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Competitor Domains Test

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Robots.txt Test
Your site lacks a "robots.txt" file. This file can protect private content from appearing online, save bandwidth, and lower load time on your server. A missing "robots.txt" file also generates additional errors in your apache log whenever robots request one. Read more about the robots.txt file, and how to create one for your site.
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In order to pass this test you must create and properly install a robots.txt file.
For this, you can use any program that produces a text file or you can use an online tool (Google Webmaster Tools has this feature).
Remember to use all lower case for the filename: robots.txt, not ROBOTS.TXT.
A simple robots.txt file looks like this:
User-agent: *
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /images/
Disallow: /pages/thankyou.html
This would block all search engine robots from visiting "cgi-bin" and "images" directories and the page "http://www.yoursite.com/pages/thankyou.html"

TIPS:
  • You need a separate Disallow line for every URL prefix you want to exclude
  • You may not have blank lines in a record because they are used to delimit multiple records
  • Notice that before the Disallow command, you have the command: User-agent: *. The User-agent: part specifies which robot you want to block. Major known crawlers are: Googlebot (Google), Googlebot-Image (Google Image Search), Baiduspider (Baidu), Bingbot (Bing)
  • One important thing to know if you are creating your own robots.txt file is that although the wildcard (*) is used in the User-agent line (meaning "any robot"), it is not allowed in the Disallow line.
  • Regular expressions are not supported in either the User-agent or Disallow lines
Once you have your robots.txt file, you can upload it in the top-level directory of your web server. After that, make sure you set the permissions on the file so that visitors (like search engines) can read it.
Sitemap Test
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SEO Friendly URL Test
We have found 12 URLs that are not SEO friendly!
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In order for URLs to be SEO friendly, they should be clearly named for what they are and contain no spaces, underscores or other characters. You should avoid the use of parameters when possible, as they are make URLs less inviting for users to click or share.
- If your website is new and is not indexed by search engines you can replace underscores with hyphens or redirect those links to URLs that use hyphens.BUT, if your website is ranked well by search engines you do not need to do this (probably you have other ranking factors working very well).
- The general advice remains: build links that contain hyphens rather than underscores and avoid dynamic URLs.
Image Alt Test
Your webpage has 4 'img' tags and all of them contain the required 'alt' attribute.
Inline CSS Test
Congratulations! Your web page does not use inline CSS styles.
Deprecated HTML Tags
Congratulations! Your page does not use HTML deprecated tags.
Google Analytics Test

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In order to pass this test you must create an account on Google Analytics site and insert into your page a small javascript tracking code.
Example:
<!-- Google Analytics -->
<script>
(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){
(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
})(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');

ga('create', 'UA-XXXX-Y', 'auto');
ga('send', 'pageview');

</script>
<!-- End Google Analytics -->
Note that you have to change the 'UA-XXXX-Y' with the proper id which you'll find in your analytics account.
Favicon Test
Favicon Congratulations! Your website appears to have a favicon.
JS Error Checker
Congratulations! There are no severe JavaScript errors on your web page.

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Speed optimizations
HTML Page Size Test
HTML Compression/GZIP Test
Congratulations! Your page is successfully compressed using gzip compression on your code.
Your HTML is compressed from 17.00 Kb to 4.08 Kb (76 % size savings). This helps ensure a faster loading web page and improved user experience.
Site Loading Speed Test
Your site loading time is around 3.414 seconds and this is under the average loading speed which is 5 seconds.

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Page Objects
Congratulations, your page has fewer than 20 http requests. A higher number of http requests results in a user's browser needing to request a large number of objects from your server, which will ultimately slow down the loading of your web page.
Page Cache Test (Server Side Caching)
It does not appear that you are caching your pages. Cached pages serve up static html and avoid potentially time consuming queries to your database. It also helps lower server load by up to 80%. Caching most visibly benefits high traffic pages that access a database, but whose content does not change on every page view. Common caching methods include Alternative PHP Cache, Quickcache, and jpcache. Caching mechanisms also typically compress HTML, further reducing page size and load time.
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In order to pass this test you are advised to use a caching mechanism for your pages. There are three methods which can be used to caching your web pages:
  1. Alternative PHP caching
    - Alternative PHP Cache (APC) is an open source framework which caches data using intermediate PHP code. Most web programmers who are familiar with the PHP programming language can easily set up Alternative PHP Cache for your site.
  2. Quickcache
    - Quickcache is a lightweight page caching solution which was formerly known as jpcache. Quickcache caches the page output rather than compiling the PHP page, making it a superior version of page caching to the Alternative PHP caching. Quickcache can be quickly downloaded from their website and can reduce your page load time up to 80%.
  3. WP Super Cache
    - If you have a Wordpress website, WP Super Cache can be installed within seconds and without no programming knowledge.
Flash Test
Congratulations! Your website does not include flash objects (an outdated technology that was sometimes used to deliver rich multimedia content). Flash content does not work well on mobile devices, and is difficult for crawlers to interpret.
Image Caching Test
Your site is not using expires headers for your images. An expires tag can help speed up the serving of your webpages for users that regularly visit your site and see the same images. Learn more about how to add expires headers to your images.
In order to reduce the number of HTTP requests, you can use the HTTP Expires header to set an expiration time for your images or any other content type. You can add the following lines into your .htaccess file:
<IfModule mod_expires.c>
    ExpiresActive on
 
    ExpiresByType image/jpg "access plus 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 1 month"
</IfModule>
Nested Tables Test
Congratulations, your page does not use nested tables. This speeds up page loading time and optimizes the user experience.
Frameset Test
Congratulations! Your webpage does not use frames.
Doctype Test
Congratulations! Your website has a doctype declaration:
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
URL Redirects Checker
Congratulations! Your URL doesn't have any redirects (which could potentially cause site indexation issues and site loading delays).
Server and security
URL Canonicalization Test
http://websiteswotwork.co.uk and http://www.websiteswotwork.co.uk/ should resolve to the same URL, but currently do not.
In order to pass this test you must consider using a 301 re-write rule in your .htaccess file so that both addresses (http://example.com and http://www.example.com) resolve to the same URL.
- If you want to redirect http://www.example.com to http://example.com, you can use this:
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.example\.com$
RewriteRule ^/?$ "http\:\/\/example\.com\/" [R=301,L]
- If you want to redirect http://example.com to http://www.example.com, you can use this:
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www.example.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [L,R=301]
Note that you must put the above lines somewhere after RewriteEngine On line.
HTTPS Test
Your website is not using https, a secure communication protocol. Even for sites that do not collect sensitive customer information, search engines suggest that switching to https is an increasingly good idea and may help improve rankings. Note: if your site relies primarily on adsense income, be aware that using https may be detrimental to ad earnings.
If your website needs a secured authentication or an encrypted transfer of data, you need to install an SSL certificate in order to provide a secure connection over HTTPS protocol. HERE is a "step by step" guide to purchase and install an SSL certificate.
Safe Browsing Test
This site is not currently listed as suspicious (no malware or phishing activity found).
Server Signature Test
Congratulations, your server signature is off.
Directory Browsing Test
Congratulations! Your server has disabled directory browsing.
Plaintext Emails Test
We found 1 email addresses in your page code. We advise you to protect email links in a way that hides them from the spam harvesters.
In order to pass this test you must make your email addresses invisible to email spiders. Note that the best option is to replace your entire contact mechanism with a contact form and using the POST method while submitting the form. Other solutions are listed below:
  • replace the at (@) and dot (.) characters
  • replace text with images
  • use email obfuscators
  • hide email addresses using JavaScript or CSS trick

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Mobile usability
Media Query Responsive Test
Congratulations, your website uses media query technique, which is the base for responsive design functionalities.
Mobile Snapshot
You can see below how your website looks on the portrait view of a mobile device.
Snapshot
Advanced SEO
Microdata Schema Test
Your webpage doesn't take the advantages of HTML Microdata specifications in order to markup structured data. View Google's guide for getting started with microdata.
HTML5 Microdata is an easy way to add semantic markup to your web pages. Search engines rely on this markup to improve the display of search results, making it easier for people to find the right web pages.
Here is a simple example of how to use HTML5 microdata in your contact web page:
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person">
   <span itemprop="name">Joe Doe</span>
   <span itemprop="company">The Example Company</span>
   <span itemprop="tel">604-555-1234</span>
   <a itemprop="email" href="mailto:joe.doe@example.com">joe.doe@example.com</a>
</div>
Noindex Checker
Your webpage does not use the noindex meta tag. This means that your webpage will be read and indexed by search engines.
Canonical Tag Checker
Your page does not use the canonical link tag.
Nofollow Checker
Your webpage does not use the nofollow meta tag. This means that search engines will crawl all links from your webpage.
Disallow Directive Checker
Your site lacks a "robots.txt" file. This file can protect private content from appearing online, save bandwidth, and lower load on your server. A missing "robots.txt" file also generates additional errors in your apache log whenever robots request one.
SPF records checker
Congratulations! Your DNS server is using an SPF record. This SPF record is listed below:
v=spf1 include:spf.freeola.net ~all

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Common SEO issues

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Robots.txt Test
Your site lacks a "robots.txt" file. This file can protect private content from appearing online, save bandwidth, and lower load time on your server. A missing "robots.txt" file also generates additional errors in your apache log whenever robots request one. Read more about the robots.txt file, and how to create one for your site.
How to fix
In order to pass this test you must create and properly install a robots.txt file.
For this, you can use any program that produces a text file or you can use an online tool (Google Webmaster Tools has this feature).
Remember to use all lower case for the filename: robots.txt, not ROBOTS.TXT.
A simple robots.txt file looks like this:
User-agent: *
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /images/
Disallow: /pages/thankyou.html
This would block all search engine robots from visiting "cgi-bin" and "images" directories and the page "http://www.yoursite.com/pages/thankyou.html"

TIPS:
  • You need a separate Disallow line for every URL prefix you want to exclude
  • You may not have blank lines in a record because they are used to delimit multiple records
  • Notice that before the Disallow command, you have the command: User-agent: *. The User-agent: part specifies which robot you want to block. Major known crawlers are: Googlebot (Google), Googlebot-Image (Google Image Search), Baiduspider (Baidu), Bingbot (Bing)
  • One important thing to know if you are creating your own robots.txt file is that although the wildcard (*) is used in the User-agent line (meaning "any robot"), it is not allowed in the Disallow line.
  • Regular expressions are not supported in either the User-agent or Disallow lines
Once you have your robots.txt file, you can upload it in the top-level directory of your web server. After that, make sure you set the permissions on the file so that visitors (like search engines) can read it.
Sitemap Test
Congratulations! We've found 1 sitemap file for your website:
SEO Friendly URL Test
We have found 12 URLs that are not SEO friendly!
How to fix
In order for URLs to be SEO friendly, they should be clearly named for what they are and contain no spaces, underscores or other characters. You should avoid the use of parameters when possible, as they are make URLs less inviting for users to click or share.
- If your website is new and is not indexed by search engines you can replace underscores with hyphens or redirect those links to URLs that use hyphens.BUT, if your website is ranked well by search engines you do not need to do this (probably you have other ranking factors working very well).
- The general advice remains: build links that contain hyphens rather than underscores and avoid dynamic URLs.
Image Alt Test
Your webpage has 4 'img' tags and all of them contain the required 'alt' attribute.
Inline CSS Test
Congratulations! Your web page does not use inline CSS styles.
Deprecated HTML Tags
Congratulations! Your page does not use HTML deprecated tags.
Google Analytics Test
How to fix
In order to pass this test you must create an account on Google Analytics site and insert into your page a small javascript tracking code.
Example:
<!-- Google Analytics -->
<script>
(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){
(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
})(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');

ga('create', 'UA-XXXX-Y', 'auto');
ga('send', 'pageview');

</script>
<!-- End Google Analytics -->
Note that you have to change the 'UA-XXXX-Y' with the proper id which you'll find in your analytics account.
Favicon Test
Congratulations! Your website appears to have a favicon. favicon
JS Error Checker
Congratulations! There are no severe JavaScript errors on your web page.

Speed optimizations

HTML Page Size Test
HTML Compression/GZIP Test
Congratulations! Your page is successfully compressed using gzip compression on your code.
Your HTML is compressed from 17.00 Kb to 4.08 Kb (76 % size savings). This helps ensure a faster loading web page and improved user experience.
Site Loading Speed Test
Your site loading time is around 3.414 seconds and this is under the average loading speed which is 5 seconds.
Page Objects
Congratulations, your page has fewer than 20 http requests. A higher number of http requests results in a user's browser needing to request a large number of objects from your server, which will ultimately slow down the loading of your web page.

HTML Pages: 1  CSS Files: 3  Scripts: 7  Images: 9  Flash Files: 0 

Page Cache Test (Server Side Caching)
It does not appear that you are caching your pages. Cached pages serve up static html and avoid potentially time consuming queries to your database. It also helps lower server load by up to 80%. Caching most visibly benefits high traffic pages that access a database, but whose content does not change on every page view. Common caching methods include Alternative PHP Cache, Quickcache, and jpcache. Caching mechanisms also typically compress HTML, further reducing page size and load time.
How to fix
In order to pass this test you are advised to use a caching mechanism for your pages. There are three methods which can be used to caching your web pages:
  1. Alternative PHP caching
    - Alternative PHP Cache (APC) is an open source framework which caches data using intermediate PHP code. Most web programmers who are familiar with the PHP programming language can easily set up Alternative PHP Cache for your site.
  2. Quickcache
    - Quickcache is a lightweight page caching solution which was formerly known as jpcache. Quickcache caches the page output rather than compiling the PHP page, making it a superior version of page caching to the Alternative PHP caching. Quickcache can be quickly downloaded from their website and can reduce your page load time up to 80%.
  3. WP Super Cache
    - If you have a Wordpress website, WP Super Cache can be installed within seconds and without no programming knowledge.
Flash Test
Congratulations! Your website does not include flash objects (an outdated technology that was sometimes used to deliver rich multimedia content). Flash content does not work well on mobile devices, and is difficult for crawlers to interpret.
Image Caching Test
Your site is not using expires headers for your images. An expires tag can help speed up the serving of your webpages for users that regularly visit your site and see the same images. Learn more about how to add expires headers to your images.
How to fix
In order to reduce the number of HTTP requests, you can use the HTTP Expires header to set an expiration time for your images or any other content type. You can add the following lines into your .htaccess file:
<IfModule mod_expires.c>
    ExpiresActive on
 
    ExpiresByType image/jpg "access plus 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 1 month"
</IfModule>
Nested Tables Test
Congratulations, your page does not use nested tables. This speeds up page loading time and optimizes the user experience.
Frameset Test
Congratulations! Your webpage does not use frames.
Doctype Test
Congratulations! Your website has a doctype declaration:
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
URL Redirects Checker
Congratulations! Your URL doesn't have any redirects (which could potentially cause site indexation issues and site loading delays).

Server and security

URL Canonicalization Test
http://websiteswotwork.co.uk and http://www.websiteswotwork.co.uk/ should resolve to the same URL, but currently do not.
How to fix
In order to pass this test you must consider using a 301 re-write rule in your .htaccess file so that both addresses (http://example.com and http://www.example.com) resolve to the same URL.
- If you want to redirect http://www.example.com to http://example.com, you can use this:
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.example\.com$
RewriteRule ^/?$ "http\:\/\/example\.com\/" [R=301,L]
- If you want to redirect http://example.com to http://www.example.com, you can use this:
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www.example.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [L,R=301]
Note that you must put the above lines somewhere after RewriteEngine On line.
HTTPS Test
Your website is not using https, a secure communication protocol. Even for sites that do not collect sensitive customer information, search engines suggest that switching to https is an increasingly good idea and may help improve rankings. Note: if your site relies primarily on adsense income, be aware that using https may be detrimental to ad earnings.
How to fix
If your website needs a secured authentication or an encrypted transfer of data, you need to install an SSL certificate in order to provide a secure connection over HTTPS protocol. HERE is a "step by step" guide to purchase and install an SSL certificate.
Safe Browsing Test
This site is not currently listed as suspicious (no malware or phishing activity found).
Server Signature Test
Congratulations, your server signature is off.
Directory Browsing Test
Congratulations! Your server has disabled directory browsing.
Plaintext Emails Test
We found 1 email addresses in your page code. We advise you to protect email links in a way that hides them from the spam harvesters.
How to fix
In order to pass this test you must make your email addresses invisible to email spiders. Note that the best option is to replace your entire contact mechanism with a contact form and using the POST method while submitting the form. Other solutions are listed below:
  • replace the at (@) and dot (.) characters
  • replace text with images
  • use email obfuscators
  • hide email addresses using JavaScript or CSS trick

Mobile usability

Media Query Responsive Test
Congratulations, your website uses media query technique, which is the base for responsive design functionalities.
Mobile Snapshot

Advanced SEO

Microdata Schema Test
Your webpage doesn't take the advantages of HTML Microdata specifications in order to markup structured data. View Google's guide for getting started with microdata.
How to fix
HTML5 Microdata is an easy way to add semantic markup to your web pages. Search engines rely on this markup to improve the display of search results, making it easier for people to find the right web pages.
Here is a simple example of how to use HTML5 microdata in your contact web page:
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person">
   <span itemprop="name">Joe Doe</span>
   <span itemprop="company">The Example Company</span>
   <span itemprop="tel">604-555-1234</span>
   <a itemprop="email" href="mailto:joe.doe@example.com">joe.doe@example.com</a>
</div>
Noindex Checker
Your webpage does not use the noindex meta tag. This means that your webpage will be read and indexed by search engines.
Canonical Tag Checker
Your page does not use the canonical link tag.
Nofollow Checker
Your webpage does not use the nofollow meta tag. This means that search engines will crawl all links from your webpage.
Disallow Directive Checker
Your site lacks a "robots.txt" file. This file can protect private content from appearing online, save bandwidth, and lower load on your server. A missing "robots.txt" file also generates additional errors in your apache log whenever robots request one.
SPF records checker
Congratulations! Your DNS server is using an SPF record. This SPF record is listed below:
v=spf1 include:spf.freeola.net ~all
COMMON SEO ISSUES
passed Google Search Results Preview
What's This?
Check how your page might appear in Google search results. Google search results typically uses your webpage title, url and meta-description in order to display relevant summarized information about your site. If these elements are too long, Google will truncate their content. Webpage title up to 70 characters in length, and webpage descriptions up to 160 characters in length are recommended in order to optimize readability.

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passed Keywords Cloud
What's This?
The Keyword Cloud is a visual representation of keywords used on your website. This will show you which words are frequently used in the content of your webpage. Keywords having higher density are presented in larger fonts and displayed in alphabetic order.
addresses answers area baffle basic blogger bolton build built business businesses cleaning click collingwood companies contact control cost delicious design designer designers details directories does door driveways easy effective email engine engines enquiries expert experts facebook faqs freeindex friendly garage generate getting google great heating hire home idea improvement information internet just leave links looking major mastercard mini mobile nationwide navigation need online operate optimised oven page paving pest plumbers plumbing portfolio prices professional questions quick range repair reserved responsive rights science search sites small specialist start submit targeted think tradesman's twitter useful visa we've website websites westhoughton won't work
failed Robots.txt Test
What's This?
Check if your website is using a robots.txt file. When search engine robots crawl a website, they typically first access a site's robots.txt file. Robots.txt tells Googlebot and other crawlers what is and is not allowed to be crawled on your site.
Your site lacks a "robots.txt" file. This file can protect private content from appearing online, save bandwidth, and lower load time on your server. A missing "robots.txt" file also generates additional errors in your apache log whenever robots request one. Read more about the robots.txt file, and how to create one for your site.

HOW TO FIX

In order to pass this test you must create and properly install a robots.txt file.
For this, you can use any program that produces a text file or you can use an online tool (Google Webmaster Tools has this feature).
Remember to use all lower case for the filename: robots.txt, not ROBOTS.TXT.
A simple robots.txt file looks like this:
User-agent: *
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /images/
Disallow: /pages/thankyou.html
This would block all search engine robots from visiting "cgi-bin" and "images" directories and the page "http://www.yoursite.com/pages/thankyou.html"

TIPS:
  • You need a separate Disallow line for every URL prefix you want to exclude
  • You may not have blank lines in a record because they are used to delimit multiple records
  • Notice that before the Disallow command, you have the command: User-agent: *. The User-agent: part specifies which robot you want to block. Major known crawlers are: Googlebot (Google), Googlebot-Image (Google Image Search), Baiduspider (Baidu), Bingbot (Bing)
  • One important thing to know if you are creating your own robots.txt file is that although the wildcard (*) is used in the User-agent line (meaning "any robot"), it is not allowed in the Disallow line.
  • Regular expressions are not supported in either the User-agent or Disallow lines
Once you have your robots.txt file, you can upload it in the top-level directory of your web server. After that, make sure you set the permissions on the file so that visitors (like search engines) can read it.
passed Sitemap Test
What's This?
Check if the website has a sitemap. A sitemap is important as it lists all the web pages of the site and let search engine crawlers to crawl the website more intelligently. A sitemap also provides valuable metadata for each webpage.
Congratulations! We've found 1 sitemap file for your website:
failed SEO Friendly URL Test
What's This?
Check if your webpage URLs are SEO friendly. In order for links to be SEO friendly, they should contain keywords relevant to the page's topic, and contain no spaces, underscores or other characters. You should avoid the use of parameters when possible, as they make URLs less inviting for users to click or share. Google's suggestions for URL structure specify using hyphens or dashes (-) rather than underscores (_). Unlike underscores, Google treats hyphens as separators between words in a URL.
We have found 12 URLs that are not SEO friendly!

HOW TO FIX

In order for URLs to be SEO friendly, they should be clearly named for what they are and contain no spaces, underscores or other characters. You should avoid the use of parameters when possible, as they are make URLs less inviting for users to click or share.
- If your website is new and is not indexed by search engines you can replace underscores with hyphens or redirect those links to URLs that use hyphens.BUT, if your website is ranked well by search engines you do not need to do this (probably you have other ranking factors working very well).
- The general advice remains: build links that contain hyphens rather than underscores and avoid dynamic URLs.
passed Image Alt Test
What's This?
Check if images on your webpage are using alt attributes. If an image cannot be displayed (e.g., due to broken image source, slow internet connection, etc), the alt attribute provides alternative information. Using relevant keywords and text in the alt attribute can help both users and search engines better interpret the subject of an image.
Your webpage has 4 'img' tags and all of them contain the required 'alt' attribute.
passed Inline CSS Test
What's This?
Check your webpage HTML tags for inline CSS properties. Inline CSS property are added by using the style attribute within specific HTML tags. Inline CSS properties unnecessarily increase page size, and can be moved to an external CSS stylesheet. Removing inline CSS properties can improve page loading time and make site maintenance easier.
Congratulations! Your web page does not use inline CSS styles.
passed Deprecated HTML Tags
What's This?
Check if your webpage is using old, deprecated HTML tags. These tags will eventually lose browser support and your web pages may render incorrectly as browsers drop support for these tags.
Congratulations! Your page does not use HTML deprecated tags.
failed Google Analytics Test
What's This?
Check if your website is connected with Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a popular, free website analysis tool that helps provide insights about your site's traffic and demographics.

HOW TO FIX

In order to pass this test you must create an account on Google Analytics site and insert into your page a small javascript tracking code.
Example:
<!-- Google Analytics -->
<script>
(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){
(i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
})(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');

ga('create', 'UA-XXXX-Y', 'auto');
ga('send', 'pageview');

</script>
<!-- End Google Analytics -->
Note that you have to change the 'UA-XXXX-Y' with the proper id which you'll find in your analytics account.
passed Favicon Test
What's This?
Check if your site is using and correctly implementing a favicon. Favicons are small icons that appear in your browser's URL navigation bar. They are also saved next to your URL's title when your page is bookmarked. This helps brand your site and make it easy for users to navigate to your site among a list of bookmarks.
Favicon Congratulations! Your website appears to have a favicon.
passed JS Error Checker
What's This?
Check your page for JavaScript errors. These errors may prevent users from properly viewing your pages and impact their user experience. Sites with poor user experience tend to rank worse in search engine results.
Congratulations! There are no severe JavaScript errors on your web page.
SPEED OPTIMIZATIONS
passed HTML Page Size Test
What's This?
Check your page's HTML size. HTML size is the size of all the HTML code on your web page - this size does not include images, external javascripts or external CSS files.
passed HTML Compression/GZIP Test
What's This?
Check if your website is using HTML compression. HTML compression plays an important role in improving website speed by finding similar strings within a text file and replacing them temporarily to reduce overall file size.
Congratulations! Your page is successfully compressed using gzip compression on your code.
Your HTML is compressed from 17.00 Kb to 4.08 Kb (76 % size savings). This helps ensure a faster loading web page and improved user experience.
passed Site Loading Speed Test
What's This?
Check your website's loading speed. Page speed is an important factors in search engine rankings and overall site success. Pages that take longer than 5 seconds to load can lose up to 50% of users. Faster webpages result in higher traffic, better conversions and increased sales over slower loading pages.
Your site loading time is around 3.414 seconds and this is under the average loading speed which is 5 seconds.
passed Page Objects
What's This?
Check if all the objects requested by this webpage can be retrieved. If they are not retrievable, your page may display incorrectly, leading to a bad user experience and lower search engine rankings.
Congratulations, your page has fewer than 20 http requests. A higher number of http requests results in a user's browser needing to request a large number of objects from your server, which will ultimately slow down the loading of your web page.

HTML Pages: 1  CSS Files: 3  Scripts: 7  Images: 9  Flash Files: 0 

failed Page Cache Test (Server Side Caching)
What's This?
Check if your page is serving cached pages. A page cache saves dynamically generated pages and serves the pre-generated (cached) page to reduce server load and site loading time (by avoiding the re-loading and execution of PHP scripts). Common caching methods are ZenCache and WP Rocket.
It does not appear that you are caching your pages. Cached pages serve up static html and avoid potentially time consuming queries to your database. It also helps lower server load by up to 80%. Caching most visibly benefits high traffic pages that access a database, but whose content does not change on every page view. Common caching methods include Alternative PHP Cache, Quickcache, and jpcache. Caching mechanisms also typically compress HTML, further reducing page size and load time.

HOW TO FIX

In order to pass this test you are advised to use a caching mechanism for your pages. There are three methods which can be used to caching your web pages:
  1. Alternative PHP caching
    - Alternative PHP Cache (APC) is an open source framework which caches data using intermediate PHP code. Most web programmers who are familiar with the PHP programming language can easily set up Alternative PHP Cache for your site.
  2. Quickcache
    - Quickcache is a lightweight page caching solution which was formerly known as jpcache. Quickcache caches the page output rather than compiling the PHP page, making it a superior version of page caching to the Alternative PHP caching. Quickcache can be quickly downloaded from their website and can reduce your page load time up to 80%.
  3. WP Super Cache
    - If you have a Wordpress website, WP Super Cache can be installed within seconds and without no programming knowledge.
passed Flash Test
What's This?
Check if your page uses Flash, an outdated technology that was typically used to deliver rich multimedia content. The web has evolved to replace Flash with open-standard technologies that additionally offered better performance and security. Flash content also does not work well on mobile devices, and is difficult to index by search engines.
Congratulations! Your website does not include flash objects (an outdated technology that was sometimes used to deliver rich multimedia content). Flash content does not work well on mobile devices, and is difficult for crawlers to interpret.
failed Image Caching Test
What's This?
Checks if your page is using an image expires tag, which specifies a future expiration date for your images. Users browsers will see this tag and cache the image in their browser until the specified date (so that it does not keep re-fetching the unchanged image from your server). This speeds up your site the next time returning visitors arrive at your site and require the same image.
Your site is not using expires headers for your images. An expires tag can help speed up the serving of your webpages for users that regularly visit your site and see the same images. Learn more about how to add expires headers to your images.

HOW TO FIX

In order to reduce the number of HTTP requests, you can use the HTTP Expires header to set an expiration time for your images or any other content type. You can add the following lines into your .htaccess file:
<IfModule mod_expires.c>
    ExpiresActive on
 
    ExpiresByType image/jpg "access plus 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 1 month"
</IfModule>
passed Nested Tables Test
What's This?
Check if this site contains nested tables. A nested table is an HTML table containing another table inside it. Use of nested tables can slow down page rendering in the user's browser.
Congratulations, your page does not use nested tables. This speeds up page loading time and optimizes the user experience.
passed Frameset Test
What's This?
Check if your page is using frames, which divide your browser window into multiple sections where each section can load separate HTML documents. Frames create problems for both users (e.g., by creating unexepected behavior with printing functions or use of the back-button) and search engine robots (by complicating the crawling process). Avoid use of frames when possible.
Congratulations! Your webpage does not use frames.
passed Doctype Test
What's This?
Check for doctype declaration. A document type declaration, or DOCTYPE, defines which version of (X)HTML your webpage is using. Proper doctype declaration assists with proper page rendering and functioning of web documents in compliant browsers.
Congratulations! Your website has a doctype declaration:
  • <!DOCTYPE HTML>
passed URL Redirects Checker
What's This?
Check how many redirects your URL will perform to resolve to the final destination URL. Redirects often cause search engine indexing issues and can also lead to some minor loading delays. Google recommends removing or keeping redirects to a minimum.
Congratulations! Your URL doesn't have any redirects (which could potentially cause site indexation issues and site loading delays).
SERVER AND SECURITY
failed URL Canonicalization Test
What's This?
Test your site for potential URL canonicalization issues. Canonicalization describes how a site can use slightly different URLs for the same page (e.g., if http://www.example.com and http://example.com displays the same page but do not resolve to the same URL). If this happens, search engines may be unsure about which URL is the correct one to index. Learn more about canonicalization issues.
http://websiteswotwork.co.uk and http://www.websiteswotwork.co.uk/ should resolve to the same URL, but currently do not.

HOW TO FIX

In order to pass this test you must consider using a 301 re-write rule in your .htaccess file so that both addresses (http://example.com and http://www.example.com) resolve to the same URL.
- If you want to redirect http://www.example.com to http://example.com, you can use this:
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.example\.com$
RewriteRule ^/?$ "http\:\/\/example\.com\/" [R=301,L]
- If you want to redirect http://example.com to http://www.example.com, you can use this:
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www.example.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [L,R=301]
Note that you must put the above lines somewhere after RewriteEngine On line.
failed HTTPS Test
What's This?
Check if your website is using HTTPS, a secure protocol for sending/receiving data over the Internet. Using HTTPS indicates that an additional encryption/authentication layer was added between client and server. HTTPS should be used by any site that collects sensitive customer data such as credit card information. Even for sites that do not collect such data, switching to https helps users by improving privacy and overall security. Google is increasingly using https as a positive ranking factor.
Your website is not using https, a secure communication protocol. Even for sites that do not collect sensitive customer information, search engines suggest that switching to https is an increasingly good idea and may help improve rankings. Note: if your site relies primarily on adsense income, be aware that using https may be detrimental to ad earnings.

HOW TO FIX

If your website needs a secured authentication or an encrypted transfer of data, you need to install an SSL certificate in order to provide a secure connection over HTTPS protocol. HERE is a "step by step" guide to purchase and install an SSL certificate.
passed Safe Browsing Test
What's This?
Check if your website is identified as having malware or exhibiting phishing activity by Google's safe browsing API. Any site containing malware or suspicious for phising activity is seen as a threat to the online community and is often penalized by search engines. This test checks your website against regularly updated malware and phishing databases of problem websites.
This site is not currently listed as suspicious (no malware or phishing activity found).
passed Server Signature Test
What's This?
Check if your server's signature is ON. A server signature is the public identity of your web server and contains sensitive information that could be used to exploit any known vulnerability. Turning your server signature OFF is considered a good security practice to avoid disclosure of what software versions you are running.
Congratulations, your server signature is off.
passed Directory Browsing Test
What's This?
Check if your server allows directory browsing. If directory browsing is disabled, visitors will not be able to browse your directory by accessing the directory directly (if there is no index.html file). This will protect your files from being exposed to the public. Apache web server allows directory browsing by default. Disabling directory browsing is generally a good idea from a security standpoint.
Congratulations! Your server has disabled directory browsing.
failed Plaintext Emails Test
What's This?
Check your webpage for plaintext email addresses. Any e-mail address posted in public is likely to be automatically collected by computer software used by bulk emailers (a process known as e-mail address harvesting). A spam harvester can read through the pages in your site and extract plaintext email addresses which are then added to bulk marketing databases (resulting in more inbox spam). There are several methods for email obfuscation.
We found 1 email addresses in your page code. We advise you to protect email links in a way that hides them from the spam harvesters.

HOW TO FIX

In order to pass this test you must make your email addresses invisible to email spiders. Note that the best option is to replace your entire contact mechanism with a contact form and using the POST method while submitting the form. Other solutions are listed below:
  • replace the at (@) and dot (.) characters
  • replace text with images
  • use email obfuscators
  • hide email addresses using JavaScript or CSS trick
MOBILE USABILITY
passed Media Query Responsive Test
What's This?
Check if your page implements responsive design functionalities using the media query technique. The '@media' rule allows different style rules for screen sizes. Media query techniques allow different presentation and content to be served depending on the output device, helping ensure that your website renders optimally on all devices and platforms.
Congratulations, your website uses media query technique, which is the base for responsive design functionalities.
passed Mobile Snapshot
What's This?
Check how your website renders on a mobile device.
You can see below how your website looks on the portrait view of a mobile device.
ADVANCED SEO
failed Microdata Schema Test
What's This?
Check if your website uses HTML Microdata specifications (or structured data markup). Search engines use microdata to better understand the content of your site and create rich snippets in search results (which helps increase click-through rate to your site).
Your webpage doesn't take the advantages of HTML Microdata specifications in order to markup structured data. View Google's guide for getting started with microdata.

HOW TO FIX

HTML5 Microdata is an easy way to add semantic markup to your web pages. Search engines rely on this markup to improve the display of search results, making it easier for people to find the right web pages.
Here is a simple example of how to use HTML5 microdata in your contact web page:
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Person">
   <span itemprop="name">Joe Doe</span>
   <span itemprop="company">The Example Company</span>
   <span itemprop="tel">604-555-1234</span>
   <a itemprop="email" href="mailto:joe.doe@example.com">joe.doe@example.com</a>
</div>
passed Noindex Checker
What's This?
Check if your webpage is using the robots meta tag or the X-Robots-Tag HTTP header to instruct search engines not to show your site in search results pages.
Your webpage does not use the noindex meta tag. This means that your webpage will be read and indexed by search engines.
passed Canonical Tag Checker
What's This?
Check if your webpage is using the canonical link tag. The canonical link tag is used to nominate a primary page when you have several pages with duplicate or very similar content.
Your page does not use the canonical link tag.
passed Nofollow Checker
What's This?
Check if your webpage is using the robots meta tag or the X-Robots-Tag HTTP header to instruct search engines not to follow the links on your page. Outgoing links marked with this tag will tell search engines not to follow or crawl that particular link. Google recommends that nofollow tags are used for paid advertisements on your site and links to pages that have not been vetted as trusted sites (e.g., links posted by users of your site).
Your webpage does not use the nofollow meta tag. This means that search engines will crawl all links from your webpage.
info Disallow Directive Checker
What's This?
Check if your robots.txt file is instructing search engine crawlers to avoid parts of your website. The disallow directive is used in robots.txt to tell search engines not to crawl and index a file, page, or directory.
Your site lacks a "robots.txt" file. This file can protect private content from appearing online, save bandwidth, and lower load on your server. A missing "robots.txt" file also generates additional errors in your apache log whenever robots request one.
passed SPF records checker
What's This?
Check if your DNS records contains an SPF record. SPF (Sender Policy Framework) records allow email systems to verify if a given mail server has been authorized to send mail on behalf of your domain. Creating an SPF record increases email delivery rates by reducing the likelihood of your email being marked as spam.
Congratulations! Your DNS server is using an SPF record. This SPF record is listed below:

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