same server.
3. dedicated ip or resources for your site not only do good to your site visitors but also favoured by search engines.
Server Location
your server (IP : 23.61.246.153) is located at United States  
the most site visitors come from United States  

Excellent! your server is located close to most of your site visitors.
HTTP Compression
No

your website server does not support HTTP Compression.

Caching
No

your website server does not support Caching.

Server Signature
Excellent! the website server signature is off.

A secure and safe server is not only good for your site visitors but also good for search engines.

Tips:
1. server software version information can be utilized by malicious visitors to attack your server.
2. by turning off the server signature, you actually have made your server a little bit more secure.
3. for Apache server - edit the apache2.conf or the .htaccess file to turn server signature off.
Domain Age
25 years, 98 days old ( 1st registered on : 1997-10-23 )


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excellent, the domain age is old enough.

Domain Expires
0 years, 264 days from today ( expires on : 2023-10-21 )


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domain is expiring in less than a year.

Domain Info
baltimoresun.com ( 16 characters )

Domain Registrar : GoDaddy Corporate Domains, LLC

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Domain Created On Last Modified On Expires On
1997-10-23 2022-09-24 2023-10-21
25 years, 98 days old 0 years, 127 days ago 0 years, 264 days from today
25 years, 98 days old


Domain Name Servers used by baltimoresun.com
DNS Name IP Address
dns1.tribpub.com192.187.74.23
dns2.tribpub.com192.187.74.23
dns3.tribpub.com192.187.74.24
dns4.tribpub.com192.187.74.24


Domain is going to expire in less than a year time (0 years, 264 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.

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