Report for www.barnsley.ac.uk

Overall7.6

The overall score for this website.

Accessibility8.3

How accessible the website is to mobile and disabled users.

The following tests contribute to this score:

Experience6.3

How satisfying the website is likely to be for users.

Marketing8.7

How well marketed, and popular the website is.

Technology6.1

How well designed and built the website is.

Screenshot of www.barnsley.ac.uk

Nibbler tested a sample of 5 pages from this website at 17:07 on 23 Feb 2021 (GMT).

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Printability0.0

0% of pages are optimised for printing

Images1.7

41% of images have a clearly defined size

No images are being resized by the browser

Mobile3.0

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

Server behaviour5.3

No404 page

YesCompression

Popularity5.3

2,778,877 Most popular website in the world

There has been no mentionable change in this website's popularity recently.

  • This is the 2,778,877 most popular website in the world.
  • Over the past 3 months, this website has experienced no measurable change in popularity.

Source: Alexa

Meta tags6.8

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

Barnsley College

www.barnsley.ac.uk/

Come to Barnsley College and be part of the most successful general further education college in the region. We have over 300 courses to choose from.

  • All pages include at least some metadata, but only 60.0% of pages have a description meta tag. The description meta data is important as it appears on Google's search result pages.
    • 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.

Meta Tags (name attribute)

Page URLNameContent
www.barnsley.ac.uk/viewportwidth=device-width, target-densitydpi=160dpi, initial-scale=1
www.barnsley.ac.uk/google-site-verificationBvYx7CEtbtoc8hpABlUXY8rENkgmq3YlyH4H0bnrdWs
www.barnsley.ac.uk/theme-color#c3122e
www.barnsley.ac.uk/descriptionCome to Barnsley College and be part of the most successful general further education college in the region. We have over 300 courses to choose from.
www.barnsley.ac.uk/twitter:cardsummary_large_image
www.barnsley.ac.uk/twitter:titleBarnsley College
www.barnsley.ac.uk/twitter:descriptionCome to Barnsley College and be part of the most successful general further education college in the region. We have over 300 courses to choose from.
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/viewportwidth=device-width, target-densitydpi=160dpi, initial-scale=1
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/google-site-verificationBvYx7CEtbtoc8hpABlUXY8rENkgmq3YlyH4H0bnrdWs
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/theme-color#c3122e
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/descriptionWe are delighted you are considering Barnsley College Higher Education (HE) as the next step on the journey to your chosen career. Everything we do here puts…
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/twitter:cardsummary_large_image
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/twitter:titleHigher Education | Barnsley College
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/twitter:descriptionWe are delighted you are considering Barnsley College Higher Education (HE) as the next step on the journey to your chosen career. Everything we do here puts our students first and our mission is to…
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/twitter:imagehttps://www.barnsley.ac.uk/app/uploads/2020/09/Advance-HE-Membership-logo_Affiliate-Member-300x179.jpg
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../viewportwidth=device-width, target-densitydpi=160dpi, initial-scale=1
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../google-site-verificationBvYx7CEtbtoc8hpABlUXY8rENkgmq3YlyH4H0bnrdWs
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../theme-color#c3122e
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../descriptionBelow are links to external staff applications. If you have any issues accessing these applications please contact the IT ServiceDesk on 01226 216 111…
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../twitter:cardsummary_large_image
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../twitter:titleStaff Area | Barnsley College
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../twitter:descriptionBelow are links to external staff applications. If you have any issues accessing these applications please contact the IT ServiceDesk on 01226 216 111 Application Portal The Barnsley College…
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/viewportwidth=device-width, target-densitydpi=160dpi, initial-scale=1
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/google-site-verificationBvYx7CEtbtoc8hpABlUXY8rENkgmq3YlyH4H0bnrdWs
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/theme-color#c3122e
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/twitter:cardsummary_large_image
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/twitter:titleAbout Us | Barnsley College
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../viewportwidth=device-width, target-densitydpi=160dpi, initial-scale=1
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../google-site-verificationBvYx7CEtbtoc8hpABlUXY8rENkgmq3YlyH4H0bnrdWs
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../theme-color#c3122e
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../twitter:cardsummary_large_image
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../twitter:titleNews & Events | Barnsley College

Meta Tags (http-equiv attribute)

Page URLNameContent
www.barnsley.ac.uk/X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../X-UA-CompatibleIE=edge

Amount of content8.5

Rendering Chart...

  • This website has an average of 482 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.

Twitter10.0

This website is linked with the Twitter account @barnsleycollege

This website's Twitter account has
9,783 followers

  • This website was found to link the Twitter account Barnsley College (@barnsleycollege).
  • This website's Twitter account has made 8,091 tweets to 9,783 followers.

Source: Twitter

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 behaviour.

Analytics Software Found

Software Name
Google Analytics
Google Tag Manager

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 optimisation.

Page titles

Page titleNotes
No TitleMissing
No TitleMissing
No TitleMissing
No TitleMissing
No TitleMissing

Headings10.0

addy animal apprentices apprenticeship apprenticeships area award barnsley beauty business care career childcare college congratulations construction creative crime design during education engage esol event experts fashion february feels guests hair have health here higher home industry joining justice know latest leavers like logo logobarnsley management music need news professions regional reopening school science section september services shops shropshire staff starts statement students talk teacher training week wellbeing winning workshop your

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

Page headings detail

URLHeadingLevel
www.barnsley.ac.uk/Barnsley College LogoBarnsley College LogoH1
www.barnsley.ac.uk/Your Career Starts HereH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/Shops and ServicesH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/NewsH3
www.barnsley.ac.uk/School LeaversH3
www.barnsley.ac.uk/ApprenticeshipsH3
www.barnsley.ac.uk/Reopening Statement – 23 February 2021H4
www.barnsley.ac.uk/All you need to know about joining us in September 2021H4
www.barnsley.ac.uk/We have an apprenticeship for youH4
www.barnsley.ac.uk/Higher EducationH4
www.barnsley.ac.uk/Creative students engage with industry expertsH5
www.barnsley.ac.uk/College guests talk crime and justiceH5
www.barnsley.ac.uk/Wellbeing workshop for ESOL studentsH5
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Higher EducationH1
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Animal CareH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Art, Design and FashionH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Business and ManagementH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Childcare and Teacher TrainingH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/ConstructionH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Hair and BeautyH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Health, Science and Social Care ProfessionsH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Music and Performing ArtsH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Public ServicesH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/SportH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Latest HE NewsH3
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Higher Education CoursesH3
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/HE LifeH3
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Studying with usH3
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/WelcomeH3
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Reopening Statement – 23 February 2021H4
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Criminology students learn about domestic abuseH4
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Take the next step on your career ladderH4
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Regional skills high on agenda with nationally leading partnershipH4
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/VideosH4
www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Toni AddyH5
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../Staff AreaH1
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../In this sectionH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/About UsH1
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../Latest NewsH1
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../Reopening Statement – 23 February 2021H2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../Creative students engage with industry expertsH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../College guests talk crime and justiceH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../Congratulations to our award winning apprentices in ShropshireH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../Feels Like Home for our ESOL studentsH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../Wellbeing workshop for ESOL studentsH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../Online event for employers during National Apprenticeship Week 2021H2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../Local businesses inspire students during industry weekH2
www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../Barnsley College Principal and Chief Executive elected to CBI regional councilH2

URL format10.0

  • This website uses appropriate web addresses (URLs) throughout. This is excellent and will help search engine placement, usability and the marketability of this website.

Freshness10.0

Last updated February 23, 2021

  • It looks like this website was last updated on Tuesday, 23 February 2021. 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

DateFileSource
23/02/2021www.barnsley.ac.uk/Body text
23/02/2021www.barnsley.ac.uk/higher-education/Body text
06/01/2021www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../Body text
23/02/2021www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../Body text
01/02/2021www.barnsley.ac.uk/about-us/.../Body text

Domain agei

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