Report for www.wlc.ac.uk

Overall7.2

The overall score for this website.

Accessibility6.6

How accessible the website is to mobile and disabled users.

Experience6.8

How satisfying the website is likely to be for users.

Marketing7.9

How well marketed and popular the website is.

Technology5.3

How well designed and built the website is.

Screenshot of www.wlc.ac.uk

Nibbler tested a sample of 5 pages from this website at 7:44 AM on Sep 7, 2014 (BST).

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Top priorities for website improvement

  • Resolve the validation errors that are listed in the table below. These errors are preventing this website from being fully W3C compliant. The table shows the first 100 errors only. (read more)
  • Check how the website looks using a mobile and a tablet. Consider adding mobile-only styling using media queries. Some websites employ other techniques for mobile visitors which we cannot currently detect. (read more)
  • Make sure that all the pages of this website include a meta description. If you don't include one, Google will choose a sample of text from the page to appear in the search engine result. By including a meta description, you can control how your search engine result will appear. (read more)

Google+ page0.0

This website does not appear to be associated with a Google+ page.

  • This website was found to contain some links to Google+, but none appear to be public Google+ pages associated with this website.
    • Sign up for a Google+ page and make sure it is linked to from your site, or if you already have one make sure it is public.

Source: Google+

Code quality1.7

XHTML 1.0 Transitional

NoW3C Compliant

W3C Testing Results

PageErrorsWarningsDoctypeValidW3C Link
www.wlc.ac.uk/1618XHTML 1.0 TransitionalInvalidSee more
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/contactus.asp272XHTML 1.0 TransitionalInvalidSee more
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.asp501XHTML 1.0 TransitionalInvalidSee more
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.asp361XHTML 1.0 TransitionalInvalidSee more
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/default.asp61XHTML 1.0 TransitionalInvalidSee more

Mobile3.0

Mobile screenshot of www.wlc.ac.ukTablet screenshot of www.wlc.ac.uk
  • None of this website appears to be optimized for viewing on a mobile or tablet (using CSS media queries). It is important to make sure your content is optimized for a wide range of devices as a growing percentage of web browsing is done on phones and tablets.

Media specific CSS detected

Meta tags3.6

This is how this website will look in Google search listings:

Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

www.wlc.ac.uk/

Campuses in Acton, Ealing, Hammersmith and Southall. Offers a wide range academic and vocational courses

  • All pages include at least some metadata, but only 20.0% of pages have a description meta tag. The description meta data is important as it appears on Google's search result pages.

Meta Tags (name attribute)

Page URLNameContent
www.wlc.ac.uk/descriptionCampuses in Acton, Ealing, Hammersmith and Southall. Offers a wide range academic and vocational courses

Meta Tags (http-equiv attribute)

Page URLNameContent
www.wlc.ac.uk/Content-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/contactus.aspContent-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspContent-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.aspContent-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/default.aspContent-Typetext/html; charset=UTF-8

Server behavior5.2

Yes404 page

NoCompression

  • This website handles missing pages correctly by sending a 404 HTTP status code.
  • This website was not served using GZIP encoding. GZIP compression is widely supported and reduces the load time of a web page.
  • There is duplicate content on http://wlc.ac.uk and http://www.wlc.ac.uk. This is bad, as technically they are classed as two different websites. Search engines may lower a website's rank if they find the same content on two different URLs.
    • Choose one domain that you would like to use and then set a permanent (HTTP 301) redirect to forward users who visit the other.

URL format5.2

  • 4 URLs include a file extension.
    • Avoid use of file extensions wherever possible. File extensions appear at the end of web addresses, and have several negative effects. They make the address harder to remember or type (particularly for non-technical users), and can reveal the underlying technology of the website making it very slightly more vulnerable to hackers. They also tie the implementation of the website to a specific technology, which can make subsequent migration of URLs difficult. Consider URL rewriting as an effective and transparent means of creating appropriate URLs.

Local presence7.5

  • This website was found in 3 of the directories we tested. Being listed in directories makes it easier for users to find this website.
    • Add this website to any directories where it is not listed

Listed in directories

DirectoryAddressCategoriesDescriptionPhotosWebsite
Facebook LogoFacebookEaling, Hammersmith & West London College, Gliddon Road , London, W14 9BL, United Kingdom, 020 7565 1200.YesYesYesYes
Google LogoGoogle+ LocalEaling Hammersmith & West London College, London, W3 8EA, United Kingdom, +44 20 8741 1688.YesNoNoYes
Foursquare LogoFoursquareEaling, Hammersmith & West London College, Gunnersbury Ln., Acton, W3 8UX, United Kingdom, +44 800 980 2175.YesNoYesYes

Missing from directories

DirectoryInformation
Yelp LogoYelpNo listing found. We can only check this website's listing if it has reviews and has a contact number attached.

Social interest7.8

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  • We found 64 Tweets, 670 Facebook likes and 42 Google +1s for the 5 pages we tested.
    • Encourage sharing of your content with social media buttons on articles and pages of your website. The amount of social activity a website should have depends very much on the type of website, its target audience, and how long it has been in operation.

Sources: Google+, Twitter, Facebook

Popularity8.1

279,991st Most popular website in the world

This website recently saw a slight increase in popularity.

  • This is the 279,991st most popular website in the world.
  • Over the past 3 months, this website has experienced a slight increase in popularity.
  • This website accounts for 89.4% of the Internet traffic to wlc.ac.uk and its subdomains.

Source: Alexa

Amount of content8.4

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  • This website has an average of 420 words per page. The amount of content on a website has been shown to correlate with its search engine ranking.
    • Consider the amount of text on this website and increase it if appropriate.

Facebook page9.2

5,854 likes

32 people talking about this

  • This website was found to link to the Facebook page Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College with 5,854 likes.

Source: Facebook

Images9.8

85% of images have a clearly defined size

7 images are being resized by the browser

Analytics10.0

100% of pages use analytics

Multiple Analytics Solutions

  • Every page in this website is using some form of analytics software. This is excellent and should allow for a complete analysis of visitor behavior.

Analytics Software Found

Software Name
Google Analytics

Inoffensive content10.0

Very unlikelyto be blocked by a content filtering system

  • None of the pages tested will be blocked by filtering systems.

Page titles10.0

100% of pages have defined titles

0% of page titles are weak

  • All pages were found to use page titles appropriately. Page titles appear in search results and at the top of the browser's window when visiting the site. Appropriate page titles are particularly important for search engine optimization.

Headings10.0

affordable answers apply applying asked brochure campuses celta click college contact course courses departments education english enrolment feedback find first follow following form frequently full full-time guide guides here higher important information international keep language learners learning let's lettings level life loans media news online part please professional putting questions reference school search short student summer supported teacher time touch training university

  • All pages were found to use defined headings. This is excellent as it allows visitors and search engines to summarize the content of webpages quickly. Correctly defined headings aid accessibility and are particularly important for search engine optimization.

Page headings detail

URLHeadingLevel
www.wlc.ac.uk/Search for a Course:H1
www.wlc.ac.uk/NewsH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/Find a course :H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/Let's keep in touch!H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/Professional CoursesH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/Teacher Training CoursesH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/Putting Learners FirstH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/contactus.aspSearch for a Course:H1
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/contactus.aspOur CollegeH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/contactus.aspCampusesH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/contactus.aspStudent LifeH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/contactus.aspNews and MediaH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/contactus.aspContact UsH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/contactus.aspOur CampusesH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/contactus.aspDepartmentsH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/contactus.aspFeedbackH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/contactus.aspContact us...H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/contactus.aspFollow us...H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/contactus.aspShort & Part Time Course GuideH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/contactus.aspAffordable full-time university level coursesH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/contactus.aspFull Time Course GuideH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspSearch for a Course:H1
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspCoursesH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspCampusesH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspCourse GuidesH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.asp H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspShort & Part Time Course Guide 2014H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.asp H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspEnrolment Guide 2014 -15H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.asp H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspGuide to 24+ LoansH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.asp H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspFull Time Course Guide 2014 -15H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspHigher Education and Professional CoursesH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspSummer Courses Guide 2014H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.asp H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.asp H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspInternational Course Guide 2014-15H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspSupported Learning GuideH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.asp H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.asp H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspEnglish Language Summer School 2013H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspEnglish Courses 2014H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.asp H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.asp H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspLettings Brochure 2012H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspContact us...H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspFollow us...H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspShort & Part Time Course GuideH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspAffordable full-time university level coursesH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/guide.aspFull Time Course GuideH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.aspSearch for a Course:H1
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.aspCoursesH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.aspCampusesH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.aspHow to ApplyH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.aspImportant InformationH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.aspApplying OnlineH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.aspInternational and CELTAH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.aspReference FormH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.aspApplying for any of the following courses?H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.asp H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.aspContact us...H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.aspFollow us...H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.aspShort & Part Time Course GuideH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.aspAffordable full-time university level coursesH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.aspFull Time Course GuideH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/info/apply.aspPlease click here for the answers to our frequently asked questionsH3
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/default.aspSearch for a Course:H1
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/default.aspOur CollegeH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/default.aspCampusesH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/default.aspStudent LifeH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/default.aspNews and MediaH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/default.aspOur CollegeH1
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/default.aspContact us...H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/default.aspFollow us...H2
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/default.aspShort & Part Time Course GuideH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/default.aspAffordable full-time university level coursesH2
www.wlc.ac.uk/college/default.aspFull Time Course GuideH2

Printability10.0

100% of pages are optimized for printing

  • All pages of this website appear to be optimized for printing (using CSS).

Media specific CSS detected

MediaMin widthMax widthCSS file
print--www.wlc.ac.uk/css/print.css?0706134
print--www.wlc.ac.uk/css/print.css

Freshness10.0

Last updated Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • It looks like this website was last updated on Thursday, September 4, 2014. This is good because visitors perceive up-to-date websites as more credible. Websites that are updated regularly are also spidered by search engines more often.
  • To find this information we used the last modified dates reported by this website's server in addition to looking for dates written on each page.

All dates found

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