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Bangor Daily News - Maine news, sports, politics, and obituaries

Words count: 9    Unique Words: 9    Length: 64 characters
[ To optimize the page title, Use this SEO Title Optimizer ]

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.

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.
Maine's premier news source. With local news from across the state, opinion, obits, and political coverage, The Bangor Daily News brings Maine together.

Words count: 23    Length: 152 characters
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Excellent! Your meta description contains between 70 and 160 characters.

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.

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
Bangor Daily News - Maine news, sports, politics, and ...
Maine's premier news source. With local news from across the state, opinion, obits, and political coverage, The Bangor Daily News brings Maine together.

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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.

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.
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

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.

agomay  april  aroostook  bangor  bdn  business  central  change  coronavirus  covid  daily  deals  east  farmers  hancock  homestead  hours  maine  manage  midcoast  national  news  notices  obituaries  opinion  outdoors  piscataquis  police  politics  portland  public  regions  rsquo  search  sections  service  sports  vaccine  years  york 

Top 20 Keywords
Total Terms Count: 1,479

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

Top 20 terms occurance and density
KeywordIn DomainIn TitleIn DescriptionIn Heading In Body Density
maine 39 2.64%
news 28 1.89%
april 27 1.83%
rsquo 24 1.62%
politics 19 1.28%
national 17 1.15%
bangor 17 1.15%
sports 15 1.01%
hours 10 0.68%
agomay 9 0.61%
manage 9 0.61%
obituaries 7 0.47%
covid 7 0.47%
vaccine 6 0.41%
service 6 0.41%
hancock 6 0.41%
business 6 0.41%
aroostook 6 0.41%
piscataquis 6 0.41%
public 6 0.41%

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

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.

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


Bangor Daily News


Belfast gardeners join forces to plant a million daffodils in the city
Trial of man charged in 2020 killing outside Bangor nightclub will likely go to jury Monday
Maine CDC reports 231 more coronavirus cases across the state
Maine ends COVID-19 visitor testing and quarantine needs
Hancock County’s treasurer with no finance experience has refused on-the-job training
Secret Service agent dies training at Bush compound in Maine
COVID-19 and international construction rules complicate already challenging Madawaska bridge project
There is lead-contaminated soil in Maine. Here’s what you need to know before you plant.
Ducks caught behaving badly on trail camera video
Small cruise ships are coming back, but they won’t replace lost tourist dollars in Maine
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson hammers CMP corridor in new streaming show
Janet Mills gets glimpse of Maine’s complicated marine energy politics
Fishermen’s protest previews offshore wind as potent political issue for Janet Mills
Real ID rollout slowdown benefits Maine, secretary of state says
LL Bean’s flagship Freeport store to resume 24-hour operations
Maine payment giant sees ripple effects from pandemic-related changes
Maine potato farmers celebrate as Mexico lifts its ban on fresh US spuds
Small, domestic cruise ships are set to return to Maine in May


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Answers to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccines
Colleges and businesses are combining efforts to keep graduates in Aroostook County
Susan Collins wants to renew Farm to School grant program
Maine seaweed growers to break state records this spring
High school roundup: Anthony Chiappone powers Brewer baseball team past Oceanside
Police locate Old Town woman who briefly went missing on Saturday
Bangor is one of few large Maine communities that limit councilors’ political speech
With a nod to the past, a Maine couple preserves gravestones and maintains historic cemeteries
Janet Mills shares her experience with domestic abuse as state unveils comprehensive report
If you care about the planet, decide what to do with your body when you die
The birds are feeding the butterflies right in my backyard
After 28 years of sharing stories with BDN readers, it’s time for a career change
6 deer having a meeting in this trail camera classic
Man who allegedly held girlfriend captive, then shot himself in Bangor indicted on kidnapping and other charges
Machias veterinarian facing criminal charges after her license is revoked
He was unloading a pistol when it discharged, changing 2 young lives forever
Roger Stone says he took ‘not a dime’ from anyone seeking Trump pardon
Caitlyn Jenner says transgender girls in women’s sports is ‘unfair’
Tree traps Pennsylvania man in portable toilet
Sports betting is back before the Maine Legislature and it’s still complicated
Joe Biden’s call for more offshore wind turbines faces stiff headwind from Maine fishermen
Latest news in your region
Prospective Hampden waste plant buyer again mischaracterizes past work
CEO behind Jackson Lab’s massive growth to step down in February
Missing Rockland man identified as person found in Owls Head wetlands
Two-thirds of women’s correctional facility residents have tested positive for COVID-19
Presque Isle police await hackers’ next move with stolen data after ransom deadline passes
Maine Capitol Police chief retires after uproar over social media posts
Eastport hires Army veteran as 6th city manager since 2010
Piscataquis County officers cleared in shooting at Medford home 2 years ago
Funtown Splashtown is reopening
Maine boxer Brandon Berry set for bout in Florida on Saturday
6 female Colby coaches say they are paid less than men
Swayman makes 17 saves, Smith posts hat trick as Bruins handle Sabres
Ellsworth’s Chris Sarro suffers first-round bare-knuckle fighting loss
Patriots trade up, select Alabama’s Barmore in 2nd round
Orono athletics complex renovation project expected to finish by fall
Don’t open the door to more campaign dark money
Sports bans aren’t the only anti-trans attack this year
Vaccine passports are the nudge we need to achieve herd immunity
Some missed opportunities in Biden’s first address to Congress
Maine state parks are the perfect pandemic getaway, but they need more funding
Three ways to restore Supreme Court balance without ‘packing’
The pandemic forced me to face my anxiety — again
Farmer-ish is a new ‘home’ for farmers to tell their stories
How to keep your body healthy through the decades
Police fatally shoot gunman who killed 2 at Wisconsin casino
Drug take-back yields more than 46 tons in New England
Momentum grows for closing gaps in US vaccine requirements
Use-of-force cases prompt state debates over officer records
Celebrity politicians test voter interest in post-Trump era
Vermont to update outdoor mask rule and enter 2nd reopen phase
Coast Guard rescues 5 from burning fishing trawler in Massachusetts
UMaine launches campaign to keep food out of landfills
Bid to censure Mitt Romney for Trump impeachment votes fails
GOP seeks to convince vaccine skeptics within its own ranks
Formal start of final phase of Afghan pullout by US, NATO
5 more Mainers die and 403 more coronavirus cases are reported across the state
How the Gaetz probe grew from sex trafficking to medical pot
Creative UMPI softball team constructs makeshift field to play first home games in 4 years
7-foot-1 center among 4 UMaine men’s basketball signees
GOP risks purging eligible voters in drive to cull states’ rolls
Biden still hasn’t picked an ambassador to Israel. What does that say of US-Israeli relations?
240-pound fish, age 100, caught in Michigan
More high school seniors must pick a college without visiting
Manchin pans DC statehood bill in another break with Dems
Speedway 95 preparing for Saturday night start to stock car racing season
UMaine all-conference linebacker hopeful for Canadian Football League draft
Giuliani probe includes look at move to oust ambassador
US officials: Anxiety drove vaccine reactions in 5 states


Today’s paper
<STRONG> (1)Today’s paper

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

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

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.

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.
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.
Excellent! the website has a shortcut favicon image.

RSS Excellent! the website has a RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feed for quick publishing.

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.

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.

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
0.05 seconds - 937.32 Kb/s

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

Estimated loading time for different internet connections
Optical Fibre
6.70 s 0.05 s 0.05 s 0.01 s 3.75 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.

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
47 Kb (46,866 bytes)

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

Page size affects the speed of your website.

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
47 Kb (46,866 bytes) 11 Kb (11,419 bytes) 35 Kb (35,447 bytes) 32.21 %

Excellent! the text to html code ratio is just nice, that is within 15%-70%!

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.

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.
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.

1. avoid flash content whenever possible if you wish to have a fast and SEO friendly website.
Excellent! No frame is detected on this page.

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

1. avoid frames whenever possible.
2. search engines do not like frames.
3. use iframe instead if you really have no choice.
Inline CSS
21 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.

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.

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
1 redirection was detected for loading this page.

Excellent! HTTPS is used for your page.

WWW Resolve
Excellent! the websites and are resolved to the same url :

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

1. edit your .htaccess file and permanently redirect one to the other (eg redirect to
IP Canonicalization
IP address of the site is forwarded to, instead of to its domain name site

URL Rewrite
Non SEO Friendly URLs

You may use url rewrite techniques to make these 4 urls to be SEO friendly.

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

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

You have 4 Urls with underscore.

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

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.
Internal Links
(link to pages within this domain)
External Links
(link to pages on other websites)
361 12 373

Too many links (373), it may be considered as spam!

Internal Links (link to pages within this domain) - 361
URL Anchor Text Maine East Life Out
https://obituaries.bangordailynews.comObituaries Maine East Out Metro Focus Polls Sections & Deals
https://classifieds.bangordailyn...e-bangor/real-estate/search?Real Estate EVENTS News Account Delivery Digital
http://eedition.bangordailynews....BangorDailyNews/default.aspxE-edition us Me
https://obituaries.bangordailynews.comObituaries Maine East Out Metro Focus Polls Sections & Deals
https://classifieds.bangordailyn...e-bangor/real-estate/search?Real Estate EVENTS News Account Delivery Digital
http://eedition.bangordailynews....BangorDailyNews/default.aspxE-edition us Me

External Links (link to pages on other websites) - 12
URL Anchor Text Notices Notices service Notices service Notices service
https://bangordailynews.zendesk....80972-The-history-of-the-BDNAbout Us Notices Marketing Agency Guide powered by Newspack by...

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

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.
Total Images Alt Present Alt Missing
75 17 58

58 images do not have Alt values.

Image URL - 75
URL ALT Text Daily News Curtis Curtis Marino Jr. Marino Jr. Curtis Curtis Phalen Tomaselli Phalen Tomaselli Andrews Andrews Piper Piper Shepherd Shepherd Bever, Maine Public Bever, Maine Public

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

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.
Style Block In Same Page Links to External Style Files Total
13 25 38

Too many (25) external style sheet files , it will slow down the downloading.

Links To External Stylesheet Files - 25
Stylesheet URL rel type

Scripts Block In Same Page Links to External Script Files Total
65 33 98

Too many (33) external scripts files , it will slow down the downlaoding.

Links To External Script Files - 33
Script URL Type

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

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 service

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.

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

Your site is not listed in the DMOZ Open Directory. DMOZ Open Directory Project

Google Analytics
Analytics Service is not implemented for the site.

Google Page Rank
6 Excellent! the website has a high page rank (6/10).

0 - 1 2 - 3 4 - 10
Poor Good Excellent
Links From Root Domains
Excellent! You do have a lot of root domains (82) linked to your site

< 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.

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 761
  Facebook Shares 1,719
  Facebook Comments 874
  Tweets 1,010
  LinkedIn 37

Social Media Integration
Your site is not integrated with Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

Facebook PageNot Found
Twitter AccountNot Found
Google+ PageNot Found


Excellent! the website has a good Trustworthiness Score (91/100).

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).

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).

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

Safe Browsing
Safe! the site 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.

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
56,994th most visited website in the world.
12,337th 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 (4 -,,, hosted on the same server as (ip :

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.

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 : 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

your website server does not support HTTP Compression.


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.

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
23 years, 39 days old ( 1st registered on : 1998-03-31 )

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excellent, the domain age is old enough.

Domain Expires
0 years, 324 days from today ( expires on : 2022-03-29 )

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domain is expiring in less than a year.

Domain Info ( 19 characters )

Domain Registrar : Network Solutions, LLC

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Domain Created On Last Modified On Expires On
1998-03-31 2020-01-30 2022-03-29
23 years, 39 days old 1 year, 99 days ago 0 years, 324 days from today
23 years, 39 days old

Domain Name Servers used by
DNS Name IP Address

Domain is going to expire in less than a year time (0 years, 324 days from today), try to renew it for more than one year!

domain name choice and domain age are crucial for SEO.

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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