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Words count: 2    Unique Words: 2    Length: 15 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.

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.
TheHumanist.com is the online hub for news, politics, science, and culture from a humanist perspective. 

Words count: 16    Length: 105 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
TheHumanist.com www.thehumanist.com/
TheHumanist.com is the online hub for news, politics, science, and culture from a humanist perspective. 

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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.
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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.

aha  american  april  arts  association  book  boston  church  commentary  covid  culture  daniel  dilemma  entertainment  features  fierce  granados  humanevangelist  humanism  humanist  jump  life  luis  magazine  national  news  pandemic  person  philosophy  read  religion  rob  search  staff  subscribe  thehumanist  time  twitter  voices  watch 

Top 20 Keywords
Total Terms Count: 516

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
humanist 15 2.91%
april 15 2.91%
news 10 1.94%
read 9 1.74%
thehumanist 7 1.36%
church 6 1.16%
magazine 5 0.97%
person 5 0.97%
time 4 0.78%
american 4 0.78%
book 4 0.78%
arts 4 0.78%
voices 4 0.78%
humanism 4 0.78%
pandemic 4 0.78%
philosophy 3 0.58%
features 3 0.58%
staff 3 0.58%
subscribe 3 0.58%
covid 3 0.58%

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>)


The Humanist Magazine: Philosophies on Life and Death in a Time of Pandemic
Elle the Humanist: An Interview with a Young Humanist Author
The Green New Hope
Climate Change Brought Us the Coronavirus, Climate Action Can Save Us
5 Reasons Secular Americans are Poised to become Major Force in US Politics
Philosophy in a Time of Pandemic


Most Popular
Latest Voices
The Humanist Magazine
More From This Issue
CHURCH & STATE | In the Face of a Deadly Global Pandemic, the Government Can Ban Large Gather-ings—Even Religious Ones
HUMANISM & THE ARTS | The American Sound of Hope: George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
FIRST PERSON | The Other Self
The Humanist


COVID and Communities: How Are LGBTQ+ People Affected?
Dose of Dopamine: Good News in Troubled Times
The Planet Can’t Heal if the People Are Sick
SCOTUS Watch: Disenfranchising Voters in April, Going Public in…
Why Read?
Inspiration during a Quarantine
Church & State
Humanism & the Arts
First Person


Coronavirus Exposes Racial Disparities
Fostering Discrimination: Will SCOTUS Allow Religion to Rule in Foster Care Placement?
<EM> (3)Humanist
Elle the Humanist:
The Humanevangelist:

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.

https://thehumanist.com/home/feed/ Excellent! the website has a RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feed for quick publishing.

http://thehumanist.com/robots.txt Excellent! the website has a Robots.txt file to regulate search engine crawlers access.

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
http://thehumanist.com/sitemap.xml Excellent! the website has a XML Sitemap to guide search engine crawlers for indexing its pages.
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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
0.09 seconds - 127.41 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
1.64 s 0.01 s 0.01 s 0.00 s 0.92 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
11 Kb (11,467 bytes)

The page is a bit too small, it may not have enough relevant content to rank well!

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
11 Kb (11,467 bytes) 4 Kb (4,272 bytes) 7 Kb (7,195 bytes) 59.37 %

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
12 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 http://www.thehumanist.com and http://thehumanist.com are resolved to the same url :https://thehumanist.com/

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 www.mysite.com to mysite.com).
IP Canonicalization
Excellent! IP address of the site is forwarded to its domain name site https://thehumanist.com/.

URL Rewrite
Excellent! your urls are clean.

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 5 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)
128 12 140

You have more than 100 links (140).

Internal Links (link to pages within this domain) - 128
URL Anchor Text
https://thehumanist.com/news...rican-humanist-association-news/AHA News
https://thehumanist.com/voices/the-ethical-dilemma/Joan Reisman-Brill, The Humani...
https://thehumanist.com/voices/rules-are-for-schmucks/Luis Granados, Rules Are for S...
https://thehumanist.com/voices/on-the-hill/Rachel Deitch, On the Hill
https://thehumanist.com/voices/humanist-edge/Humanist EDge
https://thehumanist.com/voices/luis-granados-ahead-curve/Luis Granados, Ahead of the Cu...
https://thehumanist.com/voices/the-humanevangelist/Clay Farris Naff, The Humaneva...
https://thehumanist.com/voices/court-watch/David Niose, Court Watch
https://thehumanist.com/voices/fierce-humanism/Greta Christina, Fierce Humani...
https://thehumanist.com/voices/church-state/Rob Boston, Church & State
https://thehumanist.com/voices/sexual-intelligence/Marty Klein, Sexual Intelligen...
https://thehumanist.com/voices/brainstormin/Andy Norman, Brainstormin’
https://thehumanist.com/arts-entertainment/Arts & Entertainment
https://thehumanist.com/the-magazine/The Magazine
https://thehumanist.com/the-magazine/up-front/Up Front
https://thehumanist.com/features/Magazine Features
https://thehumanist.com/the-magazine/church-state/Church & State
https://thehumanist.com/the-magazine/fierce-humanism/Fierce Humanism
https://thehumanist.com/the-...gazine/philosophically-speaking/Philosophically Speaking
https://thehumanist.com/the-magazine/first-person/First Person
https://thehumanist.com/reviews/books/Book Reviews
https://thehumanist.com/reviews/films/Film Reviews
https://thehumanist.com/multimedia/the-humanist-hour/The Humanist Hour
https://thehumanist.com/magazine/may-june-2020/The Humanist Magazine: Philoso...
https://thehumanist.com/arts...iew-with-a-young-humanist-authorElle the Humanist: An Intervie...
https://thehumanist.com/contributors/innanoshe-r-akusonInnanoshe R. Akuson
https://thehumanist.com/commentary/the-green-new-hopeThe Green New Hope
https://thehumanist.com/contributors/staffTheHumanist.com Staff
https://thehumanist.com/comm...virus-climate-action-can-save-usClimate Change Brought Us the ...
https://thehumanist.com/contributors/roy-speckhardtRoy Speckhardt
https://thehumanist.com/comm...ecome-major-force-in-us-politics5 Reasons Secular Americans ar...
https://thehumanist.com/contributors/juhem-navarro-riveraJuhem Navarro-Rivera
https://thehumanist.com/news...es-how-are-lgbtq-people-affectedCOVID and Communities: How Are...
https://thehumanist.com/news...es-how-are-lgbtq-people-affectedRead More
https://thehumanist.com/news...mine-good-news-in-troubled-timesDose of Dopamine: Good News in...
https://thehumanist.com/news...mine-good-news-in-troubled-timesRead More
https://thehumanist.com/news...cant-heal-if-the-people-are-sickThe Planet Can’t Heal if the P...
https://thehumanist.com/news...cant-heal-if-the-people-are-sickRead More
https://thehumanist.com/news...ers-in-april-going-public-in-maySCOTUS Watch: Disenfranchising...
https://thehumanist.com/news...ers-in-april-going-public-in-mayRead More
https://thehumanist.com/comm...nd-the-national-prayer-breakfastLet Us Say: It’s Time to End t...
https://thehumanist.com/comm...y-fauci-whos-your-covid-19-guideGod or Anthony Fauci: Who Is P...
https://thehumanist.com/comm...mage-of-trumps-cure-for-covid-19The Profound Damage of Trump’s...
https://thehumanist.com/popular-postsSee More Popular Posts
https://thehumanist.com/maga...-gather-ings-even-religious-onesCHURCH & STATE | In the Face o...
https://thehumanist.com/voic...umanevangelist-easters-fake-newsThe Humanevangelist: Easter’s ...
https://thehumanist.com/voic...ld-i-love-someone-no-matter-whatThe Humanist Dilemma: Should I...
https://thehumanist.com/voicesSee All From Latest Voices
https://thehumanist.com/cont...nn-hiram-crespo-and-john-r-shookM. Pigliucci, A. Klaeysen, A. ...
https://thehumanist.com/maga...philosophy-in-a-time-of-pandemicPhilosophy in a Time of Pandem...
https://thehumanist.com/maga...philosophy-in-a-time-of-pandemicRead More
https://thehumanist.com/contributors/mark-dunbarMark Dunbar
https://thehumanist.com/maga.../may-june-2020/features/why-readWhy Read?
https://thehumanist.com/contributors/aha-staffAHA Staff
https://thehumanist.com/maga.../inspiration-during-a-quarantineInspiration during a Quarantin...
https://thehumanist.com/contributors/ashton-p-woodsAshton P. Woods
https://thehumanist.com/maga...virus-exposes-racial-disparitiesCoronavirus Exposes Racial Dis...
https://thehumanist.com/contributors/liz-hayesLiz Hayes
https://thehumanist.com/maga...to-rule-in-foster-care-placementFostering Discrimination: Will...
https://thehumanist.com/the-magazine/church-stateChurch & State

External Links (link to pages on other websites) - 12
URL Anchor Text
https://americanhumanist.org/humanistsubscribe/Receive this in your inbox
http://ahuman.convio.net/sit...custom.Appeal=unsolicited&20subsSubscribe to Print
http://ahuman.convio.net/sit...custom.Appeal=unsolicited&20subsGive a Gift
http://ahuman.convio.net/sit...custom.Appeal=unsolicited&20subsRenew Subscription
https://americanhumanist.org/subscribe/Subscribe to Print
https://twitter.com/americnhumanistFollow us on Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/AmericanHumanistLike us on Facebook
https://americanhumanist.org/humanistsubscribe/Subscribe to Newsletter
http://americanhumanist.orgThe American Humanist Associat...

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
14 1 13

13 images do not have Alt values.

Image URL - 14
https://4d6ab1ae1m81qn73x25f...t/themes/humanist/dist/assets/images/logo-footer.pngThe Humanist

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
1 5 6

Too many (5) external style sheet files , it will slow down the downloading.

Links To External Stylesheet Files - 5
Stylesheet URL rel type

Scripts Block In Same Page Links to External Script Files Total
20 12 32

Too many (12) external scripts files , it will slow down the downlaoding.

Links To External Script Files - 12
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

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
UA-3327545-4 Excellent! the website implements Google Analytics.

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

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


Excellent! the website has a good Trustworthiness Score (87/100).

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
97 Excellent! the website has a good Child Safe Score (97/100).

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

Safe Browsing
Safe! the site thehumanist.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.

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
685,228th most visited website in the world.
your site has a fair good traffic rank across the world.
Websites On Same Server
Excellent! You do have very few domains (4 - americanhumanist.org, wowonline.org, thehumanist.org, thehumanist.com) hosted on the same server as thehumanist.com (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  
ensure your server is not located far away from 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
16 years, 216 days old ( 1st registered on : 2003-10-31 )

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excellent, the domain age is old enough.

Domain Expires
0 years, 149 days from today ( expires on : 2020-10-31 )

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domain is expiring in less than a year.

Domain Info
thehumanist.com ( 15 characters )

Domain Registrar : 1&1 IONOS SE

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Domain Created On Last Modified On Expires On
2003-10-31 2019-11-01 2020-10-31
16 years, 216 days old 0 years, 215 days ago 0 years, 149 days from today
16 years, 216 days old

Domain Name Servers used by thehumanist.com
DNS Name IP Address

Domain is going to expire in less than a year time (0 years, 149 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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